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Double Bill: Adding value to software testing – an IITPSA SIGiST event

November 20, 2019 @ 17:30 - 19:00

IITPSA’s Special Interest Group in Software Testing will stage a special double bill session in Johannesburg on 20 November, covering two key areas to add value to the software testing environment. Focusing on ways to enhance team performance, and cyber forensics within software testing, expert speakers will outline sometimes-overlooked areas of this environment.

Abstract 1 – Understanding individual personalities to unleash team performance 


Building Solid Relationships:

Relationship building is very key for the success of any project, and it is often taken for granted in the technical/technological space.

As leaders, it is very important to help our teams to unleash their utmost performance, and we can do that by understanding their individual needs and using that to ensure that they are performing at their best.

Universally, we all have 6 Primary needs and there will be 2 most dominating ones, and each individual live their lives feeding all the needs, especially the most dominating ones. We use either distractive or constrictive ways to feed our needs.

  1. The Need for Certainty
  2. The Need for Variety
  3. The Need for Love and Connection
  4. The Need for Significance
  5. The Need for Development and Growth
  6. The Need for contribution




Gontse Kekana started her career in IT 20 years ago (1999) and has been in software testing since 2003. She grew in the software quality assurance sector from a tester to Snr SQA Manager.

She attained her National Diploma in Information Technology from the then Technikon Pretoria (now Tshwane University of Technology), and Advanced Diploma in Project Management from Damelin. She has also completed an entrepreneurial programme – Certification in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation for Women, with Wits Business School where she was crowned the best student.

Through her journey, she fell in love with helping people. Gontse personally went for Life Coaching training, and is now a certified Master Life Coach. She uses her skills to mentor and coach team members to help them perform at their ultimate best.

She has been with iLAB for the past 5 years. She has worked at various clients and now proudly holds the Snr SQA Manager role.

Abstract 2 – Cyber Forensics


Take a journey into the world of zero day attacks, black box testing and ethical hacking. Gain an overview of the approaches and benefits of conducting these exercises within your organization. You will get an overview of the convergence of the physical and virtual worlds in committing a zero day attack.


Speaker – Pat Pather and Seyton Hayes


Pat Pather has been exposed to the risk industry for the past 22 years, occupying various positions within various industries including, airline, financial, retail and consulting.

He was responsible for the establishment of the cyber security practice within standard bank and during his tenure he was exposed to the demands placed on an organization. During this period, he established a few practices that were novel in the industry, including an in-house ethical hacking and forensics teams. He placed a huge amount of reliance on this practice in addressing cyber risk and utilizing the intelligence gathered, developing solutions such as one-time password, pin over IVR, and remote account opening.


90 Rivonia Road; 1st floor, North Wing,

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196




Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019

Time:  17:30 – 19h00


16:30 – 17:20 – Registration

17:20 – 17:30 – Introduction

17:30 – 17:50 – Understanding individual personalities to unleash team performance by Gontse Kekana

17:50 – 18:00 – Q & A

18:00 – 18:20 – Cyber Forensics by- Pat Pather and Seyton Hayes

18:20 – 18:30 – Q & A

18:30 – 19:00 – Networking

Delegate Fee


IITPSA members:  Free

Non-member:  R100:00

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November 20, 2019
17:30 - 19:00


90 Rivonia Road
90 Rivonia Road, 1st floor, North Wing, Sandton,
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2196 South Africa
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