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[ Role of testing and test engineer in the era of Machine Learning ]

Abstract:

Last two generations in IT industry brought in plenty of technologies and process changes and tried to threaten the independent testing and the role of test engineers. Cloud seems to have brought down the need of testing labs, DevOps kind of eliminated the manual interventions in the travel of applications from development to the customers, mobile seems to become a cottage/college industry, big data seems to be suggesting complex algorithms to test with new era of people. Artificial Intelligence gave a chance to machine learning where people say the machine will do things without the need for programs and that complicates the role of both developers and testers. Are these technologies/changes a real threat or just a passing clouds?. What is that you want to hear from panel experts who have 150+ years of experience put together?. Tune it to the panel discussion on “Role of testing and test engineer in the era of Machine Learning”

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    Rahul Verma

    Founder & CTO, Test Mile

Rahul Verma is a serial testing entrepreneur from Bangalore. He is the Founder & CTO of Test Mile and Talent Reboot. He is the author of Rahul Verma. Co-creator of CMAP certifications and one of the authors of ISTQB foundations. He is an advisor and researcher for SALT – School of Applied Learning in Testing. An awarded thought leader for his contributions to Indian testing community, he is known for his practical and unified view of software testing. His software testing experience includes test automation frameworks, agile testing, web security, Java & Python, design patterns and web performance testing. He has presented, published articles and educated thousands of testers in the said areas.

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    Srinivasan Desikan

    Vice President – Business Operations & Author of Software Testing books, Altisource

Srinivasan is a hands-on software engineering professional in the area of product development, testing and production support. He has been in the Product development field since 1989. He has authored one of the best-selling book “Software Testing ; Principles & Practices”. He has served as Honarary board of Advisor to many testing companies based in India. He has authored two patents — one filed and another published. He has developed courseware part of pedogogy initiative of HRD ministry of Govt of India. He has received “Thought Leadership” Award from Test2009.in for his contribution to academia and industry on software testing. He is the Founder member of STeP-IN Forum that conducts international conferences on testing and serving as organizing committee member in CSI/IEEE. Currently he is serving as visiting professor and syllabus committee member in three of the premier academic institutes in Tamilnadu and Karnataka. If deep technical skills in product/testing and soft skills such as honesty, commitment added with proven track record are considered essential in a person, you may then like his profile.

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    Ashok T

    Founder & CEO of STAG Software

Ashok is the Founder & CEO of STAG Software, a pure play test boutique . He is an alumnus of Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago & College of Engineering, Guindy. Passionate about quality, he is the architect of HBT a personal scientific test methodology. He is an avid ultra cyclist and ultra marathoner. A strong believer in opposites, he strives to marry the western system of scientific thinking with the eastern system of belief and mindfulness.

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    Sumukha Rao

    CEO, Ta3s Solutions

Sumukha has over 2 decades of experience in India and International market & having a successful track record in starting business, managing teams, achieving targets, running operations, creating innovative solutions and customer management. During the journey, his ability to listen to customer pains, comprehend and create innovative out of box technical solutions has helped many organization setup test center of excellence including few Fortune 500 companies, aiding them in achieving test automation and performance engineering goals.

He embarked on entrepreneurial journey by joining few entrepreneurs in starting a testing service company in 2010. After successfully running it for 3 years and transitioning, he decided to start Ta3s in 2013 focused on test automation to aid customers achieve productivity in delivering quality products to market.

Ta3s today is primary vendor for software test automation to few of Fortune 500 companies and growing rapidly year on year.

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    Hemalatha Murugesan

    Senior Delivery Manager – Global Head of Performance Testing and Engineering Services, Infosys

Hemalatha Murugesan is currently heading the Performance Testing and Engineering Services at Infosys. She has been involved in setting up, pioneering, and incubating emerging testing services such as cloud testing, test data management, Infrastructure testing – first in the industry, Test environment Management services, Service virtualization, Reliability Assurance, and many other upcoming specialized services at Infosys. Hema closely works with the clients across the globe to understand their challenges, defining the enterprise NFT roadmap aligned to their enterprise strategy. She also closely works with the various alliance partners defining Go To Market solutions as well as the way forward. She has over 20+ years of experience and has published many papers in international conferences, webinars as well as conducted tutorials on topics such as testing as a main career stream, testing lifecycle, functional testing and UAT, ROI through performance testing. She has spoken at leading engineering colleges on the benefits of taking up testing as a career. Hema has co-authored a book named ‘Software Testing: Effective Methods, Tools and Techniques’ published by Tata-McGraw-Hill, 2003. She has presented a talk on performance testing through EduSat – reaching out to over 120 engineering colleges under VTU using the satellite medium. She was also on the technical review panel of the Testing conferences and actively engages with the testing community.

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    Arun Gautam

    CTO, NextGen

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