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Gualtiero Bazzana

Gualtiero Bazzana from Italy is the President of ISTQB® at world-wide level. His activities in ISTQB® started in 2007, when Gualtiero set-up the ISTQB® Italian Board. Later on he became Chairman of the Marketing Working Group and since 2015 President of ISTQB®.

Gualtiero has over 20 years of professional experience managing large companies in IT consulting.

Italy

Company:

ISTQB®

Rainer Villido

Rainer is a Senior Developer / Software Architect in electronic identity competence area and Head of Engineering in Enterprise Business Area at Nortal.

Estonia

Company:

Nortal

Anti Räis

Henrik Roonemaa

Henrik Roonemaa is one of Estonia’s best known tech journalists. Currently he’s the publisher of Geenius.ee, a tech news website and host of Digitund and Restart, both of which are very popular tech talk shows and podcasts.

Estonia

Company:

Geenius.ee

Twitter:

@henrikroonemaa

Kristjan Korjus

Kristjan Korjus is the Head of Computer Vision & Perception at Starship Technologies, responsible for making their cute autonomous delivery robots intelligent. In his spare time, Kristjan led a successful GitHub project where they were first to replicate the notorious Atari playing AI by DeepMind and he is also co-author of the 3rd best selling book in Estonia in 2014 "Bedside Reading About Mathematics". He is finishing a PhD in Machine Learning and holds a first class master's degree in mathematics from The University of Manchester.

Estonia

Company:

Starship Technologies

Twitter:

@kristjankorjus

Michal Jablonski

Michal Jablonski has a master’s degree in Computer Science and has six years of corporate experience at Intel, years before he joined Vector Software. He worked on various international projects in different locations in Europe. Today he is Field Application Engineer at Vector Software, the leading provider for testing solutions for safety critical software development and responsible for technical support, trainings, customizations and other consulting activities.

Germany

Company:

Vector Software

Melissa Marshall

Melissa is a British-American programmer, astronomer, and writer. She currently works at digital consultancy Red Badger where she helps clients build lovely web experiences with ReactJS. Beginning coding with Lego robotics at age 9, Melissa programmed throughout high school, and earned her BA in computer science and physics at Macalester College in 2014. Inspired by her own experiences in tech, she studied Wikipedia’s gender gap and language hostility among its editors.

United Kingdom

Company:

Red Badger

Personal website:

http://www.melissavmarshall.com/

Twitter:

@mveritym

Christina Ohanian

As an avid agile evangelist Christina is passionate about helping build and support self organising teams and individuals from the ground up. She loves learning about people, their passions and what motivates them. As a member of the Agile community of practice, she speak and run workshops at conferences. She is also a Graphics Illustrator and enjoys bringing this into the workspace to run meetings and help teams collaborate.

United Kingdom

Company:

River Island

Personal website:

Agile and Sketch

Twitter:

@ctohanian

Sven Kroell

Sven is a very passionate tester and coder who loves to create high maintainable testing frameworks and continuous delivery solutions. During the five years of working in the field of testing and test automation, they've encountered a lot of common problems with creating test software and how testing tools are often misunderstood.

UK/Germany

Company:

MaibornWolff

Twitter:

@craftingtester

Ceren Şahin Gebizli

Ceren Şahin Gebizli received B.Sc. in computer engineering from Dokuz Eylül University, 2010, M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Özyeğin University, 2014 and continues on her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Özyeğin University. Also, she is working as a Test Architect at Vestel Electronics R&D since 2010. She is responsible for design and automation of Digital TVs functional tests. She received ISTQB foundation level certificate in 2011 and advanced level test analyst certificate (ISTQB – CTAL-TA) in 2013.

Turkey

Company:

Vestel Electronics R&D

Gwen Diagram

Gwen Diagram is a Tester/DevOps Kid and Occasional ScrumMaster from Leeds, UK. She has worked in Testing for 5 years after moving out of IT Support. Some of her favorite things are monitoring, dinosaurs, pigeons and real ale.

United Kingdom

Twitter:

@gwendiagram

Risko Ruus

Risko has over 10 years of experience in the software development industry and currently works as a QA Lead in a small software development unit where he is working on and responsible for everything quality related.  His career has developed him into more of a technical tester since quite a lot of his time goes into building and maintaining test automation frameworks and figuring out how to increase the testability of products. He also values highly the views of the Context-Driven School of testing and takes part of local tech meetups.

Estonia

Company:

Rush Street Interactive

Personal website:

LinkedIn

Twitter:

@riskoruus

Margareta Muru

Almost 7 years experience in Software Testing. Currently working as Test Manager. I've been in waterfall and I've been in Agile. I've been in back-end and I've been in front-end. Now I am in business-side. Different view from all points. It's not enough for me if I find the biggest number of bugs or I find the most nasty bugs which are hard to find. I want my work to have value. Real value to customers and business. I am a "team-person" - what is important for you is important for me. Together we can create Great things!

Estonia

Company:

AS Eesti Meedia

Carly Dyson

I currently work in IT Operations, but continue my love affair with Test, which started while working as a Non-Functional Test Consultant for a large global corporation. Prior to working in IT, I was an award-winning researcher in Field Epidemiology, and still like to put my investigative skills to use, mainly in the form of requirements gathering and understanding the end user. I'm always interested in finding out how other people do things and why.

