STARWEST 2020 Concurrent Session : Using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to Reimagine Testing


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to Reimagine Testing

So much time and energy is spent on automating and running tests. But test automation is one part of a larger testing process. The set-up and tear down of testing environments is for many still a manual and time consuming process. Writing good bug reports complete with screenshots of the issues, videos capturing how to reproduce the bug, log files is an exceptionally tedious process. This session will explore how an emerging technology, Robotic Process Automation, can automate the entire testing process. We’ll explore what RPA is, the different approaches taken (script-based, scriptless, AI-driven), and the impact of the technology in your day to day job.

Ahmed Datoo

Ahmed Datoo is the Co-Founder and COO of Mesmer. His experience in the technology industry spans software engineering, product management, marketing, and strategy. Prior to Mesmer, Ahmed was co-founder of Zenprise and was the SVP of Product and Marketing. At Zenprise he grew revenues from $0 to $250 million, built an innovative product recognized by Gartner and Forrester, and coined the term and created the MDM (mobile device management) category. Prior to Zenprise he held engineering management and product management positions at Loudcloud/EDS. He started his career as a strategy consultant at Accenture. He’s appeared in articles in the WSJ, NYTimes, Economist, Network World, USA Today and has spoken at events at Stanford University, Interop, Gartner, and VentureBeat. Ahmed holds an MBA, MA, and BA from Stanford University and has 6 patents.