Schalk Cronje

Systems-thinking Product Delivery Agile and DevOps Coach UK.

Paper Title

DocuOps - Automating the Documentation Pipeline

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Schalk Cronjé's experience in the software industry spans three decades and has spoken and taught on various software delivery techniques in Europe, USA, India and South Africa.

He has been an early adopter of test-driven design and development at all levels of testing and has applied TDD in many programming languages and on various platforms. One specific library he can recall is still in daily usage and is used in scanning millions of emails world-wide, yet the customer defect rate is less than one per year, all which can be attributed to TDD. He has been responsible for many a complex product roll-outs where continuous integration and continuous deployment have been the key. He does not consider TDD & DevOps to be a useful technique, but the absolute key to competitive and effective delivery in this age of globalization.

He is the creator of many open-source projects and contributor to a number of other projects. He serves on the steering committee of the Agile Testing Alliance and is a board member of DevOps++ Alliance in Europe. He holds two engineering degrees and an MBA in technology management. He lives and works from the small Principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees mountains.

Masa K. Maeda

Founder and CEO of Valueinnova LLC

Paper Title

A systemic Approach to shaping a DevOps culture

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Masa has 27 years of international experience and as brought prosperity to companies from Fortune 500 to Startups in eleven countries in four continents. He is the creator of the Serious LeAP™ model.

Masa is also a Senior Consultant with the Cutter Consortium, a Consultant with the True North Consortium, and a member of the Agile Testing Alliance Steering Committee and is with the University of California at Berkeley Extension.

He is a leading figure in the lean-agile, Kanban and High Collaboration Frameworks communities; one of the first Kanban Coach-Trainers worldwide, one of the founders of the Lean Kanban University. Masa has over 60 publications and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Previously: In the USA Masa did R&D at Apple, was founding team member of 4 startups in silicon valley and was an associate of David J Anderson (co-developer of the Kanban method). In Japan did R&D for Justsystems Inc.. Masa has a PhD and MS from the University of Tokushima in Japan. Masa lives in Utah, USA.

Mukta Aphale

Founder Crevise, DevOps expert and coach, Pune

Paper Title

Getting Started with Kubernetes

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I have served the software industry as a technology geek, developer and DevOps enthusiast. I have contributed to open source tools like Chef. Innovation and the thirst to keep learning are what define me. I live mypassion for technology by running my own startup Crevise Technologies, which is focused on solving complex tech problems. I love to travel, read, write and am a mother to two boys.

Sanjiv Chourasia

Sanjiv Chourasia, is Director, Emerging Technology - DevOps & Agile Transformation at CGI, Toronto Canada.

Paper Title

Driving DevOps using Value Stream Map

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Sanjiv is a well-rounded technology leader with over 20 years of experience in delivering business values by innovating & advancing technology practices in high-performing organizations. He is leading Digital Transformation in variety of practice areas such as DevOps, Agile, Cloud Computing, Application Performance Management, Custom Application Development, Packaged Applications. He has helped transform business vision into manageable portfolio of IT applications and projects,developed and maintained roadmaps of portfolio of applications while alligning and prioritizing conflicting stakeholders’ interests.

Savinder Puri

DevOps CoE Head at Zensar Technologies

Paper Title

$460mn loss in 45 min, and similar stories. Will DevOps save our world?

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Dr. Akhil Ranjan Garg

Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering

Paper Title

Neural Networks for Machine Learning : Some insights

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Dr. Akhil Ranjan Garg is Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, J.N.V. University Jodhpur, Visiting Faculty Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. His area of research are Machine Learning and Computational Neuroscience. His research in computational neuroscience concentrates on building computational models for developing some salient features of neurons in visual cortex. He is also working as Director Educational Multi Media Research Centre (EMMRC), JNVU University Jodhpur an UGC-CEC initiative for developing curriculum-based course contents at post graduate and undergraduate level covering diverse disciplines. He is also Channel Coordinator of Channel 03(UGC-CEC), one of the channels of 32 DTH channel completely devoted to telecasting high quality educational programmes on 24x7 basis using the (2) GSAT-15 transponders. He is recipient of AICTE Young teachers Career Award, DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Fellowship, IBRO Fellowship and is member of AICTE All India Board of Under-Graduate Studies in Engineering and Technology.

