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
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.
John Fodeh – Denmark
Principal – Capgemini Sogeti
Graham Freeburn – Scotland
Principal Testing Consultant – Sopra Group
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.
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 – Malta
Experienced exponent of automated software testing & QA
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
Henk Van Merode – Netherlands
Test Architect – Air France/KLM