test expo 2019

TestExpo™ 2019

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TEST EXPO 2019 - Imagine

The 4thTestExpo event -  TestExpo Imagine – gathered together approximately 200 quality assurance and cybersecurity professionals to network and learn about the future of our industry. In this event, our keynote speakers viewed the future landscape from different angles helping us to understand the rapidly changing environment and giving participants ideas on how we as individuals, professionals, and organizations should prepare and adapt for the future. "Imagine" was designed to inspire you to look beyond traditional and into the heart of your business challenges.

We want to thank our speakers, partners, and participants for the event and looking forward to seeing you in  2020.

Presentations & interviews

If you want to go back to one of the presentations (or if you weren’t able to participate), here are the presentations and a couple of short interviews from the event.

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TestExpo 2019 | Interview | Benjamin Särkkä | Founder | Disobey

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TestExpo 2019 | Interview | Juha Vaitilo | CSO | Sogeti Finland

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TestExpo 2019 | Interview | Matti Parviainen | CISO | City of Espo

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TestExpo 2019 | Interview | Thomas Fillaud | Global Head of Cybersecurity, Sogeti

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TestExpo 2019 | Interview | Ronan Healy & Suzanne Meade | Eurostar Conferences

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8:30 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:15

Juha Vaitilo, CSO Sogeti Finland

9:15 - 9:45

Imagine Digital Happiness
Michiel Boreel, CTO, Sogeti

9:45 - 10.15

The new Normal 
Benjamin Särkkä, Founder, Disobey

10:15 - 10:45

How design can help companies to imagine the future
Jule Jenckel, Director of Service Design & Susanna Laanikari, Director of  Culture and People Experience, Idean

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:45

The Art of Cyber Security
Kimmo Vesajoki,
Country Manager, Trend Micro

11:15 - 11:45

The Art of Cyber Security
Kimmo Vesajoki,
Country Manager, Trend Micro

11:45 - 12:15

Air France-Sogeti partnership to build a multisite agile test center.
Florence Guerlais - Manager of the Air France Service Center Test

11:45 - 12:15

The Story of Information Security
Matti Parviainen,
CISO, City of Espoo

12:15 - 12:45

Knowledge work in 2030
Jaakko Lehtinen,
Head of Nordic Intelligent Automation CoE, Capgemini

12:15 - 12:45

Detect and Stop Advanced Threats
Kim Rejman, IBM Security

12:45 - 13:45


12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:15

Case Outotec: Business Assurance in SAP SAFe Environment 
Shashank Kallole, Sogeti

13:45 - 14:15

Make cybersecurity agile and efficient
Thomas Fillaud, Global Head of Cybersecurity, Sogeti

14:15 - 14:45

Cognitive QA: Gain Actionable Insights into your Current Test Strategy
Antoine Aymer, Strategic Portfolio Director, Sogeti & Maheshwar Kanitkar, Leader Digital Assurance and Testing Practice Capgemini India 

14:15 - 14:45

Micro Focus: Imagine Digital Safety Assured
Arno van de Velde – Presales Technical Consultant

14:45 - 15:15

Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 - 15:45

Kohti inhimillisempää digitaalista vuorovaikutusta
Katri Saarikivi, aivotutkija, Helsingin yliopisto

15:45 -16:00

Closing Words
Juha Vaitilo, CSO Sogeti Finland

Maheshwar Kanitkar
Capgemini India Digital Assurance & Testing Practice Lead for Sogeti

Maheshwar is accountable for business growth (P&L), Pre-sales, Solutioning, Alliance, Partners, Operational KPI, designing and implementing AI based automation solutions (R&D), competency, people. Member of global leaders team for the testing portfolio for Capgemini group and Sogeti.

