Masa Kevin Maeda, Founder and CEO of Valueinnova LLC, an Agile Project Management mentoring, coaching, consulting and training company based in Silicon Valley, and with of Offices in 4 countries. With 25 years of solid experience, he is the creator of Lean Value Innovation; a Senior consultant for the Agile Project Management practice of the Cutter Consortium in Boston Massachusetts; and teacher of Value Innovation at the University of California at Berkeley extension. Masa has provided lean-agile services to customers from Fortune100 to Startups in 12 countries in diverse industries such as Financial, Software development, IT, Airline, Telecommunications, Health, Online services, and Education. An active member of the Lean and Agile communities has given key notes and presentations at numerous conferences worldwide. He has diverse credentials on Lean, Agile, Kanban, Scum, and Innovation Games.
Masa is currently writing a book on Lean Value Innovation and co-authoring a book on Agile PMBOK.
Previously, Masa was founding group member of the Lean Kanban University and one of its first accredited Kanban coaches/trainers (His company, Valueinnova LLC, was a founding Charter Member of LKU). He was an associate of David J. Anderson, the creator of the Kanban Method. Masa was founding team member at four successful startups in Silicon Valley and at three of them created High Caliber Quality Assurance organizations that pioneered techniques, some of them still at the cutting edge these days. He did R&D at Apple Inc. in Cupertino California, USA, and at Justsystems Corp in Tokushima, Japan.
Masa lives in Silicon Valley, California, USA and travels continually around the world to work with customers, provide training, and give keynotes and presentations.
Schalk Cronjé’s, experience in the software industry spans three decades and has spoken and taught on various software delivery techniques in the UK, USA, India and South Africa.
He has been an early adopter of test-driven design and development at all levels of testings and has applied TDD in many programming languages and on various platforms. One specific library he can recall is still in daily usage and is used in scanning millions of emails world-wide, yet the customer defect rate is less than one per year, all which can be attributed to TDD. He has been responsible for many a complex product roll-outs where continuous integration and continuous deployment have been the key. He does not consider TDD to be a useful technique, but the absolute key to competitive and agile delivery in this age of globalization.
He believes that both software engineering and craftsmanship is important for the industry and that both disciplines should be taught to achieve holism in technology delivery. He also understands that there is a strong relationship between the modern software techniques that are used and the signature skills of people and these should be aligned for effective delivery. He holds two engineering degrees and an MBA in technology management.
Enzo Alejandro Serra, is a senior Lean-Agile coach with Valueinnova Latin America. He has 14 years of international experience (5 countries) at managerial, leadership and technical level in private industry and the public sector. He has been a key contributor in projects for the World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank with particular emphasis on Quality. Counts with an Engineering degree and six certifications.
Fabricio Margaría, is a senior Lean-Agile coach with Valueinnova Latin America and a consultant on process innovation and technology. He is also a co-founder of Making Business Happen Worldwide and of Making Learning Happen Worldwide. He is the founder of Lean-Agile Argentina. He has 20 years of international experience on HW and SW who specializes on Quality techniques. He has particular focus on the Financial industry and on economics. His customer portfolio includes Harriague & Assoc., Cube Solutions, Oracle, Intel, Net-log, Dicicom, and Telecom Personal. Fabricio has an engineering degrees and five certifications.
Lautaron Brenes, is a senior Lean-Agile coach with Valueinnova Latin America. He has 15 years of international experience as Quality Consultant on IT, the Public sector, Production, Logistics and Services. He is founding team member of Normas Referenciales de Calidad serving the public sector and for IRAM, bringing Agile testing to them. His customer portfolio includes MFG Consulting, Macairjet, Andersen engineering, Schreder, Argenfrío, L.M. Sistems and Siemens.
Luciano López Bergoglio, with very solid international technical leadership experience, he specializes on Kanban, Scrum, Agile Testing y Automation. Luciano has provided services for the telecom, health, insurance and SW services industries as well as for government. His top priority is high-quality continuous value delivery incorporating agile testing along the entire process. He has worked for Corebox, ITLatinGroup and InMotion. Luciano has an engineering degree and several certifications.
