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Application Testing in the Agile (CI/CD) world

Thursday 10:55am - 11:15am, (CITRENZ 1 Room)

Ways and means of application testing have changed over the decades. I have seen how dedicated QA born for quality checks, how need of automation came to existence.

The manual testing was taken over by automation testing to reduce the turnaround of the testing time for repetitive tests thus reducing effort anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 days.

It supported the repeated tests thus reducing the dependency on the need for multiple manual testers. However, over the last few years with the advent of agile development, automation testing has become difficult for managers to manage.


Adesh Pednekar

As Co-Founder and Managing Director at QVidalabs, Adesh Pednekar builds security testing and scriptless automation testing products for the New Zealand and global market. Adesh has over 25 years’ global experience working with C-level executives to maximise business results through developing IT Strategy, optimising business processes, implementing technology solutions, in a multicultural global environment.

Adesh has a successful track record of delivering optimal results in high-growth environments across India, Middle East Africa, and Europe. Adesh has varied experience of working with Tier1 technology consulting organizations like KPMG, Oracle, and Infosys. His focus has been on business results – enhancing return in investments and reducing total cost of ownership for clients, revenue growth, margin improvements, effective team utilization, and most importantly high levels of customer satisfaction. Prior to QVidalabs, Adesh had entrepreneurial stints in IT services startups like Sagax Solutions in South Africa and Brahmaand Technologies in New Zealand.

Adesh holds an MBA from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa and a Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering from the Savitribai Phule University of Pune, India.