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HIGH MATURITY
BEST PRACTICES

SUMMIT 2021

Enabling Capability for Performance & Innovation
August 05 – 06, 2021 | Live Virtual Conference
06:00 AM (US EST) | 11:00 AM (LONDON) | 03:30 PM (India)

HIGH MATURITY
BEST PRACTICES

SUMMIT 2021

Enabling Capability for performance & Innovation
August 05 – 06, 2021 | Live Virtual Summit
03:30 PM (India) | 06:00 AM (US EST) | 11:00 AM (LONDON)
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Theme

Enabling Capability for Performance & Innovation

It is our endeavor and intent to evangelize the adoption of CMMI® High Maturity Best Practices to enable Productivity, Agility, and Innovation.

HMBP 2021 is based on the theme of “Enabling Capability for Performance & Innovation”. The key focus of the summit is to bring out methods, best practices and approaches used by practising organizations on using CMMI® as a tool that helps to achieve business objectives and how strategy and HM practices mesh and take organizations to a different level. It aims to bring together practitioners and thought leaders from the Industry, Academia and/or Government for sharing and exchanging ideas and learningin the area of CMMI® High Maturity.

CMMI for
Security & Safety

Performance
Improvement &
Results

Harmonizing
Standards &
Frameworks

Benchmarking
Capability &
Performance

Innovative
Approaches for
Scaling Maturity

Emerging
Techniques &
Methods

Extending CMMI
to Non-IT
Services

Enabling
Mature Data
Management

Agenda

Engaging talks, best practice presentations,
and perspectives from practitioners.

Track 1

High Maturity and
Superior Business Performance
Focus of this segment is to get a big picture and a visionary view of the relevance, need and imperative for performance improvement organizations. It will also focus on emerging trends, directions, and views of the future.

Track 2

High Maturity in Agile Context
Focus of this segment is to get an insight into the practical nuance faced and solutions identified for overcoming those nuances while implementing high performance, high maturity programs, specifically in agile environments.

Track 3

Enabling High Maturity
Focus of this segment is to understand and enable high maturity with a practical view of implementing high performance, high maturity frameworks.

Track 4

Emerging Directions in
Performance Management
Focus of this segment is to provide ideas and insights on applications of emerging trends for propelling and enabling high maturity.

Why Attend
HMBP 2021?

Learn from Leaders

4 Keynotes. 6 Best
Practice Presentations.
1 Panel Discussion. 1 Tool
Demo. 2 Days of Involvement

Get Inspired

By influential speakers,
practitioners and
evangelists who
experience it daily in the
trenches.

Showcase &
Present

Your practices, expertise, tools, techniques, experiences, and opinions to peers.

Explore New Tools

Witness the demonstration of new thoughts and tools enabling high maturity.

Support the
Profession

By attending, promoting and supporting the individuals & organizations involved in business excellence.

15:45 - 16:15 HRS IST

Leveraging Analytics in Service Excellence
to Drive Business Transformation

16:15 - 16:45 HRS IST

KEYNOTE

Streamline Business Capability &
Performance with CMMI

16:45 - 17:15 HRS IST

KEYNOTE

Sustaining High Maturity
in an Agile World

17:15 - 17:45 HRS IST

PANEL DISCUSSION

PANEL DISCUSSION
Building High Performance Organization
Leveraging High Maturity Practices

THEME 1

HIGH MATURITY & SUPERIOR
BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
Focus of this segment is to get a big picture and a
visionary view of the relevance, need and imperative for
performance improvement organizations. It will also focus
on emerging trends, directions, and views of the future.

ARUN BATRA

GDS Client Service Leader, EY

RON LEAR

Sr. Director, ISACA CMMI Program, HMLA

RAMESH KR

Sr. Principal SME – Strategic Initiatives &

Continuous Improvement, ASRC Federal

Mission Solutions, USA

KAMLESH KOTHARI

Consulting Partner,

QAI

LEENA SAGAR

Vice President,

Head - Quality

India, Capgemini

KOMAL MACHINDER

Head, Delivery

Excellence, L&T

Infotech

MURALI VALLAMKONDU

General Manager-

R&D, Mettler-Toledo

International, Inc.

THEME 1

HIGH MATURITY & SUPERIOR
BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
Focus of this segment is to get a big picture and a visionary view of the relevance, need and imperative for performance improvement organizations. It will also focus on emerging trends, directions, and views of the future.

