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Wolfgang Platz Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, 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.

Sandeep Johri Chief Executive Officer, Tricentis

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.

Eran Kinsbruner, Director and Lead Software Evangelist at Perfect

Eran Kinsbruner

Director and Lead Software Evangelist, Perfect

Eran Kinsbruner is director, and lead software evangelist at Perfecto and the author of The Digital Quality Handbook, as well as a monthly columnist at InfoWorld.com. He is a software engineering professional with nearly twenty years of experience at companies such as Matrix, Sun Microsystems, General Electric, Texas Instruments and NeuStar. He holds various industry certifications from ISTQB, CMMI, and others. Eran is a recognized mobile testing influencer and thought leader, as well as an experienced speaker in the major software engineering conferences. He is also a patent-holding inventor for a test exclusion automated mechanism for mobile J2ME testing, public speaker, researcher, and blogger.

Nishan Portoyan, Quality Ambassador at Infometis

Nishan Portoyan

Quality Ambassador, Infometis

After studying IT engineering and business administration, Nishan began his career in the testing environment nine years ago. He is fully dedicated in the testing area, not only consulting with customers on how to increase their software quality and introduce testing, but also working with the ISTQB/Swiss Testing Board on testing topics in Switzerland.

Dr. Gerd Weishaar Chief Product Officer, Tricentis

Dr. Gerd Weishaar

Chief Product Officer, Tricentis

As Chief Product Officer at Tricentis, Dr. Weishaar is responsible for all aspects of product strategy, roadmap, and development across the complete product portfolio.

Ingo Philipp Distinguished Evangelist, Tricentis

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.

Jeffrey Goh, Test Lead at Swiss Re

Jeffrey Goh

Test Lead, Swiss Re

Jeffrey has worked in IT for over 20 years in different areas of the product lifecycle, with the last 12 years spent in Testing and QA. His professional experience covers government, broadcasting, telco and insurance.

Elmar Juergens, Researcher and Founder, TU Munich and CQSE GmbH

Elmar Juergens

Researcher and Founder, TU Munich and CQSE GmbH

Elmar works both as a researcher and a founder. Elmar wrote his PhD thesis on static code analysis and is still active as a researcher in software quality analysis. In 2009, he co-founded CQSE GmbH and since helps teams in using analysis tools effectively. Elmar frequently speaks at research conferences (e.g. ICSE, ICPC) and industry events (e.g. OOP, JAX, W-JAX). He was elected best speaker at Clean Code Days 2014, Software Quality Days 2015, and Java Forum Stuttgart 2015. Elmar was named Junior Fellow of the GI in 2015.

Lev Kushnir Product Manager, Tricentis

Lev Kushnir

Product Manager, Tricentis

Lev Kushnir is a product manager for SAP Testing at Tricentis, specializing in developing new Tricentis Tosca products for SAP testing. Lev has over 10 years of experience in test center and training management, documentation for SAP testing tools, and conceptualizing new product offerings within the competitive landscape. As a long-time SAP user, Lev has extensive knowledge on SAP’s functionalities and offerings, uniquely positioning him to define new product vision within the space.

Alain Traechslin Product Manager, Tricentis

Alain Traechslin

Product Manager, Tricentis

Alain is Product Manager at Tricentis looking after Tosca BI. He has spent the last few years advocating test management & test automation practices amongst Tricentis’ customer base. His current focus is how to best test data warehouse and business intelligence systems.

Renee Tillett, Product Owner of the DevOps Test Automation Team at Duke Energy

Renee Tillett

Product Owner, Duke Energy

Renee Tillett has over 30 years of IT project delivery experience across various industries, including banking and utilities. Her background includes project management, internal auditing, and IT vendor and contract management. She is currently the Product Owner of the DevOps Test Automation Team at Duke Energy, responsible for delivering and supporting tools and processes to facilitate continuous testing in an Agile environment.

Renee received her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Clemson University. She also spent 15 years in Emergency Medical Services and is a retired National Registry Paramedic. She lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and enjoys outdoor activities with friends and family.

Thomas Neubacher, Test Automation Architect at Qualysoft

Thomas Neubacher

Test Automation Architect, Qualysoft

Thomas Neubacher worked at Tricentis from 2011 to 2015, helping to develop Tricentis’ service virtualization offerings. From 2016 -2017, Thomas acted as the Head of QA at Platogo GmbH, building a testing pipeline for a mobile application in the social casino sector. Thomas is now a Test Automation Architect at Qualysoft, supporting multiple projects with Tricentis Tosca in Test Management/CI/CD & DevOps.

