Zeger van Hese - Programme Chair, EuroSTAR 2012


The EuroSTAR Conference Team are delighted to introduce Zeger van Hese as the Programme Chair for the EuroSTAR Conference 2012. Zeger has spoken at EuroSTAR Conferences twice and was the winner of the Best Paper Award in 2007 & 2009. His 2009 paper entitled 'A Lucky Shot at Agile' was subsequently released as the first ever eBook for the EuroSTAR Community.

"It doesn't happen every day that you are asked to become programme chair for Europe's biggest testing conference, thus getting the honour of selecting the programme committee, the conference theme and assembling the programme. When I see the names of the previous programme chairs, I realize I've got some big shoes to fill, but I promise I will do my best to make the 20th anniversary an event to remember.

"Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival."
(William Edwards Deming)

"There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns."
(Edward De Bono)

These two quotes struck a chord when I first read them, and they continue to do so. If we want to keep up with this rapidly changing world, we need to evolve as well. After all, taking for granted what we know already can prevent us from learning. This year I would like to craft a testing conference that focuses on YOU, first and foremost. And while we're at it, let's focus on the importance of learning and creativity in testing.


That is why the Conference Theme for this year is "Innovate & Renovate: Evolving Testing"


Innovate (ˈi-nə-ˌvāt) to introduce changes and new ideas
Renovate (ˈre-nə-ˌvāt) to repair and improve something, restore to life


I also have the great pleasure of introducing the programme committee, my personal dream team:


Shmuel Gershon (Israel), Julian Harty (UK), and James Lyndsay (UK)


Learn more about the Programme Committee.


The 2012 EuroSTAR Conference provides a unique opportunity to share with fellow testers: your thoughts, your learning and creativity, your innovative/renovative ideas. I hope to see you all there."


Zeger van Hese

EuroSTAR Conference 2012 Programme Chair



Zeger van Hese has a background in Economics and Cultural Science. He started his professional career in the motion picture industry but switched to IT in 1999. A year later he got bitten by the software testing bug (pun intended) and has never been cured since. He is a test manager at CTG and has a passion for exploratory testing, testing in agile projects and, above all, continuous learning from different perspectives. Zeger won the Best Paper Award at the conference in both 2007 and 2009. He is co-founder of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing (DEWT), co-author of CTG's STBoX Agile flavor, and a regular speaker at conferences worldwide.


Accenture, Hexaware, Maveric Systems, Neotys, Noesis, SmartBear Software & Tricentis will be at the software testing exhibition at this year's EuroSTAR Conference in November - will your company be there?


To find out more about exhibiting at the 2014 EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference email nicola@eurostarconferences.com


About EuroSTAR Conferences:

EuroSTAR Conferences are delighted to announce that the 22nd Annual Conference on Software Testing will take place in the Convention Centre in Dublin from 24-27 Nov 2014. Take a look through the website for information on the upcoming 2014 software testing conference and keep up-to-date with our Testing Community where you can access a wealth of testing resources such as videos, podcasts, eBooks, blog posts, webinars and more...