National Software Testing Conference
Wolfgang Platz

Wolfgang Platz

Founder & Chief Product Officer, Tricentis

Ninja Or Samurai? The Art Of War And The Future Of Testing


The Digital Disruption is forcing customers to leverage software to create new sources of customer value and increase their operational agility. To enable this, enterprises are adopting Agile methodologies and DevOps, driving the need for Continuous Testing and record high levels of automation. Similar to the theories proposed in Sun Tzuís ìThe Art of Warî, the battle for the highest quality at the highest speed and lowest costs introduces two forces: the Ninjas and the Samurai. What is the difference between them, and where should they be utilized? And how does the analogy apply for all of us testers who are just trying to make software better?

Wolfgang Platz brings over 20 years of technology experience to Tricentis. Wolfgang founded Tricentis in 2008 as a testing consultancy and laid the cornerstone for the development of our enterprise software testing product, Tosca Testsuite. Today, he is responsible for global product management, R&D and delivery of product-related support and services to our customers.


Prior to Tricentis, Wolfgang was at Capgemini as a group head of IT development for one of the world’s largest IT insurance-development projects. There, he was responsible for architecture and implementation of life insurance policies and project management for several projects in banks.


Wolfgang holds a Master’s degree in Technical Physics as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Technology.