Sponsors and Supporters

QUEST 2012 is proud to be sponsored by the industry’s leading companies.

Microsoft Microsoft
Diamond Sponsor
www.microsoft.com/visualstudio

Microsoft Corporation, incorporated in 1981, develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company’s software products include operating systems for servers, personal computers (PCs) and intelligent devices, server applications for distributed computing environments, information worker productivity applications, business solution applications, high-performance computing applications and software development tools.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Wednesday Attendee Appreciation Evening Event

SQS Group SQS Group
Platinum Sponsor
www.sqs-group.com

SQS is the largest independent provider of software quality management, quality assurance and testing services. Founded in Cologne in 1982, SQS employs 1,700 staff. With over 5,000 completed projects, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the STOXX 50 and 20 of the FTSE 100 companies. Along with a strong presence in Germany and the UK, SQS has further subsidiaries in Egypt, Finland, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the US. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal and a cooperative venture in Spain. In 2009, SQS generated sales of 134.3 million Euros. The core business of SQS is providing managed services for software testing.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring QUEST Magazine

uTest uTest
Platinum Sponsor
www.utest.com

uTest provides in-the-wild testing services that span the entire software development lifecycle – including functional, security, load, localization and usability testing. The company’s community of more than 45,000 professional testers from 180 countries put web, mobile and desktop applications through their paces by testing on real devices under real-world conditions. Thousands of companies — from startups to industry-leading brands – rely on uTest as a critical component of their QA processes for fast, reliable, and cost-effective testing results. More info at http://www.utest.com or http://blog.utest.com.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Tuesday Welcome Reception

Wipro Technologies Wipro Technologies
Platinum Sponsor
www.wipro.com

Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) provides IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, Testing, BPO, Package implementation, application development and maintenance and research and development services globally. Wipro Testing Services, with FY’09-10 revenue of $500+ Mn, 250+ clients and 10,000+ dedicated Testing executives, is the largest Independent Testing Services Provider globally (Source IDC Marketscape Report: July’2010). We have sustained such a growth due to our knowledge management process that have lead to innovation in the form of IPs, Tools and Frameworks that help us deliver greater value to our customers by reducing cycle times and making testing more robust.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Thursday Lunch

Analytics8 Analytics8
Gold Sponsor
www.analytics8.com

Analytics8 is a Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing enablement, training, and optimization consulting firm with offices in the United States and Australia. We provide consulting services covering the end-to-end BI life cycle, from strategy to design, development, implementation, support, and training. We have expertise in quality assurance with members who pioneered the practices of automated functional, regression, and performance testing. Stop by our booth and see a demo of QuerySurge- the only DW/BI automated tool that can test up to 100% of your data.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Wednesday Breakfast

Checkpoint Technologies, Inc. Checkpoint Technologies
Gold Sponsor
www.checkpointech.com

Checkpoint Technologies, Inc. is a solutions provider that specializes in Business Technology Optimization. We are experts in all areas of quality assurance and software testing – performance, functional, and security. Checkpoint Technologies provides leading-edge software solutions, training, mentoring, senior consulting, and staff augmentation. Our services include both manual and automated testing with automated testing being an area in which we are known for our expertise. Checkpoint Technologies is an HP Business Partner and Certified Training Partner. We have assisted numerous organizations with their implementation of testing solutions with on-site consulting, staff augmentation, and training.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Conference USB Drives

Micro Focus Micro Focus
Gold Sponsor
www.microfocus.com

Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. With the recent acquisitions of Borland Software and the Compuware ASQ business, Micro Focus enables customers to better control, measure and manage application delivery, by automating testing and quality processes across every phase of the software delivery lifecycle.
-Sponsoring Thursday Breakfast

Scalar USA Scalar USA
Gold Sponsor
www.scalarusa.com

Scalar USA is a woman owned, global technology consulting company with an array of service offerings to meet our client’s myriad needs. Combinations of our Professional services and right sourcing, out sourcing right here in U.S. makes us unique and competitive in overall outsourcing market place. Scalar USA is a solution-based company with resilient focus on Quality Assurance, and has aligned with Clients to build Centre of Excellence for their Performance Engineering and Functional Test Automation. Scalar’s Evaluation services offering with combination of Proof of Concept (POC) help clients visualize potential ROI and experience how Automation can accelerate and significantly increase their productivity. Our methodology, solutions and immense pool of quality resources make us the leaders in Software Quality Assurance.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Conference Padfolios

ValueMomentum ValueMomentum
Gold Sponsor
www.valuemomentum.com

ValueMomentum provides Independent Verification & Validation Services and Shared QA Services. We combine QA expertise, methodologies & testing assets with domain-oriented knowledge-base, staff and experience with industry scenarios, process flows, and systems. Our Customers’ initiatives have gained momentum from ValueMomentum’s expertise in QA Process assessment & optimization, Test Outsourcing, IV&V for transformational programs, ROI-based test automation (methodology & frameworks) and Test Coverage optimization.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Friday Breakfast

