Re-invent Testing : Inspiring Innovation & Increasing Agility

Annual International Software Testing Conference (STC) has been a highly popular offering that brings together practitioners and thought leaders from the software industry, academia and government for sharing and exchange of experiences, ideas and learning.

In today’s knowledge age, the ability to transform information into innovative insights in response to market movements is core to sustainability. One of the toughest challenges seen is “How do you get your people to think creatively—to challenge the status quo — while still keeping your everyday operations running smoothly?” How do you respond quickly and nimbly to the changing environment without getting caught in knots?

STC 2014 explores ideas for new products, new ways of working, and for new strategies, still others for entirely new lines of business, resulting in inspired innovation and increased agility. As a platform, STC 2014 unravels examples, best practices from organizations and practitioners across the world.

The 14th Annual International Software Testing Conference (STC 2014) will take place on 4-5 December 2014 in Bangalore, India. Built on the theme of Re-invent Testing – Inspiring Innovation & Increasing Agility, this year the conference will be a display of ideas, experiments and experiences to explore challenges and suggest techniques and Best Practices to successfully create a culture of inspired innovation, and increased agility.

This year at STC 2014 we discuss ideas, experiments and experiences to explore challenges and suggest techniques and Best Practices to successfully create inspired innovation and increased agility. The discussions and presentations focus on how organization transforms itself on multiple aspects – People, Process, Tools & Technology. The single most important challenge to be addressed would be to change the mindset and perception that we need to move from Best to Next in an Agile way; and it is important we discuss, debate and agree on the requirement of the change. It is time that we moved to re-investing ourselves for greater benefits.










Key Notes








Business Leadership

Track focusing on Business Trends, Developments, Market Indicators, New Business Models, Customer Expectations & Value Management, Acquisition and Retention of Customers, Pricing Strategies, Outsourcing & Crowd Sourcing Models, and Demonstration of ROI for the projects.

Test Outsourcing | Business Trends | Customer Retention | Innovation | Test Factory | Growth Strategy & Directions | Crowd Sourcing | Customer Acquisition | Customer Expectation & Value Management | Pricing Strategies | Testing CoE | CIO Expectations | ROI Measurement

Program Management

Track focusing on Designing Delivery Models & Mechanisms with a focus on optimal use of tools, people, time, scope and quality. Discussions focus on methods that have successfully helped companies in estimating, planning, measuring, managing and controlling  the projects and programs.

Requirement Management | Scope Management | Test Planning | Test Estimation | Test Project Management | Test Execution & Reporting | Measurement & Metrics | Team Building | Distributed Testing | Test Process Improvement | Infrastructure Management | Earned Value Management | Lean Testing

Tools & Techniques

Track focusing on techniques and tools for enabling increased scalability, adoption, and thus providing non-linear growth for the organizational practices. Discussions focus on the best practices used by organizations to scale and increase the efficiency multi-fold.

Test Architecture | Automation | Enterprise Application Testing | Key Word Driven Testing | Embedded Application Testing | Tool Identification | Automation Frameworks | Tool Selection & Implementations | Lessons Learnt | Best Tools and Techniques for Test Case Definition | Reporting & Defect Analysis | Statistical Models

Emerging Areas

Track focusing on Emerging Technologies, Lifecycle Models, Innovations, Ideas, Research Developments, Tools, Techniques, Methodologies, and ideas that are currently being experimented by the industry to move to the next level of growth and maturity.

Cloud Testing | Compliance Testing | Testing BI | Model Based Testing | Virtualization | Agile Testing | BIG Data | Security Testing | Ethical Hacking | Managed Services | SOA Testing | SAAS Testing | Non Functional Testing Techniques | Performance Modeling | New Standards & Frameworks | Latest Research

Conference Program & Agenda

Day 1 | 04 DEC 2014

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Day 2 | 05 DEC 2014

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Key Highlights


Meet, Interact & Network

Meet with over 700+ practitioners, Experts, Leaders, Decision Makers, Influencers, and Thought Leaders in the field of Software Testing & Quality.


Learn from Leaders

16 Plenary Key Notes by Gurus, 32 Best Practice Presentations, 10 Poster Presentations, 04 Knowledge Tracks, 15+ Tools & Automation Demonstrations, Pre-Conference & Post Conference Tutorials, Pre-Conference Webinars. All in 2 days.


Showcase & Demonstrate

Your best practice, expertise, tools, technologies, technique, knowledge, thought leadership, experiences, and opinions to a global audience of senior professionals and practitioners. Create awareness, and get feedback with a community of over 10,000+ professionals.


