Presentation by John Peter Vinoth Kumar, Plenary Keynote Speaker @STC 2012.
Business dynamics are rapidly changing and are getting increasingly complex. Client IT organisations are continuously working for better alignment to business imperatives that includes faster time to market, increased service levels, and predictable costs. Additionally, expectations from testing are also changing and the need is felt to position testing as an advisory service rather than limiting to traditional QA / QC functions. Traditionally, the value proposition of testing has been positioned in terms of cost reduction primarily. It is equally important for testing organisations to transform benefits measurement frameworks to incorporate values delivered to the upstream and downstream SDLC phases and to business.
Vinoth brings with him a strong experience in the financial, IT, healthcare, supply chain and automobile sectors. His experience spans across six sigma, data mining and analysis, channel intelligence, process reengineering and business analysis, quality assurance and IT and project management. Vinoth has successfully orchestrated cross-functional teams in diverse geographic areas and possesses consulting expertise whereby he has used Lean and Six Sigma principles to meet deliverables within the corporate strategic framework. Vinoth has lead Cognizant’s Sales & Business Development for QA Products in Continental Europe market. Currently Vinoth heads the global QA Products business and additionally manages the business development for Enterprise Application QA Solutions business. He is one of the key pillars of Cognizant’s Strategic Marketing group and has championed the roll-out for newer business models including fasTest- On Demand Testing Model.
Vinoth has been associated with Cognizant since 2003 and holds a Graduate degree in International Business from University of South Carolina.