Luis H Díaz Stoffel, has 19 years of executive, leadership and technical experience. He is a co-founder of Valueinnova Latin America. He is a accomplished manager, leader, architect, developer wth top focus on quality. His experience in large Latin American companies and having founded three companies are reflected on his high record of successful projects. He worked for InMotion, KWC Global, Digevo Brain Force EST and Dicicom. Luis has an engineering degree and a dozen certifications.
Aditya Garg, Principal Consultant and Founder Director – QAAgility Technologies
Aditya has over 19 years of IT experience and he has been a test architect and principal consultant excelling in designing, strategizing and architecting manual and automation testing solutions. His primary focus has been in the area of establishing and leading testing center of excellence and practices, managing large IT projects, undertaking testing process studies using Six Sigma, CMMi and TMM models, proposing QA solutions, performance engineering and architecture reviews, designing automation frameworks, exploring open source test automation tools/frameworks and Business development.
Aditya has not only managed to establish the entire testing services grounds up but has been a chief innovator in testing processes, test automation and performance testing areas. Aditya has set up offshore testing service centers for large clients from sizes ranging from 10 to 100 people.
Aditya is a Certified Trainer Agile Testing, Qualified Project Management Professional (QPMP), Six Sigma Black Belt, ISTQB certified foundation and advanced level Tester, Sun Certified Java Programmer, Presenter in International conferences on Project Management, Quality and Testing.
Aditya holds B.E. CSE from Jodhpur Univ and MBA Finance from UMASS Lowell, MA, USA.
Ashish Mishra, is an Enterprise Agile Coach and DevOps consultant and has been an early adopter of Agile, practicing XP and Lean development since 1996. He has worked in areas such Agile coaching, DevOps, corporate consulting and public domain training spanning countries like USA, UK, Germany, Denmark, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. He has coached directly to various roles such as Product Owner, Scrum Master, Developers, Testers and build teams. Ashish has also co-created DevOps Maturity model with other agile and DevOps evangelist.
He has seen the Agile evolve from Build automation to CI/CD to DevOps over the years and has designed single-click build process and tools involved in the same. He is the steering committee founder member of the Agile Testing Alliance (ATA) and Indian Testing Board (ITB). He is an active blogger and frequent speaker in technology conferences, he has ability to nurture and grow the breakthrough ideas and mentor new talents; his articles are published on Agile Atlas. He has consulted and coached for companies like Barclays, JPMorgan, Deloitte, HSBC, Wells Fargo, Polaris, Datamatics, MindTree, Ness Technologies, Persistent, iGatePatni and L&T Infotech besides running several public workshops. He is the creator of KAGA (Keep Automation Going Agile) Mobile test automation framework using Appium, Cucumber and Jenkins.
Ashish is published author of the book “A Practitioner’s Guide To Test Automation Using Selenium” by Tata McGraw-Hill.
Shivram Mani, has been an principal consultant and test architect excelling in Automation Strategy and Project management (Manual and Automation). Shivram has done many consulting and training workshops at corporate level and is expert in organizing Agile/DoJo events. Shivram excels and is passionate about technology.
Shivram has excellent experience in Delivery Ownership, Stakeholder reporting, Metrics reporting, Daily Plan, Effort Estimation, Test Plan and Risk & Scope, Metrics, Process Improvement, Operations – UAT-QA Collaboration model, Knowledge Management, People Management, Vendor Management.
Shivram has worked on following domains – Investment Banking – Structured Products and Options, Order Management (OMS), Trade Reporting Cycle, Payment Types – SWIFT, Electronic Trading Technologies.
Soumya Mukherjee, has extensive experience in DevOps, Functional Test Automation using QTP, Selenium, Appium, SAP Test Automation with Business Process Framework & Performance Test Automation with Jmeter, LoadRunner, Webload, LoadUI. He has extensively worked on new technologies like SOA Test Automation on Tibco, IBM MQ, WebServices with GreenHat, SoapUI and HP Service Test. He has architected continuous delivery solutions using Jenkins, GIT, SVN, Maven, Gradle, AWS, SonarQube, Ansible, Docker, Chef and Loggly etc.
He holds Bachelors Degree in Information Technology with one of the prestigious universities in India. Currently he is working in architecting a Core Banking Application for one of the biggest cooperative society. He has also helped in taking out a book on Selenium “The Practitioner Guide”.
