Breakfast event

Revolutionise your software delivery

Accelerate software and integration testing, reduce risk and improve productivity

Revolutionise your software delivery

What you’ll discover…

Digital business models have never been more relevant. The pandemic has forever changed our views of work and play, accelerating the shift to a more efficient, more empowered society.

But with the pivot comes intense pressure on Information Technology teams, with demands to execute digital transformation at speed, while reducing costs and improving productivity. All without compromising ‘Business As Usual’ activities.

Join us at an exclusive workshop to discover how:

  • You can unleash innovation in software testing, making this discipline as fast-paced, accessible and exciting as development itself
  • To adopt a client-centric and cloud-based approach in your API design, test and integration process and accelerate the delivery of business goals
  • Assurity’s innovative test best practices have revolutionised software and integration testing
  • Inland Revenue innovated testing approaches and practices have met the goals of the country’s most ambitious business transformation programme


7.15am Registration

7.30am Breakfast served

8.00am Welcome and presentation – Russ Ewart, Head of Digital Delivery, Assurity

8.30am Presentation by Chris Hourigan, Business Transformation Testing Lead, Inland Revenue

9.00am Q&A

9.15am Event ends


Friday 12 March


The Wellington Club



Chris Hourigan, Business Transformation Testing Lead, Inland Revenue

Chris currently heads testing across Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation where he is responsible for establishing the test strategy and delivery of testing programmes across wide-ranging initiatives to deliver transformation outcomes.

His role includes strategy, test approach and governance of testing across all active programmes within Inland Revenue. Prior to Inland Revenue, Chris led major testing programmes in telecommunications and other public sector organisations.

Chris has always been passionate about applying innovation to support improved quality and customer outcomes. In recent times, key interests include the use of test automation to accelerate digital uptake and improve customer engagement in onboarding processes, increasing the customer lens in testing outcomes and the emergence of cloud services and what that means to enabling cross-government efficiencies.



Russell Ewart, Head of Digital Delivery, Assurity

Russell is an experienced Senior IT Delivery Lead specialising in delivering quality change on large-scale transformation programmes – experience that has spanned assignments across Europe and New Zealand in the banking, financial services, telecommunication and government arenas.

As Head of Digital Delivery at Assurity, Russell is accountable for developing market offerings that enable our clients to accelerate delivery through innovation. These products and services harness Assurity’s market-leading expertise in Design and Innovation, Digital Delivery, Business Optimisation and Partnered Services. Russell’s depth of experience in IT delivery, account management and stakeholder relationship management enables his strategic focus to effect innovative change during delivery.

For the last four years, he has been part of the biggest IT programme in the Southern Hemisphere – Inland Revenue’s successful business transformation journey. As Digital Portfolio Test Manager, Russell delivered cloud-based quality assurance to enable Inland Revenue to protect its border while delivering continuous change to its core systems.

This breakfast event is a must to attend if you are:

  • Keen to leverage a secure government-endorsed approach to testing APIs based on IR’s business transformation programme
  • Suffering reputational risk due to API availability or service quality
  • Responsible for reducing operating costs in API testing by reducing infrastructure costs and improving productivity
  • Leading large-scale testing with multiple service consumers
  • Leading forward-thinking DevOps teams with a desire to build assets once, reuse through the lifecycle and measure/monitor in production
  • Operating digital services involving numerous partnerships or creating digital partner ecosystems around your core offerings

Find out more about Assurity Digital Delivery services

About Assurity

We believe that our clients’ future depends on better meeting their customers’ needs. At Assurity, we use our skills and extensive experience to help our clients develop their business and make their future in a fast-changing digital world. We partner with the country’s largest organisations and government agencies collaborating with them and guiding them on their digital transformation journeys, delivering proven capabilities to enable them to innovate, delivering complex projects with quality and speed and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations.

We take a human-centred approach to everything we do and co-design the right outcomes with our clients. We achieve this through the formation of unique solutions teams from our analysis, testing, DevOps, design thinking, intelligent process automation, agile, customer experience and education service lines. Visit us at

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