AppLabs to host a Webinar on Testing Center of Excellence: Myth or Reality

From: AppLabs
Published: Fri Oct 17 2008

AppLabs, the world’s largest independent testing, quality management and certification solutions company, today announced that it will host a live Webinar entitled ‘Testing Center of Excellence: Myth or Reality.’ The thirty-minute event will take place on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST / 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM GMT / 8.30 PM - 9.00 PM IST.

‘Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE)’ has been talked about for a long time now - and the question that everyone asks is what does it really mean and why should we do it? The aim of this Webinar is to dispel the prevailing myths and focus on some of the key business drivers for implementing a TCoE. The Webinar will look at the key aspects of what it means to an enterprise and will define the roadmap for setting up a TCoE. In the webinar, the host Shanmugavel (Shamy) Selvarajan, Vice President, Solution Engineering and the Performance Group at AppLabs, will also establish a framework which will guide the participant through the important activities of the entire process. This would also help the participant to define the business case for implementing the model in their enterprise.

This Webinar is aimed at the following roles within enterprise organizations:

• Business Unit Heads and Operational Heads
• QA and Testing Heads
• Testing Professionals
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Profile of Shanmugavel Selvarajan:

Shanmugavel Selvarajan (Shamy) is the Vice President, Solution Engineering and the Performance Group for the European business of AppLabs, the world's largest independent testing, quality management and certification Solutions Company. In his role, Shamy will be responsible for spearheading the campaign for business growth in Europe by providing Innovative business solutions for existing and new customers.

In his career spanning over 14 years within the Global IT services space, he has played key roles in Strategic Account Management, Consulting, Relationship Management, Program Management and Business Development. During this time, he has spent almost 10 years in Europe and in the US working for global 500 customers like GE, Bank of America, Target Corporation, Sears, Auchan etc. defining and delivering outsourcing programs on a global delivery model.

Prior to AppLabs Shamy was with Wipro Technologies where he managed the growth of IT services business for Retail vertical across Europe. As the head of new business across UK, Europe and Nordics, he enabled strong business growth with new customer acquisitions across these regions and added some of the key retail customers to their portfolio. He was instrumental in closing multi million dollar deals with complex outsourcing solutions and commercial models involving Application Development / Maintenance, BPO, Testing and Technology infrastructure services. In his tenure of 4+ years at Wipro, he had also managed multiple retail accounts in the US delivering programs on global delivery model and enabled in creating the largest Retail customer engagement within their business unit.

Shamy also spent over 9 years with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), in portfolios ranging from strategic account management, product development, program management, Euro Consulting etc. for their BFSI and Retail Verticals.

Shamy is a Bachelor in Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai and has a Diploma in Business Management from ICS, UK.

About AppLabs:

AppLabs is the world’s largest independent testing, quality management and certification solutions company. With over a decade of experience, AppLabs has become a trusted partner to more than 600 companies, providing both quality assurance and third-party validation. Clients include American Airlines, Experian, JP Morgan, VocaLink and National Australia Bank amongst others. AppLabs goes beyond technical expertise when it comes to IT services and offers customers rigorous risk mitigation processes, a singular focus on quality, expert project management, communication and global delivery capabilities. It is the first software testing company to get appraised at SEI CMMI Level 5, the highest quality standard attainable in software engineering. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company maintains advanced testing facilities in the US, India and the Europe. For more information, visit

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