The ISTQB® are delighted to confirm Paul Gerrard as the winner of the 2018 International Software Testing Excellence Award.

The Award Panel selected Mr. Gerrard in recognition of his commitment and contribution to sofware quality and the testing profession. In particular, he has been at the center of solutions to some of the testing industries most significant challenges not least the need for standardized skills and knowledge for testing professionals

Mr. Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, webmaster, developer and tester. He is a regular publisher of articles, an author, renowned conference speaker and winner of multiple testing industry awards. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of sotiware testing and quality assurance, specializing in test assurance. He is Principal of Gerrard Consulting Limited and is the host of the Assurance Leadership Forum in the UK.

Mr. Gerrard was presented the Award at the ISTQB® General Assembly meeting in Berlin, Germany.

In 2018, ISTQB® will be presenting the International Software Testing Excellence Award to the person who has shown an outstanding contribution to the field of software quality.

Anyone can make a nomination for the Award, which recognises innovation, research and the promotion of the software testing profession. Nominate your choice for the International Software Testing Excellence Award before the 17th of August!

Please note: Nominations for the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award can be submitted by anyone (except Award Panel members). Nomination proposals need to be submitted through the Submission Form and need to give clear reasons for the nomination, as well as references that validate the nominee's achievements. Anonymous and self-nomination proposals will not be accepted.

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Robert BinderInternationally recognized testing expert, Mr. Robert V. Binder, is the winner of the prestigious ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award for 2016. The Award Panel selected Mr. Binder in recognition of his commitment to software quality and the testing profession over the past 24 years.

Mr. Binder is a high-assurance thought leader, serial entrepreneur, and system architect. He recently joined Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. He is a sought-after speaker and author of the definitive Testing Object-oriented Systems, two other books, and many articles. He is a model-based testing specialist who developed the multi-dimensional testing methodology. 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, Recommended Practice for Software Reliability Engineering, he drafted sections on software process and risk management. Mr. Binder 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. He is an IEEE Senior Member, ACM member, and holds the CSDP.

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ISTQB® is proud to announce that the Winner of the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award 2014 is Mr. Capers Jones for his notable contributions in increasing public awareness of the importance of software engineering best practices and in contributing quantitative data to the international community. Capers is a well-known author and international public speaker and has designed a range of risk, cost, and quality estimation and measurement tools. During his extensive career Mr Capers Jones, along with his colleagues, has collected data from thousands of projects, hundreds of corporations, and dozens of government organizations. This historical data is a key resource for judging the effectiveness of software process improvement methods and also for calibrating software estimation accuracy.

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