United Kingdom

Twitter:

@carlymdyson

Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Maaret Pyhäjärvi is a software professional with testing emphasis. She identifies as an empirical technologist, a tester and a programmer, a catalyst for improvement and a speaker. Her day job is working with a software product development team as a hands-on testing specialist. On the side, she teaches exploratory testing and makes a point of adding new, relevant feedback for test-automation heavy projects through skilled exploratory testing. In addition to being a tester and a teacher, she is a serial volunteer for different non-profits driving forward the state of software development.

Finland

Personal website:

A Seasoned Tester's Crystal Ball

Twitter:

@maaretp

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris has been in Software Testing for more than 15 years, working in a variety of industries – loyalty, travel, health, Government, marketing and communications, and in a variety of roles from Tester to Test Manager (via Developer, Business Analyst and Scrum Master). Kevin is specifically interested in the Agile Process and the positive effect it has had on the Development process in the last ten years.

United Kingdom

Company:

NewVoiceMedia

Twitter:

@Kevin_A_Harris

Oleg Nikiforov

I work as QA on mobile projects since 2012 in Stanfy. Experience in testing apps for iOS and Android platforms (40+ projects) and server API testing.

Ukraine

Company:

Stanfy

Twitter:

@ddr3ams

Hugh McCamphill

Hugh works as a Principal Software Engineer in Test with Liberty IT in Belfast. He has over ten years of experience, latterly focused on helping teams realize their testing and automation capabilities. He has been the organizer of the Belfast Selenium Meetup since 2013.

United Kingdom

Twitter:

@hughleo01

Daniel Knott

Daniel is a mobile testing expert working as Senior Software Test Engineer at XING’s Android team. He started his software testing career in 2003 as a trainee at IBM. After his time at IBM, Daniel studied computer science with a focus on software development and testing. Since 2009, Daniel has worked for companies such as Accenture, AOE and XING. In several agile development projects he tested web, desktop or mobile applications. However, mobile testing became his passion and since the beginning of 2011 he is working in the mobile development and testing industry.

Germany

Company:

XING AG

Personal website:

Adventures in QA

Twitter:

@dnlkntt

Erik Davis

Erik has over 16 years of experience in and around software testing. He has spent time in a variety of roles, many of them in leadership, ranging from team leader through to senior manager, leading teams anywhere from 2 to 65 people. In his current role, Erik leads the team building the foundation for the use of automation in his employers Test department. He is active on Twitter, is an occasional blogger, and conference speaker.

USA

Twitter:

@erikld

Amit Wertheimer

For the last 5 years, Amit has been testing software in the e-commerce sphere for RSA, learning what being a tester actually means. He also helps as a co-editor for a quarterly testing magazine in Hebrew, and is quite happy to spend some time speaking on testing with just about anyone. When not doing work related stuff, or riding my bicycle, he is also a member of the Israeli roleplaying society.

Israel

Iván López

Iván is a Software Engineer and Systems Administrator with 14 years of experience. He is a member of the Grails team at OCI. He discovered Grails 7 years ago and since then he develops almost exclusively using Groovy. He is the creator of some Grails plugins like Postgresql-Extensions and Slug-Generator.

Spain

Company:

Object Computing Inc (OCI)

Twitter:

@ilopmar

Corina-Adina Pip

Corina is currently an automation focused test engineer with over 8 years of experience in testing, from Romania. Having started her testing career working on navigation devices, Corina gradually moved into the online industry, specifically the gaming sector. This gave her the opportunity to work mostly on automation projects, of both the UI and back-end, utilising Selenium, TestNG, Java, and similar languages, whilst working in an Agile environment.

Romania

Personal website:

iamalittletester testing blog

Twitter:

@imalittletester

Gil Zilberfeld

Gil Zilberfeld has been in software since childhood, writing BASIC programs on his trusty Sinclair ZX81. With more than twenty years of developing commercial software, he has vast experience in software methodology and practices. Gil has been applying agile principles for product development more than a decade. From automated testing to exploratory testing, design practices to team collaboration, scrum to kanban, traditional product management to lean startup – he’s done it all. He is still learning from his successes and failures.

Israel

Personal website:

Personal site, Book - Everyday Unit Testing

Twitter:

@gil_zilberfeld

Franziska Sauerwein

Franziska has worked as a software developer and consultant for about five years in Germany and London. Her passions include Test Driven Development, Refactoring, XP techniques and high quality software development. She is always trying to improve her skills and share knowledge.

As an active member of the European Software Craftsmanship community she loves to participate in and organise code retreats, hackathons, coding dojos as well as tech talks. She aims to use her skills and creativity to develop software that is reliable, easy to adapt and doing what it is supposed to do.

United Kingdom

Company:

Codurance

Personal website:

LinkedIn

Twitter:

@Singsalad

Raj Subramanian

Raj Subramanian, a former developer for a payroll processing company, moved to testing to focus on his passion. Raj currently works as a senior automation engineer for a company which provides digital content management services. He actively contributes to the testing community by speaking at conferences, writing articles, blogging, and being directly involved in various testing-related activities. Raj currently resides in Chicago and can be reached at raj@rajsubra.com or through his website www.rajsubra.com.

USA

Twitter:

@epsilon11

Nicola Sedgwick

Nicola is one of those testers that 'fell into the role' after working as a Support Engineer and Trainer for a small software house dealing predominantly with the construction sector whose focus is continually on design and quality (no-one wants to construct anything that collapses and causes injury). However, 'fell' implies the role focus was not chosen deliberately, which is incorrect.