Get Recognized

By contesting for the Best of Best Awards Competition and contesting with 500+ Best Practices from over 300+ organizations across 06+ countries. Winners of the Best of the Best Practice Award get featured speaker slot at QUEST 2015 in USA.


Explore & Partner

With individuals & organizations and expand your network of peers, influencers, and partners. Best place to find a new technology, new trend, and a new associate for your ideas and goals.


Support Profession

By attending, promoting, supporting, debating, joining the discussions, and help others in gaining insights and right perspectives, and providing feedback to the individuals and organizations through both online and offline interventions


Get Tested & Win

A Challenge, A Puzzle, A Contest, and finally an Award and Recognition. We encourage you to test your knowledge through online assessments, and skills by testing future products and take home a host of prizes and goodies. STC has 15+ different awards to recognize excellence.


Explore the Future

At the technology & Innovation show case by the leading technology providers in the field of Software Testing & Quality. Live labs and tool demonstration sessions for you to experience the amazing new developments from various technology companies


Get Inspired

By influential speakers, quality practitioners, evangelists, who have experienced quality from other walks of life, and other lines of work from across the world.


Have Fun

Work Hard, Play Harder is the motto at STC 2014. The Gala Dinner, Best of the Best Awards Night, lightening sessions, contests, quizzes, competitions and mock paper presentations, are just some of the many avenues created to make the professionals show their lighter side as well.

Regional Rounds  & Jury


Mukesh Sharma
Founder and CEO
QA InfoTech


Abhishek Talwar
Hexaview Technologies


Ajay Chhokra
Senior Director
UnitedHealth Group



Head – Testing Service Line
Steria India Ltd.


Manish Gupta
Technical Manager
Alcatel Lucent


Wayne Ariola



Tarun Banga
Director and co-founder
Asten Technologies.


Nadhan Jha
Senior International Quality Engg Manager
Adobe Systems india


Shailesh Misra
Senior Program Manager
Adobe Systems (I) Pvt Ltd.


Sanjay Sircar 






Vimal Nair
AVP & Global Head – Testree Solutions
Nous Infosystems


Nikhil Gupta
Senior Director
NTT Data


Sharad Kumar
Principal Solution Architect
Tech Mahindra


Shekar Hariharan
Director, Quality Control
Cegedim Software India Pvt. Ltd.

Vivek Mathur

Vivek Mathur
Director – QE
Altisource Business Solutions


Rajkanth Kamath
Associate VP
Sonata Software Ltd


Meera Rajagopalan
Vice President
Aptean Integrated Solutions


Thomas Cagley Jr
Vice President
David Consulting Group


Lakshmy Usha
Last Mile Consultants



Meeta Prakash
Infosys Ltd


Srivathsa Kalale Nadaddur 
Vice president , Customer Advocacy Group
Mahindra Comviva.


Bindu Narayan 
Head Quality
Tata Elxsi Ltd.


Terry Wiegmann 
Quick Solutions, Inc.



Todd Kuczaj  
Managing Director


Keith Klain 
Chief Operating Officer
Doran Jones.


Bryan Sebring CTFL 


Ajikumar T N
Head-Quality Manufacturing SBU & EcoEnergy
Wipro Ltd.


Haribabu Nandyal
Sr Manager QA
Ness Technologies.



Kannappan Ravi 
Vice President & Global Head Testing Services
Happiestminds Technologies Pvt Ltd .


Shubhangi Raina 
Brillio .


Ashwin Kadri 
AVP – Software
SLK Software Services.

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Chandrashekar Ramadas
Testing CoE Lead


Venkat Kotapati
Delivery Head


Arvind Gupta 
Quality Management Lead APJ,
SAP Labs India Pvt limited.


Clyneice Chaney
Quality Manager
Quality Squared


Sachin Jain
Senior Manager


Minal Deshpande 
Deloitte Consulting India.












Vasudevan Swaminathan
Director – Testing Services
Aspire Systems


Vanniyaraja Karkuvel
Software Test Engineer
Polaris Financial Technology.


James Mondi
AVP – Global Practice Lead


Wilson Anandaraj


Ramakrishnan Sitaraman 
Associate Vice President
CSS Corp Pvt Ltd


Venkatesan Ramanathan
Senior Directort
Cognizant Technology Solutions


Project Director
Hexawre Technologies


Ramkumar Ramachandran
GM – QA & Testing
Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre India


Veena Krishnamurthy
Project Director, QATS
Hexaware Technologies Limited




Rajasundaram Subramanian
Vice President
Standard Chartered Bank – Scope International Pvt Ltd.



