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Architecting Continuous Quality: Think, Transform, and Thrive in an Intelligent Future

We are on the cusp of writing our next, and most significant, creation myth. It is the dawn of a new form of intellectual diversity, one that we need to embrace to advance state of the art in many critical ways. The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than the community of intelligent professionals.

With the AI revolution fast approaching, and convergence of agile, continuous integration, automation, the world has little time to prepare. But prepare we must, because it’s going to change everything. So the question this year is – How do you think, transform, and thrive in the intelligent future?

Exactly why STC 2019 is keen on addressing this challenge. STC 2019 aims to offer the most comprehensive view of what is taking place in the world of AI and emerging technologies and gives valuable insights that will allow you to successfully navigate the tsunami of technology that is coming our way.

Built on the theme of Architecting Continuous Quality, this year, the conference will be a display of ideas, experiments, and experiences to explore challenges and suggest techniques and innovations to overcome the common problems.

STC 2019 brings together practitioners, thinkers, and thought leaders to present tools and techniques to help you understand your environment better, organize your thoughts, create transformation enablers, and ultimately prepare you for thriving in the future.  Learn, share, network, and grow yourself and your team at STC 2019.

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Business Leadership

Track focusing on Business Trends, Developments, Market Indicators, New Business Models, Customer Expectations & Value Management, Acquisition and Retention of Customers, Pricing Strategies, Outsourcing & Crowd Sourcing Models, and Demonstration of ROI for the projects.

 

Test Outsourcing | Business Trends | Customer Retention | Innovation | Test Factory | Growth Strategy & Directions | Crowd Sourcing | Customer Acquisition | Customer Expectation & Value Management | Pricing Strategies | Testing CoE | CIO Expectations | ROI Measurement | Scaling TCoE | Reducing Cost of Quality

Emerging Areas

Track focusing on Emerging Technologies, Life cycle Models, Innovations, Ideas, Research Developments, Tools, Techniques, Methodologies, and ideas that are currently being experimented by the industry to move to the next level of growth and maturity.

 

Cloud Testing | Internet of Things | Compliance Testing | Model Based Testing | Virtualization | Agile Testing | Testing BIG Data | Security Testing | Managed Services | SOA Testing | SAAS Testing | Non Functional Testing Techniques | Performance Modeling | Maturity Models | New Standards & Frameworks | Latest Research

Program Management

Track focusing on Designing Delivery Models & Mechanisms with a focus on optimal use of tools, people, time, scope and quality. Discussions focus on methods that have successfully helped companies in estimating, planning, measuring, managing and controlling  the projects and programs.

 

Requirement Management | Scope Management | Test Planning | Test Estimation | Test Project Management | Test Execution & Reporting | Measurement & Metrics | Team Building | Distributed Testing | Test Process Improvement | Infrastructure Management | Earned Value Management | Lean Testing

Agile & DevOps

Agile methods encourage frequent inspection and adaptation, a leadership philosophy that encourages teamwork, self-organization and accountability, a set of engineering best practices intended to allow for rapid delivery of high-quality software, and a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals.

 

Agile Testing & Quality Strategies | Test Driven Development | Quality Control in Xtreme Programming | Automation in Agile Testing | Agility in Testing & Quality Control | Approaches / Examples for/of adopting Agile Principles to Testing Services | Agile Quality | Scaled Agile Framework for Testing | Integrating SAFe and TMMi

Tools & Automation

Track focusing on techniques and tools for enabling increased scalability, adoption, and thus providing non-linear growth for the organizational practices. Discussions focus on the best practices used by organizations to scale and increase the efficiency multi-fold.

 

Test Architecture | Automation | Enterprise Application Testing | Key Word Driven Testing | Embedded Application Testing | Tool Identification | Automation Frameworks | Tool Selection & Implementations | Lessons Learnt | Best Tools and Techniques for Test Case Definition | Reporting & Defect Analysis | Statistical Models | Predictive Modeling

Design & Innovation

Track focusing on identifying, nurturing, and demonstrating the application of design thinking principles to innovate, and out-perform the delivery of proposition of quality.  Discussions will focus on design thinking principles, application of design thinking, experiments in creating better experiences for customers.

 

Service Design | Service Innovation | Approaches for Service Design | Creating Quality by Design | Co-Design | Collaboration Models | Building Design Capability | Design Tools | Case Studies | Experiences in Design | Design Sprints
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Learn from Leaders

14 Plenary Key Notes by Gurus, 25 Best Practice Presentations, 10 Poster Presentations, 04 Knowledge Tracks, 15+ Tools & Automation Demonstrations, Pre-Conference & Post Conference Tutorials, Pre-Conference Webinars. All in 2 days.

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Showcase & Demonstrate

Your practice, expertise, tools, technologies, technique, experiences, and opinions to a global audience of senior professionals and practitioners. Create awareness, and get feedback with a community of over 12,000+ professionals.

