The pandemic forced us to work from home. We learnt how to manage the family with the work while at home! We worked hard and we worked flexi. We worked long hours. We were happy to avoid the traffic (and that occasional pesky colleague!). It was claimed that productivity increased with WFH. Then emerged counter stories about the stress, missing the office environment, plummeting productivity and difficulty of sharing information.
Come join us to look at challenges and opportunities in Remote Working for Testers. How do we increase the depth of our testing, how to acquire critical information, how to deal with increasing digitisation and increasing workloads and how to learn in such an environment.
Not restricting ourselves only to pandemic scenarios, keeping the above Theme and Abstract in mind, we will also be exploring topics on latest trending technologies on testing.
University of Derby
Richard Self worked in the aerospace sector for thirty years supporting the business with innovative systems solutions and matching technologies to business needs.
He then made the transition into academia in 2002 at the University of Derby, where he now has small teams of Undergraduate and Masters students researching to identify the best frameworks of questions for evaluating emerging and advanced technologies for gaining business value. He is currently working on the success and failure factors for AI and machine learning implementations.
Richard is a regular invited keynote speaker at UK and international business conferences where he always provides the audience with the important questions for evaluating their business needs and technologies.
He has presented on a wide range of topics including Blockchain, Big Data Analytics in Finance and Manufacturing, the differences between testing software for traditional systems and testing AI systems and the consequences of GDPR and the EU AI Act on the future of role of the testing community and project management.
He is the lead academic on a KTP with Aquis Exchange which focuses on the use of AI and machine learning to detect potential market manipulation.
Richard was nominated by the European Risk Policy Institute as one of the top 30 Risk Communicators during 2021.
In December 2020, he was nominated in the Tyto Tech 500 Power List –
Narayan Raman is the founder, CEO of Tyto Software Pvt. Ltd, a Bengaluru based software products company specializing is software automation products (Sahi Pro). Narayan is the author of Sahi, an award winning open source web test automation tool. He has over 22 years of experience in the industry and holds a B. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay. His company's flagship product Sahi Pro, automates Web, Webservices, Desktop and Mobile applications and makes test automation easily accessible to testing teams with a business focus. His newest obsession is TestFlowCharts, a no code test automation platform. When not working, Narayan enjoys spending time with family, being fit and being in nature.
Nic has had over 20 years of experience in enterprise software with a very keen interest in automation. He has been involved in different automation domains from automating ITSM processes to client device automation, automating document processing as well as automated testing.
He has also been fortunate to also be able to traverse multiple roles and gather experience across different functions and has been in administration, professional services, consulting, solutions architecture, and pre-sales.
As a technologist, Nic strongly believes in the value that technology brings to individuals and organizations. Automation is a key enabler in increasing value and quality throughout an organization while still achieving greater efficiency. Automation without process understanding however can have the opposite effect. In light of that, Nic is also currently involved in helping organizations understand how process intelligence leads to better automation across the enterprise.
Vijay is a Technology leader who has worked across multiple technologies and domains. Specializing in Digital Transformation, he has worked with multiple customers to transform testing technology to fit new age development practices and modern architecture. With more than 22 years of IT experience, working for leading client organizations spanning across the world, he has provided Quality Engineering solutions to many DevOps, Cloud, IoT engagements and has carried out a variety of technology consulting assignments. He leads the Testing As A Service delivery unit in India.
He actively participates in Academy-Industry connects and has given many technical lectures to faculty from Engineering stream in leading Universities. He has also been one of the jury (2018, 2019) for Software Testing Conference India (hosted by QAI).
