About ATA Mumbai Meetup

ATA Mumbai Chapter is one of the largest community of agile testers in Mumbai. This page is dedicated to all the activities and the events organized by Agile Testing Alliance and DevOps++ Alliance organized in Mumbai region. ATA organizes meetups as a part of the community initiative. The first ATA Pune Meetup was held on 28th Sept 2013 at Datamatics. Apart from meetups' ATA also organizes certification programs on master agile testing (CP-MAT), selenium automation testing (CP-SAT) etc. Details for these programs are on below urls CP-MAT : http://cpmat.agiletestingalliance.org/ CP-SAT : http://cpsat.agiletestingalliance.org/ For more information on Agile Testing Alliance and DevOps++ Alliance, please visit the following URL's Agile Testing Alliance : http://agiletestingalliance.org/ DevOps++ Alliance : http://devopsppalliance.org/


Percy Hilloo


I am a senior management professional with 25 years of comprehensive experience in the IT field, with demonstrated abilities in:

  • - architect testing solutions for large deals
  • - provide pre-sales and sales support
  • - heading the testing technology Expert Centers
  • - heading the growth of geographical regions
  • - test management of large standalone testing engagements.

Proven ability in developing new business and growing existing accounts.
Proficient in: client, vendor and people management.

In my last role I was spearheading the function of the Head of Testing Service at Infogain Pvt. Ltd. (formerly called as Blue Star Infotech Ltd.) Mumbai.
I was responsible to grow the testing business for the organization.

Sachin Kinare

Vice President

I am Test leader working in Capgemini, India with overall 21 Years of Industrial Experience. Including 13+ years of experience in testing. Currently leading a team of 100+ testers for a Nordic Bank. My demostrated abilities are

  • -Experienced in setting up and managing Test Delivery Centers.
  • -Excellent experience in creating client driven solutions in areas of ETL/ BI, Test Data & Env. Mgmt (TDM/TEM), Automation, SAP, Oracle, Mobile, Cloud technologies.
  • -Experience of working with Global customers mainly Europe, US & India.
  • -Experience in Test Transformation, Reuse, & Test Improvements.

Harpreet Kahai

General Secretary

I am Test leader working in L&T Infotech. having 11+ years of experience.

Satyajit Singh

Joint Secretary

I am working as a senior software engineer at Capgemini. My expertise are in Data warehousing/ETL Testing along with Banking Domain knowledge. Well versed in Test Data Management Solutions and tools.

Vrushali Kulkarni

Core Committee member

I am working as a Quality Assurance expert and a manager with more than twelve years’ experience of testing complex systems and applications, primarily in the financial and mCommerce sector. My expertise spans across test automation consulting, end-to-end test assessment, and mobility QA solutions.

Shweta Pawade

Core Committee member

I am working as a QA-Tech lead at CitiusTech. i have a total 14+ years of experience. My Expertise in Team Management & Agile Processes & SQA Processes

  • - Domain expertise in Health insurance, Banking & Finance,ELearning domain.
  • - Work experience at Client site(Onshore):Worked at BUPA Manchester(UK)World's Largest Health Care Organization)
  • - Worked as a Subject Matter Expert for the complex Claims module.
  • - Expertise in designing & delivering the well versed knowledge transfer program for the new joiners on domain knowledge of Health Insurance.
  • - Certified Scrum Product Owner.

Avnish Manek

Core Committee member

I am working as a Technical Lead & CSM at AT&T having a total experience of 14+ years. Technical Lead with experience in leading, designing and developing web-based database-driven applications, experience in programming ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC applications using C#. Strong Knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis & Design, .Net Technologies and Database concepts Major experience in developing web-based applications using HTML, XML, CSS,C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET,SQL Server. Good Knowledge of JQuery , JavaScript ,Angular JS Creating service oriented architecture using WebAPI,WCF and web services (SOAP and REST)

Sandeep Kini

Core Committee member

I work as a Senior Automation Test Consultant at Sogeti Ireland. My Work experience, in entirety of 10 yrs comprises of working in Software testing for both manual and automation projects assuming various roles primarily being as Test lead across various domains like insurance, aviation, banking, telecom and retail.

My core skills are:

  • -Test management
  • -Client communication, requirement gathering, due diligence
  • -Test Automation setup and frameworks
  • -Test estimation, planning, design and approach

Pritpal Singh

Core committee member

Resolute Test Lead and Agile Enthusiast. Proficient in testing life cycle management and is involved in Test Planning, Strategizing, Scheduling and Tracking Test Execution. Having adept knowledge of TMMi, CMMi, TPI and TMap process improvement models. Experienced in test process management and improvement, risk management, root cause analysis and implementation of best practices in testing. As a Certified Scrum Master and Agile Testing Enthusiast helped teams embrace the ‘Agile mindset’

