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QA Financial Forum London 2018

21st February 2018
08:00am - 06:00pm BST

QA Financial Forum London 2018

The leading conference for software quality assurance and IT risk management professionals

Our agenda features speakers from leading banks, insurance companies and asset managers as well as exchanges and payments platforms.


The QA Financial Forum London has become established as the leading conference for software quality assurance and IT risk management professionals. Our agenda features speakers from leading banks, insurance companies and asset managers as well as exchanges and payments platforms. Presentations are made and discussed under the Chatham House Rule, with the objective of sharing firms’ experience of IT change management.Click below to see the highlights from the 2018 QA Financial Forum


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FIS provides the technology solutions and services that empower the financial world. We help more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries address their banking and payment challenges. See us at the QA Forum to discover how our payment test solutions enable you to quickly and confidently confirm that your systems meet your requirements.
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Launched in 2009, Hexawise is an enterprise SaaS firm focused on helping large companies use smarter approaches to test their software systems. Teams using Hexawise get to market faster with higher quality products. Hexawise is a full-service company providing an online test design tool, expert test design consultants, instructor-led training, and unmatched customer support. We are the world’s leading firm in our niche market and have a growing client base of highly-satisfied customers.
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Parasoft helps organizations perfect today’s highly-connected applications by automating time-consuming testing tasks and providing management with intelligent analytics necessary to focus on what matters. Parasoft’s technologies reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software, by integrating static and runtime analysis; unit, functional, and API testing; and service virtualization. With developer testing tools, manager reporting/analytics, and executive dashboarding, Parasoft supports software organizations with the innovative tools they need to successfully develop and deploy applications in the embedded, enterprise, and IoT markets, all while enabling today’s most strategic development initiatives — agile, continuous testing, DevOps, and security.
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Perfecto is a cloud-based platform for web, mobile and IoT software testing, empowering enterprises with the tools needed to deliver better digital experiences. Perfecto’s users can automate continuous testing throughout the DevOps cycle, using a test lab comprised of real browsers, smart phones and devices under real end-user conditions. More than 2,500 customers, including the top global enterprises across the banking, retail, telecommunications, hospitality and media industries rely on Perfecto to help meet user expectations, boost brand reputations, and establish loyal customers. For more information about Perfecto, visit, join our community.
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QASymphony accelerates digital transformation with software testing solutions that help enterprises prioritize quality, develop reliable software and increase speed to market. The qTest Platform streamlines software testing in agile and DevOps environments and centralizes testing efforts across the enterprise. By taking a strategic approach to quality, QASymphony enables enterprises to develop higher-quality software, faster, to better support new business models and customer experiences.
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Zephyr provides the world’s most widely used test management software, powering more than 17,000 companies across 100 countries, and leading a global transformation to DevOps and Continuous Testing Agility. Driven by an agile company credo –to help organizations spend less time testing and more time building– Zephyr launched the first testing solution natively inside Jira nearly a decade ago. Today, product and IT teams of all sizes trust Zephyr end-to-end product solutions to keep pace with accelerating software delivery lifecycles.
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Speaker Presentation

  • Quality Assurance and IT Risk Management at Deutsche Bank

    In recent years, Deutsche Bank has placed increasing emphasis on growing its digital ecosystem. Michael will detail how Deutsche Bank is managing IT risk through process standardization and efficient governance. He will talk about Deutsche Bank’s QA and Testing transformation journey, with a focus on regulatory compliance.

  • Schroders’ Enterprise Agile Transformation: The Evolution of Test Services to a Quality Assurance Practice

    A case study in managing change. Over the past three years, Schroders has completed what is arguably the most far-reaching Agile transformation of any financial firm. Based in Singapore, Melinda is global lead of quality assurance at Schroders, one of the world’s largest asset managers. In this keynote presentation she will detail the changes that Schroders has made in its testing process, and the critical role of DevOps in software quality assurance.

  • Taming The Legacy Dragon: The First Step on a DevOps Transformation Journey for a 20th Century Payments Infrastructure

    Financial firms can extract the maximum leverage from automation by applying it to legacy systems. This presentation will focus on how this works for core banking systems, and for payment platforms. As far back as the 1980s, Jim worked on one of the first commercial-off-the-shelf payment platforms – one which is still deployed around the world, processing billions of transactions each month. Working with platforms such as this, Jim realised that increased processing hours and contracting release cycles were creating unsustainable pressure on the testing of legacy systems. But there is way to de-risk legacy platform change.

  • Transformation from Waterfall to Agile in Equity Derivatives Trading: A Case Study on MIFID II

    In the transformation to Agile, investment banks face the challenge of how they best embed regulatory compliance in the software development lifecycle, and how they identify those apps that prudential regulators consider critical to the firm and to the financial system. The challenge is heightened in the case of derivatives dealing. Using MIFID II as a case study, Mihai will take you through UBS’s journey from Waterfall to Agile in equity derivatives trading, including the use of automation technologies and the challenges surrounding off-shoring and test data provisioning.

  • Striking the Right Automation Balance on Quality Assurance – Speed vs. Risk

    Digitisation has spurred the need for speed and given birth to the adoption of DevOps and cloud-based operational models.. Application modernisation initiatives are being fuelled by digitisation and are driving some of the biggest architectural changes in the IT landscape today. While moving from 3-tier architectures to cloud-native and micro-services architectures can cause major shifts in security postures and compliance requirements, we’ve observed even minor software patch updates and version changes are no less risky. How can you make infrastructure or software updates less risky while staying compliant to financial services regulations, all while having a foot on the accelerator? Join Shashi to learn how the concept of cloud sandboxes and environments-as-a-service can help strike the right balance between speed and quality, all the while evolving your quality assurance practices to accommodate Cloud and DevOps. The session will share examples of Fortune 500 FiServ customer case studies.

  • Regulatory Compliance and a Plethora of Systems: The £5bn Test

    The Banking Reform Act (Ring Fencing) has made it necessary for Barclays to create a new UK legal entity, complete with a Treasury function with the trading capability to both fund the business and manage risk. This required work across more than one hundred IT systems and multiple business units. But how to test such a thing when faced with a plethora of disparate test environments and a high degree of configuration? In production. Carefully. Join Iain as he explores the challenges inherent in testing in a production environment, the controls necessary to safely do so, and lessons learned that will be applied to the standup of the next entity: the Brexit bank.

  • Testing Event-Driven Platforms for Trading Automation

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s trading platform transacts around $1 trillion annually. Fabian will explain how the firm addresses the challenge of creating high-performance, event-driven systems that make decisions in real-time using non-trivial algorithms. He will look at an application design that helps to separate different parts of decision-making logic into maintainable units, avoid data race conditions and allow for data replay for debugging or state recovery. Also: how to test such systems and how to cover some practical problems that arise when a large number of events pass through the system. We will also see how this pattern is applied in real trading application with some real code examples.

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