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Aftab Alam

Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Aftab AlamAftab has eight years of experience in the IT industry. He has in-depth knowledge of performance testing, and has successfully led numerous projects in the retail domain.

Currently, as Project Manager, he is a performance test expert and has skills in tuning J2EE/ Oracle application, mobile applications and Point-of- Sale (POS) systems.

Aftab will blog on Mobile Applications and Cloud Performance Testing.

Anand Avinash Tambey

Product Technical Architect

Anand TambeyAnand has 17+ years of experience in the IT industry. He received the award for Excellence twice, in 2010 & 2011. He has presented papers at the international conferences, on optimizing test automation and behavior driven testing with a tool-agnostic approach. Anand has designed an optimized framework for test automation with an innovative extreme automation approach. He has also created templates with best practices for the testing process.

He specializes in Test Automation, Agile Build Automation and DevOps, and currently works as Product Technology Architect in the iCETS Platform and Solutions Unit for IVS.

Anand will blog on Test Automation, Testing Process, Future of Testing, Performance Testing, and Specialized Testing.

Aravind Parameswaran

Senior Project Manager, Infosys Validation solutions

Aravind ParameswaranWith more than 16 years of experience in software development and testing, Aravind Parameswaran functions as a service offering lead for API testing and Service Virtualization in Infosys Validation Solutions unit. He has delivered projects ranging from small to medium application development projects to large technology transformation initiatives in varied roles of developer, tester, project and portfolio manager.

Aravind will blog on specialized areas in quality assurance (QA), such as API testing, Service virtualization and Test Automation.

Arun Mishra

Associate Practice Engagement Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Arun MishraArun has over 12 years of experience in the IT industry. He has program managed a large Quality Assurance (QA) initiative for a leading U.S. bank - responsible for QA transformation from staff augmentation to a managed services model. Arun is responsible for portfolio transition management, program management and pre-sales activities. He is currently handling client management for a large bank.

Arun will blog on Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE), online banking, credit cards, dataware house testing, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), testing, and QA programs.

Chandur Ludhani

Principal Consultant, Infosys Validation Solutions

Chandur LudhaniChandur has spent more than 17 years in industry, including in product development, testing, implementation and support of ERP products. In testing, he has helped clients set up processes around various types of testing services – from manual and automated testing, to establishing testing centers of excellence (TCoEs). He has experience in managing large testing engagements in Retail, Manufacturing and Pharmaceuticals sectors.

Chandur’s blogs discuss questions in the testing space that need very much to be answered – such as how to set up an effective test factory to manage SAP testing, how best to run automated testing, what are the emerging areas in quality assurance (QA) and test automation that companies must focus on.

Debashish Banerjee

Group Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Debashish BanerjeeDebashish has 23 years of IT experience. He has contributed extensively to the QA program management in Banking and Financial Services, Retail and CPG.

Debashish will blog on test process maturity, agile testing, wealth management, Web 2.0, social networking, and multi- channel commerce.

Dinesh Chauhan

Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Dinesh ChauhanDinesh Chauhan has rich experience in the testing realm, including in sales and solution building. He has worked extensively for retail customers. In addition, he helped set up testing centers of excellence (TCoEs) as well as performed test maturity assessments for internal and external clients. His prime focus is on building innovative testing solutions, which are also very cost-friendly.

Dinesh’s conversations are centered on testing-as-as-service, tooling strategy, alliance management, joint solutions, TCoE setup, and test maturity assessment.

Harish Krishnankutty

Senior practice Engagmeent Manager

Harish KrishnankuttyHarish has over 13 years of IT experience. Harish has been a key member of the IVS solutions programs in the Banking and Capital Markets (BCM). He also contributed in the design and implementation of QA as a shared service. He has written for several publications and thought leadership papers in Testing.

Harish will blog on QA/ Testing Centers of Excellence (TCOE), future of testing/ QA, enterprise test automation, and test architecture.

Harish Venkatesh Kulkarni

Delivery Manager, Infosys Validation solution

Harish Venkatesh 

KulkarniHarish has over 15+ years of IT experience. He specializes in end-to-end testing functions such as automation and innovative solutions around core banking transformation.

