Without dragging Covid-19 into this topic, one is likely to see new normals emerging in the field of software testing. Agile is almost the defecto SDLC model and can’t be called exactly new but the ascent of AI and continued fast paced movement of DevOps are pushing testing (and testers) in ever new directions. The barriers of co-location have been effectively removed. With these factors, everything in the world of testing is in churn. Processes, tools, methods, strategies, skills and mind-sets all are up for scrutiny and changes.
This conference is all about the new normal – the constant churn and scramble for an equilibrium that can be called the “New Normal”.
Mike Lyles is a Director of QA and Project Management with over 25 years of IT experience in multiple organizations, including Fortune 50 companies. Mike has been successful in career development, team building, coaching, and mentoring for over two decades.
Mike has been an international keynote speaker at multiple events, and is also a John Maxwell Team coach, speaker, and trainer. He is the author of the motivational, self-help book, “The Drive-Thru Is Not Always Faster”.
You can learn more about Mike at www.MikeWLyles.com where you can also find his social media links and connect with him there also. His book site is at www.TheDriveThruBook.com.
A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. Craig could be out changing the world but would prefer to make software instead. He possesses a passion for software design, but more importantly software quality and designing systems that can achieve this in a technically diverse and constantly evolving tech world.
When not playing with software I can often be found writing, designing board games or running long distances for no apparent reason.
Anastasios came to the world of Quality Assurance out of curiosity after enrolling in a Business Information Technology program to become a Java Developer: being informed of an available software testing position at a major European telecommunications company, he applied and much to his surprise got the job, and has enjoyed doing it ever since. His approach to software testing involves exploring the system to learn if end user expectations as well as management requirements are satisfied, as well developing suites of automated tests to ensure system quality. In addition to using the IT approach to find bugs, Anastasios uses research methods he has learned over several career paths to investigate and explore software. To keep up with the increasing speed of software development, Anastasios has been concentrating on quickly developing accurate test automation suites in tandem with Developers to show that business requirements are being met and the software works as expected. Anastasios has delivered several presentations on the topic of test automation, and tries to keep up with the latest research on test development and employing it in the development process to ensure the highest system quality.
At the present, the approach used above is combined into a Continuous Testing format that employs smoke tests, automation functional tests based on a requirements matrix for the present sprint,and then a Regression Test set that verifies that previous tests still pass and that the system under test still has its former stability. Communication with Stakeholders and Developers is crucial to developing new tests and maintaining older tests in order that they still pass. Another crucial element for the success of this approach is transparency and communicating not only the tests results but the tests themselves to Developers to see if all critical areas are tested, and what additional tests will be needed to effect as thorough a coverage as possible for the present functionality and the system as a whole.
CSO Cognitive Edge
Dave Snowden is CSO & Founder of Cognitive Edge and Director of the Cynefin Centre. He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.
He holds positions as extra-ordinary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch as well as visiting Professor at the University of Hull in the Centre for Systems Studies. He has held similar positions at several other Universities. He held the position of senior fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies at Nanyang University and the Civil Service College in Singapore during a sabbatical period.
His paper with Boone on Leadership was the cover article for the Harvard Business Review in November 2007 and won the Academy of Management aware for the best practitioner paper in the same year. He has previously won a special award from the Academy for originality in his work on knowledge management.
He previously worked for IBM where he was a Director of the Institution for Knowledge Management; during that period he was selected by IBM as one of six on-demand thinkers for a world wide advertising campaign. Prior to that he worked in a range of strategic and management roles in the service sector. He started in Industry, following a period overseas in Charity work, designing and building Decision Support Systems in the early days of computing.
His company Cognitive Edge exists to integrate academic thinking with practice in organisations throughout the world and operates on a network model working with Academics, Government, Commercial Organisations, NGOs and Independent Consultants. He is also the main designer of the SenseMaker® software suite, originally developed in the field of counter terrorism and now being actively deployed in both Government and Industry to handle issues of impact measurement, customer/employee insight, narrative based knowledge management, strategic foresight and risk management.
The Centre for Applied Complexity was established to look at whole of citizen engagement in government and is running active programmes in Wales and elsewhere in areas such as social inclusion, self-organising communities and nudge economics together with a broad range of programmes in health. The Centre will establish Wales as a centre of excellence for the integration of academic and practitioner work in creating a science based approach to understanding society.
Prof Snowden in the lead author of the recently published EU Guide to complexity and crisis management
Chris Haggan is Product Management Lead for HCL OneTest, HCL Software’s leading test automation platform. He has more than 15 years in the software testing space, with a focus on API integration testing and the service virtualization space. Over the years, he has helped numerous teams as they modernize their applications and take advantage of cloud and containerized environments with an eye on how best to take advantage of these technologies to improve test effectiveness. Haggan enjoys engaging with the test community and as product manager for OneTest, being able to bring back ideas from broad discussions and turn them into useful products for testers.
