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Our hearts and thoughts remain with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide. In the past months,1point21GWS has been organizing conferences on Virtual platform.

This year Testing Conference 2021 will also be hosted as Virtual live conference
Testing Conference Online-North America would be the largest gatherings of its kind of IT professionals and will bring together some of the top minds in Automation, Agile, Testing, RPA development, coding, Enabling the developer community to discuss future challenges and self-learning.

Join us on September 24, 2021 to have a never before experience with the best minds in Software Testing.

Track 1 - Test Strategy and Leadership
Track 2 - Digital QA and Emerging Technologies


Facts & Figures About The Event

20 Speakers
20 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Track 1 - Test Strategy and Leadership

Track 2 - Digital QA and Emerging Technologies

TestingConf Online - North America
( All time mentioned in New York timezone )

Timezones : New York - 10:50AM, Seattle - 07:50AM, Denver - 08:50AM, Boston - 10:50AM, Toronto - 10:50AM, Chicago - 09:50AM
X Topic Abstract

One of the main criteria to building and implementing successful DevOps pipelines is Continuous Testing based on Test Automation. One of the most overlooked and under planned aspects of developing test automation is designing and architecting the "ecosystem" or Test Automation Framework required to build consistent, scalable test automation that generate repeatable results. In my presentation, I discuss the key ingredients of TAFs including my experience transforming my organization from waterfall to agile to DevOps

Speaker Profile

Over 30 years of Engineering leadership in Software & Systems Development. Steve has a unique blend of early stage companies and large corporations, primarily in the data storage, networking, and systems infrastructure space. He is an accomplished senior technology executive with a proven track record of successfully delivering enterprise class software products to market on time with predictability, generating revenue growth from inception to $250 million in products & services. Steve’s strength is execution and delivery while implementing the appropriate amount of process to build engineering organizations for repetitive success. He is keenly aware of budgets and companies’ financial challenges, so he never loses sight of Customer satisfaction, product quality, and company’s strategic objectives.

While Steve constantly rolls up his sleeves, he enjoys technically leading and inspiring talented people to do great things! He has a passion for excellence, continuous learning, and customer satisfaction for today & tomorrow’s needs. Steve has built and led global teams from 20 people to over 300 people while fostering teamwork, collaboration, innovation, consistency, repeatability, and continuous improvement.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He holds 2 patents in “Instantiating Virtual Appliances” and “Unified Test Automation System”. Steve is also a graduate of Boston Latin School.

Infrastructure, Quality Engineering, Agile Transformations, Process Improvement, DevOps, & Project Management.

Steve Halzel joined Sungard Availability Services as Senior Director of Infrastructure Engineering in 2016. He has led transformations of the engineering organizations and companies that include delivering new product to market, streamlining development operations, driving enterprise class quality while achieving consistency, scalability and sustainable profitability.

Steve is responsible for driving the modernizing and transformation of the legacy infrastructure to a Software Defined Data Center by building consistent, scalable and reusable architectures for SGAS services in both the private and public clouds. He is also driving the delivery of the highest levels of hardware agnostic automation to drive lifecycle, quality, operational efficiency and rapid time-to-delivery, while implementing an end to end agile DevOps practice.

X Topic Abstract

Traditionally, testing and quality assurance activities were left to the end of the software lifecycle, often to be squeezed for time. In the mid-1990s agile teams started to perform such activities earlier in the lifecycle, something called “shifting left.” This significantly improved the quality outcomes of the solutions being produced by the teams. Disciplined Agile (DA) teams take this strategy one step further, realizing that planning and modeling activities are similarly “shifted right” in the life cycle. At the same time, with the advent of DevOps, many teams are evolving away from Scrum’s sprints towards a leaner, more streamlined approach. The implication is that DA teams choose to adopt a more continuous way of working (WoW). This presentation walks through why and how this is done.

Speaker Profile

Scott is the Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute and co-creator of Disciplined Agile. Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit and can be contacted via

X Topic Abstract:

The introduction of Test Automation is not always successful. In this presentation Jan Jaap Cannegieter will share five most common misunderstandings when it comes to Test Automation; the dark side. The different misunderstandings will be explained using examples and experiences. In the second part of the presentation Jan Jaap will show alternative for the dark side, he will describe what it takes to introduce test automation in the right way.

