SauceCon 2019 Keynote Speakers and New “Saucy” Awards

Posted Jan 9th, 2019

We’ve got some big SauceCon news today, folks! Earlier today, we announced the keynote speakers for SauceCon 2019, as well as a new awards program that we’re introducing for 2019.

First up, let’s talk about the conference agenda. We’re especially proud of our speaker lineup, which represents diverse perspectives from across the testing and high tech communities. We have confirmed the following keynote speakers for SauceCon 2019:

  • Claude Jones, Sr. Director of Engineering, Walmart Labs
  • Diego Lo Giudice, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
  • Christine McCarey, Leading Industry Evangelist on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Lubos Parobek, Vice President of Products, Sauce Labs

We’ve also got a great slate of presenters speaking during the conference tracks, bringing personal testing experience and best practices from various industries. The presenter list includes, among others:

  • Melissa Benua, Senior Technical Lead, mParticle
  • Richard Bradshaw, Head of Ministry of Testing
  • Jenny Bramble, Test Team Lead, Willowtree
  • Bijoya Chatterjee, Sr. Manager, Software QA Engineering, Sony Playstation
  • Dave Haeffner, Software Developer, Applitools
  • Angie Jones, Senior Developer Advocate, Applitools
  • Bala Mukund, Director of Technology, Charles Schwab
  • Hima Bindu Peteti, Lead SDET, FannieMae
  • Mike Schrober, Managing Director, Technology, Charles Schwab
  • Craig Schwarzwald, Automated Testing Coach, Vanguard
  • Greg Sypolt, Director of Quality Engineering, Gannett | USA
  • Morgan Vergara, Development Operations - Test Automation Lead, Dell
  • Pranav Verma, Sr. Engineering Manager, Walmart Labs
  • Sneha Viswalingam, Staff Web Test Automation Engineer, Zoll Lifevest
  • Phil Wells, Software Development Engineer in Test, New York Times

Apart from the agenda, we also announced today that the “Saucys” are set to debut at SauceCon 2019! The Saucy Awards will celebrate the outstanding achievements of organizations leveraging automated testing and continuous delivery to make a tangible impact on their businesses. The inaugural awards program will honor continuous testing excellence in each of the following five categories:

  • Most Dramatic Transformation Through Testing
  • Most Outstanding Cultural Commitment to Quality
  • Most Innovative Use of Testing and Automation
  • Best Use of Visibility and Analytics
  • Best New Customer Implementation

Get more information or submit a nomination here. The nomination period will remain open through March 8, 2019. Finalists will be notified later that month, and the winner in each category will be announced during a special live session at SauceCon 2019.

You won’t want to miss this great agenda or the announcement of the inaugural Saucys! Register today at

Written by

Rebecca Cramer