The best software testing summit in Prague gathering experts from all over the region. Connect with other leading professionals.

4 – 5 October 2018

City Conference Center Prague

8 presentations & 3 workshops

Testing today & tomorrow

Technology surrounds us each and every day and many businesses and companies must digitally transform themselves in order to remain competitive. To do this they need to produce better-quality software in ever shorter time periods. Adopting new and improved tools and methods can help relieve the growing pressure this transformation creates on testers and QAs.

According to the World Quality Report 2017 -18, there are three major trends in testing and QA that are rapidly altering the landscape of the industry. The study shows that although increasing numbers of companies are adopting Agile as their development cycle, an overwhelming 99%(!) of respondents said that they are facing challenges moving away from centrally organized testing (for example, the more traditional TCoE test organization). Testers must increase the use of test automation in order to meet the demands put on them, especially as smart devices and IoT are increasing the complexity of testing, but on average only 16% of test activities are automated. Therefore, this area still remains largely under-exploited.

Looking back while planning ahead!

Because of the increased demands for testing within digital transformation, testing budgets are expected to rise from the current 25% to 32% of the total IT budget by 2020. The World Quality Report gives us some recommendations about how to make testing more efficient:

  • Increase test automation
  • Have a testing process that supports Agile and DevOps
  • Invest into smart testing frameworks
  • Introduce testing as early as possible into the development process

A separate article, recently published by Experimentus, specialists that help organizations build and implement software quality processes, makes these same points almost exactly, including the need to increase of testing budgets. They also expand on them by including big data as a challenge for many companies, but also as an opportunity for testers with very unique skills for testing complex data streams, as well as pointing out that artificial intelligence might become very useful for navigation in these sophisticated systems, where testing approaches are driven by data volume and variety, rather than testing scenarios and use-cases.

Let’s discover what testing looks like today and what new methods and trends might be adopted in the years to come that could help us to satisfy the industry’s increasing demands.


tesena|fest is bringing together not only local but also foreign leaders and experts in software testing, delivers insights into the emerging topics and shares experience directly by those involved in projects.

On 4th of October there will be held several parallel workshops in Czech and on 5th October we will run conference day with a single track full of presentations in Czech and English.

4th of October
WorkshopsTime Topic
08:30 - 12:30Advanced Automated Testing with Selenium and Appium (CZ)
Jan Hornych (Sitecom Systems)
13:00 - 17:00Performance Testing (CZ)
Pavel Lukeš (DIRECT pojišťovna)
08:30 - 12:30Project risks (CZ)
Miroslav Renda (tesena)
5th of October
ConferenceTime Topic
08:30 - 09:15Registration
09:15 - 09:30Welcome words!
09:30 - 10:00When less is more - Applying Pareto-rule in test automation (CZ)
Michal Vaněk (Avast)
10:00 - 10:30Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00Redefining Test Automation (EN)
Richard Bradshaw (Ministry of Testing)
11:00 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00Journey of test automation in Raiffeisenbank (CZ)
Alexandr Petrov (Raiffeisenbank‎)
12:00 - 12:30Security Scanning Automation in Payment Industry (EN)
Michal Buczko (Objectivity)
12:30 - 13:00Exploratory Slices! Part I (CZ)
Sandra Klašková, Jaroslav Novák (tesena)
13:00 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:30Panel discussion
Jana Zientková (Česká spořitelna), Petr Neugebauer (CaSTB),
Alexandr Petrov (Raiffeisenbank‎), Sandra Klašková (tesena)
14:30 - 15:00How much is a semicolon (CZ)
Marián Šuch (Orbisys)
15:00 - 15:30Coffee break
15:30 - 15:45Exploratory Slices! Part II (CZ)
Sandra Klašková, Jaroslav Novák (tesena)
15:45 - 16:15Can we do it better? Improving the maturity of software testing in test teams
Vahid Garousi (Wageningen University)
16:15 - 16:45How's your life dude? Are not turtles slow nowadays? (CZ)
David Krist (Equabank)
16:45 - 17:00Final words - thank you!

Programme Committee

University of Economics

Alena Buchalcevová

Czech and Slovak Testing Board

Petr Neugebauer

Erik van Veenendaal

Erik van Veenendaal

MW Test Consultancy

Mark Winteringham

Moments from the last year

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