ACCELERATE VIENNA 2019
Sandeep Johri CEO, 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.
Wolfgang Platz Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Tricentis
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.
Brent Remai Chief Marketing Officer, Tricentis
Chief Marketing Officer, Tricentis
Brent is a strategic, growth-oriented CMO with a proven track record in SaaS/Cloud accelerating revenue growth for both well-known organizations such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), FireEye, McAfee, and HP, as well as top tier VC-backed startups. Recipient of several industry awards; recognized by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) as a top 10 marketing executive in Silicon Valley.
Leveraging a full stack skill set in running global marketing for billion-dollar businesses and rapidly scaling startups to IPO, Brent’s experience emphasizes creating new categories, driving corporate storytelling and positioning, building B2C and B2B campaigns tied to ROI, overseeing high velocity, self-service SaaS web adoption and pipeline for the field, and creating massive tailwind by bringing consumer flair to B2B marketing. He has deep expertise in SaaS apps, cloud storage, security, cloud compute, infrastructure and IoT.
Brent led global marketing as the ‘CMO’ for both multi-billion dollar core services and emerging businesses of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the #1 SaaS/Cloud provider, including running cloud storage, SaaS apps, IoT, security, and several other businesses. Instrumental in driving significant growth for the SaaS and cloud businesses, with ~50% growth each year and a $30B run rate.
Earlier in his career he transformed Sequoia-backed FireEye from a young, 55 person startup to a 1,200+ employee company with $250M+ revenue and a $4 billion IPO within 3 years, the second largest tech IPO of the year behind Twitter. He followed this by re-igniting Andreessen Horowitz-backed Bromium to 6X growth.
Hiral Chandrana SVP & Global Head – Modern Application Services, Wipro
SVP & Global Head – Modern Application Services, Wipro
Hiral Chandrana is the Senior Vice-President & Global Head of the Applications business at Wipro . He is responsible for P&L of applications business across all industries. Hiral is also on the board of TechPoint (a non-profit organization that fosters Tech in Indiana) & Appirio Inc. Prior to his current role, Hiral was VP & Global Business Head for Consumer Industries which became the fastest growing and most profitable unit in Wipro under his tenure. He has also played leadership roles such as US Head for Retail, Consumer Goods, & Transportation and Americas Head for Business Technology Services where he won multiple awards.
Hiral has an Engineering background, with a Master of Science (Computer Graphics/VR) from Washington State University and an Executive MBA from Iowa State University.
Anil Cheriyan Former SunTrust Bank CIO and Current Technology Transformation Leader
Former SunTrust Bank CIO and Current Technology Transformation Leader
Sandra Baker QA Manager, Worldpay
QA Manager, Worldpay
Sandra Baker is the QA Manager at Worldpay. With expertise in agile methodologies, quality assurance, process improvements and building teams, Sandr has a proven ability to transform QA organizations at the enterprise level. She is passionate about continuous improvements and accelerating testing practices.
Robina Laughlin Assistant Vice President, IT Quality Management, Guardian
Assistant Vice President, IT Quality Management, Guardian
Amin Chirazi Managing Director, Automators
Managing Director, Automators
Amin Chirazi is an analytical and creative leader who is determined to stay on the leading edge of technology. Driving transformation and change in highly complex global enterprise environments is both his expertise and passion. With a career spanning client-facing roles combining deep business and technical acumen with a balance of innovation, leadership, and execution. He has been a key influencer and strategist in delivering automating testing solutions to over 30 enterprise clients in 7 countries. His innovative solutions are known to increase speed and quality while generating significant cost reductions.
Craig Le Clair VP Principal Analyst Forrester Research, Forrester
Craig Le Clair
VP Principal Analyst Forrester Research, Forrester
Craig serves enterprise architecture and business process professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in automation, AI, and the future of work. His technology coverage areas include robotic process automation, AI solutions in financial services, and the potential workforce disruption due to these technologies. His 2019 book, Invisible Robots in the Quiet of the Night, has been met with wide acclaim. A prolific writer and speaker, Craig is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, and many other publications and media outlets. Dynamic case management, electronic signature, and customer communications management round out his coverage.
