Impression Test Automation Days 2019

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The presentations can be downloaded via the presentations page. The password for this is spread via the programme flyer or via the review email.


Keynote speakers

Mirjana Kolarov
Amir Rustamzadeh
Paul Gerrard
Dorothy Graham
Ard Kramer
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Founding Partner

Chief Sponsor

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About the programme

Programme - Day 2

08.30 hrs. Registration

09.15 hrs.Room: Polar

10.10 hrs.Room: Polar

10.50 hrs. Break and visit exhibition

12.00 hrs. Change rooms

12.50 hrs. Lunchbreak and visit exhibition

13.50 hrs.Room: Polar
Afternoon introduction - Ard Kramer

14.00 hrs.Room: Polar

14.40 hrs. Change rooms

15.30 hrs. Break and visit exhibition

16.40 hrs. Change rooms

16.50 hrs.Room: Polar

17.30 hrs.Room: Polar
Wrap up and closing - Ard Kramer

17.45 hrs. Drinks at exhibition

Test Automation Lab

Come join us at the Test Automation Lab!  Would you like to try your hand at automation?  At the Automation Lab, you can.  We will have a custom framework for you to try on site. And if that isn’t exciting enough, Chris Loder will have his currently running production framework there for you to see.  And the Dr. is in the Lab, so tell us where it hurts!  If you’d like to bring your framework by and have it looked over for some assistance, guidance or praise the Automation Lab is the place to do that too.

About Chris Loder
An automation enthusiast to the core, Chris Loder is an Automation Architect leading the Automation Framework team at InGenius Software. He has been working with automation and designing frameworks for over 20 years. He loves to talk all things automation, and shares his experiences delivering talks at Testing Conferences.

Theme 2019: Test Automation in a Continuous World

In a world where everything needs to be continuous, has Test Automation also evolved into a continuous process: delivering software, testing, learning, creating value, etc.? How do you adjust to a continuous world? How do you keep up and deal with continual change relative to Test Automation? Or do you think that “continuous” is nothing more than hype to put extra pressure on everything we do?

We would like you to send in your thoughts, experiences (failures and successes) and the challenges you are facing, for the Test Automation Days 2019. We are interested in submissions related to our theme, but also any other presentations about test automation.

And you did see a S behind Day? This coming year, The Test Automation Days will be two days.

The first day will be focused on opportunities for the attendees to learn by doing! A tutorial/workshop day of half-day workshops, where tools, technologies and innovative practices flourish! The workshops will give novice, medium-experienced and advanced test automation engineers the opportunity to gain and share their experiences.

The second day will be more focused on exchanging ideas and tips through talks and presentations, including master classes of 90 minutes for more hands-on experiences.

Here are some ideas, some based on our theme (Test Automation in a Continuous World)  to inspire you to submit your proposal:

  • Continuous learning: what do you need to learn to do continuous integration, deployment, development and test automation? And how did you acquire that knowledge? We want to hear your learning stories! The key for good learning is not what you’ve learned and know today, but the ability to learn new things – that’s what makes our professional stand out.
  • Continuous feedback: a lot can go wrong during continuous processes. How did you deal with a high rate of feedback from continuous automation? What are the effects on test automation, on test automators, testers and developers when feedback is continuous?
  • Continuous value: how does our continuous world provide real value to stakeholders and business users? How does test automation support the business by providing continuous value?
  • Continuous solving: we as test automation engineers know that things don’t always go according to plan. How did you solve the challenges when your pipelines, frameworks, etc. broke down? How  can we organize to survive when continuous processes are no longer there?
  • Continuous improvement: if you think you are there, new challenges, new technology, new solutions are waiting to be implemented. How do you deal with these new situations or are there even old solutions for new problems?
  • Test automation stories: whether you are involved in “continuous everything” or not, what have your experiences been in test automation? How did you get started? What were the blocking factors to your success? What advice would you give to others based on your experience?
  • Innovation: What are the new ideas, techniques and concepts that will shape test automation in the future? What will our major concerns be after the “noise” about continuous everything has passed?

