In retailing, software quality drives market share. Our agenda focuses on new technologies in test automation, DevOps and AI for five-star UX.
The QA Financial E-Commerce and Retailing Forum New York
October 19th 2023 at the Harvard Club of New York City
We are excited to announce our third edition of the QA E-commerce Forum New York, which will take place on October 19th at the Harvard Club of New York.
Join us and hear expert speakers from Bloomberg Media, Etsy, Marriott and other leading E-commerce and retailing firms. We'll be covering topics including the cutting-edge in DevOps technologies, UX and the testing requirements for applications designed for the Cloud and the era of generative AI.
If you work for an E-commerce or retailing firm in software development, registration is free.
Pooja Malpani is the Head of Engineering and CTO for Bloomberg Media. She leads the engineering teams responsible for technology that powers consumer media and Bloomberg Connects. This includes supporting Bloomberg.com, consumer mobile applications, smart television apps, other connected devices, as well as the systems that deliver market-moving news, data, audio and video to consumers and syndication partners. Her group also manages Bloomberg’s arts and culture exploration app in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. Prior to Bloomberg, Pooja was at HBO Digital Products, where she led the Purchase and Identity engineering teams for HBO Go and HBO Now. Her group was responsible for Subscription Management, including Auth, Direct Commerce and Partner Commerce across web, mobile and connected devices. Her group managed HBO’s streaming user services, including scaling for high traffic shows like Game of Thrones. Prior to joining HBO, Pooja spent 9 years at Microsoft, leading the engineering efforts on a variety of features for Skype for Business and Skype for consumers. Pooja is an ambassador for women in technology and is actively involved in engineering initiatives related to diversity.
Mechanical engineer by degree, QA engineer by passion with over 25 years of experience in Biotech, finance and hardware/software technology companies.
Matthew Crabbe, CEO and Founder – QA Media
Speaker: Pooja Malpani, CTO, Bloomberg Media, in conversation with Matthew Crabbe, QA Financial
In this opening session of our Forum, we feature a "fireside chat" interview with Pooja Malpani, a prominent media CTO with a deep background in software engineering garnered at Microsoft and HBO prior to her current role at Bloomberg Media. Our conversation will cover the key technology challenges and opportunities Pooja is focused on right now, and how she balances her time between managing innovation and managing day-to-day resilience and performance issues. A key trend in media is the personalisation of content. How is this being embedded in app development at Bloomberg and how does Pooja's team ensure it works? What is the appetite for new AI-driven voice technologies, and how quickly can these be rolled out to a largely professional customer base? And how does a company such as Bloomberg, with its extensive in-house software development resources make decisions on third-party vendor services? We'll leave time for audience questions".
Speaker: Dennis Medvetsky, Director of QA, Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a leading global supplier of security, fire and access control systems. Dennis will explain how the latest facial and body recognition systems - driven by AI and machine learning - are driving the requirements of the QA and testing teams at Johnson Controls. With the added perspective of his previous experience at Citizens Bank and Fidelity, Dennis will also be making some cross-industry comparisons of how DevOps engineers can best be managed in the post-Covid world. How can managers balance the desire for a WFH culture with the need to have teams in the office in order to optimize the hardware and platforms that are being built for Ai-driven quality assurance?