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Dominique Raviart

Dominique Raviart is the IT Services Research Director at NelsonHall, with global responsibility for IT Services research programs.

Areas covered at NelsonHall:

Dominique is a Practice Director at NelsonHall, with shared responsibility for IT Services research globally with David McIntire and John Larherty. Dominique covers IT Services research in the areas of Software Testing, Big Data and Analytics Services, and IoT Services. Dominique has been part of NelsonHall's IT Services analyst team since 2007, providing comprehensive and insightful coverage of IT services markets in the world. In particular, he is widely known for his extensive knowledge and coverage of software testing, having examined recently digital testing and DevOps/continuous testing. Dominique assists both buy-side and vendor organizations in assessing opportunities and supplier capability across IT service lines.


Current project summary:

Dominique is currently finalizing its report on Big Data and Analytics Services, and will be starting soon its new report on IoT Services.


Summary of last project:

His latest project, Big Data and Analytics, focused on understanding the capabilities of vendors to provide consulting and advisory services around digital transformation, an industrialized service around mature/maturing offerings (such as big data), and pre-set algorithms, and industry solutions.


External publications & industry involvement:

Dominique is a regular blog contributor around topics including software testing, IoT, and big data and analytics services. He also presents regularly on software testing.


More about Dominique:

Dominique has worked in the IT Services industry since 1998. He started his career providing SAP training and change management services in the U.S. and in the U.K. He has worked for IDC and Ovum in Paris, Amsterdam and London.

Dominique holds a Master of International Business Studies/International MBA from University of South Carolina, U.S. He lives in Paris.


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Reports by Dominique Raviart:

  • Software Testing Services: AI and Digital Lead Investment in Next-Gen Testing

    Mar 11, 2019 | Market Analysis by Dominique Raviart

    NelsonHall's market analysis of the software testing services, digital testing services, and crowdtesting market consists of 79 pages. It provides an in-depth understanding of the dynamics at play in the software testing services and focuses on next-gen testing services, defined as follows: mobile testing, UX testing, RPA and testing, AI and te [...]
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  • Cognizant – Next-Gen Testing Services

    Mar 07, 2019 | Vendor Analysis by Dominique Raviart

    Cognizant provides software testing services almost exclusively through its testing practice, Quality Engineering and Assurance (QE&A). NelsonHall estimates that QE&A has ~33k testers (not including SAP/enterprise application testing, software product testing within TriZetto, or testing work done as part of IT infrastructure services units [...]
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  • LTI – Next-Gen Testing Services

    Mar 07, 2019 | Vendor Analysis by Dominique Raviart

    Assurance Services is one of LTI’s main service lines. At the end of FY18, Assurance Services had a headcount of 3.5k and was serving 126 active clients. The headcount does not include another 150 career testers in other practices, e.g., security, SAP, Oracle. Assurance Services has a very different profile from LTI overall: its client bas [...]
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  • Expleo/SQS– Next-Gen Testing Services

    Mar 01, 2019 | Vendor Analysis by Dominique Raviart

    Since 2009, Expleo (the former SQS) has transformed its business model, expanding from its background in QA consulting and onshore testing delivery to growing its presence across offshore and nearshore centers, e.g., India, for addressing multi-year managed testing services contracts (managed services, MTS). Expleo has also repositioned its onshore [...]
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  • Infosys – Next-Gen Testing Services

    Mar 01, 2019 | Vendor Analysis by Dominique Raviart

    Infosys primarily provides software testing services through its Infosys Validation Solutions (IVS) unit, which was founded in 2001. It initially serviced websites and e-commerce applications as an independent service (from ADM activities), focusing on TCoEs. IVS is a horizontal service line with ownership on P&L and delivery, as well as on pre [...]
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Latest blog posts by Dominique Raviart:

  • Cognizant Looks to Automate Testing of Connected Devices

    Apr 10, 2019, by Dominique Raviart

      NelsonHall has been commenting recently on the future of testing, looking at how AI algorithms and RPA tools fit in the context of QA. This blog takes a different perspective by looking at how one of the tier-one software testing service vendors is approaching its testing of bots and c[...]

  • Sopra Steria: Building on Big Data & Analytics Initiatives

    Apr 08, 2019, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked with Sopra Steria about its work and capabilities around big data and analytics. The company has created a Data Science CoE (or Technology Stream in Sopra Steria’s terminology), which brings specialized services and expertise to the various in-country systems i[...]

  • HCL Technologies’ RPA Initiatives for Software Testing

    Mar 12, 2019, by Dominique Raviart

      NelsonHall has commented several times on how vendors have been introducing AI into their QA/software testing activities; for example, to enhance defect analysis and prediction. We have talked less about the use of RPA because it did not seem to bring much innovation on top of what [...]

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