At Infosys, Harish played a key role in managing a large-scale IP development. He has led the development of numerous solutions around the core banking transformation testing.

Harish will blog on core banking transformation, performance testing, automation testing, and functional testing.

Hemalatha Murugesan

Delivery Manager – Financial Services and Insurance (IVS Specialized Testing), Infosys


MurugesanHemalatha Murugesan has significant experience in setting up and incubating newer testing service lines. This includes establishing service areas like performance testing, test data management, and infrastructure testing. Currently, she manages emerging testing service lines, including SOA/MW. Hemalatha is the author of several thought leadership papers, and has conducted tutorials at leading testing conferences.

Hemalatha’s blogs are themed around emerging service lines.

Kapil Saxena

Delivery Manager, Infosys validation solutions

Kapil SaxenaKapil has over 23 years of IT experience. He has managed the CME practice and Performance Testing unit for IVS and has won accolades for excellence in project management and accounts management. Currently he manages the SAP testing unit and had good experience in this area.

Kapil’s blog will focus on customized solutions for clients by analyzing and understanding their business requirements. He will emphasize on SAP based solutions, testing approach and Infosys POV on S/4HANA testing.

Kumar M.S.S.R.R.M

Associate Vice President, Infosys Validation Solutions


M.S.S.R.R.MKumar is responsible for global delivery of validation services and solutions across Hi-Tech, Manufacturing, Telco/OEM and Resources. He manages critical Client relationships in this space. Prior to this role, Kumar worked extensively with Media & Entertainment and Services clientele.

His area of expertise include Automation, Agile, Combined engineering, Devops, Digital transformation, setting up of TCoEs and transitioning large portfolios.

Kumar joined Infosys in 1998 and has handled multiple roles in Delivery and Client relationship management. He is a postgraduate from Indian School of Business (ISB).

Madhu Tanikella

Senior Technology Architect at Infosys

Madhu TanikellaHe has 15+ years of experience in providing delivery and consulting services in Performance Engineering & Performance Tuning for Enterprise Software systems that fall under client-server, multi-tier (Java/J2EE), SOA, Messaging Middleware architectures, Virtualization and Cloud models and custom-built applications with multiple COTS products. He has specialized expertise in the areas of NFR & SLA Validation, Workload Modeling, Performance Modeling, Bottleneck Identification and Performance Tuning (of Java/J2EE, Oracle DB, TIBCO Business Works and IBM MQ), Capacity Planning, Hardware Assessment and Sizing for distributed software systems. He also has expertise in assessing performance practices in an organization and setting up Performance Engineering CoEs for various clients in different Domains such as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Insurance, Healthcare, Retail etc.

Madhu Tanikella is certified in IBM Cloud Computing Architecture and IBM SOA Solution Designer. He can be reached at madhubabu_t@infosys.com

Madhu writes chiefly on performance engineering & application performance management (APM) topics such as capacity planning, performance modeling, application performance tuning and performance engineering for cloud & upcoming technologies.

Manish Panicker

Associate Practice Engagement Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Manish has over 12 years of IT experience. He specializes in leading transformational QA engagements in the Financial Services space.

He brings together multiple service lines to deliver value and service transformation.

Manish will blog on test automation and its changing landscape, synergies between QA and other service lines, cloud computing, and testing services.

Manish Tandon

Executive Vice President, Head - Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences, Infosys

Manish TandonManish is responsible for overseeing services and solutions for global clients. He manages critical relationships with client executives, industry analysts, deal consultants, and anchors the training and development of key personnel. Manish is responsible for crafting and delivering business and technology solutions, while working with a globally distributed set of associates. Prior to this role, Manish was the Global Delivery Head of IT services for Financial Services and Insurance (FSI), responsible for nearly 35 percent of Infosys revenues. And before FSI, he reinforced the testing business for Infosys, doubling the revenues in just three years. He accomplished this by improving margins, the business mix, as well as the market positioning. Manish has around 22 years of industry experience, including three years as an entrepreneur. Manish has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru.

