On Monday 20 April 2015, the Advanced Computing Research Centre in Sheffield hosted a software testing showcase event for representatives from KPMG, the global accountancy and financial services company. The visitors were Daryl Elfield, Director of Testing Services at KPMG, and his colleagues James McDiarmid and Ryan Sandilands. The visitors were treated to a series of presentations and demonstrations of the University of Sheffield's ground-breaking software testing technologies, including the Broker@Cloud software service testing tools. The presentations included:
Demonstrations were given of the following tools:
After a pie-and-pea lunch, Daryl Elfield gave an inspirational lecture to a first-year student class in software engineering. His comments at the end of the day were that Sheffield had unique strengths in the UK for its software testing research; and that this was highly attractive to KPMG. An initial arrangement was drawn up for collaboration between KPMG Testing Services and the Advanced Computing Research Centre.
Daryl Elfield, Director of Testing Services, KPMG.
James McDiarmid, Principal Consultant, KPMG.