October 8-9, 2015 Bangalore, India

Percy Hilloo

Percy Hilloo is the head of testing at Blue Star Infotech Ltd. Since June 2015. In this role he is responsible for the growth of the global testing line of business for the organization. Previously Percy was a Director with Capgemini India Ltd. For 8 years within the Rightshore® testing service line. Percy has played several roles in the testing service - heading the Sales Transformation Office, heading the testing technology CoEs, the Rightshore ® head of the continental Europe, Australia and new Zealand, and India Local Business Services, has successfully implemented a testing factory for a healthcare captive center in India.

Schalk Cronje

Schalk Cronje's experience in the software industry spans three decades and has spoken and taught on various software delivery techniques in the UK, USA, India and South Africa. He has been an early adopter of test-driven design and development at all levels of testings and has applied TDD in many programming languages and on various platforms. One specific library he can recall is still in daily usage and is used in scanning millions of emails world-wide, yet the customer defect rate is less than one per year, all which can be attributed to TDD.

Katrina Clokie

Katrina Clokie serves a team of more than 20 testers as a Testing Coach in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an active contributor to the international testing community as the editor of Testing Trapeze magazine, a mentor with Speak Easy, a co-founder of her local testing MeetUp WeTest Workshops, an international conference speaker, frequent blogger and tweeter.

Pradeep Balachandran

Pradeep is Program Director, Eclipse Platform and DevOps in IBM India Software Labs. He has been in IBM Software division since 1995 and has an overall industry experience of 22 years in Software Engineering Tools development. He setup the first Eclipse open source development lab east of Europe, in Bangalore in 2008. He has a Masters in Computer Science & Engineering. His interests include software development tools and methodologies - Agile, DevOps, application life-cycle management, open source development, compilers and UML. He is a regular speaker at Conferences on Agile, DevOps and Software Engineering.

Renu Rajani

Renu Rajani is Vice President with Capgemini Testing Global Service Line (GSL). Renu has overall 25 years of experience in leading IT Services Delivery, IT Outsourcing Governance, Infrastructure Services, and Business/IT Consulting including Solution and Technical Sales. She has covered Shared Delivery (Factory Model), Fixed Bid, Managed Services engagements, and transitions in her service delivery experience. In her roles with Capgemini Renu led a large Managed Testing Services contract in an outcome based model. Renu is currently heading Testing GSL Rightshore Sales.

Dr. Shankar Ramamoorthy

Dr. Shankar is a TQM (Total Quality Management) professional, who has spent much of his 23-years career managing change and improving software Quality Engineering efficiency through Data and Metrics driven Quality Management Systems. He believes in evangelizing, coaching and mentoring test teams through inspirational leadership. Shankar has a vast experience in setting up Test COE (Centre of Excellence) and has successfully carried out 6 rollouts on TPI/TMMI/Test Maturity frameworks for several companies. He has handled the entire gamut of testing landscape right from Pre Sales, Sales, Delivery and instituted a process temper in his earlier assignments.

Rahul Ganapathy

Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science Engineering with MBA in Marketing, supplemented by IT & Strategy; has 8+ years of experience in Engineering and R&D Services in the areas of Consultative Solution Sales, Product Management, Technology Consulting roles. Extensive hands-on experience in dealing with concept to launch of solutions/products across Engineering Services verticals (Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Telecom, Industrial, Servers & Storage, Office Automation and ISV - Online) with deep focus in consultative sales experience in Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, Next Gen Digital Documentation and Internet of Things (IoT).

Srinivasan Desikan

I am a hands-on testing and software engineering professional in the area of product development and testing services. I have been in the Software Testing and Product development field since 1989. I have authored the one of the best selling book "Software Testing ; Principles & Practices". I have served as Honarary board of Advisor to many testing companies based in India.. I have authored two patents -- one filed and another published. Developed courseware part of pedogogy initiative of HRD ministry of Govt of India. I received "Thought leadership" Award from Test2009.in for my contribution to academia and Industry on software testing.