Roseanne Field Environment Manager, Vitality Health
Environment Manager, Vitality Health
Roseanne Field has worked in Testing for over 15 years now. Starting with User acceptance testing and then making the move to test manager and head of testing roles. During this time, she achieved the ISEB Practitioner Certificate in Test Management with Distinction. She is now the Non Production Environment Manager for Vitality Health where she is accountable for Release and Environment Management.
Babak Sadeghi Pre-Sales Consultant, Tricentis
Pre-Sales Consultant, Tricentis
Elise Carmichael Vice President, Enterprise Evangelist, Tricentis
Vice President, Enterprise Evangelist, Tricentis
Elise is the Vice President, Enterprise Evangelist 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.
Wayne Ariola General Manager, Tricentis RPA
General Manager, Tricentis RPA
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.
Franca-Sofia Fehrenbach Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis
Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis
Franca works at Tricentis as a Digital Transformation Strategist, where she defines the vision, concepts, and strategy for achieving digital transformation in enterprise environments. She currently specializes in robotic process automation (RPA), ensuring that customers have an optimal experience exploring, adopting, and scaling RPA to advance their enterprise automation goals.
Previously, Franca focused on Continuous Testing—helping customers streamline testing to accelerate innovation, improve cost efficiency, and reduce risk. 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.
Chris Trueman Tricentis LiveCompare
Chris Trueman is responsible for the Tricentis solutions for packaged applications, including SAP applications. He has a particular focus on the use of AI-powered change impact analysis to optimise SAP application testing. He joined Tricentis in 2019 from IntelliCorp where he was CTO. He still occasionally gets to write code.
Barbara Vlahos IT Manager, Global Quality Engineering, IHG
IT Manager, Global Quality Engineering, IHG
Mik Kersten CEO and Co-Founder, Tasktop
CEO and Co-Founder, Tasktop
Dr. Mik Kersten started his career as a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC where he created the first aspect-oriented development environment. He then pioneered the integration of development tools as part of his Computer Science PhD at the University of British Columbia. Founding Tasktop out of that research, Mik has written over one million lines of open-source code that are still in use today, and has brought seven successful open-source and commercial products to market. Mik’s experiences working with some of the largest digital transformations in the world has led him to identify the critical disconnect between business leaders and technologists. Since then, as CEO of Tasktop, Mik has been working on creating new tools and a new framework for connecting software value stream networks and enabling the shift from project to product.
Peter Drum Founder and CEO, Idea Science
Founder and CEO, Idea Science
Peter Drum is the founder and CEO of Idea Science, a Tricentis partner and Salesforce implementation partner. He brings over 20 years of experience in delivering enterprise software solutions via product and consulting organisations, in addition to founding a number of technology and consulting startups. Peter is frequently asked to speak about the nexus of marketing and technology strategy, and how new approaches to technology deliver can transform business models and outcomes. Peter has a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Systems Engineering with 1st Class Honours.
Callie McConnell Product Manager, Tricentis
Product Manager, Tricentis
Callie is a Product Manager at Tricentis, focused on setting strategy for the core products and delivering features that benefit testers. Callie bring a wealth of knowledge from a data and analytics background which helps her solve key customer problems by designing feature for qTest Insights. Callie has 7+ years of product management experience and is an all-around cool person.
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.
Nicholas Baynham Automation Architect
Involved in testing and automation for more than thirty years, Nicholas has built five different testing frameworks with new innovations and worked in as diverse industries as insurance, medical benefits, eCommerce, telecommunications, medical devices, registration and booking systems, as well as applications for brick and mortar commerce and hospital systems. He enjoys expanding his personal knowledge and skills as well as helping others succeed in the testing space.
