Paul Holland

Paul Holland

Sr. Director of Test Engineering at Medidata Solutions

Paul Holland is a Senior Director of Test Engineering at Medidata Solutions, Inc. in New York City. Paul has over 20 years of experience in software testing. Prior to joining Medidata in August 2016 he was Head of Testing at a small New York based consultancy for 2 years. Previously he spent 2 years as the principal consultant and owner at Testing Thoughts, and 17 years at Alcatel-Lucent.

Paul specializes in adapting testing methodologies to reduce waste, and be more effective and efficient. Finding ways to document only that which needs to be documented. Modifying reporting of test activities to provide actionable information to stakeholders and reduce/eliminate potentially harmful metrics. Paul is one of four instructors of the Rapid Software Testing course, developed by James Bach and Michael Bolton.


Kalyana Rao Konda

Kalyana Rao Konda

President, Cigniti Technologies

Kalyan is the President, NA-East. He drives the growth of NA-East. Kalyan is a software testing industry leader and Agile software testing expert. At Cigniti, Kalyan spends a lot of time in understanding client expectations, feedback, new requirements and road maps. He is a strong proponent of IP led testing services and has a pending patent in the area of intelligent test scenario generation to accelerate software test life cycles. He also acts as a Technical advisor to customers and helps them realize optimal return on investment on their long-term QA initiatives. He works with marketing, strategic alliances and partnership development teams at Cigniti and creates compelling technology solutions with superior partnerships.



Schedule Details

Join us for a meet up and an interactive session with Paul Holland, as he takes us through his QA journey at Medidata Solutions.

  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM

    Registrations, Networking & Hi-Tea

  • 4:00 – 4:15 PM

    Welcome & Introductory speech by Kalyan

  • 4:15 – 5:15 PM

    Session by Paul followed by Q&A

Why you should attend?

Do you work for a company that has decided that 100% automation is their approach to testing? Is your company spending a lot of time and effort on an automation strategy but your customers feel the product quality is going downhill? Does the management at your company feel that automation is the silver bullet that will save money, increase coverage or reduce head count?

In this talk, Paul Holland, Sr. Director of Test Engineering at Medidata Solutions, will discuss issues and problems that arise due to such approach. Additionally, he will

  • Provide strong arguments why the “automate everything" approach will likely not be as successful approach
  • Issues arise where companies try to automate too much through real-life stories
  • Share details of an alternative balanced approach that will likely yield higher quality in the software


630 Freedom Business Center, 1st Floor,
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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

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