Having worked in the IT industry for nearly 15 years Nicola feels she can (and should) share some of her experiences to help others, and to help them help their colleagues & teammates.

United Kingdom

Company:

Sedgwick Testing

Twitter:

@nicolasedgwick

Mark Winteringham

Mark is a freelance technical tester, testing coach and international speaker, presenting workshops and talks on technical testing techniques. He has worked on award winning projects across a wide variety of technology sectors ranging from broadcast, digital, financial and public sector working with various web, mobile and desktop technologies.

United Kingdom

Company:

MW Test Consultancy

Twitter:

@2bittester

Torbjörn Ryber

Test enthusiast for 20 years. Author of Essential Software Test Design. Chairman of SAST Sweden for three years, SAST Örebro (local) two years. Lifelong learner with an obsession of reading nonfiction. Currently fascinated by UX - User Experience. Especially on how to make the whole team cooperate and understand the problem to solve using UX. See a natural combination of Software tester and UX researcher.

Sweden

Company:

Fearless Consulting

Twitter:

@Tobbe_Ryber

Fiona Charles

Fiona Charles teaches organizations to manage their software testing risk, and IT practitioners project skills “beyond process”—hands-on practical skills essential to thrive and excel on any kind of software project. An expert test consultant and manager, she has been immersed in the action through 30+ years of challenging projects across the business spectrum on both sides of the Atlantic. Throughout her career, Fiona has advocated, designed, implemented and taught pragmatic and humane practices to deliver software worth having.

Canada

Company:

Quality Intelligence

Twitter:

@FionaCCharles

Alan Richardson

Alan Richardson has more than twenty years of professional IT experience, working as a programmer and at every level of the testing hierarchy from tester through head of testing. Author of the books "Dear Evil Tester", "Selenium Simplified" and "Java For Testers". Alan also has created online training courses to help people learn Technical Web Testing and Selenium WebDriver with Java. He works as an independent consultant, helping companies improve their use of automation, agile, and exploratory technical testing.

United Kindom

Company:

Evil Tester

Twitter:

@EvilTester

Alina Elena Avadani

I am a ‘crazy Romanian’, how some my colleagues would call me due to my proactive, playful and energetic style. I joined the testers world around 7 years ago and since then I had a curiosity driven style to develop myself and never hesitated to take up new challenges.

Germany

Company:

CarRentals.com

Twitter:

@AlinaAvadani

Elar Lang

Elar was a Web Application developer about 8 years before switching to security field in the beginning of 2012. Elar is penetration tester and the main lector and course developer of 4-day Web Application Security training course in Clarified Security (In June 2016 he rounded up 1700 hours of WAS training given since 2012 March launch).

Estonia

Company:

Clarified Security

Jaanus Kääp

Jaanus is vulnerability tester with development background. He has found vulnerabilities in large websites like Facebook, Google, eBay and in native applications like Adobe Reader, Edge and Safari.

Estonia

Personal website:

Clarified Security

Rameshkumar Bar

Rameshkumar Bar is a Senior Automation Architect with Cognizant’s Technology Center of Excellence within its Quality Engineering and Assurance Business Unit. He has 13 years of experience in the information technology field, of which the last five years have been with Cognizant. Ramesh has extensive experience in developing Web applications on .NET platform, building test automation frameworks using commercial and open source tools. His areas of specialization include test automation, continuous integration and test data management.

Personal website:

LinkedIn profile

Twitter:

@rameshbar

Philip Quinn

Phil is an Agile Software Developer from Glasgow, Scotland working for Simplaex, a startup in Berlin. He currently makes his living using Scala but over the last decade, he has worked with various different languages and technologies. Early in his career, he worked mainly on legacy systems where testing was pushed to the end of long build cycles and there was an emphasis on just getting things done. In this environment, regression is common place and support is a constant burden. This gave him a sense of the importance testing and a drive to learn more about it.

Scotland, UK

Company:

Simplaex

Twitter:

@abetterway2feel

Tiit Paananen

Tiit joined Skype on 2005 as a test director after 10 years in leading companies in Software Development and Engineering Operations roles in Estonia and Baltics. In Skype he was responsible for Software Quality Engineering and testing for 6 years. Last 2 years as a General Manager of Skype Estonia he coordinated also Engineering L&D, onboarding and community mgmt globally for Skype.

Estonia

Company:

Pipedrive

Wim Demey

Wim is a Solution Architect Testing working for CTG Belgium. He started his career in 1997 and has extended his knowledge and expertise over the years by working in several areas (pharma, utilities, telecom, non-profit, social security) and roles (test manager, test tools specialist, coach, presales). Driven by an eagerness to learn new things he is always looking forward where he can cross the borders of testing with a special interest for technical topics (infrastructure testing, test tools).

Belgium

Company:

CTG Belgium

Andres Kütt

Andres has been on a journey to a better software since the early 90s. It has led him from public to private sector, from Skype to Estonian government, to banks and startups. Academically Andres has earned a degree in mathematical statistics from UT, an MBA from EBS and a MSc from MIT along the way. Over the past 15 years or so he has been a software architect of some sort trying to scale up that yearning for perfectly crafted code. He is now the chief architect of Estonian information system.

Targo Tennisberg

Targo has been making software for a living for 20 years, in developer, consultant, architect and management roles, and in organizations ranging from a few to tens of thousands of people. In that time, he has made and seen others make countless mistakes and reached occasional successes. Currently he works as a software architect for P2P lender Bondora, and organizes the Estonian Informatics Olympiad. Targo also writes a blog on software at http://www.targotennisberg.com/tarkvara (in Estonian).