Working in IT for the last 30 years, Etienne has witnessed the evolution of software development technologies and processes, as well as the impact of Digital Transformation on IT organisations with a renewed focus on Customer Experience and the increasing need for Software Quality at speed. With a keen interest in Automation, AI and Machine Learning, Etienne has helped organisations leverage new and disruptive technologies from Virtual Assistants and Voice Biometrics to Visual and Functional Test Automation.
Mike Talks is a test manager and coach within Wellington, New Zealand.
Mike was one of the peer editors and contributor to Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory's More Agile Testing, as well as a writer in his own right, having produced the book How To Test.
Overall 19 + years of experience that includes 10+ years of experience in Retail domain, Ramendeep is currently working with Infogain’ in Solutions as Assistant Vice President - Global Head of Business Assurance & Retail Solution.
Managing a $60 Million + sales pipe with an yearly revenue of $30 Million and maintain a 20% YOY growth rate, Ramendeep is also playing a Chief Solution Architect Role as an individual contributor. Defining Technology Road Maps and building Infogain IPs that enable Continuous Delivery for Bi Model IT.
Strong End to End Solution, Delivery Management Experience on large and complex engagements teams spread across multiple geographies.
Test Automation, DevOps, setting up CI/CD pipes and helping build digital engineering platforms using Cloud Foundries
Leadership *Pre-sales * Solution Proposal Creation * Budgeting * Mentorship * Negotiations * Delivery Management * Solution Architecture, Project Sizing, Estimation and Planning Solution Shaping*.
An Ex-Adobe engineer and IIT alumnus with a 25-year experience in Software Development and Testing industry. Mentor, entrepreneur (Founder of Verity Software and SALT) and leader (President of the Indian Testing – ISTQB Board), Convenor of STeP-IN forum, National Convenor of Indica Academy. Amongst the first testers of India, starting testing career in 1995.
Inventor of Q-Patterns and the Linguistic Analysis technique for test design and reuse.
A thought leader – Best paper award winner at various conferences and invited keynote speaker world over, Author and creator of Mobile Applications Certification (CMAP), Chair of Mobile Application Tester certification from ISTQB, creator of AiU – world first AI testing certification, DoU – DevOps united, world’s first DevOps and testing certification and many others.
He loves to engage himself in a variety of fields ranging from Archaeology and culture, education to technology.
Broadridge Financial Solutions
Senior Vice President, Broadridge Financial Solutions has Master’s degree from IIT Mumbai, having 20+ years of experience in managing the offshore project teams to assure high quality of software being delivered to leading Broker-Dealers of Global market. Krishna lead the Quality Assurance department covering all the products offered by Broadridge to Equity, Fixed Income Securities Processing & wealth Management domain covering functional testing, test automation, performance testing and mobile app testing in waterfall and Agile/DevOps delivery models. He holds AI/ML advanced certification from IIIT Hyderabad and implemented an utility that helps in enhancing test strategy for a new release by deriving insights from historic production issues. In his recent role change, he is responsible for product development group of Fixed Income Securities Processing division along with QA group and actively working on Agile Transformation and Next Gen platform development.
IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for DevOps for Enterprise systems. Rosalind is responsible for driving the direction for products in support of customers transformation to DevOps specifically focused on IBM Z, including bringing open source pipelines to the platform. In addition she works with clients in their DevOps transformations. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, master inventor, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology leadership team.
Kartik Dhokaai this side holding decade-plus years of experience in the IT industry. He had worked across multiple business verticals starting from QA and slowly transformed himself and emerged over the years and playing the role of a Delivery Manager. He has worked across multiple domains like Retail, Hospitality, Education, Banking, and Healthcare which involves Mobile and Web platforms. Being a certified Product Owner and Scrum Master he is passionate about Agile and digital transformation for any products using Agile. As of now helping Enterprise Customers in the US to transform their ideas from scratch to a solutions. He has represented RapidOps, Inc's agile transformation journey in event organized by Xebia @ Gurugram. He is a Speaker for Leanpitch and ANI (Agile Network India). He is also a panelist for the ANI Ahmedabad chapter.
SIGNAL IDUNA Gruppe
With more than twenty years of experience in different roles in national and international IT projects, Joerg Sievers has been involved with testing and quality management since 1998, focusing on requirements and specification enhancements, automation, business driven test process improvements, and systems integration. He has finished industrial training as specialist and various university courses in food technology. Joerg is ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level, Test Manager. In his current role, he establishes as a test service specialst in a team "Quality from the Start" for the German insurance group SIGANL IDUNA.