Vijay holds a Masters degree in Engineering, graduating with distinction from one of the leading Technology institution in India (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli)
Jonathon Wright is a strategic thought leader and distinguished technology evangelist. He specializes in emerging technologies, innovation, and automation, and has more than 25 years of international commercial experience within global organizations. He is the Chief Technology Evangelist and heads up Product Engineering (R&D) for Eggplant a Keysight Technologies company. Jonathon combines his extensive practical experience and leadership with insights into real-world adoption of Cognitive Engineering (Enterprise A.I. and AIOps). Thus, he is frequently in demand as a speaker at international conferences such as TEDx, Gartner, Oracle, AI Summit, ITWeb, EuroSTAR, STAREast, STARWest, UKSTAR, Guild Conferences, Swiss Testing Days, Unicom, DevOps Summit, TestExpo and Vivit Community. In his spare time he is the QA advisory lead for MIT for the COVID Paths Check foundation throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. He is also a member of Harvard Business Council, A.I. Alliance for the European Commission, chair of the review committee for the ISO-IEC 29119 part 8 “Model-Based Testing” and part 11 for the “Testing of A.I. based systems” for the British Computer Society (BCS SIGiST). Jonathon also hosts the QA lead (based in Canada) and the author of several award-winning books (2010 – 2022) the latest with Rex Black on ‘AI for Testing’.
ZuciTech Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
I have over 18 years of experience in Quality Assurance and Quality Control, across domains such as BFSI, E-Commerce, ITLM, Media & Entertainment. Started off as a manual tester and got hooked on to automation testing, and have been in this field since; have had the opportunity to perform various strategic and leadership roles; am always a strong advocate of Automation adoption and transformation, or "Automation-first" approach. Intrigued by technologies like AI/ML, Metaverse, NFT, Blockchain. I am currently the Director of Technology at Zucitech Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd; where our main focus areas are QA & test automation, Salesforce and Dev Ops. I am from Byndoor, near Udupi, Karnataka, completed my Engineering from SJCE Mysore in Electronics and Communication, and am settled in Bangalore.
Prince Performance LLC
Tiffany Prince, the founder of Prince Performance LLC, is an internationally renowned speaker with extensive experience in leading, developing, and empowering others. Serving a wide array of corporate and government clients, she develops and delivers customized coaching, training, and workshops that help organizations fill employees’ skill gaps, neutralize the negative effects of globalization and build more inclusive workplaces.
Tiffany obtained her Master’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Global Business Management, from Pepperdine University. She has served in multiple board member roles for the Association of Talent Development (ATD), including as the President of the Metro DC Chapter, VP of Membership of ATD Chicagoland, and recently as a National Advisor for Chapters for ATD. She currently is serving on the Business Intelligence Council as Chief Learning Officer. Tiffany is the author of the book, “Top of the Mountain Leadership: The Future of Performance and Productivity in a Technology Changing World.”
Sowmya Sridharamurthy is a seasoned product quality leader working as SDET Manager at Lytho. With 14+ years of experience handling products from inception to delivery, she has worked on diverse solutions- ERP, SAAS, Mobile APPs, and Web applications. She has a proven track record of successfully implementing result-driven test processes, non-disruptive migrations, and upgrades. Sowmya is driven to mentor development teams in building effective strategies and implementations to achieve ROI through test automation. Being an Accessibility advocate, she is keen on driving inclusive software development. Sowmya is an active community builder and runs an "APIans" meet-up group from Amsterdam.
Jayesh is having more than 2 decades of IT experience mainly in QA & Product development.
From 1997 to 2009 he was part of Product company in Publishing industry responsible for leading flagship product of the company and deeply involved in web to print solution implementations for customers in US, UK and Canada.
Jayesh joined Expleo (Formally SQS) in November 2009 and is instrumental in setting Insurance QA practice in Expleo Pune. Jayesh has expertise in setting offshore QA delivery teams for large engagements. QA services mainly includes Functional, nonfunctional, automation, performance & data migration testing. Currently he is India head of Quality transformation Group.
Jayesh is based in Pune, India.
Rahul Verma is an Indian testing entrepreneur and an awarded thought leader for his contributions to the testing community. He is Founder of Test Mile and Head of Test Automation department at trendig technology services gmbh. He is the creator of Arjuna – a free, open-source Python based modern test automation framework. He has contributed to the creation and review of various certifications including CSE, ISTQB and CMAP.
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 as 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 deep interest in poetry and spirituality.
