Ruslan Desyatnikov brings over 20 years of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Process Improvement, and Software Testing experience.
Prior to expanding operations at QA Mentor, Ruslan worked at Citi for 3 years as the Global Head of Testing of Worldlink Technology. Prior working at Citi, Ruslan worked at Sterling InfoSystems. During his 6 years tenure, he was responsible for testing functions, process improvements, and quality strategic directions across the entire company.
On a larger scale, Ruslan performed similar duties for 4 years at HSBC bank. There, he established a Testing Center of Excellence and managed 8 Global QA teams in 7 different countries with 120+ testers worldwide.
Ruslan graduated from Baruch College – the City University of New York with a BBA in Computer Information Systems and holds an MBA in Technology Management from Phoenix University of Arizona. He holds a number of Quality Assurance/Testing and Project Management certifications and is an active board member of multiple QA Organizations in the United States and Europe.
Ruslan's articles are published in many popular magazines such as CIOReview, Outsourcing Gazette, Tea-Time with Testers, Stickyminds, LinkedIn and multiple QA blogs.
Ruslan was among 3 finalists of Champion of The Year Award by The European Software Testing Awards in 2015, an award given to the individual who has championed the cause of software testing above all others. Ruslan also was among finalists for Test Manager of The Year award by The European Software Testing Awards in 2016. In 2016, Ruslan also received an award “50 Most Creative CEOs to Watch” by InsightSuccess magazine and in 2017 CEO Awards by Finance Monthly Magazine. In 2018 Ruslan received "30 Most Daring CEOs in Business" by Insight Success Magazine as well as "10 Best CEO's of 2017" by Industry Era Magazine.
Santhosh Tuppad is an intrinsically motivated and passionate software tester whose specialty is security testing apart from his love for exploratory testing and check automation. He became a hacker at the age of 16 and he has a variety of experiences through hacking and he loves to speak about his transformation from the unethical hacker to an ethical hacker. Santhosh having unethical hacker experience before transforming as an ethical hacker knows about how his enemies (blackhat hackers) function and how he can help companies to work on safeguarding the application and making it highly difficult for blackhat hackers to compromise the application.
Apart from this, Santhosh is also OWASP CheatSheet Series Contributor and likes to call himself “Privacy Fighter” because he cares.
Anuradha Amudalapalli, senior leader with 28+yrs of Industry experience, has been a Technologist focused on complex enterprise test transformation, accelerating business outcomes for clients.
Currently Global Testing Practice Leader at IBM, driving new Test Innovations, Delivery Excellence and Practice capabilities towards service line growth and maturity aligning to new age cognitive era. Prior to joining IBM, she was heading the Global Test Practice at Virtusa and several leadership positions at Capgemini, Infosys and Aricent.
She has been a tester all through her life, has a Strong track record building large-scale Test COEs with global clients and effectively solve the next generation challenges of technology and industry.
She has been involved in several external forums delivering Leadership talks and authored multiple whitepapers on Transformation, Automation and Digital strategies.
She is also a Marathon runner and a fitness Enthusiast, believes in living life fully and her favourite quote – "Dream BIG and dare to fail!"
In his 19 years of experience, Brijesh Prabhakar has led and delivered global transformation programs for organizations such as GE, Walmart,eBay, AIG, Direct line of group and GM. Brijesh Currently Leads the assurance to practise at LTI, where he is pushing the boundaries of quality assurance in the area of test Ecosystem Management, Digital Economy Transformation, Customer Experience, and Privacy Compliance. Brijesh as in the recent past created testing IP(pending patents) in the area of compliance, use of AI in testing and Customer Experience.
Mukund Wangikar is a Quality Engineering, Test Automation, Business Development, RPA, Director at Xpanxion – UST Global Company
Strategic involvement in making all types of policies and implement them successfully with strong decision making. Corporate business management right from Technology, Assurance Services, HR Admin, Purchase, Business development, Logistics for IT companies. Do it once and do it right and strongly believe in the organization value system. Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) with of professional experience in Software Product Management Delivery, Quality Assurance, and Software Testing and consultancy. Creative Technology & Product Development Leader with 20+ years of excellence and achievement. Uniquely skilled at converting broad business goals into concrete projects and action plans; generate positive results by clarifying and aligning complex technology operations. Consistent success building innovative enterprise-wide software products and processes from the ground up. A confident leader who serves as the key liaison between technology and general business functions. Assemble and lead top-performing, cross-geography teams. Extensive international experience. The key contributor to answering Pre-Sales, Sales, RFP/REQ. Innovative in providing new business ideas to Business development teams for expansion and growth within account / outside account.
