Test Academy


2018 Speakers


Albert Tort

Albert Tort is a Software Control & Testing specialist in Sogeti Spain. Previously, he served as a researcher at the Services and Information Systems Engineering Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech.

As a member of the Information Modeling and Processing (MPI) research group, he focused his research on conceptual modeling, software engineering methodologies, OMG standards, knowledge management, requirements engineering, service science, semantic web and software quality assurance.


Derk-jan de Grood

Derk-Jan de Grood works for Valori as senior test manager and agile coach. He helps organisations with their Scrum optimisation and embedding the agile quality strategy. He is an experienced trainer, workshop host and a regular speaker at conferences.

He wrote several successful books on software testing and frequently publishes articles and columns for the major magazines. On his own blog he shares his knowledge and experience for everyone to benefit. In 2014 he won the EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award.

In 2016 he published a new book: “Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum”.


Antonio Robres

Robres is QA Manager at Telefonica R+D in Barcelona. He studied Telecommunications Science at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia and has a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Management.

He has been working for 9 years in the field of software testing and quality engineering for different companies such as Telefonica, Gas Natural and Grifols. His work focuses on the design and automation of several testing projects, mainly in the field of web services. He is also a regular speaker in international conferences.

Jan Jaap

Jan Jaap Cannegieter

Jan Jaap Cannegieter has 20 years of experience in ICT, and has done assignments in testing, quality assurance, process improvement, Agile, digitalization and requirements.

Jaap is now Principal Consultant at Squerist, a consultancy company of 90 employees specialized in process management and testing, and Test Manager at the Dutch Normalization Institute. Within Squerist Jan Jaap is responsible for coaching, knowledge management and product development. Jan Jaap is the well-known author of several articles and books in the Netherlands.

Fernando Llaca

Fernando Llaca

Original from the JEE development world, Fernando's curiosity soon pushed him into various aspects of software development. During his professional experience, he has combined developer tasks with system administration, continuous integration and automation of tests, using tools such as Docker, Jenkins or Bamboo among others.

He is currently working as a software engineer at BEEVA, covering both developer and DevOps profiles.

Miriam Miranda

Miriam Miranda

Miriam is double Mastered in Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia and Helsinki Alto University. She has ten years of experience in software, focused on: software testing, quality management, process improvement and user experience. She describes herself as an advocate of Agile methodologies, interactions between individuals and continuous improvement as well as continuous delivery for market industrialization promoter.

Miriam has been working for different companies such as Nokia, Seven Network and Telefonica. Currently she is the QA Manager of Nestle Barcelona and she manage large, complex projects involving multiple platforms and applications and coordinates test teams.


Martino Turturiello

We will have Martino's description soon.

Jean-Paul Varwijk

Jean-Paul Varwijk

Jean-Paul Varwijk is an “agilist” and a software tester. He has been active in IT since 1998 and particularly software testing since 2004. He currently works as software engineer and agile coach at Rabobank in the Netherlands and runs an independent Software Testing Consultancy called Arborosa.

Jean-Paul is an active participant in the Dutch agile- and software testing community and is a regular speaker and trainer at (international) software testing conferences and in-house events.

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