SLASSCOM to hold country’s first virtual Test Automation Conference

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Billed as the “biggest automation testing conference” in the country, The Colombo Test Automation Conference (CTAC) spearheaded by the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) Quality Forum will take place for the 4th consecutive year on the 25h of November 2020.

This year CTAC 2020 will go virtual with the aim of accommodating participants from the local and international markets and will foster discussions on the topic from a global market perspective.

Having brought together some of the leading professionals in the software industry in the past years , CTAC has turned out to be one of the most talked about and much awaited events by the tech industry .

This years event will once again bring together experienced and seasoned practitioners in the tech , BPM and software industry as well as academia. These expert practitioners will discuss trending topics that will be applicable in supporting industries adopt best practices in Test Automation in the Pandemic era and beyond.

The line up of speakers include industry experts from successful tech companies that comprise of Niroshan Landez, Director Client Services -Auxenta Digital Labs( Pvt ) Ltd, Suren Rodrigo, Senior Software product engineer . 99X, Maduka Perera ,Senior Lead -Quality Engineering at Sysco Labs, Ranil Weerasinghe -Head of Quality Assurance , Cambio Software Engineering , Tharindu Peiris – Associate Tech Lead , Cambio Software Engineering and Menaka De Silva , Quality Assurance Lead -Zone 24/7 .

Targeted at technology leaders, QA professionals, Quality Engineers, developers and agile practitioners, software testers and product leaders, the event will give participants an opportunity to learn new skills and hear expert industry perspectives.

Speaking of the conference, Vice Chairman of SLASSCOM Sandra De Zoysa who conceptualized & initiated the quality forum over a decade ago said,“Given the current pandemic that has led to remote working will result in accelerating digital transformation, bringing even more drastic shifts in how we do software delivery . Manual testing will no longer be able to meet the demand of a plethora of web browsers, devices, operating systems, screen resolutions and responsive designs. Therefore the aim of this conference is to help organizations expand their techniques, get up to speed on the latest tools and trends and improve their processes.”

Quality Forum Head at SLASSCOM Tharindra Jayamaha commented “issues that many software teams are facing today include productivity during working from home, costs, management oversight and difficult or unmanageable release schedules.Test Automation presents an opportunity to solve these problems and presents a powerful way to scale as required. Therefore, for today’s software companies, Test Automation is no longer an option, but a necessity. Our conference will be way for them to engage  in talks with top software testing professionals and learn from some of the country’s leading test automation experts.”

SLASSCOM as the national chamber for the knowledge and innovation industry in Sri Lanka, acts as the catalyst of growth by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouraging research and innovation, and supporting the creation of a forward thinking and progressive national policy framework. They have over 200 member companies accounting for approximately 90% of the IT-BPM industry export revenue. SLASSCOM is partnered and supported in their initiatives by their Corporate sponsor Dialog Axiata PLC and the Platinum Sponsor for this event, Sysco Labs Sri Lanka.

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