Global Testing Retreat #ATAGTR2019 welcomes Brijesh Deb as our esteemed speaker

We would like to Welcome Brijesh Deb as our esteemed speaker for Global Testing Retreat #ATAGTR2019
Brijesh Deb is Senior Test Consultant at Sogeti Netherlands and a Steering Committee member of Agile Testing Alliance and DevOps ++ Alliance.
Impassioned by Agile and intrigued by testing, he have been associated with the industry for almost 2 decades now.
He possess excellent skills through the Testing life cycle including Test Management, Test Planning, Strategizing and Management activities such as Scheduling, Tracking, Risk Management and Execution with focus on Customer Management. Expertise in setting up Test Center of Excellence with a focus on Presales, Test Automation, Performance Testing, Research, Learning and Development.
He is also an Agile Transformation Agent with the objective of helping organizations in achieving customer excellence with a focus on delivering maximum value to customers, stake holders and teams. Emphasis on cultural change driven by collaboration at all levels to adapt the agile mindset and change.
Brijesh is our esteemed speaker for #ATAGTR2019.
Brijesh will be taking an Interactive Session on “I think IoT poses challenges to verification and validation… My boss thinks otherwise!!!”Track 1 on Day 1
Brijesh will also be taking another Interactive Session on “How analytics is reshaping testing?!” – Track 2 on Day 2


Traditionally Testing largely revolved around verification and validation. However. With the advent of IoT and its proliferation, V&V has become challenging. The factors that need to be accounted for hinge primarily around the various layers involved in IoT to the complexity of the application.

There are several layers in any IoT system and for the successful implementation of an IoT system, it is important that each layer is thoroughly tested. Since these layers are interdependent, it adds on to the complexity. There needs to be one or more test strategies in place to test such complex systems.

For any IoT system, there is additional challenge in terms of security as the system is fully internet enabled and open to vulnerabilities. Moreover, the IoT systems are required to deliver results real time with precision so performance testing has a very important role to play as well.

Through this talk I would like to look at the granular aspects of IoT testing and explore the nitty-gritties and talk about the challenges and solutions that we have around IoT. I would also address the debates that surround the IoT testing with regards to the ratio of Software and Hardware Testing to achieve desired results.

I would also argue the case where my boss feels that IoT testing is straightforward and why he thinks so.

Brijesh will also be presenting a Skit on “Who let the code out… Who who who?” Day 1
We had posted some questions to Brijesh as a part of his #ATAMyStory
1. Why should someone choose testing as a career ? Or What does testing really mean to you ?
There are numerous reasons why someone should choose testing as a career…
• Testing gets you paid for being critical – Not many professions do that.
• Testing is fun – As a tester you are not limited to one product/technology/domain. You get to play with (work on) different products/ technologies and domain.
• Testing lets you look at things holistically – While developers are focused on building smaller pieces of the solution, as a tester you get the chance to look at the entire product, evaluate dependencies and discover the unknown.
• Testing helps you make the products better by spotting anomalies, inconsistencies and misbehaviors and helping them get fixed/improved.
And there are many more…
2. While practice makes all of us perfect, share an everyday practice that has made things better for you at work
I like to read and write and most importantly sharpen the saw. I like to learn about the modern trends in testing and keep up with them. As a daily practice I try to write a post on testing/agile or any other areas on LinkedIn and keep myself through engagements and comments on posts.
3. The most challenging bug or issue that I have found and learnings from it ? Or The most challenging testing task that I have done and how I accomplished the same
While working in the High-Tech areas, I have always discovered new things such as behavior of autonomous cars, electron microscopes or technical aspects of a space crafts etc. In order to overcome my lack of awareness I study and talk to a lot of people in related fields and try to couple domain knowledge with test craftsmanship.
4. Anything else you want to share
I would like to call myself an “Accidental tester”. Not really inspired by the Accidental Prime Minister 🙂
I started my career as a content developer and moved to development before turning to testing which I was introduced to by a senior colleague.

About Global Testing Retreat, #ATAGTR2019

#ATAGTR2019 is one of the largest, most fun filled and learning filled global testing conference. #ATAGTR2019 is back again in its 4th edition with more fun and more learnings than in the past. The conference is scheduled on 14th and 15th December in Pune.

  • 2 Days
  • 2 Panel Discussions
  • 4 Keynotes
  • 5 Skits and Games
  • 38 Interactive Sessions
  • 18+ Labs
    Loads of fun, competitions and much much more.

Day 1 has 5 tracks and Day 2 has 6 tracks.
Focusing on interactive sessions, labs/workshops, skit performances and fun activities and quizzes and much much more.
The conference scale as is evident has increased substantially. We hope that everyone can be part of this most fun filled and one of the largest global testing conference.
To know more about the conference, click here or on the image below

Leave a Comment