Gregory M. Pope is a Computer Scientist at the University of California Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Over the past quarter century, Mr. Pope has worked in a variety of capacities at virtually all levels of software development and testing. He began his career developing software used to test jet engines and helicopters. He later worked in the defense industry, testing missioncritical software for military and space applications. Working in the private sector, he has developed and patented techniques for computer-aided testing. Among his inventions is the Ferret, a highly regarded software-testing tool manufactured and marketed by his company.
As a consultant and teacher, Mr. Pope has conducted hundreds of seminars for software development professionals throughout the United States, Asia, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe. In his thriving consulting, training, and testing practice, he has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, IBM, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, AT&T, Eastman Kodak, DHL Airways, and Knight- Ridder, as well as NASA, the Pentagon, U.S. defense contractors, the Internal Revenue Service, and numerous foreign companies.
Mr. Pope is sought out to write articles on the subject of software testing for a number of industry publications, including CIO Magazine, Computer Design, Industry Week, Computer World, Signal, Electronic Defense News, San Jose Mercury, and Software Maintenance News. He holds a BS degree from Connecticut State University, an MBA from University of Phoenix, and is a member of IEEE.