Members present themselves

All Board Members work honorary. Members in the German Testing Board are:

Founding member of the GTB

Graham Bath

Graham Bath can look back on more than 20 years of professional experience in testing. After studying Systems Engineering at the Middlesex University London and the University of Surrey, where he graduated with the Master of Sciences degree in this subject, his very first assignment led straight to the testing of software: in an (…)

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Member of the GTB

Ralf Bongard (ISARTAL akademie GmbH)

Ralf Bongard has been working for well-known companies more than 10 years – as a consultant, coach and trainer for the analysis and optimization of product development processes as well as their operative implementation. (…)

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Chairman of GTB

Dr. Klaudia Dussa-Zieger (imbus AG)

Klaudia_dussa_zieger_smallDr. Klaudia Dussa-Zieger is Principal Consultant at Method Park Consulting GmbH and has been involved in software testing and software quality for almost 20 years. She is convinced that “given the increasing complexity of today’s software systems, their development is not possible without testing”. (…)

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Florian Fieber (QualityDojo IT-Consulting GmbH)

Florian Fieber is founder and managing director of QualityDojo IT Consulting GmbH in Berlin and has been working as a consultant and trainer in the area of ​​quality assurance in software systems for almost 15 years. His focus is on test management, improvement of test processes and business analysis of enterprise applications. (…)

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Thorsten Geiselhart (Marquardt GmbH)

Thorsten Geiselhart studied Electrical Engineering at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences and has been working since his diploma thesis in 2004 at Marquardt GmbH in Rietheim-Weilheim in the area of Functional Software Test. Subjects which have inspired and influenced him from the very beginning include „constructive destructivity“, reading between the lines in specifications, as well as the close cooperation with software development. Having started (…)

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Jan Giesen (EUROIMMUN)

For Jan Giesen, good communication is an important prerequisite for successful project implementation. It is crucial that all parties use the same terms for the same things. Therefore, standardization and uniform terms are indispensable in order to detect errors as early as possible. (…)

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Vice chairman of GTB

Dr. Matthias Hamburg (Sogeti Deutschland GmbH)

It was a Year 2K project which introduced Dr. Matthias Hamburg, a software engineer of long-standing experience, to the new world of systematic software testing. As he checked through entire IT landscapes, the IT professional, who today is Managing Consultant at Sogeti Deutschland GmbH, quickly realized that software quality assurance was not (…)

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Dr. Timea Illes-Seifert (Fiducia & GAD IT AG)

What is so special about software testing? For Timea Illes-Seifert the answer is easy: For her, quality assurance is distinguished primarily through an engineering approach and through the great variety of activities associated with it. This was the experience the software technician has made in all assignments where she was responsible for testing: during her studies, in projects in the economy, or in the context of research projects. (…)

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Werner Lieblang (trendig technology services GmbH)

In 1974, when Werner Lieblang first programmed a microprocessor at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany had just become Soccer World Champions for the second time. That was over 40 years ago. Today he is tutor at Díaz & Hilterscheid Unternehmensberatung GmbH (…)

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Founding member of the GTB

Tilo Linz (imbus AG)

Tilo Linz is board member and co-founder of imbus AG, a leading solution provider for software testing, and has been active in the field of software quality and software testing for more than 25 years. He started the German Testing Board in 2002 (since 2005 registered as non-profit association ‘German Testing Board e.V.’), which he led as Chairman until 2013. (…)

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Anke Löwer (Rentenbank)

Anke Löwer came into contact with software testing at an early stage: A course on the subject of software reliability at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences and a committed professor, who taught methods in step with current practice, aroused her interest. The topic runs through her professional career as a central theme. Today, she works as (…)

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Member of the GTB

Elke Mai

Elke Mai is enabler and supporter for departments and IT departments in test management (currently in several projects at a cooperative bank) for test concepts and test process optimization. She has (…)

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Member and cash auditor of the GTB

Jörn Münzel (ITinera projects & experts GmbH & Co. KG)

