2018 Speakers

 
Adam Knight
 

Adam Knight

Adam Knight is Head of Product and Test at River and an active contributor to the testing community. As well as maintaining a popular blog he is a regular speaker at testing conferences and has contributed to two successful books on the subject of agile testing.
With a background specialising in data analysis and business intelligence systems, Adam is a strong advocate of exploratory testing approaches backed by intelligent use of tools and automation. He has over 17 years’ experience of testing, however in that time has never taken exactly the same approach twice.

 
Albert Tort
 

Albert Tort

Albert Tort is technical director and responsible for R&D in the Digital Assurance & Testing unit of Sogeti Spain. He was a researcher and professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia-Barcelona Tech where he specialized in requirements engineering, conceptual modeling, quality of information systems and testing. He is doctoral thesis in "Testing and Test-Driven Development of Conceptual Schemas". He is the author of several publications in specialized journals and has participated in international congresses. Currently he coordinates the postgraduate course in Software Quality Assurance of the School of Professional & Executive Development of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

 
Alejandro Izquierdo
 

Alejandro Izquierdo

Alejandro Izquierdo Espinosa is an Electronical Engineer with a master in mechatronic. He currently works as Software Test Engineer in Power Electronics. He participated in the SAFEMO project at the Altran consultancy for 7 months and he presented at the Smart City Congress 2017. He spent a year working for Witrac doing IoT and industry 4.0 projects for companies such as Ford and Porcelanosa. He is currently working as a Software Testing Engineer at Power Electronics, he is responsible of the Testing Automation for embedded systems.

 
Alex Soto
 

Alex Soto

Alex is a software engineer at Red Hat and is passionate about the world of Java and software automation and believes in the open source software model.
Alex is the creator of NoSQLUnit project, is a member of JSR374 (Java API for JSON Processing) Expert Group and co-authored the book Testing Java Microservices. He is also an international speaker, regularly presenting at software conferences such as Devoxx, JavaOne, JavaZone and JavaLand.

 
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Alex Schladebeck

Alex is the head of Software Quality and Test Consulting at BREDEX GmbH. Her passion is communicating with people in IT projects, most specifically about quality. She works with customers, testers, users and developers to help them improve quality in their projects and processes. Her main areas of interest are quality in agile projects, communication, training testers and test automation.
You’ll usually find Alex talking about quality and how it affects the whole development process. She’s also a frequent speaker at conferences where she likes to share her project experiences and learn from other practitioners.

 
Andreas Faes
 

Andreas Faes

In the summer of 2008, Andreas and software testing first met. They have been best friend ever since, and continuously explore each other to fully understand the other. Neither one has succeeded so far, but they keep trying!
Andreas is focused mainly on the technical stuff within testing (test automation in its broadest form), without ever losing sight of his manual testing beliefs. He is a regular speaker at various international conferences.

 
Andrei Contan
 

Andrei Contan

Andrei Contan is a sports enthusiast and full-time geek in software testing. His testing experience is driven by communication with people in forums, blogging, conferences and events where, from time to time, he gets to speak at.
While he discourages narrowed testing and repetitive tasks, he motivates and coaches people to find their inner tester and approaches activities from a personal perspective. Discovering patterns, observing things, exploring new possibilities is what helps him in achieving his goals as a tester and as a person.

 
Ard Kramer
 

Ard Kramer

Ard is a software tester from the Netherlands and he is working for Alten Nederland since 2008. He calls himself a Qualisopher which stands for someone “who loves truth and wisdom and at the same time is decisive to improve man and his environment” . This means he is interested in the world around us, to see what he can learn and he can apply in software testing. His dream is to participate, as a good qualisopher, in all kind of projects such as sports, culture or software testing. Projects which add value to our community: he wants to inspire other people by cooperation, fun and empathy and hopefully bring light in someone's life.

