Agile Testing ,Test Automation & Devops Summit 2017  - Hyderabad
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Agile Testing ,Test Automation & Devops Summit 2017 - Hyderabad

Fri 30th Jun 2017 - Fri 30th Jun 2017 08:45 AM - 05:15 PM Lemon Tree Premier, Hyderabad
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Agile Testing ,Test Automation & Devops Summit 2017 - Hyderabad


Agile Testing Conference is focused more on collaborative learning from the people who are involved in agile testing, and want to explore the future of Agile. With a focus on best practices, our events allow attendees to explore strategies surrounding TDD, BDD, ATDD, Continuous Testing and many more.

Test Automation Summit brings together people who are passionate about automation testing - enthusiastic and experienced speakers and delegates, who learn from each other through review presentations, case studies and round table discussions.

Learn more about Test Automation Framework, Functional and Non Functional Test Automation, Mobile Test Automation, Web Test Automation and many more.

The term "DevOps" typically refers to the emerging professional movement that advocates a collaborative working relationship between Development and IT Operations, resulting in the fast flow of planned work achieving the value stream that is between the business (where requirements are defined) and the customer (where value is delivered). It is a new way of looking at development altogether.

This conference "DevOps Summit" brings together leading practitioner-organisations who have achieved Continuous Delivery and organisational transformation. Companies going through Mergers and Acquisitions will inherit these systems too and be faced with similar situations and need to find out the many initiatives that increase the efficiency and agility within the enterprise and balance system uptime and stability while bringing alignment between Dev and Ops.

Learn more about DevOps skills, Delivering Processes, Tools for building and deployment, Legacy Challenges, Security Integration, Cross-team engagement and many more.


  • Improve your strategy: Getting business value from Test Management.
  • Improve your team development : Team Development; Test Management & Test Professional).
  • Improve test professional-skills.
  • Improve Test Automation Implementation: We'd like to hear about innovative test automation implementations.
  • The knowledge on various frameworks : Data-driven testing, Modularity-driven testing, Keyword-driven testing, Hybrid testing, Model-based testing, Code driven testing, Behavior driven testing.
  • Improve on Principals of Agile Testing, advantages and disadvantages of Agile Testing and the best practices.

12 MAY, 2017
Agile Testing, Test Automation & DevOps Summit

08:45AM - 09:00AM
Registration and Tea/Coffee

09:00AM - 09:15AM
Conference Overview
Arjun Naidu, Chief Operating Officer, UNICOM    

09:15AM – 10:00AM
Testing in the Digital World - Click Here for More Info
Amit Singh, Co-Founder, YITSOL    

Topic Abstract
In the Digital world , Test approach is moving from feature testing to user experience. Continuous Integration/Continous Deployment and Continous Test ?

10:00AM - 10:45AM
"Agile Economics" with management prespective - Click Here for More Info
 Dr. G.P.Sudhakar, Faculty Member, ICFAI University    

Topic Abstract
The presentation covers the latest economic, productivity, teams, stakeholders' aspects of agile methodologies. It presents research inputs/findings, practices from following: 

- Scrum Alliance (2015) research survey of 5,000 respondents working in 14 industries (including IT) from 108 countries. 

- Oxford Economics (2012) research report on Global Talent-2021 and its impact on Software development skill set and changing HR strategies.

- Melnik, G. and Maurer, F.’s comparative study of employee job satisfaction in both agile and non-agile software development teams.

- New Economics of IT with digital first and cloud-first approaches along with Agility

- What can we learn from Manufacturing Industry Practices towards Agile software Development?

Speaker Profile
Dr.G.P.Sudhakar, PhD, PMP with over a decade of experience in IT industry is currently working as Faculty Member at The ICFAI University Group, Hyderabad, India. Earlier worked as Sr. Faculty and Head (In-Charge), IT Division at Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad and Consulting Editor at ICFAI Research Center, The ICFAI University, Hyderabad, India. He worked in USA, UK, Ireland, Finland and India as Software Professional. He has B.Sc., MCA, M.Tech. and Executive MBA. He is Project Management Professional (PMP®) certified from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. He was awarded PhD in Business Administration from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India. He is member of All India Management Association (AIMA). He received Best Teacher (Management) award in 2015 from MTC Global. He won gold medal in Manager’s Olympiad-2016 conducted by UNICOM at DevOps Conference in Bangalore. He is on Program Committee of several national and international conferences. The reuse domain software product he managed, Scorpus was identified as one among the top 100 IT innovations by NASSCOM (2007). 

