TestFlix 2023 - Shrinivas Kulkarni

'TestFlix 2023' - Esteemed Speaker

Shrinivas Kulkarni

Director of QA at Ola Electric

Atomic Talk Title: Ichhadhari Data: The ReVoLT Mnemonic

The usual view of a variable and a value is of very little use when a tester has to think in terms of test design and sampling. A tester typically deals with what I call a Wanderer – data that goes through transformations and wanders through a system and outside it. In the process, the variables can only be imagined, many don’t technically exist and are imaginary. Along with it, the 4 dimensions of data, namely Representation, Value, Length and Type are fluent. This talk is an introductory view of my mental model of this Wanderer.

Talk Takeaways

  • An unconventional look at variables and data
  • A Pluralistic way of data in the context of black and white box testing
  • Some pertinent questions about the established test design techinques

Speaker Bio


• Senior Technology Leader with over 26+ years of IT experience with specialisation in Quality Engineering, Testing, Agile and DevOps. Knowledgeable in Agile software development models, continuous integration and delivery models. Evangelist to accelerate transition and adoption of Agile practices in testing organisations.
• Experience in delivering complex engineering/testing projects in cross geographical context across wide range business domains such as Banking, Insurance, Retail, Cards, Payments, Sanctions and others.
• Established teams, mentored and created/nurtured high performance culture. Managed stakeholders, Operations and Financial Management. Coordinated with Vendor teams. Offshore/onshore delivery management.
• Built/Headed centers of excellence (CoE) in the area of Software Testing, Test Automation, and Performance Engineering. Innovation in Mobile testing and automation with strong focus on People, Technology and Customer oriented Skills for delivering innovative products.
• Extensive Experience in Enterprise consulting related to Software Testing, developed models and frameworks for assessing testing efficiency/effectiveness of enterprise groups. Created solutions, Engagement Models. Led Software Test consultancy teams in Test Process analysis, Identification and remediation of testing related concerns.
• Expert Software Tester/Architect – Test and Automation strategies for large pro-grams with complex technology stacks. Hands on skills in Exploratory Testing – Rapid learning with heuristics and testing oracles.
• Prior to current role as VP and head of Automation Center of Excellence, worked in companies like HCL Technologies, iGATE Corporation, Microsoft IT India, Aditi Technologies and i2 Technologies.
• Active contributor to the field of Software Testing and Quality Engineering – via conference speaking and social media (Blogs and Twitter). Holds Post Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Chennai

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