Schalk Cronjé's experience in the software industry spans three decades and has spoken and taught on various software delivery techniques in Europe, USA, India and South Africa.
He has been an early adopter of test-driven design and development at all levels of testing and has applied TDD in many programming languages and on various platforms. One specific library he can recall is still in daily usage and is used in scanning millions of emails world-wide, yet the customer defect rate is less than one per year, all which can be attributed to TDD. He has been responsible for many a complex product roll-outs where continuous integration and continuous deployment have been the key. He does not consider TDD & DevOps to be a useful technique, but the absolute key to competitive and effective delivery in this age of globalization.
He is the creator of many open-source projects and contributor to a number of other projects. He serves on the steering committee of the Agile Testing Alliance and is a board member of DevOps++ Alliance in Europe. He holds two engineering degrees and an MBA in technology management. He lives and works from the small Principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees mountains.
Masa K Maeda has 27 years of international experience and as brought prosperity to companies from Fortune 500 to Startups in eleven countries in four continents. He is the creator of the Serious LeAP™ model.
Masa is also a Senior Consultant with the Cutter Consortium, a Consultant with the True North Consortium, and a member of the Agile Testing Alliance Steering Committee and is with the University of California at Berkeley Extension.
He is a leading figure in the lean-agile, Kanban and High Collaboration Frameworks communities; one of the first Kanban Coach-Trainers worldwide, one of the founders of the Lean Kanban University. Masa has over 60 publications and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.
Previously: In the USA Masa did R&D at Apple, was founding team member of 4 startups in silicon valley and was an associate of David J Anderson (co-developer of the Kanban method). In Japan did R&D for Justsystems Inc.. Masa has a PhD and MS from the University of Tokushima in Japan. Masa lives in Utah, USA.
Jitendra Dutt Sharma is Head of Competency Center – Amdocs Quality Engineering Services, Amdocs is leader in Telecom and Communication domain. He is Veteran IT professional, started his professional journey from early stage of Computerization and moved across all phases to Digital Transformation era. He has witnessed the IT evolution from mainframe to Industry 4.0. Jitendra has worked in various industries starting from data processing house and continued the journey in EDP department of manufacturing industries to Amdocs.
He is working as Head of Competency Center at Amdocs Quality Engineering Services, responsible for global offshore centers across multiple countries and leading a team of 1500+ people.
He is professional speaker at various forums and mentoring professionals. During personal time he enjoy professional blog writing.
Marco Vermeulen is Associate Software Developer at Codurance. Marco Vermeulen is a South African Software Developer who works and lives in London. He is passionate about writing well crafted code, driven and guided by tests. As proponent of BDD, he has successfully applied this technique in the Enterprise as well as on Open Source Projects. When he gets a spare moment, he contributes to OSS and is the creator of SDKMAN (the Software Development Kit Manager).
Brijesh Deb has nearly 19 years of experience of leading, managing and coaching teams on Software Testing and embracing the Agile mindset. He is a Bachelor of Engineering – Electronics and Communication and an Executive Masters of Business Administration in Operations.
Being a hands-on software tester for almost 2 decades now has also helped him stay close to technology and understand the intricacies. He has been involved in the testing of applications from lightweight mobile apps to the large scale industrial IoT solutions. He works with some of the topmost tech companies providing everyday solutions in the Automotive, Avionics, Semiconductor, Space, Agriculture and Energy sectors to name a few.
He has worked on many roles from being a software tester to a test manager to a senior consultant He has been responsible for establishing Test Engineering Practice rather than a Testing Practice in his previous roles. He has worked on testing a wide range of products spanning several domains such as Education, Insurance, SEO, CRM, Storage and Telecom (Mobile Apps and Mobile Devices). Brijesh has extensive experience in setting up a Test Center of Excellence (TCOE) and defining the sub-functions, roles, and goals of each sub-function. He has been a pioneer in the evolution of a crowd testing service in one of his previous engagements. He is a crowd tester himself.
