Author - Pratyasha Mustafi

Cigniti Recognized as Market Leader in Continuous Testing Specialists for the US by ISG

Dallas, TX, 27th Oct, 2021 – Cigniti Technologies has been recognized as a market leader in continuous testing specialists for the US by Information Services Group (ISG), in its ISG Provider Lens™ Next-Gen Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) Services report.   

Speaking on the occasion, Srikanth Chakkilam, CEO, Cigniti Technologies, said, “Cigniti is a leading Digital Assurance company that enables global enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and continuously achieve their digital next. We continue to significantly invest in our IP, BlueSwan™ and enhance its capabilities, to create new IP-based solutions, such as AI-led test data management, test environment management, and security engineering. We have enriched Verita and Velocita with AI-based analytics use cases which are helping our enterprise clients to achieve significant acceleration in their org-wide test automation initiatives. Cigniti’s AI-based script-less test automation platform – iNSta – enables building of production grade test automation suites. The test execution engine integrates with the latest CI/CD tools and cloud (Sauce Labs, Browser Stack) infrastructure to support continuous testing, leading to reduced cost of quality, and improved productivity, stability, & reliability.” 

“Cigniti offers a gamut of services in the continuous testing realm and is equally good in executing large strategic QA contracts that warrant advisory competency. It’s making great inroads in the U.S. market through customer-oriented commercial models like testing-as-a-service (TAAS)”, said Ashish Chaturvedi, Principal Analyst, ISG. 

The ISG Provider Lens™ Next-Gen Application Development and Maintenance Services 2021 - U.S. examines the capabilities of U.S. providers.  

About Cigniti 

Cigniti Technologies Limited (NSE: CIGNITITEC, BSE: 534758), global leader in providing IP-led, strategic digital assurance, software quality engineering, testing and consulting services, is headquartered in Hyderabad, India, with offices in USA, U.K., UAE, Australia, Czech Republic and Singapore. Leading global enterprises including Fortune 500 & Global 2000, trust us to accelerate their digital transformation, continuously expand their digital horizons and assure their digital next. We bring the power of AI into Agile and DevOps and offer digital services encompassing intelligent automation, big data analytics, cloud migration assurance, 5G Assurance, Customer experience assurance and much more. Our IP, next-gen quality engineering platform, BlueSwan helps assure digital next by predicting and preventing unanticipated application failures, thereby assisting our clients in accelerating their adoption of digital. 

About ISG 

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com. 

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Cignithon – A Virtual Testing Hackathon

I'm a Tester. Why should I attend?

  •  Opportunity to test 2-3 live products for Functionality, UI and Security.
  •  Rare chance to compete with hundreds of other Testers from across the world.
  •  Prizes worth INR 200,000 (~ $2700) with many other rewards.
  •  Network with other community Testers, discuss how they test and learn from them.
  •  Opportunity to test applications from different domains and tech stacks.
  •  Get to know about Cigniti and how you could work together.

Event Schedule

From 10 AM IST on 4th September to 9 PM IST on 5th September, 2021 | Virtual

4th of September, Saturday

  • 10:00 AM – Virtual Arrival & Welcome
  • 10:20 AM – Introduction of Cigniti and The Test Tribe
  • 10:45 AM – Event Format Briefing
  • 11:00 AM – Applications Revealed
  • 11:30 AM – Battle Begins

5th of September, Sunday

  • 05:00 PM – Drop your Weapons & say ‘Hi’ to Networking
  • 08:00 PM – Assemble for Results
  • 09:00 PM – Wrap

*Schedule may see some minor changes as situation demands

Manage Open Source Risk but Keep Engineers Empowered

Speakers:

Rajesh Sarangapani - Head of Innovation & Practice at Cigniti Technologies
Mitun Zavery - Director Pre-Sales Engineering at Sonatype

Abstract:

Senior Infosec Architects need a 360-degree view of application security issues across the custom code and open course components before it is pushed through to the QA team.

  • 80% of application code comes from open source libraries
  • 62% of organisations do not have any control over what components are used in their applications
  • 31% of organisations experienced a breach related to vulnerable open-source components

Key Takeaways:

  • The State of Open Source Consumption
  • The Risk Involved with Open Source
  • Why Software Composition Analysis is a “Must Have”
  • How Cigniti and Sonatype are currently solving the problem

Shift Left or Squish Right: Getting Time to Test

Speakers:

James Bach - CEO and Principal Consultant - Satisfice, Inc., A pioneer of Rapid, Exploratory, and Agile Testing.
Kalyana Rao Konda - President, North America at Cigniti Technologies

Abstract:

Shift Left testing recommends reversing the testing approach and involving system/software testing earlier in the lifecycle. Practically, it means moving the testing approach on the left end on the project timeline.

