Current state of test automation (with Vincent Wijnen)


It is not a question of what to automate but when to start with test automation. Vincent Wijnen talks with us on the current state of test automation. Products or applications that are (automatically) tested are evolving rapidly. Should test automation evolve just as fast? Before answering this question, Vincent shows us the values of test automation and that it needs to be quantified.

Be sure to check out the current state of test automation in the technology labs podcast! Starting the podcast we always look at some tech updates and in this episode we discuss the take over of MailChimp for $12B. An astonishing amount of money. Is it worth it? New vendors are entering the smart glasses market. Ray-ban, Xiaomi and facebook are busy with this technology. During the podcast Rik even weighs his own glasses to compare it with a smart version. Listen to find out our conclusions!

Intuit to acquire Mailchimp (Intuit Inc. – Intuit to Acquire Mailchimp)

Xiaomi shows off concept smart glasses with MicroLED display (

Ray-ban smart glasses (

Tom Van de Ven


Tom van de Ven is active in the field of High Tech testing for 15 years. As a High Tech test expert he is a frequently asked sparring partner for Sogeti High Tech customers with regard to starting/professionalizing test projects. Besides a multitude of test assignments (eg. in the field of healthcare, semiconductors, agriculture and automotive) he is an active member of the Sogeti High Tech Test Competence Centre and a speaker for High Tech seminars. Tom uses his experience in a role as a coach for (starting) High Tech test engineers and is constantly looking for improvements in High Tech test methodologies. He is the author of the book that combines Internet of Things and TMap: IoTMap!!!. He also teaches and develops several testing courses in the embedded and high tech domain. If not teaching, testing a tunnel or promoting “Quick Tech Testing” you can find him setting up a high tech test automation framework for the odd customer.

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