Dr Vivek Vijayvargiya

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan

Paper Title

Linear regression to predict muscle power in elderly using functional screening data

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Dr Vivek Vijay is a professor in IIT Rajasthan. Dr Vijay’s expertise lies in Machine learning and Data science. Prior to IIT he was Manager derivatives in Quantitative Finance in Syntel Inc. Dr Vivek has held various faculty positions across multiple institutes. Dr Vivek has published multitude of papers in International Journals and is a Ph.D in Statistics from IIT Mumbai. He as coauthored a book titled “Systems Thinking Approach for Social Problems” and is a recipient of best faculty award from IIT Jodhpur.

Kapil Apshankar

Chief DevOps Architect, Global DevOps Practice Leader at Cognizant

Paper Title

Overcoming the 5 Cardinal Sins of Enterprise DevOps

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Kapil is a Silicon Valley technologist and technology innovator.

He has spent a significant portion of his highly successful career in the Silicon Valley, California, the hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship. Kapil has worked with Fortune 500 companies for over fifteen years. He has coached and mentored CxO and IT leadership teams implement Enterprise DevOps to gain organizational agility, engineering transformation and business impact. Kapil is a prolific author and a much sought after speaker at business and technology conferences in United States and India. He is a best selling author of "Done! The Art of Managing Priorities".

Santhosh Tuppad

Founder WeLoveTesting, Test Insane, Ethical Hacker, Bangalore

Paper Title

"Yin and Yang of DevOps for Security Testing"

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Love to hack to help businesses across the globe (Certified ethical hacker, but I had skills since 16) Most people think that I am only great at security testing and that's not true. I test across functional (I find non-obvious bugs), usability, UI / UX, front-end performance and more I love traveling across the world, that's a lifestyle for me apart from being passionate software tester. Also, when I travel around the globe, I meet testers and discuss testing. # I am a great HUGGER! Beware ;-) I love to connect with people and learn from them while I share my knowledge unconditionally I am super talkative. Don't mind! More about me can be

Vijay K

Technology Head – Agile, DevOps and Technology CoEs, TCS

Paper Title

DevOps Transformation - In the sky, On the ground! 

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Vijay Shankar Krishnamoorthy has been focusing on catalyzing Agile and DevOps transformation journeys for various fortune 500 customers in the last 5 years.

With over 20 years of experience, his current role includes thought leadership, consulting, coaching, fostering communities of practice, competency development, and institutionalization of tools, frameworks, methods, standards and best practices on all aspects of SW engineering, open source web technologies and programming languages.

In his previous technology leadership roles, Vijay has led the Java and Middleware Technology Practices, led product and tools engineering, and has executed architecture consulting engagements for some of the Fortune 500 customers.

Anil Prasad

CoE Lead – Platforms, DevOps, Tools and Architecture, TCS

Paper Title

DevOps Transformation - In the sky, On the ground! 

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Anil Prasad leads the DevOps CoE and has been instrumental in establishing DevOps roadmap fas part of various enterprise transformations.

He has over 25 years of experience and has worked on various roles across multiple business domains such as telecom, media & entertainment, and BFS.

Prior to the current role as Technology Head with Tata Consultancy Services, he served as Enterprise architect for a leading Communication and Data Services provider in India, Product Head for TCS' BaNCS Service Integrator and Architecture, Chief Architect for leading DTH service Provider in India.
Prior to joining TCS he was into entrepreneurship and academics and also served as a CTO for a telecom VAS startup.

