Schalk Cronjé's experience in the software industry spans three decades and has spoken and taught on various software delivery techniques in Europe, USA, India and South Africa.
He has been an early adopter of test-driven design and development at all levels of testing 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. He has been responsible for many a complex product roll-outs where continuous integration and continuous deployment have been the key. He does not consider TDD & DevOps to be a useful technique, but the absolute key to competitive and effective delivery in this age of globalization.
He is the creator of many open-source projects and contributor to a number of other projects. He serves on the steering committee of the Agile Testing Alliance and is a board member of DevOps++ Alliance in Europe. He holds two engineering degrees and an MBA in technology management. He lives and works from the small Principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees mountains.
Masa K Maeda has 27 years of international experience and as brought prosperity to companies from Fortune 500 to Startups in eleven countries in four continents. He is the creator of the Serious LeAP™ model.
Masa is also a Senior Consultant with the Cutter Consortium, a Consultant with the True North Consortium, and a member of the Agile Testing Alliance Steering Committee and is with the University of California at Berkeley Extension.
He is a leading figure in the lean-agile, Kanban and High Collaboration Frameworks communities; one of the first Kanban Coach-Trainers worldwide, one of the founders of the Lean Kanban University. Masa has over 60 publications and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.
Previously: In the USA Masa did R&D at Apple, was founding team member of 4 startups in silicon valley and was an associate of David J Anderson (co-developer of the Kanban method). In Japan did R&D for Justsystems Inc.. Masa has a PhD and MS from the University of Tokushima in Japan. Masa lives in Utah, USA.
Brijesh Deb has nearly 19 years 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 Masters of Business Administration in Operations.
Being a hands-on software tester for almost 2 decades now has also helped him stay close to technology and understand the intricacies. He has been involved in the testing of applications from lightweight mobile apps to the large scale industrial IoT solutions. He works with some of the topmost tech companies providing everyday solutions in the Automotive, Avionics, Semiconductor, Space, Agriculture and Energy sectors to name a few.
He has worked on many roles from being a software tester to a test manager to a senior consultant He has been responsible for establishing Test Engineering Practice rather than a Testing Practice in his previous roles. He 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). Brijesh has extensive experience in setting up a Test Center of Excellence (TCOE) and defining the sub-functions, roles, and goals of each sub-function. He has been a pioneer in the evolution of a crowd testing service in one of his previous engagements. He is a crowd tester himself.
Impassioned about testing and being a social networking buff, Brijesh has been involved in testing numerous Mobile Apps. Brijesh is also very passionate about training and coaching. Certified in Agile testing, Brijesh is a huge proponent of Agile and the Agile mindset and has been working with some of the customers on their Agile transformation journey.
Apart from being a tester, Brijesh is an avid talker, he writes blogs, poetry and aspires to be a stand-up comedian!
Amol Deshpande is an accomplished professional with 16+ years of experience in facilitating Technical Program Management and Software Development initiatives. Amol is currently in the centralised leadership role in driving quality standards and governance.
Highly effective leader with extensive record of delivering critical projects on time with planned quality. Success achieved through taking a holistic approach of building in quality at each step of project lifecycle and working through intermediate milestones.
Key focuses include:
Over 13 years of diverse techno-functional experience at HSBC, Capgemini (Morgan Stanley) and Fiserv as a Project Manager/Organizational Change Agent at both onsite (US, Costa Rica) and offshore (Pune, Noida) locations. Extensive experience in Software Delivery and consulting, Process Optimizations & Simplification, Agile coaching & implementation, organizational culture change, and DevOps tools implementation and management.
Proven skills in leading organization-wide initiatives to bring cultural and technological transformations to bring agility in deliveries and accelerate time to market.
A test evangelist with a proven track record of test process optimization, automation ROI and agile scrum coaching.
Speaker and guest lecturer on Agile and Project management, Design Thinking and Product Management concepts with renowned management and technical universities of India and abroad and software testing conferences and meetups.
Durgesh Joshi a thought leader with 20 years of experience in leading organizational-wide Quality & Efficiency Programs. Durgesh has been with Amdocs for more than ten years. He currently supports testing pre-sales and leads the Test Centre of Excellence (TCoE) implementation, Test Assessments and measurements/benchmarking programs. Durgesh has authored many papers and presented in prestigious SW testing and international conferences.
Prasad Watve plays the role of Solution Architect for Tieto Testing Service. He has 15+ years of experience in IT industry across various domains and technology stack and head the Center of Excellence for Tieto Testing Service. Prior to Tieto, Prasad was working with Capgemini as Head of IP and Solution Development for Financial Service Group.
Dhananjay Deshpande leads the Technology Solutions & Integrations and Testing CoEs in Fujitsu Consulting India. An enthusiastic professional with keen interest in value-add to business through niche technology solutions.
