5th March 2020


100 Professionals

3 Speakers

4 Workshops

1 Panel Discussion


Early Bird tickets with 10 % off are in sale until 31st of January 2020

Let’s explore this world full of new technologies together and let’s find out how to handle them to make the world of QA better.


Tesena Fest was created as an open forum to exchange our experiences and discuss the current trends and practices in software testing. We want to bring experts and leaders in QA together so they could present their insights into the emerging topics and share the latest experience from their projects. Since day one, we had the goal to build a brand that is well respected in the testing industry and is dedicated to the newest trends.

Tesena Fest in Vienna is a one-day conference divided into two sessions. The first session is focused on presentations and discussions. The second afternoon session is more about practical workshops and real hands-on experience. It is going to be an exciting journey into the world of new technologies.

This year’s World Quality Report shows that the key business drives underpinning the healthy growth of every major enterprise are the customer satisfaction, cost control, data security, the importance of quality and the measures that are taken to maintain it. According that, we pick up this five core themes for the conference in Vienna: Agile and DevOps, Test automation, Artificial intelligence,  Security and Speed, Cloud-base QA and testing, Cloud test environments.


 Time Topic
08:15 - 08:45Registration
08:45 - 09:00Welcome words
09:00 - 09:30Speaker 1
09:30 - 10:00Speaker 2
10:00 - 10:30Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30Built in Quality: A multi-level challenge
Derk-Jan de Grood, Squerist, NL
11:30 - 12:30Lunch break
12:30 - 13:30Panel discussion/Speaker 4
13:30 - 14:00Coffee break
14:00 - 17:00Learn To Train a Bot For Testers: Introduction to AI
Jennifer Bonine, PinkLion AI, USA
17:00 - 17:20Final words - thank you
17:20 - 18:30Networking

Quality and Speed

The hottest topics in the modern digital world for 2020 are: Agile and DevOps, Test automation, Artificial intelligence,  Security and Speed, Cloud-base QA and testing, Cloud test environments and more…

The main strategic challenge QA teams are facing currently in Agile and DevOps adoption is the prioritization of “operational and business needs”.  The DevOps teams need to ensure that the aims of the projects they are involved in are aligned closely to the needs of the business and simultaneously satisfy the requirements of customers they serve. This calls for new ways of cooperation, presented in the form of smart, connected and business-driven ecosystems.

This year’s report does not reveal any significant slow-down of the pace of Test automation implementation. Overall, we’re seeing high levels of regression test automation and of UI test automation, as well as the growth in the model-based testing (MBT) and of course in robotic process automation (RPA). A key factor in the design of automation frameworks is their resilience, given by the need to keep pace with the world of fast changes driven by customer preferences.

Many organizations are now exploiting Artificial intelligence (AI) in QA and testing in a number of ways. AI makes testing smarter. It can conduct real-time risk assessments; it can find the issues that need to be addressed; it can prioritize them; and it can optimize the approach to testing helping to create testing that is both predictable and fits the purpose. AI can, in short, help testing teams transform the world of testing and make it more efficient and effective.

The introduction of AI in Agile and DevOps has an impact on the range of skills needed in the process. It’s not just about the need to understand and create appropriate algorithms. It’s also about a closer than ever alignment of testing and QA to the needs of the enterprise by making the non-technical knowledge a fundamental part of the process. Statistical skills, mathematical skills, metrics that are specific to the business’s strategy and ambitions – all these will need to form a part of the AI-related armory of QA and testing.

Security testing preformed in cloud environments has risen to 58%. Agile and DevOps have also had an effect on this process. When asked to what extent Agile and DevOps have changed the skill set expected of QA and testing professionals, more than one in four respondents (27%) said Security skills are lacking. The recommendation that stems from it to introduce security testing in the earliest stages of the design lifecycle.

Cloud-based environments are flexible and transparent. They enable test teams to check whether instructions are accurate and up to date, whereas permanent environments are more monolithic and unknowable: you can’t tell what patches have been made, nor what problems may have crept in over time. It’s clear, that virtualized, containerized and temporary–non-cloud-based test environments have all moved so little in recent years, and indeed have, in general, trended downwards. Particularly when the tools that drive these environments have moved on a great deal.

We see that more mature organizations have started leveraging dockers and containers for test automation, as they can establish multiple test environments for automation in the cloud for parallel runs. Most popular are performance testing (63 %), functional testing of cloud services (61 %) and security testing (58 %).

Programme Committee

Helmut Pichler

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Rudolf Groetz

Boris Wrubel

Broadcom Inc.

Wolfgang Krebs

Michael Palotas

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Would you like to buy Group tickets (6+), use our booking form. *Tickets prices starting from 299 € to 398 € excl. VAT. The price includes admission to all speeches given at the conference; one 3-hour WS of your choice and also full-day catering with lunch.

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