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Overview of the event

Day 1 - Test Automation : 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.

Day 2 - Robotic Process Automation : RPA Summit is the next frontier for businesses looking to streamline processes, increase productivity and ultimately improve the bottom-line.

RPA typically uses artificial intelligence to handle repetitive, rules-based, back-office tasks. And the market is about to experience a period of "explosive" growth.

The RPA market grew 64 percent to $200 million last year and is expected to grow 70 to 90 percent by 2019 because successful pilot projects are inspiring buyer confidence in the technology, the consulting and research firm reports.

Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
50 Tickets

Our Speakers

Evgeny Tkachenko

QA Consultant

Copyright Clearance Center & EPAM Systems

James Venetsanakos

Performance and Automation Testing Architect



Ryan Martin

Risk Assurance Intelligent Automation Leader


Philippe A. Abdoulaye



Steve Halzel

Sr. Director of Engineering

Sungard Availability Services

Gayathri T.N.

QA Automation Tester - Selenium and UFT

Ex Capgemini

Eran Kinsbruner

Director, Author, Lead Software Evangelist


Jasjit Maggu

Co-founder & CEO


Mike Radice

Managing Director

ChartaCloud Robotics | ROBOTTECA

Dave Sackett

Senior Director of Finance and Administration

ULVAC Technologies

Benjamin Chance


IBM Automation

Rajkumar Joghee Bhojan

Principal Consultant

Wipro Technologies

Christopher Grandoit

Software Test Engineering Lead

Simply Business

Amahl Williams



Michael "Chet" Chambers

Chief Evangelist


Peter V. Henstock

Senior Data Scientist


Rohit Bhardwaj

Chief Architect


Rajas Save

Experienced Cyber Security professional and Penetration Testing Enthusiast

Deb Pontes

Sr. Agile Coach

MFS Investment Management

Richard Kasperowski


Harvard University

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Day 1 : Conference Schedule

Test Automation Summit 2019, Boston

X Topic Abstract

For the past 2 years, I have transformed my company from waterfall to agile/DevOps so I will be speaking from experience.

Speaker Profile

Over 30 years of Engineering leadership in Software & Systems Development, 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 has a unique blend of Fortune 500 and early stage companies, primarily in the data storage and systems infrastructure space. He is an accomplished senior technology executive with a proven track record of successfully delivering enterprise class 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 world class organizations for repetitive success.

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.

Steve has built and led global teams of over 300 people while fostering teamwork, collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. He has a passion for excellence, continuous learning and customer satisfaction for today & tomorrow's needs. While Steve can roll up his sleeves when he has to, he enjoys technically leading and inspiring talented people to do great things!

Steve is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He holds 1 patent in "Instantiating Virtual Appliances" and 1 patent pending in "Unified Test Automation System". Steve is also a graduate of Boston Latin School.

X Topic Abstract

During my professional career as a QA Consultant, I have had a lot of different projects (web, desktop, mobile) and different teams. Every time I was starting with a new one, my objectives were:

- Build a new QA team,
- Introduce an Automation Testing,
- Set up an appropriate delivery process (Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment).

It's obvious the sooner you start writing autotests the better. But It does not guarantee you a success. I saw a lot of projects in which automation testing has been started at the beginning of the project but It failed due to some reasons which I want to highlight in this presentation.

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 test manager in Russia’s most important technology center gave Evgeny a unique perspective in test process development. Now at EPAM Systems in the United States, 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. It’s obvious the sooner you start writing autotests the better. But It does not guarantee you a success. Evgeny, working across web, desktop, and mobile projects, has encountered common reasons why attempts to introduce automation failed. Let’s see what they are and what can be done to avoid them.

X Topic Abstract

There is no common body of knowledge when it comes to software performance testing. People use different terms to mean the same thing. This presentation describes the different types of performance testing and some common names for them. It shows how you can use the same test suite to answer different questions. It will also provide some ideas on integrating performance testing into Continuous Integration/Deployment and the SDLC.

Speaker Profile

James Venetsanakos has many years testing software in various roles. He has started performance and automation testing teams, he has worked as a member of specialized groups and general QA teams, and he has been responsible for all the automation and performance testing of companies. He has managed onsite, offshore, and nearshore teams throughout his career and worked with people of all levels. The one thing he brings to each role is finding the best tool for the job and implementing it in the most efficient way to get the job done.

X Topic Abstract

In recent years, one term that has gained significance in the field of Quality Assurance is “Penetration Testing”. Many new tools have been developed to unearth security loopholes within the system. In this session, I will walk through the different stages of any successful automation testing and a few open source tools used at each stage. I will also shed some light on open source automation scripts and frameworks followed by a pen testing demo.

Speaker Profile

Rajas Save is an expert security analyst and a penetration testing enthusiast. His extensive experience in the computer and network security industry includes work in the fields of malware analysis and research, sandboxing and incident response. Rajas has been involved in complex vulnerability scans and penetration tests.