Dr. Elmar Pauwels Product Manager, Tricentis

Dr. Elmar Pauwels

Product Manager, Tricentis

Dr. Elmar Pauwels is on the product management team at Tricentis. In this role, his responsibilities range from product development and product marketing to test management, test conception, test design, and test automation. His experiences with software testing embrace the application of agile as well as classical testing methodologies in various sectors including financial services, consumer goods, commercial services, healthcare, materials, telecommunications, and energy.

Thomas Stocker Product Manager, Tricentis

Thomas Stocker

Product Manager, Tricentis

Thomas Stocker is currently Product Manager at Tricentis. He is mainly responsible for Distributed Execution, Continuous Integration and the Automation Platform. Prior to his current role, Thomas has been working directly on the Tricentis Tosca Testsuite as a Lead Engineer.

Matthias Rasking, Principal Director at Accenture

Matthias Rasking

Principal Director, Accenture

Matthias Rasking is a Principal Director within Accenture’s Advanced Technology & Architecture practice, which focuses on Software Engineering methods and processes. He is also a Management Executive for the TMMi foundation, a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting an open standard for Test Maturity assessments and supports the ISO/IEC Working Group 26 on formulating and enhancing ISO 29119 and 21246 standards for software testing and work product reviews.

Matthias maintains a broad knowledge in Project and Program Management, Software Engineering, Web and Packaged Development technologies, as well as functional and technical expertise mostly in the Financial Services industries. He is highly skilled in Systems and Application Testing, Test Organization, Process Improvement and Measurement and Software Development procedures and is a certified expert in the area of Software and Service Delivery processes and frameworks, holding ITIL, TMMi and CMMI certifications.

Venugopal Ramakrishnan, Global Digital Test Lead at Accenture

Veungopal Ramakrishnan

Global Digital Test Lead, Accenture

Venugopal Ramakrishnan ( Venu) is a technology enthusiast with passion for driving quality and digital experience with over 27 years in leadership roles across strategy, delivery, consulting, product offerings and new business development in Digital, Telecom, Aerospace and Plant Automation domains.

As the Global Digital Test Lead for Accenture he is focused on bringing thought leadership and innovation into Accenture’s Digital Testing platforms and building ecosystems to deliver differentiated quality engineering services to clients. His interests lie in leveraging digital technologies, artificial intelligence, security and Internet of Things for enhancing experience, optimizing performance for market growth and better business outcomes.

Robert Wagner Product Manager, Tricentis

Robert Wagner

Product Manager, Tricentis

Robert Wagner is currently a Product Manager in API and Service Virtualization and has been with Tricentis for the past 10 years building up business readable and codeless service virtualization and API testing. Robert has extensive experience with web APIs and message-oriented middleware systems.

Franca-Sofia Fehrenbach, Digital Transformation Strategist at Tricentis

Franca-Sofia Fehrenbach

Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Franca is a Digital Transformation Strategist specialized in defining vision, concepts and strategy to achieve DevOps in enterprise environments. She has a strong focus on Continuous Testing and a very strong customer-centric mindset. She guides her customers and helps them to achieve their goals through streamlining their testing process so that the overall lifecycle is optimized. Franca has a technical background with a degree in Software Engineering and further work experience in the fields of software development, project management and test architecture in a host of agile projects.

Georg Thurner, Senior Product Manager at Tricentis

Georg Thurner

Senior Product Manager, Tricentis

Georg Thurner has over 20 years of experience in product development, test management and product management. He is on the product management team at Tricentis. In this role his responsibilities range from product development and product marketing to test management, test conception, test design, and test automation. His experiences with software testing embrace the application of agile as well as classical testing methodologies in various sectors including financial services, consumer goods, commercial services, healthcare, materials, telecommunications, and energy.

Christian Mayer, Product Manager at Tricentis

Christian Mayer

Product Manager, Tricentis

Within 9 years of working with Tricentis, Christian Mayer spend much of that time as a Tricentis Managing Consultant. He was responsible for Enterprise customers in e.g. Germany, the USA and England. Besides technical adaptations of Tricentis Tosca, Christian was mainly responsible for Enterprise rollouts and defining processes on larger scale for BDD, Testmethodology and risk based testing, while teaching best practices of Tricentis Tosca usage.
As Team-Lead for technical engagements, he taught what he had learned to other Consultants before he started as Product Manager for Cross Browser Testing, Tricentis Tosca XScan and Mobile Automation. Last but not least he is responsible for Citrix Readiness of Tricentis Tosca.