Melissa Tondi has spent most of her career working within software testing teams. She is a frequent local and national speaker and is the Director of Quality Engineering at Guild Education and Principal at Disrupt Testing, where she assists teams to continuously improve the pursuit of quality software—from design to delivery and everything in between.
The Test Chat
Brijesh Deb has over 2 decades of experience of leading, managing and coaching teams on Software Testing and embracing the Agile mindset. He is a Bachelor of Engineering –Electronics and Communication and an Executive Master of Business Administration in Operations.
Being a hands-on software tester has also helped him stay close to technology and understand the intricacies. He has been involved in testing of applications from lightweight mobile apps to the large scale industrial IoT solutions. He works with some of the topmost high-tech companies providing everyday solutions in the Automotive, Avionics, Semiconductor, Space, Agriculture and Energy sectors to name a few.
Brijesh is an Agile Transformation Agent with the objective of helping organizations in achieving customer excellence with a focus on delivering maximum value to customers, stakeholders and teams. Emphasis on cultural change driven by collaboration at all levels to adapt the agile mindset and change. He focuses on identifying leaders and building leadership skills within the team catering to the personal and professional growth of individuals and teams.
He lives in the Netherlands with his wife and 3 years old son. In his free time, he loves singing nursery rhymes with his son. He’s a wordsmith and loves to write on social media especially LinkedIn. He has a passion for anthropology and sociology and loves to study human behavior.
IT leader with 22 years of extensive Innovation and Quality Engineering experience in the IT industry. As part of Accenture's Cloud First organization, she leads Quality Engineering innovation and automation asset development. She is passionate about Text analytics and Machine Learning models and their application in Quality Engineering. She holds 7 patents with her research work published by MIT in their book "Why Humans Matter More Than Ever".
Vasantha Priya, popularly known as Priya, comes with 25+ years of industry experience comprising of Software Development, Software Testing and Assurance, Project Management, Program Management, Test Consulting, Specialized Testing Delivery Management, Product Management, Product delivery, Vertical (LOB) Management and multiple Business Verticals. She is a certified Professional Scrum Master and an Agile Ninja Coach.
Apart from these she has managed the Specialized Testing Service (Innovation Centre) comprising of automation, performance across all business verticals for 2+ years. She has working experience of various Service Companies, Product Companies and Captives through Service Companies.
She has created / co-created various Intellectual Property and Copyrights tools and assets in assurance and published many articles in leading journals.
She has delivered various Training programs on Testing concepts, Business domain, Assurance trends, Automation Workshops and so on. As an enthusiast to bring the testing world together, she is the chairperson of Pune STePIN chapter.
Currently, Priya is the Product Owner of ignio AI.Assurance, an autonomous assurance software that enables enterprise to deliver better software, faster.
Rahul is currently working as the Marketing and Strategy Manager for ignio AI.Assurance, an autonomous testing product. He possesses the passion for market research and analysis which have been valuable in designing AI.Assurance and making it closer to the customers’ needs.
Rahul is also a stock market mentor as well as actively helps aspiring MBA students through YouTube channels and other platforms. Running and long drives are few things which keep him refreshed in this continuous learning process.
Rahul Verma is an Indian testing entrepreneur and an awarded thought leader for his contributions to the testing community. He is Head of Test Automation at trendig Gmbh. He is Founder of Test Mile and Community Proxy for STeP-IN Forum. He is the creator of Arjuna – a free, open source, Python based modern test automation framework. He has contributed to creation and review of various certifications. His software testing experience includes building test automation frameworks in Python and Java, web security, white box testing and web performance testing. His research work focuses on Object-oriented design patterns applied to test automation and extending them into general purpose models. He has presented, published articles and educated thousands of testers in the said areas. His testing ideas and work are deeply influenced by his exposure and interest in poetry and spirituality.
Richa, Principal Architect Technology acting as a Quality Head Complex engagements is GlobalLogic
She has been an entrepreneur, Co-founder, CTO, Senior Test Architect - Automation, Product Owner, QA Manager, and Tester in her 20+ yrs of enriching career.
She contributed to the patent on test automation from test cases written in simple English in a spreadsheet (https://patents.google.com/patent/US20150234734).
She won 2nd best CTO awards in StartUp Category presented by DELL EMC in association with CAI. She was in the top 200 women entrepreneurs at Women Startup Programme (WSP) organized by NSRCEL IIMB with Goldman Sachs.
