expo:QA'17
 

2017 Speakers

 
Almudena Vivanco
 

Almudena Vivanco

Almudena is a Performance Engineer at Telefónica I+D. She studied Applied and Computational mathematics at Oviedo University. She has been working for 13 years in the field of software testing and quality engineering and her work focuses on end user experience and service scalability for worldwide projects with heavy traffic.


She is involved in the design and development of performance test infrastructure mainly with open-source tools. She has participated as a speaker in several international conferences such as Velocity, Devopsdays and Webperfdays.

 
Antonio Robres
 

Antonio Robres

Robres is QA Manager at Telefonica R+D in Barcelona. He studied Telecommunications Science at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia and has a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Management. He has been working for 9 years in the field of software testing and quality engineering for different companies such as Telefonica, Gas Natural and Grifols. His work focuses on the design and automation of several testing projects, mainly in the field of web services. He is also a regular speaker in international conferences.

 
Andy Glover
 

Andy Glover

Andy Glover has been working in software development for over 18 years, the majority of the time in software testing. His current role is Head of Testing at Exco InTouch, managing 3 teams of testers working on mobile apps used in clinical trials. Andy has written a couple of books, including the popular "The cartoon Tester".

 
Ard Kramer
 

Ard Kramer

Ard Kramer started testing in 1997. Besides other roles such as project manager, he found out that the testing is the most beautiful roll in IT. He likes to share ideas and therefore loves to visit conferences as both an attendee and a speaker.

 
Attila Fekete
 

Attila Fekete

Attila Fekete is a Quality Manager at NNG, the world leader in car navigation industry. He has over 18 years of experience in software engineering. He currently oversees all sort of process development activities; from project management, through requirement management, development, testing, among others.


Attila formerly held several senior testing and test management positions at Ericsson and is experienced both in Telecommunication and Navigation domain. He is also an enthusiastic speaker and a community builder and had been involved in the kick-off of the largest software testing meet-up in Hungary and the HUSTEF software testing conference as a Programme Committee member.

 
Christiane Melo
 

Christiane Melo

Christiane Melo has a Master's Degree in Educational Sciences and is a specialist in Educational Informatics (FAFIRE). She has over 20 years’ experience in Educational Computing and in Educational Technology at the Bradesco Foundation in Positivo Informática and the Center for Telehealth (UFPE) Acted in Elementary Education, Middle and Upper as Applied Informatics Professor in Information Systems courses, Administration and optometry.


She currently works for the NGO Integrarte with ICTs for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities and is partner and founder of t-access testing and accessibility, acting as a Systems Analyst in Educational and Business Accessibility.

 
Cristiano Cunha
 

Cristiano Cunha

Cristiano Cunha is the lead tester for the automation area in Farfetch, he is passionate about testing, automation and delivery process improvement. He started his career as a developer and evolved to be a tester, now working for over 7 years in the area.


His career path having been on both sides of the trenches provided him with a unique view of process and the challenges it puts forward. Having worked in start-ups as well as in multinational corporations, he has closely followed the delivery process evolution and the growing importance of test automation within this process.

 
Enrique Sanchez
 

Enrique Sanchéz

Enrique is a Computer Engineer who has been working for the past 6 years in the world of QA and Testing. Throughout his career he has worked for large companies such as BBVA and Telefónica as well as start-ups like Tuenti and Jobandtalent, combining setting up teams and processes with automation. He is currently Lead QA in Cabify where one of his goals is to add AI to the world of testing.


In his spare time he teaches at U-Tad University while trying to obtain a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence and also co-organises #MADQA.

 
Fran O'Hara
 

Fran O'Hara

Fran has 30 years’ experience in the software industry having worked in development, test, management and now quality consulting. Fran specialises in pragmatic approaches to lean/agile, quality/testing, and associated practices. For the last 10 years, a key element of his work has been providing agile/lean coaching, training and advisory support to organisations transitioning to agile/Scrum with a particular emphasis on agile testing.


He is co-organiser of Agile Tour Ireland and a co-founder of the Irish SIG in Software Testing - SoftTest. His tutorial, ‘Metamorphosis – Moving to Agile and Staying Agile’, was voted best tutorial at EuroSTAR 2016 in Stockholm.

