Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Dr. Suhaimi bin Ibrahim

UTM, Malaysia

Kiran Pai

Director – Aquameas

Dr. Mohd Naz’ri Mahrin


Jorge Lomas

CTO & co-founder OnceDev, Ecuador

Joe Justice

Agile Consultant, Scrum Inc

Krishna Rajan

Independent Consultant, Mentor & Director Executive Director – GeoSpoc Geospatial Services Former MD, Barclays Technology Center India

Santhosh Tuppad

Entrepreneur, Exploratory Tester, Ethical Hacker, Privacy Fighter, Coach, Trainer Work2Code

Manoj Shikarkhane

Vice President, Capgemini, India

Kushan Amarasiri

Independent Test Automation Consultant and Trainer

Dr. Suhaimi Ibrahim, the first Head of Software Engineering Dept. at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He is currently being attached to the Advanced Informatics School (formerly known as CASE), UTM International Campus, Kuala Lumpur.

He also had served CASE as the academic program coordinator and the Deputy Director of CASE to support and promote post graduate studies of industrial based software engineering program.

He participated in the design and implementation of Software Engineering curriculum at Bachelor, Master and Engineering Doctorate levels. He is also actively involved in many short term and long term national research projects under the Malaysian High Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, and Research University. He was awarded an ISTQB certified tester certification and currently being appointed a board member of the Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB), a national board of ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board).

At the Advanced Informatics School (UTM AIS) he is currently the Deputy Dean (Research & Development) who is engaged with the promotion of research activities, training and consultancy.

Kiran Pai, Master of Engineering with 25+ years of professional experience in global software solutions business. Previously worked as a board member & Executive Sponsor of South Africa business of a global IT organization. Expertise in management of global business, profitable turnaround of operations through effective business strategies and building a strong leadership team.

Dr. Mohd Naz’ri Mahrin, serves as a Senior Lecturer and IT Manager of the Advanced Informatics School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia International Campus, Kuala Lumpur. He received the BSc and MSc degrees in computer science from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1997 and 2000 respectively. In 2010, he completed his PhD degree in Software Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.

He has been working with the Advanced Informatics School (formerly known as Centre for Advanced Software Engineering) since 2001.

He has been actively involved with numerous local software industries activities for example in developing and implementing the MSC Malaysia Software Product Assessment Framework initiative. This initiative was mandated to the Multimedia Development Cooperation (MDeC) during the 21st MSC Malaysia Implementation Council Meeting (ICM), chaired by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

He is one of the auditors who involved in the implementation and improvement of the proposed framework during the period of pilot study with Malaysian software industries. Currently he is an associate consultant with several certification bodies which are authorized to conduct a formal assessment based on the framework including TUV Rheinland Malaysia, SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd, and SGS Malaysia.

He is a member of the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, Malaysian Software Engineering Interest Group (MySEIG), and Information Security Professional Association of Malaysia (ISPA).

Jorge Lomas Vozmediano, With more than 20 years of experience in the world of software, both in the executive area and in leadership and technique. Co-founder of two companies, the second is OnceDev with which he has led projects of different types, technologies and magnitudes, both nationally and internationally, always with the maximum focus on agility and agile quality. He has worked as a software and business architect in the financial, insurance and supply chain sectors, among others. He is also an Agility, Agile Quality and DevOps instructor.

Joe Justice, is a consultant at Scrum Inc, a TEDx speaker, and coach for agile hardware and manufacturing teams around the world. He is the creator of the eXtreme Manufacturing method, and founder of Team WIKISPEED: an all Scrum volunteer based green automotive-prototyping company, with a goal to change the world for the better. Joe consults and coaches teams and companies on implementing Scrum at all levels of their organization, in software and physical manufacturing.

Krishna Rajan, has over 30 years experience in the IT/Software and Financial Services industry. He is currently an Independent Consultant specializing in the areas of Quality Assurance, Agile & DevOps, Leadership & People Development, Sourcing & Vendor Management, Risk Management & Governance. He has worked in multiple Leadership roles for Fortune 100 companies in India, UK & USA. Krishna has the experience of building best-in-class COE’s in niche testing areas such as Digital & Mobile application testing, Test Automation, Performance Engineering and Data Analytics. Krishna is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Corporate Independent Director.

Santhosh Tuppad, is an intrinsically motivated and passionate software tester whose specialty is security testing apart from his love for exploratory testing and check automation. He became a hacker at the age of 16 and he has a variety of experiences through hacking and he loves to speak about his transformation from the unethical hacker to an ethical hacker. Santhosh having unethical hacker experience before transforming as an ethical hacker knows about how his enemies (blackhat hackers) function and how he can help companies to work on safeguarding the application and making it highly difficult for blackhat hackers to compromise the application.

Apart from this, Santhosh is also OWASP CheatSheet Series Contributor and likes to call himself “Privacy Fighter” because he cares.

Manoj Shikarkhane, works with Capgemini as Vice President and is part of the Testing leadership team. Prior to joining Capgemini, Manoj was Vice President and Global head of the Testing Business Unit of L&T Infotech. Manoj has experience of building and running a most profitable business unit as the head of the unit.

Manoj has around 25 years of experience in providing IT solutions across various technologies and practices, to clients worldwide in Financial Services as well as Non-Financial Services area.

Manoj was instrumental in creating, developing and running offshore dedicated centers for many of these clients. Manoj has held key leadership positions in delivery, operations, management and strategic roles.

Manoj is an engineering graduate from VJTI, Mumbai with Post graduation in Software Technology from NCST and Diploma in Financial Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

Kushan Amarasiri is currently a leading technical quality assurance professional who is serving a United Kingdom multinational software corporation called CodeHouse (Pvt) Ltd. He was working with large scaled multinational software development and testing organization like Pearson, Virtusa, IFS, Millennium IT and Eyepax.

A quality-focused IT professional with more than 14 years of technical experience with a proven track record of heading medium to large-scale testing efforts, designing and implementing quality assurance solutions and heading the Testing Center of Excellence. Innate ability to create innovative testing solutions, services and processes to improve the bottom line by minimizing inefficiencies and thereby increasing the testing productivity and the value added.

Passionate to assist the QA community as a social worker by sharing my knowledge and 14+ years of experience gained in the IT industry playing multiple roles in Software Development, Systems Engineering, Technical Writing and Quality Engineering. Sharing more than technical quality engineering articles and more than 100 technical testing videos over the you tube making the QA community more talented and technical.

His inspirational attitude has always helped him to overcome the hurdles in my life and be at the cutting edge in Quality Engineering technologies and trends. He has mentored a lot both locally and internationally who are now excelling in their career.

He is an innovative person with a positive mind set believing in that any technical problem can be solved with the technology using manifold pathways.