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.
Chicago Quality Assurance Association (CQAA)
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.
Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers in 15 cities and 9 countries around the world, and approximately 150,400 employees as of September 30, 2012, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.
David Consulting Group
David Consulting Group helps you lift the performance of your software development community to a higher level that works for you. With the experience, credentials and coaching/mentoring approach proven over decades of consulting your groups, whether internal software developers or software product builders, will benefit quickly and start making changes that last. We help you improve your software performance with methods and techniques that fit your culture, engineering aspirations and financial objectives. We help you answer the question, if you could change on thing about your software development, what would it be?
Deloitte’s Testing Practice is uniquely positioned to utilize our very strong industry knowledge coupled with global delivery capabilities to offer a solution that enables building quality across the life cycle. Whether it’s a large critical implementation or an Enterprise Testing CoE, we offer end-to-end functional testing services along with specialized services such as test data management, testing tool management, mobile, performance, automation, SOA and service virtualization.
Grid-Tools are the leading test data management vendor internationally, specializing in data generation, test data management and provisioning of agile data for Agile environments. We have revolutionized the way test data is being provisioned by developing innovative software solutions for synthetic test data creation, data masking, subsetting, design and archiving. Our innovative solutions, Datamaker™ and Enterprise Data Masking™, offer companies of any size and market sector the ability to provision high quality test data for their testing, development and training environments, as well as outsourcing both off-shore and near-shore. We have been working with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, telecoms, insurance providers etc. to promote best practices for provisioning compliant test data that is fit for purpose.
Hexaware specializes in end-to-end enterprise systems verification and validation in the Financial Services, Insurance, Travel & Transportation, Manufacturing, Retail, CPG and Healthcare domains, cutting across a host of technologies including ERP, CRM, Legacy Client Server and Web-based applications. Through our strategic partnerships with leading vendors such as HP, SAP, IBM, MicroFocus and Validata, we offer innovative solutions in proprietary domain accelerators, test automation and performance testing. Our Test Strategy consulting arm delivers end-to-end Testing Services that can significantly lower you r total cost of ownership, reduce time to market and improve application quality
IEEE Chicago Section
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.
IIBA Chicagoland Chapter
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.
Keynote’s DeviceAnywhere platform provides the industry’s only true cloud-based product for testing and monitoring the functionality, usability, performance and availability of mobile applications and websites. Keynotes’ suite of mobile testing solutions assures the quality of enterprise mobile applications and services, helping to extend businesses and brands to the mobile channel. To learn more about DeviceAnywhere visit www.keynotedeviceanywhere.com. DeviceAnywhere® is a product of Keynote Systems, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: KEYN) based in San Mateo, CA.
Meridian Technologies solves problems. Specifically, we solve the kind of big data-management problems that cost companies time and money. We’re a technical-consulting, performance-engineering and software-development company that identifies, designs, builds and tests robust data-management applications. We’re not a big, lumbering bureaucracy who tries to make your problem fit a proprietary, one-size-fits-all solution. We’re like a precision strike team. Fast. Efficient. Accurate. Proven. And we’re the absolute best at what we do. Our customer-satisfaction record proves it.
Mobile Labs provides enterprise, end-to-end mobile application testing solutions. A certified add-in to HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT) software (previously known as HP QTP), Mobile Labs’ flagship product, Mobile Labs Trust™, enables testers to cost-effectively extend existing HP functional testing solutions to test mobile apps on real devices without jailbreaking or rooting. In addition, Mobile Labs deviceConnect™, an internal device cloud, delivers comprehensive management capabilities for mobile devices in corporate test labs. The patent-pending technology is internal to a company’s worldwide infrastructure, providing highly secure access to and management of the entire inventory of test devices across major mobile platforms.
Mosaic, Inc. is a Chicago-based, nationally recognized leader in software quality and testing. Established in 1988, Mosaic’s specialty services provide a value-added source for testing, test automation, quality assurance, measurement and software process improvement expertise. We supply experienced hands-on professionals supported by extensive intellectual property. Mosaic’s intellectual property includes: MSTAR®, a comprehensive testing methodology, RSTAR™, a test repository and framework for full reuse of your manual tests, test data and automation scripts that supports industry, open source and home-grown automation tools, DSTAR™, a test data management tool for Quality Center, and TR Sizer™ for measuring system size.
NVP Software Testing
NVP Software Testing adds value to your software by increasing its Quality and Reliability while minimizing your risk. NVP improves Quality by assessing the state of QA and QC processes in organisations and recommending/implementing improvements. We provide Test Consulting on current and recommended practices for client organisations within the QC and QA fields as well as Test Management to guide and lead the Software Testing and Quality Assurance process. NVP provides Test Training and staffing to ensure successful project completion.
With a world class record of innovation, Original Software offers a solution focused completely on the goal of effective quality management. By embracing the full spectrum of Application Quality Management across a wide range of applications and environments, products include a quality management platform, dynamic manual testing, robust test automation and test data management software. Our solution is delivered with the control of business risk, cost, time and resources in mind. More than 400 organizations operating in over 30 countries use Original Software solutions. Our customers include the likes of Coca-Cola, Unilever, Barclays Bank, HSBC, FedEx, Pfizer, DHL and many others.