Estonia

Personal website:

Blog

Predrag Skokovic

Predrag Skokovic is more than 15 years in IT business. For the last 10 years he has been engaged in the domain of software testing, by leading various teams on a number of international projects. Predrag is very enthusiastic about sharing experience gathered in software testing. The need to spread the knowledge to fellow colleagues made him a regular speaker at international conferences and a guest speaker at the University of Novi Sad. His area of interest is test activity/process improvement, on both individual and team level.

Serbia

Company:

Quality House, Test'RS Club

Personal website:

LinkedIn, Twitter

Twitter:

@PredragSkokovic

Ash Winter

I'm a continuously learning tester with a penchant for getting involved in all aspects of developing people and products. I used to be a fully-fledged consultant with The Test People, veteran of various engagements encompassing testing, performance engineering and automation. Moved to the startup world, heavily involved in mobile product development, from the ground up. Now I have struck out on my own, into the wider world of consulting. I'll also speak, coach and contribute to the local tech community in Leeds.

United Kingdom

Personal website:

Blog

Twitter:

@northern_tester

Ruben Olsen Lærk

Ruben has been doing "everything, and the kitchen sink" within IT since the 80s. This has given him a very broad experience base, which his customers knows how to exploit fully. For the last 10 years he has split his time primarily between technical stuff, and a coaching and training lean and agile stuff.

Norway

Company:

LKU, Knowit

Personal website:

Time In Process, LinkedIn

Twitter:

@RubenOlsen

John Smart

John is a renown consultant, speaker, author, and trainer in lean and agile delivery practices. The author of many titles including "BDD in Action", and "Jenkins: The Definitive Guide", John is a prominent international figure in domains such as requirements discovery, behaviour driven development, better development practices and automated testing. John's main aim is to help organisations around the world work together more effectively to deliver better features sooner.

Company:

Wakaleo Consulting

Twitter:

@wakaleo

Christos Matskas

Christos Matskas has been working as a software developer for the last 12 years. He is an entrepreneur, founder and CEO of SoftwareLounge, a software consultancy firm. His portfolio includes collaborations with some great companies such as MarkIT, Lockheed Martin and Barclays. Over the years he has worked on numerous exciting projects from mobile applications to data crunching back-end solutions. He writes about his adventures in software development on his blog https://cmatskas.com.

United Kingdom

Company:

SoftwareLounge

Personal website:

SoftwareLounge

Twitter:

@christosmatskas

Nikita Hasis

Nikita Hasis is a test engineer, agilist and all-around swell guy. When not testing or releasing HomeAway code, he works on his other passion: making defining, and delivering quality, easier. He loves learning and talking about process and how to make testers more efficient without going grey. He’s from Moscow, Russia and currently resides in Austin, TX.

United States

Personal website:

Blog

Twitter:

@codebully

Gowrishankar Sundararajan

I (Gowrishankar Sundararajan) have been working currently as Test Manager in Testing Services with Tata Consultancy Services, Canada. I have gained my experience in Testing for last 10 Years across leading Retailers and Payment Network Providers in North America. Have Specialized in Test Consulting, Testing Proposals, implementing Testing Center of Excellence, and Managing Testing Projects across clients in USA and Canada. Being Certified Scrum Master and Certified Test Manager (ISTQB), I have experience wide range of projects implemented in different methodology.

Canada

Anssi Lehtelä

New born optimist with a lot of love for testing. And agile stuff. And football. And dogs. And children. And...

Twitter:

@hellofatester

Jesse Beach

I recently joined the Facebook Infrastructure team as an accessibility specialist. Previously I was a core front end developer and accessibility specialist on the Drupal Open Source Content Management System. My work has focused on automating the testing of accessibility for framework and product developers rather than compliance auditors, who already have many consumer-oriented tools. I am the lead developer of the open-source Quail accessibility testing framework (github.com/quailjs/quail), currently used by the Dutch government in their larger quality assurance platform.

United States

Twitter:

@jessebeach

Daniel Billing

Dan ​has been a tester for 15 years, working within a diverse range of development organisations, mostly in the south west of England. He currently works as a test engineer at New Voice Media, where most of his time is spent working on the security testing needs of the business. This includes mentoring, supporting and training members of the team to use these skills also. Dan’s love of testing drives me to become an active member of the testing community, helping to organise local tester meetups in the Bristol and Bath area.

Company:

New Voice Media

Personal website:

The Test Doctor

Twitter:

@thetestdoctor

Francois Le Notre

Hello, I'm François. 

I have over 6 years of experience in software testing, including half in mobile applications. What makes my job fun:

  • Digging out inspiring gold mines from blogs to improve my exploratory testing skills,
  • Discovering information about an unknown software and highlighting the biggest risks.

Come and join me to discover an innovative approach I took about my job last year: teaching it.

France

Personal website:

Read about my experience on my blog

Twitter:

@francoislenotre

Gerlof Hoekstra

Gerlof Hoekstra started his career as a software engineer. In 1993 he became fascinated with testing. He now works as a senior test consultant for Atos. Gerlof has experience in test projects for many different companies with multiple disciplines across the full software life cycle. In 2011 he won the Atos Distinguished Member of Technical Staff award for his contribution to the test profession.