Shardul Rao

Co-founder & Director at IOTLYNX Technologies Pvt Ltd

Paper Title

Industrial IOT: Practical Approach

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Shreya Pal

Shreya Pal is a Chief Architect at Saama Technologies

Paper Title

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Shreya is a seasoned Big Data Architect with 14+ Years of rich experience in big data, data science and modern analytics space. Shreya has worked globally with multiple industry domains ranging from Life Science, Banking & Insurance and Telecom in designing big data solutions, large scale distributed system architecture and building cloud based services. Currently Shreya is working as Chief Architect with leading Big Data Analytics firm, spearheading their flagship Analytics Product – FAE which is a new class of flexible and Fluid Analytics hybrid solution to customers. Shreya specializes in turning raw data into actionable insights that enable enterprise leaders to make timely and reliable decisions for critical business discovery using visualization, MDM, Hadoop, cloud and other advanced analytics solutions.

Chintan Oza

Sr Principal at Tata Comm

Paper Title

Technology Trends

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By profession, Chintan Oza is a telecom program manager while by passion he is a technology program management evangelist. At present, he works with Tata Communications as member of Sales Strategy Execution Team of Global Sales Group. Through his career span of 17+ years he has worked on various projects / programs in Government, Defense and Private sectors spanning multi-million, multi-technology, multi-geography and multi-cultural projects and programs. In his career span with Reliance Communications & Tata Communications he has worked on various deployments spanning from CDMA, GSM, EVDO, 3G, Network Upgrades in Wireless, Wireline, Transmission, Data & infrastructure domains & Smart Cities. His major career milestones include program managing one of the world’s fastest GSM network rollout in a single geography as well as partnering with India’s first Smart City Project as an ICT partner. Apart from being an alumnus of SJMSOM, IIT – Bombay, Chintan is an alumnus of Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He has earned multiple certifications i.e. PMP, ITIL, Certified Scrum Master & a Certification on Smart Cities.

Swapnil Dahiphale

Sr. DevOps engineer at Crevise Technologies

Paper Title

Windows Automation using Ansible

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Swapnil, has a rich DevOps experience, and deep skills to estimate, analyze, prepare, plan, setup and execute the DevOps function end to end for the client units.

He understands the melding of operations and development to quickly deliver code to cus-tomers.

He is passionate about learning and implementing disruptive innovations in DevOps, Cloud, Container and Application delivery space. Also has a strong expertise in implementing Contin-uous Integration and Continuous Delivery for distributed, high-traffic, high-available web appli-cations.

Pravin Magdum

DevOps evangelist at Crevise Technologies

Paper Title

Monitoring with Prometheus

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Pravin , Developer turned to DevOps evangelist, who realises vital role of devops in current IT industry while managing different products/Projects in his career.

Pravin carry 10+ years of experience in Microsoft tech stack(.NET,C#,MS-SQL). He is engineer who always eager to implement new tech things to make project execution more smoother.

He has sound experience in project management and skills to get work done. Being quick learner , He managed to work on different technologies in his career(Java, android, I-os development, mobile automation testing etc and now docker, kubernetes ,cloud etc )
Pravin currently employed with Crevise technology and responsible for providing devops solutions to clients.

Sampat Kumar

Senior analyst at Harman Solutions

Paper Title

Introduction to Big Data with Hadoop and Spark – For Batch and Real Time processing

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Dhiren Shah

Tech Lead at SpringerNature

Paper Title

DevOps with Analytics - Next Big Thing in Software Development

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Dhiren Shah is a Technical Lead @ SpringerNature & carries over 10 years of rich experience in Devops, agile-lean, programming practices, scrum master and Line manager roles.
He enjoy programming and love to adapt and implement Agile principles and values, and practices such as Pair Programming, TDD, BDD, Re-factoring, Continuous Integration, etc.
He have been collaborating with teams on software development methodologies contributing to continuously improving code quality and productivity through leadership and guidance in areas of engineering practices and making programming awesome again.
He also takes an active lead in CI community of practice, Devops show and tell community forum.