We challenge you to share your thoughts and stories to help make the Test Automation Days 2019 an exciting event – with two days of continuous learning, hands-on tutorials and sharing of ideas and experiences.

Programme Committee

Jan Jaap Cannegieter (NL)
Jan Jaap Cannegieter is a leading test, QA and requirements expert from the Netherlands. He had over 20 years of experience in ICT. Jan Jaap did assignments in testing, test automation, quality assurance, process improvement, requirements, business – ICT alignment, Agile and digitalization. Jan Jaap is Principal Consultant at Squerist, a consultancy company of 90 employees specialized in process management and testing. Within Squerist Jan Jaap is, beside his assignments, responsible for coaching, knowledge management  and product development. Jan Jaap is the well-known author of several articles and books in the Netherlands and is a well-known (keynote) speaker on international conferences.

Victor Clerc (NL)
Victor Clercl is Business Unit Manager Xebia Quality and Test Automation. He is responsible for Xebia’s unit on quality and test automation. Our services and solutions aim to change and transform traditional testing practices. Continuous delivery requires dramatically improved the feedback cycles. Test automation enables this and helps to enable testers and complete development teams to maximize their added value.

Dorothy Graham (UK)
Dorothy Graham has been in software testing and test automation for nearly 50 years, and is co-author of 5 books (Software Inspection, Software Test Automation, Foundations of Software Testing, Experiences of Test Automation, and A Journey Through Test Automation Patterns). She is currently working with Seretta Gamba on the Test Automation Patterns wiki. (
She has been coming to testing conferences since 1991, and has been involved with Test Automation Day(s) since 2013. She was Programme Chair for the first EuroSTAR conference in 1993 and also in 2009. She founded Grove Consultants in 1989 and in 2008 attempted to retire, but hasn’t quite got the hang of it yet. She is now a popular speaker at international testing conferences and events. Dot helped to start testing qualifications (in the UK) and helped develop the first ISTQB Foundation Syllabus. She holds the European Excellence Award in Software Testing, and the first ISTQB Excellence Award in Software Testing. Her main hobby is choral singing.

Ard Kramer (NL)
Ard is a principal Test consultant at Alten Nederland since 2008 and started his career as a tester in 1997. He has been working in different fields such as Finance, Transport, Government and Telecom. He calls himself a Qualisopher which stands for someone  “who is in love with truth and wisdom, while yielding the resolve to want to improve man and his environment”. Therefore he focuses on new developments in testing and looks how innovations can be used in testing. He likes to spread his ideas and therefore he was a speaker at different conferences, such as Test Automation Days, EuroStar, Sigist, Testnet, Expo:QA, CAST and the Belgium Testing Days.

Review Committee

This year, the programme committee is supported by the review committee to select the best presentations, workshops and masterclasses from the call for presentations submissions. We have received almost 150 quality submissions from the international test automation community that need to be reviewed. These members from the test automation community have supported the programme committee with the review:

  • Geert-Hinke Addink, Requirements & Quality Engineer at Xebia
  • Bas Dijkstra, Test automation trainer and consultant
  • Seretta Gamba, Test automation freelancer and consultant
  • Ide Koops, Test Specialist & Trendwatcher at KZA
  • Charlotte Verschoor, former member of the Test Automation Day programme committee
  • Jon Hare Winton, SDET at Spotify



6 reasons to go to Test Automation Day


Witness first-hand the latest industry trends.


Meet the World’s leading test automation experts! Get inspired by different angles on Test Automation.

The Conversation

Interact with fellow testing professionals and industry leaders from around the world.


Discover the most up-to-date techniques & test tools from innovative companies during the programme and let the stories inspire you and help you in your day to day challenges of test automation!


Share experiences with speakers and participants from all over the world and challenge each other with the Test Automation in a Continuous World


Network with over 250 software testing professionals and key industry leaders and influencers for the leading brands of the software testing industry.

