expo:QA'17
 

2017 Speakers

 
Almudena Vivanco
 

Almudena Vivanco

Almudena is a Performance Engineer at Telefónica I+D. She studied Applied and Computational mathematics at Oviedo University. She has been working for 13 years in the field of software testing and quality engineering and her work focuses on end user experience and service scalability for worldwide projects with heavy traffic.


She is involved in the design and development of performance test infrastructure mainly with open-source tools. She has participated as a speaker in several international conferences such as Velocity, Devopsdays and Webperfdays.

 
Antonio Robres
 

Antonio Robres

Robres is QA Manager at Telefonica R+D in Barcelona. He studied Telecommunications Science at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia and has a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Management. He has been working for 9 years in the field of software testing and quality engineering for different companies such as Telefonica, Gas Natural and Grifols. His work focuses on the design and automation of several testing projects, mainly in the field of web services. He is also a regular speaker in international conferences.

 
Andy Glover
 

Andy Glover

Andy Glover has been working in software development for over 18 years, the majority of the time in software testing. His current role is Head of Testing at Exco InTouch, managing 3 teams of testers working on mobile apps used in clinical trials. Andy has written a couple of books, including the popular "The cartoon Tester".

 
Ard Kramer
 

Ard Kramer

Ard Kramer started testing in 1997. Besides other roles such as project manager, he found out that the testing is the most beautiful roll in IT. He likes to share ideas and therefore loves to visit conferences as both an attendee and a speaker.

 
Attila Fekete
 

Attila Fekete

Attila Fekete is a Quality Manager at NNG, the world leader in car navigation industry. He has over 18 years of experience in software engineering. He currently oversees all sort of process development activities; from project management, through requirement management, development, testing, among others.


Attila formerly held several senior testing and test management positions at Ericsson and is experienced both in Telecommunication and Navigation domain. He is also an enthusiastic speaker and a community builder and had been involved in the kick-off of the largest software testing meet-up in Hungary and the HUSTEF software testing conference as a Programme Committee member.

 
Christiane Melo
 

Christiane Melo

Christiane Melo has a Master's Degree in Educational Sciences and is a specialist in Educational Informatics (FAFIRE). She has over 20 years’ experience in Educational Computing and in Educational Technology at the Bradesco Foundation in Positivo Informática and the Center for Telehealth (UFPE) Acted in Elementary Education, Middle and Upper as Applied Informatics Professor in Information Systems courses, Administration and optometry.


She currently works for the NGO Integrarte with ICTs for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities and is partner and founder of t-access testing and accessibility, acting as a Systems Analyst in Educational and Business Accessibility.

 
Cristiano Cunha
 

Cristiano Cunha

Cristiano Cunha is the lead tester for the automation area in Farfetch, he is passionate about testing, automation and delivery process improvement. He started his career as a developer and evolved to be a tester, now working for over 7 years in the area.


His career path having been on both sides of the trenches provided him with a unique view of process and the challenges it puts forward. Having worked in start-ups as well as in multinational corporations, he has closely followed the delivery process evolution and the growing importance of test automation within this process.

 
Enrique Sanchez
 

Enrique Sanchez

Enrique is a Computer Engineer who has been working for the past 6 years in the world of QA and Testing. Throughout his career he has worked for large companies such as BBVA and Telefónica as well as start-ups like Tuenti and Jobandtalent, combining setting up teams and processes with automation. He is currently Lead QA in Cabify where one of his goals is to add AI to the world of testing.


In his spare time he teaches at U-Tad University while trying to obtain a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence and also co-organises #MADQA.

 
Fran O'Hara
 

Fran O'Hara

Fran has 30 years’ experience in the software industry having worked in development, test, management and now quality consulting. Fran specialises in pragmatic approaches to lean/agile, quality/testing, and associated practices. For the last 10 years, a key element of his work has been providing agile/lean coaching, training and advisory support to organisations transitioning to agile/Scrum with a particular emphasis on agile testing.


He is co-organiser of Agile Tour Ireland and a co-founder of the Irish SIG in Software Testing - SoftTest. His tutorial, ‘Metamorphosis – Moving to Agile and Staying Agile’, was voted best tutorial at EuroSTAR 2016 in Stockholm.

