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Oracle, Capgemini and QA Infotech win at QAI's Software Testing
ramandeepkaur | 05 Dec 2011

Choosing from a record breaking number of 450 author intent forms, QAI has announced the results of much anticipated Software Testing Leadership Awards 2011 at a gala ceremony in Bangalore.

ONE OF the Worlds’s leading workforce development and consulting firm, QAI (www.qaiglobal.com), announced the much awaited Software Testing Leadership Awards 2011 at the 11th Annual Software Testing Conference (STC) 2010, at a gala awards ceremony held in the Le Meridien today. Mr. Arumilli Anand and Mr. Srikanth Tangirala from Oracle India Pvt.Ltd emerged as the winners for their paper titled “Test Design Technique Using Mind Maps”. Mr. Anilkumar Pillai, Mr. Ashay Kubal and Mr. Manjunath Bagalkote, from Capgemini were chosen as the first runners-up for their paper titled “Enterprise Mobility: A Unique Testing Perspective”. The second runner-up spot was awarded to Ms. Himani Bhardwaj from QA Info Tech for her paper “Accessibility Testing : ACCESS TO EVERYONE”.


For the awards this year, a record breaking number of 450+ author intent forms from over 150 organizations were received, which is the all-time highest received for any conference conducted in the past 10 years in India. After preliminary screening, a total of 30 members were invited to present their papers at the conference. In all 100 organizations were represented for the regional rounds, hosted in six cities in India – Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, and New Delhi. The Jury panel consisted of 22 eminent leaders from Cognizant, QA Info Tech, CGI, Deloitte, Capgemini, Last Mile Consultants and App Labs among others.


Mr. Arumilli Anand and Mr. Srikanth Tangirala from Orcale, on winning the award commented: “We are really delighted on winning this prestigious Testing Leadership Award, this year. Mind Map is a thinking tool that helps generate ideas by imagination and association. It harnesses the full range of cortical skills - word, image, color and spatial awareness - in a single, uniquely powerful manner. This paper demonstrates how a tester can use mind maps for designing test cases.”


Commenting on the overwhelming success of STC 2011, Mr. Navyug Mohnot, CEO, QAI said: “To ensure results in a sustained manner at all levels and at all times, excellent organizations continuously learn, both from their own activities and performance as well as from that of others. What is really needed is a neutral industry platform for exchanging, sharing and learning from each other to ensure that the ecosystem thrives well. Recognizing this challenge, the International Software Testing Conference was created as a unique forum for exchanging, learning and accelerating the implementation of best practices in the domain of Software Testing. Designed as an extremely powerful forum for sharing best practices, the conference provides a platform for practicing professionals, academia, tool vendors and consulting organizations from the software industry to come together, network, share and exchange ideas, insights and perspectives for mutual benefit.”


STC 2011 was organized in association with the Edista Testing Institute (ETI). Eleventh in the series, STC 2011 included four specific tracks focusing on Business Leadership, Test Program Management (Test Management, Team Management, and Test Estimation etc.), Techniques and Tools and Emerging Areas.


Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Pradeep C, CEO, Edista Testing Institute said: “STC 2011 this year showed an attendance of over 450 delegates from over 100 companies from across India. Thought leaders from Infosys, Cognizant, IBM, Deloitte, Capgemini, Microsoft, Microfocus, HP, and QA Info Tech provided an insight on how organizations focused on Testing Services need to focus on Transformation as a strategic goal.. The focus of the Testing Enterprise 2.0 is to focus on the ability of the organizations, practitioners and leaders to adopt, learn and lead in the wake of the new paradigms. It has become imperative for organizations to rapidly and efficiently adapt to changes. Practitioners are forced to examine challenges holistically rather than reductively to understand relationships to better frame the solutions. This we believe is way to lead the current phase of growth witnessed by the industry.”


For over 17 years, QAI has brought together international representatives and recognized thought-leaders to share information, learn new software quality processes, and discuss software practices through a number of prestigious events like Project Management Leadership Conference (PML), IT Service Management Conference (ITSM), High Maturity Best Practices Conference (HMBP) and the International Software Testing Conference (STC).