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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.


Amit Kumar

Business Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Amit KumarAmit has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry. At Infosys, he is responsible for managing engagements with clients in the Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) industries. His prior experience includes handing client engagements for the Banking and Capital Markets (BCM) practice. Amit has extensive experience in sales and engagement management, strategic program management, pre-sales, and consulting.

Amit will blog on testing automation as a strategic imperative.

Anand Tambey

Technology Architect, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Anand TambeyAnand has 12 years of experience in the IT industry. He has presented a paper on optimizing test automation and was awarded with an award for excellence in 2010. Anand has designed templates with best practices for testing process, and also designed an innovative and optimized framework for test automation.

He specializes in test automation, build automation and performance testing, and currently works as Technology Architect in the Specialized Testing and Solution unit.

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


Aravind Parameswaran

Senior Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Aravind ParameswaranWith more than 12 years of experience in software development and testing, Aravind Parameswaran functions as a service lead for SOA testing in the retail, CPG, logistics and life sciences unit. He has delivered projects ranging from desktop application development to large SOA implementations in varied roles of developer, tester and project manager.

Aravind will blog on specialized areas in quality assurance (QA), such as SOA testing, service virtualization, data warehouse testing, and test data management.


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, RCL – Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Chandur LudhaniChandur has spent more than 15 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).

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.


Gaurish Hattangadi

Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services (IVS), Infosys

Gaurish has about eight years of experience in the IT industry. He is currently responsible for Research and Development (R&D) of IVS’ Service- Oriented Architecture (SOA) testing services. This includes providing service virtualization and SOA testing solutions to customers, as well as developing ACCORD (Middleware Testing Solution).

He has developed and enhanced SOA testing service offering at Infosys, and developed solution approaches for several large testing programs.

Gaurish will blog on SOA testing, service virtualization and enterprise test automation.


Harish Krishnankutty

Group Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Harish KrishnankuttyHarish has over 13 years of IT experience. He is currently responsible for research and development of IVS service offerings, focusing on specialized testing disciplines such as SOA Testing, Data Validation, Security Testing, and User Experience Testing.

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

Group Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Harish Venkatesh 

KulkarniHarish has over 13 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

Hemalatha 

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, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Kapil SaxenaKapil has over 16 years of IT experience. He manages the CME practice and Performance Testing unit for IVS and has won accolades for excellence in project management and accounts management.

Kapil’s blog will focus on customized solutions for clients by analyzing and understanding their business requirements. He will emphasize on how ‘One size fits all’ does not apply in the testing scenario.


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

Group Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Kumar M.S.S.R.R.MKumar specializes in Digital Asset Management. He is responsible for ensuring delivery of testing services to clients belonging to the manufacturing industry. He has 14 years of IT experience.

Kumar is involved in client relationship management, portfolio transition management, program management, pre-sales activities and consulting.

Kumar will blog on the emerging areas in testing.


Madhu Tanikella

Senior Technology Architect, FSI – Specialized Services Delivery Unit, Infosys

Madhu TanikellaMadhu Tanikella has more than 11 years of experience in IT industry, providing performance engineering and high performance tuning solutions for systems ranging from client / server to multi-tier and SOA-based architecture. He has hands-on experience in the following areas: performance engineering, performance tuning, scalability and capacity assessment, architecture and design assessment for performance, workload modeling, performance modeling, as well as capacity planning and hardware sizing of IT systems.

Madhu writes chiefly on performance engineering and application performance management (APM), capacity planning, performance modeling, and capacity planning and performance for cloud applications.

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

Senior Vice President, Head of Life Sciences, Member, Executive Council, Infosys

Manish TandonManish Tandon is Senior Vice President and Head of the Life Sciences vertical at Infosys. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing services and solutions for global clients. He manages critical relationships with client executives, industry analysts, and deal consultants, as well as anchoring the training and development of key personnel. He is responsible for crafting and delivering business and technology solutions while working with a globally distributed set of associates. Manish is a Member of the Executive Council.

Prior to this role, Manish was Global Delivery Head of IT services for the Financial Services and Insurance (FSI) unit, responsible for nearly 35 percent of Infosys revenues. Prior to his stint with FSI, he reinforced the testing business for Infosys, doubling revenues in three years. He accomplished this by improving margins, business mix and market positioning. Manish has around 22 years of industry experience, including three years of entrepreneurial experience.

Manish joined Infosys in 1996 and has performed multiple roles in business unit management, delivery management, sales and client relationship management. His contributions have been recognized internally in the areas of sales and account management, customer satisfaction and people development.

Manish has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK), and a postgraduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB).


Manoj Philip Mathen

Senior Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Manoj Philip MathenOver the last ten years, Manoj Philip Mathen has conceptualized and helped implement service-oriented architecture (SOA) testing and middleware validation centers of excellence (CoEs). His clients span across USA, UK, and Australia and are all banking and insurance majors.

An author and speaker at several international forums, Manoj was also one of the recipients of the Award for Excellence in 2012.

Manoj will blog about enterprise architecture integration (EAI) validation, SOA testing, service virtualization, Test Data Management Lite, and data warehouse validation.


Mustafa Haji

Group Project Manager, Financial Services and Insurance, Independent Validation Services, Infosys

Mustafa HajiMustafa has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked extensively with financial services customers in development and testing. Mustafa has led a large multi-year Quality Assurance (QA) program for a Switzerland-based global investment bank. This program has benefited the client from a cost, quality, time, and value-add perspective.

Currently as Group Project Manager, he is the delivery owner of a large QA program for a Swiss based global investment bank.