Speaker Profile:

Jan Jaap Cannegieter has over 25 years of experience in ICT, he did assignments in requirements, testing, quality assurance, process improvement, Agile and digitalization. Jan Jaap is Principal Consultant at Squerist, a consultancy company of 100 employees specialized in process management and testing. Within Squerist Jan Jaap is responsible for coaching, knowledge management and product development. Jan Jaap is the well-known author of several articles and books in the Netherlands and is a regular (keynote) speaker on international conferences.

X Topic Abstract:

Unit testing ensures your production code is relevant. But what does ensure your testing code is relevant? Come discover mutation testing and make sure your never forget another assert again.
In the realm of testing, the code coverage metrics is the most often talked about. However, it doesn’t mean that the test has been useful or even that an assert has been coded. Mutation testing is a strategy to make sure that the test code is relevant.
In this talk, I will explain how Code Coverage is computed and what its inherent flaw is. Afterwards, I will describe how Mutation Testing work and how it helps pointing out code that is tested but leave out corner cases. I will also demo PIT, a Java production-grade framework that enables Mutation Testing.

X Topic Abstract:

The Comrades Marathon is the largest and oldest ultra marathon in the world. Every year 20,000 runners line up to subject themselves to 90 (very hilly) kilometres of pain, anguish and mental torture - a lot like agile transformations. Whilst the Amazons and Googles seem to have agility built into their DNA, most of us are like the 'average runner' battling through to finish Comrades in the final hour before cut-off. The presentation uses statistical analysis and stories from the Comrades Marathon to refute several agile misconceptions; demonstrates how the Comrades Marathon applies to the Agile Manifesto (and how this practically applies back to enterprise agile transformations); and finally 'proves' that anyone can run the Comrades Marathon (and therefore any organisation can have a successful enterprise agile transformation!). Enterprise agile transformations are a lot of hard work. This is a talk for those of us for whom agility does not come naturally - from a runner who has battled through 10 Comrades Marathons and spent 3 years battling away on the front line of a major enterprise agile transformation.
Learning Outcomes The talk combines statistical analysis and inspirational stories from the Comrades Marathon to provide humorous, practical and appropriate insights that relate to your enterprise agile transformation. Real data, anecdotes and photos are used to illustrate each point.
* Agile fables versus practical facts
* The importance of getting the pace of change just right
* The importance of goals to drive the transformation journey
* Conquering the most difficult aspects of agile transformations
* The role of leadership in agile transformations

Speaker Profile:

Enterprise Agile Coach at Standard Bank (Largest bank in Africa)
Stuart Mann is a reformed waterfall guy who is now a passionate Agile Coach. He is a father (two girls), husband (one wife) and a trainee feminist. In his spare time, Stuart is a compulsive marathon runner having run over 240 marathons and ultra marathons. He is a prodigious writer with a popular blog (, monthly column in South Africa’s largest running publication (Modern Athlete) and a regular contributor of athletics articles to Stuart’s lifetime ambition is to secure a beer sponsor.
Stuart is a frequent presenter at local and international conferences where he typically provides a different perspective on traditional topics. If you’d like to connect with Stuart you can do so on LinkedIn or Twitter (work profile @StuartDMann & running profile @runningmann100)

X Topic Abstract:

During this talk, I will talk about different types of testing leaders and what skills are required to be an effective Testing leader in the changing world of Agile and DevOps. What are the different opportunities to contribute and what is the path toward Servant leadership in Testing domain.

Speaker Profile:

Over 13 years of diverse techno-functional experience at HSBC, Capgemini (Morgan Stanley) and Fiserv as a Project Manager/Organizational Change Agent at both onsite (US, Costa Rica) and offshore (Pune, Noida) locations. Extensive experience in Software Delivery and consulting, Process Optimizations & Simplification, Agile coaching & implementation, organizational culture change and DevOps tools implementation and management. Proven skills in leading organization wide initiatives to bring cultural and technological transformations to bring agility in deliveries and accelerate time to market. A test evangelist with proven track record of test process optimization, automation ROI and agile scrum coaching.

X Topic Abstract:

When thinking about tests against code, have you "done enough?" How do you know that the code is covered appropriately, that odd bugs aren't going to crop up? Did you cover all the use cases and what if someone changes the code down-the-road?

