Conference archive

Conference Speakers

 Uzi Eilon

Uzi Eilon joined Perfecto Mobile seven years ago after a fifteen year career as a software developer and manager at SanDisk and Comverse. Over the past seven years, Uzi has grown the company by managing expanding R&D teams and leading Sales Engineering teams. His fields of expertise include mobile application...Read more

Sivakumar Anna

Sivakumar Anna has more than 20 years of experience developing and managing QA strategies for Fortune 500 companies. In nine years with InfoStretch, Mr. Anna has worked with clients such as Kaiser Permanente, The Body Shop, and, developing strategies and execution around test automation. During this experience, Mr. Anna...Read more

Jason Arbon

Jason Arbon is the CEO of Appdiff, which is redefining how enterprises develop, test, and ship mobile apps with zero code and zero setup required. He was formerly the director of engineering and product at, where he led product strategy to deliver crowdsourced testing via more...Read more

Bryan Batty

Bryan Batty brings more than ten years of software engineering experience to Coveros. His development experience includes .NET, Java, and Ruby. He has been increasingly involved in application security, including coaching development teams on secure coding, pushing security practices farther left in the development lifecycle, and automating security where practical....Read more

Mike Benkovich
Improving-Twin Cities

Mike Benkovich brings it all—energy, laughter, and a contagious passion for coding—with him. In a career that has taken him from minion to business owner, from database administrator to developer, from author to evangelist, Mike has seen it all. In more than twenty-five years of working in the technology industry,...Read more

Melissa Benua
PlayFab, Inc.

Senior backend engineer for PlayFab Melissa Benua has worked in nearly every software development role—engineer, test, DevOps, and program management—in her career. Melissa has created and run high-availability, high-quality services at Boeing and Microsoft on Bing, Cortana, and Xbox One. She...Read more

Alex Chernyak

Industry Technical Presentations

Apple Chow

Apple Chow is the engineering manager for Uber’s mobile test infra team, which focuses on building tools and infrastructure for Uber’s fast-growing mobile organization. Previously, Apple was the engineering productivity lead at Google where she led releases and worked on building out the testing infrastructure for many of Google’s mobile...Read more

James Dempsey
Tapas Software

James Dempsey is a fifteen-year Apple veteran gone indie. At Apple, he was an evangelist, technical trainer, curriculum manager, and software engineer, working on Aperture, iOS, and OS X releases Leopard through Lion. James is currently on the technical staff at Upthere, working to build a cloud platform for humankind’s...Read more

Ankit Desai
MathWorks, Inc.

At MathWorks Ankit Desai leads the MATLAB hardware team, mobile, Internet of Things, and test and measurement quality engineering team that focuses on architecting and authoring automated tests and test tools. In his spare time, Ankit teaches IoT and robotics courses at local maker space. His hobbies include learning more...Read more

Yony Feng

CTO of Peloton Yony Feng has created a platform for Peloton’s indoor stationary bike with live streaming capabilities and real-time leaderboards. Yony manages end-to-end technology—from the user interface to bike sensors. He has significantly contributed to Peloton’s Android platform codebase, infrastructure, encoding toolchain, and analytics platform. Previously Yony was a...Read more

Michael Finegan

Business development director for MultiTech Michael Finegan is a leading technical design consultant and public speaker, focused on engineering, design, and commercialization of embedded systems for the Internet of Things. His eighteen years of experience in designing enterprise-wide area networks and cloud infrastructures have helped hundreds of customers and partners...Read more

Mobile Labs
Anki, Inc.

Jane Fraser has managed tests groups from just herself to a team of 120. Her focus is in developing testers into key members of the community with true influence on the product and process. Jane has spent the past twenty years on a span of projects including publishing programs, web/e-commerce,...Read more

Lance Gleason
Polyglot Programming Inc.

A computer nut since he was a kid, Lance Gleason is founder and CEO of Polyglot Programming LLC, focusing on Ruby, mobile, and wearable software development. Lance previously worked as a Java developer and architect for Kodak, CNN, and GE. He regularly speaks about Ruby and wearable development at conferences...Read more


Industry Technical Presentations

Pankaj Goel, CEO and Founder of Smart Software Testing Solutions, parent company of pCloudy is a test automation expert. Prior to starting SSTS, Pankaj worked for leading multi-national companies as a test engineer. Pankaj understands the infinite possibilities of Internet of Things (IoT) and the importance of testing applications for...Read more

Levent Gurses

A developer, hacker, speaker, community organizer, and entrepreneur, Levent Gurses is president of Movel, a Washington DC area-based mobile app design and development company. Levent’s areas of expertise include mobile development, mobile and cloud security, wearables and Internet of Things (IoT), mobile user experience, maximizing the value...Read more