Impassioned about testing and being a social networking buff, Brijesh has been involved in testing numerous Mobile Apps. Brijesh is also very passionate about training and coaching. Certified in Agile testing, Brijesh is a huge proponent of Agile and the Agile mindset and has been working with some of the customers on their Agile transformation journey.
Apart from being a tester, Brijesh is an avid talker, he writes blogs, poetry and aspires to be a stand-up comedian!
Ajay Balamurugadas is an AVP - Delivery, Qapitol QA
Ajay Balamurugadas is a graduate of Problem Solving Leadership, BBST Courses by AST, Rapid Software Testing, Rapid Testing Intensive workshop, Lean Software Testing Workshop, Ajay Balamurugadas doesn't hesitate to spend on his learning. Starting his career as a software tester, he continues to be a hands-on software tester along with training new testers, meeting testers in person, presenting at conferences, conducting workshops and sharing his thoughts through his blog and tweets. Ajay is also passionate about helping people achieve their goals and solving problems. Of late, he is interested in helping teams realize their best and perform at peak level. On the same lines, he is experimenting with different approaches to solve different sets of problems at Qapitol QA (www.qapitol.com)
Kushan Amarasiri is a Senior Technical Quality Engineer at Codehouse, Srilanka
He is a passionate QA tech enthusiast who loves discovering new technologies for QA community to learn and excel. Working on top-rated global organizations in Sri Lanka he has expanded the career in diversified technologies. Being non-replaceable is the main moto in his profession and his passion for technical testing has allowed him to travel on a road which no one has ever traveled. He is also a continuous contributor for the QA global community which creates a star among the rest. Kushan's continuous efforts have helped so many to learn new stuff that also has helped them to step up in their career. Collaboration, Creativity, and Continuity are what he strongly believes in which are the pillars for success.
Bhavani is a Senior Quality Analyst at ProMobi Technologies Pvt. Ltd
She is passionate about learning and a firm believer of ‘If you don’t change, you don’t grow; if you don’t grow, you are not living’.
Learning and adapting to change is her passion, that drives her to create, execute and hustle!
Jyoti Shah is a Test Lead at Wipro Limited
Jyoti is a passionate tester with around 10.6 years of industry experience. She has a plethora of experience in various Automation Frameworks including TESTNG, JUNIT, Robot Framework, REST and Protractor.
She is a volunteer at Agile Testing Alliance and is keen about knowledge sharing.
Ramkumar is a Senior Program Manager at Cognizant Technology Solutions.
He leads a large-scale product development team in the supply chain area for a large retailer. He always thinks QA as a part of the development team and not a separate entity. He loves collaborating with multiple teams and passionate towards delivering values or business outcomes. He takes multiple roles from Project Manager to Scrum Master to Coach depending on need. QA plays an important role in the SDLC as they strive to make the product user-friendly and stable.
Pallavi Shetty is a part of Performance Engineering group at Edgeverve Systems LTD
She loves to work in a challenging environment which synergies her conceptual & technical skills coupled with hard work, dedication & determination. She is passionate about learning new technologies, new ideas and new ways of thinking and applying the knowledge in work to do things better every day.
Anjali Sharma is a Member Of Technical Staff at EdgeVerve
She has been doing this for 4 years now and the monitoring and solving the bugs is what she likes the most. She is also passionate about learning new things in any area of life. Evolving myself with time and being adventurous to try out new things.
Nilanjan Chanda is an Associate Director - Projects at Cognizant Technology Solutions
He comes with significant Industry experience in Technology, Delivery management, and Account Management of Global BFSI Customers. Technology is a passion and he enjoys learning the trends that technology is taking in order to work more efficiently. He is also passionate about helping team members to succeed and bring out the best in his teams.
Sibsankar Majumder is a Manager (Projects) at Cognizant Technology Solutions
He is a Certified Scrum Master and responsible for driving Digital QA transformation across multiple agile squads following a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). He is a regular follower of TED talks and leadership sessions and also a history enthusiast and avid traveler – especially when it comes to places of historical significance.
