Board members

Pauline Alfonso - President

Pauline Alfonso is an experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology. Pauline has a passion for Quality Assurance and is a certified Agile ISTQB and TMAP test coordinator. In the past she has coordinated testteams in Netherlands and Curaçao. For some years she is working in Information Management and has implemented Document Management and Workflow solutions using Decos (JOIN) at many customers.

Furthermore, Pauline has a background in Oracle, Data Warehousing and Oracle Application Express. She is a strong consulting professional with two Bachelor degrees: one focused in business intelligence and software development from Twente instituut voor informatisering and one in Technical Physics from Hogeschool Enschede (Saxion).

Jacques Heide – Treasurer

Jacques Heide, started his career in software application development in The Netherlands at various system houses. He developed applications for high school students, energy management, pension software and other user and utility applications. He was a C programming teacher and taught students on software applications.

He is currently a project manager and consultant advising boards and IT managers regarding IT governance, information security, business continuity and testing. He holds certifications on different fields of project management, information security, six sigma. He holds a masters degree in Applied Physics and a masters degree in Computer Science of the University Groningen. In more recent years he implemented or guided various ISO standards, information security frameworks, Prince2 and Agile project management and the ITSM and COBIT frameworks.

Jay Albertoe - Member

Jay was born in Curaçao and finished his study Information and Communication Technology successfully in 2009 in the Netherlands. During his career he has gained extensive experience in software testing and software developing.

The last couple of years Jay has been doing more security testing. Before he came to Curaçao, after 18 years in the Netherlands, Jay bacame a Certified Ethical Hacker.

As of July 2017 he moved to Curaçao and joined the team as a Security Tester at BearingPoint.

Erik van Veenendaal – Advisor

Erik van Veenendaal ( is leading international consultant, trainer, and recognized expert in software testing and quality.

Erik is the author of a number of books and papers, one of the core developers of the TMap testing methodology and the TMMi improvement model, a participant in working parties of the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB), and currently CEO of the TMMi Foundation.

He is a frequent keynote and tutorial speaker at international testing conferences. For his major contributions to the field of testing, Erik received the European Testing Excellence Award (2007) and the ISTQB International Software Testing Excellence Award (2015). You can follow Erik via twitter @ErikvVeenendaal.

Jordan Emanuelson - Member

After attaining his Bachelor in Business Information Systems, Jordan Emanuelson started a consulting career at EY Dutch Caribbean as a Technology Consultant, specifically in the IT Audit Function. Progressing within his achievements, Jordan showed a passionate interest for the field of Software Development and consequently became a certified TMMi Assessor in Software Testing. Having gained experience within the payment processing systems market in the banking industry, Jordan attained the knowledge that catapulted him in a position of a Regulatory Supervisor at the Central Bank of Curacao & Sint Maarten. Additionally, having become a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Jordan is fully equipped to apply his knowledge and experience to contribute to the best practices within the field of Information Technology and Software Testing.