David Maynard has been using testing since leaving teaching over 20 years ago. He has helped with software and embedded software testing for a variety of products from home automation through to satellite phones. He continues to lead a testing team and believes you can learn from each other and that the team are greater than the sum of the parts. He enjoys making a difference to others on a personal, group and company level and is part of testing peers – a group of test leaders from around the country. He is a keen runner and has run marathons and all the Cambridge Half.