Conference Schedules

Conference:

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

 

Tutorial workshops:

CHENNAI – Feb 09 at GRT Grand


HYDERABAD – Feb 10
at Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills


PUNE – Feb 10 at Sun-n-Sand

 

BANGALORE – Feb 15
at Vivanta by Taj, M.G. Road

 

Conference Agenda - Feb 16-17, 2012
AGENDA - February 16, 2012 @ Vivanta by Taj, M. G. Road, Bangalore
09:05 – 09:15 Welcome to dignitaries and lighting of the lamp ceremony
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome Address:
Anand Rao Ladi, President, Steering Committee, STeP-IN Forum and Sr. Vice president and Head Testing BU, MindTree Ltd.
09:30 – 09:50 Felicitation of, and address by, industry veteran
Mr. Arun Ramu

Arun Ramu, Founder Partner, Avekshaa™
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09:50 – 10:30 Keynote Address:
Continuous Feedback
Sam Guckenheimer, Product Owner, Visual Studio, Microsoft
Sam Guckenheimer
10:30 – 10:40 Vote of Thanks:
Anuradha Biswas, Steering Committee, Member for Local Chapter Alignment, Steering Committee, STeP-IN Forum and Founder Director, Prakat Solutions
10:40 - 11:00 TEA BREAK
11:00 – 11:30

Emergence of Mobile Apps – A perspective on its potential for testing professionals
Karthik Srinivasan, Deputy General manager, Vodafone

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Karthik Srinivasan

11:30 – 12:10

The emergence of Cloud Computing and Software Testing
Anuj Magazine, Sr. Manager Products (Globalization Services), Citrix R&D India Pvt. Ltd.

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Anuj Magazine
12:10 – 12:50

Adopting Continuous Quality Assurance to mitigate Business Risk
Mahesh Mani, – India Head, Technical Services, Micro Focus

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Mahesh Mani
12:50 – 02:00 LUNCH
02:00 – 02:45
Technical TRACK 1**
10 Mistakes to Avoid when testing your Data Warehouse
Amita Awasthi, Project Manager, Infosys Limited

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Amitwasthi
OR
Technical TRACK 2**

Failure Isolation in Test Automation
Rajalekshmy R, Group Manager, QE Yahoo! Software Development Center

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Rajalekshmi
   
Technical TRACK 1**

Aesthetic approach to Accessibility Testing in Enterprise Applications
Venkataramana Vuppala and Alluri Murali Krishna, Principal Quality Assurance Engineer / Group Manager, HCM QA, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd.

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Venkataramana

Murali

OR
Technical TRACK 2**

Testing For Peak Performance - In-house vs  Cloud
Jayasudha Pujari, Performance Architect, Alliance Global Services

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Jayasudha Pujari
02:45 – 03:30
  Note: ** Each of these sessions is of 40 minutes duration and has an additional 5 minute buffer for participants to move between the adjacent venues should they wish to change tracks
03:30 – 03:45 TEA BREAK
03:45 – 04:25

Lead or be Led - The role of Test Leadership
Vinod Malhotra, Sr. Director, Misys

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Vinod Malhotra
04:25 – 05:30

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Are We building enough Quality Leaders or Test Managers? What should this industry be focusing on?

Panel Chair:  
V.K.Kripanand, Founder, see beyond technologies
   
Panelists:  
B.V. Jagadeesh, Managing Partner,  KAAJ Ventures Krithika Swaminathan, Director, Software Engineering in Quality, Intuit Srinivasan Desikan, Strategy Capability Mgmt – Testing,  Hewlett-Packard


AGENDA - February 17, 2012 @ Vivanta by Taj, M. G. Road, Bangalore
09:05 – 09:10 Welcome to dignitaries and lighting of the lamp ceremony
09:10 – 09:15 Welcome Address:

Anand Rao Ladi, President, Steering Committee, STeP-IN Forum and Sr. Vice President and Head – Testing BU, MindTree

09:15 – 09:50

Keynote Address:
Sunil Kunte, President, FMR India

09:50 – 10:00

Introduction to New Committee:
Anand Rao Ladi, President, Steering Committee, STeP-IN Forum (2010 – 2012) and Sr. Vice president and Head Testing BU, MindTree Ltd.

10:00 – 10: 10 Address by New President:
Sudhir Patnaik, President, Steering Committee, STeP-IN Forum (2012 – 2014)
10:15 - 10:30 TEA BREAK
10:30 – 11:10

Testing for Trust
Laurent Gaudy, VP Partners & Alliance, Neotys

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11:10 – 11:40

Making Sense of Different Testing Metrics (Showcasing STeP-IN Forum collaboration with Academia), Deepa R, MTech (IT) Student, IIITB – Bangalore with Renu Rajani, Steering Committee Member for Evening Talks and Webinars, STeP-IN Forum and Senior Vice President, Citigroup

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11:40– 12:20

Quality Engineering – A mindset to reckon with over the next decade
Sudhir Patnaik, Director QA, Intuit, IDC – India, STep-IN forum Vice President and Tech Chair

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Sudhir Patnaik

12:20 – 01:00

Tipping over - Testing in Production
Anutthara Bharadwaj, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

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01:00 – 02:00 LUNCH
02:00 – 02:45
Technical TRACK 1**

Outsourcing to the Cloud - Compatibility Testing by the Masses
Madhuri TP, Asst. Vice President  and Delivery Support - Performance Engineering projects, Polaris Software Lab Ltd.

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OR

Agile Performance Testing – a flexible and Iterative Approach   
R Seethalakshmi, Senior Software Engineer, Nokia Siemens Networks Pvt Ltd

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Technical TRACK 2**

Mobile Performance Testing
Nantha Kumar, Sr. Systems Analysts, IDC Performance Testing Capability, Accenture Services Private Limited, (Chennai), India

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OR
System & Method To Analyze Database
Sayak Saha and BipulSahaMondal, Member Technical Staff, NetApp India Pvt. Ltd.





02:45 – 03:30
 
Note: ** Each of these sessions is of 40 minutes duration and has an additional 5 minute buffer for participants to move between the adjacent venues should they wish to change tracks.
03:30 – 03:45 TEA BREAK
03:45 – 05:00

OPEN HOUSE:
Testing As A Service (TAAS)

 
Usha Lakshmi
Panel Chair:
Srinivasan Sundararajan,
Director – Application Services (Testing), Best Shore, Hewlett-Packard Company
Panel Members:
Lakshmi Usha,
Founder, Last Mile Consultants Technology Solutions


Mahesh Venkataraman, General Manager, Innovation Centre – Testing Services, Wipro Technologies