Grand Software Testing

Jon Hagar is a systems software engineer and testing consultant, supporting software product integrity and verification and validation (V&V), with a specialization in mobile and embedded software system testing. For more than thirty years, Jon has worked in software testing and engineering projects. He authored Software Test Attacks to Break...Read more

Jason Hagglund
The Climate Corporation

A senior software engineer in test, Jason Hagglund has five years of industry experience advocating for and executing great test engineering practices. Jason is passionate about applying software design principles to test automation code; working toward maximum collaboration between test engineers and application developers; and more efficient application delivery processes....Read more

Brian Hicks

Brian Hicks is a software engineer, development manager, and technical architect with over 15 years of hands-on experience designing and developing software using core Java, web services, and related technologies in both the commercial and public sectors. He is also a Certified ScrumMaster® and has experience implementing agile processes, leading...Read more

Brian Hicks
IOT SmartData Labs

Brian Hicks is an engineer with 19 years of experience in the wireless industry. His focus has been with device certifications, SW test, remote management platforms, application development, pre and post launch support, product management, etc. He has worked as a test engineer at the Sprint STIC lab, performing end...Read more

Brian Huey

Brian Huey manages M2M (Machine to Machine) and IoT partnerships and ecosystem development in smart grid, water, and gas industries. With Brian’s business experience and in-depth technical knowledge of IoT and M2M communications, he is able to quickly guide developers to launching their solution in the most cost and operationally...Read more

Bian Jiang

Bian Jiang has extensive experience in both mobile application development and mobile application testing. For the mobile test infra team at Uber, he helps design and build testing tools and infrastructure, such as Octopus, a multi-app and multi-device coordinating test runner. Bian was a key member of...Read more


Industry Technical Presentations

Siva Katir

Siva Katir has more than a decade of experience developing across cloud systems, and desktop and mobile environments. Siva has designed and developed high-availability infrastructures—from synchronizing order and inventory data between multiple companies to managing work permits, worker statuses, and their physical locations across multiple BP oil refineries. His varied...Read more

Ken Kousen
Kousen IT, Inc.

Ken Kousen is the President of Kousen IT, Inc., through which he does technical training, mentoring, and consulting in all areas related to Java, specializing in Android, Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, and Grails. He is the author of the Manning book “Making Java Groovy” and the upcoming O'Reilly book "Gradle for...Read more

Satyajit Malugu

A senior SDET at GoDaddy, Satyajit Malugu is focused on mobile testing. His work involves automation of native and hybrid apps, and providing test perspective to his team that recently converted from waterfall to agile. As a testing leader in a company that is deploying a suite of native apps,...Read more

Manish Mathuria

Manish Mathuria has more than 14 years of professional and management consulting services experience. With his extensive knowledge and experience in technology, Manish leads the InfoStretch team in developing architecture, scalability, performance and IT strategies for InfoStretch customers. Manish has been a senior technology consultant in Quality, SaaS and Mobile...Read more

James Montemagno

James Montemagno, a developer evangelist at Xamarin, has been a .NET developer for more than a decade working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Previously, James was a professional mobile developer using the Xamarin platform for more than three years, with several...Read more

Jaimee Newberry

Jaimee Newberry brings industry leadership and experience gained from advising C-level and senior management teams at startups, agencies, and Fortune 500 companies to her role as COO at MartianCraft. Her insight, practices, and a personal ecology have proven to elevate the culture, processes and product quality of high-performance software design and...Read more

Skip Orvis
COO and Head of Systems Development, CAEDEN

Skip Orvis is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Systems Development at Caeden, where he has overseen the development of Caeden’s acclaimed Linea Nº10 Wireless On Ear Headphones and the Sona Connected Bracelet, the first wrist worn wearable to feature heart rate variability, provide a quantified meditation program, and...Read more

Gerie Owen
Eversource Energy

Gerie Owen is a test architect at Eversource Energy, Certified ScrumMaster, conference presenter, and author on testing/test management topics. She is developing a test center of excellence and consults on test processes and tools. Gerie manages large, complex projects involving multiple applications; coordinates test teams across multiple time...Read more

Binod Pant
MathWorks, Inc.

A test automation infrastructure engineer at MathWorks, Binod Pant’s team specializes in building automation tools for web and mobile. Binod comes with previous experience in developing web applications and database-backed applications. In his spare time, Binod likes to learn about new tools and tech developments, follow developments in physics, play...Read more

Geoff Perlman
Xojo, Inc.

