Putting Testing to the Test: Navigating Today's Macro-Economic Landscape

  • Calendar21st March 2023
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Anand Subbaraman
President - Product, Marketing, Strategy & Business Operations, BrowserStack
Anand Subbaraman is the President at BrowserStack. In this role he is responsible for the product strategy, product management, marketing and business operations with a mandate to build frictionless developer products and focus on Product Lead Growth. Prior to BrowserStack he was the GM and CPTO of Finastra’s Core Banking group. He was responsible for their digital core, platform and ecosystem play for the Retail business. He was with Oracle for over 17 years in a variety of product roles across the HCM, CRM and ERP sectors. Anand has an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and a B.E from NIT Trichy.


  • Strategies and best practices for managing cost-effectiveness while managing customer expectations during challenging economic times
  • Optimizing the software development process and achieving better testing outcomes with a unified end-to-end test platform
  • Insights into the understanding of how to remain competitive in a rapidly-evolving tech landscape

About the event

Layoffs are making headlines, and most seem to be centered around one job sector: Tech.

The tech industry increased its layoffs by 649% in 2022, which is the highest since the dot-com bubble a few decades ago. There are several factors contributing to this current scenario, including the economy, inflation, higher interest rates, overhiring and COVID-19 pandemic job correction.

In this context, quality engineering (QE) has become an even more critical function for software companies. As organizations strive to remain competitive in a challenging market, they must ensure that their software products are of the highest quality and meet customer expectations. It is critical to ensure that software products are defect-free, perform optimally, and provide a seamless user experience.

But what does it mean for the leaders now? The ones tasked with skillfully charting a course through the thunderstorm beset by obstacles.

During the roundtable, we will explore how economic trends are impacting the future of software testing and discuss strategies for organizations to adapt and thrive in this changing environment. 

We shall explore the role of automation and cloud-based solution in quality engineering and the impact of budget constraints. This provides an opportunity for an org to consolidate its testing efforts. The discussion will also focus on the importance of collaboration between testing and development teams to ensure that testing standards are met while still keeping costs under control.

By tackling the obstacles of maintaining testing standards in a macroeconomic downturn, tech organizations can position themselves for success both in the short term and the long term.