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May 21, 2018 - May 25, 2018


The QUEST 2018 Conference is May 21-25, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency River Walk in San Antonio, Texas.


QUEST is the best source for new technologies and proven methods for Quality Engineered Software and Testing. Thought leaders, evangelists, innovative practitioners, and IT professionals from across North America gather together for a week packed with classes, tutorials, educational sessions, hand-on workshops, discussions groups, EXPO, and networking events. Let your quest to build, test, and deliver quality software begin with QUEST 2018!



Dr. Bill Curtis, CISQ Executive Director, presents a keynote:

Software Intelligence: Structural Quality Analysis and Machine Learning


The C-suite is fed up with software disasters putting the quarterly statement at risk as they digitize the business. They will demand more accountability and force improvements in software processes that may clash with agile culture. Business critical applications have become so complex and demand for functionality so immediate that human-based quality practices are no longer sufficient. Developer capabilities must be enhanced by improved software quality technology integrated into DevOps toolchains. Providing deeper intelligence about structural weaknesses and operational risks is enabled by new structural quality measurement standards supplemented by machine learning. Recent results from machine learning research in software quality will be discussed along with some caveats about what to expect. International standards for measuring the structural quality of software developed by the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) will be reviewed along with results of empirical research on how some of the most severe flaws are distributed in business applications. The talk will conclude with organizational requirements for successfully adopting these advances.




Joe Jarzombek, CISQ Governing Board Member and Global Manager, Software Supply Chain Solutions, Synopsys, presents:


Software Integrity: Integrated Focus for Software Quality and Security


Evolving roles for QA/Testing must focus on product integrity to reduce enterprise risks attributable to exploitable software. As the cyber threat landscape evolves and software dependencies grow more complex, understanding and managing risk throughout the software supply chain is more critical than ever and must focus on the entire lifecycle that includes development, acquisition, and testing. During his presentation, Joe will provide details on the types of test tools and services used to determine resilience of products and residual risk exposures attributable to software and the value proposition for software integrity as an integrating focus for software quality and security. He will also explain how software integrity is an enabler for IoT cybersecurity and how using standards-based automation enables the exchange of information internally and externally with vendors for IoT/ICT products. Everyone will leave understanding how addressing supply chain dependencies throughout the lifecycle enables enterprises to harden their attack surface by comprehensively identifying their risk exposure.



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