We are delighted to present our 2019 EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference Committee.
The EuroSTAR programme is created by the community for the community. Our 2019 conference will be led by Isabel Evans as Programme Chair who, together with her committee will review each and every speaker submission to create the very best selection of keynotes, tutorials, track talks and workshops for our 1,000 plus delegates. We are very excited by the range of talks and topics that have been submitted already and look forward to a diverse and engaging programme for 2019.
There is still time to submit to speak at the 2019 EuroStar Software Testing Conference – Submissions close Monday 4th February. See more details about the conference theme and how to submit.
Programme Chair - Isabel Evans (U.K.)
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 that are 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. Isabel was also the recipient of the 2017 EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award.
Ioana Chiorean (Romania)
Ioana is a software engineer that has more than 9 years testing experience with a specialization in mobile apps. Currently located in Romania she is leading a number of teams in a digital innovation leading company, Softvision. These teams are responsible for several mobile apps. Web compatibility and testing IAM and community participation tools. She is the Module Owner for Mozilla Reps - a program that unites volunteers from around the world. As one of Moz Tech Speakers, she takes the stage and talks about different technical topics or community building subjects. In her free time, Ioana contributes to Open Source projects while enjoying a coffee or a good wine.
Gitte Ottosen (Denmark)
Gitte Ottosen is a managing consultant at Capgemini-Sogeti Denmark and has 22 years experience in test engineering and test management, in both traditional and agile contexts. Gitte works with test management, test process improvement and supports projects and companies in their agile transition with her quality perspective. In her current assignment she supports an agile transition within a SAFe framework, ensuring a sufficient and proactive quality perspective. As a self-confessed test evangelist who preaches the need for a structured and committed approach to testing, Gitte is a strong advocate for a context-driven approach, a role requiring profound professional insight, passion, and persistence—qualities that Gitte holds in abundance. Gitte holds a number of certificates within testing as well as agile; ISEB Practitioner, CAT, TMap Test Engineer/Master and Certified SCRUM Master. She is a SAFe Program Consultant and is member of SogetiLabs
Jean-Paul Varwijk (Netherlands)
Jean-Paul Varwijk is a software engineer, currently in the role of IT4IT Product Owner Automation, at Rabobank. He is passionate about testing and quality, and thrives on advancing the craft wherever he is involved. Jean-Paul is involved in testing since 2004 and worked as a tester, test coordinator, test manager and policy maker. He has moved from mostly ‘traditional’ testing through agile testing towards a combination of context-driven testing and modern testing. He likes to speak and teach about what he has learned or experienced. He is a member of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing.