With a quarter-century of software and systems engineering experience, Rex Black is President of RBCS, a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. For over fifteen years, RBCS has delivered services in consulting, outsourcing and training for software and hardware testing. Employing the industry’s most experienced and recognized consultants, RBCS conducts product testing, builds and improves testing groups and hires testing staff for hundreds of clients worldwide. Ranging from Fortune 20 companies to start-ups, RBCS clients save time and money through improved product development, decreased tech support calls, improved corporate reputation and more. As the leader of RBCS, Rex is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. His popular first book, Managing the Testing Process, has sold over 35,000 copies around the world, including Japanese, Chinese, and Indian releases, and is now in its third edition. His five other books on testing, Advanced Software Testing: Volume I, Advanced Software Testing: Volume II, Critical Testing Processes, Foundations of Software Testing, and _Pragmatic Software Testing, have also sold tens of thousands of copies, including Hebrew, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian editions. He has written over thirty articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given about fifty keynotes and other speeches at conferences and events around the world. Rex is a Director of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.
Yaron Tsubery has been a Director of QA & Testing Manager at Comverse since 2000. Yaron is in charge of a large group that includes Testing Team Leaders and Test Engineers. The group deals with Functional, Non-functional, Load & Performance tests, some of which are done off-shore. The group has much experience in managing and controlling acceptance tests. Yaron is also known as a manager who has built testing groups in his past and also acted as a consultant to testing managers while they were building their testing groups.
Yaron has been working in software since 1990, and has more then 17 years in testing field as a Test Engineer, Testing TL, and Testing Manager. His original profession was Systems Analyst. Yaron worked in Product Management, Project Management and Development for at least 3 years before becoming a Director of QA & Testing.
Yaron is the current President of ISTQB (International Testing Qualifications Board – www.istqb.org) and is also the President and founder of the ITCB (Israeli Testing Certification Board – www.itcb.org.il). He is a member of IQAMF (Israeli QA Managers Forum) and in SIGiST Israel.
Yaron has been invited as a speaker to some important international conferences to lecture on subjects related to testing. Yaron has lots of experience in banking business processes. For the last 9 years he has implemented best practices in a field where he is in charge of producing complex systems for telecommunication companies such as Vodafone, T-Mobile, NTT DoCoMo, Verizon Wireless etc.; Main systems in Mobile technology: i-mode, Mobile GateWay and Billing Proxy, in SI projects: Content Data Management solutions, Video Solutions, IPTV and IMS.