 
Aurelio Gandarillas
 

Aurelio Gandarillas

Engineer in Computer Science, and Industrial Technical Engineer in Electronics. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in the IT Sector and more than 10 years as a Consultant and Trainer in the Design, implementation and improvement of Software Development and Quality processes.
He is an accredited trainer in the ISTQB certification program and IREB. He has trained and assessed the most important software development companies at a National and International level.

 
Baris Sarialioglu
 

Baris Sarialioglu

Baris Sarialioglu has a diverse experience spanning several industries, including telecommunications, defence, banking and finance, semiconductor manufacturing, and aviation. Based on this broad experience, he has been involved in several challenging projects and had the chance to work in several different countries, including Turkey, the United States, Russia, Germany, China, and Greece. He has written articles and papers on software development, quality assurance, and software testing, and he regularly attends international and national conferences as a speaker, panelist, moderator, and contributor. In 2013 and 2015, he has published 2 books, Software Testing Tips and Mobile Testing Tips.

 
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Benjamin Hofmann

Benjamin Hofmann works as a Software-Engineer in Test at MaibornWolff. He brings multiple years of experience as a QA Automation Engineer to the team. His main areas of expertise are Test Automation, Quality Assurance in an agile context and Continuous Testing embedded in DevOps. He is enthusiastic about unconventional testing strategies, as well as innovative technologies and tries to put those in action during his day-to-day work.

 
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Beren Van Daele

Beren is a software tester from Belgium who shapes teams and testers to improve on their work and their understanding of testing. An organizer of BREWT: the Belgian Peer conference & a testing meetup in his hometown: Ghent and speaker at multiple European conferences. Together with the Ministry of Testing he created TestSphere, a card game that gets people thinking & talking about testing.
His dream is to become a test coach for people that nobody believes in any more or no longer believe in themselves. People that have the motivation and will, but no luck. He wants to tap into that potential and give them the opportunity to become kick-ass testers.

 
Carlos Fernández
 

Carlos Fernández

Carlos Fernández is an ACP with multiple cerifications. With nine years of his professional life at DEISER behind his back as a Senior Developer, he has tested numerous ways to create products for the Atlassian Marketplace that enrich user experiences and make their everyday even more productive.

 
Carlos Machado
 

Carlos Machado

Carlos Machado is the current Country Manager for Spain of Morphis, company established since 1996 at the forefront of international research and development in the area of development led by models, reengineering and modernization.
Carlos has a degree in Systems and Computers and Technological Physics by the Technical University of Lisbon and since then he has participated in numerous research projects and is the author of numerous publications in the field of digital transformation and software quality control.

 
Dana Aonofriesei
 

Dana Aonofriesei

Dana Aonofriesei fell in love with quality and software testing 6 years ago, and yes, She is still in love with it. She likes challenging the status quo and is interested in technology, SCI-FI books, sports and food.

 
David Barba Martí
 

David Barba Martí

David Barba Martí is an Aerospace Engineer, having worked as a GNSS Engineer in GMV, developing real time software. The past two years he has worked as Tester, spending some time in Sistelbanda, a telecommunications company, and another one year as Software Test Lead in Power Electronics, working in the R&D Department. He is currently working in Thinkwrap commerce as QA Analysis.

 
David Garcia
 

David García

David García's career as a Software Engineer include seven years' experience empowering Agile Teams for international companies and building his own business in Turkey. Right now he is helping DEISER’s orchestra to create smart apps for the Atlassian ecosystem, adding more value for customers.

 
David Tejero
 

David Tejero

David Tejero is in charge of the QA & Testing Competence Center at ALTEN SPAIN working as a Technical Unit Manager in the IT Operational Business Unit. In this sense, his work in charge of the QA & Testing area pursues specific objectives: the continuos apdatation of the software quality value’s proposal and its application in the following services: Test Governance, QA Offices and Testing Offices: Mobility, Automation and Performance Tests. Since his beginnings as a tester, David has been mainly motivated by the Quality and Software Testing, having worked in different national and international companies in areas as Public Administration, Telecommunications, Health, Banking, Insurance, Industry, Automotive and Training.

