Ilari Henrik Aegerter's formal studies have brought him from General Linguistics and Sociology to Software Engineering and Software Testing. He so much liked the profession that he continued to intensively work on his skills. Being a context-driven tester is the natural outcome and he believes that software testing is not a clerical job but a profession, which needs a high level of proficiency.
Ilari Henrik Aegerter has 10+ years of experience in the field, coming from the medical software domain at Phonak AG and progressing to e-commerce at eBay. He is now the Managing Director of House of Test GmbH and he believes that there is still a lot of work to be done for excellent software testing.
In 2013 he co-founded the International Society for Software Testing (ISST), which advocates for bringing back common sense to testing. He is currently president of the organization. In 2015 he was elected into the board of the Association for Software Testing (AST), where he acts as VP of Marketing.
Since he likes talking, he often presents at international software testing conferences and he is also frequently invited to speak at company events. From time to time he does workshops on Software Testing, which he enjoys tremendously.
In his private time he likes to read a lot of books and comics, spend time with his family, test the possibilities of our world with his kids and test good food in restaurants with his wife. He believes that people are generally good and that there is plenty for everybody in this world. All that results in him smiling a lot.