Manoj Philip Mathen

Senior Technology Architect, Infosys Validation Solutions

Manoj Philip MathenOver the last 13+ years, Manoj Philip Mathen has conceptualized and helped implement several E2E enterprise automation frameworks leveraging next-gen technology. His focus areas include AI, Machine learning , Pattern recognition and leveraging these techniques to uplift the way software testing is done. His key work include AUTUMN – a self-learning, intelligent automation framework that facilitates unattended automation. His clients span across USA, UK, and Australia and are all banking and insurance majors.

An author and speaker at several international forums, Manoj has been the recipient for the prestigious Infosys Award for Excellence 4 years in a row ! (2012-13,2013-14 ,2014-15 and 2015-16).

Manoj will blog about enterprise architecture integration (EAI) validation, AI, Machine Learning, Service virtualization, Test Data Management Lite, and data warehouse validation.

Mayank Jain

Principal Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Mayank JainMayank comes with over 14 years of experience in the information technology (IT) space. In his current role as a Project Test Manager, he manages a large FATCA program for a major US Bank.

Mayank has successfully conducted multiple Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE) maturity assessments. He has designed TCoE and defined roadmaps for large US clients. In addition, he has also managed large accounts and programs for multiple global clients.

Mayank will share his thoughts on TCoE maturity, test data management, and program test management.

Nandakumar Thiruvengadam

Senior Delivery Manager, FS IVS


ThiruvengadamNandakumar Thiruvengadam heads testing delivery for major US clients. He has multi dimensional background in Business, Technology, Sourcing, Consulting, Testing Practice/COE Building. A banking and finance professional, Nandakumar has significant exposure playing leadership roles in all phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC).

Nandakumar’s blogger space is dominated by discussions around the following themes: testing and QA, business analysis and consulting, finance, SDLC process, and banking products.

Naveen Kumar N.

Test Engineer - Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Naveen Kumar N.Naveen has nearly five years of industry experience. Currently, he works as a Performance Tester for Insurance domain.

Naveen specializes in Test Automation and Performance Testing. He has been part of the process recommending Test Automation tools for clients.

At Infosys, Naveen has independently handled Proof of Concepts on Performance Testing and Test Automation for various clients. As a trainer at Infosys’ Testing Academy, he has trained more than 350 employees across various Infosys business units.

Naveen will blog on Test Automation, Performance Testing and Test Management.

Naju D. Mohan

Delivery Manager, Infosys Validation Solutions

Naju D. MohanShe is an accomplished software management professional with an extensive background in software development, testing, building testing solutions and leading large ERP implementations and software testing teams. She has extensive experience in supply chain implementations and has been part of design and implementation of OLTP and Data Warehouse systems. She has in-depth experience in leading solutions team for developing end-end testing platforms, test automation solutions for Data Warehouse, Model Based Testing solutions and Test Data Management. She has written and presented multiple white papers and articles some of which have been published in various media. In her current role, Naju leads the Data Services Testing portfolio for all RCL, ECS and C&P clients at Infosys.

Nilanjan Ghosh

Project Manager, Infosys

Nilanjan GhoshNilanjan Ghosh’s specialty focus is on virtualization, cloud computing and cloud testing. Among other things, he is involved in ideating new testing services and enabling their incubation.

Nilanjan is deeply attached to themes like virtualization, cloud computing, cloud testing and emerging testing services.

Nilotpal Sarma

Senior Technology Architect – Financial Services (IVS- Specialized Services), Infosys

Nilotpal SarmaNilotpal has extensive experience in performance testing and engineering. At Infosys, he has engaged with several key clients from financial services. Some of his notable achievements include strategizing IT systems performance characterization and solution towards improved scalability and performance.

Nilotpal will share his insight on performance testing and engineering.

Pradeep Yadlapati

Associate Vice President, Infosys Validation solutions

Pradeep is the Global Head of Consulting, Marketing, Alliances, and Strategy for Testing Services at Infosys. He has over 18 years of industry experience in strategic consulting, application development, and testing. In addition, Pradeep has cross-functional experience across delivery, sales, marketing, strategy, and operations. Over the last decade, he has helped several customers transform their testing organizations to achieve their strategic imperatives and position quality assurance (QA) at the center of organizational change management. Pradeep has extensive experience working with several banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) customers across the globe.

