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Posted August 9, 2023

Software Testing Summit: Igniting Innovation and Empowering Excellence

Explore groundbreaking strategies, cutting-edge solutions, and industry best practices to elevate software testing capabilities.


These events delve into the forefront of software testing advancements. Explore groundbreaking strategies, cutting-edge solutions, and industry best practices to elevate your software testing capabilities. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to stay ahead of the curve, drive excellence in your organization, and shape the future of software testing.

Mastering Test Orchestration: Unleash Innovation and Efficiency at Scale

Hosted by Mike Donovan Vice President of Product, Test Automation, Sauce Labs

This session will explore an innovative solution that revolutionizes test automation in software development. We will tackle common challenges, including slow test execution times, costly CI build orchestration, and the difficulty of running tests locally and at scale. You will learn how a purpose-built solution for browser and mobile testing offers significant performance improvements, allowing for up to 70% acceleration in test automation. Come explore how test orchestration provides scalability, reliability, and flexibility while enhancing stability, increasing productivity, and enabling faster time to release.

Optimizing Mobile Application Testing: Reduce Costs and Release Faster

Hosted by Wim Selles, Lead Solutions Architect, Sauce Labs

This session will explore how to optimize your mobile test infrastructure enabling you to achieve more with less. We will explore the challenges of procuring and distributing mobile devices, limitations of local testing, and the risks of insufficient coverage. You will learn how a cloud-based solution that eliminates the maintenance burden and operational costs of an on-premise infrastructure can reduce costs, accelerate release cycles all while increasing customer satisfaction. Come explore how optimizing your mobile application testing will result in cost reductions, improvement in efficiency, and overall enhancements to your testing capabilities.

Scaling Test Automation: Achieve Scalability, Efficiency and Coverage

Hosted by Marcus Merrell, Vice President, Technology Strategy, Sauce Labs

This session will explore obstacles and remedial action that can be taken to achieve scalable test automation. We will delve into the impact on cost, time, quality and security of non to low adoption of test automation and how adoption supports favorable outcomes in the areas discussed. We will also explore efficiencies that can be recognized from parallel testing, sharding and testing across a breadth of devices that impact quality and scale.

Harnessing Error-Reporting: Unleash the Power of Quality and Speed

Hosted by Marcus Merrell, Vice President, Technology Strategy, Sauce Labs

This session will explore how error reporting can transform your software development processes, resulting in higher quality software at an accelerated pace. We will address the challenges of obtaining unified insights, error reporting, and effectively prioritizing application errors. You will learn how monitoring, capturing, and obtaining actionable signals for crashes and errors empower you to ship code swiftly and efficiently, promptly addressing bugs found in production. Come explore how error reporting can empower you to capture, prioritize, and resolve errors across all environments, guaranteeing superior software quality at an accelerated speed.


Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan


Mike Donovan is VP of Product at Sauce Labs, where he oversees the Sauce Labs Mobile and Desktop testing solutions. Starting his career as a Software Engineer 15 years ago, Mike has built web and mobile applications for the likes of Mastercard, Comcast, and Verizon. He then set his sights on entrepreneurship, helping scale Engineering, Product, and Design for startups in Washington, DC. At Sauce Labs, Mike has found a home building the next generation of developer tools as well as creating a great product culture. When he is not at work you can find him brewing beer, mountain biking, or chasing his kids around the house.

Wim Selles


Wim Selles, currently serving as Staff Product Manager Mobile at Sauce Labs, has a 12-year track record in automation engineering. His history with Sauce Labs dates back to 2018, beginning as a Senior Solution Architect. A longtime Appium advocate, he is well-versed in helping customers navigate the maze of automation issues. Intrigued by the mobile space, Wim regularly undertakes his own technical investigations and even codes his own apps, aiming to fully grasp the challenges developers encounter.

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Marcus Merrell


As Vice President of Technology Strategy at Sauce Labs, Marcus uses experience from 20+ years in test to build robust, customer-centric solutions around test automation, release management, and the entire SDLC. He started using Selenium/WebDriver in 2007, contributes to the Selenium project, and chairs the Selenium Conference Organizing Committee.

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