 
Eduardo Riol
 

Eduardo Riol

Eduardo Riol is currently QA & Testing Technical Leader at atSistemas. He previously worked for multiple tech companies, specialising in aspects related to the definition and integration of agile development methodologies. His technical interests are focusing on the control of technical debt, BDD and the integration of QA activities in agile and DevOps environments.

 
Enrique Almohalla
 

Enrique Almohalla

Enrique is responsible for business development at netZima. His mission is helping companies and individuals to adopt IT technology to boost performance and work more efficiently. He's been doing so for more than 20 years. First as a consultant working for one of the top consultancy firms, and since 2001 as a co-founder and business leader of netZima, the company behind icaria technology. Enrique also enjoys being a part-time associate professor at IE Business School, where he's able to develop my interest in knowledge sharing and investigation.

 
Fernando Perez
 

Fernando Pérez

Fernando Pérez is a Computer Engineer and pre-sales consultant at HP Software for solutions within the ADM portfolio. During his 14 years of experience in the world of Testing he has participated in projects of national and international scope for the implementation of QA solutions in multiple organizations and in all their scopes, functional tests, regression, performance, automation, etc. In the role of HP presales consultant Software is responsible for informing its customers about the latest developments and advances in the world of testing and the solutions provided by HP Software.

 
Filipe Nuno Carlos
 

Filipe Nuno Carlos

Filipe Nuno Carlos started his career in 1990 and in 2000, took on the management of the software testing and quality assurance professional services division.
In 2006, he founded WinTrust, focusing on the niche market of software testing and certification. In 2010, he was also one of the founders of PSTQB (ISTQB Portuguese Chapter), taking on its presidency until 2016. He has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon) and an MBA in Information Management (Universidade Católica - Lisbon School of Business & Economics). He is also certified by ISTQB® , TMMi and iSQI.

 
Fiona Charles
 

Fiona Charles

Fiona Charles is an independent consultant, specialising in the human side of software development and projects: teaching 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. She consults with clients on testing and test management, works as an Agile testing coach, and acts occasionally as a program-level test manager on difficult projects. She speaks and conducts workshops at international conferences and in-house for clients, has recorded many webinars, and published many articles in test-related publications.

 
Huib Schoots
 

Huib Schoots

Huib Schoots is a tester, consultant and people lover. He shares his passion for testing through 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 different testing roles.
Curious and passionate, he is an agile, exploratory and context-driven tester who attempts to read everything ever published on software testing. A member of TestNet, AST and ISST, black-belt in the Miagi-Do School of software testing and co-author of a book about the future of software testing. Huib maintains a blog on magnifiant.com and tweets as @huibschoots.

 
Isa Vilacides
 

Isa Vilacides

Isa Vilacides started her career as a developer, but ended up managing Quality Engineering teams and has continued doing so for the past ten years. Since then, she has helped companies to reach continuous delivery by improving their development, testing and release processes through automation and risk analysis: the biggest Spanish social network Tuenti, a Rakuten video-on-demand service, the JIRA Cloud and Infrastructure Services divisions at Atlassian and currently CloudBees.
She believes in giving back to the community and is, therefore, a frequent speaker at testing meet-ups and international conferences.

 
Javier Bel
 

Javier Bel

Javier Bel has been working as a software developer since 2005 and has taken on a variety of positions within various fields. He is a JEE expert who focuses on quality techniques like TDD, xP, BDD and ATDD.
A technical leader in JEE architectures, a continuous integration and automated test expert, a pipeline designer and continuous delivery enabler, Javier currently works as Quality Enabler for the Rubik project at the ING Group. He is also a member of the Global Testing Community for the ING Group.