„At the start, things just happened this way “, says Jörn Münzel. After studying at the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, he started out testing IT systems at Danet GmbH according to the requirements of the then postal authority. He soon realized that his mentality for analytical and structured thinking and testing matched perfectly. (…)

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Vice chairman and founding member of the GTB

Horst Pohlmann (Lemförder Electronic GmbH)

Horst Pohlmann, born in 1958, studied Computer Science at the University of Paderborn and worked initially as a system developer in a branch of a software house belonging to the Rheinmetall group, where he first introduced the subject of software quality assurance. Following that, he implemented this in the areas of management and (…)

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Member of the GTB

Prof. Dr. Ralf Reißing (Hochschule Coburg)

Prof. Dr. Ralf Reißing has been intensively involved with software engineering, quality assurance and testing since his studies in computer science. After obtaining his doctorate in design quality at the University of Stuttgart in 2002, he worked at Daimler AG as a specialist for test methods and test tools within product development (…)

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Technische Universität Berlin)

With Prof. Eng. D. Ina Schieferdecker, besides teaching, it is all about applied research. This is not surprising for a university professor, but the scientist is also involved in extending knowledge, new testing technologies and know-how transfer.(…)

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Member of the GTB

Maud Schlich (The Qualiteers)

The main focal points of her activities are the coaching of test managers and test teams, the sustained introduction of software reviews and improvement of processes in test management. In e-Learnings, workshops and in personal coaching at customer sites, she has been teaching practically oriented knowledge based on recognized standards for more than 20 years (…)

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Annette Simon (expleo)

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“It’s not about testing as much as possible but testing the right thing.”

Under this motto, Ms. Simon has been working for over 10 years at the world’s leading independent software quality specialist, SQS Software Quality Systems AG in Cologne(…)

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Dr. Frank Simon (Zurich Versicherungsgesellschaft Deutschland)

frank_simon“Quality assurance is a holistic task, and it has something to do with competitiveness.” This is beyond question for Dr. Frank Simon, since holistic quality assurance ensures that software does not just run, but also has other facets, for instance being user-friendly, secure, easy to maintain, portable, efficient, etc(…)

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Member and cash auditor of the GTB

Tanja Tremmel (TM Tremmel Consult GmbH)

Tanja Tremmel is CEO of TM Tremmel Consult GmbH, which is focused on improving software quality. After graduating as Diplom Kauffrau from Julius Maximilians University in Wuerzburg, she gained cross-industries experience in the consulting business. Her expertise lies (…)

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Founding member of the GTB

Sabine Uhde (sepp.med gmbh)

The fact that Sabine Uhde today works as an expert in tester training is not merely a result of one single decision. It is rather a role that the system analyst has grown into step by step. She is responsible for the tester training courses at the IT service provider sepp.med GmbH, and she leads the GTB (…)

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Member of the GTB

Stephanie Ulrich

Stephanie Ulrich belongs to those who were enthusiastic about software testing even back in the nineties, at a time when quality assurance did not have the status it has today. Consequently, she was not distracted by one of her former bosses, who asked her: „Why do you want to test? (…)

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Member of the GTB

Dr. Stephan Weißleder (Thales Deutschland GmbH)

Quality is the location advantage in Germany – Dr. Stephan Weißleder is dedicated to the preservation of this advantage. Therefore, his involvement in the GTB is primarily working with a group of universities, which he heads. In addition, he supports the working groups Examinations, Glossary and Business Development.

As a student, Dr. Weissleder often worked (…)

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Founding member of the GTB

Prof. Dr. Mario Winter (TH Köln)

As scientist, Prof. Dr. Mario Winter is per se committed to independence. The professor works at the „Institute for Computer Science“ at the Technology Arts Sciences TH Köln, where he is a member of the main research subject „Software quality”. As far as the GTB is concerned, it is also the aspect of its independence, which motivates him to support the organization. Together (…)

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Member of the GTB

Peter Zimmerer (Siemens AG)

Peter Zimmerer knows the challenges of software testing in practice – and he has done so for many years. After studying computer science, he went into industry and joined Siemens AG, where he deals with the testing and quality engineering of large software systems (…)

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