Talks & Panels

Future events

Environmental Variables

I have been asked to be part of a podcast about sustainability in IT called Environmental Variables by Chris Adams. Follow the link to other episodes. I will post the plublication date when known here. The recording will be done in March. I am honoured and looking forward to recording with Chris Adams.

Testing, Agile, Devops, Low Code Showcase

On the 25th of April I will speak in Rotterdam at the Testing, Agile, Devops, Low Code Showcase of Unicom Seminars. The theme of this showcase is Exploring Good practices. Happy to be back at the conference where I started my speaking career. 
I will talk on Low Code and F1, how they are alike in best practices. 

I will take the podium at 11.30, hope to see you all there! Book your ticket by clicking the button below.

Postponed till Fall 2024

Green IT conference

On May 14, 2024 we will introduce the first edition of Green IT! This conference, with the theme From Insight to Impact, is aimed at professionals who want to gain insight and realize improvements when it comes to the ecological footprint of their IT organization.

As part of the advisory board I hope you all will join us in Woerden the 14th of May.

SIGiST 2024 Summer Conference

SIGiST 2024 Summer Conference “Quantum Leap: the Past, Present and Future of Testing” will take place on June 19th 2024. I will talk online on Women in Tech: Hidden Figures to Tech Leaders – Women who changed the game.

15:10 I will take the stage online!

Dutch Tech on Heels

I was a guest on the podcast Dutch Tech on Heels hosted by Jennifer Delano. I will post here when the publication date is known. Looking forward to share our open and important conversation on Women in Tech.



Want to invite me for a talk, keynote or discussion panel? I am a member of two speakerbureaus. You can find and book me there. Click the logo for more information. Or contact me through the contact page. 


TestNet strives to professionalize the testing of IT products and increase awareness and the importance of testing as expertise. TestNet encourages the exchange and dissemination of professional knowledge and experience between colleagues and stimulates research from both a scientific and practical perspective.

An all-encompassing community that embraces individuals of every gender, dedicated to forging an inclusive, diverse, and equitable tech world. We are steadfast in our mission to promote gender equality and diversity in tech organizations by highlighting role models, organizing community-connecting events such as conferences, mentoring sessions, workshops and dinners and encouraging tech organizations to embrace diversity to realize a more sustainable future.

Our Mission at Women Who Test
Women Who Test allows women to share ideas and solutions while helping each other thrive and advance in their careers. WWT features speakers and topics at our events that are designed to inspire, teach, and motivate. 

We are Dutch Women in Tech (DWIT), a platform for and by women in technology. This initiative was set up by IT service provider Tredion. Several partners have now joined the platform. At DWIT we focus on women in IT. We want to give women in tech a platform to share their stories. In this way we also want to inspire other women to choose a career in IT.

The Foundation’s mission is to reduce the total change in global carbon emissions associated with software. When evaluating choices we choose the option that advocates for abatement (reducing emissions) not neutralisation (offsetting emissions).

Mission of In the testing community, members strengthen each other’s professional social skills.
– contributes to the personal development of its members
– helps its members strengthen communication and strategic skills
– motivates and supports its members to take new steps in personal leadership

Technology has an enormous impact on our lives and on society. Yet the diversity of its inventors and makers is very limited, only 16% of technical and IT professionals in the Netherlands are women.

VHTO approach

That is why VHTO is committed to increasing the participation of girls and women in science, technology and IT. Fix the system, not the girls is the starting point of our multi-year strategy. We offer interventions, based on science, in education, for employers and society.

More women in science, technology and IT are desirable, because a technology sector that reflects society offers:

– equality of opportunity for girls and women;
– economic opportunities for our society;
– better technologies for our society.

Discussion panels


NOT expo 2023

Unicom: Low Code: Business Perspectives And Innovations

Unicom: Low Code: Business Perspectives And Innovations

Unicom: Agile, DevOps and Testing: Methods and Tools for Business Value

Unicom: Agile, DevOps & Testing: Methods & Tools Revisited


Diversity and inclusion in Beta, Tech and IT

Trends and expectations in Low Code

The future of Low Code development 

Best methods and tooling for business value

Best practices in methods and tooling for Agile, DevOps & Testing


24th of January 2023

7th of July 2022

9th of June 2022

28th of April 2022

9th of February 2022


Title: Unlocking the Power of Low code: Speed with caution

Low code, the pathway to simplified and swift software development, holds immense potential for enhancing value in your projects. However, with numerous platforms, techniques, and best practices available, it becomes crucial to harness the power of low code effectively. Similar to driving a car, while speed can be exhilarating, caution is essential.

