BrowserStack Fireside Chat

The journey to testing maturity & how to scale your QA ops

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Anand Subbaraman
SVP - Product, BrowserStack
Anand is a veteran in tech industry with 20+ years of experience. He has created and transformed industry leading cloud products that have been ranked as the leader by Gartner and Forrester.
Jan Acosta
VP - UUX & Quality Enablement, Q2
Jan is an engineering leader with a strong background in software testing best practices. In her 20+ years of experience, she has led quality transformation initiatives for her organizations.
Maaret Pyhäjärvi
Principal test engineer, Vaisala
Maaert is a results-oriented software development professional with a focus on testing. In her career of 15+ years, she has helped multiple organisations with strategic quality management.
Sowmya Sridharamurthy
Manager - SDET, Lytho
Sowmya is a seasoned product quality leader with 14+ years. She has played instrumental role in scaling and transforming QA ops of multiple organisations in her career.
David Burns (Moderator)
Head of Open Source, BrowserStack
David Burns is a core contributor to Selenium, chairperson for the W3C working group and editor of the W3C WebDriver specification. He has also authored multiple books.


  • Attendees from 41 countries from across the globe
  • Over 75% attendees engaged till the end of the session


The event kicked off with Anand sharing his thoughts about how test maturity of teams sometimes depends on the ROI of the entire exercise. Jan Acosta shared insights on how factors ranging from business needs and compatibility to resources at hand influence the test maturity stage of any QA team.

As the fireside chat progressed, Sowmya pointed out how BrowserStack solved their challenges in testing across platforms & browsers, which gave them a better idea of how their app interacts with external apps. Maaret stressed the need to break silos to increase collaboration between testers, developers, and managers.