Mustafa will blog on Validation services, IP Solutions, Metrics, Managed Services, Test/ Environment Management, and Test Data Management.


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

Industry Principal Consultant, CORPIVS, Infosys

Nandakumar 

ThiruvengadamNandakumar Thiruvengadam heads Test Consulting, Services and Solutions at the Infosys Testing Practice. He is responsible for analyzing industry trends, defining the strategy and roadmap for CORPIVS (to enhance / develop new IPs), and building test consulting capabilities. A banking and finance professional, Nandakumar has significant exposure to 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

Group Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Naju D. MohanNaju has 15 years of industry experience. She has managed Intellectual Property (IP), solutions development and has also synthesized promising testing solutions. Besides, Naju has championed emerging testing services and provided testing recommendations to clients.

Currently as a Group Project Manager at Infosys, she specializes in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) testing, Data Warehouse (DW) testing, usability and accessibility testing and test data management for Retail, CPG, Logistics and Life Sciences (RCL) clients.

Naju will blog on Independent Validation, Metrics, Test Data, and Specialized Testing.


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 and Insurance (IVS- Specialized Testing), Infosys

Nilotpal SarmaNilotpal has extensive experience of more than 14 years in the IT industry. Over the last six years at Infosys, he has engaged with several 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

Delivery Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Solutions, Infosys

Pradeep has over 12 years of experience in the IT domain. He has expertise in Project Management, IT Consulting, Outsourcing, and Systems Design and Development.

Pradeep manages testing projects for marquee customers in Banking and Capital Markets (BCM) space. He has presented a paper on testing challenges in Option Symbology in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)-specific STeP-IN theme conference.

Pradeep will blog on Test Centre of Excellence, Risk-based Testing and Automation.


Pranesh Vasudevarao Jahagirdar

Senior Test Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Pranesh has over 10 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 BCM.

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


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

Test Account Manager, Independent Validation Services (Retail), 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

Business Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services -CSG, EMEA, Infosys

Robby has 16 years of IT experience. He currently holds the Insurance, Healthcare and Life Sciences (IHL) and Manufacturing portfolio in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He has been instrumental in growing the portfolio revenue by over 500%.

Robby’s blogs will focus on end-to-end testing, automation, performance, New Engagement Model (NEM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and business development.


Sachin Devalapurkar

Delivery Manager, FSI – Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Sachin 

DevalapurkarSachin Devalapurkar takes care of managed development, package implementation and testing engagements for multiple clients. With focus on innovation and quality, he helps clients reduce testing costs and improve quality, while also enabling them demonstrate the value they deliver to the business.

Sachin will blog on how to articulate business value from testing engagements, emerging areas in quality assurance (QA), and around his experiences from various client engagements.


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.


Sailesh Chandrasekaran

Senior Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Sailesh 

ChandrasekaranSailesh has six years of industry experience. He has been a consultant and has helped in establishing a Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE), for a large retail organization. Previously, Sailesh was handling the lead generation and pre-sales effort at an independent testing organization.

Currently, as a Test Process Senior Consultant, he specializes in TCoE, pre-sales, manual testing, and service delivery setup.

Sailesh will blog on Independent Testing, Metrics and Business Value Articulation (BVA).

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

Senior Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Sreeja UnnikrishnanSreeja has more than 11 years of IT experience across QA service delivery, solution development and implementation, test consulting, and presales. She currently manages the service-oriented architecture (SOA) testing engagements for multiple banking and financial services (BFS) customers. In her current role, she is responsible for successful project delivery, growth and cost optimization for existing clients, and sales / pre-sales efforts for new prospects.

Her blogs will focus on enterprise test automation, test process improvements, emerging services, and innovation in testing.


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.


Sunil Kumar

Test Analyst, FSI – Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Sunil kumarSunil Kumar has worked extensively with diverse clients across US, Europe and Australia on large and complex testing programs. He has effectively implemented frameworks for early life cycle validation, as well as helped deliver measurable cost benefits for the client. His white paper ‘Leveraging Excel Macros for generating test cases’ was selected for publishing at the 10th Annual International Software Testing Conference (STC), India, 2010.

Life cycle validations and data warehouse testing represent the focal points of his writing.


Surya Prakash G

Group Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Surya Prakash GSurya Prakash has more than 13 years of experience in the IT industry. One of his primary responsibilities includes managing a Test Centre of Excellence for a leading European Bank. Surya focuses on providing innovative and relevant solutions to the challenges faced by clients'.

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


Vasudeva Naidu

Engagement Manager – Insurance & Healthcare, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Vasudeva NaiduVasudeva handles sales and client relationship management for several Insurance and Healthcare clients. With over 13 years of experience, he has helped companies define and implement testing efficiency improvement programs and has successfully deployed TCOEs. Vasudeva’s key professional achievements include growing and managing large testing teams with team sizes exceeding 400 people. He has implemented several testing thought leadership initiatives over the years.

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


Venkatesh Iyengar

Group Engagement Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Venkatesh leads business development and client relationship for testing services addressing Retail industry in Canada and South America.

With 17 years of experience, he has set up several shared testing centers. He has also developed long- lasting testing services contracts and is involved in developing new engagement models.

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 Hegde

Delivery Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Vinayak HegdeVinayak has 17 years of experience in the IT domain. He provides QA directors quality and faster time-to-market solutions at lower cost.

His consistent value addition to Insurance, Healthcare and Life sciences (IHL) clients has propelled his team in achieving the highest customer satisfaction rates.

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