Stefan Lauritzen, Partner at BearingPoint

Stefan Lauritzen

Partner, BearingPoint

Stefan Lauritzen is Partner at BearingPoint, where he is responsible for worldwide quality assurance—with a focus on agile testing for agile transformations. He has over 20 years’ experience in software development and Quality Assurance. Prior to joining BearingPoint, Stefan was CIO Financial Services IKB Germany, Manager SAP Archiving and Software Deployment SAP AG Germany, and Head of Data Center TÜV Germany (South). He earned a Master of Banking Business BA, Germany, Master of Technology Information Germany.

Abdiel_Mancilla, Specialist Test Manager at Toll Group

Abdiel Mancilla

Specialist Test Manager, Toll Group

Abdiel is a test automation and QA professional that specialises in continuous testing and transformation. Abdiel has delivered test automation and QA projects around the globe and has helped organisations adopt new ways of working to become more efficient in order to reduce test effort and cost. Abdiel has been close to innovation in the testing space from the start of his career (being part of the innovation team that created SAP TAO) and is in constant search for new techniques and tools in this space.

Sagar Dubal, Pre-Sales Consultant at Tricentis

Sagar Dubal

Pre-Sales Consultant, Tricentis

Sagar is a Pre-sales consultant at Tricentis. He joined Tricentis in 2017, and has been in the software testing industry for 12+ years.

Jonathan Morar, Senior Solution Architect at Tricentis

Jonathan Morar

Senior Solution Architect, Tricentis

Jonathan is a senior solution architect for Tricentis for over 5 years and has more than 15 years of software testing experience in numerous roles across South Africa, Europe, Australia and the United States. Along with three years as Test Lead at Microsoft, Jonathan has worked as a test analyst, engineer, and consultant in the in the financial, insurance, government and healthcare industries.

Sreeja Nair, Product Line Manager at EdgeVerve

Sreeja Nair

Product Line Manager, EdgeVerve

Sreeja Nair is a Product Line Manager with more than 19 years of experience in banking technology. She has handled various roles from pre sales to client delivery and implementation before specializing in software testing and quality assurance. She currently leads the testing practice for Infosys Finacle, the software that powers banks in more than 100 countries.

Sreeja is a quality and devops evangelist who is passionate about test automation. She has provided thought leadership around functional test automation and has incubated new testing practices to accelerate Finacle’s continuous delivery pipeline. She has transformed a banking functional testing practice to adapt to an agile delivery model through continuous testing. Sreeja believes in creating a culture of quality throughout software development cycle and tries to create teams that hold this ideal and advocate it to the rest of her colleagues.

Amin Chirazi, Continuous Testing Architect & Co-Founder at Automators

Amin Chirazi

Continuous Testing Architect & Co-Founder, Automators

I’m an analytical and creative person, always on the leading edge of technology. Driving transformation and change in highly complex global enterprise environments is both an expertise and passion of mine.
My career spans client-facing roles requiring deep business and technical acumen with a balance of innovation, leadership and execution. I’ve been a key influencer and strategist in delivering automating testing solutions to over 30 enterprise clients in 7 countries, all of which increased speed and quality yet generated 40-70% cost reductions.
As a Continuous Testing Architect and Test Automation Expert, I strongly believe that today’s software testing has a huge potential for optimisation.

Robert Sherwood, Presales Solution Architect at Tricentis

Robert Sherwood

Presales Solution Architect, Tricentis

Robert Sherwood is a Presales Solution Architect for Tricentis, where he supports the sales team from a technical stand point. His passion for technology really comes through in meetings with existing and future clients, and his love for critical thinking and problem solving helps him deliver fast, creative solutions to customer challenges. Robert is a South African living in London.

Molly Driscoll, Solution Architect at Tricentis

Molly Driscoll

Solution Architect, Tricentis

Molly Driscoll is a Solution Architect with 5 years of experience in the testing and application delivery management space, including time with HPE/Micro Focus and Tricentis. Since joining Tricentis, she has concentrated on model-based test automation and the transition from scriptless automated test cases into viable performance test cases.

