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Adam Satterfield

Director of Testing and Quality, Anthem

Adam Satterfield has been in the software testing industry for nearly 20 years. He has a wide background in industries such as military, SaaS, telecom, mobile, and healthcare. Adam enjoys leading and mentoring quality assurance teams as well as teaching testers how to find their inner testing star.

He has spoken at multiple conferences and authored blog posts related to automation, DevOps and testing leadership.

Outside of testing, Adam enjoys blacksmithing and woodworking to keep his critical thinking skills fresh.

Adam Satterfield

Director of Testing and Quality
Anthem

Keith Klain

Executive Director, Tekmark Global Solutions

For the last 20 years Keith has built software quality management and testing teams for global financial services and IT consulting firms in the US, UK, and Asia Pacific. Keith designed the Software Testing Education Program with the Bronx based non-profit Per Scholas which has graduated over 200 students from diverse backgrounds into jobs in technology. He was the Executive Vice President of the Association for Software Testing and the recipient of the 2013 Software Test Professionals Luminary award.

Keith has written and speaks regularly about software testing including client presentations, media / press interviews, and professional / vendor conferences including StarEast, Agile Testing Days, STP Con, KWSQA, Agile Testing and Automation Summit, TestBash, Quality Jam, and the AST CAST.

Keith Klain

Executive Director
Tekmark Global Solutions

Ash Coleman

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Credit Karma

Ash focuses her efforts within technology on bringing awareness to inclusion of women and people of color, especially in the Context Driven Testing and Agile communities. Though technology and inclusion have her heart today, engineering was not her first love. A former chef, Ash crafted her software approach through the learnings of hospitality. After 16 years, she put recipes aside when she began her career in software development, falling back on her skills in engineering she acquired as a kid building computers with her brother. An avid fan of matching business needs with technological solutions, you can find her doing her best work on whichever coast is the sunniest. Having helped teams build out testing practices, formulate Agile processes and redefine culture, Ash, formally Engineering Manager in Quality, now serves as Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Credit Karma. She continues testing and consulting based out of San Francisco.

Ash Coleman

Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Credit Karma

Karen Walker

C-Suite Advisor & Coach and Consultant, Oneteam, Inc.

Karen Walker

C-Suite Advisor & Coach and Consultant
Oneteam, Inc.

Sandeep Johri

Chief Executive Officer, Tricentis

As the CEO of Tricentis, Sandeep brings over 25 years of enterprise software experience. He manages all business-related functions including business strategy, products, services, sales, marketing, and operations to achieve business profit and sales objectives.

Sandeep most recently served as the COO of Appcelerator, the leading open source mobile application development platform. He was Vice President of Strategy and Industry Solutions at HP, where he also served as Vice President of Corporate Development.

There, he was instrumental in developing and implementing the growth strategy that resulted in the software business growing 2X market over the last four years. Sandeep was instrumental in the formation of two startups, Determina (VMware) and Bluelane (VMware). He was also the CEO and founder of Oblix (Oracle), and co-founded eBoodle (EW Scripps), one of the first ecommerce comparison shopping services.

Sandeep has an MBA from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University, India. Sandeep is involved as an advisor and investor in various startups in Silicon Valley and India.

Sandeep Johri

Chief Executive Officer
Tricentis

Elise Carmichael

Director Product Management, Tricentis

Elise is the Director of Product management for Tricentis where she is responsible for helping customers improve their testing process, expand test automation in their organizations, and get the most out of their software testing investments. Elise has worked in the software industry since 2000, and has developed a deep understanding across different industries and organizational structures for how code can be developed, tested, delivered, and maintained.

Prior to joining Tricentis, Elise was the VP of Product Strategy at QASymphony, and before that was the Engineering Director at Mobiquity, a global software services organization. In her spare time, she cycles and is a professional flutist in Gainesville, FL.

Elise earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill.