Sarah is a Performance tester at Cognizant Technology Solutions
She is passionate about involving in outreach activities, outreach events open doors of opportunity to be connected with different communities and with the help of her non-profit organization she recently shared gifts to the children in outskirt villages, which made her life whole as a human.
Raja is a part of Non-Functional Testing CoE in Cognizant, delivering projects and writing solutions for performance assurance of IT systems.
He is a person who values & insists humanity & equality and wishes they were held up higher than anything to make this world a far better place with many many happy souls around. On the professional front, he is passionate about developing and implementing solutions for performance of new systems built on new technologies, deliver them with high quality, and realize the value it brings to the business, which in turn reflects the value of work.
Varadharajan Srinivasan is an Associate Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions
He is passionate about solving customer problems. He is specialized in enabling QA teams in adopting agile. The area his focus is - improving collaboration, test-driven development (TDD), behavior-driven development (BDD) and automation. He believes in the culture of continuous improvements and enabling team with autonomy and aligning to organization GOALS. He also strongly believes in Quality is Teams GOAL and QA’s needs to build tools and adopt the process to democratize QA.
Supriya Bhosale is a Project Management Consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions
Supriya is passionate about supporting large program management practices to internal and external stakeholders. Effectively handled large program management Governance.
Nilesh Kherdikar is a Sr Consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions
Nilesh Kherdikar is a certified GDPR-DPO, Lead Auditor of ISO27k, ITIL intermediate, MSP & Prince-2-F, is passionate in learning and implementation of IT processes across the enterprise. Interested in Audit / Assessment of any Domain, framework- SDLC, STLC, ITSM, Information Security and supporting the project teams
Vinod Sundararaju Antony is a Director at Cognizant Technology Solutions
He has taken up a variety of roles such as Global Test Delivery Manager, Quality Consultant, and Transformation Consultant. He has extensive experience in Test Delivery, Test Process Maturity consulting, establishing Test Centres of Excellence, defining and delivering Quality Transformation programs enabling enterprises to improve quality, optimize cost and time to market.
Senthilkumar Thirumalaisamy is Manager Automation Architect at Cognizant Technology Solutions
He has 11 years of experience in the IT Industry, predominantly in Quality Engineering & Assurance; has played roles as SDET, Functional Test Automation Lead, and currently working as Manager & Automation Architect for various Automation projects. He also has extensive work experience on Test automation, providing cost-effective Innovative automation tools, defining and delivering automation maturity roadmaps & Transformation programs.
Supreetha Keminje is Senior Software Engineer at Allscripts
Supreetha is in Software testing Industry as a Test Automation Engineer from past 10 Years with experience across US Health Care and Banking Domain. As an automation engineer, she was involved in Desktop, Web and API Testing with experience in Automation Tools- Selenium, Ranorex, QTP/UFT, Soap UI. She had been lucky enough in her career to have most of the experience in developing a Solution from scratch along with doing POC.
Rajneesh Goyal is a Project Lead & Expert Quality Engineer at Allscripts
Rajneesh possesses a good knowledge of Healthcare Domain along with Functional Testing expertise in Manual and Test Automation. As an Expert Quality Engineer, he always ensures that our healthcare products/solutions are top-notch in the market. Since the work has a direct impact on human lives, quality can never be compromised. He takes pride in a testing profession as it helps in saving lives!
Pankaj Kumar is Principal Quality Engineer at Allscripts
He has solid technical skills in Quality Assurance, DBMS, and COBOL, Mainframe and Healthcare applications.10 +years of Expertise on EHR software by adopting icd10,hl7 and HIPAA healthcare IT standards. Expertise in developing customized software solutions and solid experience of business applications like healthcare, financial accounting, customer relationship management, billing, networking, content management system, and banking activities related, etc.
Snehasish Roy is a Program Manager at Amdocs
He is passionate to drive new Ideas & Innovations to define enterprise solutions considering future aspects for different Problem Statements in Software/IT Field.
