Ben Simo has been testing software, and developing testing tools, for 17 years. Ben is a Context-Driven tester and a signatory of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. As a believer in both sapient testing by critical thinkers and the power of automation, Ben seeks to balance the use of people and machines to provide information that helps each team meet its goals. Ben is currently a performance tester and test automation developer for a Fortune 500 company. Ben is the President of the Association for Software Testing, and a co-founder of ThinkTalkTest, Ltd. -- organizer of the FROSST Conferences. Ben also writes and speaks about software testing. You can find much of his writing on his blog at www.QuestioningSoftware.com.