Bio: Jon D. Hagar

Jon is an industry-recognized mobile and embedded systems testing expert and readily offers his wealth of experience to others.  He practices context based testing (how you test depends on your context).  Jon travels and teaches software and systems testing for conferences and private tutorials.  He is sought by various government agencies and private industry for advice and direction on testing embedded and handheld software.  He constantly learns the latest technologies through personal research as well as through worldwide networks of like-minded thinkers who devise innovative approaches such as that of “attacking” software to find bugs.

Jon is a member of the Association of Software Test (AST) and IEEE as well as being a voting and author member on numerous ISO and IEEE standard committees.  He is currently the project editor of IEC/IEEE/ISO 29119 Software Testing Standard, due to be published in 2013 and editor of the Object Modeling Group’s IEEE Standard on OMG.  He is past member of several professional societies and certification boards:  Software Quality Users Group of Denver (SQuaD), and American Software Test Qualification Board (ASTQB).  He has taught hundreds of classes and tutorials in software engineering, systems engineering, and testing throughout the industry, at universities and as a paid private tutor for various industries, such as NASA, HUD, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, DOD, and other government agencies.  He has published over 40 articles on software reliability, testing, test tools, formal methods, and embedded systems.

Jon presents regularly at numerous industry working groups and conferences and has provided materials for inclusion into several colleague’s books, including Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster’s “Experiences of Test Automation” and Lisa Crispin’sAgile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams.”  He also holds a patent on web test technologies.

Jon’s work interests include software testing, verification, validation, product integrity and assessment, system engineering, handheld and embedded software, Agile, reliability and measurement, automated test support tools, formal methods, integration, management, and quality assurance. Most recently, Jon has been working researching: combinatorial testing, model-based testing, test automation, handheld and mobile devices, and error taxonomies for embedded systems.

Jon's book "Software Test Attacks to Break Mobile and Embedded Systems," is due to be released September 16, 2013 as part of Chapman & Hall/CRC Innovations in Software Engineering and Software Development Series.

Google Jon, find him on LinkedIn, TechWell, catch him one of the many testing conferences or work groups, or if you have questions for him directly, or would just like to consult with Jon about breaking embedded software for embedded or mobile devices contact him directly 303-903-5536.