Sunil Mavinkurve
Head – India Operations


Daniel Ramsden
Delivery Director


Shrini Kulkarni
Vice President
Barclays Technology Center India


Chetan Srivastava
Assocaite Director
Cognizant Technology Solution


BalajiDantu Vedagiri
Senior Consultant
Hexaware Technologies Limited



Sai Chintala
Senior Vice President


Nagaraju Vunnava
Associate Director
Hitachi Consulting


Sivasankar Jayagopal
WinVinaya InfoSystems


Vivek Mahendra
Integrator – Consulting Partner & Solutions, Business Value Enhancement
Tech Mahindra Limited.


Geeteshraj Singh
Director, Enterprise Application Services
NTT DATA Global Delivery Services Limited.


Shilpa Kota
KINDUZ Business Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Regional Round

Leading industry experts and researchers are invited to share their expertise in the area of Software Testing. Send in your Papers / Best Practices / Tutorials and you could win the prestigious ‘Testing Leadership Award 2014’.

(Kindly note that Papers submitted in this conference should be original and have not been presented before. Please support your submission with required data & examples).

STC receives more than 680+ submissions every year from across the globe. In order to select the best 40 papers/ practices/ tutorials for the conference, regional qualifying rounds are organized in 6 cities. Each city has a panel of industry leaders and gurus who judge the presentations and selects the best of the best.

Top 30 selected papers/ practices/ tutorials are given a chance to present at the conference and compete for the Testing Leadership Awards. The next 10 selected authors showcase their papers/ practices/ tutorials by displaying posters at the conference and compete for the Best Poster Presenter Award.

July 14, 2014: Submission of Author Intent Form

August 15, 2014: Final Paper & Copyright Release Form

August 15, 2014: Submission of Presentations for Regional Qualifying Rounds

August 23, 2014: Regional Qualifying Rounds in 6 cities.

September 05, 2014: Accepted Authors will be notified.

December 04 – 05, 2014: 14th Annual International Software Testing Conference

For more details write to the Conference Manager at stc@qaiglobal.com













Submit Final Paper/ Best Practice/ Tutorial & Copyright Release Form   Closed

Submit Presentation for Regional Rounds              Closed


Anand Vaishampayan
Director – Communication Sector,GBS Global Delivery, IBM India Pvt. Ltd
Senior Location Executive – Bangalore

Deepika Mamnani

Diwakar Menon
Last Mile Consultants Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Gaurav Shah
Head- Media & Applications,EGI – CSI/ADM
Ericsson Global Services (I) Ltd.

Haribabu Nandyal
Associate Director QA ,
Iron Mountain Services India Pvt Ltd.

Julien Bensaid
Vice President and Head  ,
Global Testing Practice ,
At Atos.

Kannappan Ravi
Vice president&Global Head,Testing Services,
Happiestminds Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Marta Sanfeliu 
General Manager,
Olympics At Atos.,

Minal Deshpande 
Deloitte Consulting India.

Pradeep Chennavajhula

Raghuram Krovvidy
VP – Global Delivery,
Cigniti Technologies Ltd.

Rajini Padmanaban
Sr. Director, Testing Engagements,
QA InfoTech.

Shalini Chaudhari
Managing Director, Technology, Testing.
Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd.

Sridhar Throvagunta
Global Head – Test Advisory Services,

Shrini Kulkarni 
Sr. Vice President,
Barclays Technology Center India.

Prashant Shukla
Associate QA manager ,
QA InfoTech Pvt Ltd.

Sunder Nochilur

Manali Chole,Ronak Chauhan & Ketan Guruwale

Anuj Laddha & Chandni Tyagi

 Hitesh Kunhankutty Nair

Sumit Kumar

 Khelender Kumar Sasan  &  Divya Saxena

 Poornima M

 Amita Awasthi

 Abhisek Mishra & Mayank Gupta

 Siva Prasad Chunchu & Seshadri Monagari

 Sachin Kumar Goyal & Sahadevaiah Kola

 Sushmitha Geddam

 Arun Jutur & Vivek Sinha

Shirish Sawant & Mradul Kapoor

 Niti Jain & Sunita Majhi

 Vrushali Kulkarni  &  Udita Saxena

 Suresh Kumar Garimella

 Chandan Sharma

 Vidhya Sundararajan & Kavitha Ayappan

 Anmol Agarwal

 Chandan Lal Patary

 Kavitha Rumale

 Saranya Arumugam

 Nandan Chhabra

 Jaya Inaganti

 Suriyanarayanan Venkataraman

 Mahantesh Maganur

Sudarshan Sridhara

Santhosh Kumara & Raghavendra M, Mahadev  Prasad S

Anushrutha HJ & Ambili Sooraj, Dakshayani R, &  Jaya Murugan J

Sameerah Parveen M & Deepak Kumar Sandha,  Abdul Wahab A

Vikrant Shirolkar & Dattatray Pawar

Rejeesh Gopalakrishnan & Ajith Michael, Dileep K, & Ashly Kurian, Manjulakshmi C S

Rajat Taheem

 Arit Kumar Bishwas

Vikram Chandna

How Do Agility And Innovation Aid In Reinvention?


