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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:15am - 8:15am
Bonus Session

Future of QA and Testing: Influencing Product Delivery and Customer Experience Prior Year Content

With the advent of Digital Reimagination™, there is an increased need for faster go-to-market with zero compromise on quality and customer experience. Approaches such as DevOps, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery are aimed to achieve these objectives. However, it is a daunting and challenging task for the Quality Assurance (QA) and Testing functions to achieve these objective. QA and Testing functions need to reimagine themselves to play an instrumental role of influencing the product delivery and customer experience. A new future awaits QA & Testing professionals, which is characterized by several dimensions including leaner processes, extreme automation, open source adoption, new roles, overlap with development & design organization. This session, jointly presented by Comcast and TCS, will outline a point of view on the future and the pivotal roles of QA & Testing professionals.

Douglas Sanders
Douglas Sanders, Comcast
  • Douglas is an Executive Director of Engineering at Comcast, leading the Business Services testing initiatives and development of automation frameworks for residential device validations
  • He has rich and varied experience in IT and communications with 20+ years in the IT, software development, and telecommunications industries
  • At Comcast, Doug has helped build multiple divisions targeted towards systems and software integration, and QA
  • Doug has held several key leadership position leading Tools and software development, Systems integration, Lab Operations, and QA
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Kalyan Kumar
  • Kalyan is responsible for Assurance solutions and consultancy for Media customers
  • Leads TCS Assurance CoE & Labs in North America
  • Worked with global organizations to strategize Test Automation approaches to yield desired ROI
  • Specializes in DevOps & CI / CD Assurance and Testing
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