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  Day 1: 20 July
  Day 2: 21 July
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Krishna Iyer & Mukesh Mulchandani
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Chief Technical Officer (CTO), ZenTest Labs, India

Krishna Iyer is the CEO of ZenTEST Labs, an independent software testing solutions company based out of India. Krishna has 9 years of Quality management and Process consulting experience. Krishna has experience in test outsourcing of large multi-site projects having worked with clients such as GE, CitiFinancial, IBM, HSBC, etc both in India and the United States. He also has participated in CMM assessments and has been one of the key players in taking a large software integrator to CMMi Level 5. Krishna is a qualified accountant by education and a certified software quality analyst as well. He is a prolific speaker and writer and has presented in various conferences including STARWEST and STAREAST.

Mukesh Mulchandani, CTO of ZenTEST Labs, is responsible for establishing ZenTEST Labs as a key player in the software testing domain. Mukesh has eight years of experience in the information technology industry, most of which has been in the banking and financial services sector. Before joining ZenTEST Labs, Mukesh worked with Kanbay, Capgemini Consulting and Fortune 500 clients, including Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. He has played a major role in designing functional automation processes at the organizational level. Mukesh is a regular presenter at STARWEST and STAREAST.

Tutorial E2:Mind The Gap In Test Automation

As test automation becomes more and more complex and comprehensive, more choices emerge. In this presentation, Mukesh shares 10 choices you better not ignore in you next automation project or even your current automation project.

These ten choices begin with elementary choices such as should I automate now or not, critical choices such as Keyword approach or Functional decomposition approach, etc. It then moves on the unheard of choices such as vertical or horizontal automation, unique choices such as working with dynamic objects or otherwise, etc. The last five choices can be viewed as future automation trends that some companies are already using. These are:Moving beyond keyword driven and functional decomposition

   o Making the automation scripts extensible to business users
   o Introducing automated test driven development
   o Automating even when the application is not ready and using automated scripts
      for unit testing
   o Offering your automated scripts to your clients

Drawing from the experience of end to end test automation for large automation projects, the authors propose that these ten choices are like a twenty point checklist you ought to run on every automation project for maximum return on investment.

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