Vinay Krishna

Vinay Krishna is having 14 years of experience as a software craftsman. Flourished in a fast-paced environment requiring excellent problem solving skills, multiple project completion under short deadlines and the ability to communicate with clients and end users. He helps team to adopt agile-scrum-lean in his organization. He is doing research in the field of Software architecture. So far his 10+ papers have been published in various international journals and conference proceedings. His two papers are translated in Chinese language by scrum network at China.

Ramesh Pai

14 years of association with Wipro with focus on Practice Building, Portfolio Management, Quality Assurance and Consulting. Practice Building, large QA Programs management, Organizational QA strategy creation, Portfolio Analysis & Optimization, Client Relationship Management. QA CoE blueprinting with focus on Process standardization, implementing custom functional and Regression Automation solutions and emphasis on increased use of Tools & accelerators for productivity improvement, QA CoE implementation and optimization for Retail and Healthcare customers

Anuradha Amudalapalli

Anuradha heads the Global testing practice at Virtusa, responsible for Strategy, Planning, Business development and Delivery across Global centers, helping clients actively in their testing transformation journey. Prior to that she worked in Capgemini, where she was heading the India Testing Practice, setting up complex testing programs and before that with Infosys as a Practice Manager, managing globally a large testing portfolio spread across multiple locations and clients in Manufacturing, Energy Utilities and High Tech Sectors. Anuradha has 23+ Yrs of overall industry experience, all through in Testing in various Product and service companies.

Karthikeyan Dakshinamurthy

Karthi is a Software architect in Software Test Practitioners tools development team in IBM India Software Labs. He has been in IBM Software division since 2003 and has an overall industry experience of 17 years in Software Engineering Tools development. He is one of the core members of Rational Functional Testing tools development team. His interests include Functional Testing tools development, Data warehousing and Reporting, Portfolio management tooling and Linked Data. He is passionate about working with customers in understanding their needs and delivering innovative solutions. He is also a long distance runner and a biker.

Virender Kumar

Entrepreneur with experience in providing technical leadership to top performing and diverse teams. Worked with most reputed brands in software industry for more than 12 years. International experience of more than 3 years. Provided leadership in Strategic Planning, Program Management, Research Methodologies, Application Development and Troubleshooting.

Dhanasekar Subramaniam

“A pragmatic software tester and a firm believer in Context Driven Testing with over 10 years of software testing experience, with current focus on testing iOS and Android apps. An avid mindmapping specialist, inspired by Steve Jobs, Gerald Weinberg and Jony Ive and a strong believer of technology that gifts better life to mankind.” He currently leads twenty young, energetic testers in Testree, an independent software testing division of Nous Infosystems.Presented at CAST 2014, conducted full day and half a day tutorial on mindmaps and mobile app testing at CAST 2015 and EuroSTAR 2013."

Nishi Grover Garg

Nishi is a full-time software tester, a zealous and passionate one at that! With 7+ years of experience working in a product-based company, she has had the chance to work in different stages of Agile life cycle in a fast paced development environment. In her spare time she likes reading and sharing knowledge about Software Testing, Agile and various aspects of software testing processes and practices. She is CP-AAT, CP-MAT and ISTQB certified and likes to keep updating her skill periodically. She was a Speaker at UNICOM World Business Excellence Summit 2015 @Bangalore in March'15. She is most excited about her new found passion in writing about new topics of interest in the industry. As of now, her articles have featured at InnovateQA.com, and Techwell community’s AgileConnection.com and Stickyminds.com.
Do follow her thoughts on her own blog: https://testwithnishi.wordpress.com

Dinesh Madne

With over 18 years of experience, Dinesh is an Agile Evangelist, Practitioner and Coach with extensive experience in Scrum and Kanban methodologies. A Senior Manager at Capgemini, Dinesh manages the delivery of core accounts ensuring high level of customer satisfaction. An Agile practitioner for a decade, Dinesh has been a pioneer in setting up Agile Center of Excellence, transforming large size complex programs from traditional to Agile methodology ensuring the Business and IT marriage.

