I spent 14 years working for General Accident (now Aviva) then nine years with IBM working with a range of blue-chip clients. Most of my experience was in financial services, but I also worked with clients in retail, phamaceuticals, telecoms and central government. Whilst with IBM I became a Chartered IT Professional and professional member of the British Computer Society.
I am particularly interested in testing's relationship with audit and governance. I find this a fascinating area. Having worked as a test manager and a computer auditor I believe that there is often a lack of constructive engagement between the professions. I am a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), which is a worldwide association of IS professionals dedicated to the audit, control, and security of information systems.
I am also very interested in how the quality of applications can be improved by incorporating usability engineering and testing techniques into development and testing.
In 2007 I successfully completed an MSc in IT at Abertay University Dundee. My masters project and dissertation, for which I received an A grade, was "Integrating usability testing with formal software testing models". See MSc Dissertation for the abstract of my dissertation.
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