The Chief Quality Officers Network
November 15th 2022 at the Olympic Club of San Francisco
12.00 noon to 3.30 pm (including lunch)
The Future of Software Test Automation
Increasing velocity with AI and machine learning
QA Financial's Chief Quality Officers Network will meet on November 15th at the Olympic Club of San Francisco for a lunchtime presentation and discussion meeting.
QA Financial is producing this event in partnership with Qualitest and Sauce Labs.
There is no charge for attending this meeting - simply complete your registration form by clicking on the "Registration" tab above.
While the CQO Network is free to attend, because of the relatively small size of these meetings (around 15-20 guests) invitations are restricted to software development executives working at recognised financial firms.
The meeting will offer some practical new ideas on risk-based testing and the business case for new technologies.
And we hope you will also enjoy discussing those ideas with new contacts working at leading financial firms in the San Francisco area, in a relaxed and un-crowded venue.
The objective of software development and quality management is no longer to "automate everything". That is now seen as an inefficient approach to automation and shifting left, especially at large financial firms, where hundreds of apps may be in production at any time.
The approach has to be risk-based, with autonomous decisions - based on the latest AI and machine learning technologies - embedded in your processes.
We will discuss exactly how autonomous, "zero touch" and "self healing" automation works in practice, with presentations from our technology partners Qualitest and Sauce Labs, and round-table discussion involving all delegates. We will also be featuring case studies presented by experts from financial firms.
About the CQO Network
QA Financial's CQO Network is designed to recognise the growing role of heads of quality assurance and engineering in enterprise digital risk management at banks and other financial firms.
As these firms transition to enterprise management of software delivery - incorporating the opportunities of Cloud, DevOps and machine learning technologies - the CQO is increasingly charged with delivering the business case for change.
The CQO Network is therefore designed as a high-level forum that connects the details of digital transformation with the "big picture" of technology and regulatory change, and indeed how financial firms are managed in the new digital era.
John Patrick Kelly is Chief Strategy Officer at Sauce Labs and is responsible for corporate vision, M&A strategy, advanced R&D, and technology partnerships. Previous roles in the industry include CEO of an AI/ML startup in finance, VP of Engineering at Neustar, and multiple product, engineering and R&D leadership roles at Symantec and Veritas. Prior to tech, John was a professor of philosophy.
Senthil is the Global Head of Strategy for Qualitest, a Modern Quality Engineering company. He comes with over 2 decades of experience working for Tier 1 companies and has led Quality Engineering Transformation, creation of NextGen Solutions and co-innovation with strategic partners across North America, UK, Australia and India. Having worked in various technical capacities across multiple industry sectors, he is a firm believer of coupling domain centric solutions with technology to solve customer problems.
• Senthil Ayyappan, Global Head of Strategy & Customer Success, Qualitest
• John Kelly, Chief Strategy Officer, Sauce Labs
Is your testing slowing you down your DevOps transformation journey? Has your test automation program become a white elephant, costing your firm significant time and money without clear results in terms of improved velocity? You are not alone!
In this presentation, our speakers from Qualitest and Sauce Labs will discuss the modern testing approaches required for testing modern software.
To ship modern applications faster, the testing paradigm has shifted from “automate everything” to “focus on the customer journeys”.
We'll be explaining how real-time customer analytics together with AI and machine learning can help prioritize the tests that will identify critical defects early.
And we'll be showing you how this approach - when complemented by a self-healing automation framework for CI/CD covering functional and non-functional validation - can accelerate product releases by 25% to 40%.