QA Vector® Research, in partnership with Eggplant, conducted in-depth research during Q1, 2020 among CTOs, Heads of QA and Heads of DevOps and their direct reports, at major financial firms in Europe and North America. The challenge is how they manage the sometimes conflicting demands of increasing frequency of software releases, the objective of continuous testing and the increasing emphasis on quality benchmarking. You will hear more detail from the research, from senior industry practitioners and software experts on how these challenges emerge and best practice for solutions.
Antony is a proven product and technology leader with extensive experience in enterprise software and mobile computing. Prior to Eggplant, Antony served as CTO of The Global Draw Group—a leading supplier of networked gaming products, which includes subsidiaries Barcrest and Games Media. Antony also served as a member of the Executive Team and EVP of Ecosystem and Technical Services at mobile operating system specialist Symbian. While at Symbian, Antony was a founder of the Symbian open-source foundation. Prior to this, Antony held a position with IBM Research in New York, where he made several contributions to the development of the Linux kernel, with a particular focus on security.
Justyn Trenner is Corporate Development Director of QA Media and responsible for the QA Vector research offerings. Prior to joining QA Media, Justyn built ClientKnowledge, a financial services research and advisory business, providing a range of market research, strategic and business development advice and quantitative trading solutions. Several leading banks developed their global markets and e-commerce strategy based upon this advice, while several regional banks based their automated pricing, real-time analytics and risk management on the innovative solutions. Justyn sold the business to ICAP plc in 2012 where his executive responsibilities included the build of hosted trading software solutions and also corporate acquisitions and development. After completing his earn-out, he has advised a range of financial technology startups and banks on strategy, corporate development and technology strategy.
Greg is leading Software Engineering Teams in Direct Line Group. He is responsible for strategy and practices, tooling and ways of working. His experience and knowledge help to align Software Engineers and Business Stakeholders on the Customer-focused outcomes. His mission is to enable Direct Line to build secure, performant and cost-effective software at a high pace.
Antony Edwards, COO - Eggplant
Greg Gigon, Head of Software Engineering - Direct Line
Justyn Trenner, Director QA Media and Head of QA Vector Research - QA Media
QA Vector® Research, in partnership with Eggplant, conducted in-depth research during Q1, 2020 among CTOs, Heads of QA and Heads of DevOps and their direct reports, at major financial firms in Europe and North America. The challenge is how they manage the sometimes conflicting demands of increasing frequency of software releases, the objective of continuous testing and the increasing emphasis on quality benchmarking.
Antony Edwards and Justyn Trenner discuss the research findings and how financial firms are responding to the need to release quality software more frequently. Antony then describes Eggplant’s solutions to the practical challenge of creating great customer experiences at DevOps speed. He also discusses those challenges with industry specialist, Greg Gigon, of Direct Line, the leading online insurer.