The Automation Summit is the leading peer-to-peer educational and networking event for IT automation professionals. As an attendee, you’ll learn why today’s automation innovations are critical for your operation. Plan to be part of this year’s knowledge exchange, April 27 at the Park Plaza, Bangalore.
It has been aimed to provide IT automation industry a unique platform to converge and showcase its capabilities and products. It also allows managers and engineers working in IT Automation projects to exchange, engage and explore new opportunities.
The crash of oil prices and slowdown of China’s economy have fetched headlines in media off late. The subject has encouraged me to understand economic reasons and relate the implications for Indian services industries. It would be good to preempt a discussion on the topic whether what could happen to Chinese manufacturing or to Middle-East Oil industry could repeat for Indian IT? If so, what should India do to prepare itself today to face this future?
(1) Understanding the Context - Robotics, Machine Learning, and IoT
You are in the final lap of your early morning dream and the alarm goes off at 6AM. Suddenly you remember that you forgot to buy milk yesterday and since you have an early morning meeting, it seems that you have to start your day without your cup of steaming coffee. Fortunately your Refrigerator has already ordered milk based on your regular consumption pattern and available inventory. Also, your alarm clock has already instructed your coffee maker to start brewing your coffee and based on your office timing/meeting schedule, your laptop has instructed your geyser to keep the water in the bathroom at your preferred temperature.
Does it sound like dream or science fiction? Not anymore. With the rapid development in the field of Robotics, Machine Learning and IoT, we have all the pieces of technology to make this happen and it’s just a matter of time when this technology pieces will be integrated to transform our way of living.
- Robotics deals with programmed machines designed to do labor intensive work. Machine Learning is the science of getting computers and machines to function without being programmed to do so. The combination of Robotics and Machine learning results in Robots with the capability to do the jobs on their own - e.g. Self-driving cars.
- Machine Learning tasks can start with supervised learning, then moving to a semi-supervised state and then unsupervised learning. It basically contains the essence of statistical pattern recognition, parametric/non-parametric algorithms, neural networks, recommender systems etc. Machine learning is an advanced state of intelligence - With Internet of Things (IOT), multiple robots can get interconnected.
- Internet of Things (IoT) offers an environment where objects or people have unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. As per Gartner, by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices. IoT can be applied to monitoring and capturing data from anything and everything connected to a network – e.g. Media, Environmental Monitoring, Infrastructure Management, Manufacturing, Energy Management, Medical & Healthcare Systems, Building & Home Automation or Transportation.
A 'thing', in the Internet of Things, can be anything that can be assigned an IP address and has ability to transfer data over a network – e.g. a patient with heart monitor implant, and other similar devices/objects. IPv6 has offered the capability of assigning unique IP address to every atom on the surface of the earth for many earths.
Renu Rajani is Vice President with Capgemini Global Testing Service Line. Renu has overall 25 years of experience in leading IT Services Delivery, IT Outsourcing Governance, and Business/IT Consulting including Solution and Technical Sales. She has covered Shared Delivery (Factory Model), Fixed Bid, Managed Services engagements, and transitions in her service delivery experience. Renu has led department of size ~4000 headcount (Contributing services revenue of $250M pa, serving nearly
250 customers), and has built and led large accounts with annual revenue of $50-100M. Renu has led governance and spend optimization of a $400M portfolio for Citibank. In her roles with Capgemini Renu led a large Managed Testing Services contract in an outcome based model. Renu is currently heading Capgemini Testing Global Service Line "Sales Transformation".
Renu has authored book "Software Testing" which was published with McGrawHill in 2003 and has seen 13 reprints so far, and this book is a text/recommended reading in many universities in India. The book has been recently revised and is under publication process. Renu has been recipient of Testing thought leadership award in 2008 by PureTesting.
Renu is Capgemini Global Testing thought leader featured on capgemini.com and social media Expert connect with top performing Klout score of 54.
Renu holds an MS (Mgmt) from Purdue University USA, MBA (Finance), and B Tech degree in Computer Science. She is an IBM Sr PM Certified with DPE/SM discipline, and holds ITIL V3, CAIIB and PMP Certifications.
The software world is rapidly changing with Advanced Analytics, IoT and Cloud applications that can be consumed over a gamut of smart devices and have a rapid release cycle. Software testing practices need to not only adapt to these changing needs but stay ahead. What this directly means is that software test automation no longer a luxury but a necessity. It is the rule not the exception. Despite this, it often happens that organizations are not able to derive the optimal benefit out of their automation investments, so much so that, the automation stack starts to assume the form of a "white elephant". Questions like when to start, how much automation is just right, which is the best tool, white box or black box automation, who should automate, how to determine the success of an automation project etc. continue to haunt automation project managers often.
In the last 10 years of my experiences with SAP, I have closely seen the applications, development methodologies and consequently test practices evolve. This session aims to provide the audience with an insight about the automated testing practices and experiences at SAP. Experiences that have throttled us forward and also the ones that have been eye-openers. In this session, we shall discuss the common aberrations that test organizations inadvertently do and ways to avoid them. We shall also delve deeper into practices that have proved most effective in the space of automated testing.
