Impression Test Automation Day 2018

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About the 2018 program

To automate or not to automate, is that a question? The (im)possibilities of Test Automation

Is this the most important question to ask about automation? What should you automate, when should it be automated, how to automate – all are important but first, should you automate at all? Sometimes automation is a great success – the possibilities have been achieved.  But sometimes automation doesn’t work out so well – it was difficult or even impossible. In that case was this question, to automate or not to automate, even considered? Perhaps your experience would now give a different answer. But how can you tell what the answer should be?

Keynote speakers 2018

Meet our keynote speakers:

  • Ilari Henrik Aegerter, Managing Director, House of Test
  • Dan Cuellar, Creator of Appium
  • Angie Jones, Senior Automation Engineer, Twitter
  • Amy Phillips, Engineering Manager, MOO


Program 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.

Sally Goble (UK)
Sally is Head of quality at the Guardian, and has worked in software development for 10 years. She has been at the forefront of changing the Guardian QA team’s focus from testing to quality. She is a great believer in ripping up plans and starting from scratch.

Dorothy Graham (UK)
Dorothy Graham has been in software testing for 40 years, and is co-author of 4 books. Dot was programme chair for EuroSTAR (twice include the 1st). She has been on the boards of conferences and publications in software testing, was a founder member of the ISEB Software Testing Board and on the working party that developed the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus. She was awarded the European Excellence Award in Software Testing in 1999 and the first ISTQB Excellence Award in 2012.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.Read more about our program committee here.


When you register before December 31st 2018, you will profit from the super early bird discount of €100,-. You can already register for the Test Automation Day for only €295,-. Combine the Test Automation Day with the pre-conference masterclass for only €690,-. Register now to profit form this super early bird discount!


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 program 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 question: To automate or not to automate, is that a question?


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

A unique conference specifically focused on test tooling and test automation

The challenges regarding software testing evolve rapidly. Tooling and test automation serves the tester, the business, the developer and many other stakeholders. Those who are using tool support for testing must stay in control as the master of the tools. They also need to be aware that test automation must keep growing to the next level of maturity. With over 250 enthusiastic international visitors during the seven previous editions, Test Automation Day has proven that it is the platform for the test automation community!

Interested to participate at the Test Automation Day 2019?

If you are interested in the sponsor possibilities at the Test Automation Day? Fill out this form or contact Linda Wouters. We are happy to get in touch with you to discuss you wishes to contribute to our conference!

Would you like to be a speaker at TAD 2019? Keep an eye on the website, because the call for papers will be launched later this year.


Ard Kramer
Dorothy Graham
Jan Jaap Cannegieter
Sally Goble

Sponsors 2018

Fouding Partner



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
Like last year, the conference will be expanded with a pre-conference day. Pre-conference day is on Wednesday June 19th. The Test Automation Day is on Thursday June 20th. 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.

Pre-conference and Test Automation Day:
– Full pre-conference day € 395 + Test Automation Day € 395. Total: € 790
– ½ pre-conference day € 295 + Test Automation day €395. Total: € 690

Only Test Automation Day: € 395

Only Pre-conference:
– Full pre-conference day: € 495
– ½ pre-conference day: € 345

Super early bird
When you register before December 31st, you can profit from the super early bird discount of €100,- on the Test Automation Day or the combination ticket. When you only register for the pre-conference day, you will profit from the early bird discount of €50,-.

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 pre-conference day (Wednesday June 19) and the Test Automation Day will take place on Thursday June 20 2019 in the Jaarbeurs, Utrecht.

The Netherlands

Become a sponsor

Test Automation Day offers sponsor packages with profiling at the exhibition and an optional presentation in the program. As a supplier of tools and services for test automation, the conference offers you a unique platform to get in touch with potential customers.

What to expect?

  • A unique “test automation” conference for IT professionals!
  • An inspiring program with keynote speakers, business case presentations, interactive sessions & product launches
  • A booth at the exhibition
  • Optional: Keynote presentation (Fouding Partner package), 40 minutes
  • Optional: Break-out presentation, workshop or hands-on session (Partner package), 40 minutes
  • Free entrance for your relations
  • A complete attendee list with address data
  • Announcement in the digital brochure and website
  • Announcement through inserts/advertisements in magazines CKC Seminars is working with

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of Test Automation Day? Please complete the registration form and we will contact you as soon as possible.


Charlotte Verschoor
Conference Developer
+31 (0)40 214 62 09

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

CKC Seminars
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The Dutch Digital Architecture conference (LAC) is the most comprehensive event for Digital IT, Enterprise and Software architects and professionals, users, CIO’s and vendors. Every year around 400 people gather for 2 days, attending international top keynote speakers and over 60 track sessions, round table sessions, speaker corners etc. The LAC is initiated by the Dutch Architecture Forum (NAF) and is organized by the NAF and CKC Seminars. Please find more information here:

Test Automation Day

Test Automation Day is a key meeting place for Test Professionals and Executives from leading IT organizations. The event features an inspiring day of talks and workshops by international speakers focused on Test Automation Innovation. Learn more about innovative automated testing methods, technologies, strategies and tools. Besides world class keynotes, best practices, academic updates and workshops, we will organize a professional test tool lab to explore innovative tools & opportunities. Initiative and congres organization CKC Seminars More information:

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