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Crossing the Chasm: From Assurance to Confirmation

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.

The 13th Annual International Software Testing Conference (STC 2013) will take place on 4-5 December 2013 in Bangalore, India. Built on the theme of Crossing the Chasm: From Assurance to Confirmation, this year the conference will be a display of ideas, experiments and experiences to explore challenges and suggest techniques and Best Practices to successfully cross the chasm.

This year at STC 2013 we discuss ideas, experiments and experiences to explore challenges and suggest techniques and Best Practices to successfully cross the chasm. 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 Assurance to Confirmation; and it is important we discuss, debate and agree on the requirement of the change. It is time that we moved to providing confirmation more predictably.

800

Practitioners

131

Organizations

055

Leaders

581

Submissions

014

Key Notes

050

Presenters

010

Awards

004

Tracks

Tracks

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 control 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 2013

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Day 2 | 05 DEC 2013

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Key Highlights

01

Meet, Interact & Network

Meet with over 700+ practitioners, Experts, Leaders, Decision Makers, Influencers, and Thought Leaders in the field of Software Testing & Quality.
02

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.
03

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.
04

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 2014 in USA.
05

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.
06

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
07

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.
08

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
09

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.
10

Have Fun

Work Hard, Play Harder is the motto at STC 2013. The Gala Dinner, Best of the Best Awards Night, Lightening Sessions, and contests, quizzes, and competitions and mock paper presentations, are just some of the many avenues created to make the professionals show their lighter side as well.

Regional Jury & Advisory Board

Mukesh

Mukesh Sharma
CEO
QA InfoTech

Abhishek_Talwar

Abhishek Talwar
CEO
Hexaview Technologies

all_jury_members

Nandan Jha
Sr. Manager – QE
Adobe Systems

Shailesh Misra

Shailesh Misra
Manager – QE
Adobe Systems

sanjay-sircar

Sanjay Sircar
AVP
Birlasoft

Ashwini Sukhwani

Ashwini Sukhwani
Program Director
Wipro Technologies

 

Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta
Technical Manager
Alcatel Lucent India

Tarun Banga

Tarun Banga
Director
Asten Technologies

all_jury_members

Manoj Sharma
Director - Testing
Capgemini

Akash_Dewan

Akash Dewan
Head of Test Delivery
Steria

 

 

sharad_kumar

Sharad Kumar
Principal Solution Architect
Tech Mahindra

Wilson

Wilson Anandaraj
Technical Manager
Alcatel – Lucent India

Shekar_Hariharan

Shekar Hariharan
Director – Quality Control
Cegedim Software India

Nikhil Gupta

Nikhil Gupta
Senior Director
NTT Data

Vivek Mathur

Vivek Mathur
Director – QE
Altisource Business Solutions

Vimal Nair

Vimal Nair
SBU Head Testree
Nous Infosystems

 

Ajikumar TN

Ajikumar TN
Head – Quality
Wipro EcoEnergy

Usha Subramanian

Usha Subramanian
Vice President
MphasiS Ltd.

Bindu Narayan

Bindu Narayan
Head Quality
Tata Elxsi

Srivathsa Kalale Nadaddur

Srivathsa K Nadaddur
V P –  Customer Advocacy
Mahindra Comviva

Vijay Balasubramaniam

Vijay Balasubramaniam
Global Head – Testing
ITC Infotech

Meeta Prakash

Meeta Prakash
Project Manager
Infosys

 

Bryan_Sebring

Bryan Sebring

NotJustTesting.com

Shubha Apte

Shubha Apte
Vice President
ThomsonReuters

Kannappan Ravi

Kannappan Ravi
Global Head Testing Services
Happiestminds Technologies

Mike_Ennis

Mike Ennis

Principal
Accenture

Lakshmy_Usha

Lakshmy Usha

Director
Last Mile Consultants

CHANDRASHEKAR RAMADAS

Chandrashekar Ramadas
Testing CoE Lead
CGI

 

Diwakar Menon

Diwakar Menon
Founder, CEO
Last Mile Consultants

Raghavan_N

Raghavan N
BU Quality Head
Tata Elxsi

Haribabu_Nandyal

Haribabu Nandyal
Senior Manager QA
Ness Technologies

Ramesh Iyengar

Ramesh Iyengar
VP – Testing
Tech Mahindra

 

 