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Get Recognized

By contesting for the Best of Best Awards with 750+ best practices from over 300 organizations across 06+ countries. Winners of the Best of the Best – Testing Leadership Award get a featured speaker slot at QUEST 2020 in USA.

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Meet, Interact & Network

Meet with over 800+ practitioners, International Experts, 100+ Leaders, Decision Makers, Influencers, and Thought Leaders in the field of Software Testing & Quality.

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Explore & Partner

With individuals & organizations, expand your network influencers. Best place to find a new technology, new trend and new associates for your ideas and goals.

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Get Inspired

By influential speakers, quality practitioners, evangelists, who have experienced quality from other walks of life, and other lines of work from across the world.

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Get Tested & Win

A Challenge, a puzzle, a contest and finally an award and recognition. We encourage you to test your knowledge through online assessments, and skills by testing future products and take home a host of prizes and goodies. STC has 15+ different awards to recognize excellence.

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Explore the Future

At the technology & innovation show case by the leading technology providers in the field of Software Testing & Quality. Live labs and tool demonstration sessions for you to experience the amazing new developments from various technology companies.

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Support Profession

By attending, promoting, supporting, debating, joining the discussions and helping others in gaining insights and right perspectives, and providing feedback to the individuals and organizations through both online and offline interventions.

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Have Fun

Work Hard, Play Harder is the motto at STC 2019. The Gala Dinner, Best of the Best Awards Night, lightening sessions, contests, quizzes, competitions and mock paper presentations, are just some of the many avenues created to make the professionals show their lighter side as well.

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Testing Leadership Awards (2018)

The Testing Leadership Award recognizes leadership and contribution in the field of software testing. It will provide impetus and encourage contribution to the testing processes, skills and principles that make testing an imperative part of the software development life cycle. It will also encourage breakthrough achievements and innovative approaches in the testing process that aim to make successful products and services in the IT Industry.

Best of Best Awards

The Best of the Best Awards have been instituted to recognize practitioners for their excellence in the practice of Software Testing & Quality. Instituted in 1999, the awards have become an industry standard recognition for the practitioners.

This year, we received over 470 submissions from over 250+ organizations from 06+ countries to contest for the Testing Leadership Awards, 2017. After screening the submissions for relevance and appropriateness of content, 252 papers were shortlisted for regional rounds in 6 cities across India.

The regional rounds were hosted by Cognizant in Chennai, Deloitte in Mumbai, QA Infotech in Delhi, CGI in Bangalore and Capgemini in Pune. A Jury Board of over 40+ industry leaders evaluated each paper and finally gave opportunity to 34 best of the best papers at STC 2018in Bangalore.

Winners of this year’s award ceremony conducted at STC 2018.

Winner

Zero Touch QA Automation Platform
Suhardhini Kannapiran & Varadharajan Srinivasan, Cognizant
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Accelerating QA with Microservices Automation
Sai Subramanian, Cognizant

1st Runner Up

Test Genie – Transforming The Way You Test!!
Partha Patnaik, Durgesh Joshi & Harsh Agarwal, Amdocs

2nd Runner Up

Reducing Maintenance of Automated Scripts Through Smart Object Identification and Runtime Xpath Generation for Testing a Continuously Evolving Application
Swarnil Kulkarni & Girish Kulkarni, Eaton

Best Poster Presentation Award

Winner

Best Practices to Prevent Spillovers in Agile Scrum
Janaki Pusuluri, Wells Fargo

Community Choice Speaker Award

Winner

Taste of Cloud Testing
Anand Vaishampayan, IBM

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If you are a provider of IT quality and/or testing tools and services, this is a great opportunity to reinforce your brand’s presence by being represented and making yourself known at STC 2019 through the sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

The conference features a two-day Exhibitor EXPO for “one-stop-shopping” of IT quality and testing tools, and services. Conference attendees can browse the exhibitor booths in the exhibition hall to gather information and speak with representatives from the vendor organizations. The Expo, gives sponsors direct access to conference delegates. Companies with software testing and development products and services will certainly benefit from direct sales interaction with this highly targeted and motivated audience.

The conference sponsors and exhibitors will host an EXPO reception on Thursday evening with conference attendees for additional networking opportunities.

Participation as a sponsor or exhibitor at this conference provides high visibility for your company. Your company’s name and logo will appear on the STC conference website. Secondly, your company’s name and logo will appear in all marketing materials for the conference which will be distributed to over 50,000 IT professionals across the India and globally. Lastly, your company will have direct contact with IT professionals attending the conference, which include management at all levels as well as practitioners who take information back to their companies that they gathered during the conference and Exhibitor EXPO. You can view past STC sponsors and exhibitors at STC 2018, STC 2017, STC 2015, STC 2014, STC 2013, and STC 2012.

We are now accepting requests for serving as a conference sponsor and/or participating in the Exhibitor EXPO. For more information please contact Pradeep Chennavajhula (pradeep.c@qaiglobal.com) for a detailed proposal.