However, "programmers generally won’t stop coding to spend days developing and performing deep testing. What they mean by “testing” is relatively simple output checking. Deep testing may never happen in a shift-left regime, which then forces that work to the right — into the world of production and users. I call that “squish left and right," which means that there is pressure not to allow testers to perform a competent test process. How do we resist this pressure? How do we sell testing?", asks James Bach.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to pitch Testing and its timing to key stakeholders.
  • The impact of testing at various stages of a digital transformation.
  • Your customers/users and the brand from technical issues.

Delivering business outcomes in Digital Transformation initiatives leveraging Testing IP

Speakers:

Diego Lo Giudice - Vice President & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research
Kalyana Rao Konda - President – North America at Cigniti Technologies

Abstract:

The current pandemic has changed business models. Disruptive technologies are making organizations accelerate their investments in IT to ensure not only a consistent user experience but also improved decision making and outcomes. Rapid acceptance of these form the core of Digital Transformation in Enterprises. But this transformation presents unprecedented challenges and risks to Enterprise Quality. Digital Assurance, being radically different from traditional quality assurance, mitigates these risks. This calls for identifying issues early in development lifecycles, test them thoroughly and ensure the systems run as expected.

Continuous testing plays a key role in seamlessly interweaving across all aspects of the development lifecycle. True differentiator is realized when IP of the testing services provider is leveraged to shorten life cycle and deliver value. In this webinar, Cigniti with Forrester Guest will take you through the current issues faced by organizations in going digital and the role of testing. Cigniti will also explain how clients can leverage its proprietary next-gen software testing IP - BlueSwan to achieve business outcomes in enterprise digital transformation initiatives.

Integrating Cloud-based Mobile Test Automation into your CI-CD Pipeline

Speakers:

Guy Arieli - AVP-Client Success at Cigniti Technologies
Dries Swerts - CTO at Experitest

Abstract:

In these unprecedented times, there is a high pressure on enterprises to go digital and create quality mobile applications that provide best-in-class user experiences. Mobile development and QA teams thus have a huge responsibility to deliver superior quality apps at high speed - faster than the competition – even as enterprises face a constantly evolving technological landscape.

In this Live session, Dries Swerts, Associate Vice President – Client Success, Cigniti and Guy Arieli Experitest CTO, will discuss the emerging market trends and demonstrate how integrating continuous testing in the CI/CD process helps shorten mobile app release cycles and ensures high customer satisfaction.

NextGen technologies that are aiding Quality@Speed in Banking & Financial Services

Speakers:

Ritesh Jain - COO | CTO, Former Head of Delivery Digital Tech at HSBC
Dr. David A. Bishop - CEO at Agile Worx
Avik Ganguly - Director of Engineering, DevOps Tools & Quality at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)
Nanda Padmaraju - Senior Vice President, Cigniti Technologies

Abstract:

Innovative NextGen digital technologies help implement customer-friendly, user-centric approaches for the BFS sector. To achieve Quality@Speed, the BFS sector needs to invest in new Banking models, smart finance & wealth management systems, zero-touch technology, and more! While adoption of next gen technologies poses multiple challenges for testing & development teams, AI-based DevTestOps & Quality Engineering practices seal the gap between testing and development, leading to production of quality products at speed.

Listen to Ritesh Jain, Avik Ganguly, Dr. David Bishop & Nanda Padmaraju as they help you discover and understand how to adopt NextGen technologies to achieve Quality@Speed in the BFS sector.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how emerging technologies are enhancing the user experience for BFS customers
  • Understand the critical role of quality engineering in the BFS IT eco system
  • Learn how digital assurance is a fundamental building block for the success of BFS sector
  • Understand how companies are implementing digital Quality Engineering practices in the backdrop of increased cloud adoption

Cignithon- A Cigniti Testing Hackathon

09 February 2020 | 11:30 AM (India Standard Time) | Hyderabad

At Cigniti, we realized that we have talent around us who are deeply passionate about testing, about quality assurance and quality engineering. Efforts were needed to bring together these passionate testers and build a testing community which is based on trust, sharing and collaboration.

