Srinivasan Desikan is Senior Systems Architect at HP, System Technology and Software Division (STSD), Bangalore, India, and has worked as Director of Quality Assurance and Testing at Talisma, Siebel and Agile Software. He has contributed to several technical and management positions at Novell Inc, Wipro Infotech, and C-DOT and was part of large testing and product development teams. He has been in the field of testing since 1989 and some of those products enjoyed several million customers worldwide. He is well known to the testing community around the world and has vast experience in test automation, test management, test processes, test lab maintainance and in setting up test teams from scratch. He presented papers on testing in the international testing conferences such as QAI-India, ASIASTAR-2002 (Melbourne), PSQT/PSTT-2003 (Washington), SPIN (Chennai) and STeP-IN (Bangalore). A post gradute in computer applications from Pondicherry Engineering College, the author is currently the convener of the quality forum at the Bangalore Chamber of Industries and Commerce (BCIC). He is serving as adjunct professor at several colleges/universities/institutes to promote Software Testing as a subject.
Gopalaswamy Ramesh is an independent consultant and an adjunct professor at Loyola Institute of Business Management, SSN School of Management and Computer Applications, Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai and International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. He has over 25 years of industry experience in India and abroad, and has held various technical and management positions. He started his career with Tata Burroughs Limited (now Tata Infotech), working in UK and then moved to Far East Computers, Singapore, heading pre-sales and post-sales operations for Oracle products in the ASEAN region in the early 1980s. While at Singapore, he was instrumental in launching Oracle in ASEAN countries, including China, before moving over to Oracle's headquarters in California. In India, he played a key role in starting Oracle's India Development Center (IDC) from scratch, and has contributed to its growth and development. He is the author of the best-selling, national-award-winning, Managing Global Software Projects, which was translated into Chinese. He is the co-author of Software Maintainence and is currently co-authoring books on soft skills and software quality. He has delivered lectures in several international forums and institutions, and currently consults on project management and related areas to several companies, in India and abroad.