His interests and knowledge spread around Cloud, AI, DevOps, QA and project management. He is passionate about helping and enabling the customers through the journey of Digital Transformation.
Krishna has 18 years of experience in quality assurance across software development lifecycle. He has designed, developed and managed solutions/products for test automation and customer experience management His primary responsibility at Qualitykiosk is to manage central R&D unit and actively working on products to leverage AI/ML in Quality Assurance and Application Performance Engineering space.
Previously in his career has established center of excellence for test automation and application performance management.
Manoranjan Das is working in Datamatics as Sr.Test Manager. Being Sr.Test Manager he is independently managing multiple off-shore/onshore testing projects since last 10 years.
He has been honored excellence award from Datamatics for his best execution of the multiple projects apart form that he has received many appreciations from his overseas client.
Specialize in Domains: Health Insurance, Supply Chain Management, Banking, Finance, Inventory Management, Planning and Budgetary, Restaurant and Hospitality, Database warehouse etc.
He has travelled some of the countries like USA, UK, Germany and Australia for of various business meeting and implementation software applications.
Implemented 10+ Six Sigma projects (Quick Hits, Green Belt and Black Belt).
He is a certified appraisal team member for CMMI assessment
Anuja Saraf, working in Fiserv as Director, Quality Assurance responsible for managing Testing Center Of Excellence supporting specialized testing services delivery with focus on Test Automation, Performance Testing, Service Virtualization, Mobile Testing and Security Testing. She is also responsible for Pre-Sales support function for testing services handling testing solutioning, customer presentations, analyst interactions, branding and marketing collaterals under this role.
Anuja has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry with expertise in delivering high quality technology solutions with specialization in the digital and automation domain. Seasoned in leading and building the testing practices at prior stints, she most recently established the Digital Testing practice ground up at Capgemini, achieving business goals in record time through strong competency and niche innovative solutions.
18+ years of experience in software quality assurance spanning across various roles in delivery, consulting, solution architecting, research and development.
Global work experience across Europe, America and India that includes heading the CoE for Continental Europe from 2010 to 2018 based out of Amsterdam.
Currently leads Technology Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Quality Engineering & Assurance in Cognizant India. The key responsibility includes driving automation strategy for the practice by conceptualizing and creating new solutions and service offerings based on emerging technology trends like Life Cycle Automation, Zero Touch QA, Cloud Assurance, AI-ML Assurance, Blockchain Assurance and establishing new delivery models like on-demand services and crowd testing.
- Delivery Management: Delivered critical automation programs for the leading Banking, Communication, Retail and Life Science customers implementing end to end automation leveraging traditional and non-traditional techniques.
- QA Transformations: Client facing consulting stints to enhance the technology adoption for overall QA in alliance with DevOps driven Digital Transformation roadmap .
- Business Development: Lead the technology solutions for large QA RFPs by collaborating with multiple internal teams and presenting the final proposals to customers.
- Research & Development: Developed solutions, platforms and IPs to uniquely position the service offerings like Machine Learning solutions for QA, Service Assurance and Virtualization, Test Data Management solutions, Cloud Assurance etc.
- Vendor Partnerships: Managed partner ecosystem for niche technologies by driving the synergy and GTM strategy for the likes of MicroFocus, CA, Tricentis, Perfecto Mobile etc.
- Mindshare: Frequently presented technology papers and key note session in global conferences like EuroSTAR, Swiss Testing Day, Belgium Testing Day, expoQA, and multiple QA roadshows.
Shridhar Bhat has more than 20 years of experience in Information technology with more than 15 years in QA. He is currently leading Technology Center of Excellence in Cognizant. Shridhar’s expertise spans across End to End Test Automation, Service Virtualization, Analytics, Consulting, Solutioning, Business Development, End to End automation delivery for complex Automation engagements. Shridhar has presented his ideas, thoughts and view on Analytics, Machine Learning and Future of Testing in various Software Testing Conferences.
Bhaskar Motouru High‐performing, strategic‐thinking professional with more than 13 years of experience in Employment services with 7.0 years in business analysis and six-plus years in leadership Highly skilled at the relationship‐ building with clients and across organizations and teams; Adept at assessing needs, generating options, and implementing solutions in collaboration with customers; and stakeholders. Well‐versed with scrum and agile development model. A vivid sportsman, regular runner and play various sports. Believe in providing synergies between sports and corporate life in developing mental, physical, emotional and spiritual energy strong believer of introducing sports philosophy to the corporate world to address day to day issues to motivate teams to build a great team with a sporting spirit.
Areas of Experience lies in: Team Building & Leadership, Ability to influence people, motivates teams to work together in the most efficient manner, Technical knowledge and Background, Good exposure to Scrum, an agile development Process, Tactfulness – to generate positive synergy and good at negotiating.
