Costa is a thought leader with over 25 years experience in development, from requirements, to delivery, and process engineering. He has taken on roles such as Development, QA, Automation, Product Management, VP, and CTO, and managed systems up to 15 million users, in verticals such as Telecommunications, Financial, Wireless, Transportation, and Retail. A visionary innovator, he has devoted much of his career to the mobility space, culminating with a breakthrough invention, a patented mobile technology. Costa is a frequent speaker, and is writing a book due to be published soon, titled “Winning Mobile Strategies – Bridging the Quality Gap”. Currently Costa is currently CEO of Avracom and formerly the Mobile Testing Practice Leader for Capgemini. As a trusted advisor, he enjoys transforming organizations by creating winning mobile strategies to develop best of breed applications. Costa is certified Six Sigma and TPI.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

General Session: Tackling Mobile Testing Challenges Head-On

Thursday, April 23: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

An alarming 65% of apps today have a 1 star rating or less. That’s over 1.3 million apps! According to the fifth annual World Quality Report, “over half of organizations (56%) do not have the right process or methods in place to test mobile applications and 52% don’t have access to required devices.” If not addressed, these gaps will have a major impact on the quality of your mobile applications. What’s worse is that users are intolerant of issues and are quick to switch to competing apps.

Costa will share key findings from the latest World Quality Report, and explore how to address the unique challenges of mobility by starting with the right test strategy. The discussion continues with the top challenge QA leaders are faced with today: how to design a proper device lab, given thousands of unique devices. Costa also provides insight into choosing the right devices to optimize test coverage and reduce risks. Lastly, Costa shows you how to leverage existing tools and evaluate automation options, as well as how to keep your team current with the faster pace of mobility.