Speaker Details

Yerevan Testing Days 2019

Vipul Kocher

Vipul Kocher

Vipul is the President of Indian Testing Board, the ISTQB board for India. He is co-founder of SALT and Verity software. He is also the convener of STeP-IN forum, a not-for-profit forum for software testers.

He has 23+ years of experience in various capacities with leading companies. He was one of the first accredited TMMi Assessor, CMAP (Certified Mobile Application Professional), & ISTQB Agile Tester Trainer in India.

Vipul is currently part of an International Special Interest Group (SIG) on “DevOps and Testing” as well as a SIG on “AI and Testing” which is developing certifications for respective subjects.

Vipul co-founded and ran PureTesting, a hugely successful and recognized testing services company from 2004 to 2012 and sold it then starting SALT (School of Applied Learning in Testing) – a skill assessment company and Verity Software – a training company.

Vipul in his earlier role was with Adobe Systems India Pvt Ltd, where he managed the testing of Adobe Reader (Formerly known as Adobe Acrobat Reader) on multiple platforms.

He has won several awards including the best paper award at STAREast 2006 and the Logica CMG Triple Star Award for the most original contribution at EuroStar 2005. He has been a Keynote speaker at many testing conferences worldwide.

Vipul invented Q-Patterns, a method of capturing testing knowledge and writing reusable test cases. This method is being used by various organizations across the world. He is also the inventor of extension to Noun-and-Verb technique for creation of large number of tests from minimal documentation in shortest time possible.

He has done lot of consultancy, trainings & has done lot of mentoring to many of the esteem clients in India & Abroad.

The Future of Software Testing. Reflections on 12 year-old Prediction

Testing today finds itself at cross-roads with Agile, DevOps, Automation pushing it in a corner and the threat-opportunity of Artificial Intelligence creating a fog of uncertainty making it unclear about what shape will testing find itself in.
Twelve years ago, I made a presentation on future of software testing. 2019 is a good time to see what has happened to those predictions and time to make newer predictions.