Dan Cuellar (Founder of Appium)

Dan Cuellar

Founder of Appium

Dan Cuellar is the creator of the open source mobile automation framework Appium, and an experienced software engineering and quality assurance manager. Previously, he headed the test organisation at Shazam in London and Zoosk in San Francisco, and worked as a software engineer on Microsoft Outlook for Mac, and other products in the Microsoft Office suite. He is an advocate of open source technologies and technical software testing. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Music Technology, from the world-renowned School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Rainer Deutschmann (Group Chief Operating Officer at Dialog Axiata PLC)

Rainer Deutschmann

Group Chief Operating Officer at Dialog Axiata PLC

Rainer has designed, built and run telecommunication and digital businesses for the last 20 years in mature and emerging markets. His experience spans start-ups and large public multinationals, in senior executive, CxO and non-executive board roles.

At McKinsey, Rainer helped high-tech, banking and telco clients to embrace digital technologies, while at Deutsche Telekom he built and led DT’s core product portfolio across 14 European markets, serving 90 million customers and 30 million households. As Chief Product and Innovation Officer at Reliance Jio in India, Rainer was responsible for setting up Jio's business units and for leading the commercial launch program to acquire the initial 100 million customers in 170 days, soon to become the world’s largest data network and India’s leading digital services provider. Currently, as Group COO, Rainer is responsible for Dialog Axiata’s businesses, corporate strategy and M&A, driving the digital transformation of Sri Lanka’s leading telco, pay TV and digital services player into an analytics and data driven agile company.

Passionate about technology, Rainer advises and invests in digital telco, analytics, fintech and blockchain companies. He serves as Non-Executive Director at rain, South Africa’s digital mobile network operator. He holds a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physics from the University of Technology Munich and worked as a computation and neuroscience researcher at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) / USA.

Manoj Kumar (Lead Technical Specialist & Evangelist at Applitools)

Manoj Kumar

Lead Technical Specialist & Evangelist at Applitools

Manoj is a Lead Technical Specialist and Evangelist at Applitools, a Selenium committer and a member of the project leadership committee.
He is an open-source enthusiast and has contributed to different libraries that shall help test the apps better with libraries like Selenium, ngWebDriver, Serenity and Protractor. He is also the author of a Selenium blog AssertSelenium and an Accessibility enthusiast.

Dr. Rajitha Navarathna (Former Imagineer at Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Disney Company USA)

Dr. Rajitha Navarathna

Former Imagineer at Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Disney Company USA

Dr Rajitha is a former Imagineer at Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Disney Company in USA. During the last decade he worked with scientists/engineers/professors from different institutes and companies such as CSIRO in Brisbane, QUT in Brisbane, AutoCRC in MelbourneAustralia, Walt Disney Imagineering in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh in USA and Disney Research Zurich. During the last few years, he also collaborated with Walt Disney Studios & Pixar, Disney Research Zurich in Switzerland and ABC television media networks in USA. In 2016, his research has been tech-transferred to ABC television media networks to create a fully data science lab to understand audience behavior for TV shows. His research interests are in computer vision, applied machine learning, facial tracking, facial expression recognition and modeling machine vision systems which can sense and understand the world using enormous amount of vision data. Rajitha received a B.Sc. Engineering degree from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka and he completed his PhD in computer vision from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Recently he joined as a Senior consultant lecturer in Asia Pacific Institute Of Information Technology relationship with Staffordshire University in UK and he also work as a AI/ML consultant at 99x Technology. He has published around 25 International academic conferences and Journals papers and he has several USA patents as well.

Dushan Dayaratne (Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt)

Dushan Dayaratne

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

ushan is the Head of Business Ex-cellence for Midas Sri Lanka and has over 15 years of experience in Process Improvement. He has formerly been attached to Penguin as the Chief Op-erating Officer and at Brandix Lanka as a Senior Manager in Process Improve-ment.
Dushan is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (BMG University) with ACMA (UK) and a BSc in Physical Sci-ence from University of Sri Jayawarde-nepura.

Srinivasan Sekar (Appium Member, Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks)

Srinivasan Sekar

Appium Member, Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks

Srinivasan Sekar is a Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He loves contributing to Open Source. He is an Appium Member and Selenium Contributor as well. He worked extensively on testing various Mobile and Web Applications. He specializes in building automation frameworks. He has also spoken at various international conferences including SeleniumConf, AppiumConf, BelgradeTestConf, and FOSDEM.

Dileepa Jayathilake (Manager Research at 99X Technology Ltd)

Dileepa Jayathilake

Manager Research at 99X Technology Ltd

Dileepa is the Co- Founder of Blockchain based food traceability startup Tracified. He has also architected the two blockchain based products BlockEvent & Jigsaw developed by 99X Technology. He leads many teams in 99X Technology focusing on Blockchain, Mobile and Web. During his 16 year career he has developed numerous software products and enterprise systems.

Dileepa also has a number of publications in international journals and conferences. He has also spoken in various local and international events.

Christina Thalayasingam (Associate Quality Engineering Lead at Sysco LABS)

Christina Thalayasingam

Associate Quality Engineering Lead at Sysco LABS

Christina is an Associate QE Lead with 5 years of with experience in both Automation and Manual Testing. She also possesses strong skills in Test Automation in both functional and non-functional testing. She comes from the development background as she has worked on PHP Web Development and Android Mobile Development before taking up Quality Engineering. She is passionate about learning new testing tools and technologies. She is driven to concentrate on the importance of non-functional testing. She has been actively contributing for Test Automation. She has been talking at various meet ups and Selenium Conf 2016 - London, Selenium Conf 2017- Austin, TX, Selenium Conf 2018 - Chicago - IL, the Colombo Test Automation 2017 - Sri Lanka and PerfGuild 2019.

Achala Athukorala (Electronics Engineer at Zone24x7 (Private) Ltd)

Achala Athukorala

Electronics Engineer at Zone24x7 (Private) Ltd

Achala specializes in Robotics Hardware Design. He is involved in key electronics designs for autonomous robotics solutions. He is an expert in ROS and was instrumental in developing the firmware test suites, designing and implement accelerated life tests for longevity, and bringing up software simulations of robots to solve resource contention problems in robotics projects.

Achala has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.

Heshan Perera (Associate Architect and the Manager of Remote Monitoring and IoT Platform at Zone24x7 (Private) Ltd)

Heshan Perera

Associate Architect and the Manager of Remote Monitoring and IoT Platform at Zone24x7 (Private) Ltd

Heshan has delivered many enterprise grade solutions in the field of IoT, Remote Monitoring and Management and Robot Fleet Management in the U.S. His involvement in the development and delivery of an autonomous ground robot combining teams of software engineers, embedded systems engineers, mechanical engineers and robotics specialists has given him a lot of insight into the mind shifts, up-skilling, operational and facility changes that are involved for an organization that expanded from software test engineering to robot test engineering.

Heshan has completed his Bachelors Degree in Computing Specialized in Software Engineering and further holds a MSc in Information Security.