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EuroSTAR 2016 – Testing Excellence Winner

  • 21/11/2016
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  • Posted by Ronan

At the Annual Awards ceremony at this year’s EuroSTAR Conference, the prestigious Software Testing Excellence Award was presented to its 18th recipient; Graham Freeburn.


Graham Freeburn Testing Excellence

Graham was presented the Award by Dorothy Graham. 

Dorothy noted Graham’s experience in the industry, his approachable nature and his popularity amongst fellow software testers. 

Graham was lauded for his contribution to the testing industry. Graham has worked in software testing for over 30 years. Apart from his day job with Sopra Steria, Graham has gained a reputation for working on a number of software testing boards including shaping ISEB, ISTQB and BCS  groups. He has been heavily involved in the Scottish Testing Group as part of the British Computer Society. He has presented at numerous events and Conference in his long career as a software Tester. 

As well as that Graham has published new ideas in testing, as well as impated his testing knowledge working as a test consult for major businesses. He has also delivered training to thousands of testers and has spoken at  numerous different conferences. 

In his nomination a colleague wrote that “It has been an absolute privilege getting to interact with Graham in Sopra Steria – undergoing his amazing training sessions, seeking his advice on tricky topics or just talking to him about anything related to testing in general. His passion for testing is infectious and his knowledge in this area is full of depth and insight. He has left many of us in the organisation completely inspired by his achievements, his incredible energy for his area of expertise and the selflessness in sharing his knowledge. Graham is timeless and an absolute legend. His down-to-earth and utterly approachable nature add to the exemplary nature of his personality – he is in a league of his own.”

Graham is a member of the EuroSTAR 20 Year club, thanks to his attendance at twenty Conferences. We congratulate Graham on his Award. 

Testing Excellence Graham Freeburn


If you are curious about the previous winners of the EuroSTAR Software Testing Excellence Award, You can find the list of previous Testing Excellence Recipients here.

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