Telerik TAP Group
Silver Sponsor
www.tapgroup.com

TAP Group is part of the SPR family of companies – a premier provider of technology solutions and in-demand IT talent for Fortune 1000 and mid-market companies since 1973. With expertise in quality management, software testing, business analysis, and project management, TAP Group helps IT organizations achieve velocity and excellence in software. Led by our senior consultants, TAP assessments provide clients visibility into project health, application quality, process capabilities, and tool integration, along with pragmatic improvement strategies. With a strong focus on quality, TAP’s near-shore testing centers provide a cost-effective alternative for functional, web accessibility, mobile application, and automation testing within both traditional and Agile projects.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Exhibitor EXPO Bags

Telerik Telerik
Silver Sponsor
www.telerik.com

Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Conference Lanyards

Accenture Accenture
Bronze Sponsor
www.accenture.com

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With approximately 180,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008.
-Sponsoring Thursday Afternoon Break

Ameex Ameex
Bronze Sponsor
ameexusa.com

Ameex software quality assurance and testing services deliver high quality systems and resources to maximize the value of software, by assuring the software development is done right the first time. We follow a systematic process to get better quality products which are verified and validated at each and every level of the development process. Our full range of QA services includes but not limited Development of Business Specific QA Strategy, Test Plan, Test Cases, Test Execution, Defect Management and Reporting. Our dedicated and skilled team of software testers help companies find hidden inefficiencies in software and uncover defects early in the life cycle of software development companies to save IT costs and mitigate risks.
-Sponsoring Tuesday Afternoon Break

Deloitte Consulting Deloitte Consulting
Bronze Sponsor
www.deloitte.com

Deloitte Consulting’s technology professionals help clients identify and solve their most critical information and technological challenges. We provide advisory through end-to-end implementation services as well as outsourcing services and are recognized in the marketplace for capabilities across the spectrum. By combining our technical capabilities with our industry experiences, we create unmatched market offerings to solve our clients’ business issues. Additionally, we have long-term partnerships with many of the world’s leading technology companies, allowing us to understand solution alternatives and support the most appropriate solution for our clients. By leveraging these elements, we are able to help our clients convert leading edge ideas into tangible results.
-Sponsoring Conference Pens

iCEDQ Soft iCEDQ Soft
Bronze Sponsor
icedq.com

iCEDQ Soft is specializes in ETL quality assurance and data monitoring software for data centric projects and systems. In a data-centric world, the company is focused on optimization strategies for data consolidation and data integration. It has developed data testing software, iQA® and data the health monitoring software, iGOVERN®. Its software is being used by some of the top banks and insurance companies to test and validate their data and ETL processes. These software products assure the data integrity based on Audit, Checks & Controls, Compliance, and Reconciliation rules. iCEDQ Soft – DBA for Abyss Group, Inc.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Coffee Break

NVP Software Testing NVP Software Testing
Bronze Sponsor
www.nvp-inc.com

NVP Software Testing provides Software Testing and Quality Assurance services to companies that develop software, as well as companies for which software is an integral part of their business. We build customized solutions to help our customers reach their business objectives. All of our solutions stem from our five core attributes of Quality, Professionalism, Flexibility, Reliability, and Trust. NVP has the right solution for you. Be sure to visit our booth to enter our valuable prize draw and don’t forget to ask about our Complimentary ½ Day Assessment. Trust the experts.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Coffee Break

Perfecto Mobile Perfecto Mobile
Bronze Sponsor
www.perfectomobile.com

Perfecto Mobile is a global leading provider of cloud-based testing, automation and monitoring solutions for mobile applications and websites, utilizing a wide selection of REAL mobile devices accessible via the web. The MobileCloud™ enables developers and testers, located anywhere in the world, to access a comprehensive range of the latest mobile devices via the Internet. Users can develop, test, deploy and monitor their mobile applications and services without having to physically obtain the handsets. Perfecto Mobile also offers a complete solution for automated functional and regression testing of mobile applications within HP ALM suite. MobileCloud for QTP seamlessly integrates native QuickTest Professional scripting and flow control with Perfecto Mobile’s comprehensive cloud-based automated mobile testing solution.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Coffee Break

Tulkita Technologies Inc. Tulkita Technologies Inc.
Bronze Sponsor
www.tulkita.com

Tulkita Technologies Inc. is a boutique consultancy firm focused on Quality Assurance and Testing. Based on its market leading services, innovative solutions and deep business experience, Tulkita collaborates with its clients to deliver customized, cost-effective solutions in Test Strategy, Optimization and Training. Tulkita provides your organization with unique Test Strategy Consulting Services, focused on improving the essential elements of your Test Practice. Tulkita’s Strategy Consulting concentrates on ‘real’, practical solutions that focus on the realization of both short-term goals and long-term success. Tulkita’s renowned Test Training Service, Acceletester™, is a full-service training program, unique to the testing market today providing pre-built course offerings, onsite/offsite training options and customized training solutions. Acceletester™ provides organizations with the necessary skills and expertise required to succeed in today’s ever-changing market.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO
-Sponsoring Coffee Break

QUEST 2012, hosted in Chicago this year, is also proudly supported by a range of local professional associations.