 
Javier Lisbona
 

Javier Lisbona

Javier Lisbona joined IBM as a result of the 2008 acquisition of Telelogic ®. Prior to April 2008, he worked as a senior consultant for requirements management and testing in the aerospace industry for 1 year. From April 2008 to August 2012, he worked at IBM as a specialist in IT services for Rational Software for Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel. His experience focuses on application lifecycle management, specifically in the areas of requirements management and testing. During this time, he has participated in several projects in different sectors (aerospace, defense, government, electronics ...) with different tools. Since September 2012, it is a technical presale in the IBM team at SPGI and DevOps leader.

 
Joel Oliveira
 

Joel Oliveira

Joel Oliveira started his professional career in 1998 as a researcher and since then, he already assumed different roles, managing and leading teams from 1 to 130 engineers in business areas so diverse as telecommunications, government and public sector, financial services, defence and security or aerospace.
In 2009, after a closer involvement with the software testing area, he founded the first online testing community in Portugal and one year later, the PSTQB – Portuguese Software Testing and Qualifications Board becoming a member of the ISTQB working groups in 2011.

 
Joost Donkers
 

Joost Donkers

Joost Donkers has 10 years of experience in software development; the last 6 years as a software developer dedicated to automated testing. Working at Ortec, his main task is developing and maintaining tools that are used for automated (performance) testing and integrating automated test cases. In his spare time, Joost likes to play with the Raspberry Pi, kid, cat or wife. He also watched 249 movies of the IMDb top 250.

 
Jorge España
 

Jorge España

Jorge España works at ING as Quality Enabler and is a member of the ING group’s global testing community.
With beginnings as a back-end developer, his technical curiosity allowed him to work within many different departments dedicated to software development for various companies, where he has always looked for new ways to improve quality.

 
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José Urbano González

Aware of the importance of software testing, José Urbano currently works as a QA senior consultant in the Testing competence center of the IT Operational Business Unit at ALTEN SPAIN. After more than 15 years of experience, his daily work goes around the setting up and development of technical tests projects (performance and load tests, automation and mobility). Since his beginnings in 2001 as a test analyst, he has led different projects both in service and technical assistance modes in different business areas (telecommunications, banking, energy or tourism). His passion transfers the functional testing to any activity related to the software quality.

 
Lina Zubyte
 

Lina Zubyte

Lina Zubyte is a passionate Quality Enthusiast who loves to ask questions, test, collaborate with diverse departments and investigate issues. Lina has worked in companies of different sizes (large multi-national companies and a startup), moved countries for work and had to adapt quickly to getting out of comfort zone. Favorite parts of being a quality professional for Lina are: diving deep to complex issues which may even reveal design or algorithm flaws, using monitoring tools and analytics data to understand the impact of found issues and collaborating with the team to build a high quality product.
In her free time, Lina writes a blog (Let Me Try Software Testing!), loves traveling and discussions with inspiring people.

 
Maja Schreiner
 

Maja Schreiner

Maja Schreiner is a graduate Engineer in information systems with 15 years of practical experience in professional software development and quality engineering.
Maja's interests include applying agile testing practices in everyday work, advocating for agile methodologies and coaching other testers and developers. Before joining Swisscom, Maja worked as a Test Manager, Test Engineer and Software Engineer in the public administration, finance and health industry. Her heart is with Agile and she's been running the Agile Testing Meetup Zurich for the past three and a half years where she's been presenting on different topics on a regular basis.

