Team Profile

Meet our core team

Viepul Kocher


An Ex-Adobe engineer and IIT alumnus with a 25-year experience in Software Development and Testing industry. Mentor, entrepreneur (Founder of Verity Software and SALT) and leader (President of the Indian Testing – ISTQB Board), Convenor of STeP-IN forum, National Convenor of Indica Academy. Amongst the first testers of India, starting testing career in 1995.

Inventor of Q-Patterns and the Linguistic Analysis technique for test design and reuse.

A thought leader – Best paper award winner at various conferences and invited keynote speaker world over, Author and creator of Mobile Applications Certification (CMAP), Chair of Mobile Application Tester certification from ISTQB, creator of AiU – world first AI testing certification, DoU – DevOps united, world’s first DevOps and testing certification and many others.

He loves to engage himself in a variety of fields ranging from Archaeology and culture, education to technology.

Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni


He is a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Awarded the title of “Eminent Engineer” by the renowned organization “Institution of Engineers” (IEI). Excellence award for Innovation at Infosys, Research excellence award at the University of Alberta, and Merit award at IIT Kanpur.

Ex-president of ACM India, the top professional organization of computing professionals, he is currently the chief Mentor for Tarah technologies, an AI consulting company through which he does marquee training and strategic consulting work in AI.

Co-founder of a next generation AI enabled mart B2B startup in Food Tech, he is also a Governance Board member of Totalstart.

He is a guest professor at IIT Tirupati. He specializes in areas of software engineering,AI and Machine Learning.

He likes Browsing, Reading Indian Mythology, Debating.

Neelima Vobugari


She bagged “Women in AI Leadership Awards — 2019”

A seasoned IT professional with a focus on data related projects. With over 20 years of professional experience in Marquee IT companies, Neelima is a certified data science professional from John Hopkins University. She has to her credit tens of data science projects, including marquee government projects (such as Indo Dutch Kumbh Mela project). She has a passion for tech competency development, as part of which she has trained over 4000 professionals and students in areas of data science and AI. Her recent foray is into using AI based data science techniques for solving challenging problems across verticals.

Founder or which shares stories and images related to the Indian Mythology, she loves reading about the Indian Culture, traditions and heritage and map them to the latest technological developments.

José Díaz

Strategic Advisor

José Díaz is the chief strategic thinker at Trendig Technology Services GmbH. He has over 30 years of professional experience. José has dedicated himself mainly to advising companies on their journey to digitisation and innovation management using design thinking. In 2009, he launched the “Agile Testing Days”, which have now become globally recognised as one of the leading industry meet-up in this area, with over 500 international participants coming together every year in Berlin. Since 2004, José is also the President of the Spanish Software Testing Qualifications Board and a member of ISTQB. He is the editor of the “Testing Experience” journal which has reached 250,000 readers around the world as a quarterly print and online edition.

He is passionate about cooking and loves barbecuing.

Jayapradeep Jiothis


17+ years of IT industry experience in managing and leading end to end software testing projects (including SCRUM based), consulting assignments and training in software testing

Extensive experience in building and managing Offshore Test Centres and Test Factories for customers such as GE Energy, Global Dawn, Spin Vox, Clear speed and Neptune.

In-depth understanding in budgeting, estimations, process definition, metric tracking and project risk management.

A solution architect with hands on experience on various tools. JP, as he is fondly called by his friends, is a master of strategic thinking and the breadth of his knowledge about technology and markets is astounding.

Ramit Manohar Kaul


He is the Chief Certification Officer at Verity Software, co-founder and CTO of IndoiAnalytics and CEO of Mayiki Consultants. He is also a member of the Technical advisory group of the Indian Testing Board.

Ramit has over 18 years of experience in software testing, development, corporate consulting. His core expertise lies in delivering projects using Agile and Risk based test methods. He has also been involved in the ISTQB CTFL and MBT (Model based Testing) certifications content & syllabus reviews.

Humor and originality are his forte which he utilizes everyday on & off-work.

Saurabh Bansal


B.Tech. (CS) from IIT Roorkee, he is an Ex-McAfee (Intel) and 18+ years’ experience in the Software industry.

Has a vast experience in the industry wide verticals ranging from embedded systems and networking protocols to scalable enterprise security management systems and cloud-based solutions and AI/ML/NLP.

Passionate towards solving customer problems, enthusiast at mentoring people, an avid leader, blend of technical and people management, and certified Agile Product Owner.

Awarded by the state education minister for his academic excellence.

Fond of deep technical knowledge, designing and programming paradigms. He also coaches, consults, mentors at corporate-level in field of AI/ML.

As a Mathematics enthusiast, he loves to mentor students at various social levels.

Sonika Bengani


Certified Telecom Technology and Management (TTM) professional from I.I.T. Delhi. Gold medalist, B.Tech in Computer Science

Certified Python Developer from Vskills – India’s largest certification body. TEX Academy Certified LTE-Advanced trainer on 4G/5G protocols.

She holds 12+ years of experience in designing,developing and training on various Wireless communication Radio protocols with strong programming skills. She is a technology enthusiast who likes researching in the area of IoT Connectivity Infrastructure and Artificial Intelligence.

She is a proud member and speaker at the (FSN)Floriculture Society Noida Chapter. She is also fond of Gardening and spreading the goodness of Yoga & Naturopathy.

Vinay Baid

Life force/ Praan

15+ Years of experience in the area of Sales, Marketing, Customer Handling.

He is the Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer at Verity Software, Relationship Manager of Indian Testing Board & Vice Convenor of STeP-IN forum.

Winner of Best Sales Award of the Year-2014, 2016.  With his great understanding of budgeting and achieving targets, he handles the overall Sales in India and Abroad.

He loves playing sports, reading-historical, spiritual books & making Friends

L. Manikandan


Mani has over 14 years of experience in Marketing, Advertising and Digital Media

Post his stints at USL (as a Brand Manager), TCS (as Associate consultant), McCann Erickson and Ogilvy & Mather, he founded SKA enterprise a result driven marketing company as well as consults various organizations as their External CMO    

An avid Reader now diligently pursuing his passion towards writing and trekking.

Rakesh Nayar


Rakesh Nayar is an MBA in Human Resource Management from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in TQM from Sandholm Associates, Sweden. He has visited several world leading companies in Sweden and studied their TQM practices. He has represented Indian Employers at the ILO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland in Tripartite meeting on Safety in Electronics Industry.

Rakesh Nayar brings with him his rich experience in all aspects of Human Resource Management in IT and manufacturing companies. He started his career in 1978 as a Trainee in the Personnel department in the DCM Group and has grown his way up to become Vice President HR & Admin in Pure Testing and now responsible for policy with us. An ardent follower of best HR practices, expert recruiter, he has expertise in HR policy making and has authored several HR manuals. His interviews have been published in prominent publications in India such as Hindustan Times, Express Computers IT People etc. He has authored many articles on HR that have been published in prominent papers and Computer Magazines.

Rakesh is responsible for Policy/Neeti

Gokul MP


Gokul is an MBA, specialized in Marketing. He is a business development and sales specialist with an experience of 5+ years spanning across the ITES sector. He has managed multiple projects and well known tech conferences. He is excited and looking forward to being a part of and has a strong belief in what TestAing stands for i.e. to learn, imbibe, grow and develop. Gokul strongly feels and aligns with the vision of TestAIng that all AI products and services need to be tested thoroughly and made real-world ready. He hopes to add value to the clients and companies where AI is a crucial part of their product/service and at the same time evangelizing the importance of testing AI at the highest level.