 
Gerie Owen
 

Gerie Owen

Gerie Owen is a Test Architect who specialises 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.

 
Gloria and Aida
 

Gloria and Aida

Gloria and Aida are two QA professionals with more than five years of experience in the field. They love being part of the development cycle and help improving processes. They are advocates of Agile methodologies, promoting interactions between individuals and continuous improvement.


Among others, their skills as QA professionals include manual and automated testing, requirements analysis, bug management, and release management.


They also love sharing their experiences with other QA professionals and learning new things. They are founders of @bugbusters, a meeting point for tech professionals interested in quality.

 
Isabel Evans
 

Isabel Evans

Independent quality and testing consultant, Isabel Evans has more than thirty years of IT experience in the financial, communications, and software sectors. Her work focuses on quality management, software testing and user experience (UX), She encourages IT teams and customers to work together, via flexible processes designed and tailored by the teams that use them.


Isabel authored Achieving Software Quality Through Teamwork and chapters in Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an eXtreme Testing Environment; The Testing Practitioner; and Foundations of Software Testing.


A popular speaker and story-teller at software conferences worldwide, Isabel is a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, Programme Secretary of the BCS SIGiST, and has been a member of software industry improvement working groups for over 20 years.

 
Israel Rogoza
 

Israel Rogoza

Israel Rogoza is an experienced QA & Professional Services Engineer with more than 7 years of enterprise software development and testing. For the last 3 years, he has been the QA Tech Lead at HPE Software responsible for the backend automation and manual testing of the StormRunner Load and LoadRunner load testing products, this role also includes strong awareness and technical commitment to customer needs.


Prior to HPE, he was a Professional Services team leader at NCR.He’s highly experienced and has a solid understanding of a diverse range of business management skills and strives to be successful in any role.

 
Juan Pedro Escalona
 

Juan Pedro Escalona

Juan Pedro Escalona is a DevOps Administrator who has a keen interest in Open Source projects. He specialises in virtualization (EC2, OpenStack, KVM) and networking, and is also a Python and Django framework development enthusiast.

 
Julian Harty
 

Julian Harty

Julian speaks, presents, facilitate and teaches at conferences and workshops globally and has have given keynotes in multiple countries over the years. Another role he he enjoys is coaching and a mentoring, where he’s equally happy to work with senior vice presidents as junior engineers.

 
Maximiliano Mannise
 

Maximiliano Mannise

Maximiliano has a degree in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Católica del Uruguay. He is Director of the Software Quality Assurance at the Instituto Tecnológico de Informática Valencia, Spain. He has worked as a professor at Universitario Autonomo del Sur (Montevideo) and has participated in research projects in software quality and software testing, founded by the Spanish Government or by industry. Since 2007 he has been working at ITI on projects related to software quality testing, research, and diffusion activities. Previously he worked for over 9 years at IBM Uruguay, including over 2 years as a Test Project Manager.

 
Micael Gallego
 

Micael Gallego

Micael Gallego earned a PhD on Computer Science from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) in 2008. He has more than 10 scientific publications of high impact areas like Operation Research and the Internet. He has participated in several national and European research projects and is assistant professor with over 12 years’ experience in areas such as Web Development, Distributed Computing and Extreme Programming


Micael Gallego is co-director of CodeURJC, a service focused on consultancy and training in software development, quality assurance and deployment in cloud environments. He also is a regular speaker at national software development conferences.

 
Mike Jarred
 

Mike Jarred

Mike Jarred is a testing practitioner with over two decades of experience in Software Testing and Quality Management gained in a diverse range of industry domains. Mike works for the Financial Conduct Authority as a Senior Manager leading their Solution Delivery Optimisation team.


He is passionate about optimal methods for delivering software, as well as software testing and using information generated by project teams to improve both software quality, and to initiate organisational improvement.


Outside of his work at the FCA, Mike is the Programme Chair for the Assurance Leadership Forum. He also mentors Test Managers, as well as attending and speaking at conferences to continue his education in testing.

 
Patxi Gortazar
 

Patxi Gortazar

Patxi Gortazar is an author and PhD scholar in Computer Science. With over 12 years’ experience in teaching and giving talks at conferences, he works as a DevOps specialist at Kurento, a WebRTC project, managing the CI infrastructure on a large scale.

