WCSQ Speaker

Keynotes

Johnny Garcia Sebastiani

VP Systems and Processes; Entel (Peru)

Industrial and systems engineer with specialization in information technology and Master in Business Administration; and with more than 33 years of working experience.
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    Dorothy Graham

    Software testing consultant, speaker and author, UK

    Dorothy Graham has been in software testing for over 40 years, and is co-author of 4 books: Software Inspection, Software Test Automation, Foundations of Software Testing and Experiences of Test Automation.
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      Kenji Onishi

      Testing Evangelist / Chief Consultant; Gaio Technology Co., Ltd. (Japan)

      His main activities are in connection with software quality and testing as an evangelist for Gaio’s testing tools and customer’s quality or process improvement. read more

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        Dorothy Graham

        Software testing consultant, speaker and author, UK

        Dorothy Graham has been in software testing for over 40 years, and is co-author of 4 books: Software Inspection, Software Test Automation, Foundations of Software Testing and Experiences of Test Automation.
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          Michael Hidalgo

          DeepRecce, Costa Rica

          Michael Hidalgo is a Software Development Engineer and Application Security Engineer focused on writing secure code. During his career, he has been involved on challenging projects developing applications.
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            Leanne Howard

            Planit, Australia

            The globally recognized Agile expert Leanne Howard has over 25 years’ experience across IT most recently, as an Agile Practices Consultant and Scrum Master. She is a highly active international speaker and has been awarded for her innovations. Tutorial

              Kari Kakkonen

              Knowit, Finland

              Mr. Kari Kakkonen is an ISTQB Expert Level certified experienced consultant and trainer, working mostly with agile testing. He is working in Finland at Knowit; Nordic ICT services company and acts as Treasurer of ISTQB and Chair of Finnish Software Testing Board (FiSTB). Tutorial

                Angelina Samaroo

                Pinta Education Limited, United Kingdom

                Angelina Samaroo is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET. She began her career in the defence sector has over 27 years’ experience in engineering and IT. She is a co-author of 2 books on software testing and is an instructor for the ISTQB and iSQI courses.
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                  Erik van Veenendaal

                  Independent test and quality consultant, Bonaire

                  Erik van Veenendaal is internationally recognized testing expert and author of several books and numerous articles in the field. He is also one of the developers of the TMap testing methodology and the TMMi test improvement model. Erik is also former vice president of the ISTQB. Tutorial

                      John Vargas

                      OWASP, Peru

                      John Vargas is a Security Consultant with more than 9 years of experience and certifications in Information Security and IT Security. In the last years, John has performed security audits, ethical hacking, pentesting of web applications,… Tutorial

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                        Dani Almog

                        Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), Israel

                        Dani Almog: From Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE) and Ben Gurion University (BGU) – senior researcher and lecturer on Software Quality and test automation. Dani has very vast experience in the industry. Presentation

                          Amalia Alvarez

                          Qualy IT, Uruguay

                          Amalia Alvarez has a Master degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from ORT Uruguay University and a Bachelor degree in Systems Information Analysis also from ORT Uruguay University.
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                            Miguel Angel De León

                            Intellego, Mexico

                            QA Manager in Intellego (ISTQB Glod partner) with 12 years of experience in Information Technology, with a particular focus on quality assurance and performance testing. He has participated in government, retail, medical, pharmaceutical, financial… Presentation

                              Claudia Badell

                              Infragistics, Uruguay

                              Passionate software testing professional with over 10 years’ experience. Claudia works at Infragistics Uruguay as Senior Quality Engineer and she is part of the organization team of TestingUy. She is a Computer Engineer… Presentation

                                Graham Bath

                                T-Systems, Germany

                                Graham Bath is a principal consultant at T-Systems, Global Delivery Unit Testing Services and uses over 30 years of testing experience to support customers with test process improvements.
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                                  Mette Bruhn-Pedersen

                                  Avanti People, Denmark

                                  She works as a SAFe program consultant serving managers, teams and business stakeholders on their journey from a team based agile setup to a scaled setup with Agile Release Trains.
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                                    Michael Hidalgo

                                    DeepRecce, Costa Rica

                                    Michael Hidalgo is a Software Development Engineer and Application Security Engineer focused on writing secure code. During his career, he has been involved on challenging projects developing applications. Presentation

                                      Kari Kakkonen

                                      Knowit, Finland

                                      Mr. Kari Kakkonen is an ISTQB Expert Level certified experienced consultant and trainer, working mostly with agile testing. He is working in Finland at Knowit; Nordic ICT services company and… Presentation

                                        Daiju Kato

                                        WingArc1st Inc., Japan

                                        Daiju Kato is executive manager of BI quality department at WingArc1st Inc. He develops own evaluation process based on SQuaRE and ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119.
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                                          Vipul Kocher

                                          SALT - School of Applied Learning in Testing, India

                                          Vipul is a co-founder of SALT and Verity software and President of Indian Testing Board, the ISTQB board for India. Prior to that he co-founded and ran PureTesting, a testing services company. Presentation

                                            Viviana Laureyro

                                            Practia Global, Chile

                                            She has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Buenos Aires, with more than 14 years of experience as a Software Quality Consultant (in Argentina and Chile), providing services in Finance, Retail, Government and Financial companies. Presentation

