In regulated environments, such as financial services, QA teams must be compliant to internal controls that are imposed to achieve external compliance rules. At the same time, stakeholders are expecting QA teams to deliver to a consistent standard irrespective of delivery process or technology. How can an organization consisting of globally distributed QA teams operating in a federated structure establish a standard that is compliant to internal regulatory controls? How can these same QA teams adopt a standard that provides consistency in stakeholder confidence despite of the variety of software delivery lifecycles, technologies, tools, and level of team autonomy? In this session, QA experts from UBS and Infosys share their experiences establishing a standard for testing activities across the organization. This included executing an independent assessment to internally baseline the adherence of QA teams to the testing standard. This presentation will show you how Allyson and Kiruba improved the brand image of testing across the organization

Speakers: ;

Allyson Rippon, UBSKiruba Vijayaraghavan, Infosys

Allyson Rippon is an Executive Global IT Manager with 27 years' experience leading transformational strategies in Quality Assurance, Service Delivery and Production support. She is best known for building large QA organizations from ground-up in both the Financial and Medical Industries. Allyson is also a certified professional trainer through AMA & ASTD, a founding member of QA and Change Management Wall Street forums and is the recipient of 15 top achievement awards for Innovation by a woman in IT. She is currently the Head of QA as well as the Employee Council and Graduate Training Program sponsor for the Wealth Management Americas division of UBS.

Kiruba Vijayaraghavan has more than 13 years of IT testing experience across industry verticals and technology. He specializes in Assessment and implementation of Test Centre of Excellence, and program management of testing for large implementations. He has shaped Functional, Automation and Performance Testing, Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Testing projects for Fortune 500 clients. He has defined the process and technology implementation of Test Management, Configuration Management and Project Management tools. He is a Certified Software Quality Analyst.