We are happy to bring you 17 highly inspirational keynote speakers from around the world to the 11th edition of the Agile Testing Days, set for November 3-8, 2019 in the Dorint Hotel in Potsdam. You'll learn from leading experts that are passionately dedicated to sharing the best of their knowledge and insights with you. They will show you new ways to improve your own Agile and Testing practices from direct accounts of experiences and crucial lessons learned.
Derk-Jan de Grood & Jan Jaap Cannegieter
Derk-Jan de Grood as a Strategic Test Consultant and Agile Implementation Coach. He has a strong focus on the value chain, business-it alignment and aims to increase the visibility of the test team. As Agile Coach and Implementer, he accompanies organizations in their agile journey and guide teams towards a pragmatic approach that is strongly embedded in the dev cycle.
Jan Jaap Cannegieter has specialized in software testing, test process improvement, software process improvement, quality assurance, and requirements. What really drives him is teaching organizations, management teams and individuals good practices in the field of software testing, quality assurance and requirements by means of courses and coaching.
Stephan has many years of experience in all areas of the software industry. He specialized in the analysis of software, test automation and quality assurance. Stephan helps teams and organizations by setting up a specially tailored test approach for products (or projects). He is also the author of Fast Feedback Using Ruby.
An advocate of quality and process innovation in software development for over 20 years, Stacy Kirk is founder and CEO of QualityWorks Consulting Group, an international quality-driven software consulting firm revolutionizing how quality web and mobile applications are built and delivered.
Jeff Gothelf has spent a 15-year career as an agile product designer, team leader, blogger, and teacher. He is one of the leading voices on the topic of Agile UX and Lean UX. In addition, Jeff is the author of Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience (2013). Jeff launched Proof, a product design and innovation studio that combines lean processes with strategy, design, and technology that has since been acquired by Neo.com where he is now Managing Director.
Over a sixteen-year career, Cennydd has written two popular books (Future Ethics and Undercover User Experience Design), led design at Twitter UK, and been fortunate enough to develop a reputation as a global leader in digital product and UX design. As an independent consultant, he has worked with clients including the BBC, Samsung, WWF, Cisco, and Ford.
Abby is a hands-on software delivery professional with a passion for using quality as the foundation for quick value-focused delivery. Truly embodies the benefits of being a specializing generalist with experience and interests across traditionally Business Analyst, Quality Analyst, Developer, and DevOps job titles and effectively leveraging those skills to encourage a well-rounded approach to quality software delivery.
Elisabeth Hocke & Toyer Mamoojee
Elisabeth is a Principal Agile Tester at FlixBus. She's especially passionate about the whole-team approach to testing and quality as well as the agile culture mindset behind it. Building great products which deliver value together with great people is what motivates her and keeps her going.
Toyer Mamoojee is a 'die-hard' passionate Agile Automation Test Analyst with almost 15 years testing experience across many industries. From Waterfall to Agile approaches, Commercial to Open Source Automation tools and Manual to Automation Testing he has been through the wars of Software Delivery. He is the co-founder of Cape Town Automation User group and co-organizer of Cape Town Testing Meetup back in his home country of South Africa.
Meaghan is a QA Engineer with a strong knowledge in many test automation frameworks and tools. She has experience in working in a variety of industries, such as medical, financial and aviation. Meaghan is passionate about technology and the impact that it has on our lives.
Ade is a technically sophisticated consultant with comprehensive experience in agile delivery, enterprise solution, portfolio management, and business transformation. He has a proven track record of success in leading organization-wide agile transformation projects, creating strategic procedures, developing agile toolkits, managing service delivery contracts, and reducing cost.
Marianne focuses on quality, testing & communication in IT. She is a frequent speaker and sketchnoter at testing conferences around the world and enjoys coaching people and teams.
Kevin works a Senior Test Engineer and has covered a variety of different roles (Software Tester, Test Lead, Test Manager, Scrum Master, Business Analyst, etc) and worked in a variety of different industries (Travel, e-commerce, telecommunications, Government and Marketing). He specializes in Testing in an Agile Environment.
Raj describes himself as a "Change Agent". He helps teams/organizations to analyze systems/processes, influences the way they think about these systems and brings simple solutions to complex problems. He also coaches/mentors people to help in their personal and career growth and brings effective changes to the overall growth of the organization.
Maaike Brinkhof & Göran Kero
Maaike is an independent agile tester. She loves testing because there are so many ways to add value to a team. She likes to help teams who are not sure where or what to test. Maaike has a special interest in the role of psychology in software development.
Göran is a context-driven tester and an agile enthusiast who is always curious about learning new things. Passionate about finding out what the customers really need.
Smita is an experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the Financial Services, Retail, and Utilities industry. She is skilled in Data Analytics and stories, Business risks mitigation for tech products, setting up Test teams and testing practice, Global Delivery, Testing, Defect and Test Management.