Rising Star Award Supporters

In creating the RisingSTAR Award, the software testing community have come together to collectively support new voices in our industry. The RisingSTAR award offers support, mentorship and recognition to software testers whose ideas might benefit the software testing industry, but who are not (yet) widely known in the community. The RisingSTAR award has practical, tangible benefits; the winner will be supported with a bursary fund, access to expertise from industry experts known as ‘The Supporters’, publicity and an opportunity to speak at the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference.

The Supporters of the RisingSTAR Award are all high profile and influential testers, each with an incredible network of global connections. They have each committed to provide a half day of mentoring support to the RisingSTAR winner over 12 months. This might range from a review of a paper, to a brainstorm session, to live testing. This support is to help you develop your idea and bring it into being.

See the 2019 RisingSTAR Award Entries.

Our RisingSTAR Supporters are

Jon Bach – U.S.A

Senior Program Manager, Marketing Tech Quality – eBay

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Lorraine Banks – Ireland

General Manager – EuroSTAR

Michael Bolton – Canada

Consulting Software Tester – DevelopSense

Joost de Boer – Netherlands

Teamleider Lead Test Lab – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Rikard Edgren – Sweden

Testing Consultant – LearningWell

Isabel Evans – U.K.

Independent Quality & Testing Consultant

Mark Fewster – U.K.

Grove Consultants

John Fodeh – Denmark

Principal – Capgemini Sogeti

Graham Freeburn – Scotland

Principal Testing Consultant – Sopra Group

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Julie Gardiner – U.K.

Director of Consulting – Hitachi Consulting

Shmuel Gershon – Israel

Testing Engineer – Intel

Dot Graham – U.K.

Testing Consultant, Speaker & Author

Julian Harty – U.K.

Independent Consultant

Bart Knaack – Netherlands

Test Advisor Professional Testing

Tim Koomen – Netherlands

Independent Test Consultant

Janna Loeffler – U.S.A

Sr Manager Experience Quality Standards – Carnival Corp.

James Lyndsay – U.K.

Principal Consultant – Workroom Productions

Simon Mills QA
Simon Mills – Malta

Experienced exponent of automated software testing & QA

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Gitte Ottosen – Denmark

Test Manager & Coach – Capgemini Sogeti

Martin Pol – Netherlands

Sr Test Consultant – Polteq Test Services

James Thomas – U.K.

Head of Testing – Linguamatics

Bob van de Burgt – Netherlands

Test Advisor – Professional Testing

Zeger Van Hese – Belgium

Test Consultant – Z-Sharp

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Henk Van Merode – Netherlands

Test Architect – Air France/KLM