About the Award

South Africa Testing Awards 2016 recognizes those organizations and practitioners that have stepped away from legacy tools and processes to create Testing programs that define the future of IT Software Development, services and support. Executives and teams leading IT and Testing at these companies will be recognized among their peers at the South Africa Testing Awards ceremony to be held at World Conference Next Gen Testing in Johannesburg.

The awards shall be judged by a panel of distinguished Jury Members with significant experience in Software Testing and development.

Why enter South Africa Next Gen Testing Awards?

Entering South Africa Next Gen Testing Awards is an opportunity to be acknowledged and rewarded. With such recognition comes self belief, raised awareness, confidence for each individual, team, and organization.

  • Raise your/company profile
  • Be acknowledged
  • Impress partners, clients and investors
  • Network and share knowledge

Submission Guidelines

Please download the application form given below to submit your entry. Do not exceed the word limit. Entries for the South Africa Next Gen Testing Awards will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Measurable Impact on Business Objectives - 25 points
  • Testing Methods used - 25 points
  • Innovative tools and techniques - 25 points
  • Customer centricity - 25 points


04 November, 2016

Johannesburg

3 Individual Categories

2 Corporate Categories

Individual Categories include :

1. Testing Lifetime Achievement of the Year 2016 (Honorary)
The veteran Testing Thought leader whose contribution to the industry is memorable. The jury, comprising of CIOs of end user companies and celebrated thought-leaders, shall chose the winner.

2. Testing Leader of the Year 2016
This will be awarded to the most outstanding software Testing leader.

Nominations for Testing Leader of the Year 2016 :

Jobin Daniel

Head of Global Quality

BPC Banking Technologies

Jeanette Lings

Test Manager

Independent

Aslam Khan

Founder

Still Point Software

Tushar Das

Director Testing Practice

Larsen & Toubro Infotech

Matthew Vlok

Head: Requirements and Testing

Nedbank

Dumisani Mukansi

Head of Testing

MTN

Mark Redelinghuys

Head of Testing

Seecrypt Group Inc.

Tim Andrews

Director

DotModus

Biase De Gregorio

Associate Partner

IQ Business

Vuli Xundu

Founder and CEO

Africa Software Testing Corporation

Reginald Mudaly

Software Quality Assurance & Testing SME

TestWorx Pty Ltd

Wikus Heydenrych

Head of Quality and Testing

Malaysian Switchgear Distributors

Tala Gxoyiya

Head of Group, PMO, Integration & Testing

Sasol

Simon Nkwinika

Head of Testing

SIQ Conformity Assessment Africa(Pty)Ltd.

Modikoe Meletse

Head Testing

Barclays Africa Group Limited

3. South Africa Testing Champion of the year 2016
These are South Africa's most knowledgeable Testing Professionals. All nominees shall be mentioned on the website.

Who can apply?
Individuals or corporate team can directly apply for any of the above categories. Agencies may apply on behalf of their clients, in which case an email approval from the brand owner must be attached with the application. In these cases separate certificates will be provided for the agency, but the trophy will bear only the name of the client.

Corporate Categories include :

1. Testing Project of the Year 2016 - Retail, BFSI, Manufacturing, Telecom
Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the retail, BFSI, Manufacturing and Telecom sector. The jury, comprising of CIOs of end user companies and celebrated thought-leaders, shall chose the winner. All nominees shall be mentioned on the website. However only the Top 5, selected by Jury members, comprising of CIOs of end user companies and celebrated thought-leaders, shall be on the awards main page.

2. Testing Tool/Product of the year 2016
The award is for the most productive tool that enhances the testing process. Product companies can use this category to nominate themselves. Open source tools shall be chosen based on a survey by UNICOM.

Who can apply?
Corporates (Brand Owners/Marketing team, CXO desk, HR, Program Managers) can directly apply for any of the above categories. Agencies may apply on behalf of their clients, in which case an email approval from the brand owner must be attached with the application. In these cases separate certificates will be provided for the agency, but the trophy will bear only the name of the client.

Submission Guidelines

Award submission guidelines:

1. More than one submissions are allowed in any category.

2. There can be more than one submission from a company.

3. Submissions are free and no fee needs to be paid.

4. Nominations are FREE. Our jury members shall be selecting top 3 nominations for the final round. Once selected a nominal fee of Rs. 7500 /- + taxes needs to be paid to ensure serious nominations.

5.Your project will be evaluated based on the information you provide. We hence request you to spend comprehensive time in filling out the details pertaining to your project.

6. Once the proposal qualifies for the final nominations, the same shall be informed to you.

7. All the final nominees should be present on the awards day.

8. Winner's name shall be declared on the awards day.

9. Winner's trophy shall be handed over a gala ceremony on the awards day.

Submission Deadlines:

Standard Submission : 30th October 2016

For More Information :

Contact Mr Arjun Naidu by telephone at +91 80 4202 3134 / +91 99869 33533 or by email at contact@unicomlearning.com

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Judges

Become a Judge - South Africa Testing Awards 2016
Judging for South Africa Testing Awards 2016 will take place in October or November of 2016. You will be asked for approximately 8 hours remote judging over a 2-3 week period and one full day, of which physical attendance will be required on the Awards function evening (November 03 - 04, 2016), in Johannesburg.

If you would like to be considered as a judge, please email up to 500 words about yourself to contact@unicomlearning.com

Your submission should include:

  • Your experience, skills, expertise, in the software testing market
  • Any qualifications
  • Any additional value you would add to the judging panel
  • A head and shoulders picture of yourself
  • Your full contact details to include company name and your job title
As an added benefit of being on the revered judging panel, you will also receive one complimentary access to the VIP reception. You will also be able to use the awards logo and associate yourself to the program.

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Trainings

Agile

UNICOM provides a broad range of Agile training courses from basic one-day Introduction to Agile through to accredited training such as Certified ScrumMaster. Conferences include the UK's premier Agile event the annual Agile Business Conference and specific Agile in Public Sector and Finance Sector conferences.

Big Data

UNICOM provides events and training in these areas that enable organisations to make better decisions the address topical issues such as Big Data, Sentiment Analysis, Analytics and KPIs. Also available are training courses in specific technologies such as Hadoop.

Cloud

UNICOM has been a prominent provider of software and systems Development and Testing conferences and training. Its events and training including popular certifications such as ISTQB and Certified ScrumMaster and courses address upcoming challenges presented by moving to Agile, DevOps and Mobile environments. Conferences include SEPG Europe, Agile Business Conference, ALM Conference, TestExpo and Next Generation Testing Conference.

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