Global Testing Retreat #ATAGTR2019 welcomes Avishkar Nikale as our esteemed speaker

We would like to Welcome Avishkar Nikale as our esteemed speaker for Global Testing Retreat #ATAGTR2019
Avishkar Nikale is a versatile technical architect with more than 14 years of industry experience with expertise in Java 2 Enterprise Edition.
He was instrumental in various initiatives for Enterprise Agile & enabling DevOps for various large enterprises & continue to do so. He is passionate about information technology and keen on learning cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
He have expertise in developing Financial Services Applications primarily related to the areas of Wealth Management, Asset Management, Investment Banking, Consumer Finance & Life Insurance.
Avishkar is our esteemed speaker for #ATAGTR2019.
Avishkar will be taking Interactive Session on “DevSecOps with GitLab.” – Track 1 on Day 1


When was the last time you as a developer were hoping to open a port on a server and thought about the ramifications of the same ?

When was the last time when you decided to setup a new file transfer said, “Hmm .. I better write a Security Test acceptance criteria first for my stories/tasks” ?

For many of us the Security Tester is a mythical creature who might turn up at dusk and at dawn send us a PDF report.

And lets face it, there aren’t many Security Analysts out there to benefit every Agile team on the face of the earth.

There is an urgent need to free up our security experts and shift left basic security tests through automation. We also need to integrate Security testing in our CI/CD pipeline for early detection and early fixes. In this session we will see how this can be achieved using “DevSecOps with GitLab”.

Ultimately for our users, business sponsors, shareholders and last but not the least for the pride which we put in our work, it doesn’t matter where the weak link is …. it ultimately hurts us all.

IT as an whole has inherited a huge responsibility. And this cannot be better summarized than the Rugged Manifesto @

“I am rugged, not because it is easy, but because it is necessary and I am up for the challenge.”

We had posted some questions to Avishkar as a part of his #ATAMyStory
1. Why do you think speaking at #ATAGTR2019 really matters to you?
It is a Global Forum where I can speak to a diverse audience and bounce ideas of them. Creativity thrives on provocation and I hope to receive a lot of stimuli from the event.
2. Do you think that organizations and individuals should go out and mingle more in community programs ?
It is very important not just for individuals but also for organizations to do so. Since broadening your horizons is not just great for knowledge, but it also reflects on improved collaboration and impacts productivity positively.
3. While practice makes all of us perfect, share an everyday practice that has made things better for you at work
Reading a blog post daily. It can be any technology and in any stream.

About Global Testing Retreat, #ATAGTR2019

#ATAGTR2019 is one of the largest, most fun filled and learning filled global testing conference. #ATAGTR2019 is back again in its 4th edition with more fun and more learnings than in the past. The conference is scheduled on 14th and 15th December in Pune.

  • 2 Days
  • 2 Panel Discussions
  • 4 Keynotes
  • 5 Skits and Games
  • 38 Interactive Sessions
  • 18+ Labs
    Loads of fun, competitions and much much more.

Day 1 has 5 tracks and Day 2 has 6 tracks.
Focusing on interactive sessions, labs/workshops, skit performances and fun activities and quizzes and much much more.
The conference scale as is evident has increased substantially. We hope that everyone can be part of this most fun filled and one of the largest global testing conference.
To know more about the conference, click here or on the image below

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