He has research experience in project management, software engineering, software project management, IT management, MIS, team performance and productivity, business process re-engineering, HRM, Organizational Behavior and human aspects of project management. He has wide experience in management consulting.

He has authored or edited 16 books. He authored Software Development Teams: Performance, Productivity and Innovation (Prentice-Hall, 2016), Global Organizational Behavior (Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012), Project Management FAQ (Galgotia, 2012), Elements of Software Project Management (Prentice-Hall, 2010), Project Management: Training Manual (Akansha Publishing House, 2010), and Business Essentials for Software Professionals (Excel Books, 2008), and edited 10 other books. 

He has over 70 published papers. His papers were published in International Journal of Project Management Research (IPMA, Netherlands), Brazilian Journal of Operations and Production Management, Team Performance Management (Emerald, UK), Eco-Forum Journal (Romania), Acta Universitatis Danubius. Economica, Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Univesity of Iasi: Economic Sciences, The annals of the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (Romania), The Serbian Journal of Management, Journal of Enterprise Information Management (Emerald, UK), Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems (Netherlands), CSI Communications (Computer Society of India), HRM Review (ICFAI University Press), Indian Management (AIMA), The Global Educator, Express Computer, Projects and Profits (ICFAI University Press),, Business Manager, Computers Today, and The Hindu, Businessgyan, and Business & Management Chronicle. 

He is on the Editorial Board of International Journal Acta Universitatis Danubius. Economica (Romania) and International Journal Revista de Gestão & Projetos – GEP, a Brazilian Journal in Management and Projects. He is also an article reviewer for peer reviewed International Journal Team Performance Management (Emerald, UK, 2011).

He worked with companies such as IBM, Siemens, Interwoven, Wipro Technologies, Citicorp, Nokia, Salomon Smith Barney, SIAC, DSET Corporation, IONA Technologies, Birla-Horizons International, and PCL Mindware. He held both managerial and technical roles in IT industry. He worked in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Telecom, E-Commerce, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Software Asset Management (ESAM), Health Care and HR domains in IT industry. 

He worked as Executive Vice President and President of VSPGS alumni association. He is recipient of scholarship from Ministry of HRD, Government of India during academic studies. He has done an academic project at National Informatics Center (NIC), Hyderabad during 1993-94. He balances life between profession and family by seeing places, with his wife and two daughters involving photography and gardening. His interests include reading traditional scriptures and writing.

10:45AM – 11:15AM
Networking Break

11:15AM – 12:00PM
Forget about Agile and Story Estimation - Click Here for More Info
 Rupesh Durairaj, Agile Project Manager and Coach, NCR Corporation    

Topic Abstract
To bring in a thought process and understanding of what we do in this framework and its overall benefits.

Speaker Profile
11 yrs of experience in the IT industry, working within this framework for the past 6 yrs. Seen the pitfalls and success stories of an Agile framework in this industry.

12:00PM - 12:45PM
Test Automation Tools & Frameworks - Aspects to consider when deciding on a tool & framework
Jitendranath Guptha, Director, Winshuttle    

12:45PM – 01:45PM
Lunch Break

01:45PM – 02:30PM
Automating Legacy Applications - Click Here for More Info
Ravi Kiran Devulapalli, Product Owner, Principal Consultant , Smart UI Test (SUIT)    

Topic Abstract
Legacy applications are those that have been inherited from languages or techniques earlier than current technology. Most enterprises have legacy applications that serve critical business needs. Typically, the challenge for automation teams is to identify a testing tool or framework which can test such legacy applications. Most of the current technology testing tools either support only latest technologies or they are too expensive to adopt them even if they support these legacy applications. This presentation is all about ways to automate such legacy applications without compromising on testing latest technology applications. The techniques discussed in this presentation helps organizations to automate their mission critical business legacy applications effectively.