Pranesh Vasudevarao Jahagirdar

Group Project Manager, Infosys validation solutions

Pranesh has over 17 years of experience in the industry. He currently manages the Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE) for banking projects. He leads large client accounts in the Functional and Automation area of Banking and Wealth.

Pranesh will blog on specialized solutions, testing services, data warehouse, and Managed Services.

Rajneesh Malviya

Delivery Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Rajneesh MalviyaRajneesh heads the testing service delivery division for banking and financial customers worldwide. He has managed large accounts in Europe, which serve as examples of excellence in service delivery. He has over 16 years of IT experience.

Rajneesh will blog on enterprise test management, test optimization and effort reductions.

Ravindra Kambhampati

Senior Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Ravindra KambhampatiRavindra Kambhampati has 15 years of experience in the IT industry, including four years of hands-on experience in Independent Validation and Testing.

As a Senior Project Manager, Ravindra is credited with anchoring several winning proposals in the insurance and healthcare domain.

Ravindra will blog on Mainframes Development, New Concepts in Insurance as well as New Approaches in Testing.

Richard Lay

Principal Consultant, Infosys Validation Solutions (Retail, CPG and Logistics ), Infosys

Richard LayRichard Lay is responsible for leading and building test centers of excellence (COEs) for large retail clients. In the past, Richard led the testing efforts focused on the transformation program of a large home improvement chain.

Richard will write chiefly on testing outsourcing.

Robby Green

Senior Director – Practice Head ANZ

Robby has over 22 years of IT experience. Currently managing and leading the future of testing in the ANZ region for Infosys.

Robby’s blogs will focus on New Engagement Model, articulating the value to the business and future of testing.

Sachin Devalapurkar

Senior Delivery Leader, Infosys validation solutions


DevalapurkarSachin has over 2 decades of IT experience. He manages the delivery of validation services for our client’s in the Utilities vertical. He helps them improve the efficiencies and effectiveness of their testing organization by focusing on extreme automation, reuse, optimizing their investments in tools and test assets, moving towards an agile/DevOps setup, and innovations. Sachin also consults our client’s on identifying and showcasing the business value delivered by the testing organization.

Sachin’s blogs will focus on how to achieve testing efficiencies, factors affecting user experience, innovation, governance and testing tools.

Sachin Wagh

Lead Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Sachin WaghSachin has over nine years of IT experience. He manages the usability and accessibility service line inclusive of User Interface (UI) testing tools, UI analysis, usability and accessibility test execution, UI best practices, design directions, and user experience solutions.

Sachin’s blogs will focus on usability and accessibility testing, usability analysis, user- centered design, factors affecting user experience, and testing tools.

Sarita Abraham

Senior Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Sarita AbrahamIn the course of a 12- year career in IT, Sarita Abraham has led several engineering engagements in diverse domains, including investment management, credit cards, customer relationship management, and supply chain management. She has rich experience in building specialty teams, which are also highly impactful, in the area of automation, data warehouse testing, and testing of service-oriented architecture (SOA). These engagements also required her to participate in various initiatives around quality assurance (QA) transformation and optimization.

Before Infosys, Sarita played multiple roles in product development, testing and support for electronic design automation – in the process, juggling diverse methods and technologies in software development. She has participated in conducting test maturity assessments, designing and setting up automation and performance centers of excellence (CoE), transition management, and quality control (QC) standardization for large QA organizations.

Sarita will blog on upstream defect prevention, business value of testing, TCoE, and test data management and metrics.

Shishank Gupta

Delivery Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Shishank GuptaShishank has over 13 years of experience in the IT industry. He is currently responsible for project delivery for Independent Validation and Testing Services, Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), and Logistics for customers worldwide. Shishank is one of the founding members of the Validation and Testing Services practice at Infosys. He has played a responsible role in the formation of IVS Academy.

Shishank will blog on test data management, test automation, test optimization, and test program management. Special focus will be on training in Quality Assurance (QA) and business value of testing.

