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Program Committee


This year the program committee is chaired by Ard Kramer, who working with Miriam Miranda, and assisted by Graham Moran, using the input from the Review Committee, created the conference program for 2018.

 
Ard Kramer

Ard Kramer

Ard is a software tester from the Netherlands and he is working for Alten Nederland since 2008. He calls himself a Qualisopher which stands for someone “who loves truth and wisdom and at the same time is decisive to improve man and his environment” . This means he is interested in the world around us, to see what he can learn and he can apply in software testing. His dream is to participate, as a good qualisopher, in all kind of projects such as sports, culture or software testing. Projects which add value to our community: he wants to inspire other people by cooperation, fun and empathy and hopefully bring light in someone's life.

Miriam Miranda

Miriam Miranda

She has eleven years of experience in the software sector focused on testing, quality management, process improvement, user experience and management. She is defined as an advocate of agile methodologies, promoter of interactions between individuals and continuous improvement, as well as continuous delivery for the industrialization of the market. Additionally, she is an asset in the testing community providing talks, courses and master classes as well as offering consultancies and collaborations with university entities.
Miriam has worked for different leading companies in the sector such as Nokia, Telefonica and Nestle. Currently, she is QA Director at WinSystems Barcelona and manages large and complex projects that involve multiple platforms and applications, coordinating testing teams.

Graham Moran

Graham Moran

Graham Moran is a Software Quality Management Consultant, Agile Test Coach, Trainer & Speaker. With 20 years of experience in Software Testing & QA, Graham has managed many aspects of Software Quality and currently helps companies set up software testing departments and teams, guiding them with implementing test processes, strategies and tools as well as on-boarding and training.
Graham is currently Managing Director for nexo QA, a company dedicated to developing and organising software testing events & training, such as expo:QA and the Test Academy. Playing a fundamental part within the Software Testing community, nexo QA provides professionals with access to the latest best practices, trends and up-and-coming technologies relating to Software Testing & Quality Engineering.

 

Review Committee


Our Review Committee, a group of independant experts from the Software Testing field, were responsible for reviewing all the submissions made through the Call for Speakers and providing the Program Committee with the necessary input to make the final selection for this year's program.

 
Albert Valiente

Albert Valiente

For as long as I can remember, I have considered myself an insatiable learner and someone who pays close attention to detail. So, when the opportunity of working as a Quality Assurance Engineer arose, I accepted it without any hesitation. From that moment, I have tried to learn as much as I can from any QA practices, processes or workflows established in any company I have worked for. I really think that the more I know about the existing constraints, the more I can look for alternatives which can improve not only the status quo but also the team environment.

Almudena Vivanco

Almudena Vivanco

Almudena is a performance engineer in Telefónica I+D. She studied Applied Mathematics and Computing at the University of Oviedo. She has been working for 13 years in the field of software testing and quality engineering. Her work focuses on the end-user experience and the scalability of services for projects with a lot of burden around the world. She is involved in the design and development of performance testing infrastructures, mainly with open source tools. She has participated as a speaker at several international conferences such as Velocity, Devopsdays and Webperfdays.

Toni Robres

Antonio Robres

Antonio Robres is QA Manager at eyeOS and QA Manager at Roche in Barcelona, Spain. He is an engineer in Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and has a Master's degree in management of technology companies. He has worked for nine years in the field of software testing and quality engineering for different companies such as Telefónica, Gas Natural and Grifols. In addition, he is a regular speaker at international conferences and writes on the blog about testing at softqatest.com.

Daniel Garcia

Daniel Garcia

Daniel is a QA Manager with more than 10 years of experience on IT. Has experience in different business areas such as Defense, Healthcare, Telecommunications or Banking. Currently working as QA Manager at Broker Genius, an American company leader in pricing technology in the event ticket industry.
Focusing on management and process, is a he is a firm believer in the need to invest in human capital, and that with the right coaching, we can all develop our potential to the highest standards.

Enrique Sanchez

Enrique Sanchez

Enrique Sánchez-Bayuela is a QA Manager at Jobandtalent with experience in the complete system development life cycle, including the design, development and implementation of test plans, test cases and test processes. His experience focuses on the realization of a series of tests, such as: Functional, Integration, Sanity (Smoke), System / End-To-End, Limit, Regression, Environment / Accounting (Multiplatform / Cross-Browser), Unitary , using black box, gray box and white box approaches.

Isabel Vilacides

Isabel Vilacides

Isabel started her career as a developer, but ended up managing Quality Engineering teams for the last ten years. She has helped different companies achieve continuous delivery by improving their development, test and launch processes through automation and risk analysis: the Tuenti social network, the Rakuten video on demand service, JIRA and the Infrastructure Services division in Atlassian and currently CloudBees. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences such as Jenkins World, UKStars, Devops Days and itSMF.

Ivan

Ivan García

Consultant, Agile QA and Scrum Master. Wide experience working within agile methodologies like Scrum, KANBAN, XP Extreme Programming. I'm an agile management fan. I hands-on experience with different programming technologies and tools. Ambitious, tenacious and proactive consultant. Strong capacity for working in multidisciplinary teams and good soft skills, always trying to look for improvements. More than 8 years’ experience in agile software testing for International Clients and Projects both in USA and UE, working on client’s offices for some of them. Focus in deliver quality and helping others.

Javier Tuya

Javier Tuya

Javier Tuya is Professor in the Computing Department at the University of Oviedo. His current research interests are in the field of Software Testing, in particular for Database Driven Applications. He has been the manager in many research and technology transfer projects, and published in different international conferences and journals. He held the position of CIO of the University of Oviedo, and collaborates with ISO and UNE in the development of the 29119 standard.

Julia Duran

Julia Duran

Julia Duran is Specialized in Test Teams Management, Test Automation, Software Testing Methodology, Process Improvement, Metrics and Indicators. Model TMMi. Member of the working group that defines activities, tools, methodologies, metrics and indicators of applied Testing Area in the Indra Group.

Martino Turturiello

Martino Turturiello

I consider myself and expert in Software quality and testing, specifically on the automation testing. This means I can assist quality starting from choosing the right git flow, to write automation test( both functional and performance), to implement build pipelines, to orchestrate the entire CI/CD process. I have worked with a variety of industries, methodologies like Agile, and tools and I quickly adapt myself to the variety of tools and programing languages the company uses.

Ruben Fernandez

Ruben Fernandez

Rubén Fernández Álvarez has ten years of experience as a QA engineer in medical, gaming and services environment in different companies, including Grifols, Aurigae – Telefonica R+D, Zitro and Redbooth. He presently holds the role of SW QA Manager at Letgo, where he is responsible for test management in mobile and web. He is a qualified telecommunications and electronics engineer and is a certified Scrum Manager.

Silvia Ochoa

Silvia Ochoa

I came to the world of Testing and SQA, like many colleagues, by chance. In these 10 years I have worked in sectors as diverse as digital signature systems, electronic voting and the pharmaceutical industry. Agile environments, waterfall and hybrids. So much diversity has allowed me to create a global vision of the Software's quality. Currently working as Quality Control Manager of a pharmacovigilance system in Boehringer Ingelheim.

Tedi Roca

Tedi Roca

Tedi Roca is QA Manager and Operations at Logical Construct, with more than 10 years of work experience in different industries. He has a Master's Degree in IT Management, a Master's Degree in Quality Management, the Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration and the Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering. In addition, it is certified in ISQB, CMMI, ITIL and Cisco. His blog is tedi.es .

 
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