HP Discover 2014

Event details | Event overview | Session details | Speaker profiles

Event details

Date: December 2 – 4, 2014
Venue: Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona 08908, Spain
Booth number: 402

Event overview

Infosys is a Gold sponsor at HP Discover 2014, the premier event for HP customers and partners such as HP Software Universe alumni, HP Technology Forum, and HP Technology@Work. It will showcase the complete portfolio of enterprise solutions from HP and its partners. Over 11,000 decision makers, who spend millions of dollars in IT every year, will attend the event to explore innovations that will shape their IT in the next decade.

As a Gold sponsor, Infosys in collaboration with HP, will showcase its:

  • Digital Assurance solution: Infosys Digital Assurance solution addresses the multifaceted needs of testing digital transformations. This solution certifies digital transformations by testing across the digital value chain – digital marketing, Web portals, Web content, digital assets management, Web analytics; and the digital ecosystem – cloud, mobility, big data, and connected devices. It leverages our vast experience in the digital domain in the form of reusable test assets and in-house suite of testing tools and accelerators. The solution brings customer centricity and agility to the assurance approach, which results in improved customer satisfactions and increased business for our clients.

  • Infosys IT Management-as-a-Service solution: A comprehensive IT management solution that offers a unified platform to manage IT functions such as strategy, engineering, operations, and analytics. It can manage both cloud-based and legacy workloads at the same time within the same IT management stack. It provides a standard IT management landscape with pre-defined policies as well as controls and reports, thereby reducing complexities and increasing business value. The solution also leverages best-of-the-breed tools from HP software and Infosys experience in managing large-scale IT landscapes.

  • Infosys Automate solution: An award winning infrastructure lifecycle automation solution for automating infrastructure environment management and operations lifecycle. It offers single-click provisioning and cloning, compliance to pre-determined standards, rapid application and database deployment, and seamless infrastructure operations management—all through a web-based interface. The key foundation of this solution is our internal knowledge base of reusable infrastructure management workflows, procedures, scripts, as well as automation implementations, methodologies, and accelerators. The Infosys Automate solution provides significant improvements in service quality and availability with the much-needed agility in infrastructure service delivery.

  • Test Life Cycle Automation solution: Infosys Test Automation solution brings together the diverse aspects of software testing – tools, processes, best practices, frameworks, and knowledge – offering a common computing platform to support our testing methods. The solution enables the key shifts that QA has to go through in order to make this journey. It provides the business with the shift required to bring about a critical reduction in time between development and deployment.

Session details

Breakout session 1:
Date: December 3, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM –1:30 PM CET
Venue: Room D05, Hall 8.0
Topic: Navigating Digital Transformations – Assuring Customer Centricity
Shishank Gupta, Associate Vice President, Infosys
Mahesh Venkataraman, Associate Vice President, Infosys

Session description
Emerging new-age digital technologies are creating opportunities for entrants, threatening the turf that established companies have always enjoyed. To sustain competitive advantage in this digital age, organizations have to ensure progress with velocity, be ‘first time right’, and have customers at the heart of every decision. This needs continuous assurance and focus on customer sentiments, something that has never been a focus for traditional QA. Digital transformation encompasses the three dimensions of customer experience, operating model, and business model. Assuring the product readiness of such a program has unique challenges:

  • Do the transformations affected in the operating model and business model stay aligned to customer centricity?
  • Are the interface points in digital architecture adequately tested to stand the new rigor of functionality, security, and performance?
  • How can data be used for analytics-driven decision-making and transformation be future-proofed to assure competitive advantage?

Breakout session 2:
Date: December 3, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CET
Venue: Room B02, Hall 8.0
Topic: Reimagining IT Management in a Hybrid Future
Speaker: Rahul M Joshi, Industry Principal, Infosys

Session description
As the world moves towards hybrid computing, enterprises face several challenges in managing diverse IT systems and delivering on-demand services. In this session, you will learn how to enhance your IT management maturity with the Infosys Management-as-a-Service platform. You will find how HP and Infosys have simplified and provided an integrated solution for managing the enterprise workloads of today and tomorrow.

Speaker profiles

Mahesh Venkataraman

Mahesh Venkataraman
Associate Vice President, Independent Validation Services, Infosys

Mahesh has over 25 years of industry experience, a decade of which was spent in the Testing area. During this time, he assumed multiple leadership roles and was associated with many business service innovation initiatives. He played a significant role in building testing organizations during a time when the market for testing, as an independent service, was yet to mature.

In his capacity as Head of Innovation and Alliances, Mahesh leads key initiatives like service productization, study and research in evolution of testing services, and partnership initiatives that yield significant improvements in business value of testing. As Head of delivery, he leads key competency programs and customer value initiatives. He also successfully led and managed the transition and delivery of large customer transformational testing programs that were governed by stringent SLAs.

Rahul Madhusudan Joshi

Rahul Madhusudan Joshi
Industry Principal, Infrastructure Services, Infosys

Rahul Madhusudan Joshi has spent 15+ years in the Infrastructure Management Services unit at Infosys.

As an Industry Principal, he is responsible for developing solutions for emerging services, infrastructure transformation, and cloud services within the company. He is the author of several articles on infrastructure management, and has filed for two patents in this area.

Shishank Gupta

Shishank Gupta
Associate Vice President, Independent Validation Services, Infosys

Shishank is one of the founding members of the Independent Testing business unit at Infosys, and has contributed significantly towards setting up the service. In his current role as Head of the testing service line, he is responsible for service innovation, competency development, alliances and partnership development, and analyst interactions. He holds a patent for his ‘Test unit estimation’ model, an industry-first in sizing testing effort.

Shishank has been involved in several academic and industry forums, and has delivered talks ranging from optimizing testing effort, to creating a learning culture in the organization and delivering business value through testing. He has also presented papers at the International HR Conference, Amsterdam; and PMI EMEA Congress, Budapest. His article on ‘Maximizing your Investments in e-Commerce’ was published in the RIS business journal, and an article titled ‘Business value of testing’ in Risk-UK.

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