Netherlands

Company:

Atos

Simon 'Peter' Schrijver

Simon is a very experienced all-round tester, who has worked since 1997 as tester, test coordinator and test manager. He has several years of experience using SBTM as a test approach. Since 2005, Simon works as an independent consultant. He visits annually at least two conferences and two training sessions to keep his knowledge up to date and where necessary, broaden/deepen his knowledge. Simon is also an active member of TestNet and (co-founder of) the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing.

Netherlands

Twitter:

@simonsaysnomore

Jana Gierloff

Jana Gierloff was born in 1985 in Karlsburg. After studying a few semesters mathematics in Magdeburg, she took a position as Co-Community Manager at InnoGames. With 150 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of online games. Early 2013, Jana moved as a game tester to Quality Assurance for the classic game “Tribal Wars”. Since 2014, she looks after the highly successful game “Forge of Empires” as Senior QA Technical Tester.

Germany

Company:

InnoGames GmbH

Slava Fjodorov

My name is Vjatseslav “Slava” Fjodorov. Born in Russia. Living in Estonia since late 80's. Started my IT career in Skype in 2006 – several years in Customer Service and around four years as a Supportability Program Manager. Since January 2015 working as a UX specialist in CGI Estonia. I am passionate about new technologies, great UX and user satisfaction. Main hobby is music – playing electric guitar, composing, recording and mixing songs. You can actually hear some of them on Radio Mania (88.8 Mhz).

Estonia

Maik Nogens

Maik works as a senior test consultant with Diaz & Hilterscheid, where he focuses on the agile aspects of software testing. His 19 years of work experience include working in the German Navy HQ, being a project leader in the Middle East as well as working in software development companies as a tester in different industries. Since joining Diaz & Hilterscheid, he finished projects in the banking industry, in medical software companies and various agile adaptations.

Germany

Company:

Diaz & Hilterscheid Unternehmensberatung GmbH

Personal website:

Hanseatic Tester

Twitter:

@MaikNog

Sujay Honnamane

Sujay Honnamane is an accomplished IT leader and testing portfolio director at Cognizant. While playing several roles ranging from a developer, project lead, project manager and program director to that of a portfolio director, Sujay has helped Cognizant clients implement successful transformation programs and establish world-class testing centers of excellence (CoEs). A thought leader in global delivery and establishing managed test centers, Sujay brings along expertise in the fields of test consulting, test automation and DevOps strategy.

United States

Company:

Cognizant

Personal website:

LinkedIn

Twitter:

@sujayh

Geraldine Owen

Gerie Owen is a Test Architect who specializes in developing and managing test teams. She has implemented various Quality Assurance methodology models, and has developed, trained and mentored new teams from their inception. Gerie manages large, complex projects involving multiple applications, coordinates test teams across multiple time zones and delivers high quality projects on time and within budget. In her everyday working life, Gerie brings a cohesive team approach to testing. She has also presented at several conferences and authored articles on testing and quality assurance.

Personal website:

http://www.gerieowen.com

Twitter:

@gerieowen

Martin Jüssi

Martin Jüssi is a satellite Earth observation specialist, working in the CGI Estonia space team as a technical consultant. Being a space enthusiast with an interdisciplinary educational background, he has wide-range knowledge in space technology and policy. Martin has MSc degree in Space Studies from the International Space University, and in Geographical Information Systems from the University of Tartu. His work experience prior to CGI is in the fields of satellite imagery processing and geographic information systems.

Estonia

Company:

AS CGI Eesti

Jesper Lindholt Ottosen

Test Manager at NNIT, that does both application outsourcing and operational outsourcing. Previously program manager at consulting companies and a telecom. Context-driven tester, blogger, writer and conference attendee at Eurostar 2015, Testbash 2015 and 2014, ATD2013.

Denmark

Company:

NNIT

Personal website:

Complexity is a matter of perspective

Twitter:

@jlottosen

Gleb Bahmutov

Gleb Bahmutov is JavaScript ninja, image processing expert and software quality fanatic. After receiving a PhD in computer science from Purdue University, Gleb worked on laser scanners, 3D reconstruction, and panorama-based virtual tours at EveryScape. Later Gleb switched to writing browser data visualization software at MathWorks. After a year, Gleb went back to the startup environment and developed software quality analysis tools at uTest (now Applause). Today Gleb is developing real-time financial analysis tools at Kensho.

United States

Company:

Kensho

Personal website:

Personal website, Blog, Github

Twitter:

@bahmutov

Thomas Sundberg

Thomas Sundberg is an independent consultant and contractor based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been working as a developer for more than 25 years. Thomas has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm. He has taught programming at The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, one the leading technical universities in Sweden. Thomas has developed an obsession for technical excellence that translates to software craftsmanship, clean code, test automation and continuous deployment.

Sweden

Company:

Think Code AB

Personal website:

Blog

Twitter:

@thomassundberg

Rainar Ütt

Rainar has been building and leading multidisciplinary international engineering teams in locations, such as Stockholm, London, Hamburg as well as in Asia for more than 10 years. Started as a Java developer, got obsessed with quality and automation - currently responsible for QA and QE strategy, Release management, Tools development and IT Security departments at InnoGames in Hamburg.

Germany

Company:

Innogames

Twitter:

@rainarytt

Jacek Okrojek

My foundation of technical expertise stems from hands on developing, testing along with team leading. As consultant I was a part of various test teams and was involved in testing on all software life cycle stages. I build extensive experience while testing critical functions of real time system which is GSM, financial platforms and also web and desktop applications. Understanding principles of quality assurance, proven by the ISTQB certification, gives me a solid background for the Test Team Leader and Test Manager roles.

