From Detection to Prevention: A How-to Guide
3:05 - 4:05 Interfaith Room
Traditionally, Quality Assurance has been focused on detecting the issues rather than preventing them. Data proves that it is 10X more costly to correct a problem than to prevent it. IT Organizations are transforming their business models to be digital and product-centric which, in turn, is forcing the need to get things right the first time, and with increased speed. Traditional application centric quality assurance models with dedicated QA teams driven by standard QA SLAs have become a bottleneck to achieve the intended business goals. This has resulted in organizations transforming from Quality control to a Quality Engineering approach, shifting left within the SDLC lifecycle by embedding intelligent automation with self-healing, integrating Dev-QA model & business quality assurance, and embarking on a Quality Engineering transformation journey. With this raised bar on expectations from quality engineering, what aspects of testing need to be considered to realize the full benefits, preventing potential risks, and effectively contributing to business objectives? Join us for a presentation and discover on how to reduce cost of quality, achieve speed, and move the needle from detection to prevention! Questions we will cover include: - What does the future of Quality engineering will look like? - What are the key considerations for Quality Engineering? - What tools and accelerators are available in the market? - How can I transform my team to enable QE? - How can I perform effective change management associated with culture and mindset?
Mark Harris
Currently Mark leads Enterprise Voice, Reliability & Availbility, Quality, and Transactional Data for GEICO. Prior to this, he served as CTO for a Series-C startup in Columbus. Mark has several years in insurance and healthcare tech, including leadership roles at Grange Insurance, GEICO, CoverMyMeds (acquired by McKesson) and Fuse by Cardinal Health. Mark began his career with Microsoft, where he held various roles in the Windows organization, contributing to Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 R2, and Internet Explorer 7. He holds a B.S. in Computer & Information Science from The Ohio State University, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Washington, and an MBA from Xavier University.
Praveen Ganapathiraju
Praveen is currently a Director at ValueMomentum with over two decades of extensive experience in delivering services and solutions in the Insurance (P&C), Retail, Energy and Utilities domains. He is passionate about Quality Engineering and has deep expertise in leading globally distributed QA teams driving transformation and modernization initiatives. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications