Baris Sarialioglu

Baris Sarialioglu

IT Consultant & Trainer, Managing Partner @ TesterYou


Baris has over 15 years of experience as an information systems professional. He is highly experienced in software development, project management, business analysis, and software testing. Baris also has diverse experience spanning several industries, including
telecommunications, defense, banking and finance, semiconductor manufacturing, and aviation. Based on this broad experience, he has been involved in several challenging projects and had the chance to work in several different countries, including Turkey, the United States, Russia, Germany, China, and Greece.
He has written articles and papers on software development, quality assurance, and software testing, and he regularly attends international and national conferences as a speaker, panelist, moderator, and contributor. In 2013, he published his first book, Software Testing Tips, in which he shared his experiences and vision about various software testing issues. Later-wards in 2015, he published his second book, Mobile Testing Tips, where he addressed many important areas; Mobile Testing Techniques, Mobile Testing Tools, Mobile Test Automation and Mobile Performance Testing. Currently, he is the managing partner of TesterYou, where he holds the responsibilities of delivering test consultancy, outsourced test management, and software testing training.


Title: How to Test IoT, AI and UX!
The world is changing rapidly, technology advances in the blink of an eye, systems are getting more and more complex, and businesses need to ‘innovate' to remain competitive in this challenging world. This brings out ’Software Tester 2.0' model which defines the evolving role of a software tester in the era of Complexity, Digitalization (IoT, AI, AR/VR), Agility and User Centricity. In this challenging era, customer needs are also changing rapidly. Therefore, companies should change the way they think, the way they initiate and manage the change in their organizations. They need to adapt to change, focus on strategy, value and innovation. For this reason, the role of Software Tester stands at the heart of the future success for companies. For the last few decades, software testing is one of the fastest-growing market instruments in the IT world, so as test automation. As more and more complex applications go into production; traditional software testing approaches failed to fulfill the needs, consequently organizations are looking for smart and easy solutions to address their testing requirements, especially in the new era of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and User Experience (UX). My session is designed to assist software testers to carry out paradigm shifts in their mindset about Software Testing and Software Tester's role. The session will hopefully help attendees to set the practical standards for the future of software testing profession, with a special focus on User Centricity, User Experience (UX) and Usability Testing.