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Kalyana Konda

Kalyana Konda
Gallop Solutions

Kalyana Konda is the president and global head of Gallop Solutions Inc., a Philadelphia-based software testing services company. With seventeen years of experience, Kalyana started his career in software testing, has led large QA teams of more than 2,000 people at AppLabs, and has held QA leadership roles with Virtusa and BaaN. He has a rare mix of high technical understanding and a pragmatic approach to testing services delivery. Kalyana has helped Fortune 1000 enterprises and leading product development companies improve their testing practices and maturity to get more out of their testing efforts. Connect with Kalyana @kalyanrkonda.

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Speaker Presentations
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
DevOps & Testing
Rethinking Test Automation in a DevOps Era

Adoption of DevOps enables rapid build and release cycles in a continuous delivery environment. Kalyana Konda shares insights about how test teams can contribute to delivering high-quality applications by becoming an upstream quality co-creator rather than a downstream quality validator, thus implementing a continuous feedback loop to respond to customer needs and concerns. Kalyana discusses how to create a DevOps-friendly test automation strategy to ensure you overcome bottlenecks and reap the benefits of a successful DevOps implementation. This means using test automation extensively for quick, thorough, and frequent validation of changes to the application. He explores why and how to include the rapid provisioning/tearing down of test environments in the cloud, integrate automated test scripts with build management systems, and build enterprise test automation frameworks. Learn ways to report test results that verify quality aspects of the application throughout the lifecycle. Take back new automation approaches that drive multiple types of tests using different test tools and programming languages with centralized test initiation.