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Overview of the event

We recently wrapped up 2018 as the year of digital quality. We talked about how digital transformation is going to bring even more drastic shifts in how we do software delivery. And how your organization needs to brace up to bring agile models to work in order to release higher quality software faster through automated testing.

A key trend that will sweep over to bring economies of scale, speed and intelligence will be automated testing followed by AI. We've seen a massive movement from manual to automation in the last couple of years, as manual could not handle this scale of change. Manual testing matrices are too big to approximate manually, take a long time, and are very complex to handle for applications like Uber, Snapchat, and Twitter that are scaling at the speed of light.

Manual testing might not be able to meet the demand of a plethora of web browsers, devices, operating systems, screen resolutions, and responsive designs. And to deliver quality at the speed of digital, there will be a need to bring in the right automated testing initiatives. But automation is vast and there are several nuances to it. Which nuances will be more pronounced in 2019?

Test Automation Strategy Day will help you get industry best practices in Test Automation and the latest tools and techniques to achieve it.

Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
50 Tickets

Our Past Speakers

Julie Wilson

Agile Coach


Mirco Hering

Managing Director


Guy Gershoni

Head Of Engineering


Tim Barker

Senior Test Engineer


Thomas Hadorn

Managing Director


Abhijit Khan

Practice Lead

Cognizant Technology Solutions Australia

Avishek Pal

Quality and Assurance Engineer

Cognizant Technology Solutions Australia

Reuben Korngold

National Leader-Technical Testing


Kanika Pandey

Regional Director


Ashish Tiwari

Consulting Architect | Digital | Strategy | Enterprise DevOps | Leadership & Management


Fabian Iannarella

DevOps Capability Practice Lead


Srinivasa Avinash Kesanam

Senior DevOps Consultant


Gautam Nadkarni

Sr. Delivery Partner - Environments and DevOps Services | Director - Cloud Services


Helen Snitkovsky

Director | Enterprise Agile coach | CTO | Lean Agile DevOps

MH Solutions Pty Ltd

Amir Rozenberg

Director of Product Management

Sauce Labs

Conference Schedule

Test Automation Strategy Day, Melbourne

X Topic Abstract

Adoption of serverless technology is surely growing, with emerging product companies who built on top of it. Serverless is a new paradigm in which we need to neither administer nor scale the servers that run our code. The promise is that much less operations work is needed to deliver value to customers.
- Replicate conditions on your serverless cloud provider in the development and test environments. (AWS)
- Use a framework to manage code deployment (GitLab)
- Securely store cloud keys and other secrets (AWS Secret Manager, KMS)
- Automated testing remains a key part of the workflow. (Codeception)
- Embrace polyglot programming (Python, JS, Java etc…)
- Keep validation of the codebase (CI) separate from delivery (CD)

Speaker Profile

Experienced technology leader and entrepreneur with corporate, start up and financial industry experience across a 20 years career.

A successful practitioner in the digital and technology domain and extensive experience in solution definition, architecture and implementation across private and public scenarios.

Strong experience across government and commercial organisations and a deep focus on the importance of information access and analysis to enable business efficiency and effectiveness.

X Topic Abstract

In Today's Agile Delivery world- where it takes time to develop and deliver the GUI components of Software - its better to have early start of the testing cycle in APIs and micro-services.
It is better to test APIs via Automation Tool in iterative cycle before the UI gets developed. Feature Teams in Delivery model develop micro services apis which are exposed to the testing team - these apis can be tested via industry standard tools like Postman, Tosca, Open Source Tools like Rest Assured in order to give quick results that be interpreted before the UI component gets delivered for test.
Demonstration of the Rest Assured as well Tosca.

