Tilo Linz has been working in the software quality assurance and testing field for more than 20 years now. He is one of the founders and chairman of imbus AG – one of the leading service and product providers in this sector.
Beside imbus Tilo Linz’ commitment particularly focuses on the vocational education and training opportunities for test experts. He helped to initiate the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and launched it as first chairman (2002-2005). In 2002 he also founded the German Testing Board e.V. (GBT), where he was chairman on a voluntary basis till 2013.
Not least through his publications as (co-)author of the books “Software Testing Foundations”, “Software Testing Practice:Test Management” and “Testing in Scrum”. He is ranked among the most renowned German experts in the field of software testing.
Klaus Moritzen has a Ph.D. in Computer Science. 1994 he joined Siemens Healthcare, a medical device manufacturing sector of an international company. He was leading Teams for Configuration Management, Software Test and Software Integration in platform software development for medical imaging devices. Since 2009 he is Process Manager for Verification and Validation and since 2010 he organizes an annually Conference on Software Testing within Siemens Healthcare.
Thomas Roßner is one of the founders of the company imbus AG, and since 2001 he has been the Chief Technology Officer. He has many years of practical experience in the planning and development of software tests as well as the set-up of test organisations in a number of different fields, including GSM infrastructure, energy technology and healthcare technology. Thomas Roßner has managed research and development projects, both internally at imbus and at a national and international level, and he is currently in charge of the German development project “TestBalance”. This involves developing completely new procedures and tools that can optimally offset the expense of quality assuring measures with the expected costs resulting from errors and defects that occur during software development. In addition, the CTO is also a qualified assessor. Furthermore, he is the co-author of the iX-study “Software Test Management” and "Model based Testing" as well as being the co-author of the book “Practical Knowledge of Software Testing – Test Management“ and "Basic Knowledge Model Based Testing".
Prof. Dr.-Ing Andreas Spillner has been working in the field of software development and testing since 1979, both in practice and in research. He studied computer science at the Technical University of Berlin received his PhD from the University of Bremen.
He has been working as a lecturer at Bremen University of Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 1993. His faculty encompasses software engineering, with special emphasis on quality assurance and programming. Research topics include software engineering, software validation, test methods, as well as procedural models for software development.
Prof. Spillner is founding member of the »German Testing Board e.V.« and was member of the GTB until the end of 2009. He was founder and chairman of the special interest group »Test, Analysis and Verification of Software« of the German Informatics Society (1990-2003) and member of the chairmanship of the Special Interest Group in Software Engineering (1997-2003). He is a member of the ASQF Advisory Board. In 2007, he was appointed as Fellow of the German Informatics Society.
More details of Professor Spillner’s research topics and interests, as well his books and publications are available at www.informatik.hs-bremen.de/spillner/
After studying mathematics, Mr. Will worked for several years in quality assurance as test manager and department head for Data Center Products at Siemens, Siemens-Nixdorf and Fujitsu Siemens Computers. He was responsible for a wide range of system software ranging from enterprise servers through to virtualization solutions for magnetic tape storage. Furthermore, he was instrumental in the design of test processes and responsible for their continuous improvement – particularly on the international level in cooperation with development departments and partners in the USA and in Japan.
In 2009, Mr. Will became a self-employed consultant for software and system quality. He focuses on test processes and change management, as well as on test management in infrastructure projects.
Mario Winter is professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Science of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) and a member of its Software Quality Group. From 1983 to 1987, he was engaged in industrial and scientific software projects, and from 1994 and 2002 he was research fellow at the University of Hagen. He is a founding member of the German Testing Board. From 2003 to Feb. 2011 he acted as spokesman of the Special Interest Group in Software Testing, Analysis, and Verification of the German Informatics Society (GI-TAV). His teaching and research focus is on software development and project management, especially on the model-based development and quality assurance of software.