This session is about the unit and integration tests that a developer writes to test their code immediately, not about higher-level tests that are written by a QA individual or department.

This session will examine the code and tests holistically against the various lifecycle stages of code and how the testing needs to adjust:

* Define Inputs and Outputs
* Write Initial Test Coverage
* Handling Bug Coverage
* Refactoring
* Abstraction
* Future Work (how are tests affected?)

Speaker Profile:

Senior Solutions Developer with Leading EDJE: Husband, father, and programmer.

My focus is on front-end development:

* JavaScript
* AngularJS and Angular
* React
* Ionic

X Topic Abstract:

This talk focuses on the importance of automation in deploying and managing large scale Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service on private cloud implementations via CI/CD. Also it focuses on, how agile helps teams stay focused on reaching the goal of offering seamless container ecosystem for running thousands of applications at scale with zero downtime in DevOps world.

Speaker Profile:

Karun Chennuri, is a Principal Engineer, who currently leads Security Operations efforts for Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes teams within T-Mobile. He is a Software Developer with Security Expertise and has about 14 years of experience handling various assignments dealing in PaaS, Cloud Security, Security Solution integration/Architecture, Product security development. Delivered in the past, Keynote on Chaos Engineering at CF Summit and SpringOne Conferences. He loves coding and loves contributing to open source.

X Topic Abstract:

Testers on Agile teams often find themselves doing everything they can to keep up with the demand for increasing velocity. There is rarely time to take a step back and identify process changes to make to increase software quality and find ways for the entire team to contribute without distracting from delivering new features
This presentation makes simple suggestions to solve typical Scrum team problems that can have devastating impact on our ability to test and release high-quality software, sprint after sprint. From sprint planning and story definition to test design and defect management, the entire lifecycle is a target for improvement and efficient execution. Let Paul share some hard-earned lessons proven to address some common challenges.

1) Ideas for story and acceptance criteria definition which lead to more accurate implementation.
2) Simple thoughts around test case design.
3) Defect management to avoid an overwhelming backlog of technical debt.

Speaker Profile:

Paul Herzog is a Group Product Manager at Devbridge in Chicago. He has over 20 years of experience in backlog elaboration and refinement, business analysis, software quality assurance and Agile planning as a Scrum Master. His engineering career has taken him through projects in a wide variety of industries, from telecom to dental scanners to slot machines. He is passionate about building out Devbridge’s delivery teams and clients alike in adopting intelligent methods for successful Agile project delivery. Paul holds a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, and lives in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

X Topic Abstract:

Problem aka Why :
We were observing in some of our scrum teams that the software bugs were getting caught very late during the final integration cycles. This was creating effort wastages and release delays.

How :
As the DevOps leader for the business unit I have worked with engineering leaders to create and implement a shift left testing approach.

What :
Product backlog grooming sessions, test mindmap reviews (aka test huddles) before the beginning of the sprints helped us to cut down the requirement bugs. We have enhanced our unit testing practice and implemented SonarQube gatings to capture early quality issues before the code is being integrated. Fully integrated pipelines with zero-touch deploy capabilities with the help of test automation helped us to bring down the defect mountains during the final convergence cycles.

This structured talk is about change management, culture creation, tool stacks, and practices.

Speaker Profile:

X Topic Abstract:

In 2019, I helped 100+ teams analyze performance and architectural issues in their distributed applications. In this session, I present the common patterns such as N+1 Call & Query, Payload Flood, Too Granular, Tight Coupling, Bad Timeouts/Retries/Backoff, and Inefficient Dependencies. I teach you how you can detect these patterns yourself fully automated in your CI/CD pipeline using the CNCF project Keptn and its SLI/SLO based Quality Gate approach.

Speaker Profile:

Andreas Grabner (@grabnerandi) has 20+ years of experience as a software developer, tester and architect and is an advocate for high-performing cloud scale applications. He is a regular contributor to the DevOps community, a frequent speaker at technology conferences and regularly publishes articles on In his spare time you can most likely find him on one of the salsa dancefloors of the world!

X Topic Abstract:

The benefits of automation tooling for testing and other parts of the process is well known but many people forget that 80% of legacy data resides on mainframes and other legacy systems. This makes automating and building a complete process much harder. In this workshop attendees will create a mindmap to explain ways to help make automation work even in cases with legacy systems.

