Andrew Brown

Principal Technical Consultant

Dr Andrew Brown is a principal technical consultant at SQS.

Recently, he has developed an independent line of research into understanding why we humans make the mistakes that lead to software defects. This research has produced a new view of defect reduction, several papers and a revamp of training and induction at SQS.

He has 25 years’ experience in the software industry. Previous roles include Head of QA at HMV, Head of QA at a financial software house and a test manager in Japan.

He holds a degree in Physics and Maths, an MBA from Warwick Business School and a doctorate from Imperial College.

My Sessions

How could I miss that defect? Inattentional Blindness

Yonder (Caravaggio)

Have you ever wondered – How on earth did I miss that defect? In this session we learn how we notice or pay attention to an event or object. We use a series of videos and in-session experiments to demonstrate that we can pay increased attention to an expected event only by selectively focusing our […]

Biases Creativity Track