Sunket Ingale, has good experience in preparing and executing automation scripts, test data preparation, client coordination, defect reporting, defect management, peer review. Sunket has worked in Automation projects which included leading automation team and architecting automation framework. Sunket has worked on following domains – Electronic trading technologies, OMS (Order Management Systems), RMS(Risk Management Systems). Sunket has worked as a lead automation consultant in Edelweiss’ OMS/RMS automation project using TestComplete which required integration and synchronization of multiple trading systems. Sunket has multiple automation frameworks using TestComplete. Additional experience includes Mobile App Testing (Appium), Android application development. Sunket has a passion on training and mentoring and keeps on taking public and corporate training programs as and when time permits.
Valerian D’Souza, is a highly talented and accomplished IT Management professional with extensive skills and experience in Shipping and Domain knowledge. Ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical personnel. Knowledgeable in all financial and resource management aspects of shipping. In charge of IT training and requirement gathering at Maersk. He went to Singapore to train in QIPM (Quality Improvement Process-Management) from Phil Crosby Associates. He was in the QIT (Quality Improvement Team) as Step sponsor, was also in-charge of implementing the QES (Quality Education System) across the organization. Handled QES training for Parent company employees to be held in India. Excellent presentation and communication skills give him the ability to train and motivate cross-cultural teams in optimizing their performance levels.
He has been a training for major MNCs and public courses since 1992, during this time he has trained on Basic computer principles, Systems Analysis & Design, Business Communication for Diploma in Computer Studies (DCS) and Diploma in Computer Management, Cambridge University level Courses and Systems Analysis & Design for Corporate level Batches (Indo German Chamber of Commerce).
Nitin Mukhija, has over 12 years of experience in automation & manual testing. In his current role as Vice President – Engineering in Test at PayU Payments Pvt. Ltd., he is responsible for building a high-performing team, implement testing strategy, automation strategy, and Continuous Integration development model to deliver software releases with an ever increasing level of quality.
He started his professional career with Microsoft where he worked near 6 years and shipped several products. He was awarded Gold Star award at Microsoft for excellent teamwork, consistent performance, passion for quality and accountability. Academically he is Gold Medalist from Delhi University and secured First position in MCA, IIT Roorkee. He is CP- MAT(Certified Professional – Master Agile testing) and CP-AAT (Certified Professional – Automation Agile testing).
He possesses good knowledge of Test Automation framework development – which is highly scalable, reusable, configurable, maintainable & data driven. And also offers faster execution, quick failure investigation, rich reporting, multi-platform/browser/environment support, and integrates with TCM tools.
He advocates SDLC practices for pushing quality upstream through ATDD, Early Bug Detection, Catch the train model, Empowering PM, Dev, Test, Deployments teams to own product quality. He has extensive experience in Manual and Automation testing of Web and Mobile Applications, and bringing efficiency in same through parallel testing, building simulations, writing custom scripts and using a variety of tools in day to day testing tasks. He is an avid Learner – currently researching on Machine Learning Algorithms, Data Science, Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing.
Nishi Grover Garg, has been associated with ATA since 2014 and is now the Principal Consultant and Chief coordinator of ATA Bangalore Chapter. She has trained at various corporates in Bangalore and also has been a speaker at numerous testing events and conferences, and chairing them. She has been deeply appreciated and awarded for her sessions at various renowned events and conferences by UNICOM and ATAGG in Bangalore.
She is a freelance author, writing for popular forums like www.agileconnection.com, www.stickyminds.com and also has her own blog (www.testwithnishi.wordpress.com) where she writes about the latest topics in Agile and Testing domains.
Shuchi Singla, founded BaffleSol, in January 2014. It is a start-up and is dedicated to assisting you with all IT-related and training relating needs.
Shuchi has 12+ years of experience in Software Development and testing. Shuchi is Accredited Kanban Trainer and certified Scaled Agile Practitioner and Consultant and Agile Testing consultant
Shuchi has extensive experience in setting up agile transformations, Agile Testing practices. She has been responsible for assisting providers and projects in identifying, defining and evangelizing into
-Personal and organizational constraints,
-Practice high performance software and service practices based on the best principals, concepts and
Manifesto of Agile and learning’s from other models.