Elise Carmichael

Director Product Management
Tricentis

Wolfgang Platz

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Tricentis

Wolfgang Platz brings over 20 years of technology experience to Tricentis. Wolfgang founded Tricentis in 2007 as a testing consultancy and laid the cornerstone for the development of our enterprise software testing product, Tricentis Tosca. Today, he is responsible for driving Tricentis’ vision for making Continuous Testing a reality for enterprise DevOps. Platz also oversees the delivery of product-related support and services to our customers.

Prior to Tricentis, Wolfgang was at Capgemini as a group head of IT development for one of the world’s largest IT insurance-development projects. There, he was responsible for architecture and implementation of life insurance policies and project management for several projects in banks.

Wolfgang holds a Master’s degree in Technical Physics as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Technology.

Wolfgang Platz

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Tricentis

Wayne Ariola

Chief Marketing Officer, Tricentis

With a customer-centric approach and fostering partnerships with industry leaders, Wayne has created and marketed products that have evolved to support the dynamic software development, test and delivery landscape. He has contributed to the design of many innovative technologies and has been awarded several patents for his inventions.

A recognized leader on topics such as Service Virtualization, SOA and API quality, software quality governance, and application security, he is a frequent contributor to industry publications and the author of the book Continuous Testing for IT Leaders.

Wayne has been a contributor to the software testing space for 15 years and in the software industry for over 20 years. He holds a BA in Business Economics and a MBA in Finance and Business Strategy.

Wayne Ariola

Chief Marketing Officer
Tricentis

Ryan Yackel

Director Product Marketing, Tricentis

Ryan Yackel is the Director of Product Marketing at Tricentis and previously held this title at QASymphony where he ensured a continued commitment to innovation and delivering tools to help customers create better software. With a deep interest in the emerging trends of testing needs, Ryan is dedicated to being the customer voice for all Tricentis products.

Before QASymphony, Ryan managed testing on large enterprise initiatives delivering logistics implementations for Macy’s Inc.’s warehouse management systems.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Covenant College.

Ryan Yackel

Director Product Marketing
Tricentis

Paul Grizaffi

Principal Automation Architect, Magenic

``Paul Grizzaffi is a Principal Automation Architect at Magenic. His career has focused on the creation and deployment of automated test strategies, frameworks, tools, and platforms. Paul has created automation platforms and tool frameworks based on proprietary, open source and vendor-supplied tool
chains in diverse product environments (telecom, stock trading, E-commerce, finance, and healthcare). He is an accomplished keynote speaker who has presented at both local and national meetings and conferences. He is an advisor to Software Test Professionals and STPCon, as well as a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Advanced Research Center for Software Testing and Quality Assurance (STQA) at UT Dallas. Paul looks forward to sharing his experiences and expanding his automation and testing knowledge of other product environments.``

Paul Grizaffi

Principal Automation Architect
Magenic

Ingo Philipp

Distinguished Evangelist, Tricentis

Ingo Philipp, Distinguished Evangelist at Tricentis, champions the methodologies, best practices, and technologies at the core of the company’s Continuous Testing solution. His insights on rethinking software testing and passion for elevating the role of the software tester have made him a sought-after speaker/author across the global software testing community.

In his previous position as a senior product manager at Tricentis, he orchestrated the development and product marketing for exploratory testing, test management, test conception, test design, and test automation technologies. Before Ingo entered the multifaceted world of software testing and development, he worked as a theoretical astrophysicist in the field of high-energy particle physics and computational fluid dynamics at the University of Vienna and the Berlin Institute for Technology. He holds a Master of Science degree.

Ingo Philipp

Distinguished Evangelist
Tricentis

Dr. Gerd Weishaar

Chief Product Officer, Tricentis

Dr. Gerd Weishaar has over 20 years of experience in product development and product management from various software companies, including Segue Software, Rational Software and IBM. As Chief Product Officer at Tricentis, Dr. Weishaar is responsible for all aspects of product strategy, roadmap, and development across the complete product portfolio. Prior to joining Tricentis, Dr. Weishaar was responsible for the product management of Update Software, a leading vendor in the field of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.

Dr. Gerd Weishaar is a computer science graduate of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, where he also obtained his Ph.D. He is also an MBA graduate of the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Dr. Gerd Weishaar

Chief Product Officer
Tricentis

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