SmartBear Connect | Virtual

Together, let's deliver the future.

September 12, 2024

Revolutionize Your Tech Journey

Join industry leaders and experts for a deep dive into the latest innovations driving digital transformation.

Explore topics like GenAI, testing, API excellence, and next-gen observability while gaining insights from real-world customer experiences.

  • Navigating Digital Transformation: Understand the impact of generative AI and rapid digitization on software development and learn how to adapt swiftly to maintain a competitive edge in a dynamic market.

  • Insider Insights: Gain exclusive access to SmartBear's product roadmap and learn about upcoming innovations directly from engineering and product leaders.

  • Pragmatic Solutions: Hear real-world accounts from industry peers on their modernization journeys across the software development lifecycle and discover actionable strategies to navigate disruptions effectively.

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10:00 AM 1 session
Welcome to Connect
General Session

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10:05 AM 1 session
Together, we’ll deliver the future
General Session

In a world where generative AI and rapid digitization are reshaping the software development landscape, Dan Faulkner, our Chief Product Officer, will provide insights into navigating this transformative era. Dan will share SmartBear’s vision of leveraging AI to enhance human potential, fostering creativity and innovation rather than replacing human effort. We're thrilled to unveil SmartBear's latest innovations, crafted to empower development teams and guide companies through these changes, setting new standards for industry leadership.

Dan Faulkner Dan Faulkner, Chief Product Officer
10:45 AM 1 session
Modernization masterclass: Real-world insights from customers on transforming the SDLC
General Session

This session strips back the hype around AI and digital transformation and shares real world accounts on how these customers are dealing with disruption.

Cynthia Gumbert Cynthia Gumbert, Chief Marketing Officer
11:15 AM 1 session
Fireside chat: An inside view to SmartBear's roadmap
General Session

Dive into a discussion with SmartBear's engineering and product leaders, facilitated by an industry evangelist. They'll unpack the next steps in our journey, reflecting on customer insights that shape our future. Engage with the minds behind our solutions and glimpse what lies ahead for SmartBear in the evolving tech landscape.

Vineeta Puranik Vineeta Puranik, SVP of Engineering
12:00 - 12:30 PM

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12:30 PM 4 sessions
Harnessing AI for smarter software development: introducing HaloAI
Product Labs

SmartBear HaloAI is an advanced AI‑driven capability being introduced across SmartBear's product to enhance software development and testing. Launched in May 2024, HaloAI utilizes generative AI (GenAI) to automate complex, repetitive, and error-prone tasks that traditionally required manual intervention. Discover how HaloAI transforms the products you already love, making testing smarter and more efficient.

Todd McNeal Todd McNeal, Director of Product Management
Matthew Fellows Matthew Fellows, Principal Product Manager
Crafting exemplary API experiences: Design principles for developer delight
Customer Experience

Feeling the pressure to design APIs that stand out? Join our expert API Solutions Engineer to dive into the key design principles that lead to exceptional developer experiences. You'll learn how to craft clear, consistent, and well‑documented APIs that empower developers to integrate seamlessly and unlock the full potential of your offerings. Walk away with actionable strategies to design APIs that not only function well but also delight the developers who use them.

Nicholas Nogradi Nicholas Nogradi, Solutions Engineer I
What is full-stack developer-first observability and why does it matter?
Digital Transformation

This session provides a comprehensive overview of full-stack developer-first observability and its critical role in modern software development. Unlike other APM vendors who prioritize application performance data over user insights, we'll explore how this approach empowers developers with the tools and insights needed to monitor and understand every layer of the application stack—from frontend to backend—enhancing their ability to identify, diagnose, and resolve issues swiftly.

Andrew Rushworth Andrew Rushworth, Solutions Engineer
The new QA – How GenAI is helping teams set new app quality standards
Generative AI

GenAI is making serious waves in the software industry, and one of the most exciting areas of opportunity is in test automation. In this session, we’re going to look past how AI can help you code more, and look closer at how it can help you code better. From instant test case automation to suggested script improvements, GenAI is helping teams turn out quality like never before.

Fitz Nowlan Fitz Nowlan, Director of Engineering
1:00 PM 4 sessions
Clearing the path to quality: how to run a seamless test flow
Product Labs

Quality comes from coverage, but coverage is hard to achieve when your test suites are fractured across many tools. In this session, you’ll learn how to simplify testing so you can deliver better quality, faster. We’ll go over tips for aligning complex testing teams, advice on how to automate and execute more testing types in a single flow, and steps you can take to tie deliver insights out to development stakeholders.

Dan Lagomarsino Dan Lagomarsino, Solutions Engineer
Streamlining API management with AWS & SmartBear
Customer Experience

Join us for an exploration of techniques for API management with cloud services like Amazon API Gateway in collaboration with SmartBear. This session will guide you through the essential strategies for optimizing and scaling your APIs. Learn how to leverage AWS's infrastructure combined with tools like SwaggerHub to enhance performance, ensure security, and streamline operations. Gain insights into best practices for managing API lifecycles, monitoring API health, and implementing efficient workflows that meet the demands of modern applications.

Josh Nickerson Josh Nickerson, Senior Manager, Product Management, Amazon API Gateway
The case for API platforms
Digital Transformation

Platform engineering is rapidly gaining traction for compelling reasons. As we continually expand our arsenal of digital building blocks, mastering the art of creating and using these components efficiently becomes crucial. This talk delves into the essence of platform engineering, exploring its synergy with API management and API platforms, and how the latter can significantly bolster platform engineering efforts. We will dissect the nuances of platform engineering, comparing it with traditional API management approaches. Furthermore, we will explore a widely recognized platform engineering maturity model, providing insights into its application and how it can guide you through the complexities of managing your API ecosystem.

