Mark Bland
Senior Global Test Manager
Premier Farnell

I’m a Senior Test Manager/Head of Test in my current role at Premier Farnell with 15 years of experience in the industry, during that time I have worked on everything from large scale platform replacements to small feature delivery on websites and mobile apps. I’ve been a people manager for 10 of those 15 years and have managed technical and non-technical teams, both locally and co located in various locations around the world. I’ve built teams from scratch in Functional, Automation and Non-Functional disciplines, managed the strategy and implementation of several automation and non-functional testing frameworks.

Managing Test Teams through Agile Transformation

The Highs, lows and lessons learned of managing the transition from historic ways of testing into a modern (Agile) delivery lifecycle. And Building/aligning the Test strategy to aim for the ultimate goal of DevOps delivery.