Speakers

Gojko Adzic

Neuri Ltd, UK - Gojko Adzic got bitten by the agile testing bug five years ago. Since then, he has helped numerous teams implement these practices, written two books on the subject and contributed to several opensource projects for specification by example. Gojko is a frequent speaker at leading software development and testing conferences and runs the UK agile testing user group. Over the last eleven years, he has worked as a developer, architect, technical director and consultant on projects delivering equity and energy trading, mobile positioning, e-commerce, online gaming and complex configuration management. Gojko runs Neuri Ltd, a UK based consultancy that helps ambitious teams, from web startups to large financial institutions, implement specification by example and agile testing practices.

Erik Boelen

QA Consult, Belgium - Erik Boelen is a passionate independent test professional. As a test coordinator and test consultant, he has helped a large number of companies set up effective test processes. In addition to specializing in agile testing, Erik challenges traditional views of testing to better serve his clients in their specific needs. After helping a specific client, Erik translates his learning into specialized training materials, generalizing them in order to help other organizations deal with their specific problems. He has already presented several times at EuroSTAR, STAREast and many other international conferences.

Fiona Charles

Quality Intelligence, Canada - Fiona Charles teaches organizations to match their software testing to their business risks and opportunities. With more than thirty years’ experience in software development and integration projects, she has managed testing and consulted on testing on many projects for clients in retail, banking, financial services, health care, telecommunications and emergency services. Throughout her career Fiona has advocated, designed, implemented, and taught pragmatic and humane practices to deliver software worth having—in even the most difficult project circumstances. Her articles on testing and test management appear frequently in Better Software Magazine and on StickyMinds.com. She edited The Gift of Time, and guest-edited the January 2010 issue of Software Test & Performance magazine. Fiona is co-founder and host of the Toronto Workshop on Software Testing, and she speaks and conducts workshops at major conferences internationally.

Mark Fewster

Grove Consultants, UK - Mark Fewster has 30 years of experience in software testing, covering aspects ranging from test management to test techniques and test automation. This includes the development of a test execution tool and its successful introduction into general use within an organisation.

As a partner of Grove Consultants Mark Fewster provides consultancy and training in software testing. He has published papers in respected journals and is a popular speaker at national and international conferences and seminars. Mark has co-authored a book with Dorothy Graham, "Software Test Automation” published by Addison-Wesley, and they will have a new book “Experiences of Test Automation” published in late 2011. This describes 29 case histories of test automation across a variety of application domains, environments and organisations.

Julian Harty

eBay, UK - Julian Harty was hired by eBay in August 2010 to help revamp the effectiveness and efficiency of software testing across the organization. The work includes changing the mindsets of teams and individuals, mentoring, and rekindling the drive and passion of people involved in software testing. Much of his work has been shared at workshops and tutorials around the world, and his work on test automation techniques for mobile phone software ended up being published as a book. You can find lots of his material online at http://www.stickyminds.com and at http://sites.google.com/site/mobilewirelesstestautomation/ . He's an active contributor to several open-source testing and development projects http://code.google.com/u/julianharty/

Bart Knaack

Logica, Netherlands - Bart Knaack is a senior test consultant at Logica. He has been in testing for over 18 years in many different roles and has an overall IT background. He is a frequent speaker at (international) conferences, co-founder of the Testlab and lecturer at universities and colleges. Currently he is involved in overall product quality thinking and test data management as specialist topics.

Scott Rich

IBM, USA - Scott Rich is a Distinguished Engineer and Technical Lead for the Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution at IBM Rational. He was a founding member of the Jazz project, and the lead for the Jazz Foundation Project. Scott spent a year evangelizing Rational's vision with customers as the Chief Technical Officer for Rational in Northeast Europe. He is a member of the core team of the IBM Tools Development Council, and was previously development lead for Rational Application Developer. He has worked at IBM for 23 years, holding a number of technical positions in that time on VisualAge for Smalltalk and Java, WebSphere Studio, and now Rational’s team tools.

Richard Sykes

Independent Test Consultant, UK - Richard is Chairman of the TMMi Foundation. He gave the original presentation at an EuroSTAR evening event on 2nd June 2011 at the London offices of Experimentus. He later developed the theme of his talk into a longer piece ‘Bringing Testing on Board’ for one of his regular monthly columns published in the UK edition of CIO Magazine. This synopsis of his talk is a shortened version of that column.

Ruud Teunissen

Polteq, Netherlands - Since 1989 Ruud Teunissen is employed in the testing world. He has performed several test functions in different projects and organizations. Ruud participated in the development of the structured testing methodology TMap® - the Test Management Approach for structured testing - and is co-author of several books on structured testing. Ruud is a frequent speaker at (inter)national conferences, he teaches classes covering most aspects of structured testing. As Senior Test Consultant for Polteq Test Services, Ruud is currently involved in assignments that focus on improving and changing the test process within organizations. Goalsmare to enable test departments to adopt an more efficient way of working as well as changing to new approaches (e.g. Agile) and new technologies (e.g. SOA and Cloud).

Anko Tijman

Ordina, Netherlands - Anko Tijman is a consultant, trainer, author, conference speaker and jazz piano player. As a tester, he has been involved in the agile community since 2001. He has published two books on agile testing, both in Dutch. He has presented on testing and agile conferences in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium, Denmark and the USA. He is principal consultant Agile testing at Ordina, one of the largest Dutch IT firms.

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