Niyati Shah

Virtulization Lead SQA Engineer at BMC Software

Paper Title

Design Thinking Approach for Analytics

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Niyati Shah is working with BMC Software from last 8 years and has 14+ years of Industry experience. She drives the Agile Product development and has expertise in Analytical products and Infrastructure domain. She has been instrumental in setting up DevOps practice in their team.

Rohit Changedia

Sr. Project Leader – SDET at Xpanxion

Paper Title

Automation Next : Robotic Process Automation

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15+ years of corporate journey of being open to new possibilities. A transforming career in Quality Assurance – manual and test automation has made me learn and brought about strides in my ways to bring out organizational outcomes. With core knowledge to, hands on experience of various tools & technologies has fabricated me to transverse with pragmatic shift in the Industry. It has given me an inquisitive approach to effectively define, plan, deploy & manage any testing exploration and set the very premise to innovation. A robust mind to adversities and keen observation drives my workarounds towards exemplary outcome driven solutions, inspiring performances which enables me to Influence opinions and establish a rapport with clients, colleagues and the organization itself.

Mukund Wangikar

Director QA at Xpanxion

Paper Title

Automation Next : Robotic Process Automation

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19+ years of experience in Testing function in Large enterprise application, BI, Supply chain, and Banking, Domains. Unique blend of various Business domains, Consulting and IT Leadership exposure. Mukund has been a catalyst in Xpanxion QA transformation journey. His broader perspective and vision has made a visible difference to the QA practice. He is able to bring out good ideas to the table and has been successful in implementing them. Dynamic individual possessing the ability to successfully employ QA processes, metrics to diffuse politically and emotionally charged situations and promote a collaborative problem solving approach to resolve complex program issues and achieve the desired results.

Ojasvi Jagtap

Sr. Devops Engineer | Scrum Master- at Veritas

Paper Title

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Ojasvi Jagtap is a Software Professional and has been into Software development and services for over 8 years.
She is currently employed with cloud security based company as a Devops Engineer, working on cutting edge technologies and responsible for designing and implementing CI/CD pipeline and Devops practices.
She is passionate about exploring and learning new tools and technologies and takes special interest working in diversified environment.
She is also a blogger and she has authored the book “Getting started with Devops”

Asheesh Mehdiratta

Agilist

Paper Title

Key Success (and Failure) modes for your Large-Scale DevOps Transformation

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Asheesh Mehdiratta is an enterprise agile evangelist and lean transformation agent, focused on delivering business value.

He loves to challenge minds, and aims to inspire at least some!

He loves to work with cross functional teams, while consulting CXO's on their enterprise wide transformation journeys. You can find him ranting at http://agilejourneys.com and tweeting from @amehdiratta

Shrinathacharya L M

Principal Engineer,Allscripts.

Paper Title

DevOps in Mobility World with Microsoft Technology

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Shrinathacharya is Developer by profession, Automation tester by heart, .NET programmer and Innovator.
He is having 15+ years of experience in Development and Automation.
Speaker for GTR-2017 Conference Pune, ATA 13th Meetup & 11th Meetup DotNetBLR at Bangalore.
Published white paper in STC-2015, STC-2016. His blog site https://dotnetengineer.blog

Nandini G V

Principal Engineer,Allscripts.

Paper Title

DevOps in Mobility World with Microsoft Technology

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Nandini is having 10 years of experience in Development, DevOps implementation and speaker at 14th ATA meetup at Bangalore.
Her expertise are in .Net, C#, SQL Server, Microsoft Azure, Windows PowerShell.

Rupesh Kumar Agrawal

Senior Product Developer at BMC Software

Paper Title

Architecting DevOps Ready Applications

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Anuj Saini

Manager Specialist

Paper Title

Automated Question Answering System on Clinical Drug Trials using NLP

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Anuj is a Solutions Architect working with Sapient with 10 years of experience in the area of Data Science. Anuj has worked in various domains like Finance, Banking, Food Industry, and e-commerce industry. He holds Master degree in Computer Applications from YMCA.