Poland

Company:

GFT

Joep Schuurkes

Armed with a degree in Philosophy Joep entered the testing profession in 2006. About two years later he discovered context-driven testing and knew he was where he needed to be. The first six years of his career he spent at a contracting firm called Qquest, where he tested in telecom and insurances. He also taught general and chain testing courses – enjoying that a great deal. In 2013 Joep began working for Rabobank International, where he participated in lateral and interdisciplinary working groups.

Company:

Mendix

Personal website:

The testing curve

Twitter:

@j19sch

Lars Sjödahl

Lars has been in research and development since 2001. He's technically curious and sees himself as an investigative cartographer of systems, but in recent years he's also developed a fascination for how communication, group psychology, cognitive biases and problem framing influences how anything gets done (or doesn't). He's a strong proponent for the context-driven approach to testing, and has experience from both waterfall and agile projects in a variety of roles. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering with Arduinos and launching high powered rockets.

Sweden

Company:

House of Test

Twitter:

@LarsSjodahl

Lim Sim

I'm a tester by trade but have dabble as a developer from time to time during my career. I've got a passion for talking about testing and learning and discovering new angles to common things that we do. Currently very curious about IoT toys. 

United Kingdom

Company:

Equal Experts

Twitter:

@testthereality

Gita Malinovska

Having worked in various technology companies in the retail and banking sectors as well as running her own web development company in Ireland, Gita is now the QA Champion at Earthware Ltd. In this role Gita is responsible for quality assurance across all of the responsive websites, mobile apps and complex web applications created by Earthware for their clients in the healthcare industry and other sectors. Gita is constantly exploring ways of improving her own testing capability as well as driving up the quality of output across Earthware’s development and operational teams.

United Kingdom

Company:

Earthware

Twitter:

@gita_m

David Bradley

David Bradley has more than twenty-five years of experience in the software industry. Before becoming a professional tester at Citrix in 2007, he worked as a software engineer on a variety of embedded and distributed systems, primarily for the defense sector. As the senior test process lead for the Desktop and Application Group at Citrix Systems, David has been involved in successfully delivering multiple test projects using Graphical Test Planning* (GTP).

United Kingdom

Wim Demey

Wim is a Solution Architect Testing working for CTG Belgium. He started his career in 1997 and has extended his knowledge and expertise over the years by working in several areas (pharma, utilities, telecom, non-profit, social security) and roles (test manager, test tools specialist, coach, presales).

Company:

CTG Belgium

Twitter:

@VersatileTester

Széll Szilárd

Mr Szilard Szell is working as a Test Coach within Nokia, Networks, at Budapest. He gained practical experience on improving testing and challenging the evil of “historical reason" by being the team leader of 6 different testing, test automation, development and System Verification teams in the last 11 years. Currently, as a Test Coach within Business Excellence team, Szilard is visiting many Nokia sites, sharing knowledge mainly in Continuous Deployment and Cloud based testing area.

Magyarország

Company:

Hungarian Testing Board, Nokia

Twitter:

@kisszellet

Geoff Thompson

Geoff is the Consultancy Director of Experimentus Ltd, a leading Software Quality Management consultancy based in the UK who provide solutions worldwide that ensure organisations can take full advantage of the benefits of Software Quality Management (SQM) with assessments and certification (Test Maturity Model integration – TMMi), Senior Test Management delivery, Process improvement, Change Management and Measurement (KPI’s etc.).

United Kingdom

Company:

Experimentus Ltd

Twitter:

@geoffthommo

Abby Bangser

Abby has had the opportunity to work in a variety of domains, countries, and team dynamics over her tenure as a consultant with ThoughtWorks. While the technical challenges of each domain and tech stack has been interesting, she has realized that team practices and team ownership have a much deeper impact on the end deliverable. Over the last couple of years Abby has had the opportunity to join fantastic line-ups of speakers at Agile2015, European Testing Conference, TestBash Brighton, and is now excited to join the community at Nordic Testing Days.

United States

Personal website:

ThoughtWorks Profile

Twitter:

@a_bangser

Lloyd Roden

I am an Independent Test Consultant with over 30 years experience in IT, throughout the Development Lifecycle. 27 years has been spent concentrating on the Software Testing phase, and would add that this is where my passion lies within the software industry. My objective in my career is to help, educate, inspire, enthuse and excite the testing community. I am also involved in the ISTQB Exam panel for the UKTB and have been involved in producing the syllabus for the ISTQB Agile Tester qualification and ISTQB sample exam questions.

United Kingdom

Company:

Lloyd Roden Consultancy

Jan Eumann

Jan is a Senior Software Engineer in Test working at eBay. He has been in the software industry for more than 10 years working in different roles in the software development process. Jan started as a developer and quickly learned to appreciate skilled testers. During the last years he worked as a test engineer looking into exploratory testing and how automation can support testing. At the moment he is working in an agile team performing testing tasks while also writing production code and educating the team and himself about testing.

Germany

Company:

eBay

Twitter:

@janeumann

Huib Schoots

Huib is a tester, consultant and people lover. He shares his passion for testing through projects, consulting, coaching, training, and giving presentations on a variety of test subjects. With almost twenty years of experience in IT and software testing, Huib is experienced in many different testing roles. Curious and passionate, he is an agile and context-driven tester who attempts to read everything ever published on software testing. Huib is one of four instructors of Rapid Software Testing.

