4 Dec, 2018
Every year, we try to choose keynote speakers who are an integral part of the agile community. Today we are happy to present you our keynote lineup for the Agile Testing Days USA 2019, set for June 23-27, 2019, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. Our highly inspirational keynote speakers from around the world will set the scene for the 2nd edition of AgileTDUSA followed by selected talks and workshop sessions. Register for AgileTDUSA 2019 by clicking here.
Bonnie works with organizations interested in building a more sustainable, beautiful, open world and workplace. As an early adopter of Agile, she has spent 12 years on the product and people side of technology. The experience has led her to focus on team dynamics, Agile development, and radical transparency in her consulting practice. In 2013, she completed her MBA at Cambridge University with a concentration in entrepreneurship and beyond profit business models. Her Agile Coach role at Spotify is all about coaching and enabling the Development Teams in order to build an environment where continuous improvement of the development process is in focus and where everyone’s common goal is to deliver outstanding software as fast as possible whilehaving fun.
Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc. She is the co-author with Lisa Crispin of two Agile Testing books, the Live Lessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “The Whole Team Approach to Agile Testing” 3-day training course. Janet works with teams transitioning to agile development, teaches courses, and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences. In 2012, Janet received the Award from the Agile Testing Days community for being the most influential agile testing professional person of the year.
Susan Bligh has been in the IT industry for 23 years and has an enthusiasm for business process and operational excellence through the use of technology. She has previously worked in all aspects of software development including programming, testing, business analysis, database administration, and training. She has worked with many projects using the traditional waterfall software development and agile methodologies. She is passionate about bringing people together to learn from each other in the forms of mentorships, communities of practices and high performing operational and project teams. She has worked in many industries including financial markets, software development, health care and energy. Susan was a panel member for a discussion about Community of Practices at the BA World conference and has a published article "How My Role Models Led Me to a Career in IT and Helped Me Create Work-Life Balance”.
Ash is an Engineering Manager and Consultant, with years of digital experience. Her past experience as a professional chef has helped her establish a determination to understand and comply with user satisfaction as well as build a career in using technology as a means to satisfy user demands. Her continual desire to mediate between business and digital fronts has been well served by the culmination of my experiences. With testing she has found a remedy to her curious mind of systems and applicable knowledge. It grants her the platform to speak on topics she is adamant about as well as geek out in the world of technology. Ash has focused her efforts within technology on bringing awareness to the inclusion of women and people of colour, especially in the Context-Driven Testing and Agile communities.
Daniel is a software test engineer of 17 years, and has founded his own consulting company, The Test Doctor Limited. He loves testing and all its wondrous variety. He likes to help others become better testers by attending events, speaking, blogging and giving training. Most of his current work focuses on testing strategy across the whole of the clinical trials suite that is build. This includes any kind of testing, from UI, API, performance, security, mobile etc. Whatever needs to happen. Dan is also building on the training, coaching and learning he has picked up elsewhere, and bringing that into his new team. He enjoys running workshops and speaking, especially in the technical testing and security space; and to a lesser extent the psychology of what testers do.
Camille has held internships in mechanical engineering and machine learning at HP Labs and Google’s X. She is known for breaking barriers and breaking new ground. As a changemaker trained by some of the best teachers in Stanford d.School on design thinking, she has been exposed to some of the best student minds in this community. She now employs the tools and strategies of the program in her work, including the design thinking approach to problems (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test) and a strong community of innovators and thinkers (over 1,000 people strong, university innovation fellows continue to network and help each other on difficult problems and innovative solutions).
Alex is the head of Software Quality and Test Consulting at BREDEX GmbH and is also Product Owner for Jubula, the open source test tool. Within both roles, she’s responsible for making sure that customers’ needs are satisfied, be it in terms of quality assurance services for their projects or features for implementation. You’ll usually find Alex talking about quality and how it affects the whole development process. She’s also a frequent speaker at conferences where she likes to share her project experiences and learn from other practitioners. Alex has received the Award for the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person at the Agile Testing Days 2018.
Huib has national and international experience in the field of software development. He has in-depth knowledge of and experience with agile implementations, individual and team coaching, line and project management, change management and he is an expert in the field of testing, test process improvement, context-driven testing, Rapid Software Testing and exploratory testing. He is a welcome guest at many international conferences and has a broad experience with giving presentations, workshops and trainings. Huib helps people and teams do what they are good at; he enables them to do their best work and continuously improve teamwork. Solving problems and achieving goals together with those involved are central to him. In 2017, Huib became the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person and received the Award at Agile Testing Days in Germany.
Bart Knaack has worked as a testmanager/testadvisor at numerous companies, he has coached testers, build up test-teams and developed all kinds of processes, both in test, testsupport and overall quality management/improvement. He has spoken at several international conferences and is also a well known speaker at universities and colleges. He is a true believer of Agile and Gamification. As co-founder of the Agile Games Night at the Agile Testing Days, he knows the power of games and the role they can play in teaching the Agile Principles.