I am a Senior Field Application Engineer at NI focussing on helping our customers to achieve best engineering practices. Before joining NI I was the Technical Authority for Test Systems at Abaco Systems. There I built up a test automation team from ground up, starting with software architecture and implementation, and then widening the scope to developing and implementing processes which cover the test software life cycle from "cradle to grave". Part of this was to implement effective Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment strategies. These efforts lead to Abaco Systems being audited to be the first NI Center of Excellence in the UK.