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ACCELERATE VIENNA 2019

Event Speakers

Sandeep Johri

Sandeep Johri CEO, Tricentis

Sandeep Johri

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

Wolfgang Platz Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Tricentis

Wolfgang Platz

Wolfgang Platz

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Tricentis

Wolfgang Platz brings over 20 years of technology experience to Tricentis. Wolfgang founded Tricentis in 2007 as a testing consultancy and laid the cornerstone for the development of our enterprise software testing product, Tricentis Tosca. Today, he is responsible for driving Tricentis’ vision for making Continuous Testing a reality for enterprise DevOps. Platz also oversees the delivery of product-related support and services to our customers. Prior to Tricentis, Wolfgang was at Capgemini as a group head of IT development for one of the world’s largest IT insurance-development projects. There, he was responsible for architecture and implementation of life insurance policies and project management for several projects in banks. Wolfgang holds a Master’s degree in Technical Physics as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Technology.

Brent

Brent Remai Chief Marketing Officer, Tricentis

Brent

Brent Remai

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

Hiral Chandrana SVP & Global Head – Modern Application Services, Wipro

Hiral Chandrana

Hiral Chandrana

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.  

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Anil Cheriyan Former SunTrust Bank CIO and Current Technology Transformation Leader

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Anil Cheriyan

Former SunTrust Bank CIO and Current Technology Transformation Leader

Sandra Baker

Sandra Baker QA Manager, Worldpay

Sandra Baker

Sandra Baker

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

Robina Laughlin Assistant Vice President, IT Quality Management, Guardian

Robina Laughlin

Robina Laughlin

Assistant Vice President, IT Quality Management, Guardian

Amin Chirazi

Amin Chirazi Managing Director, Automators

Amin Chirazi

Amin Chirazi

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 LeClair

Craig Le Clair VP Principal Analyst Forrester Research, Forrester

Craig LeClair

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 Fields

Roseanne Field Environment Manager, Vitality Health

Roseanne Fields

Roseanne Field

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

Babak Sadeghi Pre-Sales Consultant, Tricentis

Babak Sadeghi

Babak Sadeghi

Pre-Sales Consultant, Tricentis

Elise Carmichael

Elise Carmichael Vice President, Enterprise Evangelist, Tricentis

Elise Carmichael

Elise Carmichael

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

Wayne Ariola General Manager, Tricentis RPA

Wayne Ariola

Wayne Ariola

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

Franca-Sofia Fehrenbach Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Franca Sofia Fehrenbach

Franca-Sofia Fehrenbach

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

Chris Trueman Tricentis LiveCompare

Chris Trueman

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

Barbara Vlahos IT Manager, Global Quality Engineering, IHG

Barbara Vlahos

Barbara Vlahos

IT Manager, Global Quality Engineering, IHG

Mik Kersten

Mik Kersten CEO and Co-Founder, Tasktop

Mik Kersten

Mik Kersten

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

Peter Drum Founder and CEO, Idea Science

Peter Drum

Peter Drum

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

Callie McConnell Product Manager, Tricentis

Callie McConnell

Callie McConnell

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

Stefan Lauritzen Partner, BearingPoint

Stefan Lauritzen

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

Nicholas Baynham Automation Architect

Nicholas Baynham

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.

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Leandro Melendez Performance Testing Manager, QualiTest Group

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Leandro Melendez

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

Sudan Anduze Senior Director of Operations Technology, Fannie Mae

Sudan Anduze

Sudan Anduze

Senior Director of Operations Technology, Fannie Mae

Francisca Danha

Francisca Danha Implementation Test Manager, Zellis

Francisca Danha

Francisca Danha

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

Christian Plaichner CXO, Tricentis

Christian Plaichner

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

Judy Chung Director of Product Management, Tricentis

Judy Chung

Judy Chung

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

Georg Thurner Senior Product Manager, Tricentis

Georg Thurner

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.

Manish Mathuria

Manish Mathuria Co-Founder, CTO & COO, Infostretch

Manish Mathuria

Manish Mathuria

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

Kevin Dunne General Manager – Tricentis Flood, Tricentis

Kevin Dunne

Kevin Dunne

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

Dennis Kallies Head of Quality Assurance & Test Automation, Akquinet Cubit GmbH

Dennis Kallies

Dennis Kallies

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

Jori Ramakers Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Jori Ramakers

Jori Ramakers

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

Laszlo Simity Technical Services Manager, Sauce Labs

Laszlo Simity

Laszlo Simity

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

Sai Niveda Senior Consultant, Tricentis

Sai Niveda

Sai Niveda

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.