Shubhangi

Shubhangi Raina
Associate VP
Collabera Solutions

Minal Deshpande

Minal Deshpande
Director
Deloitte Consulting India

ruhi_ranjan

Ruhi  Ranjan
Managing Director
Accenture

Sachin Jain

Sachin Jain
Head – QA CoE
V2 Solutions

Deepika Mamnani

Deepika Mamnani
Assistant VP
Hexaware Technologies

Clyneice Chaney

Clyneice Chaney
Quality Manager
Quality Squared

 

 

Eran_Kinsbruner

Eran Kinsbruner
Director Product Marketing
Perfecto Mobile

Sunil Mavinkurve

Sunil Mavinkurve
Head – Testing Practice
Zensar Technologies

Richard-_Bechtold

Richard  Bechtold
President
Abridge Technology

Manoj Shikarkhane

Manoj Shikarkhane
Vice President
Capgemini

 

Srivatsan-_Thattai

Srivatsan T Thattai
Senior VP
QAI

Vasudevan

Vasudevan Swaminathan
Director-Testing
Aspire Systems

Balaji_Thesma

Balaji Thesma
VP Independent Testing Practice
Bahwan CyberTek

Rajesh Sripad Rao

Rajesh Sripad Rao
Transformation Director
Wipro

Raja_Gopalan

Raja Gopalan Varadan
Director, Head of Solutions
Vriksham Learning Solutions

 

 

VIKRAM PANDEY

Vikram Pandey
Vice President
AMDOCS

rashmi

Rashmi Jahagirdar
Associate Director, Quality Engineering &Assurance
Cognizant

Anil Kumar

Anil Kumar
Capgemini

 

 

 

Nagaraju Vunnava

Nagaraju Vunnava
Associate Director
Hitachi Consulting

Geeteshraj_singh

Geeteshraj Singh
Director – Enterprise Services
NTT DATA India EAS

Arun Alexander

Arun Alexander
Vice President
Wells Fargo India Solutions

Srikanth Krishnan

Srikanth Krishnan
Senior Director
Oracle India

Sivasankar Jayagopal

Sivasankar Jayagopal
Sr Principal Manager
Microsoft

Murali Krishna Alluri

Murali Krishna Alluri
QA Director
Oracle India

Viswanath Ghawalkar

Viswanath Ghawalkar
Cognizant
raghuram
Raghuram Krovvidy
Sr. Manager
Accenture

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers @STC 2013

teje

Makarand Teje

Sr. Vice President
Capgemini

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jeff

Jeff Findlay
Borland Architect- APJ
Micro Focus

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manish

Manish Gupta
Product Manager
HP ALM Solutions, APJ

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Stephane

Stephane Jammet
Managing Director
Neotys

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Christophe

Christophe Marton
Co-founder and VP Product Management
Neotys

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Praveen

Praveen Singh
Founder & CEO
99tests

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Deepika-Mamnani

Deepika Mamnani
Assistant Vice President & Head – QATS Solution Group (QSG)
Hexaware Technologies

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Diwakar-Menon

Diwakar Menon
Founder, CEO
Last Mile Consultants Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd

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rajini

Rajini Padmanaban
Sr. Director, Testing Engagements,
QA InfoTech

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Lorida

Lorinda Brandon
Quality Evangelist,

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Sridhar

Sridhar Throvagunta
Global Head – Test Advisory Services,
Wipro

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Minal

Minal Deshpande
Director,
Deloitte Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.

Details

 

raj

Raj Neravati

COO,
Cigniti Technologies Ltd

Details

abhay1

Abhay Kelkar

Lead – Application Testing Practice,
Accenture

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dhananjay

Dhananjay Kumar
Evangelist,
Telerik (Parallel Track)

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Laurent

Laurent Gaudy
VP Partners & Alliance,
Neotys (Innovation Track)

Details

haribabu1

Haribabu Nandyal Padmanaban
Senior Manager QA
Ness Technologies (Innovation Track)

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Satyendu

Satyendu Mohanty
AVP – Delivery Head (India),QATS
Hexaware  Technologies (Parallel Track)

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deloitte

Smita Taneja
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Archana Shenoy & Tushar Sharad
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techmah

Dipti Jana, Roopa Satish, Sacheen Kulkarni & Bhikulal Tapadiya
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LnT

Raghunath Rane & Vaishali Mane
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Igate

Sanju Kallumpurath

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Infosys

Satyanarayana Murthy
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Amita Awasthi
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Kavitha Rumale
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NEST_LOGO

