[Event] Quality Horizon 2024 - The Software Quality Forum

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Hi Community members, :wave:

Join the Quality Horizon 2024 Summit on January 25, 2024, a virtual event presented by Katalon, where you can discover the latest innovations in software quality. Learn from industry pioneers, such as Curiosity Software, OctoPerf, WireMock, and Xray, who will share their insights and experiences in various sessions and panel discussions. Connect with thought leaders, fellow practitioners, and industry experts who are shaping the software quality landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired and empowered by the best in the field.

Key takeaways

  • Evolution of Testing with AI: Understanding the journey of AI in testing, from the first tools to the latest Generative AI advancements.

  • Real-World Applications: Gain insights into ongoing projects demonstrating the effectiveness of performance testing and quality management.

  • Integration Strategies: Learn practical approaches to seamlessly integrate and optimize developer productivity with API developers.

  • Interactive Q&A: Engage with our speakers during live Q&A sessions for a deeper understanding of their topics.

  • Future Outlook: Receive expert predictions on upcoming trends and prepare your organization for the software quality revolution.


  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Opening Remarks and Welcome
  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM: Panel Discussion and Interactive Q&A
    • All speakers
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM: “Revolutionizing Testing with Generative AI”
    • Alex Martins - Vice President of Strategy at Katalon, Inc.
  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: “Code vs. Clicks: The Shifting Landscape of Performance Testing”
    • Guillaume BĂ©taillouloux - Co-founder at Octoperf
  • 12:15 AM - 12:45 PM: “Optimize Developer Productivity with API Mocks, OpenAPI and Auto-Generated Developer Portals”
    • Tom Akehurst - CTO & Co-founder at WireMock
  • 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM: “The Holy Grail of Testing: Have we found it?”
    • SĂ©rgio Freire - Director of Solution Architecture & Test Management at Xray
  • 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM: “Testing AI, AI-Driven Systems, and Machine Learning Pipelines”
    • Ben Johnson-Ward - Lead Solutions Engineer at Curiosity Software
  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Closing Remarks

Our Partners

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Our Speakers

From Katalon

Lucio Daza Alex Martins
Lucio Daza - Vice President of Product Marketing at Katalon, Inc. Alex Martins - Vice President of Strategy at Katalon, Inc.
Lucio has over 16 years of experience in the software industry in multiple roles as a solution architect, product and marketing manager. At Katalon, he leads the Product Marketing team to show the value of products to enterprises around the globe. Alex is a seasoned leader in the technology industry with extensive international business experience in agile software engineering, continuous testing, and DevOps. Starting out as a developer and then moving into software testing, Alex rose through the ranks to build and lead quality engineering practices across multiple enterprise companies from different industries around the world. Throughout his career, Alex has led the transformation of testing and quality assurance practices, as well as designing enhanced organizational structures to support the culture change necessary for successful adoption of modern software engineering approaches such as Agile and DevOps, and how these are being further transformed with Generative AI.

From our partners

Sérgio Freire Ben Johnson-Ward Guillaume Bétaillouloux Tom Akehurst
SĂ©rgio Freire - Director of Solution Architecture at Xray Ben Johnson-Ward - Lead Solutions Engineer at Curiosity Software Guillaume BĂ©taillouloux - Co-founder at Octoperf Tom Akehurst - CTO & Co-founder at WireMock
SĂ©rgio Freire is the Director of Solution Architecture at Xray. He works closely with many teams worldwide from distinct yet highly demanding sectors (Automotive, Health, and Telco among others) to help them achieve great, high-quality, testable products. By understanding how organizations work - their needs, context, and background -, processes and quality can be improved, while development and testing can “merge” towards a common goal: provide the best product that stakeholders need. Ben has spent the past 12 years pioneering testing tools and techniques for global banks, retailers, insurance companies, telcos and beyond. He has occupied many of the roles associated with “quality”, including developer, product owner, product manager, automation engineer and tester. Ben has often gravitated towards model-based testing and test data. He has worked as a product manager and consultant of tools that have been used to create and optimize tests for many different technologies and projects. Since August 2022, Ben has focused on the use of Generative AI for testing, serving as a product manager and services engineer for multiple tools. He has explored the fringe possibilities and disruptive capabilities of AI, alongside techniques which are emerging as enterprise-ready. Guillaume is a performance geek and trainer since 2009, with expertise in Performance test management and Performance testing methodology. He currently leads the product and support at Octoperf. Tom has been building enterprise software since 2003 for UK and US businesses in transport, hospitality, publishing, broadcasting, utilities and retail, in addition to local and national government. Beginning his career as a Java developer, he quickly recognized the value of agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery and was early to adopt these techniques. While leading an engineering team building part of the technology behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Magic Band, he created WireMock as a way to solve the productivity bottlenecks caused by unstable environments and late delivery of upstream APIs. These days Tom is the CTO and Co-Founder for WireMock Cloud, which delivers API developer productivity platform which is based on WireMock Core capabilities.

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I hope Guillaume BĂ©taillouloux has taken the time to learn about the curse of knowledge since his previous Katalon outing. :scream:


Hi folks, :wave:

Thank you very much for participating in our Quality Horizon 2024 virtual event! Please find the recordings of the event below :point_down:

We also have a transcript available for you below (warning: it is quite long)