Leandro Melendez Performance Testing Manager, QualiTest Group
Performance Testing Manager, QualiTest Group
Leandro has more than 20 years of experience on the IT business from Developer, DBA, Project Manager and others. The last 10 years he worked on the QA area, specifically on the Performance and Load testing area using tools as LoadRunner, JMeter, NeoLoad, AppDyn, Dynatrace and others. Has served multiple S&P500 customers all over the USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil and Austria. Author of the popular performance testing blog Señor Performo (www.srperf.com) where he curates a diverse set of learning material for performance testers and engineers. He is the producer and host of the Spanish language version of the PerfBytes podcast.
Sudan Anduze Senior Director of Operations Technology, Fannie Mae
Senior Director of Operations Technology, Fannie Mae
Francisca Danha Implementation Test Manager, Zellis
Implementation Test Manager, Zellis
Francisca is currently with Zellis as an Implementation Test Manager for the ResourceLink Consultancy Services team. She is responsible for planning and managing testing for customer implementations, to include System Integration and User Acceptance Testing. Francisca has worked in testing for over 12 years, with over 10 years at Test Management level. She has worked in testing across several industries such as risk management, facilities management, healthcare and more recently in payroll and human resources.
Christian Plaichner CXO, 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 a 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.
Judy Chung Director of Product Management, Tricentis
Director of Product Management, Tricentis
Judy is a Director of Product Management at Tricentis, focused on setting strategy for the core products and delivering features that benefit testers. Judy is passionate about incorporating customer feedback, as she joined QASymphony as the first Customer Success Manager. Judy has previous experience in consulting, implementing supply chain software for a global electronics manufacturer.
Georg Thurner Senior Product Manager, Tricentis
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.
Manish Mathuria Co-Founder, CTO & COO, Infostretch
Co-Founder, CTO & COO, Infostretch
Manish Mathuria is an experienced technology consulting and business leader. In his position as CTO & COO, Mr. Mathuria identifies and evaluates new technologies that can be practically applied to Infostretch’s customers. Mr Mathuria also consults directly with leading customers and is trusted for his advanced knowledge of technology systems management and his critical thinking and analysis. Mr. Mathuria has served as a senior technology consultant across Quality Engineering, software development, Cloud, SaaS and mobility for Fortune 500 firms and Silicon Valley startups. He speaks regularly at leading quality and software engineering conferences worldwide. Mr. Mathuria holds an Executive MBA from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science degree.
Kevin Dunne General Manager – Tricentis Flood, Tricentis
General Manager – Tricentis Flood, Tricentis
As the GM of Tricentis Flood, Kevin Dunne ensures his team’s continued commitment to innovation and delivering tools for creating software that scales. With a deep interest in the emerging trends in software development and testing, Kevin is dedicated to collaborating with thought leaders in this space. Kevin comes to Tricentis from Deloitte, where he managed testing on large government and Fortune 500 engagements delivering ERP implementations and custom software development. As one of the first employees at QASymphony, Kevin has seen many facets of the business working in sales, customer support, marketing, and product management. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University.
Dennis Kallies Head of Quality Assurance & Test Automation, Akquinet Cubit GmbH
Head of Quality Assurance & Test Automation, Akquinet Cubit GmbH
With about 11 years of experience with TOSCA, Dennis Kallies was one of the first consultants in Germany implementing TOSCA test automation in several companies. These implementations include customers with SAP Systems since 10 years. At an age of 39 he is still training and consulting companies and teams to ensure a customer success in test automation. At least, if you find the name Pelle in one of your test documents or repositories it could have been created by Dennis.
Jori Ramakers Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis
Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis
Jori Ramakers is a Digital Transformation Strategist specialized in defining vision, concepts and strategy to achieve DevOps in enterprise environments. He has a strong focus on Continuous Testing and a very strong customer-centric mindset.
Laszlo Simity Technical Services Manager, Sauce Labs
Technical Services Manager, Sauce Labs
Laszlo Simity is a Technical Services Manager at Sauce Labs, where he works with prospective, new and existing customers to adapt their Selenium and Appium test frameworks to enhance their parallel and cross browser testing capabilities. Laszlo has worked with a variety of customers in Europe and Asia in testing and test management for over 20 years.