His interest areas include building Intelligent Search Engines, Text Mining, and statistical and predictive models. At Sapient, he has been helping client to build Recommender Systems, Personalization, Pattern Recognition, Web Crawling, building competitive intelligence systems, and Fraud Detection.

Anuj has an extensive experience in Machine Learning using Python and R for building Predictive models and data analysis. He has delivered many client projects using Machine Learning and statistical Based Modelling.

Puneet Sharma

Business Consultant

Paper Title

Transformation at workplace: ICT as a key enabler of smarter buildings

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Urmila Kandha

Assistant Vice-President at Deutsche Bank

Paper Title

Strengthening CX through Agile Ecosystems

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Urmila is part of the Chief Technology Office – Quality Assurance and Testing at Deutsche Bank Group.
An ardent speaker, she has been in industry for more than 17 years in consulting, delivery excellence, quality assurance and healthcare, a significant part of which involved program managing delivery excellence for large development engagements.
Urmila holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Power Engineering from Nagpur University and is a Certified PMP, Agile Certified Professional. She is also an APBM Certified Business Manager, a Six Sigma Black Belt and ITIL Certified along with NCFM Certification credentials.
Urmila is reachable at Urmila.Kandha@db.com

Laxman

Co-Founder, AcademyOfCustomerExperience

Paper Title

Strengthening CX through Agile Ecosystems

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Mandar Nadgouda

Technical Manager - Product Development at BMC

Paper Title

Making DevOps a Reality for Legacy Enterprise Monolithic Products

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Mandar Nadgouda is currently working at BMC as Technical Manager- Product Development having a total experience of 17 years
He is Currently involved in leading the DevOps initiative starting from automating the infrastructure setup to setting up the CI/CD pipeline for the platform.
He played pivotal role in shaping the business basic aspects like check-in builds, third party software scans and its legality, getting automation pass % above 98, Increasing use cases to get Code Coverage above 85%, leading scrum of scrum to achieve overall Release Doneness.
Additionally he have been leading Business Workflows team and customer support for previous releases.

Shantanu Deshpande

DevOps Engineer

Paper Title

Linuxkit and Moby - A sneek peek into the future of container ecosystem

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Shantanu Deshpande is a DevOps Engineer at rtCamp Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Container aficionado and an avid researcher on open source DevOps tools and methodologies with a keen interest in Machine Learning, Deep Learning and AI as well.
A platonist and a food lover

Dhananjay Deshpande

Competency Manager at Fujitsu Consulting India

Paper Title

Making DevOps successful in Service Industry

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Rabinder Henry

Director at Pralhad P. Chhabria Research Center

Paper Title

Cognitive Technologies

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Professor Henry is a Director at Pralhad P. Chhabria Research Center. Professor Henry is a technology geek and scientist who believes that India can progress by making its own technology products. He is a passionate geek empowering and leading today's research candidates at PPCRC with the latest stuff in IoT, 3D Printing, Machine Learning and Analytics. He was earlier director at Vishwabharati Academy's College of Engineering & Polytechnic where his vision was to create value based , academic oriented ,real engineering education within the AICTE framework. His mission is to change the way how a typical college works and make it more updated with current technology ! Transform the pedagogy and involve more young researchers, educators in rural India for development and ensure indigenous technology development for solving rural India's growth !

Priyanka Dive

Crevise Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Paper Title

"Salesforce CI , CD & CT with Git , Force.com Migration Tool , Jenkins , Qualitia"

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DevOps Engineer with a rich history of working in the IT space on various technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, AWS, Azure. Strong engineering professional skilled in Administration big data technologies like Hadoop,Hbase,zookeeper. Her work also includes training , mentoring.

Constant learner with a desire to learn anything new and hence enjoys doing lot of tech POCs. Works on Contineous inegration and deployment tools to automate build promotion. Technical blogger who loves to write on emerging technologies. Participate in various technical events and meetups. Currently working as DevOps engineer at Crevise Technologies.

