October 15, 2023

Accelerating Business Outcomes with Nanthakumar Arumugam

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Accelerating Business Outcomes with Nanthakumar Arumugam
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Show Notes

In this episode, Gayatri Kalyanaraman is in conversation with Nanthakumar Arumugam who is a Technologist, Delivery Lead at ThoughtWorks and he’s a Quality Engineer and Financial Expert.

In his career spanning over two decades, he shares very interesting stories –

  • Nantha started his career as an instrumentation engineer within Polyester firm. His interest gravitated towards the PLC programming and that led him to join the software engineering full time
  • Nantha joined Ready Test Go as a Quality engineer where he got his skill in the world of startup and certification world
  • Nantha shares how the waterfall way of working had provided different domains and worked in 20 different programs in a very short period of time
  • He also covers how he and his team ramped up on the domain and program rapidly 
  • Automation as a practice he gravitated to reduce the manual regression suite 
  • Nantha talks about the background on how Selenium tool came in as an antidote to the mercury tools (winrunner / loadrunner)
  • Nantha shares his expertise on the passage of Automation CoE and a separate team
  • Nantha talks about several hats he has worn in ThoughtWorks and shares the changes on how business interactions within Technology
  • He further shares the distance that’s reduced between business leads and access to leads to identify solution options
  • Nantha talks about the availability of tools that has made the business outcomes come out as soon as possible
  • Nantha shares some of the key wisdom on how one has to build expertise in different facets of experience 

Nantha is the delivery lead and project manager in ThoughtWorks. He has been working with ThoughtWorks for a decade. He has played several roles including Quality Analyst, Quality Lead, Architect and Chennai Chapter lead prior to taking the current role. Nantha has done his PG in BITS Pilani and B.E. in University of Madras 

Nanthakumar can be contacted at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nanthakumara/

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