15:45 - 16:15 HRS IST

Leveraging Analytics in Service Excellence to Drive Business Transformation

ARUN BATRA

GDS Client Service Leader, EY

16:15 - 16:45 HRS IST

KEYNOTE

Streamline Business Capability & Performance with CMMI

RON LEAR

Sr. Director, ISACA CMMI Program,

HMLA

16:45 - 17:15 HRS IST

KEYNOTE

Sustaining High Maturity in an Agile World

RAMESH KR

Sr. Principal SME – Strategic Initiatives &Continuous Improvement, ASRC Federal Mission Solutions, USA

17:15 - 17:45 HRS IST

PANEL DISCUSSION

PANEL DISCUSSION
Building High Performance Organization
Leveraging High Maturity Practices

KAMLESH KOTHARI

Consulting Partner,

QAI

LEENA SAGAR

Vice President,

Head - Quality

India, Capgemini

KOMAL MACHINDER

Head, Delivery

Excellence, L&T

Infotech

MURALI VALLAMKONDU

General Manager-

R&D, Mettler-Toledo

International, Inc.

18:05 - 18:30 HRS IST

Improving Business Performance and Data
Predictability of Software Services
Using Continuous Improvement Techniques

18:30 - 18:55 HRS IST

Use Cases in Agile Modeling

18:55 - 19:20 HRS IST

Optimising Software User Experience through
Usability Assessment and Analysis to
Enhance Business Performance

19:20 - 19:45 HRS IST

Optimizing & Pivoting the Organization Level
Continuous Improvement, Agility & Innovation

THEME 2

HIGH MATURITY IN AGILE CONTEXT
Focus of this segment is to get an insight into the practical
nuance faced and solutions identified for overcoming those nuances
while implementing high performance, high maturity programs, specifically in agile environments.

SIVANANDAN S

Capgemini

PRIXIT RAJ

Capgemini

NISHANT KAMESH

Principal Consultant

QAI Global

PRAKASH HEGDE

Consultant Partner

QAI Global

ANNA PETER

Bharat Electronics

Limited

PRAVEEN KUMAR

DGM, Head V&V,

Software SBU, BEL

MS. KAVITHA

Manager, V&V,

Software SBU, BEL

VENKATALAXMI G

Manager, V&V,

Software SBU, BEL

MANISH KUMAR

Principal Auditor - Corporate Audit, Assessment &

Certification Group, Infosys

THEME 2

HIGH MATURITY IN AGILE CONTEXT
Focus of this segment is to get an insight into the practical nuance faced and solutions identified for overcoming those nuances while implementing high performance, high maturity programs, specifically in agile environments.

18:05 - 18:30 HRS IST

Improving Business Performance and Data Predictability of Software Services Using Continuous Improvement Techniques

SIVANANDAN S

Capgemini

PRIXIT RAJ

Capgemini

18:30 - 18:55 HRS IST

Use Cases in Agile Modeling

NISHANT KAMESH

Principal Consultant

QAI Global

PRAKASH HEGDE

Consultant Partner

QAI Global

18:55 - 19:20 HRS IST

Optimising Software User Experience through Usability Assessment and Analysis to Enhance Business Performance

ANNA PETER

Bharat Electronics

Limited

PRAVEEN KUMAR

DGM, Head V&V,

Software SBU, BEL

MS. KAVITHA

Manager, V&V,

Software SBU, BEL

VENKATALAXMI G

Manager, V&V, Software SBU, BEL

19:20 - 19:45 HRS IST

Optimizing & Pivoting the Organization Level Continuous Improvement, Agility & Innovation

MANISH KUMAR

Principal Auditor - Corporate Audit, Assessment & Certification Group, Infosys

15:40 - 16:05 HRS IST

KEYNOTE

Understanding the Underlying
Meaning of High Maturity

16:05 - 16:30 HRS IST

Culture Transformation by Design
through Excellence Guiding Principles

16:05 - 16:30 HRS IST

Retooling the Data Analysis & High
Maturity Implementation @ LTI

16:05 - 16:30 HRS IST

Integrated Visual Analytics for Enabling
Decision Making and High Performance

THEME 3

ENABLING HIGH MATURITY
Focus of this segment is to understand and enable high
maturity with a practical view of implementing high
performance, high maturity frameworks.

DAVID GREER

President, Assess-IT Inc.

NANCY NOUAIMEH

Chartered Business Excellence Professional,

XcelliUm Management Consultancy

J.R. VIJEYACHANDER

Senior Metrics

Specialist - Delivery

Excellence, L&T

Infotech

MANASI KERKAR

Associate Principal –

Metrics Lead -

Delivery Excellence

L&T Infotech

AMIT GUPTA

Vice President -

Delivery Excellence,

Coforge

MANASI KERKAR

Senior Practice

Leader, Coforge

Limited

THEME 3

ENABLING HIGH MATURITY
Focus of this segment is to understand and enable high
maturity with a practical view of implementing high
performance, high maturity frameworks.

15:40 - 16:05 HRS IST

KEYNOTE

Understanding the Underlying
Meaning of High Maturity

DAVID GREER

President, Assess-IT Inc.

