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First in Class – Keynote Address by HP ES Testing Services Leader

STEP-In graphic.jpgFeaturing: Srinivasan Desikan, Worldwide Portfolio, Offering and Capability Management – Testing & Quality Assurance, Hewlett Packard Company


While testing services may not be the very first offering that comes to mind when one thinks of HP Enterprise Services, it is among the most important services we provide our customers.  Testing services cut across applications development, design, management, ERP’s, industry’s, cloud, mobility and the list goes on.  So it’s little surprise that a recent STeP-IN conference hosted by the International Conference on Software Testing in Bangalore, India featured our very own Srinivasan Desikan as the keynote speaker.


Speaking on “Trends in Testing – Synergizing Developers, Testers, Customers and End-Users”, Mr. Desikan gave attendee’s an enlightening approach to understand future trends in testing. As the author of the best-selling “Software Testing – Principles and Practices”, Mr. Desikan was the perfect choice for the 10th anniversary of the STeP-IN conference key-note speaker where this years theme was “Next Generation Testing: Learing from the past; Preparing for the future”. 


I’d encourage you to take a few moments, visit the site (Keynote address from the STeP-IN 2013 conference) and become acquainted with HP’s Srinivasan Desikan; his views on the future of testing services and about the STeP-In conferences. For more on our Testing practice and services, please visit us on-line at:




About Srinivasan Desikan


Srinivasa Desikan.pngSrinivasan Desikan is the author of a best-seller, “Software Testing – Principles and Practices”, which is being used by more than 50 universities across the world with more than 45000 copies sold.


He has been part of large testing and product-development teams, and has been in the field of software testing since 1989. He has occupied a variety of technical and management positions on Testing at Novell, Wipro, Talisma, Siebel and Agile Software for over two decades.


He currently works for Global portfolio management of Testing with HP Enterprise services. He has vast experience in the areas of test automation, test management, test processes and in setting up test teams from scratch. He has delivered talks on testing at international conferences both in India and abroad, such as QAI-India, ASIASTAR-2002 (Melbourne, Australia), PSQT/PSTT-2003 (Washington, USA), STeP-IN, CSI, BCIC, IEEE, STEP-Auto, SPIN (Chennai), ICCA (Pondicherry). He has more than 25 technical publications with magazines such as CTO Forum, PCQuest, Express Computer, CSI and SEA Software. He has received one of the biggest engineering awards “Employee of the Year-1999″ at Novell for setting up the system test team and lab from scratch. He is the recipient of Testing thought leadership award from “test2008” for his services to the industry and academia on Testing.


A holder of two patents on Regression testing and white box testing, he serves HRD of Govt India (Pedagogy) for curriculum development and Advisory member of various universities/colleges that include GRG Institutions, Coimbatore and K.S.R College of Engineering (Autonomous), Tiruchengode.


Srini Sundararajan | ‎07-17-2013 04:25 AM

Srini Desikan has always been an interesting speaker when it comes to the future of testing practices. He's also effective in aligning his presentations with the audience in mind.


Some years ago when we had to position our capability on progressive automation - I remember Srini D visiting the customer to showcase our approach and thoughts on progressive automation.


Keep it going Srini D.

Srinivasan Desikan | ‎07-17-2013 04:13 PM

Thank you Srini Sundarajan.  I am privileged to receive these nice words from IDS India Testing Director and a leader of one of the largest testing teams for HP. All these are happening with your support and wishes Srini

aj.murray | ‎07-17-2013 04:22 PM

If you haven't had a chance to listen to our latest Selling Points (Testing Svcs, July 11th, 2013 U.S. CST), we had Mr. Desikan as the lead speaker as well.  I've been impressed by the depth of his expertise, yet the ease with which he communicates an often difficult topic.  

Srinivasan Desikan | ‎07-19-2013 02:11 AM

Thanks AJ Murray for this comment and the blog post. I have been speaking in conferences for the last 10 years but this time it is fulfilling to see this highlighted in HP Blog.

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