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2022 Speakers

 
 

Ard Kramer

Ard is a software tester from the Netherlands and is currently working for OrangeCrest. 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.

 
 

Almudena Vivanco

Almudena, is a Performance Engineer living in Barcelona working in the QA and performance field for over 15 years. Currently at Lidl Hub where she designs and executes performance and High Availability Tests, analyzes and monitors performance, both in production and throughout the application lifecycle. Almudena has also been involved similar projects at popular services including Movistar + and Conexión Segura at Telefónica I+D, bcn.cat, circulodelectores.es, azkar, and infojobs.net.

 
 

Andreas Cederström

Andreas is a consultant at factor10, he is passionate about code and delivering true business value. Throughout his career he has been working closely with business and domain experts building consumer oriented web applications. Andreas has been involved in startups, government agencies, telecom industry as well as international distributed teams and is always ready to take on a new challenge.

 
 

Andrea Jensen

Andrea is a Tester since 2011, what started unplanned by chance she now continues out of passion. Currently, she is a Software Quality Engineer in the maritime industry by day and a reader, crafter, curious learner and RiskStorming Online advocate by night.

 
 

Andres Torres

Andrés works at Backbase as Director of Backend. Passionate developer and architect with several years of experience and a proven track record of success in building and shipping complex custom-made software solutions, especially in the fintech and financial ecosystem. Production experience in cloud architectures from development to deployments and certified in Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. He enjoys traveling and working in multicultural environments, as he has done in the past in the UK, Netherlands and Spain. Always ready to suck at something new ;-)

 
 

Ash Winter

Ash , an independent tester and international speaker on testing and testability from the United Kingdom. He is a co-author of the Team Guide to Software Testability. He delivered the keynote address on testability at Romania Testing Conference, operability tutorials in Estonia, unit testing workshops in the USA, testability talks in the Netherlands and many more. Her formative years as a consultant gave a broad background in software development, with experience in testing, performance engineering, and automation of both build and test. He even spent a while being a Scrum Master and Product Owner.

 
 

Alex Soto

Alex is a Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat. He is passionate about the Java world, software automation and he believes in the open-source software model. Alex is the co-author of Testing Java Microservices, Quarkus Cookbook, and Securing Kubernetes Secrets books, and a contributor to several open-source projects. A Java Champion since 2017, he is also an international speaker, radio collaborator at Onda Cero, and teacher at Salle URL University.

 
 

Christian Baumann

Christian is a senior test engineer with 15+ years of experience in the field of software testing. He has successfully held different roles in the context of testing: From Test Automation Engineer to Test Team Lead. During his career he worked with various test (automation) tools using programming languages, but also applied certain development/ testing methodologies. Christian is strongly driven by his context, always searching for the best fitting solution for a given situation. He´s able to understand business’ and people’s problems, and is always eager to learn and improve himself, while staying curios, open minded and willing to share his knowledge.

 
 

Facundo Santillo

Facundo is a QA Manager & Test Engineer with 10+ years of experience. He started as technical support and help desk coordinator, then shifted to QA where he served as tech-lead building and implementing frameworks, testing infrastructure, and more. Now he’s focused on developing his technical and leadership skills further, always trying to be at the forefront of new technologies, with an eye on a global vision of quality that empowers teams and business.

 
 

Carlos Valle

Carlos is a Computer Engineer from the University of Oviedo and began his career in the world of software development, although after a few years he discovered that he liked people much more than computers. As a result of his contact with the Agile culture, he began to focus on working on the human aspect of organizations and coaching development teams. Since 2019 he is RTE (Release Train Engineer) at Wolters Kluwer, assuming the Implementation of the SAFe framework in the Cloud product development area and supporting the organizational transformation within the Continuous Improvement Team.

 
 

Carlos Machado

Carlos is the current Country Manager for Spain of Morphis, a 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.

 
 

Dan Billing

Dan has been a software testing professional for over 20 years, having been a tester, manager and freelance consultant during that time. In recent years, Dan has developed a deep passion for the testing community, having contributed to and planned many community events. mostly in London and where he lives in the Bath and Bristol area in the South West of England. He is also a public speaker and trainer, where he predominantly shares his passion for software security within the domain of Exploratory Testing. He has recently joined Microsoft, where he develops, leads and supports quality and testing, as well as the testing community for the Azure for Operators division.

