Digy4 is a startup in the enterprise software domain focused on quality engineering and developing cloud-based products for QAOps. Digy4 aims to become the first-ever testing cloud.
Tell us about yourself?
Parasar Saha is the Founder and CEO of Digy4. With 21 years of global experience in Quality Engineering and extensive knowledge of product development, he’s been involved in architecting next-generation enterprise-level automation platforms with proven success. Prior to founding Digy4, Parasar was the Head of the QE Centre of Excellence, Enterprise Automation Architect at Air Canada, and ran one of the most successful QE transformation programs in Canada. He is also a Global Evangelist, speaker and organizer for Toronto Testing Meetups. Parasar has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Electronics and Telecommunications from Jadavpur University.
As an enterprise leader and Head of QE, he has experienced firsthand the challenges of Quality Engineering and how the lack of adoption of Cloud and QAOps has impacted the quality of software. Businesses have failed to keep up their commitment to improve time to market with quality. He has developed solutions at the enterprise level and are bringing success to the industry level.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
Interesting question. If I could go back in time a year or two, I would advise myself to focus more on AI inclusion in the solution.
What problem does your business solve?
We aim to solve two major challenges in software delivery. First, the tech industry moved to the cloud, but testing was left behind. Business operations faced challenges of not being able to meet the demand for faster time to market with quality due to the lack of adoption of cloud in software testing.
In today’s world, what we know as DevOps is mostly structured around building an operational pipeline for Development and Deployment. The testing world is missing a structured, out-of-the-box operational pipeline, or in other words – QAOps.
Digy4 aims to solve the problem by building an ecosystem of cloud-based products for QAOps. Digy4’s deep collaboration with industry-leading vendors gives it a strategic advantage to build an ecosystem with integrations with other products in the market with official support.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
The inspiration behind the business is to able to provide billions of customers with software that offers a seamless experience, the quality of any software product they use, and to be able to depend on technology as a key accelerator in their day-to-day life without worrying about disruption due to quality issues. Digy4 was inspired to build innovative products from Canada for the global software industry. Build anywhere, test in Canada.
We are trying to solve the challenges of Quality Engineering in the software world and for businesses to be able to deliver with quality and, at the same time, meet their time-to-market commitments.
What is your magic sauce?
The magic sauce for us is our firsthand experience and deep insight into the challenge and the operation model of enterprise QE.
We differ from our competition in our uniqueness to deliver end-to-end solutions to our customers by building an ecosystem of integrated products supported by the leading vendors in our industry and also by our ability to add cutting-edge technologies to drive scalability and cost optimization.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
In the next five years, we want to establish ourselves as the end-to-end cloud platform for software testing with a marketplace of integrated products. We want to achieve an on-demand model of an AI-integrated continuous testing pipeline. Building the first ever testing cloud or, in other words, AWS of Testing.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
The biggest challenge we have faced so far is the adoption of a public cloud by a regulated industry. We have made a private cloud version of our products available for our customers to ensure they can adopt the cloud and still align with their compliance policies.
We ran into issues of maintaining the product in two modes. Our customer-centric approach is at the core of our business model, and we are committed to supporting our customers in the best possible way, even if it means going the extra mile to maintain two versions.