 
Gerie Owen
 

Gerie Owen

Gerie Owen is a Test Architect who specialises in developing and managing test teams. She has implemented various Quality Assurance methodology models, and has developed, trained and mentored new teams from their inception.


Gerie manages large, complex projects involving multiple applications, coordinates test teams across multiple time zones and delivers high quality projects on time and within budget. In her everyday working life, Gerie brings a cohesive team approach to testing. She has also presented at several conferences and authored articles on testing and quality assurance.

 
Gloria and Aida
 

Gloria and Aida

Gloria and Aida are two QA professionals with more than five years of experience in the field. They love being part of the development cycle and help improving processes. They are advocates of Agile methodologies, promoting interactions between individuals and continuous improvement.


Among others, their skills as QA professionals include manual and automated testing, requirements analysis, bug management, and release management.


They also love sharing their experiences with other QA professionals and learning new things. They are founders of @bugbusters, a meeting point for tech professionals interested in quality.

 
Isabel Evans
 

Isabel Evans

Independent quality and testing consultant, Isabel Evans has more than thirty years of IT experience in the financial, communications, and software sectors. Her work focuses on quality management, software testing and user experience (UX), She encourages IT teams and customers to work together, via flexible processes designed and tailored by the teams that use them.


Isabel authored Achieving Software Quality Through Teamwork and chapters in Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an eXtreme Testing Environment; The Testing Practitioner; and Foundations of Software Testing.


A popular speaker and story-teller at software conferences worldwide, Isabel is a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, Programme Secretary of the BCS SIGiST, and has been a member of software industry improvement working groups for over 20 years.

 
Israel Rogoza
 

Israel Rogoza

Israel Rogoza is an experienced QA & Professional Services Engineer with more than 7 years of enterprise software development and testing. For the last 3 years, he has been the QA Tech Lead at HPE Software responsible for the backend automation and manual testing of the StormRunner Load and LoadRunner load testing products, this role also includes strong awareness and technical commitment to customer needs.


Prior to HPE, he was a Professional Services team leader at NCR.He’s highly experienced and has a solid understanding of a diverse range of business management skills and strives to be successful in any role.

 
Juan Pedro Escalona
 

Juan Pedro Escalona

Juan Pedro Escalona is a DevOps Administrator who has a keen interest in Open Source projects. He specialises in virtualization (EC2, OpenStack, KVM) and networking, and is also a Python and Django framework development enthusiast.

 
Julian Harty
 

Julian Harty

Julian speaks, presents, facilitate and teaches at conferences and workshops globally and has have given keynotes in multiple countries over the years. Another role he he enjoys is coaching and a mentoring, where he’s equally happy to work with senior vice presidents as junior engineers.

 
Maximiliano Mannise
 

Maximiliano Mannise

Maximiliano has a degree in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Católica del Uruguay. He is Director of the Software Quality Assurance at the Instituto Tecnológico de Informática Valencia, Spain. He has worked as a professor at Universitario Autonomo del Sur (Montevideo) and has participated in research projects in software quality and software testing, founded by the Spanish Government or by industry. Since 2007 he has been working at ITI on projects related to software quality testing, research, and diffusion activities. Previously he worked for over 9 years at IBM Uruguay, including over 2 years as a Test Project Manager.

 
Micael Gallego
 

Micael Gallego

Micael Gallego earned a PhD on Computer Science from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) in 2008. He has more than 10 scientific publications of high impact areas like Operation Research and the Internet. He has participated in several national and European research projects and is assistant professor with over 12 years’ experience in areas such as Web Development, Distributed Computing and Extreme Programming


Micael Gallego is co-director of CodeURJC, a service focused on consultancy and training in software development, quality assurance and deployment in cloud environments. He also is a regular speaker at national software development conferences.

 
Mike Jarred
 

Mike Jarred

Mike Jarred is a testing practitioner with over two decades of experience in Software Testing and Quality Management gained in a diverse range of industry domains. Mike works for the Financial Conduct Authority as a Senior Manager leading their Solution Delivery Optimisation team.


