Presentation by Kiran Marri, Plenary Keynote Speaker @STC 2012.
The influence of technology advancements for agile business model is pushing the industries across verticals to adapt to the new digital consumer behavior. The digital consumerism is an undeniable fact and organizations are rapidly adopting its services to this new outlook. This new age digital consumers are highly informed, assertive and demand for higher personalization of the services delivered to them. Another key trend that is impacting the industry is the pervasive computing. This provides an environment for power of computing – anywhere, anytime, any device. The biggest outcome of pervasive technology is the ability to make quicker decisions at right time by analyzing only intelligent information from the abundant data sources and various channels – portals, social media, blogs, end-use behavior etc. This data analysis is governed by various regulatory compliances to secure user data privacy, and enterprise needs better Test Data Management tools to ensure adherence to these regulations. This ability of the enterprise to understand and predict its end-users better helps to make it smarter and intelligent. We are indeed living in exciting times and this is a unique opportunity to imagine and create enterprises for future using enormous computation power. The most challenging aspect is to make it future-proof and provide business value for the outcomes. The QA as a discipline needs to be more agile, adaptable and innovative and the role of tester is even more complex – to imagine a futuristic system and provide innovative and smart QA solution. In addition to this, the QA is gradually becoming more technical and has developed its own niche discipline (for example: mobile testing, cloud testing, SOA, BI testing, Big Data QA etc.). This journey for validating tomorrow’s enterprise cannot be completed without innovation, co-creation and collaboration.
Key take ways
1. Key business and technology drivers
2. Elements of tomorrow’s enterprises
3. Various QA models – a quick snapshot
4. Validation points
5. Specialized QA – Is it the future
6. Role of QA
7. Innovation in QA
8. Role of organization for building tomorrow’s QA
Kiran Marri, BE. MS, is currently working as a Delivery Manager at Infosys Limited, Bangalore. He has 16 years of IT experience in project management, client relationship and developer roles. He has published and presented several papers at conferences in the field of Specialized testing practices, Project management and emerging QA areas. He has also conducted workshops and tutorials on creativity, thought-leadership, risk management, QA practices and defect prediction methods. His current research interest and publications are primarily in specialized testing services, test maturity practices and innovation strategies. He received his Bachelor in Electronics & Communication engineering from Madras University in 1993 and a Masters by research in Biomedical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai in 1996. Kiran is also PMP certified.