Neelam Sekhon

Cognizant Technologies

Paper Title

DISC Agile PMO

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Neelam Sekhon is a Senior Consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Surajit Das

Agile Miles Consulting

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Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Agile Miles Consulting

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A Seasoned Agile Transformation & Scaling Ambassador, Mentor, Coach, Trainer, Speaker and Endeavoring Author, with extensive experience, in building High-Performance Agile Engagement Groups and Global Centers of Excellence for Information Technology Competencies, in renowned Organizations from all Geographies.

Coached the Agile Transformation of a niche and leading Business Unit at Cisco. Facilitated the Scale-up, Coached the Agile Journey and Led QA at PubMatic as Director. Steered the site committee for Agile Implementation and established Product & Delivery Testing at Amdocs as Director. Laid the foundation for Agility at Fidelity.

Visiting Consultant at Pegasus Institute for Excellence, led the evolution of an out-bound Agile program, already conducted with Here Solutions & MAQ Software in the Beta format.

Result driven Professional with more than two decades of rich experience. Championed cross-functional groups & Teams resulting in improved productivity and streamlined business solutions. Skilled at leading and mentoring teams, and executing requirements-driven release processes to enable organizations to build stable products quickly. Groomed the Quality Control/Quality Assurance/ Design & Development and Requirement Analysis functions for reputed Business Conglomerates across continents in the Ad Media, Telecom, Financial, Banking & Automobile domains. https://in.linkedin.com/in/surajit-das

Vivek Porwal

QualityKiosk

Paper Title

Shades of DevOps Implementation in BFSI world – QA / Quality perspective

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Vivek has experience of leading medium & large Quality Assurance and Consultancy for Digital and Enterprise Projects for Private & Foreign Banks. Familiar with DevOps, Agile methodologies and Continuous testing

Working with Banks setting up under New Universal Banking license and Payments & Small Finance Banking License in 2015. Exposed to Banking, General Insurance and Automotive clients in India, UAE and Far East.

Independently Leading Projects for end-to-end delivery management from Pre-sale Solution presentations, Proposals to Final Delivery Management. Managed business leads, proposals, commercials and multiple projects effectively

Soumya Mukherjee

Qaagility

Paper Title

Continuous Performance Monitoring of Mobile Apps

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Experience in Software Test Automation using professional tools like QTP, QC, LoadRunner, Jmeter, Neoload GreenHat and with Open Source Tools like Selenium RC & Webdriver with Java .Net Python Ruby, FitNess, JMeter, SoapUI, TestNG, ReportNG, JUnit, Cucumber & Capybara, Tosca & Perfecto, Visual Studio 2015.

Experience in Development of enterprise applications with Visual Studio 2015, Ruby, Python & Java. Expertise in implementation of Test Driven and Behavioral Driven development and test automation. Creator of Quantinuous Automation Framework for continuous mobile automation.

Developed Test Automation web based framework for selenium Automation in Java and Visual Studio 2015 (C#) and also developed solution for IOS / Android based application automation. Agile Practitioner, Mentor team's to use Open Source Technologies.

Sherlin Mathews

Cognizant Technologies

Paper Title

Demonetization, IoT and related thoughts!

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“Since the last eleven years enabling applications perform better, So essentially performance testing is what I do for my bread and butter.” Sherlin Mathew is a Performance Test Manager with Cognizant Technologies Solutions with a total of 11+ years experience in performance testing predominantly in the banking and financial services domain. She has worked in client & server side performance analysis .Over the years she has presented in several internal Cognizant conferences as well as international & national testing conferences. She is also an avid reader, dabbles in poetry once in a while now ,does jewellery making in her spare time & enjoys gardening.

Sathishkanth Swarna

BMC Software Pvt

Paper Title

Addressing the challenges of delivering Microservice applications in the enterprise

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Sathish, myself has served software industry for around 8 years as a database expert and DevOps enthusiast. Specialized in datacentre automations. Currently working as a Solution Consultant - Datacentre Automation & DevOps in a leading product based firm. On a personal front, an Enfield Biker, Cyclist and a Scuba Diver. Loves travelling.

