EXTENT Talks: 20 April 2019

EXTENT Talks is a meeting place for IT specialists working in various industries and seeking professional growth, practitioners from IT firms, as well as Quality Assurance enthusiasts of all backgrounds interested in actively participating in local IT events. The first EXTENT Talks were held in Tbilisi on 22 February 2019, initiating the creation a QA Community in Tbilisi and laying a foundation for an international platform for exchanging experience and knowledge in the field of software testing, development and IT. The program of the inaugural event included presentations on ISTQB, Software Testing, and Agile methodology from senior specialists. The second EXTENT Talks in Tbilisi took place on 20 April 2019 at the vibrant Tech Park. Scroll down for photos of the event and presentation videos!

Participation in EXTENT Talks is free. Registration is mandatory!

Extent Talks

Location: Tech Park, Innovation Street #7 Okrokana, Tbilisi, Georgia (See the map)


QA Team Lead, Space Bank

Digital QA Chapter Lead, TBC Bank

Software QA Team Lead, Liberty Bank

Head of Quality Assurance Group, TBC Bank

Senior Manager, TBC Bank

Software QA, Ozorix

CEO, Exactpro

Iosif Itkin

CEO, Exactpro

Iosif is co-founder of Exactpro and has remained its Co-CEO after its acquisition by LSEG in May 2015. Iosif started his professional career as a software developer working on outsourcing projects for a number of US companies. In 2006, he joined a company specialising in providing Quality Assurance services for the financial industry as Head of Performance Testing and Test Automation projects done for a number of global investment banks and execution venues, including LSE Baikal. In 2009, Iosif co-founded Exactpro, an independent specialist firm focused on software testing for market infrastructures. He managed the first Exactpro project with LSEG: Turquoise migration to the MillenniumIT platform. He also created EXTENT Trading Technology Trends and Quality Assurance conference series, successfully launched by Exactpro in 2011. Iosif holds a Master of Science degree from the Theoretical Physics Department of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, graduated summa cum laude in 2001.

CEO, Exactpro Georgia

CEO, Exactpro

Alexey Zverev

CEO, Exactpro

Alexey started his professional career as a QA engineer in the Moscow division of a New York-based company specializing in providing enterprise network management solutions. When the company was acquired by Quest Software in 2003, Alexey was working as a senior software architect on several off-the-shelf products. In 2004, Alexey joined a company specializing on providing QA services for the financial industry. His first assignment with the company as a senior developer was to implement a test harness for testing the back-end of a major US broker's trading system. As a technical project lead and senior R&D manager, Alexey then oversaw a number of successful software releases for a few development, test automation and consulting projects for a number of the company's clients. As VP of Technology, Alexey also lead the company's work on developing several products including a back-end systems tester and an interactive exchange simulator.

Alexey Zverev currently serves as co-CEO of Exactpro which he co-founded in 2009. The firm is focused on functional and non-functional testing of exchanges, clearing houses, depositories and other market infrastructures, thus providing software testing services for mission-critical technology that underpins global financial markets. In 2017, Exactpro was named Non-Functional Testing Provider of the Year in the prestigious QA Financial European Software & App Awards. The award is given to companies that set new standards of quality assurance, demonstrating innovation and excellence in response to the key challenges facing financial firms.

Alexey graduated summa cum laude from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) and holds a Master of Sciences degree in Theoretical Physics.

QA Project Manager, Exactpro

Luba Konnova

QA Project Manager, Exactpro

Luba graduated with honors from Stavropol State University in Russia with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communications. She began her professional career as a computer systems engineer and Instructor and then worked as QA engineer, QA Team Lead and QA Project Manager for a QA services company on Charles Schwab & Co. and Thomson Reuters projects. Having joined Exactpro in April 2010, Luba has been managing post trade QA on a number of projects for one of the world's largest inter-dealer broker firms in over-the-counter financial and commodity related products.

QA Analyst, Exactpro

QA Analyst, Exactpro

Senior NFT Analyst, Exactpro

EXTENT speaker - Alexander Banakov, QA Analyst, Exactpro
Alexander Banakov

QA Analyst, Exactpro

QA Team Lead, Exactpro

NFT Analyst, Exactpro

Senior NFT Analyst, Exactpro


Registration and Welcoming Brunch
Conference Opening

Iosif Itkin, CEO and co-Founder of Exactpro

Natia Sirbiladze, CEO, Exactpro Georgia

Principles of Deep Testing
Alexey Zverev, CEO and co-Founder of Exactpro
Quality in SPACE
Lela Gabelaia, QA Team Lead, Space Bank
Complex Post-Trade Systems, Requirements Traceability and the Illusion of Control

Luba Konnova, QA Project Manager, Exactpro

Artem Berko, QA Analyst, Exactpro

Agile Testing

Nino Aslatashvili, Senior Manager, TBC Bank

Marine Mamulia, Head of Quality Assurance Group, TBC Bank

Behavior Driven Development (BDD) - The Outer Limits

Alexander Banakov, QA Analyst, Exactpro

Murad Mamedov, QA Analyst, Exactpro

Possible Solution for Successful Test Automation
Papuna Gagnidze, Digital QA Chapter Lead, TBC Bank
Failover and Recovery Test Automation
Ivan Shamray, Senior NFT Analyst, Exactpro
Coffee Break
Large Scale Infrastructure and Fake Testing
Eugene Litvinenko, QA Team Lead, Exactpro
Obstacles of Software Testing in Georgia
Tamar Baratashvili, Software QA, Ozorix
Latency Measurement and Results Analysis

Arseniy Marinin, NFT Analyst, Exactpro

Alexander Tregubov, Senior NFT Analyst, Exactpro

Tinatin Tsirekidze, Software QA Team Lead, Liberty Bank
18:30 - 19:30
Closing Reception

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