He is passionate about optimal methods for delivering software, as well as software testing and using information generated by project teams to improve both software quality, and to initiate organisational improvement.


Outside of his work at the FCA, Mike is the Programme Chair for the Assurance Leadership Forum. He also mentors Test Managers, as well as attending and speaking at conferences to continue his education in testing.

 
Patxi Gortazar
 

Patxi Gortázar

Patxi Gortazar is an author and PhD scholar in Computer Science. With over 12 years’ experience in teaching and giving talks at conferences, he works as a DevOps specialist at Kurento, a WebRTC project, managing the CI infrastructure on a large scale.

 
Paul Gerrard
 

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance, specialising in test assurance.


He has presented keynote talks and tutorials at testing conferences across Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa and occasionally won awards for them. Educated at the universities of Oxford and Imperial College London, he is a Principal of Gerrard Consulting Limited, the host of the UK Test Management Forum and the Programme Chair for the 2014 EuroSTAR testing conference.


In 2010 he won the EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award and in 2013 he won the inaugural TESTA Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the Programme Chair of the EuroSTAR 2014 conference. He's been programming since the mid-1970s and loves using the Python programming language.

 
Paulo Matos
 

Paulo Matos

Paulo José Matos graduated in 2007 at School of Technology and Management (Portalegre) and began his career as a Software Tester at Banco Mais (a Portuguese bank) in 2008, and a year later moved to a specialized testing company.


In 2015, he was awarded his master’s degree, where he specialised in "the contribution of software testing to its conception more efficient in terms of energy" and was classified as excellent by public University “Aberta”, Lisbon.


Paulo is currently PMO and responsible for Quality & Processes for a Portuguese banking project involving over 170 people.

 
Peter Marchall
 

Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall is currently Chief Technical Officer of Planday in Denmark, and Principal Consultant at Lean Software Services, a training and consultancy company with offices in Madrid, Barcelona, and London.


He has been involved in commercial software development for over 16 years, with practical experience implementing organisational, architectural, and engineering change in small, medium, and large enterprises.


His key interests are devops adoption, continuous testing, architecture, and organisational change.

 
Peter Varhol
 

Peter Varhol

Peter Varhol is a well-known writer and speaker on software and technology topics, having authored dozens of articles and spoken at many industry conferences and webcasts. He has advanced degrees in computer science, applied mathematics, and psychology, and is currently a community evangelist at Dynatrace, an international software testing and application monitoring company. His past roles include technology journalist, software product manager, software developer, and university professor.

 
Raji Bhamidpati
 

Raji Bhamidpati

Raji Bhamidipati is a Software Tester by heart and a Scrum Master by profession. When Raji first started her career in software testing, she believed that as a tester she would be helping improve quality of products being delivered. Over the recent few years, Raji has realised that the way a team works together has a huge impact on quality and delivery. This realisation triggered a desire to learn more about effective teams. Having worked with some wonderful Scrum Masters, she has found her calling in this role.

 
Sonali Patro
 

Sonali Patro

Sonali Patro is an engineering graduate in Information Technology. After graduation from Bijupatnaik University (Orissa) in 2007, she worked as a lecturer in an engineering college, then with IBM as a Trainee Engineer and then with Symphony and Tangoe. She is currently Senior Test Engineer at Happiest Minds Technologies.

 
 Jose Moreno
 

José Moreno

José Antonio Moreno Galeano Is a Technical Engineer in Computing from the Faculty of Informatics by the Polytechnic University of Cáceres, with 20 years of experience in the Information Technology sector and a wide experience as a Security Engineer / Pentester, acquired in projects of biometric security, fingerprint identification and computer security audits.

 
Ignacio Lopez
 

Ignacio Lopéz

Ignacio Lopez is currently the Director of the Risk Governance Area at LEDAmc (consulting firm specialized in supplier management in terms of quality and productivity): After working for 10 years in Development teams, he has specialized over the last 15 years in subjects related to management of testing software optimization, as Director of SQA in different companies (Meta4. InOutTV….) and leading the Testing software business areas in several consulting firms (Aventia, LEDAmc) and helping to implement the testing process in large companies. Ignacio is a computer engineer by the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”. During the last years he has found out the power in the use of Function points related to Testing software and quality to optimize and control processes.