Dr. Shankar Ramamoorthy

Advisory Council Member of DevOps++ and Agile Testing Alliance

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Dr. Shankar is a TQM (Total Quality Management) professional, who has spent much of his 23-years career managing change and improving software Quality Engineering efficiency through Data and Metrics driven Quality Management Systems. He believes in evangelizing, coaching and mentoring test teams through inspirational leadership.

Shankar has a vast experience in setting up Test COE (Centre of Excellence) and has successfully carried out 6 rollouts on TPI/TMMI/Test Maturity frameworks for several companies. He has handled the entire gamut of testing landscape right from Pre Sales, Sales, Delivery and instituted a process temper in his earlier assignments.

He is a frequent Guest speaker at Engineering Colleges/Management institutes and speaks at seminars and workshops on various topics pertaining to Business Excellence, QA, QC and Test Management Frameworks.

Dr. Shankar is a computer science engineer from NIT Tiruchirapalli and is armed with a PhD in Software Quality Engineering from IIT Delhi, M. Tech from IIT-Delhi in Technology Management Systems, and an MBA from AIMA-Delhi. Dr. Shankar also has a P.G. Diploma in Business Management, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. He is a lead auditor of ISO 9001, CMMI Assessor, Lead Auditor of ISO 27001, and a passionate TMMI trainer and certified TMMI professional.

Panel Discussion Members

Rashmi Jahagirdar

Director Head Of Testing Practice, Deutsche Bank

Nitin Bhide

Thinking Craftsman, Mentor, Passionate Programmer HCL Technologies

Ashish Mishra

Founder Director, QAAgility Technologies

Chitra Ramaswamy

COO at Quality Kiosk Technologies

Schalk Cronje

Director at Iota SL

Masa K. Maeda

Founder and CEO of Valueinnova LLC

Rashmi has 24+ years in IT Development & QA, building Testing Centers of Excellence and off-shore Delivery Organizations for top banks across Europe and Asia Pacific. She is heading Global delivery of Global Markets and Corporate Technology domains along with her QA Head responsibilities for APAC region. She is instrumental in setting up Testing Centre of Excellence having with main focus on Automation testing, Performance testing, Test Data Management and Test Environment Management streams. Her approach to ideation, accelerated testing, team up-skilling and transition to Agile / DevOps methodologies enable her to drive innovation and deliver tangible results. She is Bachelor Computer Science with double post-graduation as MS in Software Engineering and Telecommunication and MBA in International Business.

Prior to Deutsche Bank Rashmi worked with organizations like Infosys, Cognizant and Tech M where she has setup India based QA delivery shops. She is recognized as thought leader in software Q&A space having delivered critical QA transformation programs for financial and telecom organizations. She credits her success to the ability to build, motivate, and lead high performance teams.

As part of her IT career time to time she has as well shouldered additional responsibilities on employee engagement and enablement. Diversity and inclusivity is a key area of interest to her. She is Diversity lead at India Technology Level and site head for Pune site for Deutsche bank. She is core committee member at ABI Pune chapter and active participant at various forums at NASSCOM

Nitin Bhide is a Thinking Craftsman, Mentor, Passionate Programmer HCL Technologies, Nitin is a Generalist by Choice. Believes in learning fundamentals rather than memorizing formulas. he has worked on performance and algorithm intensive projects. Worked on multiple platforms, technologies, geometry kernels. Loves to teach and mentor for team members. Nitin is an experienced and hands-on teacher of software design/architecture, design patterns, design principles.