 
Manuel Pais
 

Manuel Pais

Manuel Pais is a DevOps and Delivery Consultant, focused on teams and flow. DevOps advocate with a diverse background as developer, build manager and QA lead. As member of DevOps pioneers Skelton Thatcher Consulting, Manuel has helped large organizations in finance, legal, and manufacturing adopt test automation and continuous delivery, as well as understanding DevOps from both technical and human perspectives. He has worked on a range of technologies (Java, .Net, web, mobile) and industries (banking, telecom, legal, manufacturing, defense and aviation). Co-author of the upcoming book Team Guide to Software Releasability and co-curator of the well-known devopstopologies.com. Tweets as @manupaisable

 
Marcel Gehlen
 

Marcel Gehlen

Marcel Gehlen is team lead for DevOps & Cloud Native at MaibornWolff. He started out as a developer, who always had more fun testing his code than actually writing it and therefore decided to switch careers. Marcel worked in various industries spanning from automotive to customer loyalty programs.
After almost ten years testing software, his focus currently lies on test automation and exploratory testing. Marcel currently helps big customers from the financial sector to transition to Continuous Delivery and to answer the question: “How do I set up my testing in a Continuous Delivery environment?”

 
Miguel Ángel Alonso
 

Miguel Ángel Alonso

Miguel Ángel Alonso is a Senior Arquitect & Agile QA Lead for Sopra Steria. Passionate about software development, to which he has been dedicated 18 years, Miguel has collaborated in a wide range of software projects, from CRM, systems integration, front and mobile applications, mostly in telecom and banking sectors.
For the last 6 years, he has specialized in methodologies and technologies related to quality software development, such us test automation , TDD, BDD, ATDD and continuous delivery.
Currently, Miguel collaborates with Sopra Steria as QA Expert, working with agile projects and test automation, and as Quality Enabler in the Rubik project for the ING Group. He is aldo an active member of the Gobal Testing Community for the ING Group.

 
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Pablo M. Sánchez

Computer Engineer, head of everis Testing Spain. Vast experience of 18 years on consultancy, formed on Java applications development with a strong testing background enhance since 2007 leading and managing Quality Assurance services. Throughout my current position, I have lead the implementation of Quality Management Offices from the beginning in several clients of different sectors and markets, creating and managing Excellence Centres to deliver automation, mobility and performance testing services with the highest quality standards. I consider myself passionate about testing and quality assurance, faithfully married with the innovation across the creation on testing artefacts which deliver adding-value solutions to our customers, making everis Testing establish on the cutting edge of SW industry.

 
Sanne Visser
 

Sanne Visser

Sanne Visser is a Cryptocurrency Trader by night and a Test Specialist by day. She loves innovative technology and has been a Bitcoin enthusiast since 2012. Also being a Litecoin miner, albeit briefly, and a Software Tester since 2008.
Tokens and their possibilities are so exciting to Sanne and she feels everyone needs to understand their potential in connecting new technology to our field of knowledge.

 
Santhosh Tuppad
 

Santhosh Tuppad

Santhosh Tuppad is a passionate Software Tester & expert tester who comes from the context-driven school of testing and has tremendous experience in web application testing and mobile apps testing through apply an exploratory testing approach.
Be it functional testing or security testing, he is a punter. His love for computers started when he was 12 and at 16 he was a hacker. Besides testing, he loves traveling and testing.

 
Seretta Gamba
 

Seretta Gamba

Seretta Gamba has 40 years’ experience in development and fifteen in test automation. After going through all the usual developer roles, in 2001 she was put in charge of test automation for her company. She developed a framework that enabled her company to quickly get excellent results.
Having talked about the framework in a couple of conferences she met Dorothy Graham and was invited to write a chapter in the book, Experiences of Test Automation. With Dorothy Graham she has been developing the Test Automation Patterns Wiki and is now writing a story book about the patterns.

 
Sven Kroell
 

Sven Kroell

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

 
Tuhin Mitra
 

Tuhin Mitra

Tuhin Mitra currently works as a Test Engineer at Mendix in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He was born and raised in Kolkata, India and started his career as a Test Analyst back in 2009 after his graduation.
Testing to him is a culmination of thought process and preparations – effective, creative, and fast – that help him validate software and applications properly, eventually providing valuable feedback to his team. Cooking, reading, exploring restaurants, and running are some of the things that he enjoys.

 
 
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