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Saritha Route

IBM India Private Limited
Global Leader & Architect - Test Automation

Experienced Test Automation and Solution Architect and Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong program and project management professional skilled in Software Testing, Product Development, Business Process, Global Delivery, People Management, IT Strategy, and Business Transformation

A Geologist by education, she moved to IT perforce and entered the arena of software product development. In order  to understand the larger IT landscape and business;  she moved to do a stint with the SEPG and learnt much about the impact of quality on business and the need to ensure quality early  in a product life cycle. This greatly helped her in later roles of managing large offshore development centers for Banking clients.

She took a short break from a formal corporate career, but continued working as an independent consultant for IT and Social Enterprises.

She reentered IT and joined IBM GBS testing Services and have been in Testing since 2010.She has set up Test CoEs, for clients, played the role of a Test Transformation leader implementing test accelerators and redefining the test and quality focus for a client.

She is currently the Global Test Automation Leader within IBM GBS.

Her key role is to ensure greater automation penetration in test delivery and ensure that automation is a key lever to deliver value and differentiation to the clients.

Previous to this role, she was the Service Area Leader, Test Automation for the India Delivery Center of IBM GBS. She is also a lead Test Automation Architect and Consultant.

She is passionate about her work and what she does.

Outside of her job, she is an avid out-door person with a passion for trekking and mountaineering and cycling.

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Friday, July 7