Sysco LABS launches first ‘PerfUp’ panel discussion | Sunday Observer

Sysco LABS launches first ‘PerfUp’ panel discussion

9 January, 2022

Sysco LABS Sri Lanka, the innovation arm of Sysco Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and the global leader in foodservice, hosted ‘PerfUp’, a new initiative and thefirst in a series of virtual panel discussions to showcase the best minds in Software and Quality Engineering.

The PerfUp inaugural launch event held recently featured industry experts in different areas of technology who took a deep dive into the topic of transformation through the lens of performance engineering. The initiative aims to bring together performance engineering enthusiasts toshare their experience and expertise,discuss best practices, and explore ideas in the performance engineering space and beyond.

The first PerfUp panel comprised Dilhan Manawadu, Director - Development Platform, Sysco Corporation, who spoke from an agile and delivery point of view saying, “In a society where instant gratification is key, development teams must focus on the customer experience now more than ever before. ”

Rohana Kumara, Vice President - Engineering and Architecture, the second panelist from Sysco LABS said, “Left shifting many Quality Engineering activities in the software development life cycle has proven to be very effective, but most performance testing still follows the traditional approach of waiting till the end of the SDL, resulting in time wasted on fixing issues that could have been mitigated.”

The third panelist, SurajRebera, Lead - Performance Engineering, Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) said, “Production failures are no fun, but it is fun to be a part of a successful performance engineering team with a unique skill set who will not rest until reasons and answers are found.”

Delivering his summary of the event, moderator Janith Gunasekara - Director Quality Engineering, Sysco LABS said, “When building a supercar, you can’t just add an engine and test it. You need to design it, source the materials, hire the right people, use the right tools.