Founder and CEO of Xojo, Inc., makers of Xojo, Geoff Perlman started his adventure into software development on a VAX mainframe when he was ten years old. Since then, Geoff has worked for companies as large as AT&T and as small as a one-man shop. While working in Silicon Valley,...Read more

Stefano Rizzo
Polarion Software

In a career spanning some twenty years, Stefano Rizzo has been a methodology consultant, a pre-sales engineer, an IT researcher, a university professor, VP of R&D for a large consortium, Regional Sales Director for a software company, and CEO of two software development organizations. With his broad experience in the...Read more

Kevin Rohling

VP of product at Emberlight, Kevin Rohling is an entrepreneur with a strong engineering and product background. Kevin held previous positions as an early engineer at (acquired by PayPal), CTO at Breezy, and CEO of CISimple, which he sold in 2014. His passion is the intersection of challenging engineering...Read more


Rob Sabourin, P. Eng., has more than thirty-three years of management experience leading teams of software development professionals. A highly-respected member of the software engineering community, Rob has managed, trained, mentored, and coached hundreds of top professionals in the field. He frequently speaks at conferences and writes on software engineering,...Read more

Ellen Shapiro

Ellen Shapiro is the former Director of iOS Engineering at Chicago-based agency Vokal, which helps companies develop and build their vision for taking advantage of a mobile world. When not working, Ellen partners with designer and fellow singer-songwriter Aaron Shekey of Github to create the leading songwriting app Hum. Ellen also...Read more

Greg Smith

Greg Smith is a highly accomplished CS and IT professional who has led some of the industry's largest commercial Scrum practices. Greg's experience includes building one of the internet' earliest websites, designing the web and tcp/ip components for one of the first uses of the cellular network as a data...Read more

Raj Subramanian
CSG International

Raj Subramanian, a former developer for a payroll processing company, moved to testing to focus on his passion. Raj currently works as a mobile test lead for a large product and services company. He actively contributes to the testing community by speaking at conferences, writing articles, blogging, and being directly...Read more


Melissa Tondi has spent most of her career working within testing teams, concentrating on functional, performance, security, and mobile testing techniques. She is the founder of Denver Mobile and Quality, board member for Software Quality Association of Denver, and now head of SQE at, where she assists teams to...Read more

Marc van't Veer

Marc van’t Veer, a mobile app test consultant and trainer at the Netherlands-based Polteq, has more than eight years in testing with experience in technically-oriented contexts, such as telecom, SOA, test automation, and testing APIs. Marc is now part of a scrum team that develops the next generation of native...Read more

Peter Varhol
Technology Strategy Research

Peter Varhol is principal technology evangelist at Technology Strategy Research and a consulting QA lead for a leading digital design firm. An accomplished and frequent speaker at technology conferences and user groups, Peter’s topics cover software development to testing and application lifecycle. As a technology journalist and thought leader, he...Read more

Harshal Vora

Senior mobility solutions engineer at InfoStretch, Harshal Vora has more than six years of experience planning, executing, and delivering on-time, end-to-end solutions in mobile development in roles of automation engineer, business analyst, technical project manager, and QA manager. Using weight-based analysis around QA metrics and measurements, Harshal...Read more

Luke Wallace
Bottle Rocket

Luke Wallace is Bottle Rocket's manager of custom development for all things Android. Luke has successfully led his team to develop Android apps for clients such as Chick-fil-A and Starwood Hotels, managing the process from development to implementing strategic objectives that are aligned with the Android engineering discipline's strategic initiatives....Read more

Jim Whisenant

With more than fifteen years of quality assurance experience, concentrating on user experience and media application testing, Jim Whisenant is currently the QA lead for the native SDK team at Brightcove, a pioneering force in online video. Jim led the testing efforts on almost every other Brightcove UI—from their legacy...Read more

Steven Winter
Guerrilla QA

President and chief strategist at GuerrillaQA, Steven Winter, loves building teams that break big things! With a key focus on mobile, test automation, and startups, Steven has managed quality for America’s leading financial technology services providers including innovative power behind the Starbucks Card Mobile, the Nation's first successful mobile payments solution. With twenty-one years of...Read more

Steven Woodward
Cloud Perspectives

Steven Woodward is CEO of Ontario-based Cloud Perspectives. He is a member of the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST) cloud computing working groups; co-leader of the Cloud Audit and Cloud Carrier sub-groups; and contributor to Standards, Reference Architecture, SLAs, Security, Broker, and Services topic areas. Steven’s consulting, education,...Read more

Danni Wu

The driving force behind several Bing mobile releases, Danni Wu has been working on mobile-related technology at Microsoft for a number of years. She currently leads the team that develops mobile testing infrastructure in Bing. Danni prides herself in developing great engineering infrastructure that can be leveraged by large audiences....Read more