There are multiple theories at play with regards to Agility and Innovation. One school of thought believes that Agility is the biggest enemy of Innovation, and the other school believes that they are complimentary to each other. This dilemma is not backed by any strong experience or data. So, the main objective of this panel is to debate, and reach a conclusion on whether Agility and Innovation are complimentary or contradictory forces. Once we know the conclusion, then the second part is to focus on making the reinvention possible for organizations, and individuals involved with Testing & QA. The panelists are required to come with approaches, techniques, methods, and solutions which have been used by them to solve various internal and customer problems.



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 Testing Leadership Awards

The Testing Leadership Award recognizes leadership and contribution in the field of software testing. It will provide impetus and encourage contribution to the testing processes, skills and principles that make testing an imperative part of the software development life cycle. It will also encourage breakthrough achievements and innovative approaches in the testing process that aim to make successful products and services in the IT Industry.

Following are the winners of last year’s award ceremony conducted at STC 2013.For this year’s winner, attend the 14th Annual International Software Testing Conference (STC 2014) 4th- 5 December,2014 in Bangalore.

The Best of the Best Awards have been instituted to recognize practitioners for their excellence in the practice of Software Testing & Quality. Instituted in 1999, the awards have become an industry standard recognition for the practitioners. This year, over 713+ submissions have been received from over 351+ organizations from over 6 countries to contest for the Best of the Best Awards 2014. After screening the submissions for relevance, and appropriateness of content, 365 papers were shortlisted for regional rounds in 6 cities across India. The regional rounds were hosted by Cognizant in Chennai, Deloitte in Mumbai, QA Infotech in Delhi, CGI in Bangalore, CSC in Hyderabad, and Capgemini in Pune. A Jury Board of over 72+ members evaluated each paper, and finally gave opportunity to 25 of the Best Papers for presentation and 10 for Poster Presentation at STC 2014 in Bangalore.

The Best of the Best Awards have been instituted to recognize practitioners for their excellence in the practice of Software Testing & Quality. Instituted in 1999, the awards have become an industry standard recognition for the practitioners. This year, over 713 submissions have been received from over 147 organizations from all over the world to compete for the Best of the Best – Testing Leadership Awards, 2014. After screening the submissions for relevance and appropriateness of content, 351 papers/ best practices were shortlisted for regional rounds in 6 cities across India. The regional rounds were hosted by Cognizant in Chennai, Deloitte in Mumbai, QA Info Tech in Delhi, CGI in Bangalore, CSC in Hyderabad, and Capgemini in Pune. A Jury & Advisory Board of over 72+ CXOs from the testing fraternity evaluated each paper and finally gave opportunity to 25 of the best papers/ practices for presentation and 10 for poster presentation at STC 2014 in Bangalore. Subsequently, a team of jury members made it a point to listen to each of the papers/ best practices to finalize the Top 3 Winners. The winners of the Best of the Best – Testing Leadership Awards, 2014 are as under:



Building a Robust Big Data QA Framework: Strengthening Data Quality In Big Data Implementations

Sushmitha Geddam & Abhijit Tibrewal,Cognizant Tecnology Solutions.

The winning combination of simplicity and clarity make this practice a unique, and very practical to apply. The work is certainly original, unique, well-articulated and has a high relevance to business. In addition to aligning with the theme of the conference, this also aligns to the current industry need,  and converges the elements of automation, business, and technology very well. Well done and really astounding work. This paper deserves to be patented. Congratulations!

1st Runner Up

Testing Augmented Reality Systems/Applicaions 

Nandan Chhabra,QA Infotech.

The paper presents a demonstrated use case for testing augmented reality systems. The concept presented by QA Infotech is completely unique, original and well-articulated. The framework presented is a unique approach which has a high relevance to business, and converges the elements of automation, business, and technology very well In addition to providing a fresh perspective and a solution to testing augmented reality applications. This framework is well detailed, articulated, and presented with substantial production level details to qualify for the winning position.


2nd Runner Up

Continuous Deliveries In Production By DevQAOps

Anuj Laddha & Chandni Tyag,Mahindra Comviva.