 
Paul Gerrard
 

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance, specialising in test assurance.


He has presented keynote talks and tutorials at testing conferences across Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa and occasionally won awards for them. Educated at the universities of Oxford and Imperial College London, he is a Principal of Gerrard Consulting Limited, the host of the UK Test Management Forum and the Programme Chair for the 2014 EuroSTAR testing conference.


In 2010 he won the EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award and in 2013 he won the inaugural TESTA Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the Programme Chair of the EuroSTAR 2014 conference. He's been programming since the mid-1970s and loves using the Python programming language.

 
Paulo Matos
 

Paulo Matos

Paulo José Matos graduated in 2007 at School of Technology and Management (Portalegre) and began his career as a Software Tester at Banco Mais (a Portuguese bank) in 2008, and a year later moved to a specialized testing company.


In 2015, he was awarded his master’s degree, where he specialised in "the contribution of software testing to its conception more efficient in terms of energy" and was classified as excellent by public University “Aberta”, Lisbon.


Paulo is currently PMO and responsible for Quality & Processes for a Portuguese banking project involving over 170 people.

 
Peter Marchall
 

Peter Marchall

Peter Marshall is currently Chief Technical Officer of Planday in Denmark, and Principal Consultant at Lean Software Services, a training and consultancy company with offices in Madrid, Barcelona, and London.


He has been involved in commercial software development for over 16 years, with practical experience implementing organisational, architectural, and engineering change in small, medium, and large enterprises.


His key interests are devops adoption, continuous testing, architecture, and organisational change.

 
Peter Varhol
 

Peter Varhol

Peter Varhol is a well-known writer and speaker on software and technology topics, having authored dozens of articles and spoken at many industry conferences and webcasts. He has advanced degrees in computer science, applied mathematics, and psychology, and is currently a community evangelist at Dynatrace, an international software testing and application monitoring company. His past roles include technology journalist, software product manager, software developer, and university professor.

 
Raji Bhamidpati
 

Raji Bhamidpati

Raji Bhamidipati is a Software Tester by heart and a Scrum Master by profession. When Raji first started her career in software testing, she believed that as a tester she would be helping improve quality of products being delivered. Over the recent few years, Raji has realised that the way a team works together has a huge impact on quality and delivery. This realisation triggered a desire to learn more about effective teams. Having worked with some wonderful Scrum Masters, she has found her calling in this role.

 
Sonali Patro
 

Sonali Patro

Sonali Patro is an engineering graduate in Information Technology. After graduation from Bijupatnaik University (Orissa) in 2007, she worked as a lecturer in an engineering college, then with IBM as a Trainee Engineer and then with Symphony and Tangoe. She is currently Senior Test Engineer at Happiest Minds Technologies.

 
Gonzalo Fernandez
 

Gonzalo Fernandez

Gonzalo Fernández de la Cuesta holds a Master's Degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Security from Universidad Europea de Madrid Related to the management and implementation of security solutions in companies.

- Security of the basic software and the applications
- Security Management Systems
- Risk Analysis
- Applied Cryptography and access control
- Physical security and of the people
- Security in the operations in the company
- Audit and fulfillment of the legal framework
- Sistemas de Gestión de Seguridad
- LOPD November 2013 - July 2014

Gonzalo is also qualified as a Master in Applied Informatics & telecommunications by the University of Málaga and has a recognized experience as a Security Engineer / Pentester expert in security audits with Information Security Professional Accreditation (ISPA) and CompTIA Security+.

 
Ignacio Lopez
 

Ignacio Lopez

Ignacio Lopez is currently the Director of the Risk Governance Area at LEDAmc (consulting firm specialized in supplier management in terms of quality and productivity): After working for 10 years in Development teams, he has specialized over the last 15 years in subjects related to management of testing software optimization, as Director of SQA in different companies (Meta4. InOutTV….) and leading the Testing software business areas in several consulting firms (Aventia, LEDAmc) and helping to implement the testing process in large companies. Ignacio is a computer engineer by the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”. During the last years he has found out the power in the use of Function points related to Testing software and quality to optimize and control processes.

 
 
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