This led us to conceptualize Cignithon, Cigniti’s Testing hackathon, which now has become the biggest testing hackathon in town which is helping build Hyderabad’s Software Testing community. The first and the most recent edition received phenomenal response with software testers from more than 54+ companies turning up at the event to battle their wits and uncover defects from live applications! One of the applications tested was a blockchain based app as well!

And of course, there were great prizes on offer and it was a fun-filled event on a Sunday!

If you are looking at being a part of the community, feel free to join in the Hyderabad Software Testing Meetup group to stay updated of the upcoming events!

Quality Engineering in a SAFe World

Speakers:

Jermaine Oldham - Sr. Director, DevOps, SDLC, & Enterprise Quality Engineering at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

Abstract:

Rather than thinking “I wrote good code”, organizations need to challenge themselves on “How do I know I wrote good code?”
Agile & DevOps are flexible and responsive methodologies that have rules contrary to the traditional mode of testing. Underpinned on the basic principles of Agile Manifesto, a SAFe has built-in quality as one of its four core principles – bringing Quality Engineering into focus. As the users’ demands for faster time to market increases, the need emerges to shift from assuring quality, to shifting left & engineering quality from the beginning. To accelerate software delivery & improve quality, enterprises need to focus on creating a culture of quality based upon Agile & DevOps best practices. In addition, enterprises also need to focus on breaking down cross organizational team silos to accelerate Quality & Speed via Continual Feedback promoting a quality culture driven by continuous delivery & continuous testing. DevOps helps organizations increase accountability for coding best practices, drive predictable production outcomes, and streamline software delivery via automation. SAFe focuses on bringing lean and agile practices into picture to align the traditional processes with the business goals to manage complex architecture and processes with ease and at speed.

Key Takeaways:

Listen to, and learn from Jermaine Oldham and, experienced veterans in the industry how to:
Accelerate software delivery & improve quality
Break down cross organizational team silos to accelerate quality & speed via continual feedback
Promote a quality culture driven by continuous delivery & continuous testing

  • Understand How to manage complex architecture and processes with ease and at speed
  • Discover The rewards of implementing Quality Engineering in a SAFe World
  • Learn How continuous testing and continuous delivery facilitate Quality & better ROI
  • Know How to build a culture of quality based on Agile & DevOps best practices

The Pothole of Automating Too Much

We are back with an interesting topic after a long break.
It gives us immense pleasure to announce our next Meetup with Paul Holland, Sr. Director of Test Engineering at Medidata Solutions as the Speaker.

Meetup Agenda:
3:00 to 4:00 PM (EST) – Meet & Greet; Food & Networking
4:00 to 5:00 PM (EST) – Session Followed by Q&A.

26th September 2019 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST | Philadelphia

Integrating Automated Testing Into DevOps and Agile

Integrating Automated Testing Into DevOps and Agile

Speaker:

Vibhu Taneja, Director - Head of Transformation, Quality Engineering & Environments at Deutsche Bank

Abstract:

Automation facilitates the ‘test early, test often, test everywhere’ strategy in DevOps & Agile enterprises
Transformation of SDLCs without the transformation of testing approach is just a futile attempt at optimization. Testing used to be an afterthought, a last-minute protocol in legacy SDLCs. Agile and DevOps put testing on forefront, bringing in the ‘shift-left’ mindset. But manual testing takes away the essence of these modern methodologies, thus, making testing an inhibitor rather than a facilitator in delivering quality products at speed. Automated testing upholds efficiency of Agile sprints and empower collaboration in DevOps teams. As enterprises are now adopting an ‘Agile+DevOps’ approach for software development, automated testing becomes the key to a successful and timely deployment. Register for the webinar and join the discussion with Vibhu Taneja and Nanda Padmaraju.

Key Takeaways:

Manual testing is not feasible for a continuous testing strategy. To test everywhere and to test efficiently, automated testing is required in DevOps & Agile enterprises.
With extensive experience in handling complex transformational multi-year programs and business critical transformation projects, Vibhu Taneja and Nanda Padmaraju will help you understand, discover, know, and learn how to integrate test automation into Agile & DevOps.

  • Understand why you should get rid of your traditional testing ways
  • Discover the rewards of bringing automation into the picture
  • Learn how automated testing facilitates business growth
  • Know the ways to integrate automation with your existing approach