CTO & President, NA West
Pradeep G is the Chief Technology Officer and President at Cigniti Technologies managing Cigniti NA-West. In this role he is responsible for revenue targets and business growth for Cigniti NA-West. Pradeep is an industry thought leader in software testing with over 15 years of experience. He has strong expertise in setting up Testing Centers of Excellence around Test management, Automation, Mobility, SOA and Functional testing. He established more than 20+ teams of 500-member size. He possesses unique experience around Quality Engineering and has done extensive business development in driving the offerings around Mobility, Digital Commerce, SOA, and Automation. He has been the key champion in setting up several niche skill practices for testing services. He has been a keynote speaker in several conferences and has published several whitepapers while at Cognizant.
He was a Speaker at StarEast 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, SwissTestingday, HP Discover 2012, StarWest 2009, 2011, 2012 and Eurostar for topics such as Mobile automation, test data management and tools.
He has held multiple leadership roles at Cognizant since 2001. In his most recent assignment he was in-charge of the Retail Consumer Goods Quality Engineering and Assurance practice for North America.
He has won many industry awards and recognition. He was also instrumental in having Cognizant win the 2013 Informatica Innovation Award for Test Data Management.