Professor Keith A.Osman is the laboratory Director for AIDC-UK in Halifax and the Director of Research for the Technology Innovation Centre
at Birmingham City University. He has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, a PhD in Industrial Automation and more than 20 years academic and professional experience of conceptualising
and delivering industry collaborative research, development, technology transfer and consultancy.
Professor Osman has a comprehensive knowledge of existing and emergent AIDC, RFID and ICT technologies and their applications within industrial and commercial contexts. He has a particular
interest in novel applications of Pervasive Computing techniques and currently coordinates collaborative research in this discipline across Birmingham University.
Professor Osman is highly experienced at conceptualising new research projects, building project consortia and authoring industry collaborative bids for research funding to UK
Government, UK Research Councils and the European Union. In 2005-06 he undertook a Medici Fellowship to enhance his commercial awareness and develop the entrepreneurial skills
required to facilitate spin-out and start-up companies.
With a quater-century of software and systems engineering
services,Rex Black is president of RBCS (www.rbcs-us.com
), a leader in software,
hardware, and systems testing. For over a dozen years, RBCS had delivered services in consulting, outsourcing and training for software and hardware
testing. Employing the industry's most experienced and recognized consultants, RBCS conducts product testing, builds and improves testing
groups and hire testing staff for hundreds of clients worldwide. Ranging from Fortune 20 companies to start-ups, RBCS clients save time
and money through improved product development, decreased tech support calls, improved corporate reputation and more.
As the leader of RBCS,
Rex is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. His popular first book, Managing the Testing Process,
has sold over 30,000 copies around the world, including Japanese, Chinese, Indian releases. His three other book on testing, Critical Testing Processes,
Foundations of Software Testing, and Pragmatic Software Testing, have also sold tens of thousands of copies, including Hebrew, Indian,
Chinese, Japanese, and Russians editions. He has written over twenty-five articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given
about thirty keynote speeches at conferences and events around the world. Rex is the President of both International Software Testing Qualifications
Board and the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.
Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal is Director of the Systems Testing Excellence Program at the FedEx Institute of
Technology which is based at the University of Memphis, where he also serves as Professor and Chair of Information Systems. He is a graduate of the
University of Malaya and holds master and doctoral degrees from the University of British Columbia in Canada. Over the years he has published many
scholarly papers in the top research journals in information systems and has also consulted extensively to large software development and testing
organizations in Asia, Europe and North America. The STEP initiative (step.memphis.edu
represents the largest international group of academic researchers focused intensively on advancing the science of software testing.
Hoong Fai is the Senior Technology Advisor in Microsoft Malaysia. He engages the Independant Software Vendors(ISV) and developers in Malaysia. He reviews
ISV partners' existing architecture and provide guidance on emerging technologies to help ISV partners to strategically align with Microsoft
product roadmap and plan for the future. He has worked in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia in the areas of software architecture, R&D, consulting,
professional services and academic teaching.
Founder and principal consultant
for TESSCO Technologies Inc (a Software Testing & Training consultancy), Bernard Homès is past-member of the board of IEEE (France) and active in
various software testing association and workgroups.
After 25+ years in software development and testing with different consultancies, he set
up the TESSCO group in Europe and Canada to provide training and consultancy services worldwide.
After helping a major Canadian customer in
setting up a test center specializing in health care soft-ware certification, offering consultancy services for a major French telecom company,
and software quality assurance services for a French satellite solutions providers, Bernard is now in charge of quality assurance for the world
leader in helicopter design and manufacturer.
Bernard Homès is also president of the French Software Testing Board
), and participated in the founding of the Global Association for
Software Quality (www.gasq.org
) and of AST. Bernard represents France at the
ISTQB and chairs the ISTQB Advanced Level syllabus working party.
A long time speaker at different international conferences and universities,
Bernard acquired a number of Software Testing certifications including ISTQB Full Advanced Certified Tester.
Wonil Kwon is the Executive Director of STA Consulting Inc, one of the leading software testing education & consulting companies in Korea. He is also the representative of KTB
(Korean Testing Board of ISTQB), a board member of SW quality certification by MOICE(Ministry Of Inductry, Commerce, and Energy).
He has made a huge contribution in software testing area in Korea as one of the leaders in the field. On top of that, he is the founder of STEN (Software Test Engineers Network,
), which is currently the baggiest and most active software testing community with over 6000 members across the country.
In terms of his career, he has renowned for his enthusiasm for his work and many years of consulting and training experience from various organizations including ETRI(Electronics and Telecommunications
Research Institute) at TTA, Hyundai Mobis, Prudential Life Insurance, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, SUN Microsystems, IBM, Samsung SDS, Hanwha S&C, Posdata, Humax and AhnLab, etc.
