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.
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.
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:
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 :
Head of Global Quality
BPC Banking Technologies
Still Point Software
Director Testing Practice
Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Head: Requirements and Testing
Head of Testing
Head of Testing
Seecrypt Group Inc.
Founder and CEO
Africa Software Testing Corporation
Software Quality Assurance & Testing SME
TestWorx Pty Ltd
Head of Quality and Testing
Malaysian Switchgear Distributors
Head of Group, PMO, Integration & Testing
Head of Testing
SIQ Conformity Assessment Africa(Pty)Ltd.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Your submission should include:
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