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Tomorrow’s Tester: The Evolution of Work

The testing industry is flooded with doomsday predictions: “The Testing Center of Excellence is dead! Testers will not be needed in the future! Robots will replace testers!”

While there is no question that today’s technologies have driven the evolution of the job, it is increasingly evident that successfully leveraging them will only extend the need for skilled testers. We are rapidly infusing bots, artificial intelligence and machine learning into quality processes – but doing so meaningfully requires a sound quality strategy and skilled testers at the helm.

In this session, Jeff Wilkinson, Managing Director at Accenture, explores what all this means for the future of testing, and what today’s testers must do in order to stay relevant. You’ll also hear about Accenture’s “Touchless Testing” approach, which employs these concepts.
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Jeff Wilkinson, Managing Director at Accenture; Wayne Ariola, CMO at Tricentis
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