For over 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations deliver defect-free software efficiently. By integrating cloud/API testing, service virtualization, and Development Testing, we reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software. For cloud / API testing, Parasoft’s enterprise-grade solution simplifies complex testing across REST, JSON, MQ, JMS, TIBCO, HTTP, XML, EDI, and more—enabling organizations to test faster and more completely. From a single intuitive interface, teams can automate complex scenarios across the web UI, messaging layer, ESBs, databases, and mainframes. For details, see www.parasoft.com.
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.
Professional Quality Assurance Ltd.
Founded in 1997, Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. (PQA) is Canada’s leading independent solutions provider of quality assurance and software testing services through a team of over 100 professionals. Headquartered in Fredericton, N.B., PQA has additional delivery offices located in Halifax, NS, Moncton, NB and Vancouver, BC. PQA has in-depth experience with the following sectors: Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Gaming, Automotive and Insurance.
QAI Global Institute
Founded in 1980 in Orlando, QAI is a global workforce development and consulting organization addressing the education and ‘Operational Excellence’ needs of information technology and knowledge-intensive organizations. QAI Global Institute, the workforce development division of QAI, focuses on creating education and training products and services. The Institute caters to a wide variety of industries and provides access to a wealth of concepts and skill building reinforced through consulting, training, assessments, benchmarking, certification, conferences, and eLearning. QAI has trained over 140,000 individuals and certified over 40,000 professionals in over 15 countries.
QAI Global Community
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.
Seapine Software is the leading provider of Quality-Centric Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific, our software development tools help organizations of all sizes streamline communication, improve traceability, achieve compliance, and deliver quality products. Over 8,500 companies use Seapine’s award-winning integrated tools for requirements management, software change and configuration management, test case management, issue and defect tracking, load testing, automated functional testing, and web load testing. When software quality is critical, Seapine is essential.
As the IT industry becomes more competitive, the ability for management to distinguish professional and skilled individuals in the field becomes mandatory. Acquiring certification indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices of quality assurance in the IT profession. Certified professionals become members of an acclaimed professional group, receiving recognition of their competence. The International Software Certifications Board (ISCB) provides eleven software certifications for IT professionals in five domains: Quality, Testing, Business Analysis, Project Management, and Process Engineering. Since its inception in 1980, ISCB has become recognized worldwide as the standard for information technology quality assurance professionals. More than 45,000 IT professionals in 43 countries on 6 of the 7 continents have earned certification.
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.
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. With a strong focus on quality, TAP’s near-shore testing center provides a cost-effective alternative to off-shore for functional, web accessibility, mobile application, and automation testing within both traditional and Agile projects. Led by our senior consultants, TAP Group’s pragmatic solutions provide clients visibility into project health, measure application quality, build process capabilities, and enable tools effectiveness.
Telerik’s mission is to make software development easier and more enjoyable. Our tools for agile project management, collaboration, development and testing allow companies of all sizes to create richer, more stable and aesthetic software faster than ever before. Trusted by over 100,000 customers worldwide for our devotion to quality and customer care, Telerik helps technical and business professionals maximize their productivity and “deliver more than expected” every day.
Tulkita Technologies Inc.
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.
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.
Utopia Solutions is a global quality and testing firm known for its innovative solutions, built from over a decade of helping hundreds of companies achieve breakthroughs in system quality and performance. Utopia Solutions offers custom and managed service solutions in the areas of mobile application testing, test automation, performance testing and software process improvement. Our solutions enable businesses and their IT organizations to focus on achieving business outcomes rather than struggle with quality and performance barriers.
Westfall Team, Inc.
The Westfall Team partners with our clients to identify and provide practical solutions that improve the client’s capabilities to develop and maintain high quality software-intensive products. We provide our clients with training solutions tailored to ensure effective transfer of practical knowledge and techniques that can be immediately incorporated to improve on-the-job performance. We help our clients establish, develop and maintain systems and processes that match the way they actually do business, maximize quality and business value, minimize cycle time and rework, increase management insight and visibility, enhance organizational and individual learning, and reduce bureaucratic overhead.
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.
Xyon Products & Services LLC
Formed by a group of passionate people with decades of IT experience, Xyon Products & Services is a Texas based company with presence in Illinois. With customer satisfaction as our core value, we provide solutions to the customers leveraging our innovative products and services. We proudly present Ozone, a zero coding turn-key workflow solutions engine for process automation. If you can dream a process, you can automate it using Ozone without any coding or technical knowledge. In as little as a day, you can implement processes for defects, issues, risks, work requests, change management and many such workflows.
Zenergy Technologies is a specialty QA & testing firm that places high value on practical solutions. With strong emphasis on strategic thought leadership in addition to tactical implementation, Zenergy’s experts advise and guide project teams in industry best practices and optimal approaches while helping them steer clear of pitfalls that typically hinder organizations. Utilizing QA, test, and automation techniques that improve the business value of software development, Zenergy tailors solutions that contribute maximum benefit with minimal disruption. And for organizations using or moving toward iterative development, Zenergy excels in helping Agile/Iterative teams develop low maintenance automation and effective continuous integration.