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STeP-IN SUMMIT 2019 - Ideation Contest

Calling all Tech enthusiasts to come up with an innovative 'THEME' for our upcoming mega event 'SUMMIT 2019', dates of which will be announced shortly.

Stand an opportunity to win a Alexa Echo and 2 complimentary passes for the Conference held in your city or SUMMIT 2019.

Criteria for the theme:

  • Should not be more than 10 words
  • Should be original and innovative
  • Must be in sync with the current and future trends of the Software Testing industry
  • Audience must be able to relate to the theme
  • The theme needs to be as neutral as possible so as to cater to every domain and technology

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CXO Roundtable

Objective of CXO Roundtable:

The CXO Roundtable is a great opportunity to meet and network with the leadership team of various organizations and corporate decision makers to discuss and exchange ideas about trending technologies. Moreover, it allows the sponsoring organization to demonstrate thought leadership in the area of the theme of the roundtable.

The Roundtable will be theme-based over a networking session rounded up by cocktails and dinner. The participants of this event will be limited only be on “invite only” basis.

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STeP-IN is India’s first and most comprehensive forum exclusively focused on Software Testing. STeP-IN Forum has played a pioneering role in shaping the evolution of Software Testing in India. The numbers reveal the true story!

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Chapter Chairs

Kamesh Sundaram

Chapter Chair, STeP-IN-Bangalore

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Kamesh Sundaram

Director, OpenText & Chapter Chair, STeP-IN-Bangalore

Graduated from Murugappa Polytechnic Chennai in Dec 1985. Started my career as a Field Support Engineer in the field of telecom EPABX systems in 1986 with HCL communications Ltd Chennai, Continued to work as Customer Support Engineer at Crompton Greaves Ltd till 1989. Took a break and furthered my education and pursued my Bachelors and Master’s program in Electrical Engineering. Worked in the US for about 14 years in Small, Mid-Sized and Large organizations between 1996 and 2010. Relocated to India in 2010 as a Director of Quality Assurance and Product Support at Onmobile Global. Currently, I am with OpenText GXS as Director of Software Quality (Strategic Projects). I am an active member of STeP-IN forum one of the largest Test Professional Groups in India and Asia. Additionally, I am chairman of STeP-IN Forum for the Bangalore Chapter.

Sunil Peter

Sr. Manager & Head of Process Methods & Tools (PMT) at Maveric Systems & Chapter Chair, STeP-IN-Chennai

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Sunil Peter

Sr. Manager & Head of Process Methods & Tools (PMT) at Maveric Systems

Sunil is an experienced Technology & Business Process Leader with multicultural background of 15 years’ experience in the areas of Business Quality Management Consulting, Process Architect for Cross functional processes & ERP automation, Coach, Trainer for change management. He is an expert in adapting global models such as SEI-CMMI, Agile, Scrum, SAFe, ISO, PSM, EFQM, TMMI & TMAP to benchmark and improve Service Delivery & Operations Excellence for internal & external clients.

Sunil has delivered various projects across various industry verticals like Defence/Aerospace, FMCG, Telecom, BSFSI, Travel & Transportation, spanning across APAC, Middle East, North Africa, US & UK. This gives him great understanding of the delivery challenges faced in multicultural settings & trouble shoots effectively.

He currently heads the corporate quality (PMT function) at Maveric & plays the additional role of Chief info sec officer.

He is a certified SAFe Agilist, CSP, CSPO, CSM, CMMI ATM, Green Belt.

He is a student of theology & philosophy. Loves traveling, meeting people & works for social causes.

Kalilur Rahman

Head - IT, QA & Testing at Novartis & Chapter Chair, STeP-IN-Hyderabad

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Kalilur Rahman

Head - IT, QA & Testing at Novartis

Kalilur Rahman is a Head of IT – Testing and Quality at Novartis, handling Test Delivery operations for Commercial IT unit. Before Novartis, Kalilur was a Senior Manager / Vice President – Communications, Media and Technology practice aligned to Testing Capability

Sundar Ganesh

Director - Head Testing (Barclaycard), Barclays & Chapter Chair, STeP-IN-Pune

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Sundar Ganesh

Director - Head Testing (Barclaycard), Barclays

Sundar is a banking and financial information technology professional leads large global teams. Sundar specialises in software quality and is focused on enhancing customer experience. Sundar joined Barclays Technology Center, India in its inception and was instrumental in setting up its testing practice from 2007. Under his stewardship, Sundar has matured a world class testing CoE which delivers quality with agility and innovation. Currently he heads the cards testing globally.

Sundar has a track record of successful delivery of testing projects for banks and financial institutions in USA, Europe, Asia Pacific and for global 500 financial organisations such as GE, Citigroup, Standard Chartered Bank, Wipro, CNA and State Bank of India. He is very passionate about QA and a keen contributor to the IT industry and partcipates in industry forums.

Rahul Vishwaroop

Senior Quality Engineering Manager at Adobe

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Rahul Vishwaroop

Senior Quality Engineering Manager at Adobe

As the Lead Quality Manager for Adobe InDesign, he is responsible for ensuring timely and quality release for this flagship desktop and digital publishing product. The team is distributed across India, US, Japan and China. In collaboration with a team of managers, he oversee the progress of the product and have devised measures to quantitatively monitor progress and success. We have formulated processes that have helped testing become agile and optimal.