                                              Alon Linetzki

                                              QualityWize™, Israel

                                              Alon Linetzki, Founder and CEO of QualityWize™, has been in the SW engineering, Quality Assurance and Testing for the last 3 decades, supporting organizations in improving their quality, development and testing processes… Presentation

                                                Rik Marselis

                                                Sogeti Nederland B.V., Netherlands

                                                Rik Marselis is one of Sogeti’s most senior Management Consultants, with over 35 years of experience in the IT industry. As a test consultant and test manager he assisted various organizations in improving the quality of their IT-systems. Presentation

                                                  Patricia McQuaid

                                                  California Polytechnic State University / ASQ / iSQI, Inc., USA

                                                  Patricia McQuaid, Ph.D., CISA, is a Professor of Information Systems in the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Her research interests include software quality, software testing, project management,… Presentation

                                                    Alfonsina Morgavi

                                                    QActions System SRL, Argentina

                                                    Alfonsina is partner and co-founder of QActions System SRL. She is dedicated for almost 25 years to the quality assurance and quality control of software. She is the representative of HASTQB in Argentina and regular speaker at national and international conferences. Presentation

                                                      Silvia Nane

                                                      Make It Work, Uruguay

                                                      Silvia has more than 20 years of experience in planning, management and execution of software testing throughout the whole product’s life cycle, working on different kinds of projects and platforms. She works in big software projects, delivering professional assistance in… Presentation

                                                        Akihiro Oishi

                                                        Hitachi, Ltd., Japan

                                                        Akihiro Oishi is senior Director of Quality Assurance Division at Hitachi,Ltd, a company with 30 years of experience in Quality Assurance of system & service technology business.
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                                                          Patricia Osorio Aristizabal

                                                          Choucair Testing S.A., Colombia

                                                          Apprentice and mentor in implementation of processes of knowledge management and software quality. Systems engineering with experience in the management and software project execution, maintenance and testing.
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                                                            Ingo Philipp

                                                            Tricentis, Austria

                                                            Ingo Philipp 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. Presentation

                                                              Sandra Sanchez-Gordon

                                                              Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Ecuador

                                                              Sandra Sanchez Gordon is doctoral student at the Department of Software and Computing Systems of University of Alicante, Spain, and professor of the Department of Informatics and Computer Sciences of National Polytechnic School of Ecuador. Presentation

                                                                Barış Sarıalioğlu

                                                                Keytorc Software Testing Services, Turkey

                                                                IT professional with 15+ years of experience as Information Technologies Consultant, Software Engineer, Software Developer and Software Tester for many different organizations.
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                                                                  Karina Segura Quiros

                                                                  NOVACOMP, Costa Rica

                                                                  Public Relations Officer. 15+ years of sales experience. Motivator of energy leadership. For 5 years he has been dedicated to the commercialization of solutions technologies like SAP, INFORMATICA, MICROSOFT and ORACLE. Currently account manager for Novacomp.

                                                                    Guillermo Skrilec

                                                                    GeneXus Consulting, Uruguay

                                                                    Master in Management of Technology Companies and Computer Systems Engineer from ORT Uruguay University.
                                                                    SQA Manager at GeneXus Consulting, responsible for the Testing/SQA area.
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                                                                      Nadia Soledad Cavalleri

                                                                      Baufest, Argentina

                                                                      Nadia Soledad Cavalleri lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is an information systems engineer (2008) and psychologist (2012). In 2009, she obtained the IBM – Rational Functional Tester certification with a grade of 100/100. Presentation

                                                                        Szilard Szell

                                                                        Nokia, Hungary

                                                                        During the last 16 years, Szilard’s main goal has been to help people become addicted to Software Testing within Nokia Network, and generally in Hungary. He is also the president of the Hungarian Testing Board.
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                                                                          Naoki Toko

                                                                          Hitachi, Ltd., Japan

                                                                          Naoki Toko is the quality assurance manager in Hitachi Ltd. He has worked for government and public Corporation system for fifteen years. He has been working with development process, test process, operation process…
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                                                                            Erik van Veenendaal

                                                                            Independent test and quality consultant, Bonaire

                                                                            Erik van Veenendaal is internationally recognized testing expert and author of several books and numerous articles in the field. He is also one of the developers of the TMap testing methodology and the TMMi test improvement model.
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                                                                              John Vargas

                                                                              OWASP, Peru

                                                                              John Vargas is a Security Consultant with more than 9 years of experience and certifications in Information Security and IT Security. In the last years, John has performed security audits, ethical hacking, pentesting of web applications, social engineering and code review… Presentation

                                                                                Sabrina Vazquez Soler

                                                                                Practia, Peru

                                                                                For more than 20 years she has been working in Practia, starting from Consultant to Regional Director. From very early in her career she began participating in projects that required regional integration, beginning with integrating provinces of Argentina,…
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                                                                                  Ronnel Vélez Manzano

                                                                                  NOVACOMP, Costa Rica

                                                                                  Degree in computer science from Nueva Esparta university in Venezuela, QA Service Manager at Novacomp. 10+ years of experience in quality assurance and software testing. ISTQB-CTAL-Test Manager Certificate and a member of HASTQB for more than 5 years.