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TestExpo UK 2015

Sogeti UK and UNICOM Announce Date and Theme for TestExpo™ 2015

Following the successful TestExpo™ 2014 UK conference, Sogeti UK and UNICOM reveal this year’s TestExpo event will take place in London at the Hotel Russell on 22 October 2015.  This year’s theme ‘We have a Testing Dream’ will spark discussion about how to ensure innovation is at the heart of your testing practice.

London, UK, 7 May 2015Sogeti UK, a leading provider of professional technology services specialising in software testing, and UNICOM, a global conference and training company, announce the return of the UK’s largest and most renowned software testing event on 22 October 2015, for what will be the 31st TestExpo™.

Last year’s hugely successful TestExpo conference was the second to be jointly hosted by Sogeti and UNICOM and has sparked a strong partnership between the two businesses. They will play to their strengths to produce an extremely high standard event.

Each year the TestExpo programme is updated and refreshed with exciting new themes and topics that impact today’s business. For 2015 the key theme addressed will be “We have a Testing Dream”. This topic will aim to address if cost and resources were no issue, what changes would you like to make to practices in the testing industry.

In 2013 and 2014 a number of new features were introduced to the TestExpo programme, such as increased opportunities to network, share tips, and facilitated round table discussions which received excellent feedback from the audience. All are to be repeated in 2015 alongside the usual thought-provoking keynotes, case studies and presentations delivered by thought leaders and experts from leading organisations in the software testing arena.

Our hosts for the event Barry Weston and Gary Moore are a duo with over 50 years testing experience between them. They have each managed some of the UK’s largest testing contracts driving innovation as a priority. Barry Weston was awarded the Testing Innovator of the year at the 2013 European tester of the year for the delivery of Process Improvement, Shift Left, and Test Transformation - an outcome-focused model based on KPI's and SLA's that revolutionises the delivery of testing. Our hosts will be joined on the day by industry leading keynote speakers, discussing there own experiences and testing expertise.

We are pleased to announce our first four confirmed speakers for the event:

  • Menno Van Doorn - Director of VINT research, Sogeti Netherlands
  • Ken Munro - Partner of leading Security consultancy
  • Biraj Nakarja – Head of Test, Camelot UK
  • Barry Weller – Test Manager, Stepchange Charity - Dean Robertson – Solutions Architect - Worksoft

Over the course of the coming weeks and months, more speakers will be announced, so watch this space!

What sets TestExpo apart its emphasis on knowledge sharing and "real life" experience, providing participants with insight into how other organisations are leading the field in testing and quality assurance. The sessions and exhibition are structured to maximise opportunities for visitors and exhibitors to network and interact and learn about new opportunities, with the option to view demos, and learn about innovative ideas and techniques.

“Working with the Sogeti team in the last two years to organise TestExpo has a fantastic experience culminating in an events that received great feedback from delegates, speakers and sponsors alike. The structured breakout sessions proved a big hit with everyone and will be central to this year’s programme - whilst continuing the same successful format. TestExpo again introduces new topics, ideas and speakers in order that all participants come away with the most up to date testing and QA knowledge to apply”, says Alec McCutcheon, Director of UNICOM.

Brian Shea, CEO at Sogeti UK comments: “Sogeti is delighted to be collaborating for the 3rd year with UNICOM to organise TestExpo 2015 and to build on the successes of last year’s event. It really is fantastic to be part of an event that helps drive collaboration across the industry through bringing together the best testing minds from all across the UK. This year’s theme ‘We have a Testing Dream’ will help spark discussion and debate, whilst addressing both short and long term challenges faced by testing professionals.”

Super Early Bird tickets are now available for just £60+VAT at: www.testexpo.co.uk, along with more information about the event.

About TestExpo
TestExpo was launched in 1996 as a way for Sogeti to provide an umbrella for knowledge and learning in the testing industry. The event has continually grown, and is now present in 3 countries across Europe with more countries expected to host events in the fall. The feedback we receive from attendees is focused on the great selection of sponsors and innovative talks that take part throughout the day.

About Sogeti UK
Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing in Application Management, Infrastructure Management and High-Tech Engineering. Sogeti offers cutting-edge solutions around Testing, Business Intelligence, Mobility, Cloud and Security, combining world class methodologies and the global delivery model, Rightshore®. Sogeti brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and is present in over 100 locations in Europe, the US and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

UNICOM Seminars Ltd is a global provider of business to business conferences and training. Established in 1984, UNICOM’s core focus areas include specialising IT, Financial Engineering and Management Strategy. Among its flagship events are the Agile Business Conference, Next Generation Testing Conference and DevOps Summit. For more information please visit www.unicom.co.uk.