Shrinathacharya L M is having 15+ years of experience in development, automation and innovation evangelist. Working at Allscripts, Bangalore in Automation as a “Principal Engineer”. He is having 2 patents filed at USPTO (United States of Patent and Trademark Office) and few other patentable ideas at different stages for ideation and submission stage. He is also speaker and panel member discussion at various conferences and meetup at Agile Testing Alliance, Global Testing Retreat, Selenium Summit, DevOps Summit, Panel guest member at Cognizant Meetup, DotNet Bangalore meetup • Blogger, innovator, conducted Innovation Ideation workshops at Allscripts for various teams.
Aditya Garg has over 22 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.
Aditya has not only managed to establish the entire testing services grounds up but has been a chief innovator in testing processes, test automation and performance testing areas. Aditya has set up offshore testing service centers for large clients from sizes ranging from 10 to 100 people.
Aditya is a Certified Trainer Agile Testing, Qualified Project Management Professional (QPMP), Six Sigma Black Belt, ISTQB certified foundation and advanced level Tester, Sun Certified Java Programmer, Presenter in International conferences on Project Management, Quality and Testing.
Aditya holds B.E. CSE from Jodhpur Univ and MBA Finance from UMASS Lowell, MA, USA.
Anand Vyas did M.Tech (Computer Technology) from IIT, Delhi in 2001.
My area of interest has been Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Data Science (DS) and presently I am deeply involved in Research & Development of AI & ML enabled software Testing products and services. I have co-authored an International publication Titled, "Devising Interactive Access Techniques for Indian Language Document Images", And published in International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR-2003, August 4-6 2003, Edinburgh, Scotland. This publication was the outcome of research work in the area of Image Analysis and Computer Vision. Senior Technology Professional with more than 16 years’ experience and have delivered End to End successful deliveries in fast paced technologically advanced projects as a seasoned Technical Leader in areas like Java/J2EE, Responsive Design, Multi-Channel Support, Angular JS with high maturity DevOps practices for large scale agile and SAFe teams, cross located in India and abroad. Hands on Technologically enabled leader with very strong technology learnability index, including areas in Computer Vision, Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning, Python, Data Science, Data Visualization, NLP(Natural Language Processing), Data Analysis, BigData, Java/J2EE technologies, Perl, Unix, Sybase.
Anand is passionate about community driven learning specially in the area of technology. Anand does take lot of community programs like Java boot camps and participates in cutting edge Tech Conferences. Anand was a speaker and took a workshop/lab in the #ATAGTR2018 on the usage of Machine Learning and Data Science in the area of Testing.
Anand is a Licensed Trainer for CP-MLDS and undertakes public and corporate programs for the same.
Harsh Agrawal has an illustrated journey in IT industry over a span of 25+ years in application development, infrastructure management & testing, where he has witnessed & led very exciting & complex transformations in the domain of telecommunication industry. Along with technical transformations, my journey also had various transformation covering major part of SDLC.
Strong professional skilled, in orchestrating huge infrastructure implementation spread across multiple data centers.
Currently working with Amdocs from last 19 years in the role of Testing Director. In the current role, responsible for quality deliverable of multiple North American Tier-1 and Tier-2 accounts and establishing DevOps practices.
A certified DevOps Evangelist, avid speaker and committed leader.
Sanjeev has over 15 years of extensive experience of managing IT Department, Projects Management, eGovernance and Product Development. In his career he has worked as a Developer to Chief Information Officer's role.
He has competencies across Project Management, Program Management, Project Planning & Control, Change Management, Project Scheduling & Tracking, People Management, Cross Functional Team Mg., Delivery Management, Operations Management, Business Process, Process Improvement and Team Development.
Has strong background in delivering projects & developing products in various domains like egovernance, Banking, Telecom, Stock Exchange, Developmental Sectors, etc. Superior track record in project management activities encompassing planning, resource handling, risk management and team development, management & mentoring.
Proven abilities in managing projects, stakeholder interests, business communication; and implementing end-to-end IT solutions in line with core business objectives. Demonstrative in building and mentoring testing delivery with multiple customers.Understanding of the emerging Technologies, their impact and their commercial value.
Contributed in development of Hindi version of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fourth Edition, as a member of the PMI India Hindi Translation & Review Team (Facilitation by PMI, India during the Project Management National Conference, 2011 held from 8-10 September 2011 at Bangalore, India).
Over 10+ years of experience in to the cutting edge technologies like Android, SaaS, BYOD, MDM, SDN-NFV including CPE like routers and other embedded devices. Sumit specialises in test automation using open source and in-house tools.
He has worked with MNCs like Samsung Mobile, Reliance Jio and Electronics Arts (EA Mobile Games) before Joining Vodafone, Pune.
He is Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer. He has also completed Post graduate diploma from Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) which is an Autonomous Scientific Society of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, of the Government of India.
He is active speaker and has represented some of the key testing conferences and forums. He has published several white papers with respect to test automation and contributed to test automation community.