He has also presented in various international software testing conferences and seminars including ICSTest 2007 (Germany), SQAM 2007 (Cehk), ASTA conference (Japan, Korea and China), IBM/HP seminars (Korea) etc.
As an author he has produces many books, such as "Practical Software Testing Foundation 1st and 2nd Edition", "Software Testing Terminology", "Learn Software Testing Through Questions",
"Testing Embedded Software(Translated)" etc.
Recently he was appointed as the first Korean representative of ISO International Software Testing Standard (ISO/IEC 29119, Software and
Systems Engineering: Software Testing), and is expected to play a critical role of a mediator between ISO International and Korea software testing world leading to the elevation of the Korean Software testing industry.
Mohd Redzuan is currently the Senior Manager and Head of the Test Centre of Excellence (TestCOE) in MIMOS Berhad. He comes with more than 13 years of working experience in software
development, technical support and software testing in both local and multinational organizations prior to joining MIMOS in 2007. Mr. Redzuan has vast knowledge in various programming languages, CMMi, Six Sigma,
Telecommunication and Project Management with international certifications in ASP, Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), British Standard Information Security Auditor (BS7799) and SIx Sigma Green
Belt among others.
Dr. Suhaimi Ibrahim is a senior lecturer of software engineering at the Centre for Advanced Software Engineering (CASE), faculty of Computer Science and Information System, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
He is currently appointed as the deputy director of CASE that is a centre of excellence in software engineering and based in UTM City Campus, Kuala Lumpur. He is involved in several short terms and National
research schemes of software development and maintenance projects. He is an ISTQB certified tester of foundation level and currently appointed as a board member of the Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB).
MSTB is a national board representing Malaysian government for global software testing registered under the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). His research interests include software
testing, software quality, software process improvement and requirements engineering.
Dr Nor Adnan Yahaya is the Associate Professor of Information Technology and Head of IT of Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST), a collaborative programme between MUST-Ehsan
Foundation and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. His areas of specialization include Software Engineering, Programming Languages and Artificial Intelligence with research interests
in knowledge-Based Software Testing, Web Engineering, Semantic Web and Web Aggregation.
An established author and writer for technical papers and IT journals, Dr Nor Adnan is an ISTQB Certied
Tester (FL) and contributes his expertise through the MSTB and ISTQB Working Parties.
Aditya Garg currently is a partner and a VP in PureTesting. Aditya in his current role is exploring the performance engineering, automation testing and framework, large scale testing center setups and heading
the innovations cell. Aditya was earlier heading the IV&V(testing) Practice for BFS SBU in L&T Infotech. Aditya was instrumental in setting up the IV&V(testing) practice for L&T from scratch including building
the current capabilities in the complete testing spectrum. Aditya has architected various frameworks and methodologies in testing, test automation and performance testing areas. Aditya was part of several key
internal committees and working groups like DACG (Design and architecture consulting group) a regular presenter in international conferences on testing and project management. Aditya has more than 13 years of
experience in establishing and leading key testing center of excellence and practices, managing large IT projects, undertaking QA process studies using Six Sigma, CMMI and TMMi models, proposing QA solutions,
performance engineering and architecture reviews, and Business development. Aditya is Six Sigma Black Belt, Sun certified Java programmer and a Qualified Project Management Professional. Aditya is B.E CSE
engineer from Jodhpur University, and MBA finance from UMASS Lowell, MA, USA.
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Amiruddin Jaafar Sidek is the Chief
Operating Officer of Custommedia Sdn Bhd, an established ISO 9001:2000 and CMMi-certified software engineering company in Malaysia. With over 20 years of IT experience, his
professional career and vast experience encompasses areas in IT Consulting Services such as Practice and Business Development, Strategic IT/IS Planning, Project Management,
Business Requirement Study, Solution Architecture and System Design Reviews, Quality Assurance/Audit and Resource Management. The assignments covered industries such as
Financial Services, Retail & Distribution, Telecommunications, and Transportation & Infrastructure. His expertise also covers End-user IT Management experience (IS Planning,
Solutions Development, Packaged Applications Implementation and IT Operations). These experiences are derived, amongst others whilst working as Senior Principal Consultant/Managing
Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Service (MCS) Malaysia and Oracle Consulting Services, Oracle Malaysia. Amiruddin holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Mathematics),
University of Queensland, Australia.
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Poh Sze is the product specialist for Windows Mobile as well as Visual Studio Team System. She focuses on providing training, supporting and managing all Windows Mobile related technical inquiries. She also
engage with Independents Software Vendors in building and testing .NET applications.