Speaker Profile
Ravi Kiran Devulapalli is working for Hexagon since 10 years. He has 15 years of experience in the field of Software development and test automation. Prior to working with Hexagon, He worked for AppLabs Technologies as Team Leader handing test automation projects. He is currently in the designation of Principal Consultant technically managing projects responsible to develop in house test automation tool which can cater to the test automation needs of entire Hexagon. He plays the role of Product Owner for these projects. He has vast experience on developing test automation frameworks for desktop and web applications.

02:30PM - 03:15PM
Integrating Test Automation in DevOps - Click Here for More Info
Tribikram Rath, Director - Quality Assurance Engineering, GE    

Topic Abstract
Digital Organizations are adopting DevOps methodologies in order to move their Code to production more frequently, that will help driving faster time to market and better customer experience due to better overall quality of the products.

Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous delivery (CD) are two important aspects of DevOps practice where CI deals with code integration and CD deals with releasing the digital products more frequently to the customers, may be several times a day. This is where the need of integrating test automation comes into picture in order to enable Continuous Testing of the deployable code.

In this presentation I’ll cover the continuous test automation that we’ve integrated for couple of our internal projects that saves around 60% of testing effort and reduces the cycle time by ~70%. I’ll also cover an overview of an scriptless automation tool that is in action to quickly build the test script and how the executable test-script is broken into several packages that enables continuous parallel execution via Jenkins using a test lab that uses VM as test execution bed.

Speaker Profile
As a senior professional in Software Testing/QA space (20+ years of experience), I've strong expertise in

- Technical and solution delivery: evaluation, implementation, and developing customized test automation solutions using Industry tools like HP ALM, QTP/UFT, SOAPUI, Selenium, Perfecto Mobile, Load Runner, Squish, EggPlant, Sikuli, Qualitia (scriptless automation tool) etc.

- Leadership skills and highly focused around people, process, product and customers with people management, hiring, budgeting and Org development skills

- Leading testing engagements for Web, Mobile, Engineering apps, Cloud/SAAS based apps and S/w products

- Driving simplification/cost reduction initiatives, vendor/supplier management and operation excellence

- Setting up new process, monitoring and controlling by SLAs/KPI Metrics and proposing roadmap for continuous improvement.

- Collaboration, liaising, influencing, negotiating and presentation skills

- Leading large and complex projects to enable delivering significant, quantifiable and lasting testing solutions to end-customers.

03:15PM - 03:45PM
Networking Break with Tea/Coffee

03:45PM - 04:30PM
Learnings from the Phoenix Project: A DevOps Perspective - Click Here for More Info
 Amit Kapoor, Associate Director, Content & Marketing Strategist, Cigniti Technologies   

Topic Abstract
Learnings from the story of an IT manager who has ninety days to rescue an over-budget and late IT initiative, code-named The Phoenix Project. The book, The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win, was co-authored by Kevin Behr and George Spafford. The novel describes the problems that almost every IT organization faces, and then shows the practices of how to solve the problems, improve the lives of those who work in IT and be recognized for helping the business win. The goal of the book is to show that a truly collaborative approach between IT and business is possible

Speaker Profile
Amit Kapoor, Associate Director, Content & Marketing Strategist at Cigniti Technologies has 17+ years of in-depth experience in the field of writing for a diverse audience spread globally for multiple organizations as Pramati, Microsemi, and CA. As a technical writer, he has invariably been a part of product testing teams and knows the importance and need of proper product testing. Working for almost 2 years now in an organization that is a Global Leader in Independent Software Testing, he has been exposed to, and has written a lot about the types, benefits, and needs of Quality Testing.

04:30PM - 05:15AM
DevOps Testing Strategy for Digital Transformations - Click Here for More Info
Vijay Gunti, Co-Founder, Digi Labs 

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