Practical Information

Target audience

TAD is the key meeting place for…

  • IT Management: CIOs, CTOs and IT Managers
  • IT Professionals: Engineers, Analysts, Developers, Specialists, Integrators, Test  coordinators and Test managers
  • Business Management: Consultants, Software suppliers and Project managers

Registration, costs & conditions

Please click here to visit the registration page.

Costs registration
Test Automation Days is a unique two day conference focused on test automation. In 2020 we will celebrate our 10th anniversary on June 17 & 18 in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The first day will be focused on opportunities for the attendees to learn by doing! A tutorial/workshop day full of half-day workshops, where tools, technologies and innovative practices flourish! The workshops will give novice, medium-experienced and advanced test automation engineers the opportunity to gain and share their experiences.
The second day will be more focusing on exchanging ideas and tips through talks and presentations, including master classes of two hours for more hands-on experiences.

When you register for both days at the same time, you will profit from a discount. Please find an overview of the fees (excl. VAT) below.

Full attendance Test Automation Days€ 840
Only Test Automation Day 1 (masterclasses): € 495
Only Test Automation Day 2: € 395

You can profit from the early bird fee until March 31st. Loyal visitors can register before October 1st with an extra discount on the two day attendance ticket.

Confirmation of your registration
After your online registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation by email. If you don’t receive an email within 24 hours, please contact us via +31 (0)40-2146203 or
One week before the congress, you will receive an official confirmation of your registration by email.

Your data will be used to keep you posted about activities of CKC Seminars and participants of the Test Automation Day, according to the AVG/GDPR guidelines. If you do not want to receive this information, please let us know.

Any cancellation should be sent by e-mail to CKC Seminars. Delivery of cancellation has to be confirmed by the responsible person from CKC Seminars. Please note that your registration can be transferred to a colleague.

Invoices and payment
Invoices will be submitted electronically (or by post on request) to your business email address or to the mailbox of the accounts payable address of your company.
Please note that the name of your company and the address have to be filled in correctly if the invoice has to be send to the accounts payable.
Also fill in the purchase number if needed for payment in your company.

Payment is required within 14 days, after you’ve received our invoice.

Terms for fee refund
Until June 1st 2019: 100% of the payment will be refunded, however an administration fee of € 50,- will be charged.
After June 1st 2019: no refund for congress fees will be made, the complete amount will be charged.

General terms and conditions
Our general terms and conditions are stored at the Chamber of Commerce Oost-Brabant, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), filling reference 17090331.
The general terms and conditions can apply to all conferences of CKC Seminars.

Date and venue

The 10th Test Automation Days will take place on Wednesday June 17 and Thursday June 18 2020 in Media Plaza, in the Polar area. Media Plaza is part of the Jaarbeurs, a big exhibition and conference venue in Utrecht.

Media Plaza – Polar Area
Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Croeselaan 6
3521 CA Utrecht
Practical details:

The Jaarbeurs is located in the city centre of Utrecht, near the Central Train Station. Please find all information regarding the accessibility here:

Jaarbeurs has a number of car parks (P1-P4) with more than 4,300 parking spaces. The car parks are open 24/7. We advise you to park your car at P4, since that carpark is the biggest one. Location for parking P4.

Electric charging stations
Jaarbeurs car parks P1 and P4 have charging stations for electric vehicles.

Become a sponsor

The Test Automation Days offer sponsor packages with profiling at the exhibition and an optional presentation in the program. The exhibition of the Test Automation Days provides you with:

  • An exceptional platform for you to position your company alongside the leading companies of the software testing industry
  • A remarkable chance to network with over 400 software testing professionals and key industry leaders and influencers for the leading brands of the software testing industry
  • Our attendees always highly rated this event and its content. This year, we would like to challenge every sponsor to come up with an Test Automation issue that is typical for you organization. You’ll have the opportunity to pitch your issue on stage and in this way, invite the attendees of Test Automation Day to come to your booth to solve the issue!

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of Test Automation Days? Please complete this information form and we will contact you as soon as possible.


Linda Wouters
Conference Coordinator
+31 (0)40 214 62 03

CKC Seminars
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