Speaker profile

Senior Test Automation Consultant
Anup has been in IT Industry for more than 12 years and specialising in Automation Testing which includes Open Source and Licensed Tools. Being joined in Infosys (India's one of the largest IT Companies) he has travelled and delivered to clients from different countries (UK, Ghana, Dubai, Hongkong) and finally he moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2014 and worked under IT Consulting companies delivering to the fast paced changing IT culture with minimum time to market; he has delivered to largest Telecom Companies in Australia (nbnco, Telstra) working among high performance teams. Though his experience has been mostly in adapting to Open Source tool with End to End Automation delivery, He is certified in Tosca (leading industry Automation Tool) specializing in DevOps model making most out of the quick adaptability of Agile methodologies

X Topic Abstract

Being sceptical about buzzwords like "Left-shift, "Automation-first", "Test-driven development", and having been through Agile Transformation journeys in the American, Indian and Australian contexts, I'm happy to report that there is a light at the end of this tunnel. I've witnessed the ultimate High Performing Team in action. Let's discuss a concise summary of what you can do to make sure your Automation Strategy produces results.

Speaker Profile

Core Developer turned SDET (Software Developer Engineer in Test). Visual C++ to Tosca. Currently mastering API Test Automation. If there are missing pieces in the Agile Automation journey, will design and code them in - Frameworks, Plugins, Metrics-collectors and Dashboards. Career spans a spectrum of domains - Market Research at Nielsen, Antivirus at Symantec, Postal Services at Capgemini and Finance with Toll. In a parallel universe, would pick User Experience Research for a career, but continue "automation" of the garden sprinklers.

X Topic Abstract

The talk will be about various ways testers can effectively test the software for IoT devices and other hardware, and also to what level can automation be achieved.

Speaker Profile

Ruchika has over 12 years of experience in Software Testing. She has worked in various industries like Telecommunications and Finance, currently working as Senior Test analyst at Intelematics Australia, on Telematics and IoT based software. She has completed her Masters degree in Computer Science from Gurukul University in India and is ISTQB – Certified Test Manager from ANZTB, and also a Certified Scrum Master.

Ruchika is very passionate about Quality and loves exploring new techniques to ensure that a good Quality outcome is delivered. She enjoys automating of manual process where possible, and learn new programming languages in the process

X Topic Abstract

"Almost two years ago, we decided to implement an automation-first approach in the largest transformation program at Toll Group, driven by the need and desire to effectively accelerate testing and contribute to the reduction of the overall project life cycle.
In this presentation, the audience will learn about what automation-first means to us, how we are using this approach to automate progression testing and enable continues testing and our implementation journey. It will also highlight the importance of having the right approach to make your automation journey a success.

Most importantly, it is an opportunity to share what we have learned so far:
- The good - wins, results (e.g. 80% tests automated, 83% defects found earlier), what has worked for us
- The bad - difficulties/challenges and how we have overcome them - what hasn't worked for us
- The ugly - what to avoid at all cost

This approach is being used for the testing of new interfaces which involves new SOAP and REST APIs."

Speaker profile

- Abdiel is a software engineer, design enthusiast and quality activist that specialises in continuous testing and transformation. Abdiel has 13+ years of experience in IT consulting and software quality assurance helping organisation adopt new ways of working to accelerate testing, improve quality and reduce cost.
Abdiel loves all types of design, watching indie films and reading (or listening to podcasts) about history and science.

X Topic Abstract

Agile delivery model has brought with itself a plethora of changes on how traditional QA metrics are handled. Standard Testing metrics on test design and execution productivity including Defect rosters are considered merely an outlaw these days. "Guided Analytic" dashboards like Qlikview, Tableau combined with Predictive capabilities and Custumizable tools including the likes of ALM Octane have taken precedence in the current day QA agile world.
Continuous Integration, Release Level Regression (RLR), Automated Unit Testing, Test Driven Development (TDD) have taken over the traditional Functional, System, System Integration types of testing. Although the focus was and is to perform ‘Black Box Testing’, this new direction in test strategies brought about a change in the way of measuring testing metrics. Software testing metrics often is overlooked with the Dev-QA collaborative work style of agile projects. Burndown chart, Velocity, Backlog items etc., do not emphasize A testers efforts.
It, hence, becomes a irrefutable prerogative to define, capture, measure and decide QA metrics at least at the pre-production gate – or otherwise called the ‘Release Regression’ gate with a focus of basic (retaining the traditional mindset) and combined testing metrics (advanced stage of monitoring). This presentation will throw light on some of the key derived QA metrics at Release Regression level, that have stood as decision-makers-compass and enabled Enterprise stakeholders to take a judicious go/no-go call(s) during Agile deliveries. A simplistic excel-driven-quantitative-caselet will be presented with some real-time significance (alongwith an illustrated dataset).