 
 

Dawid Pacia

Dawid is 1/3 QA, 1/3, 1/3 Lead. Tech freak following all the newest technologies (and implementing them on his own). Fan of the Agile approach to project management and products. What I do Leading and supporting the best and the happiest QA team! Actively speaking (and traveling) around the world (combining both passions). Organizer and originator of the first regular Ukrainian QA meetup, “UkrainQA.”

 
 

Diego Molina

Diego Molina is a Staff Software Engineer who is fascinated by testing. He is a Technical Lead at the Selenium Project. He loves enabling testers and developers by creating helpful testing tools and infrastructure and through versatile workshops. Diego can often be spotted speaking at Selenium/Appium/Testing conferences and most of the time you can find him on the Slack channel for Selenium. Currently, he works at Sauce Labs as a Staff Software Engineer.

 
 

Pilar Grande Ayuso & Raquel Moreno

Pilar Grande Ayuso and Raquel Moreno lead the Quality Assurance team at Orange Spain, one of the main European telecommunications operators. For Orange, software quality is an unwavering commitment and to fulfill it, testing and its automation are essential tools. Raquel and Pilar, who have been linked to the organization for years, have lived with the problems caused by the lack of adequate test data. Together with their team, they lead the deployment of the company's TDM strategy.

 
 

Ewout Van Driel

Ewout is a software tester living in Barcelona and has been active in the QA arena for over 20 years. He is passionate about growing the testing community and teaching software testing. In 2012 he founded Qualitate, a specialist consulting firm for high added value QA services. Aside from managing the company, Ewout is actively participates in QA coaching projects. He is currently Agile QA transformation Lead at a major Dutch retailer assisting 28 teams in their journey towards Agile QA.

 
 

Eduardo Maldonado

Eduardo Maldonado is part of the Technical Direction of ALTEN Spain, leading the QA&Testing area. His entire professional career has been linked to quality assurance at different clients and in different sectors, which has helped him to develop a passion for new technologies and the application of innovative solutions in the field of product and software quality control.

 
 

Gjore Zaharchev

Gjore Zaharchev is an Agile Evangelist and Heuristic Testing fighter with more than 15 years of experience in Automated, Manual, and also Performance Software Testing for various domains and clients. In this period Gjore has led and managed QA people and QA teams from different locations in Europe and the USA and different team sizes. He recognizes testers as people with various problem-solving skills and an engineering mindset and believes that Software Testers are more than mere numbers to clients. Currently working at Seavus, with an official title of a Quality Assurance Line Manager responsible for the Software Testing Team.

 
 

Gitte Ottosen

Gitte is a test manager/ quality coach with a strong focus on a value driven approach to software development. She has 26 years of experience within testing, test management and process improvement, in both traditional and agile contexts. Gitte has worked with testing in a scaled agile context several years, both within the SAFe® framework and other scaled agile implementations. Gitte is a dedicated trainer within the areas of agile and test and is a regular speaker at international conferences.

 
 

Yogev Baron

A Senior Product Manager with Digital.ai, Yogev Baron is responsible for the Autonomous Testing product as part of the Test Authoring solution. Previously, Yogev worked as a Product Manager in the Supply Chain industry and was responsible for both the growth-centered and mobile team. Yogev holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Business and Law with a specialization in entrepreneurship.

 
 

Inmaculada Ramirez

Inma is a Telecommunications Engineer with a masters in Business Administration from the Miguel Hernández University in 2007. After a long journey in support and consulting focused mainly on automation and performance, she is currently the Technical Director of the Barcelona area at Sogeti Spain. She has almost 15 years of experience in the field of software quality assurance, as well as in the execution and management of functional and non-functional testing projects for multinational clients, her experience and vision help design, every day, strategies focused on ensure a correct user experience.

 
 

Joaquin Suarez

Joaquin is a Telecommunication Engineer with more than 10 years in the IT world, first as a developer and then as a tester and quality engineer in several roles. Passionate about agility, agile testing and training, I currently hold the role of Quality Advisor at Capitole Consulting, combining this work with being an official instructor of the "Agile for The Whole Team" course.

 
 

Juan Botias

Juan started his career as a Software Developer in 2007 and switched to Quality Assurance in 2010, working as a tester for companies such as Sogeti and Ricoh. For the last 8 years, he has been a Sales Engineer in the Application Delivery & Management area in Micro Focus, working with customers in Lifecycle Management, Testing Management, Automation, Performance and DevOps.