Ashish has over 19 years of experience in software testing, development, corporate training and public domain training. Over the period he has worked on number of projects as Account Manager, Test Manager, Programmer and Tester. His core expertise lies in Manual Testing, Test Automation and Test Management. He has been an early adopter of Selenium and has been able not only provide successful implementations using Selenium but also help in its propagation. He is the executive member of the Indian Testing Board (ITB) and founder memebr of the Agile Testing Alliance (ATA).
He belongs to the group of respectable innovators in the area of processes consulting and automation testing. He has ability to nurture and grow the breakthrough ideas and has performed consulting and training programs for companies like Deloitte, Barclays, JPMorgan, MindTree, iGatePatni, Datamatics, Capita, Ness, NSEiT and L&T Infotech besides several workshops in the public domain. Ashish is Certified Trainer for Agile Testing, has expertise in Account management, application delivery, operations management and business analysis.
He holds M.S. Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA; PG Certificate in Business Management from City University of NY (CUNY); B.E. CSE, Marathwada University.
He is published author of the book "A Practitioner's Guide To Test Automation Using Selenium" by Tata McGraw-Hill.

Chitra has a total IT experience of 30 years of IT experience having handled multiple functions and responsibilities for consulting and IT companies. Chitra heads the Testing practice and currently the COO at QualityKiosk Technologies and has successfully set up the practice from its inception. She ensures that clients perceive the same level of responsiveness and capability in QK teams across various projects and constantly innovates and improves the testing methods and processes to make our project delivery par excellence.

Stint with QualityKiosk has been an entrepreneurial venture for Chitra. Prior to joining QualityKiosk, Chitra was part of I-flex Solutions and AF Ferguson, an associate of KPMG world wide. At AF Ferguson (Management consultancy division), Chitra was consulting in the areas of IT strategy, architecture, design and implementation of IT solutions for clients in Manufacturing, Retail, NBFC, Banking and General Insurance.

She brings her rich experience in IT solutions development, consulting and QA effectively into the Functional testing delivery management. She has led many ‘firsts’ at QualityKiosk in terms of the engagements across wide array of companies in various domains. She brings in her innate leadership and ‘strive for excellence’ quality in all the projects she has led and delivered.

In the last couple of years, she has been actively involved in transforming testing practices and approaches internally and for customers from a DEVOPS and Agile context integrating quality @ Speed. She is a Post Graduate in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and a ‘Certified Quality Analyst’ from QAI..

Schalk Cronjé's experience in the software industry spans three decades and has spoken and taught on various software delivery techniques in Europe, USA, India and South Africa.

He has been an early adopter of test-driven design and development at all levels of testing and has applied TDD in many programming languages and on various platforms. One specific library he can recall is still in daily usage and is used in scanning millions of emails world-wide, yet the customer defect rate is less than one per year, all which can be attributed to TDD. He has been responsible for many a complex product roll-outs where continuous integration and continuous deployment have been the key. He does not consider TDD & DevOps to be a useful technique, but the absolute key to competitive and effective delivery in this age of globalization.

He is the creator of many open-source projects and contributor to a number of other projects. He serves on the steering committee of the Agile Testing Alliance and is a board member of DevOps++ Alliance in Europe. He holds two engineering degrees and an MBA in technology management. He lives and works from the small Principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees mountains.

Masa has 27 years of international experience and as brought prosperity to companies from Fortune 500 to Startups in eleven countries in four continents. He is the creator of the Serious LeAP™ model.

Masa is also a Senior Consultant with the Cutter Consortium, a Consultant with the True North Consortium, and a member of the Agile Testing Alliance Steering Committee and is with the University of California at Berkeley Extension.

He is a leading figure in the lean-agile, Kanban and High Collaboration Frameworks communities; one of the first Kanban Coach-Trainers worldwide, one of the founders of the Lean Kanban University. Masa has over 60 publications and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Previously: In the USA Masa did R&D at Apple, was founding team member of 4 startups in silicon valley and was an associate of David J Anderson (co-developer of the Kanban method). In Japan did R&D for Justsystems Inc.. Masa has a PhD and MS from the University of Tokushima in Japan. Masa lives in Utah, USA.

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