Speaker Profile:

Product Leader with experience in DevOps and a passion for understanding user needs and translating them into products and collateral. Spent many users working with different types of automation and testing tools across various industries.

X Topic Abstract:

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Speaker Profile:

Evgeny Tkachenko has more than ten years of experience in test management, automation testing, and release management, mainly on complex projects in the telecommunication, financial, and online entertainment industries. Previously his experience as a QE Manager in Russia’s most important technology center gave Evgeny a unique perspective in test process development. Now at Wayfair, he applies his experience and expertise to do whatever is required to deliver the highest quality product possible. Evgeny is a frequent speaker at QA/Dev/Agile conferences in the US and Europe, and an author for international test and QA publications.

X Topic Abstract:

Max will outline these issues, how to avoid them, and better patterns to use. Actual code examples from problems encountered, and the fixes implemented will be shown and discussed, covering multiple languages and patterns. He'll discuss how to transform your tests to be more effective, using patterns like Arrange Act Assert, and not relying solely on Selenium to exercise the system.

Speaker Profile:

Max Saperstone has been working as a Software and Test Engineer for almost fifteen years. He is a Technical Sales Consulting Manager at Steampunk, where he works as a DevOps and Test strategist and architect. Max's focus is on Test Automation and Continuous Testing, with the goal of having organizations understand their application’s quality as rapidly as possible. He specializes in open source tools, including Selenium, Postman, JMeter, Cucumber, and Chef. He has released several open source testing frameworks in the past, and is currently working on a new one, FAST (Framework for Appium and Selenium Testing). Max can often be found speaking at meetups and conferences about testing, hanging around local brewpubs, or off lost in the woods enjoying nature.

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Our Speakers

Ross Smith

Modern Workplace Supportability Engineering Leader


Mike Lyles

International keynote speaker, Director of QA and Project Management and Author


Steve Halzel

Senior Director Engineering

Sungard availability Services

Baiju Joseph Thalupadath

Head Of TechOps, Yahoo Business


Bob Fornal

Senior Solutions Developer

Leading EDJE, Inc.

Parish Sharma

Agile Coach and Testing Manager


Andreas Grabner

DevOps Activist & DevRel


Jan Jaap Cannegieter

Principal Consultant


Karun Kumar Chennuri

Principal Software Engineer

T-Mobile USA Inc

Martin Bakal

Product Director & Evangelist


Kate Conway

QA Manager

Atlassian (Trello)

Jose Francisco Valiente

Growth Platform Offering Manager


Evgeny Tkachenko

QE Manager


Scott Ambler

Vice President and Chief Scientist, Disciplined Agile

Project Management Institute

Santosh Shanbhag

Director of Architecture

Financial Services Company in Dallas

Max Saperstone


Stuart Mann

Lean Agile Coach

Standard Bank Group

Paul Herzog

Group Product Manager


Nicolas Fränkel

Developer Advocate


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Early Bird
USD 249 Till August 24, 2021
Group Of 3 or more
USD 299 Till September 24, 2021
Individual (Standard)
USD 399 Till September 24, 2021

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Who can attend TestingConf Online ?

TestingConf 2021 is open to anyone who has an interest in Agile, Automation Testing, Automation Frameworks or any related field. We will share the WebEx link after you have registered.

Why to attend TestingConf Online ?

Following are the three key questions you and your testing organization or testing department and testing center of excellence should be solving for now: How do we as testers and testing company evolve and thrive in SMAC & IoT world?
From tooling to skilling and from strategies to fundamental values what needs to change and how? What are solutions and services available in market which I can leverage? TestingConf 2021 is an attempt to seek and share answers to these basic questions.

What will you learn about?

Learn latest techniques and skills required to test disruptive technologies from industry stalwarts themselves Latest trends, concepts, processes and tools for testing in SMAC & IoT Recognize, understand and acknowledge challenges in testing emerging technologies. Meet and network with fellow testing experts from leading companies.Learn how to adapt and adopt these changes quickly and swiftly within a team and also across the enterprise.

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?

Best practices while attending online conference:

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Should be at a quiet place while taking your session.
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Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.