 
 

Maurizio Di Stefano

Maurizio is a Computer Science Engineer with almost 20 years of experience across Software Development, Technical Consultancy and Presales. For the last 9 years playing an Application Security Specialist role helping customers to implement DevSecOps and AppSec programs within their organizations.

 
 

Juan Luis Fernandez

Juan Luis is the Global Head of NTTDATA's Performance Center of Excellence and responsible for QA in Spain for the Insurance and Utilities sectors. Passionate about innovation and new technologies and in charge of designing new solutions and testing strategies for major clients. Enjoys working with multicultural teams. And our motto is "we test the present to improve the future".

 
 

Louise Gibbs

Louise is a Senior Automation Tester at PebblePad. Her main job is to review and maintain the automated tests that are run overnight, and investigate the causes of any failures. She has also worked for companies in the e-commerce, scientific research and automotive industries, and runs a personal blog at louisegibbstest.wordpress.com, where she talks about her experiences as a software tester. She enjoys improving her testing skills and her main method for achieving this is by speaking to other Testers and discussing ideas.

 
 

Luis Lobo

Luis Lobo has developed his career as a consultant in the disciplines of software engineering, implementation and process improvement, project management and IT governance. He has been involved in many projects of implementation of frameworks (Agile, Lean-Kanban, Scrum...), methodologies (ITSM, CMMi, ITIL, RUP, Métrica3...), standards (ISO 9001, ISO 27001, UML, SysML...) and tools (Atlassian, Enterprise Architect...), also developing software for these environments.

 
 

Michal Buczko

Michal is a Quality Manager at Viessmann where he is the advocate for fast and efficient testing. Michal gives his insights in design of the test harness and solutions for customer cases, the definition of the scope of testing and work with Automotive Scrum Teams. Michael focuses to be responsible for sharing “new-fancy stuff” with others and helping people grow as individuals. He is involved in various activities including testing, consulting, requirements analysis and taken a step into the world of the Product Ownership. Now sharing his experience as Test Management Consultant.

 
 

Nicole van der Hoeven

Nicole is a performance engineer with over a decade of experience in breaking software and learning to build it back up again. She has lived in the Philippines, the US, Australia, and now the Netherlands, helping teams all over the world scale up their load tests on the cloud. She currently works at k6 as a Developer Advocate for performance testing, which means she learns new stuff for a living and then tells people about how she did it. She plays tabletop roleplaying games five times a week, makes videos on YouTube about taking notes, and studies more languages than she can remember.

 
 

Moises Rodriguez

Moisés, Computer Engineer and MBA from the School of Industrial Organization, has developed his career always associated with the world of telecommunications and digitalization. He currently works as Director of the Telco, Media and Cybersecurity business unit at CENTUM Digital and is a professor at CUNEF. He has been involved in the design and creation of products and solutions dedicated to test automation. Also, in the last stage exploring the linking of cybersecurity in QA environments. Passionate about technology, he has more than 20 years of experience in both technical and business environments. Do you have a challenge? Let him try!

 
 

Micael Gallego

Dr. Micael is Professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos with more than 12 years of experience in teaching web applications, distributed systems and concurrent programming. He is co-director of CodeURJC, a software development laboratory in the university. The laboratory works with national and international companies providing consultancy and training about software development, focusing on cloud technologies, continuous integration and testing. Currently he is technical coordinator of the H2020 project ElasTest, where he is researching novel ways of testing cloud infrastructures and applications, including 5G, IoT and real-time communication systems.

 
 

Pablo Bermejo

Pablo Bermejo is a Platform Product Manager at Guidewire Software building the best Developer Experience for Guidewire Cloud, the industry-leading insurance cloud platform. During the past 20 years at the edge of the software development industry, Pablo has learned how to help organizations through technology and more importantly, motivated teams, where he contributed by playing different global software leadership roles. Pablo is committed to any just-in-market innovation in the field of contemporary user interfaces, low operations, and serverless architectures in order to provide global customers with superior levels of user experience, live deployments, managed services, and cost control. He also enjoys writing and spreading the word about what he is learning: he hosted technical, sales, and management training sessions, speaker at corporate international conferences, published whitepapers and articles, and collaborated at University seminars.