DevOps is an emerging concept. The paper really elaborates and discusses the essential elements for a Testing activity within DevOps. The information provided in this paper demonstrates the depth and clarity of understanding, and highlight practical application of the information to specific client contexts. The paper provides an interesting, pioneering perspective on the emerging areas and is of great interest to all in the field of Software Testing. Well done, and really commendable effort.



Big Data Performance Testing Approach 

Sudarshan Sridhara, Igate Global Solutions

The winning combination of simplicity and clarity make this practice a unique, and very practical to apply. The work is certainly original, unique, well-articulated and has a high relevance to business. In addition to aligning with the theme of the conference, this also aligns to the current industry need, and converges the elements of automation, business, and technology very well. Well done and really astounding work. This paper deserves to be patented. Congratulations!

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1st Runner Up

A Comparison Analysis For Intelligent Automated Software Testing Framework Model With Artificial Neural Network And Naive Bayes Classifier

Arit Kumar Bishwas, Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd.

2nd Runner Up

Fasat – An Interoperable Test Automation Solution 

Rejeesh Gopalakrishnan, Ajith Michael, Dileep K, Ashly Kurian & Manjulakshmi C S,Network Systems And Technologies (P) Ltd.




DEV OPS –  Is it a Testing Killer?

Anand Vaishampayan,Director – Communication Sector,GBS Global Delivery, IBM India Pvt. Ltd,Senior Location Executive – Bangalore


Registration & Fees

  • Rs.9,500 /mo
  • Complete Pass

  • For Corporate Sponsored Attendee Teams interested in attending the complete 2 day event, including the Gala Dinner and Fun Night
  • Early Bird closes on 15.NOV.2014
  • Group Packages available for Task force of 4, 8, 10 and 15 Member Groups
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  • Day Pass

  • For Corporate Sponsored Attendee Teams interested in attending the complete 1 day of the event. Can Choose for Day 1 or Day 2
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Registration Policy
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Venue Details

CONFERENCE DATE: 04 – 05 December, 2014 |  Thursday & Friday

CONFERENCE Venue: The Park Plaza, Sy #90/4 Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road, Munnekollalu Village | Bangalore 560037 | India

Bangalore, the “Silicon Valley of India”, now officially known as Bengaluru, is situated in the southeast of the South Indian state of Karnataka.It is called the “Silicon Valley of India” because of the large number of Information Technology companies located in the city. As headquarters to 38% of global SEI-CMM Level 5 Companies, Bangalore’s place in the global IT map is prominent. Bengaluru’s Rs. 260,260 crore makes it a major economic center in India. Indeed, Bangalore is India’s fourth largest and fastest growing market. Bangalore’s per capita income of Rs. .49 lakh (US$ 1,160) is the highest for any Indian city. It is also known as the Garden City of India because of its climate, greenery and the presence of many public parks, including the Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park.

The Park Plaza epitomizes an urban Art of Living far exceeding other hotels in Bangalore. This 5 star deluxe hotel is strategically located, connecting travelers and guests to Bangalore’s IT hubs in Whitefield, Sarjapur and along the highway.

Boasting some of the most advanced and expansive facilities in the entire city, Park Plaza Bengaluru have an unbeatable venue for conferences in Bangalore. The venue is accentuated by grand design lines, full audiovisual support and urbane interiors, adding style and grandeur to the event.

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STC 2014 has been a great platform for reaching out to the broad community of testers and hearing thought leaders across different industry segments. The conference gave an opportunity to gain exposure to the latest tools, concepts and trends in the testing industry

Dinesh Dulipsingh, Managing Director,
Lexington Soft , Elite Partner for SmartBear Software (Exhibitor).

“Thank you for including Experitest in this year’s Software Testing Conference. I was impressed by how well it was organized and how much you had to offer. Mobile Testing is rapidly becoming a core part of application testing and I am glad you decided to highlight this part of the industry. I look forward to participating in conferences hosted by QAI in the future.

Tal Barmeir, CEO,
Experitest (Gold Sponsor).

“QAI STC had another very successful event at their 14th year of testing conference. They continue to grow each year not just in scale, but, more importantly in the diversity of people and topics they bring together. Their theme driven events bring in more focus and result orientation to their conference, making them more relevant and actionable for the audience. We from QA InfoTech had yet another year of successful representation at QAI’s Software Testing Conference, from several stands – speaking, setting up a stall and winning an award in the Best of Best Award category. We are excited and already look forward to their big year (15th) in 2015!”

Mukesh Sharma, CEO,
QA Info Tech (Exhibitor & Regional Host).