Erik Wilde Erik Wilde, Principal Consultant, INNOQ
State of AI in observability
Generative AI

As software systems become increasingly complex, observability has become a critical practice for developers and operations teams. However, traditional observability approaches often struggle to keep up with the scale and complexity of modern applications. Enter AI, a game‑changer that promises to revolutionize observability. This session will explore how AI can revolutionize the way we approach observability in traditional software systems.

Eran Grabiner Eran Grabiner, Director of Product Management
1:30 PM 4 sessions
Beyond error monitoring: Unveiling the Insight Hub's next-gen observability odyssey
Product Labs

Join us for a deep dive into the evolution of BugSnag within the Insight Hub, transitioning from traditional error monitoring to a comprehensive hub encompassing real user monitoring (RUM), server-side performance monitoring, and distributed tracing. This session will explore how these advanced capabilities provide developers with a holistic view of system health, enabling more precise diagnostics and performance optimizations across the full application lifecycle. Discover how the Insight Hub’s empowers teams to proactively enhance user experiences and maintain robust, efficient applications with unprecedented insight into user interactions and system performance.

Rosty Sokolov Rosty Sokolov, Enterprise Solutions Engineer
Quality keeps a user – Exploring how QA impacts growth and retention
Customer Experience

Customer experience is the biggest reason behind customer growth and churn, and QA teams lead the work that determines the level of quality your users receive. In this session we’ll look closer at the impact poor user experience has on user retention and what steps QA teams can take to assure company growth. Join us as we tackle quality at every level; from function to visuals to performance to scale.

Rob McNeil Rob McNeil, Senior Product Marketing Manager
Atlassian Jira and test management: Options, challenges, and solutions
Digital Transformation

Join our Atlassian expert for a discussion of test management within Jira, with a special focus on the integration of Jira and SmartBear's Zephyr Scale. This session will delve into how a Jira-native product such as Zephyr Scale integrates with existing workflows to enhance collaboration between testers and developers, for faster, higher-quality software delivery. Attendees will gain valuable insights into overcoming common challenges in test management to achieve optimal results in their development projects.

Atlassian Speaker Atlassian Speaker
AI-Augmented contract testing for development harmony
Generative AI

How can organizations effectively use Generative AI in their API testing? This session focuses on the transformative role of AI in Contract Testing. We'll discuss how its thoughtful application can tackle common challenges and enhance both user experience and software quality. Join us to explore our latest features and learn how we are strategically navigating a new era of development harmony with AI-augmented processes.

Matthew Fellows Matthew Fellows, Principal Product Manager
2:00 PM 4 sessions
Future-Proof your APIs: Embracing testing and AI with API Hub
Product Labs

Join us for an in-depth exploration of how our API Hub is transforming API development by integrating advanced testing and AI capabilities. This session, led by our expert API Solutions Architect, will demonstrate how to enhance scalability, improve functionality, and ensure long-term success. Learn how these powerful features will provide teams to create robust and future-ready APIs with practical use cases that highlight the synergy between testing and AI.

Joseph Joyce Joseph Joyce, Solutions Architect
Ensuring the best digital experience for your end users
Customer Experience

This session delves into how a well‑crafted digital experience strategy can dramatically elevate customer satisfaction and loyalty. Attendees will learn how to effectively utilize tools and technologies that not only detect and resolve issues but also anticipate customer needs, ensuring a seamless digital experience. Discover innovative, practical approaches to monitor and refine digital touchpoints, ultimately transforming how users engage with your platforms and driving positive business outcomes.

Justin Collier Justin Collier, Senior Director Product Management
Sustainable test growth – Preparing for now and next
Digital Transformation

Agile transitions put a heavy burden on testing teams to keep up with faster and more complex releases. What if you could do more than just keep up? What if instead you could set the pace? In this session, we’ll discuss how QA teams can position themselves best for a digital future, from balancing modern and legacy processes and systems to planning for future specialization and creativity.

Prashant Mohan Prashant Mohan, Senior Director Product Management
Innovate your business, partner with Capgemini on GenAI application services
Generative AI

Discover practical applications of Generative AI to your business operations. In this session, our Capgemini expert will showcase how their professional services and consulting, combined with the Reflect product, can harness the capabilities of GenAI to drive efficiency, enhance creativity, and unlock new opportunities for growth. Join us to explore the future of AI‑driven innovation and how partnering with Capgemini can propel your business to new heights.

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Virtual Event Speakers

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Dan Faulkner

Dan Faulkner

Chief Product Officer

Cynthia Gumbert

Cynthia Gumbert

Chief Marketing Officer

Vineeta Puranik

Vineeta Puranik

SVP of Engineering

Todd McNeal

Todd McNeal

Director of Product Management

Nicholas Nogradi

Nicholas Nogradi

Solutions Engineer I

Andrew Rushworth

Andrew Rushworth

Solutions Engineer

Fitz Nowlan

Fitz Nowlan

Director of Engineering

Dan Lagomarsino

Dan Lagomarsino

Solutions Engineer

Josh Nickerson

Josh Nickerson

Senior Manager, Product Management, Amazon API Gateway

Erik Wilde

Erik Wilde

Principal Consultant, INNOQ

Eran Grabiner

Eran Grabiner

Director of Product Management

Rosty Sokolov

Rosty Sokolov

Enterprise Solutions Engineer

Rob McNeil

Rob McNeil

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Atlassian Speaker

Atlassian Speaker

Matthew Fellows

Matthew Fellows

Principal Product Manager

Joseph Joyce

Joseph Joyce

Solutions Architect

Justin Collier

Justin Collier

Senior Director Product Management

Prashant Mohan

Prashant Mohan

Senior Director Product Management

Capgemini Speaker

Capgemini Speaker

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