Netherlands

Company:

Improve Quality Services

Personal website:

huibschoots.nl, Blog

Mait Peekma

Mait works as a penetration tester at Clarified Security. His job is to break stuff like embedded devices, wired and wireless networks on daily basis. 
Mait has a MSc from Tallinn University of Technology and besides being a guest lecturer in the University's Cyber Security courses, he can be also spotted speaking at various local security conferences.

Estonia

Company:

Clarified Security

Lars Sjödahl

Lars has been in research and development since 2001. He's technically curious and sees himself as an investigative cartographer of systems, but in recent years he's also developed a fascination for how communication, group psychology and problem framing influences how anything gets done (or doesn't). He's a strong proponent for the context-driven approach to testing, and has experience from both waterfall and agile projects in a variety of roles. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering with Arduinos and launching high powered rockets. He works as a consultant for House of Test.
 

Sweden

Company:

House of Test

Twitter:

@LarsSjödahl

Raimond Sinivee

Raimond has been working in software development in different testing roles over 10 years. He has been always specialized in building testing tools that would help the whole team. He has build web, database, telecom, desktop and mobile software testing tools. His latest biggest interests are Test Driven Development and code design patterns. He is active member of testing community and is Estonian Testing Board consul member and The Association for Software Testing member.

United States

Company:

Skype

Twitter:

@RaimondSinivee

Ilari Henrik Aegerter

Ilari Henrik Aegerter's formal studies have brought him from General Linguistics and Sociology to Software Engineering and Software Testing. He so much liked the profession that he continued to intensively work on his skills. Being context-driven is the natural outcome and he believes that software testing is not a clerical job but a profession, which needs a high level of proficiency.

Ilari Henrik Aegerter is the Managing Director of the Zurich branch of House of Test and he believes that there is still a lot of work to be done for excellent software testing in Switzerland.

Switzerland

Company:

ebay inc.

Personal website:

Website

Twitter:

@ilarihenrik

Tiina Seeman

Tiina considers herself profession as a change agent. The drive to "make things work better" is something that is the bases of her functioning as a person or as a professional.  While working in different areas, positions and companies, the most important personal growth has always come through changing and improving the surroundings. And vice versa. 

Estonia

Company:

Bang & Olufsen OÜ

Personal website:

Website

Twitter:

@TiinaSeeman

Katrina Clokie

Katrina is an active contributor to the international software testing community. She is the Editor of Testing Trapeze magazine, a co-founder and organiser of WeTest Workshops, an international speaker, frequent blogger and tweeter.

Katrina works for Bank of New Zealand (BNZ).

New Zealand

Company:

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ)

Personal website:

Blog

Twitter:

@katrina_tester

Daniel Billing

Dan Billing has been testing for nearly 15 years, as a test analyst, team lead, manager and freelance consultant in a variety of environments including the public and private sectors. He currently works at New Voice Media as a test engineer, where he works on a variety of cross platform architectural, performance and security based solutions on their contact centre services.

United Kingdom

Company:

New Voice Media

Personal website:

Blog

Twitter:

@TheTestDoctor

Emanuil Slavov

Emanuil Slavov is working in software testing business for more than 13 years. He has tested software in industries such as secure file transfers, email based network security, electronic money transactions, anti fraud techniques, social media. His main speciality is systems thinking about software testing and where it fits in the big picture. Helps organisations achieve quality software products by working with product managers, developers, quality assurance, operations.

Bulgaria

Company:

Komfo Inc.

Richard Bradshaw

Richard is a friendly tester with a real passion for testing. He is very active in the testing community and hosted the very popular meetup in Nottingham called #NottsTest. Richard is also a founding member and co-organiser of the Midlands Exploratory Workshop on Testing (#MEWT).

Richard is currently working as an Independent Tester after having set up Friendly Testing Limited in 2014. He has been testing for over 8 years now. 

United Kindom

Company:

Friendly Testing Limited

Personal website:

Blog

Twitter:

@FriendlyTester

Rob Lambert

Rob Lambert is an Engineering Manager building a forward thinking, creative and awesome team at NewVoiceMedia. He's a serial blogger writing about all things testing at www.thesocialtester.co.uk. He’s on twitter at @rob_lambert.

Rob is helping to define software testing for the modern age by challenging testing stereotypes and defining new ways of organizing and managing testing. Rob is an advocate for many social causes volunteering his time for organisations working in the ICT4D sector.

United Kingdom

Company:

NewVoiceMedia

Personal website:

Blog

Twitter:

@rob_lambert

Carsten Feilberg

Carsten Feilberg has been in IT for more than 20 years, 14 of which has focused on test and test management. His experience ranges from small projects to large-scale programs. People and human interaction plays a vital role in his work, being a PSL graduate and studying behavioral economics in his spare time.

He tweets from @carsten_f and is a well-known blogger and presenter at conferences, strongly advocating common-sense in programming and testing and applying the context-driven principles. He lives and works in Denmark as a consultant at House of Test.

Denmark

Company:

House of Test

Personal website:

Blog

Twitter:

@carsten_f

Mart Noorma

Associate Professor Mart Noorma is the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Tartu and the Head of Space Technology Department at Tartu Observatory. He has BSc in Physics from the University of Tartu (2000) and both MSc and DSc in Technology from Aalto University (2005).