She has transitioned small/big organizations from waterfall to Agile/CI/CD/DevOps and has lead Research & Innovation Group and has diversified experience in AI & ML, E-Commerce, BFSI, Mobile application (Android, iOS), Device drivers (Scanner & Printer) and Distributed Systems IT products.
She got a chance to work with many organizations like Recotap.ai, RideAlly, Canvera, TestOptimizer, Citrix, Misys, mFormation, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, and OpCord.
She completed B.E. Computer Science in 2001 and currently pursuing Masters in AI & ML (online course) from Texas University, Austin.
She is a proud mom of 2 kids Saatwik (16yrs) & Saanvi (9yrs) and basically belongs to Bhopal, MP, staying in Bangalore since 2001. She loves to paint, cook, read, and spend time with her family. Currently passionate to giving back to society, actively associated with the Rotary Club of Bangalore Lakeside since 2015.
Her detailed profile can be accessed at https://www.linkedin.com/in/richa-agrawal-2530281/ .
Jyoti Lata Mishra
Jyoti Mishra has 9+ years of extensive experience in leading software projects as a test engineer. In these 9+ years, she has worked on domains like Telecommunication, Fintech, Event Management and Conversational AI. She is certified AWS Cloud Practitioner and currently preparing for Sysops associate level certification to improve her knowledge and skills on cloud.She is passionate about teaching and loves to share her knowledge with the community.
Nitin is working with CRIF as “Head - IT Solutions QA India”. CRIF is one of India’s leading providers of Credit Information, Business Information, Analytics, Scoring, Credit Management.
In his role, Nitin is responsible for managing Testing, Process Quality Consulting & IT business analysis hubs in India. Nitin holds a master's degree in Business Administration and is alumni of Symbiosis. Forbes magazine in association with GMI has recently awarded Nitin as “Top 100 People Manager” in India
Nitin is highly accomplished and seasoned professional with global experience and specialized in developing testing strategies and testing solutions that deliver business benefits across business processes and horizontals. Nitin drives several initiatives by capitalizing various cutting-edge technologies. He is also responsible managing different projects with cross cultural engagements across geographies including India, Italy, Germany, Poland, USA, Russia, Slovakia etc.
Prachi Pujari having 14 years of Experience in "Data Science and BI Analytics".Currently playing a Role of ETL-BI Architect in Persistent Systems Limited.
I am ISTQB and AWS Certified Professional with a great liking towards learning and exploring technology.Passionate Blogger and Speaker.Mentor and Speaker in WiDS( Pune).Industry Expert for Symbiosis International University.Worked on all Flavours of Data right from Vanilla PostgreSQL to BigQuery,Worked on BI/ETL tools like Informatica,Tableau Prep,SSIS,ThoughtSpot,Fivetran.Explored all Data like Relational, Non Relational,Data in Hadoop/Hive.Analytics and Business Intelligence been the Key domain have worked on all Analytics(TRP ,Web Analytics) and Business Intelligence Platforms .Developed many Automation Framework using Selenium,Python,Protractor and currently built a Data Migration Automation tool.
Abhishek Ghosh is a Performance Test Engineer working as a Senior Associate in Mass Mutual, GCC Hyderabad. He has overall 7 years of work experience with specialization in Performance testing of various applications using industry leading tools such as LoadRunner enterprise and JMeter. He is also adept in performance engineering tools such as New Relic and AppDynamics. He is currently leading the efforts to build and enhance the performance pipeline for his team. He is a tech enthusiast and likes to keep himself updated with all the latest trends in Performance testing world.
A seasoned technologist, and a continuous learner, Vimmi has more than 16 years of experience in software engineering. She is leading QA COE and working as head of Emerging QA practice at Nagarro.
A passionate QA, blogger, trainer, speaker, Vimmi is dynamic, self-motivated leader and believes in delivering quality software. She has deep knowledge and experience in test automation, automation strategies, performance engineering, DevOps and Agile. She is skilled in transforming traditional test automation to cognitive test automation by aligning it with AI/ML. Proficient in creating test approaches for applications based on emerging technologies like AI/ML, Chatbot, IoT, Immersive applications, Hardware in loop, cloud, Big data, Data analytics etc. Proven leadership skills in building and managing high performance teams based on meritocracy to deliver organizational goals.
Anjali Bansal is a Performance Engineering Consultant at Nagarro with 8 years of experience. She is technically strong and has expertise in various tools and domains like JMeter, LoadRunner, Appdynamics, Dynatrace, Big Data Testing, Banking, Ecommerce, Health care etc. She is an enthusiastic learner and is keen explorer of new technologies and provides testing solutions for n-tier and cloud based applications.
More than 25 years of experience in IT. Currently working as Account Quality Lead.