Key note session and Panel moderation

True Digital business demands Speed@Quality and shifting from quality assurance to quality engineering: are you ready ?

What makes a business Digital ? It's software ! So if your business is transforming to be more Digital you better be prepared to deliver uncompromising software quality at unimaginable speeds. It's publically known that Amazon releases software every 11.6 Seconds. Forrester has written in their research that companies like the New York Times, Capital GE and other, besides just the usual unicorns like Amazon, Netflix, Etsy, Google, deliver at high speed too. Why can't you? It might be that Testing is your impediment if you don't change dramatically the way you do it. You need to put "Test" in DevOps and do what Forrester defines "DevTestOps".

DevTestOps means:

Making testing a first class citizen with a proper strategic focus

Increasing Agile engineering efforts downstream

Integrating testing, development and operations work in one cycle

How do you do that ? Important shifts in testing are the enabling factor: testing gets more technical to increase levels of automation, starts earlier on, get's integrated with continuous integration and leverages emerging technologies like service virtualization, gets enabled with cloud based test environments.

In this session, Diego Lo Giudice from Forrester will share his research findings, insights, experiences to explain how leading organizations (not just Unicorns) ensure Speed@Quality by revolutionizing the way they test.


Diego Lo Giudice
Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

With Forrester since July 2005, Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance.

His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice in change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Diego held international management positions covering various roles, such as director consultant at Meta Group and head of Agile product development for advanced reuse methods and technologies at Quartersoft. He was also regional VP and director for consulting at Genesis/Iona, where he helped many clients transition to distributed applications. He also worked as an enterprise architect and project/product manager, participating in various pan-European projects. He started out as a software engineer, developing AI tools and early graphical user interface technologies at Olivetti.

Diego has also been very active in global open software standards consortia such as OMG, contributing to the early specifications of middleware standards such as CORBA and model-driven architecture. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist at many European conferences on software development.

Diego has published various research reports on open source, software reuse, semantic Web, and object technology, including the AI book Practical Experience in Building Expert Systems.


Diego received a master's degree in computer science from Pisa University in Italy, and he specialized in artificial intelligence through on-site courses at Stanford University and SRI Palo Alto during a two-year working internship with Olivetti in the US.

Pradeep G,
CTO, Cigniti

Pradeep G is the Chief Technology Officer at Cigniti. Pradeep is an industry thought leader in software testing with 15+ years of extensive experience. He possesses unique expertise in Quality Engineering and has set up a number of Testing Centers of Excellence around test management, automation, digital commerce, mobility, SOA and functional testing. He has done extensive business development while driving offerings in the areas of Mobility, Digital Commerce, SOA, and Automation. He established more than twenty 500-member teams. He was a keynote speaker in several conferences, published several whitepapers and won many awards & accolades for the tools and best practices that he developed.


Suchitra Reddy
AVP - IT QA & Production Readiness
Exeter Finance Corp.

Edward Peterson
Head of QA at Pearson Education

Ahmed Saeed
Sr Director and Head of Quality Services

Ron Wilson
Vice President of Quality Assurance
Alfa Insurance

Alice Dungey
Technology Change Manager& Strategic Testing Executive
Southwest Airlines

Mark Clemens
Vice President - Quality Engineering


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