Rekha Shetty is a Software Test Manager at Amdocs
She is managing NAM region accounts End to End Testing deliveries and also a part of different Amdocs Groups related to R&D and Innovations. She is also a CPDOF (DevOps Foundation) certified professional.
Sherlin Mathew is a Performance Test Manager at Cognizant Technologies Solutions.
She has a total of 13+ years’ experience in performance testing predominantly in the banking and financial services domain. She is passionate about Gardening apart from Testing
Himani is a Senior QA Engineer at Viewics, Inc. (acquired by Roche)
She is also a volunteer at the ATA Pune chapter. She is a highly skilled tester with experience through the Testing life cycle including Test Planning, Strategizing, Execution and Defect Management activities with a focus on Customer Success and Delight. Equipped with the knowledge and experience of Agile and ETL testing. Dancing is her passion and she is an avid dancer. She has been learning various dance forms and performing in various shows. She feels dance is a great way to channelize her energy and relax
Sai is a Senior Solutions Architect at LTI
He has more than 15 years of Quality experience and the area of expertise is in Test Automation, Cloud and DevOps.
Nabin Ghosh is a Senior Test Automation Engineer in Capita.
He has been working as an Automation Engineer for the last 5 years. And really loves to solve the day to day challenges from an automation point of view.
Aliasgar Chaiwala is a QA manager in CAPITA INDIA , Pune.
He has been in Software Industry for around 14yrs. Worked in various Organizations, Test Processes, Tools Teams. He always look forward to learning something new from anyone he meets. Passionate about Testing and Test Automation.
Vitthal Bobade is a Senior Application Developer at Fujitsu Consulting India Pvt. Ltd
Ravikumar Kanasagra is a Lead Mobile Application Developer at Fujitsu Consulting India Pvt. Ltd
He leads the development team and the testing team as part of work. He has experience in Android native mobile application development, Xamarin cross-platform application development, Full-stack web application development.
Manjunath K is a Senior Software Engineer at Test, Qapitol QA Services Pvt. Ltd
M.S.Mohan Sivam is a Senior BigData Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services
He is a Technical Lead (Offshore) in TCS Chennai. Technological Innovations in Data Analytics and its Infrastructure are his Inspiration and also highly Aspiring about Business Optimization by Functional & Performance testing on Bigdata Frameworks like Hadoop. He has published more than 10 research papers which are mainly focused on Cloud Computing and BigData. He writes Poem in Tamil and also writing Technical Blogs
Astha is a BigData Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services
She is highly dedicated to learning new technology. She is Passionate about Digging into the challenging issues and ensure to get an optimal solution.
Deepak Koul is a Manager, Quality Engineering at Red Hat
He is also the local organizer for the Ministry of Testing, Pune meetups. He likes to deal with software quality problems at a psychological level. He is passionate about finding new techniques and models to add some method and structure to exploratory testing.
Debashree is a Software Test Engineer, Qapitol QA Services Pvt. Ltd
She has worked on Functional, Non-Functional, DataBase, API and Automation Testing. The curiosity of learning approach and exploring new tools and technology. Taking up a challenging task and finishing it on a stipulated time. Preparing Test data for the maximum test coverage and device coverage etc everything passionate me about her job
Anish Anand Jha is a Software Test Engineer at Qapitol QA. Services Pvt. LTD
He is doing automation on iOS, Android and Web Applications using Appium and Selenium tools and game application automation using image recognition. Embedded testing was such as critical and challenging work for him. He got inspired by Dr. Vinoth, ex-scientist ISRO, to take the opportunity, how to make things easy by modulating complex problems into small pieces by observations.
Rutvikkumar Mrug is an Associate Director at Cognizant Technologies Solutions.
He has spent more than 12 years in automation testing and advances technical solutions in the testing world. He has worked as a solution architect in the area of Automation Testing, Service Virtualization, TDM, AI-enabled QA, Blockchain and continuous testing. He has also worked as Transformation lead for a large testing account and strategist/architect to bring high adoption of automation as well as technology.
