SmartBear Confirms Expert Lineup of Speakers for Annual Virtual User Conference 

SmartBear Connect to highlight visions for the future of software and API quality from internal and external industry experts, in addition to customer insights and product innovations
Somerville — September 14, 2021 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, is bringing hundreds of users together from around the world for its second annual virtual user conference, SmartBear Connect 2021, taking place on Tuesday, September 21 – Thursday, September 23, 2021. All sessions covering software development, testing, API lifecycle, and app stability management will be presented live, and attendees will have the ability to interact with each other and the SmartBear team throughout the event. 

WHAT: SmartBear Connect 2021 Virtual User Conference    

WHEN: Tuesday, September 21 – Thursday, September 23, 2021  


The highly anticipated event includes an expert lineup of SmartBear leaders and guest speakers sharing their views on the current state of software quality, how attendees can best integrate continuous quality at all stages of their software development lifecycle (SDLC), and the 2022 SmartBear product roadmap.

"This year, the theme of our annual user conference is, Shift Up," said Frank Roe, CEO of SmartBear. "This cuts to the core of our company's purpose; meeting you wherever you are on the software development journey and helping you consistently deliver the highest quality products to your customers. Please join us and your industry peers for honest conversations around your current challenges, future goals, and where SmartBear solutions can support your needs."

The event opens with a keynote address from Frank Roe and Cynthia Gumbert, the company's Chief Marketing Officer. Day 1 is focused on software testing and includes a look at the TestComplete 2022 Roadmap, how customers are scaling test automation strategies, a live look at the newly-acquired Bugsnag app stability management platform, and closes with an exciting keynote from special guest, Erika Chestnut, Head of Quality and Process Engineering at Thrasio.   

Day 2 is focused on APIs, the foundation of any digital strategy. The day begins with new SmartBear API Technical Evangelist, Frank Kilcommins, delivering the keynote, "Future-proofing Your APIs - Myth or Best Practice? Other speakers include Diego Lo Guidice, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester, BitBar co-founder Jouko Kaasila, and a number of SmartBear product experts for SwaggerSwaggerHub, and ReadyAPI.

Day 3 kicks off with a keynote from Cucumber co-founders Aslak Hellesøy and Seb Rose titled, “How Transformation Works in Practice.” The day continues with Behavior-driven development (BDD) experts who will dive into the CucumberStudio 2022 product roadmap, followed by Laurent Py, Senior Vice President of Product, and other SmartBear product leaders detailing what’s new across the Zephyr product family of test management solutions. 

To register to attend SmartBear Connect 2021 virtually for free, go to:  

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About SmartBear

SmartBear provides a portfolio of trusted capabilities that give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality with AI-powered test management and automation, API development lifecycle, and application stability, ensuring each software release is better than the last. Our award-winning products include SwaggerHub, TestComplete, BugSnag, ReadyAPI, Zephyr, PactFlow, and Stoplight, among others. SmartBear is trusted by over 16 million developers, testers, and software engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. With an active peer-to-peer community, we meet customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. SmartBear is committed to ethical corporate practices and social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities we serve. Learn more at, or follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.