Balamurali L, Rahul Rajeev, Arun Kumar V, Shajeena Shahul Hameed & Anvitha Francis
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Dhaval Koradia & Ashwini Khaladkar
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Impetus1

Abhijit Phatak
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Mustufa Batterywala & Shirish Bhale
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Hexawarelogo

Prince Jeyakumar
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qainfotech

Anmol Bagga
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Mayank Upadhyay & Gaurav Sidana
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Prabjot Kaur
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Ramandeep Singh
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Nandan Chhabra
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Sap1

Abhijit Bora & Sumeet Sawhney
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inautix

Sukanya Raghavan
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Adobe1

Tanvi Dharmarha
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fiserv1

Kafeel Ahmad
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engg

Jeya Mala & Sabarinathan
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cognizant

Dilipkarthik J & Sai Subramanian

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Kavitha Ayappan, Praseetha Kesavan & S. Jayasakthi,

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Indium1

Premalatha Shanmugham, Banupriya.M & Josephine Maria Shiny

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capgemini
Arit Kumar Bishwas
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Hexawarelogo

Vanitha Suresh
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Schneider

Rakesh Suresh, Madhumita Kar & Krishnaveni Thirugmanam

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Impetus1

Shirish Bhale & Mustufa Batterywala

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Indium1

Premalatha Shanmugham, Sasikanth Prabhakaran & Balaji Arumugam
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J Jaya Murugan
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intuit

Nagbushan T.H.M , Akshatha Shetty & Srivalli Arkalgud
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NEST_LOGO

Balamurali L, Pradeep P P, Rathish M M & Samiya Salim
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accen

Kapil Singi, Anurag Dwarakanath & Roshni R Ramnani
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ibm1

Gurunathan Thirunavukkarasu & Sivasundar Nagarajan
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comviva

Anuj Laddha
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Sponsors

 Knowledge Sponsor

Hexawarelogo

Platinum Sponsors

Borland

Platinum Sponsors

HP

Platinum Sponsors

Neotys

Platinum Sponsors

SmartBear

Innovation Sponsor

accen

Exhibitors

CresTech

telerik_logo

eggplant

 

Supporters

Regional Hosts

capgemini

cgi

cognizant

csc

deloitte

qainfotech

Media & Community Partners

99tests

TechGig

TeaTimeWithTesters

MobileQAZone

TestingCircus

TestRepublic

Supporters

SPINBangalore

SPINChennai

SPINHyderabad

SPINTrivandrum

QAIGlobalCommunity

QUEST2014

Networking Partner

mooz1

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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 588 submissions have been received from over 137+ organizations from over 6 countries to contest for the Best of the Best Awards 2013. After screening the submissions for relevance, and appropriateness of content, 245 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 27 of the Best Papers for presentation and 10 for Poster Presentation at STC 2013 in Bangalore. Subsequently, a team of Jury Members made it a point to listen to each of the papers to finalize the Top 3 Winners.  The winners are as under:

qainfotech

Winner

Application Profiling to Measure End User Experience – An Open Source Solution

Ramandeep Singh, QA Infotech

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!

Igate

1st Runner Up

Test Execution Scheduling Modeler for Large Transformation Programs

Sanju Kallumpurath, iGATE Solutions

Insight from execution and is the best mechanism to strengthen your Test Execution. Illustrating the concepts of arriving at a comprehensive execution schedule by considering various factors that influences testing, this paper provides a detailed example of the working structure of the proposed model. In addition to providing a fresh perspective and a solution to Test Execution, especially in large transformation programs,  this framework well detailed, articulated, and presented with substantial production level details to qualify for the winning position.

Infosys

2nd Runner Up

Essential Elements and Metrics for a Data Warehouse TCOE

Amita Awasthi, Infosys

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!

Indium1

 

 

 

 

Assess with your Blinkers Off – Widen your Scope for Tool Evaluation

J Jaya Murugan, Indium Software India

SmartBear

 

 

 

Quality is Eating Software

Lorinda Brendon, Quality Evangelist

For over 28 years, the International Software Certifications Board of QAI has certified over 40000 professionals across several domains like Software Testing, Quality, Project Management and many others.

On this occasion, QAI will felicitate the top scorers of the certification examinations in the testing domains like CAST, CSTE and CMST at the 13th Annual International Software Testing Conference 2013, to be held in Bangalore on 4th and 5th December 2013. These Academic Excellence Awards will be given to the top 3 scorers in each of the above certificate categories and the achievements of the awardees will be acknowledged through a memento and certificate.

