The 2017 EuroSTAR Conference is chaired by Iris Pinkster O’Riordan (Netherlands) and supported by a Committee comprising Graham Freeburn, Kristoffer Nordstrom, Alexandra Schladebeck and Anna Hoff – all of whom have a wealth of experience on the EuroSTAR stage.



    Graham Freeburn (UK)

    Graham is a Principal Testing Consultant at Sopra Steria responsible for training, strategic consultancy, process support and testing research. Specialised solely in the testing field for over 18 years and is a recognised industry expert as well as a regular speaker at international testing conferences and is a fully paid-up testing enthusiast!

    Areas of expertise include testing infrastructure assessment and improvement, training development and delivery, change management, exploratory testing, risk based strategy, benefits realisation, mentoring and coaching and test automation. Graham has been instrumental in successful testing improvements in numerous companies and co-authored an advanced case study in Software Test Automation.

    He co-founded the Scottish Testing Group is 2002 and has been Chairman of it ever since. In 2016 he was awarded the EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award

    Non-testing expertise – mindmapping and malt whisky!


    Kristoffer Nordström (Sweden)

    Kristoffer Nordström is a Test Developer that in over a decade has worked with technologies such as Telecommunications System, Distributed Compilers, Cloud technology, Smartphone OS development, Embedded systems, and much more.

    A testing devotee, and a member of the Context-Driven test community who with his own company, consults and also teaches the course “Python for testers”.


    Alexandra Schladebeck (Germany)

    Alex is the head of Software Quality and Test Consulting at BREDEX GmbH. Her passion is communicating with people in IT projects, most specifically about quality. She works with customers, testers and developers to help them improve quality in their projects and processes.

    You’ll usually find Alex talking about quality and how it affects the whole development process. She’s also a frequent speaker at conferences where she likes to share her project experiences and learn from other practitioners.

    Twitter handle: @alex_schl


    Anna Hoff (Sweden)

    Anna Hoff has worked as a consultant within the software testing business for more than ten years. She has a history of working with SAST within the Öresund region and received standing ovations for her session "The Supertester" at EuroSTAR 2009 and 2010.

    Anna was a Programme Committee member for 2016 and rejoins to assist the team for 2017.

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