Introducing the QA Financial Forum Stockholm a unique conference for Heads of QA, testing, software engineering, DevOps, operational risk, and IT risk management. The Forum discusses the key issues facing banks, trading platforms and insurance companies as they seek to implement new technologies in software automation. A key focus is how financial firms benchmark software quality, especially as regulators increase their scrutiny of IT risk management.
A versatile, innovative, strong analytical skill with over 16 years’ experience in information technology in Quality Assurance across diverse functions including: TCOE Implementation, Test Management, Project/Program Management, Non functional testing, Delivery and Non-linear Initiatives, IT consulting and Vendor Management. Possess hands-on experience in Consulting/Pre-sales and managing E2E testing engagements, TCoE and Shared Test Organization set-up, and Core Banking implementation. Experienced in working on major Banking IT projects & Exchange IT Projects and a proven track record of building, managing and developing testing teams both onsite & offshore. Skilled in managing outsource test suppliers located in India, Australia, UK, Germany, Thailand, Singapore and Sweden, building cross cultural test teams. Instrumental in providing thought leadership in the strategic planning of testing by adopting & applying test methodologies. Expert in implementing test strategies across test program for Functional/Regression, Nonfunctional, Devops test and Operational testing. Proven expertise in driving productivity optimization, played roles spanning from test conceptualization, test design to implementation, automation & non functional test consulting.
With 25 years in the industry, Jimmy has experience in various markets and industries. That background gives him a solid foundation to always look forward and improve the current state. Working in the IT Strategy team, he is responsible for the technology roadmap, tooling and principles. Jimmy believes that building software should be cost-effective, fun and bring business value, at a high pace.
Sameswar is a practiced and professional Enterprise Quality engineering - Leader/ Architect/ Automation Specialist with 11+ years of experience that includes his 7 Years of experience in Nordics & Baltics markets. He works strategically and same time he also actively support different teams to implementing IT methodology & best practices to achieve Continuous Delivery(DevOps). He drives strategic initiatives to reduce time to market, increase quality and expand test automation across the organisation. He possess expertise in providing technical guidance in topics like CI/CD & Quality assurance to product owners, Tech Managers and software engineers. He believes that building products/ features must have a customer centric design, loosely coupled architecture and built-in quality, at a high pace.
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Speaker: Matthew Crabbe, CEO and Founder – QA Media
Speaker: Sudeepta Guchhait, Director - QA, Test Manager & Tools Architecture - Nasdaq
With the ever-growing speed with which software must go to market and the number of platforms it must support, it’s imperative to have a solid test framework allowing faster test development, holistic coverage and minimal maintenance. “Shift left testing” has created a strong push in test implementation and helped to overcome challenges faced in the software test life cycle. Sudeepta at Nasdaq provides the opportunity to learn from a product engineering team, how to achieve business agility with continuous testing and innovation. He will share how the benefits of faster time to market, reduced effort, higher coverage and quality have been realised. The presentation will also outline plans to continue to mature in terms of investment and adoption of automation technologies and processes.
Speaker: Jimmy Falkbjer, Principal Software Architect - Resurs Bank
Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) is now possible but not necessarily easy. Our keynote speaker, Jimmy Falkbjer, will discuss the key drivers for reaching a seamless path from code to production. He will talk about Resurs Bank's journey from manual to automated testing, and how it is moving away from monoliths to containerizaton and microservices.
In the context of automated testing and continuous app delivery, companies can often underestimate the importance of data management. This presentation will discuss key factors that determine the ROI of investing in data environments, including - at the micro level - the choice between hidden and synthetic data and - at the macro level - the opportunity to fully integrate data management with the company's data management. The impact of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) by the Basel Committee on the requirements for testing trading and risk systems will also be addressed.
Sameswar Khuntia, Lead Continuous Delivery & Test Architect - Swedbank
Johan Anden, Engineering Manager & QA Tech Lead - Nordnet Bank
DevOps and Agile are widely recognised as keys to better quality assurance and testing, but one size does not fit all. Our experts will share the successes, challenges and obstacles on their DevOps journeys.
Better UX is the key to winning market share. This panel session will cover testing options including traditional mobile app testing farms as well as cloud-based cross-browser testing farms. It will cover test automation stabilisation for the dynamic mobile landscape across a plethora of test frameworks — including Appium, Espresso, and XCUITest — as well as other platforms. We will also cover best practices for mixing real devices and virtual platforms, in addition to real environment conditions. Mindful of planned EU legislation, we will also discuss accessibility testing technologies for customers with handicaps.
As financial firms increase their reliance on software-based digital capabilities, they have big decisions to make about how they manage software risk and compliance requirements. This is especially true of decisions around the out-sourcing of code development and testing and also the use of open-source and third-party components. This panel will discuss embedding regulatory compliance into outsourcing decisions, how to bench-mark code quality, security and risk, and consider new models for managing off-shoring.
What is best practice in embedding security and penetration testing in the SDLC? And, as the move to the Cloud continues, how can firms create an enterprise view of data management that incorporates their investment in test environments? In particular, this session will discuss the potential and limitations of a DevSecOps framework, and identify which controls firms should be putting into place to position themselves to develop a mature and robust security framework.
This closing session will detail how by using the power of AI and machine learning, we can develop a cognitive bank. It will explain how by combining machine and human intelligence with data, banks have been able to develop products that offer higher quality UX for customers.