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Arun Kumar Singh

Arun Kumar Singh

Vice President (Testing Services), Global IT Business, Wipro
 
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Current and Previous Responsibilities
Arun Kumar Singh is responsible for leading the Testing Services for BFSI and Enterprise Vertical in Wipro Technologies. Arun joined Wipro Technologies in Sep 1999. He had played various management roles at Wipro from PM to VP in Design and Development to Testing.It was under his leadership that the BFSI and Enterprise Testing group has contributed in Wipro Testing being recognized as the largest third party offshore testing service provider globally.
Plans for the Future
I see myself in a role of a Mentor for young entrepreneurs. I want to start a seed fund to be able to help those with great ideas turning them into reality.
Currently working at
VicePresident(TestingServices),Global IT Business,Wipro Technologies bangalore.joined Wipro Technologies in Sep 1999.and played various management roles at Wipro technologies from PM to VP in Design and Development to Testing.focused on building a strong team with a testing centric foundation competency, along with domain competencies to address specific needs of different industry verticals
Tech trends to watch out for
At an organizational level, we are making a lot of investments in R & D for us to fully comprehend what these mean to software testing, what tools/utilities/frameworks we can build to empower our testers work in these areas and how we can continue to retain our test and technical edge. We are also encouraging our testers to take on internal and external trainings, actively partake in conferences / forums to gain a complete handle in these new trends as well as share knowledge with the community
The Journey So Far
I have worked with AT&T in USA, CDOT & DCM-DP in Delhi. He had donned many roles like Research engineer, hardware design and development, telecom and general application design and development and management at different levels in the organization. After joined the wipro technologies It was under his leadership that the BFSI and Enterprise Testing group has contributed in Wipro Testing being recognized as the largest third party offshore testing service provider globally
Parting thoughts
The demand for Test Automation, Security and Performance testing will prevail. Additional specializations in these areas will come with niches built along lines of the product domain. Accessibility testing is also another area which will grow in its importance. For a career in Software Testing, ideally getting into Independent testing companies would be the best, given their unbiased focus on Software Quality.
Points of inflection
Arun focused on building a strong team with a testing centric foundation competency, along with domain competencies to address specific needs of different industry verticals. Arun has phenomenal expertise in engaging clients in a consultative communication, reinforcing his role as a industry thought leader
Essential Advice
It is very important for you to deeply think through and formulate what your business model and execution strategy would be.what your niche is going to be, how you would differentiate yourself from existing players, what your growth plans are, what your target market is.
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