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September 01, 2019:
Early Bird Registration Opens

September 15, 2019:
Last Day for Receiving Author Intent forms

September 21, 2019:
Regional Rounds

September 30, 2019:
Early Bird Registration Closes

September 30, 2019:
Announcement of Results

October 03, 2019:
Announcement of Final Agenda

November 15, 2019:
Submission of Final Presentation for the conference.

December 05-06, 2019:
19th Annual International Software Testing Conference (STC 2019).

Who will Win!

In 2018, out of the total of 437 submissions received from 7 countries and 65+ organizations worldwide, only 295 submissions were invited to participate in the Regional Qualifying Rounds. Finally, only the top 26 Best of the Best submissions will compete for the Testing Leadership Awards, 2018 and the next set of 11 submissions will compete for the Best Poster Award during the two days of the conference in Bangalore.

Who will win in 2019?

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Haribabu Nandyal
Director of Test Engineering
Visa

Habibur Rahman
Director – Digital & Cloud
Amdocs

Subbiah
Director
Cognizant Technology

PraveenKumar Prem
Agile Coach
WIPRO Digital

Sanjeev Das
Senior Director
Capgemini

Sanjay Sircar
VP
Birlasoft

Vinay Agarwal
Sr. Manager
Tavant Technologies

Pavan Kishore Kota
Global CEO
KINDUZ Consulting

Rahul Vishwaroop
Quality Leader
Adobe Inc

Dr Shankar Ramamoorthy
Professor
CMRIT

NAGARAJU VUNNAVA
CONSULTANT
FREELANCE

Shrinathacharya L M
Principal Engineer
Allscripts

Minesh Upadhyaya
Chief Operating Officer
QA InfoTech

Basavaraj Hugar
Founder
Valuable Consulting

Venkata goday
Director
Capgemini

Uday Deshpande
CEO
Opal Technology

Abhishek Talwar
Director
Hexaview Technologies

Shiva Jayagopal
Founder Director
WinVinaya InfoSystems

Prateek Yadav
Global Head
QAMentor

Nilesh Yeola
Director
Capgemini

Chandra Kumar Raman
VP
CSS Corp

Geeteshraj Singh
Senior Director
NTT DATA Service

Vijaya kumar
Director
Cognizant Technology

Mahantesh Maganur
Department Manager
Philips India Ltd

PRABHU KOGUNDE
Head of Testing
ERICSSON INDIA GLOBA

Lakshmy P Usha
Director
Lastmile Consultants

Subbiah Muthiah
Director
Cognizant

Mayuri Darabastu
Manager Quality Engineering
Innominds

Durvasula Venkata Sreerama Sasyru
Manager
Innominds

Vijayakumar K N
Director
Cognizant

Venkata Goday
Director
Capgemini

Nagaraju Vunnava
Consultant
Freelancer

M Karthik Reddy
Associate Manager
Innominds

Karthik Iyer
Senior Manager
Capgemini

Nilesh Yeola
Director
Capgemini

Nehal Gutka
Manager
Deloitte Consulting

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COMPLETE PASS

Rs. 12500

Per Participant

For individuals, corporate sponsored professionals/ teams interested in attending the complete 2 day event, including Entertainment Evening/ Gala Dinner and Awards Night.

Super Early bird pass closes on 15th October, 2019.

Use Coupon code: SEPASS-20 at cart to get 20% discount.

DAY  PASS

Rs. 8125

Per Participant

For Professionals interested in attending the complete 1 day event. Choose either Day 1 (includes entertainment evening/ gala dinner) or Day 2 (includes awards night).

Day pass closes on 04th December, 2019.


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The Park Plaza (Now Radisson Blu)
Sy #90/4 Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road, Munnekollalu Village | Bengaluru 560037 | India

Bangalore, the “Silicon Valley of India”, now officially known as Bengaluru, is situated in the southeast of the South Indian state of Karnataka.It is called the “Silicon Valley of India” because of the large number of Information Technology companies located in the city. As headquarters to 38% of global SEI-CMM Level 5 Companies, Bangalore’s place in the global IT map is prominent. Bengaluru’s Rs. 260,260 crore makes it a major economic center in India. Indeed, Bangalore is India’s fourth largest and fastest growing market. Bangalore’s per capita income of Rs. .49 lakh (US$ 1,160) is the highest for any Indian city. It is also known as the Garden City of India because of its climate, greenery and the presence of many public parks, including the Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park.

The Park Plaza epitomizes an urban Art of Living far exceeding other hotels in Bangalore. This 5 star deluxe hotel is strategically located, connecting travelers and guests to Bangalore’s IT hubs in Whitefield, Sarjapur and along the highway.

Boasting some of the most advanced and expansive facilities in the entire city, Park Plaza Bengaluru have an unbeatable venue for conferences in Bangalore. The venue is accentuated by grand design lines, full audiovisual support and urbane interiors, adding style and grandeur to the event.