Christine Bird

Vice President and Program Manager SDLC

Brown Brothers Harriman

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Speaker Bio

Started in technology as a data analyst, business analyst and landed in QA in 1999 as a manual tester and became an automation engineer using Winrunner and TestDirector.

First IT management position in 2006 and built a specialty in starting QA departments for companies and integrating QA into SDLC process. Experience in financial services, healthcare and insurance industries.
I have been leading test automation for 10+ years with experience when approaches had too little oversite, no long term plan, automated more than could be maintained, and also successful planning that integrated business and system needs with strong automation oversite

Fun Fact: I had a motorcycle for 15 years, a very pretty purple and white honda magna 750!

Speaker Sessions


The 5R Principles Of Test Automation Leadership

30 mins
  • Track - new-frontiers
  • AI
  • Data
  • Software Development
  • Technical
  • Christine Bird

    Vice President and Program Manager SDLC

    Brown Brothers Harriman

Join this session to learn how to plan a test automation strategy for the long term using the 5R principles of Roadmap, Risk, Reliability, Reusability, and Results. The focus is on providing a framework for automation that will deliver time-saving to business, and value to systems with the goal of better and faster releases to production.

The Why: Test automation is moving from a nice to have to an expected part of code delivery. Leadership across systems, development, testing, and business teams will make the difference between long-lasting scripting that grows and provides time-saving value or throwing away scripts that simply took time and resources.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the 5R principles to work with teams in guiding effective long-lasting automation.
  • Details in the automation that allows for reporting that is tailored to various audiences from senior management to business leaders to peer-level consumers of greater detailed expectations.
  • Creating a scalable framework for automation.

This session is for…

  • Senior IT leaders that want faster test efforts, shorter regression times, and fewer issues in production.
  • QA Directors, managers, leaders, and automation engineers.
  • Test leaders who want to relieve the time spent on user testing.
  • Anyone wanting to understand what automation can deliver and a simplified approach to development and delivery.

Career Advice Hub

60 mins
  • Track - Networking
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • Mike Sweeney

    Chief Strategy Officer


  • Christine Bird

    Vice President and Program Manager SDLC

    Brown Brothers Harriman

  • Addie Swartz



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