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StarWest 2013

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Event details

Date: September 29 – October 4, 2013
Venue: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA, US
Speakers: Colleen Kirtland, Quality Manager, The Capital Group
Harish Krishnankutty, Industry Principal – Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys

Event overview

StarWest 2013 is a premier testing conference for IT professionals in America. The event provides an excellent opportunity to connect and network with peers from the world of IT testing.

Connect with Infosys
At the event, Infosys will host a session on – 'Swimming with the salmon: Lessons in moving quality upstream'.

Who should attend?
Decision-makers and specialists – including testers, engineers, researchers and quality assurance (QA) managers from different industries

Session details

Topic: Swimming with the salmon: Lessons in moving quality upstream
Date: October 3, 2013
Time: 13.30 – 14.30 PDT
Venue: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA, US
Speaker: Colleen Kirtland, Quality Manager, The Capital Group
Harish Krishnankutty, Industry Principal – Independent Validation and Testing Services (IVS), Infosys

Session description
Join QA experts from The Capital Group and Infosys as they share their stories of success and challenges in enabling consistent enterprise quality at every stage of the software development life cycle (SDLC).

The speakers will share key factors that led to the success of the program including:

  • Flexible processes; running the program itself in an agile manner
  • Tailoring processes to suit SDLC methodology
  • Focusing on teams (people engagement) and capability building
  • Partnering with other organizational functions
  • Articulating the business value of the change
  • Focusing on managing organizational change

Speaker profiles

Colleen Kirtland, Quality Manager, The Capital Group

Colleen Kirtland has a passion for the QA function, having led the organization through significant change. Her experience as a program manager for a multi-million dollar transformation program in enterprise QA is sure to provide a useful perspective to QA professionals who spend sleepless nights trying to solve similar problems.

Harish Krishnankutty, Industry Principal – Independent Validation and Testing Services (IVS), Infosys

Harish Krishnankutty is an Industry Principal at Infosys and leads the QA consulting practice. He works with organizations in QA strategy and transformation. He partners with QA change leaders in leading their organizations through transformational change in QA. As a program consultant, Harish has been instrumental in designing QA capabilities and defining the implementation roadmap.

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