Conference Program

Score a hat trick at TesTrek 2013 with 3 days packed with learning and networking! TesTrek begins on Monday with QAI Global Institute's exclusive Manager's Workshop and full-day classes taught by industry experts. Tuesday gives you the opportunity to mix and match half-day tutorials to build your skills. Wednesday brings you the latest industry practices and innovations with sessions in 3 concurrent tracks and keynote presentations. Click on the individual session titles to read abstracts and learn about the instructors/speakers. Download presentation slides for select Symposium sessions with your conference registration information.

Flexible registration options are available to fit your needs and help you score a win! You can attend one day or the whole conference. Scroll through the entire schedule or select a specific day.

Daily Schedules:
Monday, October 28Tuesday, October 29Wednesday, October 30

Monday, October 28: Classes & Workshop

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Two-Day Workshop
Manager's Solutions Workshop
Facilitated by Nancy Kastl and Guest Subject Matter Experts
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Full Day Classes
Automation
David Dang, Zenergy Technologies
Agile
Tom Cagley, David Consulting Group
Mobile
Michael Yudanin, Conflair
QA/Testing
Neil Price-Jones, NVP Software Testing
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Manager's Solution Workshop Dinner
Sponsored by QAI Global Institute

Tuesday, October 29: Tutorials & Workshop

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Two-Day Workshop
Manager's Solutions Workshop
Facilitated by Nancy Kastl and Guest Subject Matter Experts
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Half Day Tutorials
Test Management
Mike Lyles, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Lean
Tom Cagley, David Consulting Group
Test Techniques
Christin Wiedemann, PQA
Testing Practices
Debra Forsyth, ObjectSharp Consulting; David Lloyd, ObjectSharp Consulting
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Half Day Tutorials
Test Management
Nancy Kelln, FGL Sports Ltd.
Security Testing
Jimmy Xu, CGI
Automation
Yury Makedonov, PhD, Accenture
Test Practices
David W Johnson, TEKsystems; Venkata Sathi, TEKsystems
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM TesTrek Attendee Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 30: Conference Sessions

Learn from industry thought leaders and colleagues with concurrent sessions in 3 tracks. Download presentation slides for select Symposium sessions with your conference registration information.
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Opening Remarks & Announcements
Tom Ticknor, Chief Operating Officer, QAI Global Institute
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote: Ignite the Courage Within
Denise Marek
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM Morning Refreshment Break
9:50 AM - 10:50 AM
Presentations
Mobile
Michael Yudanin, Conflair
Agile
Tom Cagley, David Consulting Group
Risk-Based Testing
Kate Slick, CAST
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presentations
Test Management
Jane Connor, Deloitte
Agile - Collaboration/Teams
David Johns, SmartBear Software
Test - Performance
Jeevakarthik Kandhasamy, Capgemini Financial Services
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
Sponsored by NVP Software Testing
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Presentations
Test - Data/Environments
Tenveer Hussain, TEKsystems
Cloud
Sam Malek, Transvive Inc.
Mobile
Yury Makedonov, PhD, Accenture
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Presentations
Leadership/Teams
Jeremy Berriault, Manulife Financial
Test Strategies
Adam Gallant, Microsoft
Test - Center of Excellence
Hang Lin, Meritain Health
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Calitate Technologies
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Presentations
Automation
Peter Szirmak, Mapador International Inc.
Agile
Dana Armstrong, Nationwide Insurance
Test - Performance
Murshid Mustafa, ADP