The QA Financial Forum is 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.
Speaker: Matthew Crabbe, CEO and Founder – QA Media
In the context of automated testing and continuous app delivery this session will provide insights on how financial companies are achieving Agile at scale and how automation is used in order to achieve reduction in time to market to drive the maturity of testing practices throughout the SDLC.
This session will explore how AI is being applied at the leading edge of voice technologies. Who has succeeded in implementing voice technologies and how have companies ensured those technologies to work effectively? This talk will also explore what technologies customers will be asking for in 2021, and how robust those technologies will have to be.
Financial firms and regulators are increasingly concerned with IT risk management and measuring the "goodness" of software. Is it possible to develop standards that can be applied universally? What is best practice in embedding security and penetration testing in the SDLC? 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 session will focus on how to migrate monolith applications to the Cloud with the confidence of testing as a service. It will also discuss how testing brings confidence in the continuous delivery of the software and ultimately on testers' responsibilities.
DevOps and Agile are keys to better quality assurance and testing. But customer experience should ultimately define success. Our experts will discuss their firms’ approach to deliver better software, faster, and how they benchmark their progress in continuous testing. In particular, how can AI help identify software risk and enable a more holistic view of business process testing? How does microservices technology affect your approach to QA? Ultimately: is it possible to have a single, firm-wide, benchmark for quality?
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. “Shift left testing” has created a strong push in test implementation and helped to overcome challenges faced in the software test life cycle. This presentation provides the opportunity to learn from a product engineering team, how to achieve business agility with continuous testing and innovation. It will focus on how the benefits of faster time to market, reduced effort, higher coverage and quality have been realised. The speaker will also outline plans to continue to mature in terms of investment and adoption of automation technologies and processes.
What does it mean to build a global platform? This session will provide an overview of testing layers, you’ll learn the main problems that can occur when you are designing and maintaining tests and frameworks for the same backend microservices and client applications serving products across different regions. How do you deal with test data, test execution and CI/CD and testability will be covered during this talk.
This talk will explain how insurance companies began their transition to DevOps by completely restructuring its approach to quality assurance - a "lift and shift" strategy would simply not be enough in the era of Open Insurance, based on APIs. This presentation will cover insurances’ approach to test-driven development, benchmarking of code quality, and the company's decisions on quality assurance tools as it moves forward in the public Cloud. Finally: how control and compliance are maintained in a maximum automation environment.
For financial firms, market share is increasingly driven by app quality. And as user devices and APIs proliferate in the era of open banking, the challenge of testing is growing almost daily. Our panellists will discuss functional, performance and load testing as well as the decisions they have made on emulated testing in the Cloud. What is that customers are demanding right now and - critically - what will they be demanding from their apps in 12 months time?
Financial firms need to make important decisions about investing in test environments. How are synthetic data evaluated against data masking? Can companies develop a more efficient corporate-level view of how data is managed? This session will also discuss the benefits of test service virtualization and how a RoI can be defined.