Monday, November 30, 2009

BWI: Software Testing Leadership Awards Announced

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Source: QAI
Monday, November 30, 2009 11:27 AM IST (05:57 AM GMT)
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Software Testing Leadership Awards Announced
CSS Wins Top Honors, With Aricent And Mindtree The First And Second Runners up Respectively

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Monday, November 30, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- QAI (, the world's leading consulting and workforce development firm addressing Operational Excellence, announced the much awaited Software Testing Leadership Awards on 19th November at the 9th Annual International Software Testing Conference 2009. Ramakrishnan Sitaraman, Bharathy Ramalingam and Srinivasan N. from CSS emerged as the winners. Their paper was about "Cloud Testing Go-Cloud based performance testing". Ajay Garg and Himanshu Pandey from Aricent were chosen as the first runner-up for the award for their paper on "Increasing Test Effectiveness Using 4P Approach and Statistical Models". The second runner-up spot was awarded to Muralidhar Yalla and Ramnath Shanbag from Mindtree for their paper on "Building an Automation Framework around Open Source Technologies." The awards were given away at a glittering ceremony at the Le Meridian, Bangalore on the Awards Night at STC 2009 on 19th November 2009.

For the awards, a record breaking number of 418 author intent forms which was the all-time highest received for any conference conducted in the past 10 years in India, were received. After the initial technical screening by the internal panel at QAI and Edista Testing, a total of 180 papers were finalized for regional rounds in 6 cities - Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, and New Delhi. The regional rounds were regionally organized and hosted by Deloitte Consulting in Mumbai; Cap Gemini in Pune; Maveric Systems in Chennai, McAfee in Bangalore, DE Shaw in Hyderabad, and CSC in New Delhi. The jury panel consisted of 24 eminent leaders from DE Shaw, Microsoft, Medha Solutions, Maveric, Cognizant, HP, McAfee, Infosys, IBM, HCL, Keane, ITC Infotech, NXP, Deloitte, Patni, Nomura Securities, Cap Gemini, Amdocs, and Barclays, Headstrong, QA Infotech, CSC, and Sopros, headed by the Chief of Jury Ms. Ranjana Narawane of Accenture.

The papers were evaluated on concept(30%), content(30%), presentation(20%); and value contribution (20%), for a total score of 100 points. Based on the scores in the regional rounds, a total of 36 papers were selected from a shortlist of 180 in the regional rounds for presentation at the conference. Out of these, CSS, Aricent and Mindtree were awarded at the Awards Night as the winners.

QAI's Testing Leadership awards recognize leadership & contribution in the field of software testing. It provides impetus & encourages contribution to the testing processes, skills & principles that make testing an imperative part of the software development life cycle. It also encourages breakthrough achievements & innovative approaches in the testing process that aim to make successful products & services in the IT Industry. The Award announcements were also the highlight of the 9th Software Testing Conference (STC 2009). The two day conference concluded on Friday.

Ramakrishnan Sitaraman from CSS, on winning the award commented, "White cloud computing rationalizes hardware logistics through on - demand access; CSS JLTT optimizes the costs associated with tools and people skills."Cloud Test Go" as a performance engineering services innovatively brings these two elements for the best return - on - investment & user experiences. CSS is honored & delighted to receive this coveted QAI's Testing Leadership Award 2009, for the 'Best of the Best' paper titled "Cloud Test Go - Cloud based Performance Testing' ; submitted for the 9th Annual Software Testing Conference."

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Pradeep C, CEO, Edista Testing Institute (ETI) said "Software testing is booming at almost three times the growth rate of software development. It is an industry with immense potential. All the participants tonight are leaders in one way or the other. They are the reasons behind this amazing growth of the testing industry. The growing success of the STC is a testimony to the fact that the industry is maturing with new entrants coming and new leaders emerging. I congratulate all those who have made this industry such a promising one."

For over 16 years, QAI has brought together international representatives and recognized thought-leaders to share information, learn new software quality processes, and discuss software practices through a number of prestigious events like Asia SEPG Conference and Project Management Leadership.

About QAI:

QAI is a leading global consulting and workforce development organization addressing 'Operational Excellence' in IT, BPO and Knowledge intensive service organizations.

QAI Global Services, the consulting division of QAI, addresses the space of Operational Excellence which includes the areas of Process Management, Quality Management, Innovation Management, Project Management, IT Service Management and others.

QAI Global Institute, the Competency Development division of QAI, focuses on creating international Education and Training products and services to address the Competence Development, Assessments and Certifications to cater to the large pool of manpower requiring skills for increased employability.

QAI is currently servicing over 200 clients in 30 countries and our regional bases are located in US, India, UK, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada.

QAI clients include IBM, Accenture, Wipro, Prudential, Genpact, American Express, Sony, TataMotors and 200 others across 30 countries.

Pooja Bhalla, QAI, +91 9811155798,


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