Gowri Selka, Walgreens

Gowri Selka, is a Software Quality Assurance and Engineering executive in Walgreens. Gowri earned her MBA from University of Chicago and holds multiple patents in the Healthcare industry. She leads an organization of 450 people to provide various testing services and quality management from 8 different locations around the globe to help deliver excellence. Her team focuses on intelligent quality through innovative capabilities and continuous improvements. Gowri has successfully implemented a scalable, cost effective organization to provide software quality for multiple lines of businesses that produces $70B revenue. This has enabled Walgreens to achieve multi-million dollars of savings through virtualization, reduction in cycle time and early defect detection. She is passionate in improving Quality Assurance discipline that provides value added services to customers through innovation and partnership.

QUEST 2014 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Presentation: Quality Goes Beyond Testing

Wednesday, April 9: 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Burgeoning customer expectations coupled with rapidly changing business environment are stumping the most time-honored IT strategies. Proliferation of new age consumer centric SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) technologies and agile IT models are disrupting the traditional ways of business delivery. These tectonic shifts are asking for a rethink of traditional software testing practices. In order to be relevant for tomorrow, enterprise quality has to go beyond software testing. Next-age testing will be driven with an engineering led outlook to assure end to end business processes. Using a collaborative, integrated and predictive approach, the end objective of quality assurance will be to assure all apps deliver world class user experience as against finding defects.