OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Rex BlackWith 35 years of software and systems engineering experience, Rex Black is President of RBCS (www.rbcs-us.com), a testing leader, providing consulting, training, and expert services.
RBCS has over 100 clients on six continents, spanning all areas of software and system development, from embedded systems to gaming software to banking and insurance to pharmaceuticals to defense systems. He has worked with clients from small start-ups to Fortune 20 global enterprises. He has experience helping clients apply testing best practices in a wide variety of development lifecycles, including Kanban, Scrum, DevOps, Waterfall, and Spiral. Rex is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today, having written fourteen books and dozens of articles over the last 20 years.
He is past President of the ISTQB and of the ASTQB, a co-author of many of the ISTQB syllabi, and Chair of the Agile Working Group, the Advanced Test Manager Working Group, and the Expert Test Manager Working Group.
Isabel EvansIndependent 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 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, and has been a member of software industry improvement working groups for over 20 years.