Sai Niveda Senior Consultant, Tricentis
Senior Consultant, Tricentis
Sai is a Product Manager at Tricentis and has been in the testing industry for over 11 years. She has extensive experience in automation with a proven track record in implementing strategic testing solutions that help businesses overcome testing & process automation roadblocks. Sai’s customer-centric approach has led her to design and deliver robust solutions for a wide range of enterprise platforms, helping teams achieve high levels of productivity with automation. Her focus in Tricentis involves defining product strategy and designing innovative solutions to automate SaaS applications such as Salesforce, ServiceNow, Microsoft Dynamics 365 etc. Sai is passionate about making automation quick, resilient, effortless, and accessible to everyone.
Alain Traechslin Product Manager Tosca BI, Tricentis
Product Manager Tosca BI, 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.
David Colwell Director Innovation Lab, Tricentis
Director Innovation Lab, Tricentis
David Colwell has been in the testing industry for nearly 10 years. He started out as a data entry grunt, where he rapidly got sick of the repetitive work, and discovered a test automation tool, Win Runner from a conversation with someone in the testing team. He then automated his daily job and was subsequently given notice. However, the test manager took him under his wing and taught him everything there is to know about testing and test automation. This experience prepared him to become Automation Mentor for One Patch. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed as a Technical test lead at DX Solutions, a second-time BRW Fast 100 company. Over the course of the next 5 years, David got promoted to Head of QA at DX Solutions, with a team of over 85 test engineers, leads and managers. After leaving DX Solutions, he got hired by Tricentis, a start-up based in Austria to lead the APAC technical division as Lead Solution Architect. Tricentis recently received $US165m in venture capital, after being named Leader by both Gartner and Forrester in their 2016 Service Virtualisation and testing automation segments.
Christopher Chin Consultant, Tricentis
Christopher Chin is the Automation Consultant at Tricentis and has 8 years of experience in the QA industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.
Ryan Yackel Director Product Marketing, Tricentis
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.
Ivan Vanderbyl PO Load Testing, Tricentis
PO Load Testing, Tricentis
Ivan Vanderbyl is a self-taught software engineer and entrepreneur with a strong emphasis on simplifying user experiences for complex systems and building products that customers love. As the Product Manager for Load Testing at Tricentis, Ivan 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.
Gerta Sheganaku Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis
Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis
Robert Wagner Director Product Management, Tricentis
Director Product Management, Tricentis
Robert Wagner is currently a Director in Product Management. He started as tester at Tricentis more than 10 years ago and was a technical consultant for years before he joined the product management team. Robert and his Teams built a business readable and codeless service virtualization and API testing solution for Tricentis Tosca. He has extensive experience with web APIs and message-oriented middleware systems.
Hari Jaganathan Test Delivery Manager, Woolworths Group
Test Delivery Manager, Woolworths Group
Hari Jaganathan is a Test Delivery Manager working for Woolworths Group. His goal is to provide customers with the best customer experience when they shop across our 3000+ stores. Hari is very passionate about using context-driven/Agile practices/Continuous testing practices to deliver high-quality outcomes. Hari helps teams take responsibility for the quality, with a focus on team transformation and helping teams understand their purpose. In the last five years, the Woolworths Group team has won three different awards under the “Skill Transformation” category from Australian Computer Society. Last year Hari was runner up for Tricentis’ Testing Heroes Awards under “Test Manager of the Year” category.
Gijs Jekel Director, RPA Solution Architects, Tricentis
Director, RPA Solution Architects, 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.
Alexander Ertl Product Manager for SAP, Tricentis
Product Manager for SAP, Tricentis
Alex is a Product Management at Tricentis, focused on setting strategy for the core products and delivering features for SAP testing. Alex is passionate about incorporating customer feedback, as he joined Tricentis as Consultant first . Alex has previous experience in consulting, implementing CI/CD for SAP projects and Solution Manager 7.2 for a global oil and gas company based in Houston, Texas.