 
Luis Andrade
 

Luís Felipe De Andrade

Luís Felipe de Andrade is the founding member and president of Morphis, established in 1996, a company at the forefront of international research and development led by models, reengineering and modernization.


He graduated on computational sciences in 1987 in the Faculty of Sciences in the University of Lisbon and since then he has participated in numerous research projects and publications on the field of architectures “Model Driven Architectures” and “Software Reengineering”.


As a partner and general director of functions at Morphis, he is directly involved with the development of the company's products and with the global internationalization process in which the company is now engaged. His technical expertise and technology vision was used by the main institutions in the United States, Europe and Brazil, as well as by the Portuguese Government to redesign and modernize some of its IT infrastructures, allowing these institutions to be more competitive and agile in their business domains.

 
Jose Rodriguez
 

José Rodríguez

José Andrés Rodríguez is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Universidad Politecnica in Valencia and has over 15 years of experience in the testing world. He has participated in many test automation projects, using different tools and frameworks. He has created automated tests, delivered consulting services, implemented testing methodologies and continuous integration. As well as created continuous delivery processes, provided training and enabled test teams both with on-site and off-shore teams. José Andrés is currently working as a Delivery Manager at Softtek.

 
Albert Tort
 

Albert Tort

Albert Tort is a Software Control & Testing specialist in Sogeti Spain. Previously, he served as a researcher at the Services and Information Systems Engineering Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech. As a member of the Information Modeling and Processing (MPI) research group, he focused his research on conceptual modeling, software engineering methodologies, OMG standards, knowledge management, requirements engineering, service science, semantic web and software quality assurance.

 
Rafael Cal
 

Rafael Cal

Rafael is Technical Director and Solution Designer at CAST Software for the Iberian Peninsula and LatAm markets, in charge of supporting commercial operations in that territory. With more than 33 years dedicated to the IT sector, being part of global leaders, combines a solid technical and commercial experience, related to software development and maintenance, software life cycle management and ADM outsourcing services. Prior to CAST, he held various positions at Capgemini over 18 years, always related to business development and account management for large accounts. Previously, he was an entrepreneur taking part of the creation of a consulting company dedicated to providing services around the management of large information systems. The beginning of his professional career took place at IBM, where for 11 years he held various technical and leadership positions within the Information Systems organization.


Rafael is a Civil Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a Master in Strategic Management and Innovation Management from the IUP (Universidad Carlos III y Politécnica de Barcelona).

 
Jose Muñoz
 

José Muñoz

José Manuel has been in the world of software quality since the beginning of his career.


He began working as developer at TCPSI, at the same time he was collaborating as an associate professor at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid


As a consultant, he was part of the team of Visure Solutions, a consulting company focused on the requirements and quality of the software.


He has worked in several markets (Australia, UK, Sweden, Portugal, Spain) and in 2010 he specialized in the presales services, tools and solutions related to quality. Since 2016, he is part of the pre-sales area of Globe Testing


He is passionate about new technologies, they have definitely had influenced their professional career.

 
Leo Diaz
 

Leo Díaz

He has been working at DEISER since 2008 becoming one for the most important Atlassian expert in Spain. His knowledge of JIRA Softaware is huge, but also his deep expertise with Bitbucket, JIRA Service Desk and Confluence.


Leo has been working leading Atlassian tools implementation projects with companies of different sizes and actitivies: Startups, IBEX35 corporations, and Finance, Energy, Tourism, IT Services, Marketing, and so on…


He is the proud owner of a double ACP certification (Atlassian Certified Professional): ACP-100 (JIRA Admin) & ACP-300 (Agile Development with JIRA Software)


He will talk for the very first time at ExpoQA, where he will explain his vision about the new rol of QA and CasC (similar to DEVOps revolution) focusing on Atlassian Tools: Bitbucket, Bamboo or JIRA Software, the best ones he masters.

