Worqference 2023 - Balaji Ponnada

'Worqference 2023' - Esteemed Instructor

Balaji Ponnada

Balaji Ponnada

AVP Testing at ZenQ (now Qualitest)

Workshop Topic : Extreme Virtualisation in IoT

 

Testing an IoT doesn’t just involve test data, but it also involves environment data. As environmental parameters like temperature, pressure, lighting cannot be changed at will, virtualization becomes a crucial component of testing IoT devices. Just virtualization, however, is not enough to ensure fool-proof testing, and extreme virtualization is required. While sensors, wireless connectivity or digital applications are not new in themselves, the premise of IoT is that they all work together to deliver a specific use case. Thus, extreme virtualization does not only simulate the environment data, but also the messaging protocol and connectivity protocol for the entire device.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of how Internet of Things work
  • Why Extreme virtualisation is important for testing IoT
  • A sample demo on extreme virtualization of a BLE based smart device

Speaker Bio

Balaji is a seasoned professional with over 16 years of experience in software testing. He is currently working for ZenQ (now Qualitest), serving two primary responsibilities – Head of presales and Head of IoT Testing CoE.

As the Head of the IoT Testing Center of Excellence (COE), Balaji is responsible for Research, business development and project execution of all IoT testing projects. His expertise extends into setting up test strategies for Consumer IoT, Personal Medical devices that work with protocols MQTT, Bluetooth, BLE, Zigbee, Cellular and WiFi.

He is in charge of all Presales activities at ZenQ(now Qualitest), collaborating closely with sales and prospects to understand their testing needs and developing customized solutions. In addition to his expertise in testing methodologies and tools, Balaji serves as a consultant helping clients achieve their quality assurance goals.

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