Arun Melkote, Global Head of Testing Services at Wipro

Arun Melkote

Global Head of Testing Services, Wipro

Arun is the Global Head of Application Engineering and DevOps at Wipro Ltd. where he is responsible for business growth, delivery, operations and Client relationship management. He is an acknowledged leader in the industry with 20+ years of industry experience. Arun is a home grown leader and has risen up the ranks being associated with multiple roles and practices. He has forged strong Client relationships, deep technical expertise and tremendous employee orientation as a leader.

Matthias Wienerroither, QA Manager at SPAR ICS

Matthias Wienerroither

QA Manager, SPAR ICS

Matthias WIENERROITHER is head of Quality Assurance at SPAR ICS and is responsible for all QA and Testmanagement related agendas within SPAR ICS. He has a strong Background in SAP and serves as the IT Projectmanager to harmonize all SAP FI/CO systems at SPAR Austria Group which operates in 9 countries. Before joining SPAR ICS he was working for Siemens.

Eric Elkins, Solution Architect at Tricentis

Eric Elkins

Solution Architect, Tricentis

Eric Elkins is a Solution Architect at Tricentis. He is both an avid outdoorsmen and technologist. Eric has built his career around mobile applications, devices, and our relationship with them. Before joining Tricentis, Eric spent time architecting cloud-based device labs and automation solutions for some of the world’s largest companies. Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Information, and Media Studies from Michigan State University, and is the self-anointed Chief Adventure Officer for the Detroit Chapter of the Tricentis Social Club.

Uwe Klemt, Senior Solution Architect BI & DWH at Tricentis

Uwe Klemt

Senior Solution Architect BI & DWH, Tricentis

Uwe is a Senior Solution Architect BI & DWH, EMEA at Tricentis. He has 20 years of experience in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Data Integration. Uwe worked as a consultant with system integrators including IBM GBS, Infosys, and ConVista before joining Tricentis. He has a PhD in Mathematics and is a member of TDWI.

Tom van de Ven, Senior Test Consultant High Tech at Sogeti

Tom van de Ven

Senior Test Consultant High Tech, Sogeti

Jae-Jun Hwang, Founder & CEO at Embian

Jae-Jun Hwang

Founder & CEO, Embian

Over 20 years of engineering experience in the software development and research in large scale cloud services and intelligent IT infrastructures. Currently, Founder & CEO of AppTest.ai which provides industry leading self-testing service, a.k.a Testbot, using AI and deep learning to innovate continuous mobile testing domain.

Neil Kosman, Senior Solution Architect at Tricentis

Neil Kosman

Senior Solution Architect, Tricentis

Neil Kosman is a Senior Solution Architect with Tricentis. Since 2001, Neil has successfully introduced test automation and the corresponding value proposition to customers around the globe through his time at Mercury/HP, Worksoft and now Tricentis.
SAP, and the ever growing SAP ecosystem, has been the focus of Neil’s expertise over the past 8 years.

Jane MacNeill, Senior Manager, Enterprise Deployments at Tricentis

Jane MacNeil

Director of Enterprise Deployments, Tricentis

Volker Müller,Team Lead for RPA Development and Tosca Support at VKB

Volker Müller

Team Lead for RPA Development and Tosca Support, VKB

Volker Müller has over 20 years of experience in software design and development, test automation and test management. At Versicherungskammer, he is team lead for RPA development and Tricentis Tosca support. He is responsible for internal RPA development, controlling all RPA development at Versicherungskammer, internal Tosca support, maintenance and training.Volker Müller has over 20 years of experiance in software design and development, test automation and test management. At Versicherungskammer he is team lead for RPA development and tosca support. He is responsible for internal RPA development, controlling of all RPA development at Versicherungskammer, internal Tosca support, maintenance and training.

Clint Sprauve, Mobile Evangelist at Sauce Labs

Clinton Sprauve

Mobile Evangelist, Sauce Labs

Clint Sprauve is the Mobile Application Testing Evangelist at Sauce Labs. Previously he was the senior product marketing manager for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise functional testing. He was also the director of product strategy for the Borland Solutions Division of Micro Focus, where he created Borland’s mobile strategy for functional test automation.