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Rosmi Rajan

Test Engineer
IBM India Pvt Ltd.

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2

Chilsa Prabhakaran
Junior Systems Engineer
Orange Business Services

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3

Priyanka Kulkarni
Senior Software QA in IT Department
John Deere Technology Centre, Pune

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4

Nischal Kashyap Bodapati Venkata Naga
Sr. QA Engineer
Inteq Software Pvt. Ltd

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5

Hemin Mathews
Team Lead
Accenture Services

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6

Subramanian Kathiresan
Quality Manager
RR Donnelley Global Outsourcing

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7

Shrihari D. Alawani
Manager Quality Engineering
ACI Payment Systems

Details

Saurabh1

Saurabh Garg
Sr. Test Engineer
Fiserv India Pvt. Ltd.

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Boss of Bugs (in association with 99Tests.com)

Conducted in association with 99tests.com, this contest involved the individuals to test an application and log the defects. The individual with highest number of defects logged is declared a winner. Overall approximately 500+ individuals and over 25+ teams participated in the contest. The Winners in the INDIVIDUAL category are:

Individual Category – Winners

Pankaj

Pankaj Aggarwal

Infosys

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Rinky Lahotty

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Sudhamshu

 

 

 

Individual Category – Certificate of Appreciation

gangadhar

Gangadhar Bontala

S-Kranthi

S Kranthi Kumar

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Santosh Kumar Racha

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Deepali Shet

 

 

 

Innovations in Testing Contest

Winners

v-ramaswamy

Venkatesh Ramaswamy

IBAP – Intelligent QA System
Cognizant

ratish

Ratish MM

CIVIM – A New Generation Test Automation Framework
NEST Group

vinit

Vinit Gulati

Innovations in Agile Testing
SpiderLogic

vaibhav

Vaibhav Singh

Innovations in Agile Testing
SpiderLogic

sai-ganesh
Sai Ganesh

Zwitter Automation
SunTec Group

athira
Athira Gopal

Zwitter Automation
SunTec Group

 

What Makes a Conference Great Contest

gaurav

Gaurav Jindal

DUIB, R&D
Ericsson India Global Services Pvt Ltd.

Winner

“Information and Communication of ongoing advances and ideas in field of Software Testing and Development from distinguished achievers and leaders through multiple channels in Conference that creates knowledge enabled Society without making known mistakes for Testing Community to Excel and Accelerate and creating platform for Experimentation and Innovation ahead.”

 

They Came, and Said…

“Relevant to the Current Industry Scenario..”

Himanshu Burman, Accenture

“Very thought provoking and good experience in learning the testing space from leaders in the industry. .”

G. Ramachandran, Polaris Financial Technologies

“Good collection of topic and thought and a good interactive two days of though exchange”

Shekar Hariharan, Cagedim Software India Pvt Ltd

“Very good & Interesting sessions, excellent mix of testing as a business as well as test techniques/tools “

Devi K. , Siemens Technology & Solutions

“Good experience and learning. A platform to meet all big tycoons on one stage”

Kafeel Ahmad, Fiserv India

“Brilliant management and presentation “

Vidhi, Guru Gobind Singh Idraprastha University

“The conference gave good exposure to testing concepts, trends and future in testing across the industry. Speakers were very good. There was at least one unique topic from each of the speakers. Overall good content, aimed at higher management topics. Liked most the variety of papers presented ”

Ranjan B R, Robert Bosch

“The speakers were very good and impressive. The overall content, topics and papers selection was excellent. Liked most the way the conference brought together all good speakers as well as knowledgeable folks under the single umbrella”

Shiv Prabhakar, Microsoft

“At the conference I came to know about latest developments and transformation in testing. Speakers were very appealing. Topics had good coverage. Overall content was very balanced and interesting”

Jignesh Vora, Nokia India

“Excellent Speakers, topics and papers selection was very good. The event was very well organized. Helped the QA practitioners to get the exposure to the new dimensions of the testing services globally”

Girish Khadanga, Infosys

“Good spread of Topics were selected for presentation. The Plenary sessions by the Industry leaders were Excellent. Felt good as next 10 papers were given a chance to present Posters. Overall a Good Show”

Roopa Jaganoor, IBM India Pvt. Ltd

“Most of the paper’s content were very interesting and useful. It is  very good experience for us to learn/listen from the speakers. We had ample of time for networking and interact with the speakers”

Lavanya Araga, Zen QA

 

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