Speaker Profile

Venkatesh Jayaraman (Manager, Capgemini) playing role of an Enterprise Test Automation Architect. With about 14 years of experience in Software Testing Industry, Venkatesh primary areas of interest include Architecting and Engineering Test Automation, Test Process Improvement, Test Management, Implementing Agile QA practices/processes, Test Maturity assessments, Test Metrics and Measurements. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Anna University. Venkatesh has been instrumental in delivering some key testing engagement on Agile methodologies with emphasis on Release Regression (Agile-Scrum), Stage and End to End testing types. He holds certifications, from proficient IT bodies, including PMI-ACP, PMI-PMP, ISTQB CTFL, CTAM, TMMi, AICPCU-AINS, CA-DevTest and various relevant industry vertical certifications.
He played a pivotal role in anchoring Shift-Left paradigm for a leading banking corporation backed up by virtualisation, automation and DevOps drivers.
Besides authoring, he has presented white-papers in International Testing conferences over the last few years.
Venkatesh core competencies alongside working with industry majors from Banking, Retail, Insurance (Property and Healthcare), Life sciences etc., are
Anchoring Overall Testing delivery pan test phases/levels
Assessing Automation capability maturity and providing robust road-maps for an automation led software delivery
Establishing Automation-CoEs
Architecting/Consulting/Delivery of Test Automation solutions
Automation Tool Assessments, Test Approach/Planning, Test Strategizing

X Topic Abstract

Using Sikuli to automate the hardest of the things that is practically impossible to automate via other major paid and open source tools available today in the market.
Sikuli automates virtually anything you see on the screen. It uses image recognition to identify and control GUI components. It is useful when there is no easy access to a GUI’s internal or source code. It supports web, window and mobile applications.
Via live examples we will see how easy it is to literally automate any action that we want to execute again and again thereby saving much time and improving our productivity.
We will go through some of the supposedly major roadblocks in Automation industry today and see how Sikuli can be employed to solve these challenges.
We will also see how easy it is to use Sikuli for anyone to start scripting without much programming skills and web knowledge like XPath, CSS, DOM and AJAX for testers. Low effort in creating and maintaining test cases.

Speaker Profile

Saroj is a Software QA Engineer who loves testing web and mobile applications. She has 6+ years of sterling experience in IT as a software quality assurance and creating and leading test automation strategies.
She is an avid reader and loves to paint in her leisure. She has volunteered for providing basic educational facilities to poor children through various NGOs and stands for the cause whenever given opportunity.

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Our Speakers

Ruchika Mittal

Lead Test Analyst

Intelematics Australia

Chandrakumar Sivasubramaniam

Co-Founder & CTO

MatrixThread Pty Ltd

Anup Damodaran

Senior Test Automation Consultant


Abdul Aziz

Automation Test Analyst

Toll Group

Venkatesh Jayaraman



Abdiel Mancilla

Specialist Test Manager at Toll Group

Director at Turing Consulting

Saroj Singh

Automation Test Analyst


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Our Pricing

Special Offer Price
AUD 340 Till February 15
Group of 3 or more
AUD 390 Till March 08
Early Bird
AUD 520 Till February 08
AUD 649 Till March 08

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Who can attend Test Automation Strategy Day in Melbourne?

Test Automation Strategy Day 2019 in Melbourne is open to anyone who has an interest in Agile, Automation Testing, Automation Frameworks or any related field.

Why to attend Test Automation Strategy Day in Melbourne?

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? Test Automation Strategy Day 2019 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?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.