Stephen Janaway

Stephen is a Head of Technology at the YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, with a focus on ecommerce and social commerce technologies. Over the last 15 years he’s worked as a mobile and ecommerce tester, coach and in various management roles at companies such as Nokia. Ericsson and Motorola, as well as advising a number of mobile application companies on testing and delivery strategies. He has written and presented many times about testing, frequently with a focus on mobile devices and mobile applications.

United Kingdom

Company:

Net-a-Porter Group

Personal website:

Website

Twitter:

@stephenjanaway

Tarvo Raudvere

Dr. Tarvo Raudvere is a test automation engineer at Proekspert AS. The last seven years he has been active in international projects related to automated testing of embedded systems. He has been focused on to enhance the automated test quality, reliability and efficiency.

Tarvo has received Ph.D. degree in Electronic System Design from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden, and published a number of research papers about system development and verification.

Estonia

Company:

Proekspert AS

Derk-Jan de Grood

Derk-Jan de Grood, works for Valori and is an experienced test manager and advises companies on how to set up their test projects. Derk-Jan published several successful books among which TestGoal, and “De held die voor mijn nachtrust zorgt”. 
 
Derk-Jan is a regular (keynote) speaker at national and international conferences, such as the STAR conferences in the USA and Europe. Derk-Jan is passionate about his profession and gives lectures at various Dutch universities and provides training sessions for fellow professionals in the trade.

The Netherlands

Company:

valori

Personal website:

Blog

Twitter:

@DerkJandeGrood

Peter Varhol

Peter Varhol is a Product Manager and Technology Evangelist at Dynatrace.  He is an accomplished technology speaker and presents twelve to fifteen times a year at technology conferences and user groups.  His talks range from software development to testing to application lifecycle topics, and his audiences range from line professionals to C-level executives.  He writes extensively on software and technology tops.  As a technology journalist and thought leader, he has authored hundreds of articles, white papers and blog posts on software development, testing and related topics.

United States

Company:

Aras Corporation

Personal website:

Website, Blog - Cutting Edge Computing

Twitter:

@pvarhol

Sami Söderblom

Sami is one of Finland's leading experts in context-driven quality practices. He has over thirteen years of history from a variety of testing and quality leadership positions in nearly twenty different business domains. He's a colorful blogger, award winning author of industry publications and a co-founder of Software Testing Finland, a local context-driven testing community. He regularly shares experiences from his domain of expertise in domestic and international events. Currently he works as a head of testing at Telia Company Finland and as a consultant via his company Happy Monkey.

Finland

Company:

Telia Company Finland

Personal website:

Blog

Twitter:

@pr0mille

Ben Kelly

Ben Kelly has been in the software testing industry for over a decade. He has worked in numerous fields including Internet statistics measurement, insurance, education and online commerce in Australia, Japan and England. He is a regular presenter at testing conferences in Europe, the United States and Australia. Ben is currently the development team lead of the ‘Falcons’ team for European Product Development and resides in London.

United Kindgom

Company:

ebay inc.

Personal website:

Website

Twitter:

@benjaminkelly

Jokin Aspiazu

Jokin is a professional Tester since 2008, he has gone from Visual Basic 5.0 to Ruby on Rails, from Waterfall to Scrum and then to Kanban. He travelled twice to Great Britain to get training with Michael Bolton, and one night he invited Pradeep Soundararajan to dinner, so they could talk about the secret sauce of testing.

In his current role, he is the fellow tester of an Agile development team, making (many) questions, testing things, validating assumptions and automating actions, these which deserve to be automated.

Spain

Company:

peerTransfer

Personal website:

Blog, Blog

Twitter:

@jokinaspiazu

Kristoffer Nordström

Kristoffer Nordström is a Test Developer that in his 10 years has worked with technologies such as Telecommunications System, Distributed Compilers, Cloud technology, Smartphone OS development, Embedded systems, and much more.

A testing devotee, and a member of the Context-Driven test community who has his own company, consults and teaches the course "Python for testers".

Sweden

Company:

Northern Test Consulting AB

Personal website:

Blog, Website

Twitter:

@kristoffer_nord

Bill Matthews

Bill Matthews has been a freelance test consultant for over 15 years working mainly on large migration and integration projects as a Test Architect, Manager and Technical Tester. He spends much of his time focusing on helping companies deliver the more technical elements of system and operational testing such as integration, performance and security.

He is a regular speaker at testing conferences mainly on technical topics such as web and mobile security and teaches course on both Web and Mobile Application Security.

United Kingdom

Company:

Target Testing

Twitter:

@Bill_Matthews

Erik Boelen

Erik is a passionate 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.

Belgium

Company:

QA Consult Services

Personal website:

Website

Twitter:

@destruise

Neil Studd

Neil Studd has been a manual agile tester in the UK for the past decade, working for companies as diverse as Last.fm and Oracle. In his spare time, he participates in a range of paid and voluntary beta testing projects, using these as a means to discover new approaches and techniques for testing. Among his peers, he has a reputation for being able to track down the most soul-destroying bugs, whilst managing to avoid being treated as a harbinger of doom. Since June 2014, he has been the co-facilitator for Weekend Testing Europe.

United Kingdom

Company:

Amido

Personal website:

Website

Twitter:

@neilstudd

Erik Brickarp

A passionate tester and test educator; currently working as test coach at Verisure. I blog, coach, mentor, present, practice, discuss and engage in testing not just at work but as a hobby; for instance I've had a weekly test training routine called "Transpection Tuesday" with Helena Jeret-Mäe for over three years.

Sweden

Company:

Verisure

Personal website:

Test Adventures

Twitter:

@Brickuz

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