Speaker

Graham Bath

Principal Consultant "Digital Integration", T-Systems

Graham Bath is a principal consultant at T-Systems in the division Digital Integration, Agile Testing and uses over 30 years of testing experience to support customers with consultancy, training and test process improvements. Graham is the ISTQB Working Party chair for the Expert Level Certified Tester qualification and co-authored the new syllabus on Usability Testing. Graham is also a member of the German Testing Board as a frequent presenter and tutorial provider at conferences around the world. He co-authored the book “The Software Test Engineer’s Handbook”.

Sergii Bielousov

Senior Test Engineer, Quality Assurance GlobalLogic

Sergii Bielousov started his career as a System Administrator in 1993 and headed the IT department in 2010. In 2015, he switched to the QA.
Great experience in usage and administrating different OS and software, a lot of practice and professional knowledge in the IT sphere, economic education help him to be more efficient as a QA Engineer.
Sergii is a lecturer of the courses "ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager" & "ISTQB Agile Tester Extension" since January 2018.

Rex Black

President of RBCS

With thirty-five years of experience, Rex Black is President of RBCS, a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. Since 1994, RBCS has delivered consulting, expert services, and training to hundreds of clients worldwide. Ranging from Fortune 20 companies to start-ups, RBCS clients save time and money through higher quality, improved product development, decreased tech support calls, improved reputation, and more.

Rex is the past President of the ISTQB and of the ASTQB. He remains active in the ISTQB. He leads the Agile Working Group, is a lead author for the Advanced Test Manager syllabus, and participates in a number of other syllabus teams as well.

Thomas Geis

Chairman UXQB e.V.

Thomas Geis has been a full-time usability professional since 1993. After 10 years of usability testing, he specialized in user requirements engineering and structural product design. Thomas is editor of several ISO standards for usability and user experience.

Thomas’ roles and responsibilities include:

· Chairman of the International Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB)

· Managing Director of ProContext Consulting GmbH and

· Founder of the Working Group “Quality Standards “ of the German Usability and User Experience Association (German UPA)

· Head of the ISO Committee "Common Industry Format for Usability"

· Editor of ISO 9241-110 "Principles for human-system interaction"

· Co-editor of ISO 9241-112 "Principles for the presentation of information"

· Editor of ISO 25060 "Common Industry Format (CIF) for usability - General Framework for usability-related information"

· Editor of ISO 25065 "Common Industry Format (CIF) for usability – User requirements specification"

· Holder of the Usability Achievement Award of the German UPA (2013)

Dr. Armin Metzger

President GTB

Dr. Armin Metzger’s profound expertise in system and software quality and in software development processes and methods is based on 25 years of experience in industrial projects as well as in international research projects and associations such as OMG, ETSI and ISTQB. Dr. Armin Metzger is founding member and the current president of German Testing Board e.V.

Gathered in complex and safety relevant industrial domains like medical IT and automotive, his experience spreads from hands on testing projects to consultancy services and the development of business sections and training sectors.

Anton Muzhailo

Software Testing Lead, Code Space LLC

Anton Muzhailo started his career as a teacher in 2014 with the first ISTQB certified training course in Ukraine. Since that time, Anton has conducted tens of ISTQB certified trainings for evening students and internal trainings for different IT companies. Overall 250+ students attended his ISTQB Foundation and ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager courses.

Since 2011, Anton has been working for an international technology and multimedia company, which provides solutions for television and video industry.

Axel Rennoch

Computer Scientist, Fraunhofer FOKUS

Axel Rennoch is computer scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems in Berlin. As a member of the System Quality Competence Center he is involved / responsible for validation and testing projects on next generation networks and software technologies. He has project experiences with the development and validation of industrial test solutions using TTCN in the telecom and automotive area e.g. for ATM, B-ISDN, PNNI, VoIP/Sigtran, CCM, MOST, SIP+SDP and IMS, SIP/ISUP interoperability, SIP/ISDN interworking.

Speciality: TTCN-3 tutorials and trainings, SIP/IMS and IoT testing, CommonCriteria certification.

Stefan Sturm

Managing Director IREB GmbH

Stefan Sturm has been in the field of software and system development for over 20 years, starting from basic writing source code in many programming languages and technologies. His career path covered business analyst, requirements engineer, software architect, project lead to the definition of systems and development processes to create these systems.

From 1999 to 2011 Stefan was Managing Director of a software company located in Karlsruhe, Germany. With his team, he designed individual software applications for global players as well as for small companies in many different industrial sectors. Requirements Engineering and Business Analysis played a major role in these projects and are amongst his core skills.

From April 2010, he supported the international Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) e.V., the holder of the “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering” (CPRE) certificate as an external project manager. On April 1st 2011 he was appointed as Managing Director of IREB GmbH the operating company of IREB. In this position, he is responsible for all the numerous activities resulting from the worldwide growing success of the CPRE certificate.

Geoff Thompson

UK Director of Testing Services for Planit Testing, part of the global Planit Testing group

Geoff Thomson has a real passion for software testing, test management and process improvement.
He is a founder member of the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB), the TMMi Foundation, and the UK Testing Board and is currently the President of the ISTQB and Chairman of the UK Testing Board.
He co-authored the BCS book Software Testing - An ISEB/ISTQB foundation and is a recognized international speaker, keynoting in many conferences, and was the chair of EuroSTAR 2011.
In 2008 Geoff was awarded the European Testing Excellence Award, and in 2015 he was awarded the Software Testing European Lifetime Achievement award.