Panel Discussion: Engineering Quality: A New Opportunity for Heads of QA
Lev Lesokhin - Executive Vice President, Strategy and Analytics – CAST
Ramkumar Ayyadurai - Director, Global Head of Test Engineering and Quality Assurance - Citi
Will Lukang - Executive Director, Head of QA and Testing - UBS
Mohan Hanumantha - VP, Head of Application Development - AXA XL
Kevin Barry - AVP, Head of Software Quality Assurance - PURE Group of Insurance Companies
Agile and DevOps have transformed delivery while blurring developer, operations, and quality roles. As we move into DevOps 2.0, there is an opportunity for QA leaders and teams to evolve and expand their influence within the IT organization of financial firms - by assessing the engineering quality of systems. However, this opportunity demands new skill sets and perspectives that traditional quality teams must adopt. Our panellists will describe what 'engineering quality' means, address how they are motivating teams to "shift-left,” and share how they are helping QA teams develop engineering disciplines (coding, architecture, and system thinking).