Swetha Sivaram

With well over a decade of experience in the software industry, spanning multiple domains, various geographies, roles ranging from customer facing to development labs, I have acquired a well rounded personality to ensure the success of any software development organization that I am part of. Combined with the enthusiasm that I bring to any role I embrace and a go - getter attitude, I have always been successful in ensuring the profitability of all organizations that I have been part of.

Nitin Mukhija

Nitin Mukhija has over 10 years of experience in automation & manual testing. In his current role as Director of Testing in PayUMoney, he is responsible for building a high performing team, implement testing strategies, automation strategy, and Continuous Integration development model to deliver software releases with an ever increasing level of quality. He started his professional career with Microsoft where he worked near 6 years and shipped several products. He was awarded Gold Star award at Microsoft for excellent teamwork, consistent performance, passion for quality and accountability. Academically he is Gold Medalist from Delhi University and secured First position in MCA, IIT Roorkee.

Tarun Lalwani

Tarun Lalwani, is Director at TARLABS™, a company focused on implementing automation solution to save their client’s precious time and resources. He has implemented 200+ projects on automation for 90+ clients worldwide. He is passionate about automation and has worked on C#, Java, Python, NodeJS, PHP, Selenium, Docker and many other technologies to create custom automation solutions. He has expertise in data scraping and crawling as well. He is also an author/publisher to 3 of the best selling books on Test automation using QTP

Anand Bagmar

Anand Bagmar is a hands-on and result-oriented software quality evangelist with seventeen years in the IT field. Passionate about shipping quality products, Anand specializes in building automated testing tools, infrastructure, and frameworks. He writes testing-related blogs and has built open-source tools related to software testing—WAAT (Web Analytics Automation Testing Framework), TaaS (for automating integration testing in disparate systems), and TTA (Test Trend Analyzer).

Anish Cheriyan

Anish Cheriyan is Head of Quality and Center of Excellence Software Engineering & Cyber Security in Huawei Technologies India.He has worked with teams comprehensively on Agile methods like XP, Scrum, Lean, Lean Startup, Continuous Delivery, Testing and Devops adoption. Anish is passionate about software engineering and he keeps researching on better ways of software development and testing methods. In past he was responsible for the organizational transformation task of agile adoption in Huawei where he directly coached both teams in India and China.

Aditya Garg

Aditya has over 19 years of IT experience and he has been a test architect and principal consultant excelling in designing, strategizing and architecting manual and automation testing solutions. His primary focus has been in the area of establishing and leading testing center of excellence and practices, managing large IT projects, undertaking testing process studies using Six Sigma, CMMi and TMM models, proposing QA solutions, performance engineering and architecture reviews, designing automation frameworks, exploring open source test automation tools/frameworks and Business development.

Manoj Tiwari

A well rounded IT professional with 9 years of IT experience in Test Planning, Test management, Test Automation, Quality Management, Agile and Scrum. Have managed testing teams and Scrum professionals and worked on various domains like Risk Management, Content Management, Banking, Health Management and Intellectual Property.

Ashish Mishra

Ashish has over 19 years of experience in software testing, development, corporate training and public domain training. Over the period he has worked on number of projects as Account Manager, Test Manager, Programmer and Tester. His core expertise lies in Manual Testing, Test Automation and Test Management. He has been an early adopter of Selenium and has been able not only provide successful implementations using Selenium but also help in its propagation.