Denise Rigoni Product Manager, Sixsentix
Product Manager, Sixsentix
Denise is an expert in quality assurance throughout the entire DevOps lifecycle. Today she is working as product manager for QACube.
Before joining Sixsentix/QACube she worked as a project manager for more than 10 years within financial services. 10 years ago Denise changed her career path to focus on Quality Assurance. She built up the central testing department at a renowned Swiss Private Bank.
Denise holds a Master degree in biochemistry and completed additional studies in economics and informatics.
Alexandru Cusmaru System Validator, Siemens Mobility G.m.b.H.
System Validator, Siemens Mobility G.m.b.H.
Alexandru has 10+ years of experience in safety critical software and system testing, integration and validation. Alexandru is a passionate tester who is always looking for a way to improve his testing skills. Today, he is responsible for the generic ETCS (European Train Control System) system integration at Siemens Mobility GmbH in Braunschweig. In his spare time, he take part in crowd testing and usability projects, playing with his kids, watching American Football and enjoying craft beer.
Alfonsina Morgavi Founder, R+D & Innovation Director, QActions
Founder, R+D & Innovation Director, QActions
Alfonsina Morgavi is partner at QActions System SRL. For more than 20 years she has been exclusively dedicated to software quality assurance and quality control. She is the representative of Argentina in HASTQB (Hispanic America Software Qualification Board), she is a frequent speaker in national and international events and has written several articles about the specialty.
She actively promotes the professionalization of the activity, ISTQB certifications, the use of structured techniques and effective tools to support the achievement of maturity in functional, automated, performance and security tests.
During her more than 20 years of practice she has trained many testing teams not only in Argentina but also in other countries in the región, and she has created and organized an important number of productive testing teams, for continuous improvement of their technical skills.
John Reber Programme Test Manager, Agiltima
Programme Test Manager, Agiltima
John Reber has been working in test roles in the UK for nearly 20 years across a number of industries and on some ground breaking projects such as BBC iPlayer. Most recently, John built a QA practice consisting of 100+ testers on a large government digital transformation and implemented the SAFe approach. The programme also transitioned to a Continuous Deployment approach which proved very challenging for the test team and the programme as a whole.
René van Veldhuijzen Principal Test Automation Specialist, Squerist
René van Veldhuijzen
Principal Test Automation Specialist, Squerist
René is the Principal Test Automation Specialist for Squerist. He started Software Testing in 1998 at Sogeti, teaching TMap Next when it was being written to about 400 starting professionals. He learned some managerial skills as an Oracle Alliance Manager, before returning to his real passion……Software Testing, ranging from Test Management to Test Automation (as an ISTQB-CTAL TAE, using tools like ATS, QTP, Selenium and Tosca). During his career he has been involved with companies like Microsoft, Dutch Tax Authorities, Vodafone and the Justice department. René is also responsible for a team in the SouthWest region of the Netherlands (covering cities like Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Vlissingen) and is the partnermanager with Tricentis, Micro Focus and Parasoft.
Viktoria Praschl VP Customer Experience Strategy, Tricentis
VP Customer Experience Strategy, Tricentis
VP Customer Experience Strategy, Tricentis
Volker Müller Application Owner, Versicherungskammer
Application Owner, Versicherungskammer
Volker Müller joined Versicherungskammer, a German public insurance company, in December 2013. He got his start as a Test Automation Specialist and Test Case Designer, later he became the application owner in his company. His team of 6 members is responsible for the administration, maintenance and company internal support of Tricentis Tosca and RPA-Studio/Orchestrator. They are also developing RPA bot’s for the business department and they are responsible for the executions of some bot’s. He has experience with software projects since 1998 and since 2003 he is focused on test management and test automation.