Chandralekha is a Performance Test Lead, Cognizant Technology Solutions
She is a member of (eWIT) Empowering Women in IT and Member of Board of Studies of Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science – Faculty of Engineering Coimbatore. Currently, she is leading a performance testing team, which churns out automation of the daily performance testing activity at a regular pace all through the years. Her area of interest are CI/CD integration, DevOps & Cloud Computing particularly Azure though more exposed to AWS. The also her focusing area is on the cloud computing strategies and identifying opportunities to increase the application performance at a reduced cost. She was passionate about Microsoft technologies in the earlier stages of her career. Trying to keep it up with the updating self with the latest emerging trends and technologies in the Microsoft front.
Arpita is Associate at Cognizant
Testing is something that excites Arpita in numerous ways. It is like how a bunch of engineers carefully assemble a Formula 1 Car, continually working to improve the performance and more importantly the reliability of the car. Apart from testing, she likes to read books. Traveling and Social Service is close to her heart as well.
Sumalata is a Sr. Quality Engineer, Allscripts
She believes that solution could be achieved through teamwork, collaboration and self-organizing. She is passionate about the job she does, the field she is into due to several reasons. One main reason is she has become a better product validator over time, no matter what the product is, cost, type, behavior, etc.. Testing anything and everything she buys with different prospective has become part of her life.
Jibendu is an Associate Director - Biz. Dev., Cognizant Technology Solutions
Jibendu currently heads the Business Development group within Cognizant’s Banking and Financial Services (BFS) Quality Engineering and Assurance (QE&A) practice and has around 14 years of industry experience. He specializes in architecting and overseeing the implementation of transformational strategies & roadmaps for large and complex QA programs. Jibendu has helped several clients achieve their vision of becoming world-class QA organizations. Prior to Cognizant, Jibendu has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.
Arpan is a Senior Business Development Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Arpan's techno-functional expertise is complemented by my deep research and experience on next-gen technologies such as blockchain and IoT. Besides managing the delivery of complex engagements, he has authored several papers that have been presented at international conferences. He is passionate about new technologies. In fact, it is this passion that made him research and author papers on topics like Blockchain and IoT. He also wishes to explore such new technologies and author many more intriguing articles.
Anuradha Raman is Associate QA Manager, Encore
She has become a seasoned QA professional with all essential flavors of testing (Exploratory, Context-driven, Automation, Security, White box Testing). She always feels that in debt to give back to the community with her gained knowledge over these 10 years.
Smita Gulhane Bawadhankar is a Performance Test Lead at Cognizant Technology Solutions
She has vast knowledge in Load Runner/ Performance Center suite and in JMeter with good exposure in application KPI assessment to uncover performance bottlenecks at an early stage. She has also worked on resolution/analysis of critical priority issues to ensure the minimal business impact on the client using production-monitoring tools like Splunk, Instana, and App Dynamics tools.
Shailendra Lonare is a Performance Test Lead (Sr. Associate) at Cognizant Technology Solutions UK
He is an active member of NFT CoE (Mindshare team) in Cognizant technologies solutions Pune that actively works on various activities like publishing tech news, tech tips, newsletters and Arranging Knowledge sharing sessions within a team, etc.
Dinesh Paduchuri is an Expert Quality Engineer, Allscripts
Shreevathsa is a Senior Quality Engineer at Allscripts
He is having 6 + years of testing experience in manual, web services, acceptance testing. He is passionate about Doing Agriculture adopting modern agricultural methods
Nalinikanth Meesala is a Senior Quality Analyst at ThoughtWorks
Nalinikanth loves to share knowledge and thoughts about Quality. He is passionate about security & Privacy or anything that belongs to that space. He does help teams to do Threat Modelling.
Bairagi Muduli is a Senior Software Engineer at Qapitol QA
Bairagi Muduli is an exploratory tester with coding skils in Qapitol QA with an experience of 4 years. He is in love with testing since 2015 and the 1st testing was when he did work on his startup, a failure one. Then joined Microfocus (former Novell) and started from very complex application testing and now automating more complex flows of Myntra. He always has an interest in Hacking, poem, writing and nowadays writing code also.
Niharika Dutta is a Senior Business Development Executive at LTI
Niharika has delivered various proposal responses for her clients in Quality Assurance purview. She has also managed various marketing initiatives for QA for giving an edge to LTI in the market. She is also passionate about learning new things and executing them in my daily life.