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Kiran Rayachoti

Kiran Rayachoti

Vice President Engineering, Publicis Sapient


Kiran, having around 22+ years’ experience in Engineering in various domains and industry verticals. Currently working as ‘Vice President, Engineering, Digital Business Transformation at PublicisSapient. Hands on Engineering Leader UpToDate with Industry Trends and Technologies.

Currently working as one of the Engineering Lead for Retail Industry Vertical and primary focus is to improve the Quality, Automation coverage and moving into Digital Transformation and IT Modernization. Well versed and extensive experience in handling Scrum, Agile projects delivery and leading development and testing teams. Worked on projects ranging from packages, custom implementations, micro services and end to end technology solution.

Led the Digital Transformation of QA to QE where-in got the organization moved to test automation with various tools, frameworks (in-house built), Devops, Cloud Platforms which is a completely engineered approach. Pioneer Architect to get the engineering teams to higher coverage of automation, Devops and testing through Cloud platforms. Build the competency of the QA domain to move towards QE profiles and significantly improved the Quality metrics and made KPI driven Testing model for the QE CoE.

Responsible for leading the Development of IP solutions, CoE, Solutions & Delivery, People growth, Client management, Test practices, Automation, Innovations, Mobile labs, Vendor management and handling end to end testing delivery. Overall managing delivery and portfolio of Products / Projects testing in Sapient.

Exceptionally good in Automation and worked with various Transportation, Retail, Travel, Banking, Consumer applications. Designed, developed and roll out around 3 IP automation solutions over a decade time for various Clients.

Working / Worked with Clients like BritishAirways, Lufthansa, Citi Bank, Lloyd’s, JCPenney, Ralph Lauren, RBS, Belk, Marriott, Academy, McDonald’s and many other across the Globe.

How GEN AI or AI/ML impacts Testing Industry? Is this something that will complement or complicate?
This talk is about the latest technologies like ChatGPT and how it can be leveraged to its maximum potential to enhance testing either in manual or automation. It also talks about how ChatGPT kind of technology impacts testing and is it really worth to explore this way of testing? This will give an insights and perspective on the testing trends with the introduction of the latest next gen technologies.