63 moons Technologies Limited
I am ever curious and exploring new, exciting challenges. This attribute reflects in my work as well. Strike a conversation with me and each time you'd get to know that I am either working on or learning something new. I have 14+ years of experience in the information technology industry delivering high value projects for the banking and financial services industry. I have managed multiple projects successfully for several global as well as domestic financial giants. I am currently associated with 63 moons technologies as Head of Quality Assurance. 63 moons technologies is a pioneer and a market leader in India's capital markets technologies domain. I am responsible for the total product quality of our flagship brokerage platform. I am also responsible for people and technology management of our test factory.
Ex-Director Software Quality Engineering, GE Corporate & Founder at Test Automation Forum.
Global leader, author, community builder, software quality engineering and test automation thought leader, career coach, mentor for young entrepreneurs and startups.
Areas of interest: Test automation, performance engineering, security Testing, AI/ML.
Rukmangada Naidu, aka KR, is the Founder and CEO of Testsigma, an open-source test automation platform for testers worldwide. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
KR started Testsigma as a cloud-based test automation platform with the vision of simplifying test automation for everyone. Now, Testsigma’s open source community edition has been launched, too, increasing the scope of its application and usability.
Brijesh Deb is a Principal Consultant with Infosys in the Netherlands and has over 2 decades of experience of leading, managing and coaching teams on Software Testing and embracing the Agile mindset. 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 top most high tech companies providing everyday solutions in the Automotive, Avionics, Semiconductor, Space, Agriculture and Energy sectors to name a few.
He is also the founding enabler of a global testing community called The Test Chat which is focused on bringing the testers’ voice to the fore. There are more than 13 thousands testers as a part of the community.
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 has been mentoring several individuals across forums and is keen observer, learner and takes pride in sharing his and knowledge.
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 loves to study human behaviour.
Mukund is a seasoned speaker in various national conferences and a great promoter of building a larger community in the QA fraternity.
He is having 24 years of experience in Testing functions in large enterprise applications, BI, Supply chain, and Banking, domains. The unique blend of various Business domains, Consulting, and IT Leadership exposure.
Mukund has been a catalyst in InfoVision’s QA transformation journey. His broader perspective and vision have made a visible difference in the QA practice. He is able to bring out good ideas to the table and has been successful in implementing them.
A dynamic individual possessing the ability to successfully employ QA processes, and metrics to diffuse politically and emotionally charged situations and promote a collaborative problem-solving approach to resolve complex program issues and achieve the desired results.
A seasoned technologist and a continuous learner, Shradha has more than 7 years of experience in software testing. She is leading QA CoE and working as QA Lead, Salesforce at Grazitti Interactive. A passionate QA, trainer, and speaker, Shradha is a self-motivated leader who believes in delivering quality software. She has deep knowledge and experience in test automation, automation strategies, DevOps and Agile. She is skilled in transforming traditional test automation to cognitive test automation by aligning it with AI and ML. Shraddha is proficient in creating test approaches for applications based on emerging technologies like AI/ML, Chatbot, IoT, immersive applications, cloud, data analytics etc. Her proven leadership skills in building and managing high performance teams has kept her on top of delivering organizational goals.
With 8+ years of extensive QA and Automation experience across multiple product delivery life cycles, Deepak is a result-oriented professional working as QA Lead, Salesforce at Grazitti Interactive. He blends his incredible insight, experience, and knowledge when it comes to developing and implementing robust test strategies. He has hands-on experience and proven ability in different levels of automation and functional testing including API, Unit, Regression, and User Acceptance testing.
Working as a Program Lead & Senior Quality specialist at SAP Labs India Bangalore and has overall experience of 14 years in IT industry
I have experience in different phases of software testing such as functional, security, usability, and performance. I have worked for different releases of S4HANA Cloud and On-Premise projects and ensured performance compliant solution to customers. Currently I am acting as Program lead for S/4HANA On-premise Business Suite applications as part of product standards team and responsible for planning & managing test scope, test execution and test reporting.
Experienced Senior Quality Engineer with overall industry experience of 13+ years at SAP, mostly in the area of testing, quality and program delivery. Currently working as Program Lead for S4HANA Performance Cloud Executions.
