Kalyana Rao Konda

Kalyana Rao Konda

President, NA East

An acknowledged test thought leader, as the President, NA-East, Kalyan collaborates with Industry analysts to fortify Cigniti’s differentiators and IP led testing services approach. He acts as a Technical advisor to customers and helps them realize optimal ROI in their long-term QA initiatives. He also works with marketing, strategic alliances, and partnership development teams at Cigniti and creates compelling technology solutions with superior partnerships.

A software testing industry leader and Agile software testing expert, he has an in-depth understanding of client expectations, feedback, new requirements & roadmaps.

Kalyan 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 is also a sought-after consultant and a recognized speaker in industry events and conferences of global repute. Known for his expertise in setting up large-scale global delivery teams, delivering testing advisory services and amazing people leadership skills, he has built leading global delivery teams & operations, achieving target gross margins, managing the investments for the service delivery organization. He has enabled global delivery teams to provide best-in-class services to clients and ensuring client delight across all the operating geographies.

Earlier, as VP at AppLabs (now a CSC Company), he led the Global Delivery Teams of 2000+ across industry verticals, geographies & made significant contributions. He also held leadership roles with Virtusa and BaaN. Kalyan has a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Pondicherry University, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), & also has a Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) certification to his credit.