 
Miguel Rial
 

Miguel Rial

Miguel Rial holds a Telecommunications Engineering degree from University of Vigo, and has developed his career over the past 17 years in the field of management software, particularly in application lifecycle management solutions sales. Throughout his career he has worked for different companies such as Telefonica I+D, Telefonica Móviles, Mercury, HP and HPE, as test engineer, sales engineer and business developer for development and testing solutions in Spain an Southern Europe. Currently Miguel is Business Consultant for the EMEA Southern region at HPE Software.

 
Silvia Jimenez
 

Silvia Jiménez

Throughout her career, Silvia Jiménez has accumulated an extensive knowledge of software projects, methodology and quality, which have enabled her to lead software development projects and testing services for different companies.


In 2004 she started her specialization in testing. Since 2012 she is part of the Testing factory that Sopra Steria created for giving service to one of its most important clients. There she has successfully developed the role of Continuous Improvement Manager, making her worthy of being part of the Sopra Steria testing referral network.

 
Enrique Almohalla
 

Enrique Almohalla

I’m responsible for business development at netZima.


My mission is helping companies and individuals to adopt IT technology to boost performance and work more efficiently. I’ve been doing so for more than 20 years. First as a consultant working for one of the top consultancy firms, and since 2001 as a co-founder and business leader of netZima, the company behind icaria technology.


I also enjoy being a part-time associate professor at IE Business School, where I’m able to develop my interest in knowledge sharing and investigation.

 
Andres Fernandez
 

Andrés Fernandéz

Degree in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, with a Master's Degree in Marketing and Commercial Management and another in Financial Markets. Belonging to the Testing unit of NTT DATA - everis, with more than 10 years experience in testing projects in the main clients of the Spanish financial system, specializing in integration projects and banking segregation.

 
Eduardo Riol
 

Eduardo Riol

Eduardo Riol is Technical Leader at the Centre of Excellence on QA & Testing in atSistemas. He coordinates and executes services related to Software Quality Assurance and Test Automation. He has previously worked for several technological organizations in the definition and integration of Agile Methodologies for development and testing. He is currently interested in the control of technical debt, BDD and QA integration in Agile and DevOps environments. He is Software Engineer by Valladolid University.

 
Christine Green
 

Christine Green

Christine Green is the owner of IPbyGreen a company that provides consultancy services with focus on improving process, performance and productivity for both software providers and clients purchasing software services. Christine’s main focus as a consultant is to aim for smarter and more cost sufficient software services. With more than 20 years of experience with optimization of the software services Christine Green is considered an industry expert in execution of process improvement with special focus on Benchmarking, Metrics, Measurement and Estimation. Christine Green is certified IFPUG CFPS, PMI PMP and LSS Black Belt. In addition to her consultancy work Christine Green is an executive board member of the International Function Points User Group (IFPUG) and International Software Benchmark Standards Group (ISBSG) and volunteers for the improvement of industry standard processes related to her focus areas.

 
Alfredo García
 

Alfredo García


Licenciado en Informática por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Responsable del Centro de Excelencia de QA y Testing en Indra


Inicia su carrera profesional en el sector de Defensa y Espacio, participando en proyectos de simulación de aviónica y desarrollo de software de control para satélites, tanto desde la industria privada como pública. En la última etapa se responsabiliza de la validación del software embarcado del satélite MINISAT (primer satélite científico español).


En el año 1998, cambia de sector al de Telecomunicaciones, involucrándose desde empresas del grupo Telecom Italia en el lanzamiento y evolución de los sistemas de información de empresas de telefonía móvil como Amena – Orange. Hasta el año 2006, desempeña diversas funciones en este sector, concluyendo esta etapa como Director de Operaciones de GepinSoft.


Desde el año 2007 forma parte de Indra Sistemas, participando inicialmente en proyectos de Business Analytics, y responsabilizándose de área de Pruebas desde 2010. Actualmente dirige el Centro de Excelencia de QA y Testing de Indra, con proyectos de aseguramiento de la calidad para las principales empresas de sectores de Banca, Telecomunicaciones o Energía, e incluyendo la coordinación de capacidades y unidades internacionales de Testing en LATAM, Europa o Extremo Oriente.

 
 
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