Our Previous Speakers

Our 2020 speakers index is available here: Speakers 2020 

Featuring international and local guest speakers this year with insightful and informative topics, this is the best opportunity to grow your knowledge and grow in your career. 

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas is a rare person. He’s a business graduate who’s studied lions at close quarters during many years as a game ranger in Africa. As one of the world’s top motivational speakers, he uses that deep knowledge to transform teams. A dynamic and inspiring presenter, Ian believes people, and especially business people, can absorb and learn from the animal kingdom. Sound business sense is interlaced with humour and an ability to tell stories. The audience leave enthralled and repeat the stories to friends and colleagues resulting in immense “take home business value”…Read more

Joel OliveiraJoel Oliveira

Tutorial Topics

Introduction to API Test Automation & Introduction to Web and Mobile Test Automation 

Conference Topic

The Do’s and Don’t of Mobile Testing in the Field

Joel Oliveira started his professional career in 1998 as a researcher and since then, he already assumed different roles (from developer to tester, from technical and project manager to quality and engineering manager), managing and leading teams from 1 to 130 engineers in business areas so diverse as telecommunications, government and public sector, financial services, defence, and security or aerospace… Read more

Mark Sage

Conference Topic

Behavioural Driven Development- The Compelling Story

Johan Steyn

Conference Topic

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Software Testing

Johan is a business development specialist who has been selling technology products and services in South Africa and in Europe over the last 20 years. During the last decade, his focus turned to the Software Quality Assurance and Testing market. He worked in senior roles for global consulting firms like SQS and Accenture and is currently working at Nedbank as Senior Manager: Enterprise Quality Assurance…Read more

Emilize Steenkamp

Tutorial Topics

Stressful Testing: A Dynamic Action to Rebuild and Enhance

Conference Topic

A Tester’s Brain Profile: Dare to Rebuild and Enhance

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Corné KrugerCorné Kruger

Tutorial Topics

ISTQB Agile Tester

Conference Topic

Pimp My Techniques: A viewpoint on test design techniques

Cornè Kruger is the founder and President of the South African Software Testing Qualifications Board. Since the establishment of the SASTQB eight years ago, she has introduced the ISTQB and IREB certification to the South African testing industry, achieved recognition for ISTQB accredited training providers, ISTQB partnership for organizations and promotes software testing as a professional career for South Africa and abroad… Read more

Olivier DenooOlivier Denoo

Tutorial Topics

Project Management – Negotiating your way to Mission Impossible 

Conference Topic

Whatever Users Want

Olivier Denoo is the VP of ps_testware SAS, the French subsidiary of ps_testware group. His role is to develop business, recruit the local expert team, build sustainable partnerships, promote software testing and ps_testware. He is also involved in auditing test projects and organizations and provides high-level consultancy and support. Olivier is the President of the CFTL – the French ISTQB Board and also currently is… Read more

Mette Bruhn-Pederson 

Tutorial Topics

Testing in the Safe Framework

Conference Topic

Better Safe Than Sorry – Looking at Testing in the SAFE Framework

Mette Bruhn-Pedersen has experience working in testing as a tester, test manager, test lead, and agile transformation coach primarily in the financial sector. She has both used traditional and agile approaches to testing on team level and company level.  Since 2014 Mette has helped managers QA & Test leads, agile teams and business stakeholders on their journey from a team-based agile setup to a scaled setup. Following the… Read more

Tom Zimba

Tutorial Topic

Selenium Cucumber Automation Testing

Conference Topic

What you need to know about automation implementation

Tom Zimba is an experienced IT professional with more than 13 years of experience in the IT field. He has delivered a number of courses in software testing across South Africa.  He is passionate about software testing especially automation, security, performance; and research in test process improvement for test organization using TMMi. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Datamate…Read more