Akshita Deora Puram is a subject matter expert and evangelist in digital transformation and software testing. She manages the software testing portfolio at SmartBear, which includes award winning tools such as TestComplete, TestLeft, CrossBrowserTesting, and Hiptest. She loves to talk to software quality teams on adopting practices for an agile world, including AI-driven UI test automation, shifting left, and behavior-driven development. More recently, she walked hundreds of QA engineers and managers through how to adopt shifting left and measure their ROI for automated testing. Akshita has over 10 years in the software technology industry working as a system architect, tester, and IT consultant. She has an MBA from MIT Sloan and has also been published by SD Times, CDOTrends, DZone, TheNewStack, Cucumber, Capgemini, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT Sloan, and SmartBear.