Ajay works as "Test Architect" for the functional regression testing of SAP Business Suite (that includes SAP ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM, PLM, industries etc.) He brings in 13+ years of hands on experience in Quality Assurance and Software Testing for Large Scale and complex Business applications, with Lean, Agile and ISO implementation credentials, complemented by sound technical, automation and team management skills.
Ajay is a recognized speaker on various software testing pertinent topics and has delivered various talks/ lectures at colleges, test conferences and customer sessions.
He has played an important role in driving the exploratory test adoption at SAP. Ajay is a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2000 series.
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Karthiga Sadasivan leads DevOps Practice in Happiest Minds. She has 15 years of rich experience in IT with expertise in DevOps, Engineering Services, Configuration and Release Management. Karthi is a solution finder, devOps practitioner and devOps enabler. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering.
Digital technology is changing the world and also the face of the customer. It is not the demand of the product, services or the brand but the demand of the customer who is playing the crucial role in the digital world. Digital platform is transforming into story telling for the customers rather than giving product specifications, merits which is the old trend. Today’s customer wants anything, anywhere, anytime services with common experience, which his Omni-channel experience across different devices, platforms.
Customer coming to an Omni-channel world expects the same seamless experience on mobile, web, tablets and kiosks at the storefront. This makes testing a real challenge to cope up with multiple devices, platforms, cross browsers combinations keeping the speed to market in tact without any compromise on the quality. Traditional ways of testing even in Agile will make it difficult to take care of the Digital customer, as this requires unique thinking, paradigm shift in thought process in terms of testing for the Digital Space. Customer journey is an important theme which is enabling the digital world strategies to make it more meaningful to the digital transformation organisations. As part of this story telling became an important input for the focused customer centric approach.
In this Digital technology, I'm going to talk about how automation is impacting the testing world and How best we can take care of the releases and it's ways, strategy to cope up with the digital world with end to end test automation.
Kiran, having around 15+ years of extensive experience in IT, Testing and currently working as 'Digital Commerce QA Practice Lead' with excellence in execution. Emphasis of my experience is in Testing, Practice / Services Management, Enterprise Desktop/Mobile Applications, Program management, Sales-Support & presales activities. Defining architecture of test systems, converging systems after acquisitions, manage people, implement process improvement and change management, project management, data driven decision making. Industries in which I have gained these experiences include advertising, e-commerce, retail, financial services, and product engineering.
Currently leading the Digital Commerce QA practice in Sapient as Global QA Lead and managing around 400 QA/Test professionals in the practice. Responsible for leading the Testing practice, P&L, Sales, People growth, Client management, Test practices, Automation, Mobile test labs, Vendor management and handling end to end delivery. Overall managing QA function for 400$ M revenue portfolio of projects in Sapient. Leading multiple cross functional teams across the globe in India, USA, Canada and Europe.
Extensive experience in Automation and implemented many reusable frameworks for large enterprise Clients. Currently leading a digital reusable automation framework for digital platforms in Sapient.
Kiran is active member for the QA expert advice in the forums and published few articles as well, most recent one is on ‘Mobile Test Strategy and Testing Methodology’ in Europe famous testing magazine “Testing Experience”. Kiran holds a MBA degree.
This is the story of a company that had 10s of customers and were facing severe scaling issues. They approached us. They had a good product predicting a few hundred customers within 6 months. VCs went to them. Infrastructure scaling was the only unknown; funding for software-defined data centers. We introduced Terraform for infrastructure creation, Chef for OS hardening, and then Packer for supporting AWS as well as VSphere. Then, after a few more weeks, when there was a need for faster response from the data center, we went into Serf to immediately trigger chef-clients and then to Consul for service monitoringSpeaker Profile
Uchit Vyas is a Cloud Automation Lead at Opex Software. Uchit works with large IT organizations to automate traditional datacenters and development flow, explores new-age tools and technologies, defines solutions and best practices for small and large enterprises.
Robotics will provide the next great leap in manufacturing. Countries that have adopted robot technology have seen their manufacturing cost competitiveness improve when compared with the rest of the world. Robots have contributed to a global average of 10 percent of tasks in manufacturing globally. In some industries it is more than 40 percent.
Now as the world is moving towards a good adoption of Robots into their manufacturing Industry, we are seeing “The next leap of growth for Industrial Robots”. So, what does it mean to you and me? Find out more at this session.
Raghudeep is a Robotics and Mechatronics Consultant, Trainer and Entrepreneur .A Mechanical Engineering graduate, he went on to complete his Masters Degree in Mechatronics from the Prestigious National University of Singapore.
He brings with him around 11 years of experience in Industrial Robots and Automation with acclaimed organizations FANUC and ABB.
He is the founder director of his venture Robokul Inc., a first of its kind training partner to train students, Faculty and Industry in this domain of Robotics and Mechatronics. Having reached out to a remarkable 3000 students at school and college levels through various workshops, Robokul specializes in experiential learning of the subject. The proud achievement came within 1 year of its inception by being selected as the top 120 potential ideas by the Indian School of Business - Goldman Sachs programme.
Currently he works as a consultant-Mechatronics for Cyient Ltd. He also conducts workshops on Industrial Robots and New Age Robotics Technology to educational institutes and industry.
Apart from his profession, Raghudeep is an active volunteer faculty at the Art of Living Foundation's stress management programs since last 9 years.
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