Jonathon Wright

Jonathon Wright is a strategic thought leader and distinguished technology evangelist. He specializes in emerging technologies, innovation, and automation, and has more than 20 years of international commercial experience within global organizations. He is currently the CTO of Digital-Assured based in Oxford in the UK. Jonathon combines his extensive practical experience and leadership with insights into real-world adoption of Cognitive Engineering (Enterprise A.I. and AIOps). Thus, he is frequently in demand as a speaker at international conferences such as TEDx, Gartner, Oracle, AI Summit, ITWeb, EuroSTAR, STAREast, STARWest, UKSTAR, Guild Conferences, Swiss Testing Days, Unicom, DevOps Summit, TestExpo and Vivit Community (of which he is currently the president of the largest independent software community with over 70,000 members across 125 countries). Jonathon was the QA Lead for the COVID Safe Paths MIT project during the Coronavirus pandemic. He is also part of A.I. Alliance for the European Commission, a member of the review committee for the ISO-IEC 29119 part 11 for the “Testing of A.I. based systems” for the British Computer Society (BCS SIGiST). Jonathon is also the podcast host of the QA lead (based in Canada) and the author of several award-winning books and online-courses.

My Sessions

Tues, September 20, 2022

Shift Right into the Metaverse with Digital Twin Testing

The Metaverse blurs the boundaries between technology and the real world. The matrix of digital experiences (DX) from companies like Meta (Facebook) workspaces and Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 introduce fully immersive digital workforce collaborations within Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) worlds. This leads to complex situations such as “how do you test next-generation technologies like NFTs containing digital artifacts that span across crypto wallets of testing merchandise rendered onto your 3D avatar representation of your digital twin self on your daily standup on Microsoft Teams Mesh.”

How to shape your testing in the Metaverse to test digital worlds:

  • Automated testing for VR/AR & MR

  • Cloud-based device farms

  • Model-Based Testing (MBT) patterns from ISO 29119-8

  • Image-Based Testing (IBT) for high-speed computer vision

Take Aways:

  • Digital twin testing in the physical world (MBT/IBT)

  • Observability of complex real-world oracle meta test data (i.e. hyper-baselining)

  • Digital personas, experiences and interactions (i.e. Polygamification)

Fri, September 23, 2022

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Testing with AI Panel (Panelist)

For most of us, the evolution of IT started with the invention of the PC and internet. The next major innovation came with the advent of smartphones. Today we are engulfed with IoT and AI solutions everywhere you turn. AI and ML technologies are being used in platforms for digital assistants, home entertainment, medical diagnosis, customer support, and autonomous vehicles. Testers are recognizing the potential for advances in AI and ML to be leveraged for automated testing. But where do we get started? In some cases the term AI is overused - so what is defined as true AI vs. "something else"? Join us for this 90-minute interactive panel to explore these questions and more.


  • Learn how AI is currently being leveraged for testing today

  • Where to get started with using AI in your testing organization

  • What are the challenges and limitations of testing with AI?

  • How will AI impact the entire IT industry?