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QUEST 2013 testing conference

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Event details

Date: April 15 – 19, 2013

Venue: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Downtown Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Speakers: Allyson Rippon, Executive Global IT Manager, UBS

Kiruba Shankar Vijayaraghavan, Principal Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Richard Lay, Principal Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Event overview

QUEST 2013 is a premier testing conference for IT professionals in Americas. The event provides an excellent platform for everyone involved in IT testing to connect and network.

Connect with Infosys

At the event, Infosys will present the following sessions:

  • The Standardization Journey: How to Centralize Your Testing Standards
  • Testing Outsourcing Challenges: Views from Both Sides

Who should attend?

Decision makers and specialists – including testers, engineers, researchers and QA managers from different industries

Session details 1

Topic: The standardization journey: How to centralize your testing standards

Date: April 18, 2013

Time: 11.00 – 12.00 CST

Speakers: Allyson Rippon, Executive Global IT Manager, UBS

Kiruba Shankar Vijayaraghavan, Principal Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Session description

It is a well-established fact that QA teams are delivering significant value to the business. In regulated environments such as financial services, internal IT risk teams are focusing on ensuring QA teams are compliant to internal controls aimed at meeting external compliance rules. At the same time, the stakeholders are expecting QA teams to deliver to a consistent standard, irrespective of delivery process or technology.

In this session, QA experts from UBS and Infosys share their experiences of establishing a standard for testing activities across the organization. They also discuss how to execute a cost- and time-effective independent assessment to internally baseline the adherence of QA teams to the testing standard. The session will focus on how the speakers:

  • Improved the brand image of testing within the organization
  • Quantified the assessment responses to reduce ambiguity
  • Adopted statistical analysis to accommodate for sampling errors during the assessment
  • Methodically identified remediation actions
Session details 2

Topic: Testing outsourcing challenges: Views from both sides

Date: April 18, 2013

Time: 15.00 – 16.00 CST

Speakers: Richard Lay, Principal Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Session description

In today’s business scenario, organizations tend to grab the first opportunity they get to outsource the testing function with the expectations of significant cost savings, reduced cycle times, and higher quality. In this presentation, Richard discusses ways to address these expectations by providing outsourcing observations and recommendations from both the client’s and the outsourcing partner’s perspectives. This session will provide you with the lessons learned from past experiences and help you avoid or, at least, be better prepared for testing outsourcing challenges.

Speaker profiles

Allyson Rippon

Allyson Rippon, Executive Global IT Manager, UBS

Allyson Rippon has more than 27 years of experience in leading transformational strategies in QA, service delivery and production support. She is best known for building large QA organizations from ground up in both the financial and medical industries. She is currently the Head of QA as well as sponsor for the Employee Council and Graduate Training Program for the Wealth Management Americas division of UBS.

Kiruba Shankar Vijayaraghavan

Kiruba Shankar Vijayaraghavan, Principal Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Kiruba Shankar Vijayaraghavan has more than 13 years of IT testing experience across industry verticals and technology. He specializes in assessment and implementation of Test Center of Excellence, and program management of testing for large implementations.

Richard Lay

Richard Lay, Principal Consultant, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Richard Lay is an IT leader with senior-level expertise in quality assurance, testing, software process improvement, vendor management, application development, package implementation and architecture. He has worked in highly “matrixed” and collaborative environments. Vision and leadership have led him to consistent successes in using the IT role to help align with business partners and foster future growth. Richard is known for his ability to consistently deliver high risk / visibility projects on time and under budget – with a high level of quality.

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