Vishal Bhatnagar
Vishal Bhatnagar - SVP, CAST U.K.
Vishal is responsible for the CAST business in the UK & Ireland. Based on his IT services and consulting expertise, Vishal brings diverse and valuable software analytics experience to CAST customers. Vishal comes to CAST from IGATE where he was responsible for sales, solution creation and client management for the Communications, Media and Energy sectors across Europe. During his tenure he grew this portfolio from $3m to $45m in a span of seven years, pioneered the first full managed services deal, including the first TUPE deal in the company's history, and won the largest ever new business deal at IGATE. Before that Vishal worked at mBlox and Comverse and also established a successful entrepreneurial venture.
With the increasing adoption of DevOps and CI/CD, QA teams are being decentralized. QA professionals must prioritize the structural health of complex software systems to prevent software risk accumulation in an Agile and automated world.
Making the QA Role Relevant in DevOps and CI/CD
The recent spate of IT glitches and ‘power outages’ at British Airways which caused the UK’s national carrier to cancel all its flights worldwide at the start of May bank holiday along with the WannaCry ransomware attack which ground the National Health Service to a halt have exposed again the importance of IT systems in today’s business. The complexity of these IT systems, the number of vulnerabilities that exist in critical software used by critical infrastructure sectors such as the NHS, airlines, telecom operators has made headlines once more.
Need for Holistic IT Systems’ Risk Assessment
CAST recently participated in a TechMarketView round table in London, discussing the effectiveness of digital strategies in banking.
Are Digital Strategies in Banking Working?