  • Thought leader in architecting unmatched enterprise quality solutions for business.
  • Deep hands-on knowledge of upcoming AI technologies and well proven mature technologies.
  • Expert in cloud computing, AI, Dev-Ops, RPA, virtualization, application security, mobile applications, system testing, storage area network
  • Deep knowledge of Collaboration, Knowledge management, Asset-based development platform, and Productivity management.
  • Extensive experience in Test Practice Building, implementing Test Center of Excellence, Application Release Management, Delivery Governance, Stakeholders management.
  • Handled various roles like Practice Head, Delivery Manager, Account Manager, Technical Manager, Program Manager, Onsite Manager, Engagement Manager, and Solution Architect.
  • Developed and Delivered software products and solutions within budgets, schedules and specified SLAs for many fortune 500 customers include Microsoft, CIBC, Sears Holdings, HDFC bank, and few start-ups.
  • Deep Domain Knowledge of investment banking, capital market, BFSI, Business Controls, Infrastructure, Education
  • A regular speaker in Testing conferences, featured profile on Siliconindia.com, Capgemini Expert Connect program, one of the author of World Quality Report
  • Increased productivity of employees by 35% through participatory management and accountability principles

Benjamin Särkkä

Founder, Disobey

Benjamin Särkkä on intohimoisesti utelias ihminen joka pyrkii oppimaan mahdollisimman paljon maailmasta ja siitä miten se toimii. Hän esiintyy Team Whack tv-sarjassa, on perustanut pohjoismaiden suurimman hakkeritapahtuman ja hänet on valittu kaksi kertaa suomen top 100 ict vaikuttajan listalle.

Muuttuvassa maailmassa myös tietoturvaan on suhtauduttava sitä tukevien faktojen perusteella. Mitä voimme oppia historiasta, ja miten varautua tulevaan.

Katri Saarikivi
Brain Researcher, University of Helsinki

Katri Saarikivi on aivotutkija, joka johtaa Helsingin yliopiston Kognitiivisen aivotutkimuksen yksikössä empatian ja laadukkaan vuorovaikutuksen mekanismeja selvittävää tutkimusprojektia. Erityisenä kiinnostuksen kohteena on se, mitä hyötyä empatiasta on erilaisissa työn konteksteissa ja miten empatia saataisiin toimimaan paremmin myös tietokonevälitteisessä vuorovaikutuksessa. Tutkimustyön ohella Saarikivi on intohimoinen tieteen popularisoija, jonka mielestä tiede kuuluu kaikille ja on arvokasta vasta silloin, kun se koskettaa kaikkia.

Matti Parviainen
CISO, City of Espoo

Reilun kahden ja puolen vuoden ajan Espoon kaupungin tietoturvapäällikkönä toiminut Matti Parviainen valittiin vuoden tietoturvapäälliköksi 2019. Parviainen on ennakkoluulottomasti onnistunut nostamaan positiivisessa mielessä tietoturvallisuuden merkitystä sekä kaupungissa, että yhteiskunnallisella tasolla. Yhtenä esimerkkinä on nuorten osallistaminen kaupungin tietoturvallisuuden parantamiseen Hack with Espoo konseptin avulla.


Kimmo Vesajoki

Country Manager, Trend Micro

Kimmo Vesajoki on työskennellyt Trend Micron Suomen ja Baltian toimintojen maajohtajana vuodesta 2013 alkaen, jona aikana yhtiöstä on kasvanut alueen johtava tietoturvaratkaisuiden toimittaja. Kimmo on toiminut 20 vuotta IT-alalla, joista yli 10 on vierähtänyt tietoturvan parissa. Trend Micron johtoportaassa Kimmolla on poikkeuksellinen näköalapaikka tietoturvan alati muuttuvaan maailmaan.

Thomas Fillaud
Global head of cybersecurity, Sogeti

Recognised IT Security specialist, with more than 15 years’ experience in various domains, Thomas is leading the Cybersecurity portfolio for Sogeti
Previously, he worked for the ANSSI (French National Infosec Agency), in the field of Infosec Industrial Policy and for the French ministry of defence as Infosec Architect. He had started his career working as infosec expert for the French bank Société Générale.



Florence Guerlais

Manager of the Air France Service Center Test

She is responsible for the realisation and delivery of IT testing services for development and continuity of applications for AF/KLM. She is the Manager of the French part of AF/KLM Service Center Test, the distributed team in Sophia Antipolis, Toulouse and Paris.



