Successful creative leaders are those who have high standards of personal ethics. They act boldly under pressure and are resilient to defeat. They have the capacity to work hard and achieve their objectives. These leaders are imaginative, unorthodox, and have the courage to make tough decisions. They are also explorative and independent. They are prepared to embrace change and are always ready for the unexpected. They work hard and build their own road to success.
One such innovative leader is Pradeep Govindasamy. He is an award winning Chief Technology Officer and President at Cigniti Technologies. Pradeep is an industry thought leader in software testing with over 15 years of rich work experience. He has a strong expertise in setting up Testing Centers of Excellence around Test Management, Automation, Mobility, SOA and Functional Testing. He has established more than 20+ teams of 500-member size. He possesses unique experience around Quality Engineering and has done extensive business development in driving the offerings around Mobility, Digital Commerce, SOA, and Automation. He has been the key champion in setting up several niche skill practices for testing services. He has been a keynote speaker in several conferences and has published several whitepapers while at Cognizant.
Pradeep has achieved many milestones throughout his illustrious career. He was a Speaker at StarEast 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, SwissTestingday, HP Discover 2012, StarWest 2009, 2011, 2012 and Eurostar for topics such as mobile automation, test data management and tools. He has held multiple leadership roles at Cognizant since 2001. In his most recent assignment, he was the in-charge of the Retail Consumer Goods Quality Engineering and Assurance practice for North American region. He has won many industry awards and recognition. He was also instrumental in having Cognizant win the 2013 Informatica Innovation Award for Test Data Management.
Pradeep considers Elon Musk as his role model. His innovative ideas, his envisioning of technology advancements and his ability to take risks have inspired him a lot. He feels that the happiest moment in his life was when he was awarded the Top performer of the company in 2006. It was the moment when he had just started to grow; the moment that led his career in high spirit.
Digitization is the Road to Future
Pradeep feels that digital transformation is the key for all the organizations today. Digital technologies are transforming the way enterprises are approaching its customers to meet the ever-growing customer satisfaction meter. Organizations require Reliable, Robust, Scalable and Highly Secure applications to ensure quality to its customers. IoT, Security, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Mobile & client computing, BoT and Intelligence Apps are some of the trends that he sees for the near future.
Pradeep’s Contributions as an Outstanding Leader
Pradeep has been an exceptional leader in spearheading the Technology and Innovations team within Cigniti. Cigniti Technologies Limited is a global leader in Independent Software Testing Services, headquartered at Hyderabad, India. Its 2000+ career testers are spread across the US, India, Australia, Canada, and the UK. Cigniti is the world’s first Independent Software Testing Services Company to be appraised at CMMI-SVC v1.3, Maturity Level 5, and is also ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 27001:2013 certified. Pradeep has contributed to the growth and development of the company in many ways. Some of his notable contributions are as follows:
A) His Fiduciary for Long-Term Technical Strategy:
Pradeep was instrumental to hold, develop, articulate, and continually evolve the company’s strategic technical direction. He is responsible for making sure the company continues to have the best technology offering in a dynamically-evolving highly-competitive space. He brings the proper balance between business and technology strategy by effectively connecting the outside world with the inside through distilling information into the key trends that indicate where the company needs to go next, thus aligning the company’s technology strategy with its business strategy.
B) A Technical Evangelist:
He is known to inspire/excite people internally around the long-term vision of the company, as well as convince outsiders that this is where the world is going to be, and that Cigniti is the best choice to take them there.
He speaks with authority about the market needs. He is credible with customers, and is always able to articulate the business value and ROI to a variety of audiences at different levels.
C) A Spiritual Leader for the engineers and maintainer of the technical culture:
He is known to rally the engineering organization towards the long-term technical goals of the company. He inspires new engineers to join the engineering organization and helps in the sourcing/identification of such talent.
He helps set and maintain the technical culture to make sure the company can continue to retain and attract top technical talent.
Pradeep, Leading Cigniti Technologies towards a Bright Future
Pradeep played a crucial role in his previous company to help achieve steep growth and become an industry leader and one of the most respected companies. He aims to put Cigniti Technologies in the same growth path and make a mark in the world of business.