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ANZTB Special Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST)

6 April 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

As part of its mission to enhance career opportunities for testing professionals, the Australia and New Zealand Testing Board (ANZTB) provides free Special Interest Groups in Software Testing (SIGiSTs).  These feature thought provoking presentations and seminars on current issues by experienced practitioners.

Networking opportunities and refreshments are provided.

You are invited to join us for our next SIGiST in Auckland.  


Stamford Plaza Auckland, 22-26 Albert Street, Auckland
The Raffles Room


Thursday, 6 April 2017


5:30pm  Welcome

5:40pm  Product Based Testing by Pushparajan Balasubramanian

6:15pm  Networking & Refreshments

6:45pm  Security Testing by Mark Shaw

7:20pm  Close

Register Online

The event is free of charge and open to all software testing professionals and anybody with an interest in the profession, but registrations are essential. To reserve your place, please register online here


Attend and be in the draw to win a free ticket to attend ANZTB Test 2017 Conference on 5 May in Wellington (ticket only). Read more about our conference on the conference website.

Product Based Testing
by Pushparajan Balasubramanian

In this session, Pushparajan will cover what is product based testing (PBT), how it differs from application testing, how product based testing best practices can be used to eliminate the barriers in achieving the quality and time to market of new product development. PBT is designed specifically to test the end-to-end processes and product data relevant to product development, launch and in-life management activities. Product based testing framework can be automated as a packaged solution that tests the entire product management process.


Pushparajan Balasubramanian is working as a Product Modeller at Spark New Zealand. He has 17 years of experience in the field of Software Quality Assurance, Manual, Automation, Performance and Security Testing. He has good knowledge in Telecommunication Product Modelling and Product Management, Fulfilment, Assurance, Billing of Mobile and Broadband technologies. His current research involves in the study of the telecommunication solutions, Business Process Automation and testing tools. Grateful for an amazing group of friends, Pushparajan provides guidance for people who wants to move their career into software testing. Pushparajan holds Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.

Security Testing
by Mark Shaw

Mark’s presentation topic will cover:
· Cyber-security, how bad is it really out there;
· SecDevOps, it’s the latest buzz word within security circles, so what does it really mean; and
· The role the testing discipline can play is securing corporate environments.


Mark Shaw has over 20 years’ experience in the computer security arena covering numerous industries including Defense, Telecommunications, ISP’s and more recently Banking.  Mark's last 8 years have been spent in ASB’s Information security team in demanding and interesting roles.

Currently he managers the CSIRT (Cyber Security Incident Response Team) and a Digital Assurance team tasked with performing security reviews (AKA Pen Testing) across the bank's applications and platforms.

Presenters for Future Events

If you would like to present at a future Auckland SIGiST or at any Australian or New Zealand venue, please contact your local facilitator Nigel Saunders or our SIGiST Co-ordinator Ronak Panchal.

To help us increase awareness of the software testing profession, please distribute this invitation to any friends or colleagues who may be interested in attending.



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