Shyam Sunder is a PMP® Certified Test Delivery Manager with a total IT Testing Experience of 24+ Years. Shyam has worked in various reputed organizations like Capgemini, Dell, Sapient, HCL Tech, United Health Group etc. Shyam is strong in the area of Test Management, Software Testing areas and Client relationship management. Shyam has been a regular contributor to IT Forums with his presentations and workshops.Some of the Conferences include QA Geekle’2021, Q4Quality’2019,TLC’2018,StarEast’2017,STP,2013 etc.
Shyam has received excellent Client testimonials which can be seen in his linked-in profile.
Linked in Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sundershyam30
Shyam’s Professional Certifications
Chandrashekhar is ADM Presales Consultant at Micro Focus, works closely with regional Sales teams to build and accelerate ADM opportunities.
He is a motivated achiever with 16+ years of experience in Testing, in his major roles he has worked as Automation Test Architect and Solution Architect. He has successfully led major Testing Engagements for Healthcare, Payment, Banking and Telecom domain customers.
Before joining Micro Focus he has worked with Capgemini, Tech Mahindra, J P Morgan and Accenture.
Chandrashekhar has an engineering degree from Dr. BATU, Lonere.
Sagar Dubal is a Quality engineer professional with 16+ years of experience in Quality Engineering and Assurance. Sagar is working as a Teamlead Solution Architect, India at Tricentis. Demonstrating and advising Tricentis Partners, customers, and prospects about Tricentis products and solutions.
Rahul has been working with Adobe for over 2 decades on a range of projects spanning web, mobile, desktop and cloud-hosted services and applications. As the Quality Leader for Adobe Creative Cloud, he was responsible for ensuring timely deliveries of complex interdependent projects in an agile delivery model while working with cross-geo teams. He has worked on industry-leading applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and has been part of Adobe’s journey during its transition from shrink-wrap products to the current SaaS offering.
His current role is in the Adobe Elements line of business and his responsibilities span across engineering, program & product management for this award-winning product line.
Rahul has contributed to a book on software testing and presented papers in various Adobe-internal conferences as well as at industry events.
At present, he is the chair for STeP-IN Noida chapter.
Vivek Mathur, current President of STeP-IN Forum, manages process and contractual compliance for the Delivery teams, Security Training and Awareness, and Information Risk Management for Mindtree. He was Head of Specialised Test Engineering Services from 2018 to 2020.
Vivek was leading the Bangalore centre and leading the delivery organization for Indium Software (India) Limited, and driving Automation, Performance, Security testing, as well as Game Testing via its subsidiary, iXie Gaming.
He had set up the Quality Engineering organization in Altisource Labs, bringing in DevSecOps, Metrics based management, automation, and performance testing across multiple applications in varied technology stacks, covering the entire application lifecycle.
Vivek matured the Quality Engineering organization for McAfee India (now Trellix). During this time, he broke product silos and nurtured Special Interest Groups that formed the basis for future corporate-wide Secure Development, White Box, and Agile initiatives.
Vivek set up the Testing Line of Business for Intelligroup (now NTT Data), providing testing services, with functional automation accelerators for SAP & Oracle implementations and upgrades.
An early member of Infosys Independent Validation Solutions team, he handled large and distributed teams for Insurance, Transportation, & Education clients. He had been a part of the onsite client interface team for a 50 Mn client, where he led analysis and development of software for a completely new line of business taken up by the client.
Vivek has an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and started his work life in the Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME).
He keenly follows the changes in the Testing and Quality space, and its interaction on Information Security. He is passionate about software quality, and in assisting the growth and development of Application Quality practitioners such as yourselves.
Testing & Chaos Eng, ING Belgium NV/SA
Dr. Nandakumar Ramakrishnan, a doctorate in Information Technology from Prescott University, UK works with ING Belgium NV/SA as a Product Owner -DevOps Platform -Testing & Chaos Engineering and Accessibility Evangelist.
