27th Annual DFW-ASEE Conference – February 2017

27th Annual DFW-ASEE Conference, February 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Paul Grizzaffi MSCS, CSM



Paul Grizzaffi is a Principal Automation Architect at Magenic. His career has focused on the creation and deployment of automated test strategies, frameworks, tools, and platforms. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and is a Certified ScrumMaster from Scrum Alliance. Paul has created automation platforms and tool frameworks based on proprietary, open source and vendor-supplied tool chains in diverse product environments (telecom, stock trading, E-commerce, and healthcare). He is an accomplished speaker who has presented at both local and national meetings and conferences. He’s an advisor to Software Test Professionals and STPCon, as well as a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Advanced Research Center for Software Testing and Quality Assurance (STQA) at UT Dallas. Paul looks forward to sharing his experiences and expanding his automation and testing knowledge of other product environments.

Topic: “Responsible Automation”

In our jobs, as in our lives, we have certain responsibilities to which we must attend, things we have a fiduciary duty upon which to execute. It is no different when addressing test automation. Too often, however, our automation efforts are an “all or nothing” or “at all cost” endeavor; these are not responsible approaches. It is incumbent on us to undertake automation initiatives in a responsible, value-based way. This value can take many forms, but in order to capitalize on that value we must be aware of many factors that affect it.

Join us as Paul Grizzaffi, a twenty-three year veteran of testing and automation, explains responsible ways to approach automation and shares insights about automation from his own career.