Jeff Fillegar, Senior Solution Architect at Tricentis

Jeff Fillegar

Sr Solution Architect, Tricentis

Jeff Fillegar is a software developer in test veteran for 15+ years and is also a certified scrum master. He has held multiple leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies leading enterprise QA\test teams with a focus on software test automation. Jeff first started automating test cases in 1999 for the Y2K problem. He has seen the evolution of testing tools over the past 20 years from script-based approaches to model-based techniques. Most recently Jeff is responsible for the east coast sales engineering team at Tricentis where he is helping clients realize the potential of Tosca as the next generation software test automation solution.

Brad Purcell, Sr. Alliance Solution Architect at Tricentis

Brad Purcell

Sr. Alliance Solution Architect, Tricentis

Brad Purcell focuses on Alliance Partner solutions at Tricentis. He has 20+ years of experience in Quality Engineering, holding positions as a strategic leader, practitioner, and entrepreneur co-founding one the largest domestic quality engineering partners in North America. Brad educates companies on the digital transformation paradigm shift: built to last vs. built to change. Prior to Tricentis, he served as Area Vice President, Strategic Accounts serving companies such as The Walt Disney Company and Cox Communications. He’s currently based in sunny Tampa, FL covering North and South America for Tricentis. In his personal time, Brad enjoys boating (Boat name: “In A Meeting”) and classic cars – (’65 Corvette is his personal favorite).

Giovanni Denaro, Associate Professor with University at Milano-Bicocca

Giovanni Denaro

Associate Professor, University of Milano-Bicocca

Giovanni Denaro got the Laurea Degree and the PhD in Informatics from Politecnico di Milano, and is currently Associate Professor with University of Milano-Bicocca. He collaborated and collaborates in research activities with University College London (UCL) and Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI). Over time, we has been co-investigator in several EU projects, including LAW (EU ESPRIT 22117), PROMOTE (ESSI 27907), SegraVis (EU Network), SHADOWS (EU STREP), Pincette (EU-Horizon2020), TOISE (EU-Enjac). His main research interest are in automation of software testing and automated program analysis.

Moritz Schäfer, Product Manager at Tricentis

Moritz Schäfer

Product Manager, Tricentis

Moritz Schäfer is the senior technical authority for Q-up test data management. After graduating in Physics, he moved into the IT business. Moritz worked in a series of leading development and consulting positions for innovative software providers and IT consulting companies. Over many years, he gained valuable experience in major projects with well-known companies.

Tristan Treboz, Solution Architect at Tricentis

Tristan Treboz

Solution Architect, Tricentis

Tristan is a Solution Architect at Tricentis. He has 13 years of experience working experience in software engineering as a developer, project leader, product manager and presales.

Gijs Jekel, Solution Architect at Tricentis

Gijs Jekel

Solution Architect, Tricentis

Gijs Jekel is a Solution Architect at Tricentis, with over 20 years of experience in ICT. His current focus is on agile-testing, RPA and IT- Infrastructure. His mission is making complex solutions understandable for a non-technical audience. Gijs holds a degree in Computer sciences.

Elise Carmichael, Vice President Product Strategy at QASymphony

Elise Carmichael

Vice President Product Strategy, QASymphony

Elise is the VP of Product Strategy for QASymphony where she is responsible for helping customers improve their QA process, expand test automation and maximize their investments in QASymphony solutions. Elise has worked in the software industry since 2000. Prior to joining QASymphony, she managed a global software engineering and testing organization of over 150 people at Mobiquity. She has many years of development experience across a variety of programming languages and test automation frameworks. In her spare time, she plays tennis and is an avid musician playing flute and piccolo for the Gainesville Pops.

DJ Frank, Senior Sales Engineer at QASymphony

DJ Frank

Senior Sales Engineer, QASymphony

DJ Frank is a senior sales engineer at QASymphony, working closely with the product team to develop best in class testing software and tools while providing technical support and input throughout the sales cycle.
Coming from the High Technology, Entertainment, and Communications business unit of Capgemini, DJ lead multiple QA testing efforts for one of the largest US-based telecommunications companies. DJ holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Vanderbilt University.

Stefan Januschke, Product Manager at Tricentis

Stefan Januschke

Product Manager, Tricentis

Stefan Januschke is on the product management team at Tricentis. In this role, his responsibilities range from core automation topics to Artificial Intelligence. He is constantly trying to understand testing needs and what can be changed make better software with higher quality. Previously, Stefan was an automation architect, delivering services & projects for Fortune 500 customers around the globe.