Michiel Boreel
Michiel Boreel
Sogeti Global CTO

Michiel Boreel has been working in the IT Industry for over 30 years. Now in the role of CTO contributing to the innovation in Sogeti, one of Capgemini’s strategic business units. At Sogeti, Michiel established SogetiLabs, a think tank with the goal of inspiring customers to apply new technology in business processes. A constant theme in all of the SogetiLabs research is the question of what role IT will play in the future society and how technology can be applied to create meaningful business innovation. Since the start of the institute, it has published over 15 books and reports.  Based on his research, Michiel is often asked for his engaging and visionary speeches or in the role of Master of Ceremony at national and international events. Additionally, he works with many clients to create in-house innovation workshops where, through strategic dialogue, emerging technologies are translated into specific business innovation opportunities. Michiel Boreel is, as Chief Technology Officer, part of the Executive Management Committee of Sogeti and is Corporate Vice President of Capgemini.

Jaakko Lehtinen
Head - Capgemini Nordic Intelligent Automation Center of Excellence

Jaakko Lehtinen is heading Capgemini's Nordic Intelligent Automation Center of Excellence. He is one of the Finnish robotic process automation pioneers: for the past five years, Jaakko has worked full time in leading positions related to knowledge work automation and has had the opportunity to closely observe how automation benefits have been implemented in various European companies and in different industries. Before joining Capgemini, Jaakko has worked in service delivery, operations, outsourcing and IT services development positions. Jaakko is actively following up on phenomenons related to automation and cognitive, and he is daily in the middle of the action experiencing how new technologies such as artificial intelligence or natural language processing influence knowledge work and business.

Jule Jenckel
Director of Service Design

Jule Jenckel is a product and service designer with a strong background in design research and strategy. With 10+ years of experience, she has lived and worked in Berlin, Munich, San Francisco, London, Barcelona, Singapore and Helsinki where she worked in multidisciplinary teams for big brands and small companies creating products and services for a variety of industries.

As a service designer, she identifies connections between user needs, business opportunities and technological constraints. At Idean, she helps clients to explore new business opportunities, improve their innovation capabilities and ultimately facilitates change inside organisations.

Susanna Laanikari
Director, Culture and People Experience

Susanna is passionate about creating exceptional experiences for people. Her background is in project management and leading different types of teams for the past 18 years. She believes in empowering people and helping them grow. She can fluently translate business strategy into design project objectives. Susanna is a persistent problem-solver with a high ambition level. At Idean, she applies different areas of human-centred design and design thinking methodologies into leadership practices, team leading, and organisational change and implementation.


Arno van de Velde

Presales Technical Consultant

As a former testing practitioner at various customers Arno is able to help customers with all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle ranging from Lifecycle management, Requirements to Functional, Performance and Security testing. As a presales consultant he helps customers on their digital transformation journey by removing testing constraints. As part of the Application Delivery Management portfolio within Micro Focus he supports the Enterprise DevOps pillar and embodies the problem solving attitude required within the DevOps movement.

With an analytical background and a love for challenging and complex situations he is able to make things simpler and more understandable while maintaining the big picture. Hard working, enthusiastic, results driven and collaborative are words that are core to his being. He believes the world can be a better with place with Software driving better business outcomes.


Kim Rejman

Technical Sales / QRadar SIEM

Security enthusiast. Working endlessly, determinedly and passionately to help people, organizations and businesses to reach their goals in their field.


Conference Partner

EuroSTAR is an independent and all-inclusive community where Software Testers can collaboratively work towards evolving their profession while fulfilling their professional potential. EuroSTAR welcomes testers through a thriving annual conference and an online platform called Huddle.

The annual EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference is a fun, energetic and amazing celebration of the craft of testing in Europe. It is the longest running and largest conference on testing in Europe with the biggest variety of topics. It takes place in November in different European cities each year and aims to foster closer ties between testers across Europe. The conference is held over 4 days with over 60 sessions including tutorials, workshops and talks and also includes an exhibition which runs for 2.5 days.

The conference is community-driven – all members are invited to submit proposals to talk at the conference; speakers are selected by an independent review panel of volunteers and by a programme committee which is renewed each year; the social programme and Expo are carefully created each year with the explicit aim of fostering conversation between attendees, speakers and exhibitors.

The 27th annual EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference will take place Nov 11-14 in Prague, the Czech Republic with full-day & half-day tutorials, active workshops, dozens of track sessions, networking & social events, an interactive Test Lab and software testing exhibition. For more details on the History of the EuroSTAR Conference – visit our Conference History.

Learn more about EuroSTAR 

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