Alex Tabisz Senior Consultant, Tricentis
Senior Consultant, Tricentis
Matthias Wienerroither Head of Quality Assurance, SPAR ICS
Head of Quality Assurance, SPAR ICS
Matthias Wienerroither is Head of Quality Asurrance at SPAR ICS and a Senior Project Manager. He has 10+ years of experience in in managing complex IT projects at multinationals. As Head of QA at SPAR Austria group he brings the vision “Continuous testing is a must” to reality. Since 2017 he leads the Digital Testing Center which greatly contributes to the success of the IT organization. He is a Tricentis Customer Advisory Board member, holds a degree in PM, IT & Economics and is passionate for FC Barcelona.
Braulio Obando Team Lead – Software Development Expert, Experian
Team Lead – Software Development Expert, Experian
With over 10 years of experience in the Test Automation field, Braulio started working as a technical consultant for Hewlett-Packard, and have a strong background working with financial institutions. Currently, Braulio works at Experian leading a team of automation developers using Tosca as the main automation tool for User Interfaces and API testing. Braulio was the first place winner for “Test Automation Expert of the Year” award category in the 2018 Tricentis Testing Heroes. Braulio is an ISTQB certified professional, Automation Specialist 2 and Test Design Specialist 2 for Tricentis Tosca.
Michael Jahn Senior Value Stream Architect EMEA, Tasktop
Senior Value Stream Architect EMEA, Tasktop
Michael Jahn is a Senior Value Stream Architect at Tasktop with over 16 years of experience in Agile, ALM, Integration, and is a certified ScrumMaster. In his current role, Michael helps organizations identify their end-to-end software value streams and visualize their flow of work to better optimize creation of business value.
Mark Schut Chapter Lead Tosca
Chapter Lead Tosca
Since 2005 Mark Schut (Valori) has worked with all kind of test tools always trying to speed up the proces of testing. When he met Tosca back in 2010, he saw a test tool, different from all existing test tools, and he liked what he saw. Since then he has been using Tosca in many projects and currently works as Tosca Architect to make sure organizations use Tosca the right way. Since 2016 he is Chapter Lead Tosca within Valori’s tribe Full-Stack Testing, leading a group of Tosca specialists.Together with Valori’s Chapter Pega, Mark’s Chapter created the Tosca Accelerator for Pega.
Keith McCarthy Director of Consulting Services, Tricentis
Director of Consulting Services, Tricentis
Keith is a Director of Consulting Services, focused on Enterprise implementation strategy and planning for the Tricentis suite of products. Keith coordinates delivery while maintaining plans for scaling and growth through his 16+ years in Quality Assurance Consulting. Previous employment experience has been centered on architecting and delivering solutions and consulting services around Quality Assurance Automation Testing.
Arunachalam Lakshmanan Senior Automation Solution & Transformation Consultant, Wipro
Senior Automation Solution & Transformation Consultant, Wipro
Arunachalam Lakshmanan has over 10 years of extensive Automation & Transformation experience in the industry supporting customers across the globe. Graduated MS Software engineering from Bits Pilani and currently working in Wipro as an Asia Pacific Application Engineering & DevOps solution SME driving transformations for customers across this Geo. Recently won the Sydney DevOps Hackathon championship.
Ferrie Wolff Solution Architect, Tricentis
Solution Architect, Tricentis
Pamela Ponce de Leon Hean Test Manager and Scrum Master
Pamela Ponce de Leon Hean
Test Manager and Scrum Master
Pamela is an experienced Test Manager and Scrum Master at Zürcher Kantonalbank, where she helps different teams improve their testing process. She has worked over 15 years in the banking industry. 2012 she decided to change her focus from business working to information technology, where she discovered her passion for testing methodologies and testing transformation.
Meghana Gowda Cofounder & CCO, Acronotics
Cofounder & CCO, Acronotics
Florian Stäuble Solution Architect, Tricentis
Solution Architect, Tricentis
Floyd Scott Solution Architect, Tricentis
Solution Architect, Tricentis
Floyd Scott has been in the ERP and Testing arena for over 20 years. Following several years at SAP he moved into the test automation and validation space where he has been for the past 15 years. Floyd currently serves as a Senior Solution Architect for Tricentis – helping existing and future clients discover the value of the Tricentis portfolio and apply it to meeting their company initiatives.
