Management Executives

Management Executives

Management Executives

Erik van Veenendaal – CEO

Erik van Veenendaal (www.erikvanveenendaal.nl) – former vice president of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) – is a leading international consultant and trainer, and a recognized expert in the area of software testing and requirement engineering. He is the author of a number of books and papers within the profession, one of the core developers of the TMap testing methodology, a participant in working parties of the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB). He is one of the founding members of the TMMi Foundation, the lead developer of the TMMi model and currently leading the TMMi and Agile project. Erik is a frequent keynote and tutorial speaker at international testing and quality conferences. For his major contribution to the field of testing, Erik received the European Testing Excellence Award (2007) and the ISTQB International Testing Excellence Award (2015).

Meile Posthuma – Secretary

Meile has worked most of his career at an international financial organization where he did many test consultancy assignments including test process improvement. Since January 2007 Meile was a test advisor at a consultancy firm and since September 2016 working in a hospital as a test coordinator and setting up the test organization. Meile is active in the field of testing since 1996. He holds the ISEB Foundation and Practitioner certificates and is a certified ISTQB and CAT trainer. From 1997 active in TestNet, a Dutch testing association, and has been member of the board for 8 years till 2011. From 2002 till now board member of BNTQB 8 years as chair (member board of ISTQB) and active in many local and international working parties. Since 2010 secretary at the TMMi Foundation.

Geoff Thompson – TMMi Professional / TMMi Local Chapters

Geoff is one of the founder members of the TMMi Foundation; he is focused on improving the way we test and sees TMMi as a direct influence in this goal. As a the UK Managing Director of Planit Ltd he encourages all of his clients to improve the way they work. He is a founder member of the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) and is currently the Chairman of The UK Testing Board. He co-authored the bestselling Software Testing book on Amazon.co.uk – BCS book Software Testing – An ISTQB foundation. He is also is Vice Chairperson for the BCSSIGIST. In 2008 Geoff was awarded the European Testing Excellence Award, and in 2015 he was also awarded the Software Testing Lifetime Achievement Award.

Andrew Goslin – Accreditation Chair

Andrew is a founder member of the TMMi Foundation. He has over 20 years IT experience with a broad background and roles in financial services and retail. He is an experienced test manager and has been responsible for a leading UK retailer’s test methods and standards. He holds ISEB Foundation & Practitioner certificates in software testing, and certification in ITIL Service Management and Prince2. Andrew has been a certified ISEB trainer for software testing and has been involved in the development of ISEB and ISTQB syllabi and examinations. He has taken part in CMM and TMM based assessments and is a trained CMM / CMMi assessor. Andrew has spoken at a number of European software testing conferences.

Peter Morgan – Accreditation Vice Chair

Peter is an ISTQB accredited tester who has experience of many aspects of the traditional full life cycle (e.g., reviews, inspections, system test, user acceptance test, interface testing, usability testing and a number of different flavours of Agile development methodologies). He has experience over various hardware / software / business sectors, having worked long-term on a contract basis (where he encountered many examples of good and bad practices). Peter was one of the first to sit and pass the second-stage testing qualification in 2002, and has been involved in the accreditation and exam processes for testers for over 10 years. He therefore brings a wide experience of assessing both the material of companies, and the qualifications (practical and certificate-based) of individuals within these companies. Until retiring from full-time work in 2014, Peter regularly attended UK and European software testing conferences, where he was an occasional speaker

Matthias Rasking – Technical Stream

Matthias Rasking is a Principal Director within Accenture’s Advanced Technology & Architecture practice, which focuses on Software Engineering methods and processes. He leads the Testing platform for Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Russia and looks after testing capability development across Europe, Latin America and Africa. He also supports the ISO/IEC Working Group 26 on formulating and enhancing ISO 29119 and 21246 standards for software testing and work product reviews. He has been working in several large scale Information Technology and Process Improvement projects in Europe. He is a certified expert in the area of Software and Service Delivery processes and frameworks, holding ITIL, TMMi and CMMI certifications. He has spoken at several industry conferences on Testing and is an accredited TMMI Lead Assessor.

Marc Dunlop – Marketing

Marc has over 25 years Marketing and Selling expertise in IT solution based around the SDLC and has a deep understanding of this industry. Currently Director of Operations for Security Innovation Europe, he has a wealth of international knowledge in markets such as Finance, Insurance, government and IT Service Providers having previous worked at Experimentus, Cast and Rogue Wave Software. A Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management and an active contributor to the Foundation.

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