World Quality Report

Webinar Stream: Recommendations From The World Quality Report

On 26th of January 2017, we aired our video webinar on the analysis of the 2016-17 World Quality Report, the industry’s most comprehensive global research study on application quality assurance and testing since 2009.

This webinar was chaired by Sogeti UK's CEO Brian Shea and panelists including Sogeti UK's COO Darren Coupland, and Ian Wales and Toby Marsden from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Watch it now to hear their views on the key trends, recommendations and priorities for QA and Testing in 2017. 

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About the speakers

Brian Shea, SVP and CEO, Sogeti UK
Brian Shea has been CEO at Sogeti since 2008. During this time he has also held roles as Head of Test for Sogeti Group and Test Portfolio Lead for Capgemini Group. Previously he was CEO at QBIT Limited and Vizuri, both leading software Quality Assurance, Test, and Security Consultancy service providers, and during his career he has held senior roles at other leading consultancies including Atos KPMG Consulting, Sapient, and PA Consulting. Brian transitioned to Sogeti following Capgemini’s acquisition of Vizuri and has since been the driving force behind establishing Sogeti as the major player in the UK testing services market. 

Darren Coupland, EVP and COO, Sogeti UK

Darren Coupland is COO of Sogeti UK, and has complete ownership of all associated aspects of Sogeti’s software testing solutions. Darren has more than 15 years of testing experience, with knowledge and expertise that spans all aspects of programme and project delivery, testing, quality assurance, process improvement and much more in a number of industries including telecommunications, aviation, and transport. Darren has a strong track record for delivering large scale programmes of work and high profile transformation projects that have enabled Sogeti’s clients to meet their strategic business objectives. 

Toby Marsden, Director of ADM Solutions and DevOps, HPE Software EMEA

Toby is leading the Application Delivery Management business at HPE in EMEA and has an extensive background in delivering solutions in Project Governance and Planning, Business Process Re-Engineering, Business/Application/Data/Technical Architecture, Software Configuration Management and Development, Quality Assurance and Application Service Management. Toby has helped many customer realize their ambitions to improve agility in their lifecycle process, reduce risk with standardized Quality Management processes and remove imperfections in lifecycle processes to improve efficiency and reduce project costs.

Ian Wales, Application Delivery, Cloud and DevOps Solution Specialist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise     

Ian’s role is focussed on understanding the market requirements and articulating HPE’s propositions around Application Delivery, Cloud and DevOps to the market place. Ian’s role includes presenting solutions to customers and partners at events and seminars; briefing analysts on HPE Software solutions; working with sales teams and customers to provide advice and guidance on the value of HPE’s solutions. In a 17 year career Ian has worked in a variety of roles from consulting to presales and business development. The broad range of technologies that Ian has worked with, from ERP to information management and cloud solutions, has enabled Ian to address different areas of customers’ businesses. This has provided a cross section of experience and expertise that he can bring to bear when discussing business requirements and how HPE Software solutions can help fulfil those requirements.

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