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Accelerate Quality

Accelerate Quality

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It seems like every week there is a headline about changes to the technological landscape and its impact on industries and organisations. But what does this mean for customer experience? What new risks emerge? And how can you harness these changes to drive efficiency, collaboration, and maintain continuous quality in your business?

 

This series has been carefully curated to empower IT professionals with the vision, advice and strategies required to improve the quality of software and the way it is delivered amidst the constantly evolving tech landscape.

 

Each webinar will dive into a key pillar of quality excellence to set you on track to master digital quality.

   

Presenters:

 
Ferdinand Hagethorn, Practice Director Security Services, Planit

Ferdinand is responsible for establishing and leading Planit's cybersecurity practice, which has rapidly grown to provide security testing, penetration testing, and DevSecOps services for our global client-base.

 

He is a seasoned cybersecurity and information security expert with over 25 years of experience in engineering, architecture, and security that has provided business-driven design and implementation, migration planning, testing and execution at the highest levels to over 800 projects in seven countries throughout Europe, North America, and Australasia. Prior to moving to Wellington and joining Planit in 2015, he held senior security roles in consulting, IT, and energy sectors

David McGregor, Associate Practice Director - Automation Engineering, Planit

David McGregor is Associate Practice Director for Automation Engineering at Planit. With more than 16 years of DevOps and software engineering experience, he is an experienced leader that is responsible for building our global engineering capability. He also champions and role-models strong values and people initiatives for our next generation of engineers, actively building team culture and facilitating team member performance, learning, career development, safety, and well-being.

 

Prior to joining Planit in 2019, he was a practice lead at Cognizant, a Lead Engineer at Odecee, and before that Principal QA Specialist at SEEK. He has also held senior IT roles at financial organisations such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Macquarie Bank.

Dr Tafline Ramos, Practice Director, Quality Engineering and Assurance, Planit

Tafline is responsible for driving best quality practices across Planit, including its thousands of consultants and hundreds of clients worldwide. Tafline holds a PhD in software testing and is a regular feature in software engineering, technology, and quality engineering conferences. She has over 20 years of experience in the ICT industry and is an international standards leader, developing software engineering standards with ISO and IEEE.

Phil Johnson, Practice Director, Performance Engineering, Planit

An expert in application performance and continuous testing, Phil leads the performance engineering practice at Planit to help our clients engineer speed with quality into their systems. With over 20 years experience in scaling applications, Phil has worked in both Planit UK and ANZ since 2015 and is now based in Perth. Prior to joining Planit, he headed up performance engineering/testing at the Royal Mail Group and the NHS at CSC (DXC) UK.

Kedar Kulkarni, Regional Practice Director, Performance Engineering, Planit

Kedar is a dedicated professional with more than 17 years' experience in performance engineering, observability and technical consulting roles. He is passionate about embedding performance and other non-functional aspects into development life cycles. Currently working as a Regional Practice Director for Performance Engineering at Planit, he manages the local practice in Victoria and is responsible for delivery across multiple customer engagements, technical pre-sales, developing customised solutions or frameworks and people management. Previously he worked at Elastic as a Consultant, helping customers with their search and observability requirements and achieving the full potential of their Elastic stack and solutions. He has also worked for large consulting organisations such as IBM and Capgemini managing performance testing of mission critical applications.

Joel Deutscher, Executive General Manager of Technology & Innovation, Planit

Joel is a seasoned technology leader with 24 years of industry experience. In his role, he leads the global team of practice leads, drives innovation initiatives, and oversees product development. With a deep understanding of technology, including AI, and its impact on customer experience and business value, Joel has been instrumental in driving digital transformation and thought leadership in the industry.

      Webinar Series:

June 20, 2024 | 11AM AEST 1PM NZST:
Protecting Your Business in the Age of New Technologies

See Details

 

New technologies like generative AI open up a world of opportunities for many businesses. However, the excitement and rush to adopt new technologies can be met with concerns around security, trustworthiness, data protection and more. Businesses, must navigate the fine line between embracing these new technologies and safeguarding their operations.

 

In research by Salesforce, 79% of respondents shared concerns that new technologies bring the potential for security risks. And with 67% planning to prioritise generative AI within the next 18 months. So how can you protect your business? Join us on June 20 when Planit’s own, Ferdinand Hagethorn, Practice Director - Security Services will dive into the business risks associated with new technologies and how to protect your organisation as you embrace innovation.

 

During the session Ferdinand will:

  • Analyse the latest technology trends and highlight potential security risks
  • Share insights on risk assessment, testing and protection in this era of new technologies
  • Offer practical advice to protect your customers, your data & your reputation
 
July 25, 2024 | 11AM AEST 1PM NZST:
The State of Modern Automation

See Details

Join us for an engaging and informative webinar as we delve into the state of test automation in modern enterprises and its seamless integration with today’s software development practices.