Her work includes training, mentoring and assessing teams and helping teams in improving their contribution to customers in the domains of software engineering, product innovation and IT services. I specialize in:
Shuchi is an active volunteer for PMI and Agile Testing Alliance NCR.
Shrinathacharya L M, is having 15+ years of experience in development, automation and innovation evangelist. Working at Allscripts, Bangalore in Automation as a “Principal Engineer”. He is having 2 patents filed at USPTO (United States of Patent and Trademark Office) and few other patentable ideas at different stages for ideation and submission stage. He is also speaker and panel member discussion at various conferences and meetup at Agile Testing Alliance, Global Testing Retreat, Selenium Summit, DevOps Summit, Panel guest member at Cognizant Meetup, DotNet Bangalore meetup • Blogger, innovator, conducted Innovation Ideation workshops at Allscripts for various teams.
Pallavi Sharma, has an overall professional experience of more than 12 years. In these years she has donned many hats in form of product/project manager, individual contributor, presales, marketing and trainer for the software testing domain primarily dealing with functional testing open source solutions. She also holds two provisional patents on her work with other collaborators for the tool agnostic test automation solution Opkey.
Currently, she is a founder of 5 Elements Learning. She provides in here both online and onsite trainings and project consultations, independently and in collaboration with other organizations. Her area of interests are open source functional testing tools for web, mobile platforms, and BDD as a framework inspires her.
In her other life she is a writer, and likes to share her views through different social media platforms on anything which impacts society at large. She also volunteers for an organization eVidyaloka and looks after a school in rural Jharkhand, through remote access.
She strongly believes in empowering and enabling a society through education, and work towards it in whatever capacity she can.
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.
Brijesh Deb, has nearly 15 years of experience of leading, managing and coaching teams on Software Testing and embracing the Agile mindset. He is a Bachelor of Engineering – Electronics and Communication and an Executive Masters of Business Administration in Operations.
Being a hands on software tester for almost a decade and half now has also helped him stay close to technology and understand the intricacies. He has been involved in testing of applications from lightweight mobile apps to the large scale enterprise level data storage solutions.He has worked on many roles from being a software tester to a test manager to a principal consultant He has been responsible for establishing Test Engineering Practice rather than a Testing Practice in his previous roles. He has worked on testing a wide range of products spanning several domains such as Education, Insurance, SEO, CRM, Storage and Telecom (Mobile Apps and Mobile Devices). Brijesh has extensive experience in setting up a Test Center of Excellence (TCOE) and defining sub functions, roles and goals of each sub function such as Presales, R&D, L&D, Testing Process, Skill and Knowledge Management, Audits, Software Test Automation, Performance Testing . He has been a pioneer in the evolution of a crowd testing service in one of his previous engagements. He is a crowd tester himself.
Impassioned about testing and being a social networking buff, Brijesh has been involved in testing numerous Mobile Apps . Brijesh is also very passionate about training and coaching. Certified in Agile testing, Brijesh is a huge proponent of Agile and and the Agile mindset.Apart from being a tester, Brijesh is an avid talker, he writes blogs, poetry and aspires to be a stand-up comedian!
Abhishek Taneja, Senior leader with over 12 years of experience (Prince2 and DevOPS Certification) creating and leading high performance teams with emphasis on building value for the company while giving teams the mentorship, information and room to thrive within high stress, high demand environments. Successfully manage teams in delivering multi-million-dollar projects for high performance / high volume systems and application integrations. Committed to promoting company and team innovation. Proven ability to partner with business stakeholders to achieve shared goals. Set up Automation Platform. Set up QA operations End to End. Change agent for Transforming project from Agile to DevOPS. Lead Transformation Project for BT, Telstra, AT&T NA, AT&T Mexico and Rogers.