He has over 20+ years of experience in Software Quality Engineering and Information Security working for startups as well as technology giants like eBay, PayPal, Yahoo, Expedia(Hong Kong) & Colruyt Group ( Belgium). During his career, he has led pan-global test teams and functioned as individual contributor for various types of testing methodology, playing on various areas such as Test Delivery, Test Container Platform, Global Selenium Grid ,Chaos Engineering, Security Test Architectural Solution, Tool Development, Testing Automation Framework Design and Solution, Security Assessment, Security Chaos Engineering and PCI-DSS & BS 7799 Compliance, Accessibility based on Section 508 and Cloud computing. He is also expert in Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Lean & CMMi/TMMi and also introduced Security Assessment Scrum Process.
He contributes as a Head of Technical Committee at the Step-In Forum. He also has been core reviewer for various STeP-IN Conference CFP from 2008 to till date on various themes on Testing, Agile, DevOps and Security. He was also Panelist for Global Accessibility Event. He also presented on various forums such as Agile and DevOps conference Belgium on GDPR-Continuous Testing, Chaos Engineering – Split-brain, ISQT 2008, Silicon India Java Conference, Techshare, Tech-Gig & Step-In Webinar Series He has won CX Day Innovation Award, eBay Quality Awards in H1 ,H2 2012 & H1 2013,CX Innovation 2021, Hackathon Spot award, as well as two Yahoo! Odyssey awards for security & innovation.
Kyle is an energetic, loyal and hard-working Canadian from Winnipeg, Manitoba. After finishing his Bachlor of Arts in German literature and mathematics, he moved to Berlin in 2006 with a DAAD scholarship to get his Masters in intercultural communication and languages. After working several years at various agencies (running campaigns for national and international brands), he stumbled upon an incredible path that led him to where he is today – the CEO of a global exam provider called Brightest: www.brightest.org.
Brightest offers certifications in the area of Software Testing (ISTQB), Function Point Analysis (IFPUG), Software Architecture (iSAQB), Selenium with Java and Python (Selenium United), Artificial Intelligence (AI United), Performance Testing with JMeter (Performance Testing United), Design Sprint (Design Sprint Alliance), Data & Analtics Testing (Data & Analytics United), Agile Metodologies (Agile United), DevOps for Testers (DevOps United), User Experience (UX United) and API Testing (API United)… and many more. Stay tuned for much more to come!
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Senthil has 15 years of experience in the IT Industry, predominantly in Quality Engineering & Assurance; has played roles as SDET, Functional Test Automation Lead, and currently Working as Senior Automation Architect for various Automation projects. Senthil has extensive work experience on Test automation, providing cost-effective Innovative automation tools, defining and delivering automation maturity roadmaps & Transformation programs. Senthil has strong exposure to various domains like Information, Media, Entertainment, Aerospace and Engineering & Manufacture. Senthil holds Master of Technology degree.
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Vinod Sundararaju Antony is a Senior Director at Cognizant Technology Solutions. He has taken up a variety of roles such as Portfolio Delivery Lead, Global Test Delivery Manager, Quality Consultant, and Transformation Consultant. He has extensive experience in Test Delivery, Test Process Maturity consulting, establishing Test Centres of Excellence, defining and delivering Quality Transformation programs enabling enterprises to improve quality, optimize cost and time to market.
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.
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.
Sumana is an experienced IT professional, having spent over 25+ years in the industry. This includes global experience across the domain, which includes Delivery management, Risk management, operations management to strategic planning and consulting. She has successfully executed several business plans and has a strong business acumen for handling channel management activities. Prior to starting Goavega, she worked in several large MNC’s and product companies. Some of her past stints include Symphony Services Corp India Pvt Ltd where she served as Director of Engineering. Additionally she was at AIG (American International Group), Singapore as Assistant Manager from Jun’01 – Apr’04. She has worked in multiple product companies in Singapore as well. Sumana has been bestowed with numerous prestigious awards like: 1. Tech Super Girl Top 30 women entrepreneurs in India 2. Women Entrepreneur of the year 2018-19 Award from WeLEED 3. Women Empowerment Summit and GIWL Awards 2019 from UBS Forums 4. ET Industry Leader MSME 2020x At Goavega, she provides leadership to drive growth and customer delight. Sumana has assisted several start-ups to build products from ground zero and launched products to the market.
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. Specialties 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.
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 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.