 

We’ll dive into how the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is reshaping the testing landscape and share how Planit is actively addressing the evolving needs of our customers by enabling continuous testing for higher software quality.

 

During the session, automation expert David McGregor will:

  • Explore the current and future state of test automation in modern enterprises
  • Discuss how AI/ML is affecting the space
  • Share practical advice and tips around testing continuously to achieve higher quality
 
August 22, 2024 | 11AM AEST 1PM NZST:
Modern Quality Engineering: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

See Details

 

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, quality engineering has become a critical component for organizations striving to deliver high-quality products and services. In this webinar, we will explore the trends, challenges, and opportunities that lie ahead for modern quality engineering professionals.

 

Join Dr Tafline Ramos as she:

  • Explores the latest trends shaping modern quality engineering practices
  • Identifies and addresses challenges faced by quality engineering teams
  • Provides practical guidance on how to embrace modern quality engineering and what it means for your business
 
September 12, 2024 | 11AM AEST 1PM NZST:
Performance and Resilience Engineering in the Era of Complex Hybrid Architectures

See Details

 

As customers continue moving towards complex hybrid architecture involving microservices, cloud native services, SaaS products and event driven integration, performance and resilience engineering become ever more critical for organisations on this journey. Some of the topics covered during the discussion will be:

  • Performance and scalability of applications deployed on cloud platforms
  • Performance and capacity planning of SaaS products
  • Resilience testing and approaches to build resilience into the delivery lifecycle such as chaos engineering
  • How consolidated observability is critical to this distributed landscape in the delivery lifecycle as well as in operations?
 
October 24, 2024 | 11AM AEST 1PM NZST:
Revolutionising Quality with Generative AI

See Details

 

Join us for the final webinar of our 5-part series, where Joel Deutscher, Executive General Manager of Technology and Innovation at Planit, will delve into the transformative impact of generative AI on quality control processes.

 

Joel will address the challenges and considerations associated with implementing generative AI and provide valuable advice on how organisations can start leveraging this technology to maximise their success.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights from an industry expert and take your quality control processes to the next level and master digital quality.

 

    Webinar Details

  • It seems like every week there is a headline about changes to the technological landscape and its impact on industries and organisations. But what does this mean for customer experience? What new risks emerge? And how can you harness these changes to drive efficiency, collaboration, and maintain continuous quality in your business?

     

    This series has been carefully curated to empower IT professionals with the vision, advice and strategies required to improve the quality of software and the way it is delivered amidst the constantly evolving tech landscape.

     

    Each webinar will dive into a key pillar of quality excellence to set you on track to master digital quality.

       

    Presenters:

     
    Ferdinand Hagethorn, Practice Director Security Services, Planit

    Ferdinand is responsible for establishing and leading Planit's cybersecurity practice, which has rapidly grown to provide security testing, penetration testing, and DevSecOps services for our global client-base.

     

    He is a seasoned cybersecurity and information security expert with over 25 years of experience in engineering, architecture, and security that has provided business-driven design and implementation, migration planning, testing and execution at the highest levels to over 800 projects in seven countries throughout Europe, North America, and Australasia. Prior to moving to Wellington and joining Planit in 2015, he held senior security roles in consulting, IT, and energy sectors

    David McGregor, Associate Practice Director - Automation Engineering, Planit

    David McGregor is Associate Practice Director for Automation Engineering at Planit. With more than 16 years of DevOps and software engineering experience, he is an experienced leader that is responsible for building our global engineering capability. He also champions and role-models strong values and people initiatives for our next generation of engineers, actively building team culture and facilitating team member performance, learning, career development, safety, and well-being.

     

    Prior to joining Planit in 2019, he was a practice lead at Cognizant, a Lead Engineer at Odecee, and before that Principal QA Specialist at SEEK. He has also held senior IT roles at financial organisations such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Macquarie Bank.

    Dr Tafline Ramos, Practice Director, Quality Engineering and Assurance, Planit

    Tafline is responsible for driving best quality practices across Planit, including its thousands of consultants and hundreds of clients worldwide. Tafline holds a PhD in software testing and is a regular feature in software engineering, technology, and quality engineering conferences. She has over 20 years of experience in the ICT industry and is an international standards leader, developing software engineering standards with ISO and IEEE.

