STAREAST 2022 Bonus Session : Power to the Testers – How AI & ML Enables QA to Build Efficient DevOps Cycles and Propel Organizations into the Next Normal


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 8:45am to 9:45am

Power to the Testers – How AI & ML Enables QA to Build Efficient DevOps Cycles and Propel Organizations into the Next Normal

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AI isn’t the future of testing; it’s the present-day reality, with ever-increasing significance as organizations are propelling into the next normal. Intelligent technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and analytics are becoming important building blocks of intelligent platform solutions for software companies and IT organizations in 2021. The aim of such intelligent platforms is to provide people with sustainable support so that processes can be optimized and maintenance costs can be minimized. Especially in the field of test automation, AI solutions bring a significant competitive advantage, enabling human testers to focus on the quality and design of the applications and processes of the future.

In this session, we will discuss how AI-driven testing addresses some of today's top test automation challenges. We’ll explore what leaders and organizations need to know when leveraging AI based tools and particularly what’s required to move beyond successful initial pilots to capturing the true value of AI at scale. 

Gerta Sheganaku
LocalStack GmbH

Gerta is co-founder and COO of LocalStack, the leading platform for local cloud development and testing, based on the hugely popular open source framework with 37k+ stars on Github. Prior to founding LocalStack, Gerta led Product Management for AI/ML based test automation solutions at Tricentis, where she also consulted customers in different industries around the globe on strategies from a people, process and tooling perspective to make testing a key enabler for their digital transformation journey. During her studies of computer science at TU Vienna, Gerta performed award winning research in the areas of Cloud Computing, Process Management, and Operations Research at Data61 in Sydney, Australia, and worked with industry partners on the vision and roadmap for production data analytics and predictive maintenance solutions for manufacturing processes. Gerta is passionate about diversity in tech and has led global diversity programs to increase gender, ethnic, and racial diversity in tech companies.