Kalyana Rao Konda
Kalyan is the President of Gallop Solutions. He drives the growth of Gallop's business to meet the co-located testing services requirements in the US. Kalyan is a software testing industry leader and Agile software testing expert. At Gallop, Kalyan spends a lot of time in understanding client expectations, feedback, new requirements and road maps. He is a strong proponent of IP led testing services and has a pending patent in the area of intelligent test scenario generation to accelerate software test life cycles.
He is the architect of Gallop’ s Enterprise Test Acceleration Suite (ETAS). He also acts as a Technical advisor to customers and helps them realize optimal return on investment on their long-term QA initiatives. He works with marketing, strategic alliances and partnership development teams at Gallop and creates compelling technology solutions with superior partnerships. As an acknowledged test thought leader, Kalyan collaborates with Industry analysts to fortify Gallop's differentiators and IP led testing services approach. A career built on Software Testing & Quality Management makes him a sought after consultant and a recognized speaker in industry events and conferences of global repute. Kalyan is known for his expertise in setting up large-scale global delivery teams, delivering testing advisory services and amazing people leadership skills.
Earlier, Kalyan was the Senior Vice President, Global Delivery at Cigniti, the world’s Third Largest Independent Software Testing Services Company. Gallop Solutions is a 100% subsidiary of Cigniti. At Cigniti, he was responsible for building, leading global delivery teams & operations, achieving target gross margins, managing the investments for the service delivery organization, enabling global delivery teams to provide best-in-class services to clients and ensuring client delight across all the operating geographies.
Kalyan had previously worked with AppLabs (Now a CSC Company) in the capacity of Vice President. He led the Global Delivery Teams of close to 2000 persons across industry verticals, geographies & made significant contributions. Prior to this, he held leadership roles with Virtusa and BaaN. Kalyan received a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Pondicherry University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and also has a Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) certification to his credit.