Mr. Bender has fifty years’ experience in software with a primary focus on quality assurance and testing. He has consulted internationally to large and small corporations, government agencies, and the military. This has included a wide variety of application classes and technology bases from embedded to super computer based systems and everything in between, consulting to both vendors and IT shops alike. He has been active in establishing industry standards for software quality. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, universities, and corporate events. He was one of the first programmers ever awarded IBM’s Outstanding Invention Award. This was for his breakthroughs on code based testing.