Vinod Upendra is a consultant of Big Data and Analytics Assurance Center of Excellence (CoE) at TCS. This CoE focuses on R&D, test process definitions, test automation solution development and competency development on Big Data technologies. He is responsible for creating the testing solution approach to maintain data quality, consistency and to strengthen credibility and performance of business critical Big Data applications to customers. With 14+ years of experience in IT and software development industry, he has taken on varied roles in Retail, Finance and Automotive sectors. He is a technology enthusiast and is passionate about applying big data analytical techniques to create value in business.