Michael Cooper, Quality and Testing Leader, Transamerica
Michael is a leader in the fields of quality assurance (QA), software testing, and process improvement. Michael brings more than 16 years of hands-on QA and Testing leadership experience.
Prior to joining Transamerica, Michael was the Chief Quality Officer at W3 and World Wide QA and Testing Evangelist with HP Software. Before joining HP, Michael was Head of Enterprise Quality Management (EQM) at T-Mobile USA, reporting directly to the CIO; he led a team of more than 400 QA professionals. While at T-Mobile Michael and his team partnered closely with Amdocs on an QA, Testing and Infrastructure Services that increased productivity, reduced system downtime and provided the foundation an enormously successful growth strategy. Michael also held Senior QA and Testing leadership positions at FICO., Inovis and Equifax.
Michael participates in the QA community as a strategic Advisor to leading companies including Amdocs and his recognized for his work around the future of QA and Testing. Michael has presented at conferences around the globe including SAP Saphire/TechED, HP Discover, Amdocs InTouch, QAI Quest, StarEast/West and EuroStar and many more.
Michael graduated with honors from the University of Florida, studied abroad at the University of Cambridge and earned a MBA from Georgia State University; he is also a Certified Scrum Master.
Recognitions include the 2011 HP Software Award of Excellence Americas – People’s Choice, the 2009 HP Software Award of Excellence for IT Transformation, T-Mobile CIO Award, and the Quality Leadership Executive of the Year Award in 2006.