Michael Palotas - Application Testing at Scale in the Enterprise World - TF 2023

TestFlix 2023 -Michael Palotas

'TestFlix 2023' - Esteemed Speaker

Michael Palotas

Co-founder and V.P. of Product at Element34

Atomic Talk Title: Application Testing at Scale in the Enterprise World: Top 5 Things to Consider


Test automation is a loaded word, and I see it being used to describe a lot of different concepts. For the past years I’ve seen multiple companies invest heavily in test automation but failing in the last mile, when it comes to the test execution.
Scaling testing efforts in large-scale environments presents unique challenges that demand careful consideration. As the complexity and number of apps to test grows, and your test coverage increases, deciding on the right approach to support your test execution will be key to ensuring a fast QA cycle that ensures a fast time to market of high quality applications.
In this session, I will delve into the intricacies of application testing at scale in the enterprise world, highlighting the top five crucial factors that organizations need to consider for successful testing outcomes.

By sharing my expertise and experiences in application testing at scale, I aim to provide attendees with actionable insights and practical strategies that they can implement within their own organizations. This session will equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the top five crucial factors that should be considered when scaling application testing efforts in the enterprise world.

Talk Takeaways

  • Understand what scale means in terms of Challenges and Opportunities.
  • Learn strategies for effectively managing diverse test environments and the role of infrastructure and cloud-based solutions in scaling test execution environments.
  • Know the complexities with managing large volumes of test data and the value of using real data to increase test quality.
  • Understand how to scale with test automation frameworks and tools, and best practices for parallel test execution and distributed testing.
  • Explore integration of testing into CI/CD pipelines and role of continuous testing and feedback loops in achieving quality at scale.

Speaker Bio


I’m the co-founder and VP of Product at Element34, and was a key contributor to the design, development, and open sourcing of Selenium Grid, Selendroid, and iOS-driver. Before founding Element34, I was Head of Quality Engineering at eBay for more than 10 years and held lead roles in companies like Ericsson, Nortel Networks and Intel.

For the past 20+ years I’ve been heavily involved in the application testing space, and have helped multiple companies embrace test automation at the highest level. I believe the experience I’ve accumulated is of value and I would be delighted to share it with the attendees of your event.

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