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"Open Testing & Tool Consolidation: A Roadmap to Vendor Independence and Future-Proofing" is a comprehensive webinar designed to empower quality engineering teams by shedding light on the inherent challenges and issues associated with reliance on outdated and single-vendor testing platforms. The session aims to highlight the significant hurdles testing teams face in the scaling enterprise automation, such as high costs, reduced flexibility, and a stifled capacity for innovation, due to being locked into proprietary vendor systems.

In an era where modern software development lifecycle is driving directly responsible for organisational quality, we identify and analyse the risks of vendor lock-in and explore its impact on your testing process. However, the focus of the webinar isn't solely on problems. We will present actionable insight to achieve a higher level of test automation maturity using open testing and tool consolidation. We illustrate how transitioning from open-source testing tools and a consolidated toolset can enhance your business's agility, reduce costs, and facilitate a robust, future-proof testing process.

Join testing experts Humza Ahmad and Jonathon Wright, as they provide a step-by-step guide to strategically move away from restrictive vendor platforms. We will delve into the specifics of selecting the right tools, effectively consolidating your toolset, and successfully implementing open testing strategies that can handle the dynamic future testing requirements.

Key learnings:

  • Understanding the risks of vendor lock-in as well as the benefits of open testing and tool consolidation ​
  • How to select the right tools and implementing open testing strategies​
  • Actionable insights on how to enhance test automation maturity and how to develop an efficient, flexible, and resilient testing process

Learn more about Keysight's Eggplant Software here.


Jonathon Wright

Jonathon is a strategic thought leader and distinguished technology evangelist. He specializes in emerging technologies, innovation, and automation, and has more than 25 years of international commercial experience within global organizations. He is the Chief Technology Evangelist and heads up Product Engineering (R&D) for Eggplant a Keysight Technologies company. Jonathon combines his extensive practical experience and leadership with insights into real-world adoption of Cognitive Engineering (Enterprise A.I. and AIOps). Thus, he is frequently in demand as a speaker at international conferences such as TEDx, Gartner, Oracle, AI Summit, ITWeb, EuroSTAR, STAREast, STARWest, UKSTAR, Guild Conferences, Swiss Testing Days, Unicom, DevOps Summit, TestExpo and Vivit Community. In his spare time, he was the QA advisory lead for MIT for the COVID Paths Check foundation throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. He is also a member of Harvard Business Council, A.I. Alliance for the European Commission, chair of the review committee for the ISO-IEC 29119 part 8 “Model-Based Testing” and part 11 for the “Testing of A.I. based systems” for the British Computer Society (BCS SIGiST). Jonathon also hosts the QA lead (based in Canada) and the author of several award-winning books (2010 – 2022) the latest with Rex Black on ‘AI for Testing’.

Humza Ahmad

Humza is a seasoned Solutions Architect and Enablement Lead specializing in test automation at Keysight Technologies' Eggplant division. His expertise lies in guiding clients through the technology assessment and validation phases during the sales process, with a focus on delivering both technical and business advantages. With a rich background in technical sales consultation, Humza has previously held key positions at SAP and Accenture, helping organizations navigate their strategic business and IT transformation goals.

June 27, 2023
10:00 AM EDT

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