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Alain Traechslin Product Manager Tosca BI, Tricentis

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Alain Traechslin

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

David Colwell Director Innovation Lab, Tricentis

David Colwell

David Colwell

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

Christopher Chin Consultant, Tricentis

Christopher Chin

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, Tricentis

Ryan Yackel Director Product Marketing, Tricentis

Ryan Yackel, Tricentis

Ryan Yackel

Director Product Marketing, Tricentis

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

Ivan Vanderbyl

Ivan Vanderbyl PO Load Testing, Tricentis

Ivan Vanderbyl

Ivan Vanderbyl

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

Gerta Sheganaku Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Gerta Sheganaku

Gerta Sheganaku

Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner Director Product Management, Tricentis

Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner

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

Hari Jaganathan Test Delivery Manager, Woolworths Group

Hari Jaganathan

Hari Jaganathan

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

Gijs Jekel Director, RPA Solution Architects, Tricentis

Gijs Jekel

Gijs Jekel

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

Alexander Ertl Product Manager for SAP, Tricentis

Alexander Ertl

Alexander Ertl

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

Denise Rigoni Product Manager, Sixsentix

Denise Rigoni

Denise Rigoni

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

Alexandru Cusmaru System Validator, Siemens Mobility G.m.b.H.

Alexandru Cusmaru

Alexandru Cusmaru

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

Alfonsina Morgavi Founder, R+D & Innovation Director, QActions

Alfonsina Morgavi

Alfonsina Morgavi

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.

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John Reber Programme Test Manager, Agiltima

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John Reber

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.

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René van Veldhuijzen Principal Test Automation Specialist, Squerist

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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

Viktoria Praschl VP Customer Experience Strategy, Tricentis

Viktoria Praschl

Viktoria Praschl

VP Customer Experience Strategy, Tricentis

Viktoria Praschl

VP Customer Experience Strategy, Tricentis

Volker Müller

Volker Müller Application Owner, Versicherungskammer

Volker Müller

Volker Müller

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.

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Alex Tabisz Senior Consultant, Tricentis

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Alex Tabisz

Senior Consultant, Tricentis

Alex Tabisz

Matthias Wienerroither

Matthias Wienerroither Head of Quality Assurance, SPAR ICS

Matthias Wienerroither

Matthias Wienerroither

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

Braulio Obando Team Lead – Software Development Expert, Experian

Braulio Obando

Braulio Obando

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

Michael Jahn Senior Value Stream Architect EMEA, Tasktop

Michael Jahn

Michael Jahn

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.

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Mark Schut Chapter Lead Tosca

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Mark Schut

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

Keith McCarthy Director of Consulting Services, Tricentis

Keith McCarthy

Keith McCarthy

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

Arunachalam Lakshmanan Senior Automation Solution & Transformation Consultant, Wipro

Arunachalam Lakshmanan

Arunachalam Lakshmanan

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

Ferrie Wolff Solution Architect, Tricentis

Ferrie Wolff

Ferrie Wolff

Solution Architect, Tricentis

Pamela Ponce de Leon

Pamela Ponce de Leon Hean Test Manager and Scrum Master

Pamela Ponce de Leon

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.

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Meghana Gowda Cofounder & CCO, Acronotics

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Meghana Gowda

Cofounder & CCO, Acronotics

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Florian Stäuble Solution Architect, Tricentis

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Florian Stäuble

Solution Architect, Tricentis

Floyd Scott

Floyd Scott Solution Architect, Tricentis

Floyd Scott

Floyd Scott

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

Henry Farris Chief Technology Officer, Tx3

Henry Farris

Henry Farris

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

Jason Lee Director of QA, Freelancer

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

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

Uwe Klemt Senior Solution Architect, Tricentis

Uwe Klemt

Uwe Klemt

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

Craig Stewart CTO and SVP, Snaplogic

Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart

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 Engin Demir, Technology Architect

Engin Demir

Engin Demir

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

Patrick Thaler Automation Architect, Qualysoft

Patrick Thaler

Patrick Thaler

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

Alex Kyriazis Senior Manager – Testing, ANZ

Alex Kyriazis

Alex Kyriazis

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

Elmar Pauwels Director Product Management, Tricentis

Elmar Pauwels

Elmar Pauwels

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

Rick Porter Vice President of Business Development, Rev-Trac

Rick Porter

Rick Porter

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

Chris Drake Director Product and Services, Rev-Trac

Chris Drake

Chris Drake

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.

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Robert Ambrosch Solution Architect, Tricentis

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Robert Ambrosch

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

Abraam Samuel Technical BI Solution Architect, Tricentis

Abraam Samuel

Abraam Samuel

Technical BI Solution Architect, Tricentis

Gerhard Belina

Gerhard Belina Senior IT Project Manager, SPAR ICS

Gerhard Belina

Gerhard Belina

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.

Bjoern Wiechmann

Björn Wiechmann Head Test Management, Bank Julius Baer

Bjoern Wiechmann

Björn Wiechmann

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

Ryan Burlage Global QA Manager, Aegon

Ryan Burlage

Ryan Burlage

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

Patrik Grill Test Engineer, Zürcher Kantonalbank

Patrik Grill

Patrik Grill

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

Lisandro Lopes IT CI/CD Engineer, Allianz

Lisandro Lopes

Lisandro Lopes

IT CI/CD Engineer, Allianz

Dirk Massing

Dirk Massing Managing Director, Reeeliance

Dirk Massing

Dirk Massing

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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