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Thursday, May 25 • 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Lessons from the Lovable Losers on Tuning Your Test Engine for Optimal Performance

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Sabermetrics turned the baseball world upside down by challenging the decades-old measures of individual performance and their perceived linkage to team success. After 108 years cementing their legacy as the Lovable Losers, even the Chicago Cubs were able to leverage a data-driven approach to finally win a World Series in 2016. A high school football coach in Arkansas, with a devotion to statistical analysis, has won three state championships, by going against conventional wisdom and never punting. Formula 1 racing teams collect staggering amounts of telemetry data from their race cars, with each Constructor managing what amounts to a 'Data Center in a garage', for the purpose of eking out seconds of performance during the course of a two hour race.  

Geoff uses these concepts, along with others from the world of professional sports, to provide insights from the operations of the Dell EMC Server division as they adopt a data-driven, predictive analytics approach to its global test practices. Geoff shares how Dell leverages its structured and unstructured data from sources as varied as Engineering, Sales, Factory and Customer data to optimize test operations. From the identification of high-value test cases and test configurations to which automation test scripts should be retired and not re-factored, he demonstrates how these types of insights can be used to plan, forecast, and allocate resources to advance your organizational capabilities and maturity.

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Geoff Meyer

Test Architect, Dell EMC
Geoff Meyer is a Test Architect in the Dell EMC Infrastructure Solutions Group and has 35 years of industry experience as a software developer, manager, program manager, and director. He drives the Test Strategy and Architecture for 400+ SW and HW Testers across India, Taiwan, and... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 2:40pm - 3:40pm CDT
Room 1
  Technical Practices