16:05 - 16:30 HRS IST

Culture Transformation by Design through Excellence Guiding Principles

NANCY NOUAIMEH

Chartered Business Excellence Professional, XcelliUm Management Consultancy

Retooling the Data Analysis & High Maturity Implementation @ LTI

16:05 - 16:30 HRS IST

J.R. VIJEYACHANDER

Senior Metrics

Specialist - Delivery

Excellence, L&T

Infotech

MANASI KERKAR

Associate Principal –

Metrics Lead -

Delivery Excellence

L&T Infotech

16:05 - 16:30 HRS IST

Integrated Visual Analytics for Enabling Decision Making and High Performance

AMIT GUPTA

Vice President - Delivery Excellence, Coforge

MANASI KERKAR

Senior Practice

Leader, Coforge

Limited

17:35 - 18:00 HRS IST

Innovative Approaches Propelling High
Maturity Culture & Sustenance

18:00 - 18:25 HRS IST

AI led Quality

18:00 - 18:25 HRS IST

Usage of AI to Improve Software Testing
Capability for Enhancing Business Performance

18:50 - 19:20 HRS IST

KEYNOTE

Growing Better YAMMs

THEME 4

EMERGING DIRECTIONS IN
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
Focus of this segment is to provide ideas and insights
on applications of emerging trends for propelling and
enabling high maturity.

MRIDU ANAND

Fujitsu Consulting

India Private Limited

CHANDRAMOULI NAKKINA

Manager & Lead -

High Maturity, Fujitsu

VINAY KULKARNI

PWC Service Delivery

Center (PwC SDC)

LAVANYA NARASIMHAN

Director, PwC

Advisory Acceleration

Centers

SHYAM SUNDER

Delivery Manager, Intelegencia

BILL CURTIS

Executive Director, Consortium for

Information & Software Quality (CISQ)

THEME 4

EMERGING DIRECTIONS IN
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
Focus of this segment is to provide ideas and insights on applications of emerging trends for propelling and enabling high maturity.

17:35 - 18:00 HRS IST

Innovative Approaches Propelling High
Maturity Culture & Sustenance

MRIDU ANAND

Fujitsu Consulting India Private Limited

CHANDRAMOULI NAKKINA

Manager & Lead -

High Maturity, Fujitsu

18:00 - 18:25 HRS IST

AI led Quality

VINAY KULKARNI

PWC Service Delivery

Center (PwC SDC)

LAVANYA NARASIMHAN

Director, PwC Advisory Acceleration Centers

18:00 - 18:25 HRS IST

Usage of AI to Improve Software Testing
Capability for Enhancing Business Performance

SHYAM SUNDER

Delivery Manager, Intelegencia

18:50 - 19:20 HRS IST

KEYNOTE

Growing Better YAMMs

BILL CURTIS

Executive Director, Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ)

Share, Exchange,
Speak, at the summit!

We call upon the “early risers”, who have contributed to steering change in their organizations, to come and tell their story. The roadmap, roadblocks, enablers, take-aways, and what you would recommend that people do differently to enable capability for performance & innovation on the following tracks:
High Maturity and Superior Business Performance.
High Maturity and Agile.
High Maturity Practices in Enabling Functions.
Emerging Directions in Performance Management
We believe that sharing your perspective will help the audience understand the practical nuances in initiating, strategising, nurturing, and igniting the impact of agility and innovation across the organization, bringing forth discussion of challenges, and finally, highlighting the impact.

Call for Papers

Deadline - July 7th, 2021

Keynote Speaker

Streamline Business Capability &
Performance with CMMI

Ron Lear

Senior Director, ISACA
CMMI Performance
Solutions

Advisory Board

Providing the direction and guidance for the event
RAJESH NAIK
Partner
QAI Global
KAMLESH KOTHARI
Consulting Partner
QAI Global
DAVID GREER
Partner ASSESS-IT
PRAKASH HEGDE
Practice Leader,
QAI Global

MARGARET GLOVER

CEO & Partner
Excellence in
Measurement

Supported by

Who Should Attend?

If you are one of the following the summit is an ideal platform for you to register and interact with
CIOs, CTOs and IT Professionals
Quality Heads
SEPG Heads and Operation Heads
Members off Engineering Process Group/ Quality Assurance Group
COOs
IT Application, Project and Business Managers
Process Improvement Consultants
CMMI Lead Appraisers

Contact US

About QAI

Enabling Capability for Performance & Innovation
QAI is a global consulting and workforce development organization addressing ‘Operational Excellence’
in knowledge-intensive service organizations.
QAI Global Services (QGS) provides advisory and consulting services, leading to operational excellence in
organizations. QGS engages with client organizations for the deployment of best practices and process
improvement engagements in areas including Quality, Innovation, Project & Programme Management,
IT Service Management, Testing & Service Excellence to name a few.

To know more, please visit: www.qaiglobal.com

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