Sauce Labs Unveils Keynote Speakers and Introduces New Awards Program for SauceCon 2019

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  • Continuous testing experts from Walmart Labs and other leading global organizations highlight diverse group of industry speakers
  • New annual awards program the “Saucys” to recognize testing and digital excellence amongst Sauce Labs user community    

SAN FRANCISCO – January 9, 2019Sauce Labs, Inc., provider of the world’s largest continuous testing cloud for web and mobile applications, today announced the full lineup of speakers for SauceCon 2019,  highlighted by keynote addresses from leading experts at Walmart Labs and Forrester Research. The company today also introduced the “Saucys,” a new annual awards program celebrating testing and digital excellence amongst the growing Sauce Labs user community.  

On the heels of a sold-out event in San Francisco in 2018, the third-annual SauceCon moves to Austin in 2019. The event will take place from April 24-25, with an optional day of workshops on April 23. More than 500 attendees from across the world are expected. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

“SauceCon continues to be the premier user conference for top digital brands committed to quality,” said Terri Avnaim, chief marketing officer, Sauce Labs. “We are proud of the depth and diversity of our speaker lineup for 2019, and we are excited to introduce the Saucys to recognize the achievements of the many organizations embracing continuous testing to transform their businesses and achieve digital excellence.”  

Diverse Speaker Lineup

Confirmed keynote speakers for SauceCon 2019 include:

  • Claude Jones, Sr. Director of Engineering, Walmart Labs
  • Diego Lo Giudice, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
  • Christine McCarey, Founder & CEO, ImpactDEI, a Leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultancy  
  • Lubos Parobek, Vice President of Products, Sauce Labs

Additional industry speakers of note include:

  • 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 Today Network
  • Morgan Vergara, 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

Additional Sauce Labs speakers include:

  • Christian Bromann, Software Engineer in Development
  • Samantha Coffman, Product Manager
  • Alissa Lydon, Product Marketing Manager
  • Titus Fortner, Senior Solutions Architect
  • Marcus Merrell, Director of Technical Services
  • Daniel Paulus, Senior Software Engineer
  • Amir Rozenberg, Director of Product Management
  • Wim Selles, Senior Solutions Architect
  • Fernando Vidal, Senior Data Scientist

To view the full lineup of confirmed speakers, visit the SauceCon Website.

“Saucys” Set to Debut at SauceCon 2019

As the Sauce Labs user community continues to expand, the first-annual Saucys 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

Visit the Saucys landing page for more information or to submit a nomination. 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.

Helpful Links
SauceCon Website
The 2019 Saucys Nomination Form
Sauce Labs Blog
Sauce Labs on Twitter

About Sauce Labs
Sauce Labs ensures the world’s leading apps and websites work flawlessly on every browser, OS and device. Its award-winning Continuous Testing Cloud provides development and quality teams with instant access to the test coverage, scalability, and analytics they need to deliver a flawless digital experience. Sauce Labs is a privately held company funded by Toba Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Centerview Capital Technology, IVP and Adams Street Partners. For more information, please visit https://saucelabs.com.


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