Join me as I explore the advantages and considerations of low code through real-world examples and personal experiences. Discover where to begin your low code journey, gain insights into best practices, and determine if low code is the right fit for you and your organization.

Title: It’s not easy being green!

In our daily private life, we know the small steps to reduce our carbon footprint: wear an extra sweater in winter, separate our waste, recycle our used products, not use a car if it isn’t strictly necessary, etc.

We can take similar small steps in software development to create a better environment. In my talk, I will first raise awareness: what is the size of the carbon footprint in software development, what’s the impact now and in the future, and how can we measure that and make it visible?

As a test consultant, I am aware that not only the functional aspects of an application are important subjects that must be tested, but also a set of non-functional. In my talk, I want to argue that it is environmentally necessary to consider carbon footprint creation as a non-functional requirement when performing a product risk analysis.

Furthermore, I will present valuable tools a software tester can use to indicate its carbon footprint. I will also offer simple but valuable tips to help reduce the carbon footprint when creating software solutions.

Important note: for every conference I update this talk with new research information!

Title: The high risk of low-code; 5 pitfalls of low-code  

Low-code has a golden future, but beware of disadvantages, risks and dangers. An overview of the five biggest pitfalls of low-code development, and some advice to avoid these.

Before on Eurostar Huddle (online; July 4th, 2022) &
Keynote on Unicom: business perspectives and innovations (online, with discussion panel; July 7th, 2022)

Title: Quality assurance in Low-Code. Good? Or Good!

Simple, fast, cheap and good, that’s the philosophy of a low-code platform. As long as you stick to the low-code library of building blocks, those promises can be met. Customization, however, introduces risks. How can you guarantee that the application still has the quality that was promised? To meet up with the ‘simple, fast, cheap and good’, your test automation must also be simple, fast, cheap and good.

Before on Test Automation Day (on site Utrecht, The Netherlands; June 16th, 2022) &

Unicom: TestExpo and Agile & DevOps Expo (online; 2021)

Title: “Does Low Code mean Low Testing?” The webinar”

with Jan Jaap Cannegieter 

Low-Code development means quick and cheap development, by citizen developers. But where does testing fit in? Nowhere? Or everywhere? Or somewhere in between? Some experiences on the matter.

Before on CKC webinars 2022

Low Code: Business Perspectives And Innovations Discussion panel

Discussions on several subjects: Professional developers use low-code to deliver functionalities quicker, and so, they have more time for traditional development of complex features with more value for the organization. Citizen developers working in business roles understand the needs and the rules of business. Building in low-code enables them to anticipate on and react to developments in the market. Also, in the business market, low code citizen developers help to overcome the problematic shortage of skilled developers.

Unicom: Low Code: Business Perspectives And Innovations (online discussion panel; June 9th, 2022)


Low-code is conquering the world of software development and is expected not only to stay, but take over software development. Low-code has a golden future, but beware of disadvantages, risks and dangers.

Before on Unicom: Agile, DevOps and Testing: Methods and Tools for Business Value (online, talk and panel; April 28th, 2022)

Title: Low-Code and QA: “Hit them where it hurts!” 

What is the value of software testing? Testing costs money: hours spent, test tooling, etc. How do we know that this money is well spent? A quality consultant needs to show the decision makers the costs of bad testing and the importance of good test quality.

Before on Unicom: Agile, DevOps & Testing: Methods & Tools Revisited (online, talk and panel; February 9th, 2022)

Title: “Does Low Code mean Low Testing?” part 2 

An updated and extended version of the previous talk, with new insights and extra field experiences.

Before on (online; 2021) & (online; 2022)

Title: “Does Low Code mean Low Testing?” part 1″ 

Low-Code development means quick and cheap development, by citizen developers. But where does testing fit in? Nowhere? Or everywhere? Or somewhere in between? Some experiences on the matter.

Before on testing stage KIEV (online; 2021)