costa avradopoulos

QA Practice Director, Improving

and President, AQAA

Costa is a recognized thought leader with over 25 years experience in mobile, Cloud, and IoT technologies. He has managed all aspects of software development, from requirements, to delivery and process engineering. Throughout his career, he has taken on roles at Fortune 500 companies such as Developer, Release Manager, Automation Engineer, QA Director, Product Manager, VP, and CTO.

A visionary innovator, he has devoted much of his career to emerging and disruptive technologies, culminating with 3 breakthrough inventions, patented mobile & computer vision technologies in 2011 that were also nominated for the top software innovation award at the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

Costa is a trusted advisor transforming organizations by creating winning test strategies to develop best of breed applications on all technology platforms. He is also very active in the IT community with organizations such as QAI, SPIN, SQE, WTF, TAG, AMMO, GAIT, TechBridge, and serves on the board of AQAA as its current President. Costa is a frequent speaker at all of the top QA conferences around the world. He also serves on the board for the Atlanta Industry Advisory for Technology. Costa holds industry certifications such as Six Sigma Green Belt and TPI.

My Sessions

Fri, September 23

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Testing with AI Panel (Moderator)

For most of us, the evolution of IT started with the invention of the PC and internet. The next major innovation came with the advent of smartphones. Today we are engulfed with IoT and AI solutions everywhere you turn. AI and ML technologies are being used in platforms for digital assistants, home entertainment, medical diagnosis, customer support, and autonomous vehicles. Testers are recognizing the potential for advances in AI and ML to be leveraged for automated testing. But where do we get started? In some cases the term AI is overused - so what is defined as true AI vs. "something else"? Join us for this 90-minute interactive panel to explore these questions and more.


  • Learn how AI is currently being leveraged for testing today

  • Where to get started with using AI in your testing organization

  • What are the challenges and limitations of testing with AI?

  • How will AI impact the entire IT industry?