This summit is organized by STeP-IN Forum, one of the largest not-for-profit forums for Software Testing professionals.
The conference theme is ‘Next Generation Testing Learning from the past; Preparing for the future’. The highlight will be a keynote by eminent Software Testing authority, Lee Copeland. Lee has held numerous positions in applications development, software testing, and software development process improvement areas. He is also a consultant with Software Quality Engineering, USA (SQE) and the author of “A Practitioner’s Guide to Software Test Design”, a compendium of the most effective methods of test case design. Other panelists bring industry flavor and their rich experience to this Summit.
This summit is well-timed with the tremendous opportunities that market forces are driving for Testing, in new technology areas covering mobility, cloud, social platforms and analytics. Customers want instant access to information and products, a seamless and better customer experience in all their transactions. Testing is the backbone enabling all these front-end user applications, and customer expectations are driving enterprises to rethink customer experience with these technologies.
This year’s summit theme focuses on the new paradigms in software testing and the growth of this discipline over the last two decades, covering an audience of freshers in testing on day 1 to the seasoned professional on subsequent days. Four different events have been planned to ensure that there is maximum take-away to address different needs for all levels of professionals.
A NASSCOM report has pegged the worldwide software testing outsourcing market to grow from $30 billion in 2010 to $50 Billion in 2020. India is expected to be the biggest beneficiary of this growth. In a first of its kind survey in India jointly by Dataquest and STeP-IN (stepinforum.org), it was found that testing in India is one of the key revenue generators for IT service organizations. More than 80% respondents reported full-time or dedicated testers for 70% or more of test activities.
Other eminent speakers at the software testing summit are, Sashi Reddi, VP & GM, Big Data and Analytics, CSC who will be addressing the topic of 'The next big wave in Software Testing'; Keith Klain, Head of Global Test Center, Barclays who will be speaking on ‘Creating Dissonance Overcoming Organizational Bias towards the Value of Software Testing’. Srinivasan Desikan, worldwide portfolio, offering and capability management Testing & Quality Assurance, HP Enterprise Services will talk about,'Trends in Testing Synergizing Developers, Testers, Customers and End-Users'. Several other speakers of repute will address interesting trends in the industry