Michelle Christmas
Head of Testing Services

A leader with an infectious, can do, leadership style her passionate approach to quality, drives diverse teams to naturally work together to deliver Business Outcome. Shaped a transformation plan at Nationwide Building Society implementing test optimisation through modelled based techniques, establishing a test engineering capability, improving test coverage and minimising risk, delivered a £10.8m sustainable saving for the Society. Shortlisted as Business Transformation Leader for Women in IT, Leader of the Year & Team of the Year– European Software Testing Awards, Leader of the Year Nationwide.


“We’re going on a unicorn hunt”
Do Unicorns exist?

Ever increasing customer expectations continue to push IT delivery to keep pace and constantly evolve.  As DevOps and continuous delivery become the norm, the demands and expectations placed on testers has changed.  We will discuss how our industry is changing and the new challenges we face, as organisations search for the ultimate IT professional – someone who can architect, solution, design, build and test solutions.  Do these unicorns exist?