STARWEST 2017 Industry Presentation : Transformational Tales – Humanizing the QA Transformation Journey

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Transformational Tales – Humanizing the QA Transformation Journey

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QA is broken! I need you to fix it”. You may have heard this statement before (or some variation). What do you do? How do you tackle the problems that are facing many organizations today? Some companies embark on multi-year initiatives with C-Level backing, and in some you may be the lone lighthouse working hard to shine the light on good practices. Whether leading multi-level strategic teams, or acting as the lone ranger - Chris brings years of experience transforming teams and delivery while helping to keep the target in mind – better products for our customers. Join us in this session as Chris & Kalyan give practical ways to bring transformation to your team.

Chris DeGonia

Chris DeGonia

With 15 years of experience in and around software development, Chris DeGonia has successfully helped large and small teams transform their QA practices. Keeping a vision in mind, but with practical steps on how to get there, Chris works with distributed and embedded teams around the globe in building good QA practices while supporting delivery and quality.

Kalyan Rao Konda

Kalyan Rao Konda

Cigniti Technologies

Kalyan Rao Konda is the President of Cigniti Technologies, North America’s largest Independent Testing Services company, based in Philadelphia, which helps businesses maximize returns on investments in their software quality initiatives. With 17+ years of experience in IT Services, particularly testing, Kalyan led large QA teams of 2000+ people at AppLabs as VP-Delivery and had been in QA leadership roles with Virtusa & BaaN earlier. He has a rare mix of high technical understanding with a pragmatic approach to testing services delivery. A strong proponent of Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS) delivery model, Kalyan is a thought leader with hands on expertise in building large scale test automation suites, executing and maintaining them. He has a patent pending with USPTO for ‘iGenerate test Scenario’ and ‘Web Services Validator’ filed last year. Connect with Kalyan @kalyanrkonda.