Chicago Quality Assurance Association (CQAA) Chicago Quality Assurance Association (CQAA)
www.cqaa.org

The Chicago Quality Assurance Association was established in 1984 and is the second oldest chapter of the QAI Global Institute. CQAA promotes software quality principles and practices within the Chicagoland area by providing a forum for networking and information sharing. CQAA offers monthly speaker programs, lunch & learns, webinars, and training classes a to over 1500 members for continuing education. Professional certification is supported by hosting the CSQA and CSTE certification prep classes in Chicago and facilitating local study groups. Other activities have included one-day vendor showcases and symposiums, special interest groups for information exchange, co-hosting programs with other professional organizations, and job search service.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO

Chicago IIBA Chapter Chicago IIBA Chapter
chicago.theiiba.org

The Chicagoland Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) works to build awareness of the business analyst profession and to promote the ongoing development of individual practitioners. With the changing face of today’s business organizations and IT departments, the Business Analyst (BA) performs a role crucial to the success of the dynamic business cycle of planning, implementing, and managing change within companies of all sizes and in every industry. Our meetings are conducted monthly on the first Wednesday evening of the month at a variety of sites around the Chicagoland area.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO

Chicago Software Process Improvement Network (C-SPIN) Chicago Software Process Improvement Network (C-SPIN)
www.c-spin.net

Chicago Software Process Improvement Network NFP promotes achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality and mutual respect. C-SPIN’s goals are to enhance skills and support technology transition through an active program of networking, speakers, forums, publications, recognition of excellence, and mutual support. Since its establishment in 1994 the C-SPIN has grown to support approximately 1200 members from over 150 companies in the Chicago area. Its membership is composed of software professionals with a high interest in process improvement. The C-SPIN delivers programs to its membership on a variety of software quality and related topics intended to inform, educate, train, and share lessons learned.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO

IEEE Chicago Section IEEE Chicago Section
www.ieeechicago.org

IEEE Chicago Section serves electrical engineers and computer related professionals in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. It is an active professional network of over 5000 local technology practitioners, innovators, business leaders, educators and students. It is part of the world’s largest professional association (www.ieee.org) dedicated to advancing technological innovation via publications, conferences, standards, and professional and educational activities.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO

PMI Chicagoland PMI-Chicagoland
www.pmi-chicagoland.org

The Project Management Institute (PMI) establishes project management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certifications for project management professionals worldwide. The Chicagoland Chapter of PMI was chartered in 1977 and today has more than 4,200 members. The vision of the chapter is to be the professional association chapter of choice for project management knowledge, accreditation, development and practice. It strives to promote project management knowledge, standards and ethical practice, provide value to members, increase awareness of the importance of project management among senior management, awareness of the PMI certification process and improve communications with business and the community.
-Exhibiting in QUEST 2012 EXPO

QAI Global Community QAI Global Community
www.qaiglobalinstitute.com

The QAI Global Institute was founded on the premise of having an association of IT professionals who shared knowledge and experiences in order to broaden and strengthen the recognition of the IT practitioner and IT industry. Since then, the Institute has created a worldwide network of IT professionals, developed over the past 25 years, resulting in relationships with world–class industry leaders. The QAI Global Community includes regional Chapters that focus their attention towards providing local professionals with resources to promote their continued pursuit of knowledge and skill building.

Test Republic Test Republic
www.testrepublic.com

Initiated in October 2007, Test Republic is currently the world’s largest knowledge exchange network focused exclusively on software testing professionals. With over 10,000 members from over 198 countries, Test Republic is a place for testers to meet, share, network, and have access to top notch software testing content. With more than 1 million page views, Test Republic is the most prolific network offering its members innovative services. Test Republic members include test-savvy professionals from software testing organizations across the world who are entrepreneurs, influencers, gurus and experts, academics, Web 2.0 aficionados and technology journalists. Test Republic currently hosts around 667 videos, 800+ white papers, 439 blogs, and 140+ groups on a variety of topics for software testing professionals to learn and exchange on. Test Republic is a not-for-profit initiative of Edista Testing Institute.