Automation in Software Testing: Will Test Robots Replace Testers?

Tuesday, February 13th

6:30 pm - Automation in Software Testing: Will Test Robots Replace Testers?

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Gain knowledge and insights from our panel of experienced leaders and managers in Web/Mobile/IoT Testing

Software testing is a challenging task in any software development cycle. However, currently most companies have testers who either manually execute test cases or write test scripts (using APIs provided by test automation frameworks) that can be executed automatically. Either way, the test cases are provided manually and require lots of domain knowledge. This process is neither scalable nor thorough, requires substantial effort to create and maintain test cases (e.g., even some minor change would break a test script) and is insufficient as these test cases mostly do not explore corner cases and different system environments. (AI-powered) Automated Test Generation (Test Robot or Testbot) is a promising approach to tackle the limitations of Manual Test Generation techniques. Many testers start worrying about their careers because of the Testbots. In this event, we will learn more about Testbots and discuss about their advantages and limitations. We will also discuss whether we can control the Testbots and make our testing jobs more enjoyable. Over the panel discussion, we will gain knowledge and insights from our panel of experienced leaders and managers in Web/Mobile/IoT Testing.


  • 18:30-18:45: Registration
  • 18:45-19.00: A Briefing on Automated Software Testing
  • 19.00-20.00: Panel Discussion
  • 20.00-21.00: Networking & Product Showcase


Ying Kiat Pang: Director, Network and Software Security Beyond Security Asia Pte Ltd

Ying Kiat is Director, software and network security, at Beyond Security Asia. He started his career as a software programmer, financial systems, at one of the largest software house in Singapore. He has over 30 years of IT work experience having held positions in IT management, software development, network computing, marketing, consulting, and general management. At Beyond Security, he has led major projects in penetration testing and IT security audit services in the vulnerability assessment and management.

Chia Yuan Cho: Program Manager and Principal Scientist, DSO National Laboratories

Chia Yuan is a Program Manager and Principal Scientist at DSO National Laboratories, with more than ten years of experience in the invention and application of R&D solutions to solve problems in cyber security. He heads a department of scientists and engineers to perform cutting-edge R&D in cyber security for MINDEF/SAF and selected government agencies, with expertise in diverse areas including enterprise systems, web, IoT, mobile, cloud-computing, program analysis and artificial intelligence. He also collaborates actively with the scientific community in leading local and overseas universities. He has published a number of scientific papers on new methods and techniques for cyber security, and has won various awards and scholarships, including the Innovation Award, DSO PhD Scholarship, DSTA scholarship, and the NUS Accelerated Masters Program. Chia Yuan obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Steve Neo: Regional Sales Director (ASEAN) Parasoft South East Asia Pte Ltd

Steve Neo has over 15 years’ experience in safety and mission critical software development, working with verification & validation tools and Real-Time Systems. He has knowledge of major software safety standards for Aviation, Medical, Industrial Control, Automotive and Payment systems. Helps customers to roll out and improve their software development processes and governances. He share at company events, public events and schools on topics like Software Development & Testing. Steve joined Parasoft in 2010.


Tuesday, February 13th
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 05991

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