Conference Schedules


BANGALORE - Feb 16-17
Vivanta by Taj, M.G. Road


Tutorial workshops:

CHENNAI – Feb 09 at GRT Grand

at Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills

PUNE – Feb 10 at Sun-n-Sand


at Vivanta by Taj, M.G. Road

Welcome to STeP-IN SUMMIT 2012 - The International Conference on Software Testing

“GenNext Testing Professionals – Building Leaders in Business, Technology & Management”

To help prepare promising leaders to face future challenges in the Indian Testing Industry, STeP-IN Forum brings to you SUMMIT 2012 – the 9th International Conference on Software Testing. STeP-IN SUMMIT 2012, a 5-day multi-city event, focuses on current technologies and the way these have impacted business as well as management.

STeP-IN SUMMIT 2012 will address the conflicts the tester faces with ever-changing technologies, increased competition, demands from customers and stake holders, and the evolution of an intelligent enterprise. Covering aspects of leadership and skill development in the areas of Business, Technology and Management, the conference throws light on what makes a tester a great tester, and how one needs to adapt to the changing context given the IT scenario at present.

Pre-Conference Tutorials

A tutorial is a 4 hour work-shop which is more in-depth than a 40 minute Conference Plenary. It is case study driven and has a very specific learning take-away.


A tutorial is very interactive, because of the smaller audience numbers and the extended duration. Also included are quizzes, games and worksheets if the facilitator so wishes.

Conference Program
The Conference is designed for organizations / individuals with technical proficiencies, interpersonal skills, and leadership responsibilities and are actively involved in the testing and quality process. Key take aways include sharing of rich experiences, expertise and best practices in testing. Also focuses on showcasing the use of Test Automation Tools, acquiring advanced technical and managerial test skills, and understanding future trends in Testing.
Panel Discussion
These days, there are a number of different ways in which we can discuss and ponder over questions and queries. The idea is to glean as many different perspectives on the issue at hand. An erudite panel of representing different segments of the industry will discuss challenges on the Panel Discussion topic, and propose solutions.
Open House
An opportunity for delegates to pose questions on the selected topic to a select panel of subject matter experts from different organizations. Questions are collected throughout the day, and put forth to the Panel for their perusal. Delegates can also ask questions spontaneously at the Open House event itself, and even contribute to the answers if they so wish – truly an “Open House”!

Sponsorship Info: The Conference gives vendors and service providers access to key decision makers, influencers and end-users of from leading companies across India and abroad.


Companies with Software Testing tools & products, solutions, and services will certainly benefit from direct sales interaction with this highly targeted and motivated audience - the majority of whom spend at least 60% of their work effort managing or implementing software testing / testing projects. Other Products / Services Industry Sponsors get the opportunity to exhibit their Products / Services to this target audience. Learn More...

Nilesh Dasharathi, Senior Test Manager - Testing Practice – RDS, MindTree & Member of Tech Review Committee, SUMMIT 2012


- It gives me an opportunity for learning equally from industry peers and seniors. It helps me in improving quality bar at work

- It follows a transparent process to evaluate submissions for presentation at the conference

- It gives me an opportunity to give back to the community from which I receive so much in terms of knowledge



Ramesh VSBN, Practice Head – Automation, IBM


The way the presentation handled, Real life examples and overall approach were exceeded my expectations







Vijayaganesh -  Vice President & Head of Innovations & Solutions of the Independent Testing Unit, Polaris & Member of Tech Review Committee, SUMMIT 2012

As a passionate software testing professional, I have enjoyed relishing my moments of creating innovative solutions around testing. It feels still more relishing to see various good thoughts from other professionals in the testing fraternity. Also it is a great learning for me to see many practical experiences as well as futuristic thoughts towards leadership in testing. This is possible for me through participating as part of the technical review committee. As member of the review committee I really feel proud to have got such an exposure and relishing experience.

As a suggestion, it would be good if the professionals look forward to think and contribute on futuristic topics and give more focus towards audience perspective and their taka ways from the forum sessions.