Michael Kissel, Solution Architect Team Lead DACH at Tricentis

Michael Kissel

Solution Architect Team Lead DACH, Tricentis

Michael Kissel has 15+ years’ experience in IT and development. Michael has worked closely with software development in the context of quality assurance after completing his professional training as an IT system electronics specialist at BASF IT and other stations in the context of high-performance and complex communication software. For more than 6 years, Michael has been working as a Solution Architect for Tricentis. Michael currently heads the DACH Solution Architect Team, where he focuses on delivering methodologically, evolutionary, and revolutionary approaches to software quality assurance, test management and test automation.

Ann Lewis, Quality Manager at ExxonMobil

Ann Lewis

Quality Manager, ExxonMobil

Clark Golestani, Managing Director of C Sensei Group and former President, Emerging Businesses and Global CIO at Merck

Clark Golestani

Managing Director of C Sensei Group and former President, Emerging Businesses and Global CIO, Merck

Ivan Vanderbyl, Product Manager at Tricentis

Ivan Vanderbyl

Product Manager, Tricentis

Ivan Vanderbyl is the Product Manager for Load Testing at Tricentis, where he leads the product direction for Tricentis Flood and Flood Element, the open-source browser based load testing tool. Before joining Tricentis, Ivan was a co-founder of Flood IO and Product Engineer. With more than a decade of experience in testing, cloud automation, and continuous delivery, Ivan is passionate about helping customers deliver fast and reliable software.

Christian Plaichner, SVP Customer Success Services at Tricentis

Christian Plaichner

SVP Customer Success Services, Tricentis

Christian Plaichner joined Tricentis in Dec 2017 to drive the company’s customer experience strategy, leading Customer Success Mgmt., Transformation Strategy, Consulting & Education and Support teams worldwide.
Christian Plaichner is a serial entrepreneur and senior executive with 15+ years of experience leading companies at the forefront of high-tech industries. He is veteran of numerous successes and brings deep experience spanning setting-up start-ups, driving growth into global organizations and improving operational performance – leveraging his in-depth understanding of critical business drivers and processes across multiple markets and sectors.
Christian’s extensive expertise in technology and international management enables him to create product visions and growth roadmaps and drive business development to position companies to fulfill customer needs – and their market potential.
Christian Plaichner works and lives in Silicon Valley, CA.

Aaron Carmack, Automation Architect and Product Owner for Automation at Worldpay

Aaron Carmack

Automation Architect and Product Owner for Automation, Worldpay

Aaron is an Automation Architect and Product Owner for Automation at Worldpay. Entrenched from the start of automation at Worldpay, Aaron has been a key member in getting automation up in running. Having an expertise in UI automation, Aaron is responsible for 11 projects successfully meeting yearly goals and continuous testing.

Ryan Yackel, Director of Product at QASymphony

Ryan Yackel

Director of Product, QASymphony

Ryan Yackel is the Director of Product at QASymphony, ensuring their continued commitment to innovation and delivering tools to create better software. With a deep interest in the emerging trends of testing needs, Ryan is dedicated to being the customer voice for all QASymphony products. Ryan comes to QASymphony from Macy’s Inc., where he managed testing on large enterprise initiatives delivering logistics implementations for their warehouse management systems. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Covenant College.

Allan Woodcock, Quality Engineering Lead at Lloyds Banking Group

Allan Woodcock

Quality Engineering Lead, Lloyds Banking Group

Allan is currently Quality Engineering Lead at Lloyds Banking Group where he has held multiple senior test and QA roles for the last 15 years. He specialises in all aspects of Quality Engineering from the delivery of major programmes, initiating strategic change and driving organisational transformation. He is passionate about driving change, colleague development and ensuring that Quality Engineering is at the heart of delivery through the adoption of new technologies and methods.

Paul Williams, Quality Engineer at Lloyds Banking Group

Paul Williams

Quality Engineer, Lloyds Banking Group

Paul is currently a Quality Engineer at Lloyds Banking Group where he has held multiple senior business and IT test roles since 2003. Paul specialises in test delivery, process and tools and is currently focusing on the adoption of Quality Engineering from within the Centre of Excellence function. Paul works closely with the DevOps and Delivery teams to increase the levels of test automation across the bank by maximising the use of existing and new tools to the industry.