X Topic Abstract

While mobile native apps provide great user experience, and RWD site offer a similar experience across both mobile and web, there is a new and emerging method of developing digital apps, that is called PWA (progressive web app). Since this app type is new and works on both mobile and web but adds unique capabilities when consumed on a mobile device like push notifications, no or limited network connectivity support, and more, the testing strategy needs to adjust. In this session, EranKinsbruner will walk through the fundamentals of PWAs, and what are the main differences, pro’s and con’s between these apps, RWD, and Native apps. In addition, Eran will provide a test methodology that can help teams who adopt this technology to get started and cover the unique capabilities of these apps, like Service Workers, Manifest file testing, and more.
The Audience will be able to come out of this session knowing:
• What are the basics of a PWA architecture.
• What are the Pro’s and Con’s of building such apps.
• Key Pitfalls in testing these apps.

Most Important:
• Knowledge of how to build a complete test plan for a PWA test plan together with the recommended tools for the job

Speaker Profile

Eran Kinsbruner is a director and lead software evangelist at Perfecto, author of "The Digital Quality Handbook" and the "continuous testing for DevOps Professionals" books, as well as a monthly columnist at InfoWorld.com. He is a software engineering professional with nearly twenty years of experience at companies such as Matrix, Sun Microsystems, General Electric, Texas Instruments and NeuStar. He holds various industry certifications from ISTQB, CMMI, and others. Eran is a recognized mobile testing influencer and thought leader, as well as an experienced speaker in the major software engineering conferences. He is also a patent-holding inventor for a test exclusion automated mechanism for mobile J2ME testing, public speaker, researcher, and blogger. He can be found all over social media, including on Facebook, Twitter (@ek121268), LinkedIn, and his professional continuous testing blog (http://continuoustesting.blog/).

X Topic Abstract

Throughout my career, I have worked in Engineering organizations that have leveraged test automation to assure quality. In all cases, both software engineers and testing professionals have played a role in delivering the test automation strategy as part of the SDLC. As the industry has shifted from Waterfall to an Agile world, the test automation culture has also evolved. In this session, we will walk through how to build with quality by having product, testers and developers communicate risks through BDD, provide testing feedback early during development and stopping code from going to production from test build failures.

Speaker Profile

Christopher Grandoit is a software testing professional that has been involved as an individual contributor, leader, architect and manager of many Quality organizations over the past 15 years. In all of his roles, he understands that software testing is a continuously evolving effort and has been a proponent of driving the Quality needle. Whether its manual verification, exploratory testing, test case development, non-functional risk analysis, defect management, quality metrics, test framework architecture, release management, test build pipelines and continuous integration, Chris has been involved in driving these Quality initiatives.

X Topic Abstract

Security needs to be part of the software development workflow. This new shift is critical to find issues up front rather than waiting for applications to perform Penn testing at the end of the development cycle. DevSecOps is in the rise to enable organizations to implement security best practices.
In this talk, we will explore Static application Security testing (SAST), Dynamic application Security testing (DAST), and Interactive application Security testing (IAST). It is critical to check code dependencies to find out about any zero-day attacks. Threat modeling is essential to identify the vulnerable components. Secure coding practices need to be part of CICD development pipeline.
Key takeaways for this talk for testers, developers and architects are as follows:
> Best practices for DevSecOps
> Identifying vulnerabilities before the code is released to QA
> Protecting legacy applications
> Tools for automating security testing

Speaker Profile

Rohit Bhardwaj is a Chief Architect at Catapult, an expert with extensive experience in architecting multi-tenant cloud-native solutions for enterprise customers. Rohit has proven ability in designing solutions and executing and delivering transformational programs that reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
As a trusted advisor, leader and collaborator Rohit applies problem resolution, analytical, and operational skills to all initiatives. Recognized for developing strategic requirement and solution analysis through all stages of the project lifecycle, as well as product readiness to execution.
Recently, Rohit has developed solutions for lambda architecture solutions using Apache Spark, Cassandra, and Camel for real-time analytics and integration projects. Rohit excel in designing scalable cloud microservice architectures using Spring Boot and Netflix OSS technologies using AWS and Google clouds. As a Security Ninja, Rohit looks for ways to resolve application security vulnerabilities using ethical hacking and threat modeling. Rohit is excited about architecting cloud technologies using Dockers, REDIS, NGINX, RightScale, RabbitMQ, Apigee, Azul Zing, Actuate BIRT reporting, Chef, Splunk, Rest-Assured, SoapUI, Dynatrace, and EnterpriseDB.
Rohit has done MBA from Babson College in Corporate Entrepreneurship. Rohit did his Masters in Computer Science from Boston University and Harvard University. Rohit is a regular speaker at No Fluff Just Stuff, UberConf, RichWeb, GIDS, and other international conferences.

X Topic Abstract

Automation is the key to success in an agile world. Teams need to determine how to test first not last. This session will combine lecture and group activities to help participants think differently about testing.