Tushar Somaiya

Tushar Somaiya is a certified NeuroScience based transformational life coach, passionate agilist, agile coach, agile trainer and international speaker. He helps individuals, teams and top management professionals realize their purpose of life (and company), achieve their dreams while unleashing their true potential. Tushar is a passionate coach who helps teams and organizations become agile. He specializes in breaking cultural barriers and traditional mindset with funny, lively and interesting stories, case studies, activities and games. Tushar Somaiya is co-founder Agile Testing Alliance, ShuHaRiAgile Consulting Pvt. Ltd. and Partner QAAgility. He has over 15 years of IT experience. He is known in the industry for his practical, lively and fun-filled talks and training sessions.

Soumya Mukherjee

Soumya Mukherjee is the Founder Partner & Principal Consultant at QAAgility Technologies. He has extensive experience in Testing, Functional Test Automation using QTP, Selenium, SAP Test Automation with Business Process Framework & Performance Test Automation with Jmeter, LoadRunner, Webload, LoadUI. He has extensively worked on new technologies like SOA Test Automation on Tibco, IBM MQ, WebServices with GreenHat, SoapUI and HP Service Test.

S R V Subrahmaniam

Subrahmaniam is a Principal Consultant at Altimetrik. He is an Agile transformation consultant with 17+ years in software industry, nearly half of that leading / coaching Agile teams. Has been part of enterprise-wide Lean-Agile adoption initiatives, focusing on organizational change management, process definition and evangelizing technical practices. He is also a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) - Coached multiple SAFe Agile Release Trains (ART) & conducted Scaled Agilist (SA) training.

Rajkumar J Bhojan

Rajkumar J. Bhojan is working as a Principal Consultant, Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, India. He has over 12+ years of experience in IT (Test Automation). He has been executing his IT projects in diverse geographies including Australia & US since 2010. He has worked as QA Manager, Corporate Trainer, Test Architect and Senior Consultant in reputed organizations. He has presented/published many technical papers at International conferences, Journals and spoken at IEEE forums (USA). Has demonstrated expertise in Project Management, Consulting, Assessments, and Client facing roles in his onshore / offshore projects. Introduced and implemented various types of Test Automation frameworks like ATDD / BDD Frameworks, Mobile Test Automation and Cloud Technologies at Enterprise level testing. He is a Certified Scrum Master and has rich experience in Agile/scrum Methodologies. He is a Senior member in IEEE and ACM.

Meghanandini Kuchangi

I am an assistant consultant with TCS. I have about 10 years experience in Quality Analysis. Have worked on different automation tools and have also been involved in creation of test strategy and functional testing of various applications. Been involved with Agile related projects for the past few years. Am a Certified Scrum Master.

Shivram Mani

Shivram has been an principal consultant and test architect excelling in Automation Strategy and Project management (Manual and Automation). Shivram has done many trainings at corporate level, testing workshops, organized DoJo events and is passionate about technology. Shivram has excellent experience in Delivery Ownership, Stakeholder reporting, Metrics reporting, Daily Plan, Effort Estimation, Test Plan and Risk & Scope, Metrics, Process Improvement, Operations – UAT-QA Collaboration model, Knowledge Management, People Management, Vendor Management. Shivram has worked on following domains - Investment Banking – Structured Products and Options, Order Management (OMS), Trade Reporting Cycle, Payment Types – SWIFT, Electronic Trading Technologies

Brijesh Deb

Brijesh Deb has more than 14 years of experience in the software testing. Responsible for establishing Test Engineering Practice rather than a Testing Practice​.​ ​In his current role as Test Manager at Lionbridge, Brijesh has worked on testing a wide range of products spanning several domains such as Education, Insurance, SEO, CRM, Storage and Telecom (Mobile Apps and Mobile Devices).

Rishi Raj Srivastava

I have spent about two decades in the IT industry discovering technology and then applying it for success of various software applications and products. In the process I have also discovered, while working with large distributed cross cultural teams trying to deliver to tight timelines, the need for nimble light weight processes which enable, not constrain and a team which is committed and passionate to make that happen. This has led to my long research and experiments with various Agile and Lean methods, tools, leadership styles and its relation to people in different cultures.