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.
Wayne Ariola Chief Marketing Officer, Tricentis
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.
Franca-Sofia Fehrenbach Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis
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.
Chris Trueman CTO, IntelliCorp
Chris Trueman is responsible for IntelliCorp’s product development, innovation, technical support and EMEA operations. Mr. Trueman joined IntelliCorp in 1994 and held key roles across the Products, Services and Support groups before being appointed CTO in 2003. He still occasionally gets to write code.
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.
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.
Brandon Sims Automation Architect, Tricentis
Automation Architect, Tricentis
Brandon Sims is an experienced consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry with an emphasis in the power sector. Brandon is a strong business development professional skilled in Business Processes, SAP Basis, Management, SAP ERP, C#, and Java. Brandon has demonstrated excellence with creating object oriented frameworks for testing environments while leveraging the Service Oriented Architecture for today’s complex business systems.
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.
Stefan Januscke Product Manager, Tricentis
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.
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.
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.
Marcin Blaszczyk Product Owner SAP, Tricentis
Product Owner SAP, Tricentis
Marcin Blaszczyk is the Product Owner SAP at Tricentis. He has been in the QA industry for 5 years.
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.
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.
Tim Koopmans Director Engineering, Tricentis
Director Engineering, Tricentis
Tim Koopmans is a performance testing expert dedicated to making open source load testing tools and cloud testing infrastructure accessible to everyone. Tim engineered the Flood “shared nothing” architecture and holds the key to its unparalleled scalability and throughput. He also developed Ruby JMeter. Prior to Flood, Tim spent more than ten years as a performance and development consultant for companies across retail, finance, telecom, and government sectors. Tim also served as an Australian Army Officer for ten years.
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.
Elise Carmichael Vice President, Enterprise Evangelist, Tricentis
Vice President, Enterprise Evangelist, 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.
Abraam Samuel Technical BI Solution Architect, Tricentis
Technical BI Solution Architect, Tricentis
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.
Robert Wagner Director Product Management, Tricentis
Director Product Management, 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.
Gerta Sheganaku Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis
Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis
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 Managing Consultant, Tricentis
Managing Consultant, Tricentis
Alexander Ertl is a Managing Consultant at Tricentis. Prior to being a Managing consultant, Alexander was a Senior Consultant / Automation Architect at Tricentis, where he was responsible for the creation of custom reports for Tosca.
Chase Oubre Senior Consultant
Chase Oubre is a Senior Consultant at Tricentis. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The University of Southern Mississippi.
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