 
 

Rick Tracy

Rick is an avid test philosopher, constantly digging into themes and activities in testing. With a background in retail, banking, medicine, psychology and of course information technology, he enjoys exploring how all converge in new experiences and scintillating debate. Whether as a Tester, manager, pathfinder, scrummaster or coach, he always find himself drawn to the wild open exchange of ideas and techniques in any testing event. When not at work he enjoys spending time with him newborn twin boys, him wife and my cats, or settling in for a good reading or writing session. Come talk to him about anything!

 
 

Rob Sabourin

Rob has more than 35 years of management experience leading teams of software development professionals. A highly-respected member of the software engineering community, Rob has managed, trained, mentored, and coached hundreds of top professionals in the field. He frequently speaks at conferences and writes on software engineering, SQA, testing, management, and internationalization. Rob authored I am a Bug!, the popular software testing children's book; works as an adjunct professor of software engineering at McGill University; and serves as the principal consultant (and president/janitor) of AmiBug.Com, Inc.

 
 

Ru Cindrea

Ru Cindrea is a Senior Test Consultant and Managing Partner at Altom Consulting. With more than ten years of experience in software testing, she is particularly interested in mobile testing and test automation with a special interest in mobile games. Ru is an instructor for the Black Box Software Testing series offered by Altom in collaboration with KFA. She is also one of the maintainers for AltUnityTester, an open source tool for Unity automation.

 
 

Roman Segador

Román is a Quality Engineer currently working for Omnipresent. With almost 15 years of experience in the Software Testing and Quality industry. Follower of the Modern Testing Principles and always looking for agile approaches to improve the team's quality. He has been exposed to many different environments during the last years, including high load systems with more than a hundred microservices, BI projects, or serverless architectures.

 
 

Ricard Ruiz

Ricardo is Senior QA Engineer in Service Quality Assuarance at Inetum. He also works as a teacher at the private professional training school ADAITS, where he teaches Programming, Development Environments and Client Environments. He is scpecialize in test automation tools and the infrastructure around it for web pages, mobile devices, native applications in Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS, APIs and webservices with tools like Selenium, UFT, Postman, etc, and different languages like Java, C#, Python or Javascript.

 
 

Sanne Visser

Sanne won the EuroSTAR Rising STAR Award for this idea in 2018, and has been working on how to test blockchain applications ever since. She has built this taxonomy and is now validating and extending the model. She has been testing blockchain applications since 2017 and giving workshops, tutorials and talks on the subject frequently. She is also the president of the Blockchain Testing Community and works with them on improving Testers understanding of how blockchain works and how to test blockchain applications.

 
 

Seb Rose

Seb has been a consultant, coach, designer, analyst and developer for over 40 years. He has been involved in the full development lifecycle with experience that ranges from architecture to support, from BASIC to Ruby. During his career, he has worked for companies large (e.g. IBM, Amazon) and small, and has extensive experience of failed projects. He's now Developer Advocate with SmartBear Advantage, promoting better ways of working to the software development community. Co-author of the BDD Books series "Discovery” and "Formulation" (Leanpub), lead author of “The Cucumber for Java Book” (Pragmatic Programmers), and contributing author to “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know” (O’Reilly).

 
 

Lisandra Armas

Lisandra graduated as a Software Engineer and started her first steps in the world of testing in 2011 and has been working in areas related to Software Quality for more than 10 years. She has specialised in the areas of Usability, UX and Accessibility. He has taught courses on software testing and accessibility. He teaches the "UX, Usability and Accessibility Testing" module of the "Software Testing" Diploma at the Catholic University of Bolivia. He has written articles and presented talks and workshops on accessibility and usability in several IT Communities.

 
 

Sune Engsig

As Leapwork’s Chief Evangelist, Sune helps hundreds of organizations deliver business capabilities faster and more efficiently with automation. He has more than 20 years of experience working with business and process development as well as IT architecture for enterprises. In addition, he has extensive project management experience from both government and the telecoms industry. Sune is driven by a mission to find ways for businesses to extend their capabilities with the help of technology.

 
 

Veerle Verhagen

Veerle is a software tester with RisQIT. She has a background in historical linguistics and spent a few years in education before turning to IT. She is particularly interested in the human beings behind the software, core skills, agile testing, and ethics in tech. So far her absolute favourite project in testing has been a mobile travel planner app. Besides testing, she likes to put her background in education to use by creating and facilitating workshops. Veerle is a social animal who cannot wait for the office (and the pub!) to open again. Until that time she tries to connect and keep in touch online with Testers all around the globe, from the comfort of her own kitchen.

 
 

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