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Software Testing Symposium 2018

What is the Software Testing Symposium?

Vector is pleased to present its first Software Testing Symposium in North America this September in Boston, MA. Join us for this complimentary one-day event where you will walk away with know-how on the latest software testing topics, trends and techniques. Visit our exhibition area featuring demos of innovative technologies designed to simplify testing.

Get Real-World Know-How

Proven experts from the field of software development will present their projects and solutions. Keynote speaker and software testing expert, James Bach will open the event and be joined by speakers from leading organizations including Siemens, Carnival, Dell EMC, and Sunrise Labs. Topics will focus on solutions in software testing including:

  • Defining the role of today’s software tester
  • Mitigating risk by taking guesswork out of testing
  • Building a software test team and providing metrics during the test process
  • Defining actionable ideas for improving software quality
  • Deploying multi-phase testing in a DevOps pipeline using unit test automation
  • Test concepts and design methods for efficient HIL system tests
  • “Shifting left” through the adoption of automated testing and continuous integration

The event ends with a panel discussion.


James Bach

Satisfice, Inc

Jim Turner

Sunrise Labs

John Paliotta

Vector Informatik

Adam Arakelian

Dell EMC

Janna Loeffler

Carnival Corp.

Ute Katranski

Vector Informatik

Neil Langmead




Registration and Breakfast




Heavy Meta Testing: What Testers Are Turning Into

Keynote Speaker: James Bach, Founder and Principal, Satisfice, Inc.

What software testers need to do to maintain their skillset

  • Becoming a testing leader
  • Fostering testing and its importance to teams


The Risky Business of “I Don’t Know”

Janna Loeffler, Sr. Manager Experience Quality Standards, Carnival Corporation

Why software testers say “I don’t know” and when it’s OK

  • Stretching outside your comfort zone to be a better tester
  • Tips and techniques to mitigate risk by taking guesswork out of testing


Actionable Ideas for Improving Software Quality

John Paliotta, Global Product Line Manager Code Testing, Vector North America

Over the past 35+ years, lots of new tools and processes have been developed to make software development easier, yet buggy software persists

  • The cost of software maintenance
  • Simple approaches any software project can take to improve quality


Coffee Break and Exhibition


Journey to Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing

Adam Arakelian, Director of Engineering, Dell EMC

Moving to a continuous, automated testing model for embedded systems

  • Adoption of automated testing and “shifting left”
  • When to test manually and when to test using automation


Building a Software Test Team

Jim Turner, Director of Software Engineering, Sunrise Labs

How to create a test organization from the ground up

  • Organizing the team with respect to skills and the software architecture
  • Running the test team, providing metrics during the test process


Lunch Break and Exhibition


Deploying Multi-Phase Testing in a DevOps Pipeline

Neil Langmead, Code Clinic Lead, Siemens

Unit Test Automation Within Functional Safety Pipelines

  • Automated integration and embedded target testing
  • Time zero defect detection


System Testing Techniques for High Quality Software

Ute Katranski, Product Manager Testing Tools, Vector Germany

A walkthrough on:

  • Test concepts and test design methods for efficient HIL system tests
  • How to apply these approaches for pure software system tests


Coffee Break and Exhibition


Panel Discussion: Should Dedicated Teams be Responsible for Software Testing?

Moderator: John Paliotta, Vector North America

Panel members discuss their opinions and experiences:

  • Should there be dedicated testing teams or does everybody test?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?


Conclusion with Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

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Take advantage of the accompanying exhibition for on-the-spot direct discussions of your individual requirements with product specialists and business partners. Make use of the breaks for sharing experiences and networking.

Get There

Aloft Boston Seaport District
401-403 D Street
Boston, MA, 02210, United States
Tel. +1 617.530.1600


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How is this event different than other software testing events?

This event is sponsored by Vector Informatik, a global leader of tools, software components and services for creating embedded systems. Vector is well known for conducting high-quality events on the latest testing topics and technologies.

What are the hours?

Registration begins at 7:45 AM, and the event will end at 4:30 PM with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

What is the cost for this event?

This event is available to you at no cost.

Do I have to register?

Yes, please. You can register here. We want to plan better and make your stay as optimal as possible. Please also keep in mind that seating is limited. The sooner you register, the better.

How often does this event take place?

Our plan is for this event to take place once a year in different locations across North America.

Will meals be served?

Yes. We will provide lunch as well as snacks throughout the breaks.

I’m from out of town. Where can I stay?

We recommend staying at the following nearby hotels.

Aloft Boston Seaport District
401-403 D Street
Boston, MA, 02210, United States
Tel. +1 617.530.1600
(symposium venue)

Renaissance Boston Waterfront
606 Congress Street
Boston, MA, 02210, United States
Tel. +1 617.338.4111

Get in Touch

Vector North America
Anna Barcelos

Tel. +1 401.398.7185