STARCANADA 2017 – 5 Significant Speakers

Bar Kofman
Bar KofmanDigital Marketing Manager | October 9, 2017

TechWell Comes To Canada

TechWell’s famed software testing conference comes to Toronto from October 15-20, 2017. Are you ready? Experts and technologists from across the globe will be offering key insights in Agile, Testing, Automation, and Leadership. There’s lots to see and do, but we’ve broken the schedule down to highlight five speakers who deliver a top-tier talk every time. If you can only make it to five talks at STARCANADA, make it these.

Mark your calendars for these noteworthy sessions:

Seven Questions to Ask for Successful Change Management

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 10:15am to 11:15am

Speaker: Peter de Jager, Owner, de Jager and Company Ltd.

Track: Driving Change

Peter de Jager knows that driving change in your organization can sometimes feel like pushing a boulder up a hill. What if there was a framework you could use to communicate across the organization that actually drove successful change? Join de Jager for this enlightening one-hour session where he goes beyond ‘who, what, when, where, why’ and delves into the deep questions you should be asking yourself, and your team, instead.

Tweet it: @pdejager

Machine Learning: Will It Take Over Testing?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 11:30am to 12:30pm

Speaker: Paul Merrill, Principal Software Development Engineer in Test, Beaufort Fairmont

Track: Machine Learning & Testing

It seems not a day goes by where we don’t hear some new hyped-up news story about the advances of machine learning. This can give some developers and testers pause: are the machines coming for your job next? Paul Merrill takes the stage to break down what machine learning is, what it isn’t, and how it affects our work as developers and testers. You’ll learn how machine learning (or ML) is being applied across various industries, the three major types of machine learning, and how some companies are using ML-driven testing tools. Merrill shares expert analysis and gives you the tools to make your own decision: will machine learning take your job?

Tweet it: @dpaulmerrill

It’s Not All Rainbows & Unicorns (The Picture This Clothing Story)

Friday, October 20, 2017 – 8:45am to 9:30am

Speaker: Jaimee Newberry, COO, MartianCraft

Track: Women Who Test Session

Oftentimes when we see an “overnight” success story on the news, it’s easy to overlook the years of planning, trial and error, and long nights that it took to get there. Jaimee Newberry of Picture This Clothing shares her journey in a personal session that details her struggle for self-worth, how she structures her life (which literally does involve unicorns and rainbows at times!), and how she built a viral clothing company and a culture to go along with it. Don’t miss this inspiring story from industry leader Jaimee Newberry.

Tweet it: @jaimeejaimee

Improve Test Strategies and Outcomes with Mind Maps

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 11:30am to 12:30pm

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Speaker: Jennifer Bonine, VP, Global Delivery and Solutions, tap|QA LLC

Track: Team Collaboration

Are you tired of sitting in strategy meetings with little to no participation? Jennifer Bonine shares the Mind Mapping technique in this hour-long session that will transform the way you hold planning sessions and testing cycles. A mind map is a visual approach to organizing information that lets you get out lots of ideas fast. You’ll learn about popular mind-mapping tools, try out a free one, and solve real-life problems using the tool. After the session, you’ll be able to use mind-mapping to solve problems and accelerate your testing cycles.

Tweet it: @jennifer_bonine

Getting a Grip on Cognitive Adaptive Testing

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 11:30am to 12:30pm

Speaker: Julie Gardiner, Director of Product Management, CA Technologies

Track: Adaptive Testing

Digital business is moving faster than ever, and you need to devise a continuous delivery and testing solution to keep up. How do we respond to the ever-growing needs of the business from a QA perspective? Cognitive adaptive testing uses advances in analytics and autonomic technology to power a continuous testing system that responds to changing demands. Don’t miss this chance to hear Julie Gardiner share real-life stories and lessons from her twenty-five years in the industry.

Tweet it: @cheekytester

Come and say hello! Visit us at booth #4 as we will show you all the latest from Continuous Testing.