Agile Testing Alliance Automation Summit (ATAAS)

ATAAS - 20th March 2016


Agile Testing Alliance Automation Summit (ATAAS) is a National level Conference focussing on Future Of Engineering. It would feature real world experience and thought leadership in the areas of automation, automation testing, IoT, BigData, Analytics, Robotics.. anything that is the future of engineering. Agile Testing Alliance is organizing this first of the kind event in Vadodara, India. ATAAS wants all the professionals to enjoy this 1 day event not only for learnings but to network and meet the best in the automation world.

Conference will be focused on the following areas
1. IOT Automation
2. Test Automation Agile-way (QA)
3. Robotic Process Automation

ATAAS is brought to you by Agile Testing Alliance (ATA) and sponsored by Automation Anywhere, leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA). ATA has already been part of two very successful events in the past viz. ATAGG2014, ATAGG2015.

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The Automation Era​






With the slew of IoT and Big Data Science implementations currently underway It is impacting un-thought about areas and industries ranging from Aerospace and defense, manufacturing, oil and gas to power and Energy, Chemicals, automotive, Life sciences, Consumer goods and Electronics. In-fact everything is getting into circle of automation. It starts at devices being connected then monitored, analyzed and then to predict things out of the information and bring to self improving optimized level. This can only happen if automation is pervasive. Automation Era!! Is here..

Technology has advanced so much that the boundaries between physical world (machines, devices, equipment’s, plants) and digital world has become one. The systems are interconnected and intelligent and are able to support activities across the entire value chain. Automation is the key differentiator in this entire value chain.


From connected to monitored world to ANALYZED, PREDICTABLE and OPTIMIZED world automation is necessary.


08:30 - 09:30Registration
09:30 - 09:45Introduction - Aditya Garg
09:50 - 10:50Key note - Disciplined Agile Delivery - Scott Ambler
10:50 - 11:05Tea Break
11:05 - 11:40Bridging the Gap between Business and Technology using BDD (Behavior Driven Development) Amol Pradhan
11:45 - 12:15Big Data - Hadoop and MapReduce - new age tools for aid to testing and QA Aditya Garg
12:20 - 01:00"How I got Mobility with Fitnesse and Cucumber salad..". Ashish Mishra
01:00 - 02:00Lunch Break
02:00 - 02:15Introduction to Automation Anywhere Joy Gnanamony
02:20 - 03:50Workshop on: Robotic Process Automation Muin Pirzada
03:55 - 04:15Performance Testing in the IoT world Rajat Taheem
04:15 - 04:30Tea Break
04:30 - 05:15Advantages of Data Visualization in Big Data Analytics Himanshu Smart, Santosh Srivastava
05:20 - 05:50GUIDABLE INCLUSIONS - The crux of mobile testing Shivram Mani, Brijesh Deb
05:50 - 06:00Closing Remarks and Felicitations Ashish Mishra


Scott W. Ambler
Talk: Keynote session on Disciplined Agile Delivery
Muin Pirzada
Workshop on: Robotic Process Automation

In its recent report “Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy,” McKinsey identifies 12 technologies that will transform the world in the next 5 years. Remote Process Automation (RPA) ranked second, just behind the Internet of Things.
RPA is the application of technology to process transactions, manipulate data, trigger responses and communicate with other digital systems – tasks that when done by humans are prone to error and inefficiency. RPA promises to deliver significant value, but before that value can be realized those technologists, managers and business process outsourcing organizations ultimately charged with implementing RPA for their organizations or customers need to become well-versed in its RPA’s benefits.
This highly practical workshop provides an introduction to Robotic Process Automation using a mixture of group discussion, presentations, practical demonstrations and exercises. From these activities, the participants will learn:
· What RPA is and how it compares with other automation initiatives
· How RPA actually works in practice
· How to undertake an effective business review to establish your readiness for RPA and where it might add value ·
· How to identify what processes to automate.