Henry Farris Chief Technology Officer, Tx3
Chief Technology Officer, Tx3
Henry Farris is the Chief Technology Officer for Tx3 Services. He is responsible for providing solutions and services for the Life Sciences industry IT and Quality organizations.
Henry has worked in Information Technology and Software Development organizations for over 20 years specializing in process and test automation. Prior to joining Tx3 Services, Henry was the Healthcare and Life Sciences Director of Technical Solutions and the Archive Manager Product Owner at Avnet Services. He was also a Practice Manager for Genilogix, focusing on HP Application Lifecycle Management and Performance Center implementations as well as training services.
Jason Lee Director of QA, Freelancer
Director of QA, Freelancer
Jason Lee has been practising in the software testing field for more than 14 years, both on the research and industry sides. He started his career as a Software Test Engineer with Motorola Technology and iWOW Pty. Ltd. He then took up a PhD research scholarship to further advance his passion in software testing at The University of Melbourne. His PhD thesis focused on spectral debugging, a white-box testing technique that uses test coverage information to help programmers locate bugs effectively.
He joined Dolby in 2011 and involved in leading QA effort and hands on test automation development. He worked in mobile application and embedded software testing especially in setup boxes for Amazon and Google.
He recently joined Freelancer as Director of QA overseeing the quality transformation for the organisation.
Uwe Klemt Senior Solution Architect, Tricentis
Senior Solution Architect, Tricentis
Uwe has a PhD in Mathematics and 20 years of experience in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Data Integration. He has worked as a consultant with system integrators including IBM GBS, Infosys, and ConVista before joining Tricentis and is a member of TDWI.
Craig Stewart CTO and SVP, Snaplogic
CTO and SVP, Snaplogic
Craig is an experienced product manager and team leader with expertise in pre-sales and technical management in fast-growing technology companies. Craig is also a contributor to the European development of Cognos, Powersoft, Sybase, iMediation and Sunopsis. His specialties include Cloud, Application and Data Integration, Integration, Database and application development tools.
Engin Demir Engin Demir, Technology Architect
Engin Demir, Technology Architect
Engin Demir is Technology Architect at BearingPoint, where he is responsible for method and tool innovations in quality assurance – with a focus on agile testing, test automation, Continuous Testing and tool orchestrations. He earned a Master of Science in Industrial Economics for Mechanics.
Patrick Thaler Automation Architect, Qualysoft
Automation Architect, Qualysoft
During his master studies in engineering, Patrick started his work as a Test Automation Engineer at Qualysoft and expanded his knowledge in all facets around the topic Software Development and Test Automation with the aid of the widely diversified projects together with Qualysoft and Tricentis. In the early year of 2019, he finished my master degree with the thesis topic of the automated creation of test case varieties based on behavior analyses during the application usage. He is now an Automation Architect at Qualysoft, supporting multiple projects with Tricentis Tosca in Test Management/CI/CD & DevOps.
Alex Kyriazis Senior Manager – Testing, ANZ
Senior Manager – Testing, ANZ
With over 30 years’ experience working in large corporate organisations, Alex has provided services to a broad spectrum of industry verticals including Banking, Telecommunications, Media, Gaming and Government sectors in management and senior leadership roles.
A specialist in Testing, Program and Release Management, he has worked across all facets of the Software Delivery Life Cycle utilising Waterfall, Iterative and Agile Methodologies.
Currently, Alex heads up the Quality Assurance and Vendor Management for the Group Payments Division with ANZ.
Elmar Pauwels Director Product Management, Tricentis
Director Product Management, Tricentis
Elmar Pauwels is Director of Product Management at Tricentis. In this role he is heading the Tricentis Tosca product as well as the new Test Design product. Before joining the product team couple years ago, Elmar worked in consulting with a focus on test methodology, test project conception and test automation in various customer projects across different industries like Finance, Insurance, Telecommunications and Healthcare.