Link: www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-vishwaroop-9052b4

Abhilasha Vyas

Director, Sapient Global Markets & Chapter Chair, STeP-IN-Gurgaon

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Abhilasha Vyas

Director, OpenText & Chapter Chair, STeP-IN-Bangalore

Working as a Director with Sapient, Abhilasha is currently playing the role of Sapient Global Markets QA Domain Lead having 13+ years of experience. She has rich experience of designing and implementing functional and automation test strategies & solutions for complex projects. Over the last decade, she has worked extensively on finance domain projects playing various roles ranging from BA, QA strategist and PM across custom and product (Calypso) implementation. Additionally, as a part of her current profile she works with clients to understand their needs and provide an optimal QA solution, provide strategic support to new and complex engagements, collaborate with teams to define standards/ best practices, design / manage training programs and conduct research on the trends in the Industry. Additionally, she also leads one of the tracks in WLN (Women Leadership network) at Sapient primarily to mentor and grow more women in Technology.

Balamurali Lakshmanan

Director- Quality & Testing Group, NeST IT & Chapter Chair, STeP-IN-Trivandrum

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Balamurali Lakshmanan

Director- Quality & Testing Group, NeST IT & Chapter Chair, STeP-IN-Trivandrum

Balamurali is currently heading the Quality and Testing Group of NeST Information Technologies. He is responsible for setting the standards and methodology for process quality and testing, including framework for assessing benefits and risks for the organization. He is an M.Tech Post Graduate from IIT Kanpur with more than 18 years of experience in IT industry. He has extensive hands on experience in designing QA Strategies including design & implementation of Quality and Testing Processes & Methodologies, KPI & Metrics management. He engages with practitioners making them understand the implications of process quality and testing. He ensures adherence to organization defined standards and good practice in the development, systems testing and quality assurance arena. Has played a lead role in implementing the models like CMMI ML5 Dev V1.3, ISO9001:2015, Automotive SPICE, ISO 27001, IEC61508, ISO 13485, TL9000 and ISO 26262, TS16949 in the organization.

He also plays an active role in the core group of the Trivandrum chapter of Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN). Product quality is his aspiration and continuously pushes for quality-oriented practices across people and organizations through such kind of public groups. Teaching and talent sharing has always been his passion and has conducted many public workshops and corporate trainings on Software Engineering, Quality Models and Testing Process and Techniques. He has marked presence in various International Conferences like QAI, STC, and ISQT by presenting papers in concepts of CMMI High Maturity, Software Testing and Automation, Quality Assurance etc.

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Membership to STeP-IN is open to professionals, corporates or students who are willing to subscribe to the goals and policies of STeP-IN. Registrations are open throughout the year.

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Membership to STeP-IN is open to corporates & organizations who are willing to subscribe to the goals and policies of STeP-IN. Registrations are open throughout the year.

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  • First of all, please accept my compliments for the conduct of such a grand event. The clock like precision reflects the detailed planning and homework done by the team! Every participant, I am positive, went with some amazing takeaways. It was such a wonderful learning experience.

    Secondly, I personally would also like to thank you for having invited me to be part of such an event. It was a pleasure interacting with the software community. I look forward to more such events and impact, ignite and inspire the participants.

    - Colonel Prabir Sengupta, CEO, ARAW

  • Warm congratulations on setting up an excellent conference. Line ups were very thought provoking, high quality and truly insightful. A great platform that brought so many members and experts together towards a common learning cause. It was truly great and looking forward to such fantastic events in future. Keep up the good work step-in team!

    - Deepak Chopra, Vice President - Lean Digital Transformation Team, Genpact

  • I want to sincerely thank you once again for inviting me as the key note speaker. I have thoroughly enjoyed my entire presence at the event until 2PM, delivering the key note, interacting with audience during the talk and after the talk, meeting friends from testing fraternity, listening to colonel and then interacting with them, listening to the talks from other speakers, and the mind reader event. Food was awesome. Sound and Lighting was also great!

    - Sai Chintala, President - Global Delivery, Cigniti

  • It was wonderful attending StePIN conference and interacting with IT professionals. I am glad as a founder member, that this has grown as the biggest platform in ASIAPAC. I have attended all the conferences of STePIN in Bangalore till date each year and wish this journey and collaboration continues. Kudos to organizers...

    - Sreenivas Desikan, Vice President - Business Operations & Author of Software Testing books, Altisource

  • STeP-IN Forum is a fabulous platform for the global software testing fraternity instrumental in furthering the evolution of the Software Testing practices and grooming the test professionals. The 14th International STeP-IN Summit 2017 was organized with greatest professionalism and was extremely well received by the global testing community. We’ve been exhibiting in this event for the last two years and this year we noticed a significant growth in the scale and reach of the event. We also got to connect with some very exciting opportunities to pursue with this event. Thank You Team STeP-IN for allowing us to be part of this wonderful event!

    - Harshvardhan, Director-India, MobilelabsINC

  • I have to congratulate the team on putting together a great event. It was great to see a large group of software testers coming together to learn, share and collaborate

    - Shilpi Kapoor, Managing Director, BarrierBreak

  • Thank you all for your appreciation. It was a great and successful event. I was really proud to be part of this event and the Executive Member team and Organizers!

    - Kamesh Sundaram, Former Director – QA, OpenText Corporation & Chair, STeP-IN-Bangalore Chapter

  • It was a great session with participants joining from sevaral companies with experience ranging from freshers to Senior Managers. Entire audience participated in discussion around the topic of session and overall made it interesting to share knowledge while learning from each other.!

    - Yatender Sharma