Robert Binder is the winner of the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award 2016. The Award Committee selected Mr. Binder in recognition of his commitment to software quality and the testing profession over the past 24 years.

Robert Binder

ROBERT BINDER

Mr. Robert V. Binder is a high-assurance thought leader, serial entrepreneur, and system architect. He recently joined Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. He is the author of the definitive Testing Object-oriented Systems, two other books, and many articles.

He co-chaired the X9 D14 working group adapting the ISO 9001 Quality Management standard to automated trading systems. As a member of IEEE working group P1633, Robert recommended Practice for Software Reliability Engineering, he drafted sections on software process, metrics, and model-based testing.

He received the MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the BA and MBA from the University of Chicago. Binder is an IEEE Senior Member, ACM member, and holds the CSDP.

 


The Winner of the 2015 "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award" is Erik van Veenendaal for his excellent contributions to the international Software Testing Community.

Erik van Veenendaal

ERIK VAN VEENENDAAL

Drs. Erik van Veenendaal CISA graduated at the University of Tilburg in Business Economics. He has been working as a practitioner and manager in the IT-industry since 1987. After a career in software development, he moved to the area of software quality, where he specializes in software testing.
The Winner of the 2015 "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award" is Erik van Veenendaal for his excellent contributions to the international Software Testing Community.

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The Winner of the 2014 "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award" is Capers Jones for his excellent contributions to the international Software Testing Community. 

Capers Jones

CAPERS JONES

Capers Jones is currently vice president and chief technology officer of Namcook Analytics LLC. The web site of the company is www.Namcook.com. This company designs leading-edge risk, cost, and quality estimation and measurement tools.

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The Winner of the 2013 "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award" is Harry Sneed for having increased public awareness of the importance of software testing and for his research findings.

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HARRY SNEED

Originally from Mississippi in the USA, Mr Sneed began his career as an analyst/programmer with the US navy. He soon became fascinated by software quality issues and started running public seminars on software testing.

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The winner of the 2012 "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award" was Dorothy Graham for her notable contributions to the improvement of software quality and software testing.

Dorothy Graham

DOROTHY GRAHAM

Dorothy Graham has been in testing for 40 years, starting as a software developer at Bell Labs in the USA, where she was put into the Test Group and wrote test execution and comparison tools. After immigrating to the UK, she worked at Ferranti Computer Systems for 7 years, as a developer and team leader, putting an emphasis on testing (which was somewhat unusual at the time). At the National Computing Centre she developed training material in software engineering and software testing.

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Moreover, in celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of ISTQB® in 2012, the Award Panel issued a "Special Award for Lifelong Contribution to Software Testing" that was awarded to Boris Beizer.

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BORIS BEIZER

ACADEMIC: BS Physics, City College of New York, August 1956. MSEE University of Pennsylvania, August 1962. PhD Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, May 1966.

PUBLICATIONS: Published author of 13 technical books and two novels (under pseudonym) and many papers and articles in various journals.

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