Aditya Garg
Talk: Big Data – Hadoop and MapReduce – new age tools for aid to testing and QA

BigData with its slew of technologies and terms has been the most talked about area in last couple of years. This has evolved in Big Data Science, Analytics and now on the IoT and automation side. There is a need for testers and QA team to not only get used to this new age digital transformation area but at the same time embrace the technology to their own advantage. We have experimented and successfully used Big Data Technologies – Hadoop and MapReduce for a recent testing engagement. The actual application was implemented using classic technologies like CentOS and C++. Testing team implemented Hadoop and MapReduce to help in quick turnaround for the testing. We would like to showcase the entire case study on how the tools and technologies came in handy for a High Frequency Trading (HFT) application and had we not implemented the same what would we have missed. We would also share the entire CentOS/Hadoop/MapReduce VM with the participants. This would require the attendees to bring their own laptop with at least 4GB RAM (Available) so that they do some hands on exercises that we would like to share.

Himanshu Smart & Santosh Srivastava
Talk: Big Data Analytics – Data Visualization

There are a significant amount of challenges in the industry to process and visualize large amount of data. Interestingly, stakeholders still believe a lot on data visualization on real-time basis is quite important to take decisions which are data driven and help decision makers taking important business decisions. Through the session, I will cover the overview of reporting, data visualization, tools and helping participants to take smart decisions. As part of the session, I will demo the automation process using tools, internet technology, web services and database engines to visualize aggregated and meaningful decisions.

Rajat Taheem
Talk: Performance testing in the IoT world

In the day and age when all devices are interconnected with each other there are numerous challenges. We need to be able to identify the various bottlenecks and establish bechmarks for the devices talking to each other. Also, how fast or slow the devices are when they interact with each other. Also, it is seen that there is not enough time for resting or tuning. Also, we need to be able to find out the right set of test data that we would need for the tests. It is also seen as hat typically testers are involved very late in the game but when there are numerous devices talking to each other it’s vital to start early. Through this session we will look at the various challenges in the IoT world with regards to performance testingand how we got around the challenges.

Amol Pradhan
Talk: Bridging the gap between Business and Technology using Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)

“Behaviour” is a more useful word than “test”. BDD has grown to encompass the wider picture of agile analysis and automated acceptance testing. – Dan North, Creator of BDD. Speaker will be sharing his personal experience of how Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) helped to build the right product through genuine collaboration between Business and Technology teams.

Ashish Mishra
Talk: “How I got Mobility with Fitnesse and Cucumber salad..”.
Shivram Mani & Brijesh Deb
Talk: GUIDABLE INCLUSIONS – The crux of mobile testing

A mobile app for every small aspect in our life is the in thing today. Be it talking to your family millions of miles away or simply clicking a picture and letting the whole world know in a matter of few seconds “how good a photographer you are!”, there is an app for everything.Business rely on these apps to build brand value, to spread their wings farther and most importantly, to make their customer’s life easy. While, these apps are a great way for the customers to interact with the businesses, it is extremely annoying to the customers when these apps do not function the way they are supposed to. Testing these apps becomes extremely important before of in most cases even after the customer has started using the app. GUIDABLE INCLUSIONS is not just a mnemonic but a framework which lets you explore your app in the best possible way giving you results which you would have normally missed. It helps you look beyond the UI aspect or as they say the “look and feel” of the app and notice how your apps react in response to the way you interact with them or vice versa.
This session dives deeper into the following,
G – Gestures
U – User Scenarios and Usability
I – Integration
D – Devices and Platforms
B – Browsers
L – Location
E – Efficiency
I – Interrupts
N – Notifications
C – Compliance
L – Localization
U – Updates
S – Synchronization
I – Interaction
O – Orientation
N – Network
S – Security


Welcom Hotel

CHANDARVA HALL Welcom Hotel (Member ITC’s hotel group) R.C. Dutt Road, Alkapuri, Vadodara 390007, Gujarat, India
+91 265 2330033, 6677000
+91 265 6677021 (Direct)