Fachvortrag 08.06.2018: Testing in the Digital Age
German Testing Day 2018
Title: Testing in the digital age; AI makes the difference
Date: June 8, 2018
Track GTD 5.2, 11.20 a.m. until 11.50 a.m. (30 minutes)
New technology like Artificial Intelligence and Robotics requires new skills. Testing will grow from evaluating current behavior of an IT-system to forecasting future behavior. Also, the boundary between testing and monitoring will fade. Continuous testing is a prerequisite for implementing DevOps. But in the Ops part we’d rather speak of continuous monitoring.
Artificial Intelligence heavily leans on data, big data. So data science will become a pivotal topic in the testing profession. And data science, especially the analytics part is very important in cognitive QA platforms.
With the addition of physical machines, we will see the need for digital assurance towards new non-functional requirements grow. Think of topics like ethics (what may an AI system do with the information it gathers) and embodiment (how should a robot look to be fit for purpose for your business process) are important in a new setup of quality characteristics.
Rik is a testing expert from the Netherlands. He is one of Sogeti’s most experienced management consultants in digital assurance and testing. Rik's presentations are always appreciated for their liveliness, his ability to keep the talks serious but light, and his use of practical examples with humorous comparisons.
Rik is a fellow of Sogeti’s R&D network SogetiLabs. The R&D activities result in white-papers, articles and blogs about IT in general and testing in particular. On 1 June 2018 the new book “Testing in the digital age; AI makes the difference”, of which Rik is one of the main authors, will be published.
Apart from his work at Sogeti, Rik volunteers as the chairman of TestNet (with almost 2000 members, this is probably the largest independent non-profit association of testers in the world) and as a workgroup-member (and former board-member) of ISTQB.
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