    Phil Johnson, Practice Director, Performance Engineering, Planit

    An expert in application performance and continuous testing, Phil leads the performance engineering practice at Planit to help our clients engineer speed with quality into their systems. With over 20 years experience in scaling applications, Phil has worked in both Planit UK and ANZ since 2015 and is now based in Perth. Prior to joining Planit, he headed up performance engineering/testing at the Royal Mail Group and the NHS at CSC (DXC) UK.

    Kedar Kulkarni, Regional Practice Director, Performance Engineering, Planit

    Kedar is a dedicated professional with more than 17 years' experience in performance engineering, observability and technical consulting roles. He is passionate about embedding performance and other non-functional aspects into development life cycles. Currently working as a Regional Practice Director for Performance Engineering at Planit, he manages the local practice in Victoria and is responsible for delivery across multiple customer engagements, technical pre-sales, developing customised solutions or frameworks and people management. Previously he worked at Elastic as a Consultant, helping customers with their search and observability requirements and achieving the full potential of their Elastic stack and solutions. He has also worked for large consulting organisations such as IBM and Capgemini managing performance testing of mission critical applications.

    Joel Deutscher, Executive General Manager of Technology & Innovation, Planit

    Joel is a seasoned technology leader with 24 years of industry experience. In his role, he leads the global team of practice leads, drives innovation initiatives, and oversees product development. With a deep understanding of technology, including AI, and its impact on customer experience and business value, Joel has been instrumental in driving digital transformation and thought leadership in the industry.

  •       Webinar Series:

    June 20, 2024 | 11AM AEST 1PM NZST:
    Protecting Your Business in the Age of New Technologies

    See Details

     

    New technologies like generative AI open up a world of opportunities for many businesses. However, the excitement and rush to adopt new technologies can be met with concerns around security, trustworthiness, data protection and more. Businesses, must navigate the fine line between embracing these new technologies and safeguarding their operations.

     

    In research by Salesforce, 79% of respondents shared concerns that new technologies bring the potential for security risks. And with 67% planning to prioritise generative AI within the next 18 months. So how can you protect your business? Join us on June 20 when Planit’s own, Ferdinand Hagethorn, Practice Director - Security Services will dive into the business risks associated with new technologies and how to protect your organisation as you embrace innovation.

     

    During the session Ferdinand will:

    • Analyse the latest technology trends and highlight potential security risks
    • Share insights on risk assessment, testing and protection in this era of new technologies
    • Offer practical advice to protect your customers, your data & your reputation
     
    July 25, 2024 | 11AM AEST 1PM NZST:
    The State of Modern Automation

    See Details

    Join us for an engaging and informative webinar as we delve into the state of test automation in modern enterprises and its seamless integration with today’s software development practices.

     

    We’ll dive into how the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is reshaping the testing landscape and share how Planit is actively addressing the evolving needs of our customers by enabling continuous testing for higher software quality.

     

    During the session, automation expert David McGregor will:

    • Explore the current and future state of test automation in modern enterprises
    • Discuss how AI/ML is affecting the space
    • Share practical advice and tips around testing continuously to achieve higher quality
     
    August 22, 2024 | 11AM AEST 1PM NZST:
    Modern Quality Engineering: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

    See Details

     

    In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, quality engineering has become a critical component for organizations striving to deliver high-quality products and services. In this webinar, we will explore the trends, challenges, and opportunities that lie ahead for modern quality engineering professionals.

     

    Join Dr Tafline Ramos as she:

    • Explores the latest trends shaping modern quality engineering practices
    • Identifies and addresses challenges faced by quality engineering teams
    • Provides practical guidance on how to embrace modern quality engineering and what it means for your business
     
    September 12, 2024 | 11AM AEST 1PM NZST:
    Performance and Resilience Engineering in the Era of Complex Hybrid Architectures

    See Details

     

    As customers continue moving towards complex hybrid architecture involving microservices, cloud native services, SaaS products and event driven integration, performance and resilience engineering become ever more critical for organisations on this journey. Some of the topics covered during the discussion will be:

    • Performance and scalability of applications deployed on cloud platforms
    • Performance and capacity planning of SaaS products
    • Resilience testing and approaches to build resilience into the delivery lifecycle such as chaos engineering
    • How consolidated observability is critical to this distributed landscape in the delivery lifecycle as well as in operations?
     
    October 24, 2024 | 11AM AEST 1PM NZST:
    Revolutionising Quality with Generative AI

    See Details

     

    Join us for the final webinar of our 5-part series, where Joel Deutscher, Executive General Manager of Technology and Innovation at Planit, will delve into the transformative impact of generative AI on quality control processes.

     

    Joel will address the challenges and considerations associated with implementing generative AI and provide valuable advice on how organisations can start leveraging this technology to maximise their success.

    Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights from an industry expert and take your quality control processes to the next level and master digital quality.

     

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