Brijesh Deb

Core Committee Mentor

Brijesh Deb has nearly 15 years of experience of leading, managing and coaching teams on Software Testing and embracing the Agile mindset. He is a Bachelor of Engineering – Electronics and Communication and an Executive Masters of Business Administration in Operations. Being a hands on software tester for almost a decade and half now has also helped him stay close to technology and understand the intricacies. He has been involved in testing of applications from lightweight mobile apps to the large scale enterprise level data storage solutions.He has worked on many roles from being a software tester to a test manager to a principal consultant He has been responsible for establishing Test Engineering Practice rather than a Testing Practice ​in his previous roles.​ ​ He has worked on testing a wide range of products spanning several domains such as Education, Insurance, SEO, CRM, Storage and Telecom (Mobile Apps and Mobile Devices). Brijesh has extensive experience in setting up a Test Center of Excellence (TCOE) and defining sub functions, roles and goals of each sub function such as Presales, R&D, L&D, Testing Process, Skill and Knowledge Management, Audits, Software Test Automation, Performance Testing . He has been a pioneer in the evolution of a crowd testing service in one of his previous engagements. He is a crowd tester himself. Impassioned about testing and being a social networking buff, Brijesh has been involved in testing numerous Mobile Apps . Brijesh is also very passionate about training and coaching. Certified in Agile testing, Brijesh is a huge proponent of Agile and and the Agile mindset. Apart from being a tester, Brijesh is an avid talker, he writes blogs, poetry and aspires to be a stand-up comedian!

Rohini Kapse

Core Committee Mentor

I am working as a Sr.Test Analyst at Sogeti Nederland, having a total experience of 11+ years. I am deeply involved in initiatives to propagate agile testing awareness, practices and acceptance within the organization and is a working committee member of Agile Testing Alliance(ATA)in India. Over the past few years, I am specialized in managed IT Consulting services as test lead to a team of functional testers & published the execution reports of the team to the stakeholders/Client. I have done Bachelors in Engineering degree from Mumbai University (India). I am Certified Professional in Master Agile Testing (CP-MAT) and Certified Professional in Basic Agile Testing (CP-BAT). I have overall 7.5 years of Software testing experience and my areas of expertise also include domain knowledge of Capital Markets, Retail& Telecom sector.

Harsh Shah

Core committee member

I am working as a ATA india Coordinator for Agile Testing Alliance. I am Agile enthusiast, Certified Professional - Master Agile Tester through Agile Testing Alliance. Promoting and spreading the word of agile and helping ATA grow. Strongly associated with all the ATA activities.

Aditya Garg

Core committee Mentor

Aditya has over 19 years of IT experience and he has been a test architect and principal consultant excelling in designing, strategizing and architecting manual and automation testing solutions. His primary focus has been in the area of establishing and leading testing center of excellence and practices, managing large IT projects, undertaking testing process studies using Six Sigma, CMMi and TMM models, proposing QA solutions, performance engineering and architecture reviews, designing automation frameworks, exploring open source test automation tools/frameworks and Business development.

Aditya has not only managed to establish the entire testing services grounds up but has been a chief innovator in testing processes , test automation and performance testing areas. Aditya has set up offshore testing service centers for large clients from sizes ranging from 10 to 100 people.

Aditya is a Certified Trainer Agile Testing, Qualified Project Management Professional (QPMP), Six Sigma Black Belt, ISTQB certified foundation and advanced level Tester, Sun Certified Java Programmer, Presenter in International conferences on Project Management, Quality and Testing. Aditya holds B.E. CSE from Jodhpur Univ and MBA Finance from UMASS Lowell, MA, USA.

Ashish Mishra

Core Committee Mentor

Ashish has over 19 years of experience in software testing, development, corporate training and public domain training. Over the period he has worked on number of projects as Account Manager, Test Manager, Programmer and Tester. His core expertise lies in Manual Testing, Test Automation and Test Management. He has been an early adopter of Selenium and has been able not only provide successful implementations using Selenium but also help in its propagation. He is the executive member of the Indian Testing Board (ITB) and founder memebr of the Agile Testing Alliance (ATA).

He belongs to the group of respectable innovators in the area of processes consulting and automation testing. He has ability to nurture and grow the breakthrough ideas and has performed consulting and training programs for companies like Deloitte, Barclays, JPMorgan, MindTree, iGatePatni, Datamatics, Capita, Ness, NSEiT and L&T Infotech besides several workshops in the public domain.

Ashish is Certified Trainer for Agile Testing, has expertise in Account management, application delivery, operations management and business analysis. He holds M.S. Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA; PG Certificate in Business Management from City University of NY (CUNY); B.E. CSE, Marathwada University. He is published author of the book "A Practitioner's Guide To Test Automation Using Selenium" by Tata McGraw-Hill.

Soumya Mukherjee

Core Committee Mentor

Experience in Software Test Automation using professional tools like QTP, QC, LoadRunner, Jmeter, Neoload GreenHat and with Open Source Tools like Selenium RC & Webdriver with Java .Net Python Ruby, FitNess, JMeter, SoapUI, TestNG, ReportNG, JUnit, Cucumber & Capybara, Tosca & Perfecto, Visual Studio 2015.

Experience in Development of enterprise applications with Visual Studio 2015, Ruby, Python & Java. Expertise in implementation of Test Driven and Behavioral Driven development and test automation. Creator of Quantinuous Automation Framework for continuous mobile automation.

Developed Test Automation web based framework for selenium Automation in Java and Visual Studio 2015 (C#) and also developed solution for IOS / Android based application automation. Agile Practitioner, Mentor team's to use Open Source Technologies.