Speakers

Pradeep G - CTO Pradeep G,
CTO, Cigniti

Pradeep G is the Chief Technology Officer at Cigniti. Pradeep is an industry thought leader in software testing with 15+ years of extensive experience. He possesses unique expertise in Quality Engineering and has set up a number of Testing Centers of Excellence around test management, automation, digital commerce, mobility, SOA and functional testing. He has done extensive business development while driving offerings in the areas of Mobility, Digital Commerce, SOA, and Automation. He established more than twenty 500-member teams. He was a keynote speaker in several conferences, published several whitepapers and won many awards & accolades for the tools and best practices that he developed.

Key note session and Panel moderation

Key note session speaker - Theresa Lanowitz Theresa Lanowitz,
Founder & Principal Analyst. voke inc.

Theresa Lanowitz, Founder of voke, inc., is recognized worldwide as a strategic thinker and influencer in application life-cycle, virtualization, cloud computing and convergence markets. Theresa has been associated with some of the most breakthrough technology and products.

From I999 to 2006, Theresa was a Research Analyst with Gartner where she pioneered the application quality ecosystem, championed the application security space, and consistently identified new and emerging companies to watch. Also, Theresa was the founder, creator and chairperson of the highly successful Application Development Conference at Gartner. Theresa was the lead industry analyst for billion dollar plus enterprise software companies such as Mercury and Compuware.

Theresa's professional career began with McDonnell Douglas where she worked on the C-I7 transport plane. At Borland Software, Theresa shipped the Java development tool JBuilder. While at Sun Microsystems, she was responsible for the strategic marketing of the Jini project. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Panelists

Ranjini Shridhar

As an experienced software quality management & testing leader, Ranjini Shridhar, has built and managed enterprise-wide testing programs for Financial Services and IT companies across the globe. As a Senior Vice President - Quality Engineering for organizations like MUFG Union Bank, Prudential Financial and SunGard, she successfully established a number of Testing Centers of Excellence. Her experience spans Software Testing, Test Automation, Continuous Integration Testing, Test Process Improvement, and M&A Testing.

Alice Dungey

Alice Dungey is a technology leader with 15 years of rich consulting experience. Her core abilities include quality assurance, process engineering, testing and implementation. She is currently part of Quality Management Group in Southwest Airlines. She worked as a Technology Change Manager, also as a Strategic Testing Executive at several Financial Services and Communications companies for large scale mergers, acquisitions and transformations. She successfully built and transformed testing teams into testing organizations with enhanced QA capabilities.

Mark Clemens

Mark Clemens is Vice President - Quality Engineering at Moody's. He has 20+ years of extensive experience in the software quality assurance across a wide range of industries - Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Insurance and Finance. Mark has led many QA organizations in addressing evolving needs and expectations regarding effective and sustainable QA practices. He successfully implemented sustainable and targeted test automation in many companies. His quality assurance approach to international quality standards and regulations like GMP, GCP, SOX, etc. has been well acclaimed in the industry.

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper is the Chief Quality Officer and Vice President of Enterprise Quality Assurance and Testing for W3 LLC companies, Healthcare IT Leaders, Run Consulting, and Run Mobile. Michael is a leader in the fields of quality assurance (QA), software testing, and process improvement. Michael brings more than 16 years of hands-on QA and Testing leadership experience. Prior to joining W3, Michael was the World Wide QA and Testing Evangelist with HP Software. Before joining HP, Michael was Head of Enterprise Quality Management (EQM) at T-Mobile USA, reporting directly to the CIO; he led a team of more than 400 QA professionals. Michael held Senior QA and Testing leadership positions at FICO., Inovis and Equifax.

He previously served as the President of AQAA; and actively participates in the QA community blogging, mentoring, coaching, and speaking at conferences around the globe. Michael graduated with honors from the University of Florida, earned a MBA from Georgia State University; he is also a Certified Scrum Master. Michael lives in Dunwoody, GA, with his wife, three children, and two dogs.

Recognitions include the 2011 HP Software Award of Excellence Americas - People's Choice, the 2009 HP Software Award of Excellence for IT Transformation, T-Mobile CIO Award, and the Quality Leadership Executive of the Year Award in 2006.

Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson is the Vice President of Quality Assurance at Alfa Insurance. He is responsible for building a QA organization from the ground up. Ron is currently partnering with Cigniti to establish a Testing Center of Excellence. Alfa is currently in a multi-year transformational program which will result in leveraging Guidewire to modernize IT systems. He is also responsible for Configuration Management and leading the organization towards implementing DevOps. Ron firmly believes in motivating and inspiring his team to drive process improvements and reduce costs through automation.

Ron has more than 18 years of experience, including extensive experience within Quality Assurance management. His expertise includes helping stand up Quality Assurance organizations from the ground up and implementation of best practices to achieve the highest results of quality possible. Ron set the standard for conversions and successfully been involved transformational programs which resulted in consolidation of 8 million customers into CenturyLink's billing platform. His career also includes a wide variety of experience in additional sectors including healthcare, insurance, government, and finance. Ron has previously worked in companies which include: CenturyLink, EDS, CACI, and SAIC.

Ron established a test automation team at CenturyLink and has produced ROI numbers that are unmatched within the industry. His constant drive to improve test automation resulted in 95% test automation execution. In addition, during his time at CenturyLink, Ron established an enterprise performance team which resulted in no performance outages in production due to a code or data conversion migration.

As a federal contractor working with CACI in Montgomery, Alabama, Ron held a top secret security clearance. He worked as a Quality Assurance Manager with the United States Air Force on a budget system.

Ron firmly believes education is a critical aspect of personal development. He has an EMBA from Louisiana Tech University, a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems from University of South Carolina.

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