Rick Porter Vice President of Business Development, Rev-Trac
Vice President of Business Development, Rev-Trac
Rick Porter is the Vice President of Business Development for Revelation Software Concepts (RSC) developers of Rev-Trac – an automated SAP change management platform. A specialist in SAP change control he has contributed to numerous forums on change management, agile and DevOps, based on more than 15 years of discussion with SAP IT teams on their goals and aspirations.
Chris Drake Director Product and Services, Rev-Trac
Director Product and Services, Rev-Trac
Chris Drake is the Rev-Trac Director of Product and Services and the driving force behind the product’s Integration and DevOps Tool Chain strategy that enables SAP IT teams to achieve agile and DevOps success.
Robert Ambrosch Solution Architect, Tricentis
Solution Architect, Tricentis
Robert Ambrosch has over 25 years of IT experience in software development and collaboration solutions. While working at Siemens, Rational and IBM he specialized on consulting companies to deliver better software in shorter time. Robert joined Tricentis in 2018 as a Solution Architect with a focus on agile dev-testing, to support customers on their continuous testing journey.
Abraam Samuel Technical BI Solution Architect, Tricentis
Technical BI Solution Architect, Tricentis
Gerhard Belina Senior IT Project Manager, SPAR ICS
Senior IT Project Manager, SPAR ICS
Gerhard Belina is a Senior IT project manager at SPAR ICS. He has 10+ years of experience in managing complex IT projects in multinational environments. Before joining SPAR ICS Gerhard worked as independent senior consultant for customers around the world, also in the role of a QA engineer for the defense industry. Since 2017 he is the acting IT project manager for all SPAR eCommerce Shops and manages cross-functional development teams. He holds a degree in Geo-Informatics, project management and is a passionate river surfer.
Björn Wiechmann Head Test Management, Bank Julius Baer
Head Test Management, Bank Julius Baer
Bjoern is a graduated mathematician, and ISTQB certified expert tester. He has 25+ years of software development and software testing experience, over the full scale from micro-size embedded systems to large scale hosts. Today he is responsible at Bank Julius Baer for the testing process, testing methods and testing tools. In his spare time he writes non-IT books, and visits the museums of modern art around the world
Ryan Burlage Global QA Manager, Aegon
Global QA Manager, Aegon
Ryan Burlage is currently focused on how Aegon Asset Management tests and delivers products to our customers by utilizing test automation. His expertise ranges beyond test automation where he developed in-house frameworks for test automation, as well as being a certified Scrum Master and SAFe 4 Practitioner. He has given webinars on “How Investing in an E2E Data Quality Strategy Ensures “Decision Integrity” for Aegon’s Investment Strategy”, and spoken at Eastern Iowa’s IIBA meetings on test automation. With 20 years’ experience in IT, he has aged enough to have picked up some real complexity and depth, and is knowledgeable enough to be effective.
Patrik Grill Test Engineer, Zürcher Kantonalbank
Test Engineer, Zürcher Kantonalbank
Patrik was born in 1979 and studied Software Engineering in Hagenberg/Austria. Following his studies, he worked as developer, implementing several test management tools and test robots. This background helps him, understanding how different technologies are working and how they can be automated. Meanwhile Patrik works as consultant for test automation at Firmtec AG and has over 18 years’ experience as automation specialist, working with several tools (thereof 10 years with TOSCA) in various business areas. Because of his strong technical background, challenging automation tasks are his fervor, according to the motto: “Everything can be automated; it is just a question of creativity”.
Lisandro Lopes IT CI/CD Engineer, Allianz
IT CI/CD Engineer, Allianz
Dirk Massing Managing Director, Reeeliance
Managing Director, Reeeliance
Dirk Massing has two decades of experience in the area of data warehousing & business intelligence. In his projects he supports his clients in developing their business intelligence & analytics roadmaps and in defining measures to accomplish the goals defined. He bears responsibility of design & architecture of complex big data solutions and coaches senior management.
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