Speaker Profile

Deb Pontes is an experienced enterprise agile coach with a strong quality assurance background. She is co-author of the OpenSpace Agility Handbook

X Topic Abstract

A guide to group mindfulness, mob programming, and meditation

Day 2 : Conference Schedule

Robotic Process Automation, Boston
X Topic Abstract

Explaining why RPA is coming to finance departments and how to prepare before you start. Why RPA is now attractive is accounting and finance people and show how RPA solutions are automating tasks. It will include details of my RPA journey.

Speaker Profile

Dave Sackett has a career background of Finance and IT management. He is also a speaker on Industry 4.0 topics and is implementing an RPA solution by combining DocuPhase with Visibility at Japanese-owned, ULVAC Technologies, Inc. He is a on CFIT, which is a national committee to specifically investigate finance and technology transformations of companies around the country. In Boston, he is active member of CFO Leadership Council, Financial Executives International and Vistage.

X Topic Abstract

Clients are embracing the potential of automation across their enterprises. Find out how a Center of Excellence model can help you realize that potential

X Topic Abstract

In a technologically-advanced era, Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly important and prominent in our daily lives. AI is already a key driver of digital transformation across a wide range of sectors, from insurance to manufacturing and healthcare to automotive industry. This sweeping change in the landscape of data-driven business is taking place across all industries healthcare, financial sectors, manufacturing, forensic, automotive industries, education, etc. In this session, we present a customized Deep Learning (Computer Vision) solution which will help to accelerate the automation in the Automotive industry in a fascinating way.

Speaker Profile

Rajkumar is a seasoned Automation Architect and a recognized thought leader. He has two decades of professional experience both in academics and IT industries. He has been associated with Wipro Technologies since 2007 and he has executed projects in diverse geographies including Australia, India, and the USA. He is a research scholar and his research areas include Deep Learning, AI and Software Engineering. He has published and presented technical papers in international conferences and journals. He is a patent holder and he has filed a couple of Patents in USPTO. He has worked as a Solution Architect, QA Manager, Corporate Trainer, Scrum Master, and Test Consultant. He spoke at IEEE Forums, ATAGG, STPCon, Google Tech Talks, etc.

X Topic Abstract

We’d discuss where the market is in terms of adoption, trends in the vendor/technology space, and how organizations can accelerate adoption in their own journey.

X Topic Abstract

If you could, picture your brain as analytics and your arms and legs as RPA. RPA gathers data and brings it together, once run, it's the analysis of the massive volume of data - on both customers and business activities - where RPA can become incredibly useful. There are two important kinds of analytics worth nothing here: Operational analytics and customer analytics. Operational uses data on a company's business operations in order to drive operational improvements, while customer analytics deals with analyzing customer data in order to attract and retain customers.

Speaker Profile

Michael "Chet" Chambers was a successful early adopter of RPA technology, back when functioning robots were still science fiction to most people. He saved his employer VHA millions by analyzing data on a previously impossible scale. Soon after, he moved to an executive role at HP, partnering with UiPath to deploy 224 robots in under a year. Chet was so smitten with UiPath that came on board as a Chief Evangelist – helping UiPath customers scale their RPA initiatives.

X Topic Abstract

Emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) as a key factor that has the potential to reshape financial services industry, especially Insurance sector. It has impacted various facets of the insurance industry, and has added automation to the whole value chain of an insurance sector. AI has resulted in automation from lead generation, policy underwriting, claim estimation and claims payout. In particular the presentation will focus on using deep learning for claims estimation automation.

Speaker Profile

Jas is the CEO and co-founder of Galaxy.AI. She has been part of the boards of early stage companies and advised companies on business strategy and development. She has been founder of start-up previously and has also worked with several technology companies as part of a Venture Capital fund across various industry verticals. She has worked in three other countries apart from the US - UK, Canada and India. Jas has also received a Commonwealth Scholarship offered by University of Cambridge from where she did her Masters, and also holds Bachelors in Engineering from Panjab University.

X Topic Abstract

Over the last 10 years, RPA has fit between the business and IT. With the recent rise of AI, it has a new third group of stakeholders. As the technologies advance, the ownership, approaches, and governance will play a role in the perception and effective use of RPA including the challenges and hopes.

Speaker Profile

Peter Henstock is currently the Machine Learning and AI Technical Lead at Pfizer's informatics group and is based in Massachusetts. He is working to push AI methodology across Pfizer to improve drug research and development. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Purdue University and 5 Master's Degrees. He also teaches both Software Engineering and Machine Learning at Harvard University.

X Topic Abstract

The Path to Digital Worker Value has strategic milestones and leadership decisions. The path forward isn’t only about the technology. Instead, it's about preparing your organization to act with the speed and scale necessary to maximize value from your automation investment. Your organization’s movement down this path builds momentum over time. During this session, we will dive into the key elements of each milestone to ensure digital transformation goes from buzzwords and ideas to an enterprise capability that uniquely positions your organization to successfully harness the power of digital workers.

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Who can attend Automation Summit 2019 in Boston?

Automation Summit 2019 in Boston is open to anyone who has an interest in Agile, Automation Testing, Automation Frameworks or any related field.

Why to attend Automation Summit 2019 in Boston?

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? Automation Summit 2019 2018 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.