Sreeja Unnikrishnan

Group Project Manager, Infosys Validation Solutions

Sreeja UnnikrishnanSreeja has over 14 years of IT experience across QA service delivery, solution development and implementation, test consulting, and presales. In her current role at Infosys, she manages the API testing and Service Virtualization portfolio for global customers across Cards and Payments (CP), Healthcare, Insurance & Life sciences (HILIFE) and Manufacturing, Retail, CPG and Logistics (MRCL) industry segments. She is responsible for portfolio management, growth and cost optimization through innovation, on-time and quality project delivery, pre-sales and proposals, people and competency development.

Her blogs will focus on enterprise test automation, SOA/API testing, service virtualization, test process improvements, emerging trends, and innovation in testing.

Tadimeti Srinivasan

Delivery Manager, Infosys Validation Solutions


TadimetiSrinivasan is a senior business leader in the IT industry with close to two decades of experience. He is currently leading the IoT validation practice at Infosys Validation Solution (IVS) unit. In his current role, he is responsible for defining validation strategy, providing innovative solutions and enabling the delivery units to effectively address client’s requirements in IoT space.

Over last two decades his field of work has been on the delivery leadership of embedded device, mobility and IoT software development and validation. He has extensive experience in building wide range of embedded products including point of sales devices, mobile and smart phone devices, machine to machine and connected devices, real-time embedded systems, home security devices, automotive infotainment devices and medical devices. He is passionate about building innovative capabilities, solutions and drive greater value to the client.

Stephen Sanjay D. E.

Delivery Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Stephen has over 15 years of IT experience. He currently heads IVS – Tools, IP and Service offerings (TIPS) unit, specializing in testing solutions and COEs such as Automation Testing, Performance Testing, Data Warehouse Testing (DWT), and Test Data Management.

He has successfully ideated and managed organization-wide testing solutions. He founded test- related forums and local chapters that inculcate in-depth testing knowledge. He co-created and delivered multiple tools that created value improved testing efficiency.

Stephen will blog on automation testing, reuse in testing, test data management, risk-based testing, and leveraging cloud for test efficiencies.

Subramani Dharmar

Test Analyst, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Subramani DharmarSubramani Dharmar’s attention is centered chiefly on Agile Testing and testing applications based on the software as a service (SaaS) model.

He has presented several research papers, including on customer-centric retailing and rewiring.

Subramani devotes his blogger space to topics he is familiar with – such as SaaS testing, Agile testing, Ariba, Clarity, SAP, and Fieldglass.

Surya Prakash G

Delivery Manager, Infosys Validation Solutions

Surya Prakash GSurya Prakash has more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry and he manages the Specialized Data testing services for all financial services clients in North America region. One of his primary responsibilities includes managing Centre of excellence on Data testing services which includes Big data and Master Data Management. Surya focuses on providing innovative and relevant solutions to the challenges faced by clients.

Surya Prakash will blog on Test management and Data Testing focused solutions which address typical challenges faced by QA teams.

Vasudeva Naidu

Practice Engagement Manager, Infosys Validation solutions

Vasudeva NaiduVasudeva has more than 13 years of experience in defining and implementing testing improvement programs and Testing Centers of Excellence. He is responsible for sales and customer relationship management at insurance and healthcare companies.

Vasudeva will blog on TCOE, test data management, data migration testing, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and testing process/ methodology.

Venkatesh Iyengar

Group practice Engagement Manger, Inofosys Validation solutions

20+ years of Experience.16+ years in Infosys Testing and Transformation Management .Has a Patent for Testing Organization Maturity assessment methodology.Led multiple TCoE transformations for clients across industry verticals in US and Europe.

Led the development of Infosys Testing solution for Continuous software delivery.Currently leading the next generation Quality Engineering solution development along with responsibility for leading testing services for clients in Americas Venkatesh will blog on setting up managed testing services, QA transformation, reducing total cost of ownership by optimizing testing, new engagement models, and testing on cloud infrastructure.

Vinayak P Hegde

AVP and Delivery Head

Vinayak HegdeVinayak is a rank holder in engineering and has over 22 years of cross country cross platform experience. He has demonstrated his abilities in stakeholders management, developing Strategies and implementation of various initiatives and programs. His core strength lies in building successful talent pool and leadership.

Vinayak will blog on domain-based testing solutions in the IHL space by addressing challenges faced by QA directors.