Anand Vyas, did M.Tech (Computer Technology) from IIT, Delhi in 2001. His area of interest has been Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Data Science (DS) and presently he is deeply involved in Research & Development of AI & ML enabled software Testing products and services. He have co-authored an International publication Titled, “Devising Interactive Access Techniques for Indian Language Document Images”,and published in International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR-2003, August 4-6 2003, Edinburgh, Scotland. This publication was the outcome of research work in the area of Image Analysis and Computer Vision. Senior Technology Professional with more than 16 years’ experience and have delivered End to End successful deliveries in fast paced technologically advanced projects as a seasoned Technical Leader in areas like Java/J2EE, Responsive Design, Multi-Channel Support, Angular JS with high maturity DevOps practices for large scale agile and SAFe teams, cross located in India and abroad. Hands on Technologically enabled leader with very strong technology learnability index, including areas in Computer Vision, Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning, Python, Data Science, Data Visualization, NLP(Natural Language Processing), Data Analysis, BigData, Java/J2EE technologies, Perl, Unix, Sybase.
Anand is passionate about community driven learning specially in the area of technology. He does take lot of community programs like Java boot camps and participates in cutting edge Tech Conferences. He was a speaker and took a workshop/lab in the #ATAGTR2018 on the usage of Machine Learning and Data Science in the area of Testing.
Anand is a Licensed Trainer for CP-MLDS and undertakes public and corporate programs for the same.
Prabhat Kumar Verma, has 15 years of diverse experience in Agile & DevOps Transformation, Coaching and Consulting at the Enterprise level. He loves to coach executives, managers, and other departments in the organization (finance, HR, and marketing folks love agile teams!) in turn help in achieving true Business Agility, as well as building up Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Development team capabilities. He reads writes and passionately, talks about Agile, DevOps and draws his motivation out of helping individuals and organizations in their joyful pursuit of high performance and better quality. He has successfully contributed to multiple teams on their journey towards agility, in process, learning valuable lessons for himself.
Prabhat is a co-organizer of Agile 30 Delhi, Agile Commune Meetups & Scrum Day India 2017 etc. He has conducted various Agile/Scrum related workshops within & outside the organization, presented talks in various meetups, public forums, etc. Some of his key workshops/public talks are:
Pradip Kumar Ghosh, has 15+ years of proven experience in IT Project delivery, Service Transition, Program/Project/Delivery Management, Team leadership, Agile Transformation, Coaching & Consulting. Demonstrated capability in handling entire SDLC lifecycle in Waterfall as well as Agile methodology for team of size ranging from 20 to 200+ in Onsite-Offshore model.
He has 4+ years of experience in customer facing roles at customer locations in USA & Germany.
He has broad experience of working in different roles & responsibilities as Project Delivery Manager, Project Manager, Transition Manager, Test Manager, Release Manager, Project Lead, Onsite Coordinator, Agile Coach, Agile Consultant, Scrum Master.
Prashant P Beniwal – Testing Director and Trainer with a Masters in Computer Applications from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in Patiala, he has a dazzling 20+ years of experience in the IT industry. This stems from working with Amdocs Cyprus (July 2000-Sept 2004) and Amdocs India (October 2004-January 2020) on various posts like SW Matter Expert, SW Team Lead, SW Test Manager and last but not the least, Testing Director from January 2012 till January 2020.
With exemplary interpersonal skills and the attitude of a multi-tasker, he has certified over 100 people in DevOps across India, Cyprus, Spain, and Ireland.
His expertise span from DevOps practitioner, AI, Program Management, Telecom Domain Expert, Quality Assurance and Training and Coaching. With profound knowledge of tools like Git, Jenkins, Maven, Docker, Kubernetes, Python, Java, Junit, Selenium, Robot, Ansible and YAML, he is also a certified trainer in DevOps from Agile Testing Alliance and DevOps Alliance
With other accolades in his dynamic career, he has also delivered training for team members to up-skill their knowledge transition from onshore to offshore. As part of his last assignment with Amdocs he was spearheading as Testing Director for a multimillion dollar deal with Tier-1 Communication Service Provider of USA and was managing Quality Assurance for their Digital and Prepaid Business.
Daniel Stanciu, have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania. He started in Amdocs as a developer a little more than 15 years ago and progressed to a development expert role, in which he was responsible for helping the team from a technical perspective (day to day support in complex issues, complex design, troubleshooting, innovation/improvements, etc.) and then moved to a managerial role. In this role, he had the opportunity to manage different teams in Amdocs, from different domains of the business and different areas of the development lifecycle.