James Senecal, Director of Solution Architecture at Tricentis

James Senecal

Director of Solution Architecture, Tricentis

James Senecal is Director of Solution Architecture in North America where he currently leads the technical pre-sales team supporting the Sales organization. With a career spanning more than 20 years, he an accomplished team manager and Solution Architect having worked primarily with global enterprise clients as well as numerous entities of the US Federal Government. James is an talented key-note speaker having presented technology solutions to audiences at VMWorld, Microsfot TechEd, and IBM Xseries Technology Days. He is also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp and United States Air Force having served a combined 12 years.

Timo Mangelmann, Solution Architect at Tircentis

Timo Mangelmann

Solution Architect, Tircentis

Timo Mangelmann is a Solution Architect with over 5 year of professional experience in IT. Timo began his career as a Pre-Sales consultant at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (Now Micro Focus) right after finishing his integrated degree program at Hewlett Packard. At the beginning of 2018, Timo joined Tricentis and is
now working as a Solution Architect for the DACH region. Timo is passionate about high quality software and considers software testing a crucial part in the process of creating it!

Helmut Körfer, Engagement Manager Insurance (DACH) at SQS

Helmut Körfer

Engagement Manager Insurance (DACH), SQS

Helmut Körfer has been a consultant at SQS AG since 2011, during which time he has introduced an international IT asset management system within the SQS Group. Since 2012 he has been a specialist consultant for test data management and test environment management, as well as being responsible for the issue as local head of service test data for service development in DACH. In 2016 Helmut has assumed the role of an Engagement Manager within the Insurance Business Unit of the DACH region.

AndreasAigner, Head of Global Enterprise Applications Service Delivery, Security and Test Management at Linde Group

Andreas Aigner

Head of Service and Security Management – Enterprise Applications, The Linde Group

Andreas Aigner is the Head of Global Enterprise Applications Service Delivery, Security and Test Management from the Linde Group. Andreas took over the Testing Center of Excellence in 2016 and used Tricentis Tosca to increase coverage and testing efficiency at the Linde Group. He started his career at Siemens, where he managed applications and projects for many years and gained experiences cross various applications portfolio and technologies. Andreas holds a Master degree in e-business.

Jason Steele, Senior Executive at Accenture

Jason Steele

Senior Executive, Accenture

Dr. Mik Kersten, CEO at Tasktop Technologies

Dr. Mik Kersten

CEO, Tasktop Technologies

Dr. Mik Kersten spent a decade creating open source developer tools before realizing that programing was not the bottleneck of large-scale software delivery. Since that time, he has been working on creating a model and tools for connecting the end-to-end software value stream. He was selected as one of the 2012 Business in Vancouver 40 under 40 and has been a World Technology Awards finalist in the IT Software category. Kersten is also the editor of the IEEE Software Department on DevOps. Prior to founding Tasktop, Mik created the Eclipse Mylyn open source project as part of his PhD in Computer Science, pioneering the integration of development tools with the delivery pipeline. As the CEO of Tasktop and loves working with IT leaders on transforming how software is built.

Tatiana Salazar, IT Manager and Process Improvement Specialist at Experian

Tatiana Salazar

IT Manager and Process Improvement Specialist, Experian

Amber Woods, Vice President IT Enterprise Applications and Platforms at Tyson

Amber Woods

Vice President IT Enterprise Applications and Platforms, Tyson

Dawn Hall, Head of Testing at IATA

Dawn Hall

Head of Testing, IATA

Dawn is an experienced testing practitioner, with a background in Retail, Defense, Government, Utilities, Banking, HR, Pensions and Telco. Dawn is currently at IATA as the Test Practice Lead, where she is introducing a lean testing methodology that she developed at Toyota New Zealand.

Dawn is helping organizations understand that lean testing can be structured, disciplined and have auditability. Bringing together a number of lean testing practices, Dawn created a Test Approach that meets the auditability requirements of Enterprise Organizations. This approach reduced testing duration, improved flexibility and reduced the time projects spent in Hypercare.

Dawn knows that for businesses to succeed, they need to deploy quality software faster than at any time in history. Dawn is passionate about ensuring that testing is seen as an enabler in this process and not a roadblock.

Kevin Tschickart

Engineer, Tricentis

Kevin Tschickart is an engineer at GFB EDV Consulting und Services Gesellschaft mbH, which joined Tricentis in 2018. He is experienced working with customers to establish test data solutions, most recently with a large German logistics company, where he held the role of the test data manager. He has been involved in engineering since 2018 and is now responsible for the quality assurance of the Tosca TDM Studio.

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