Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020, USA

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Event Date Sun Feb 23 MST - Tue Feb 25 MST (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Feb 23 5:00pm - Tue Feb 25 8:30pm
Location Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
11111 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020, USA
Region Americas

Building off the success of the 2019 conference, in 2020 we focus on identifying ways to put those ideas and learning into action at all levels. Quality professionals are uniquely positioned to lead and help their organizations achieve business process excellence through insightful, high-level learning and idea sharing during this conference. Participants will leave with the ability to identify areas of focus within their organization for maximum financial impact.

Embracing Change
Today’s ever-changing landscape of disruption and transformation requires organizations to continually evaluate and challenge past practices to optimize excellence and growth. Sessions in this area of focus cover topics such as:
• Change Management
• People and Processes: The Human Side of Quality
• Risk Management

Best of Lean and Six Sigma in the Digital Age
The fundamentals of quality have not changed, but the settings in which they are applied have. Current and future digital advances offer opportunities to enhance the application of quality principles, tools, and techniques throughout an organization. To help attendees identify opportunities in their own organizations, sessions in this focus area will cover:
• Quality Basics in Today’s World
• Practical Application
• Sustaining Results

Integrating LSS Principles, Tools, and Techniques in Quality 4.0
Rapid-fire innovation is changing how organizations gather, analyze, and use data. The opportunity to apply lean and Six Sigma principles, tools, and techniques to these changing conditions is often overlooked by organizations that traditionally seek solutions from the IT team. This area of focus explores the potential for lean and Six Sigma to address challenges and opportunities brought on by disruptive technologies such as:
• Big Data
• Data Analytics
• Cyber Security
• Artificial Intelligence
• Agile

Delivering On What’s Next
Yes, we understand the need. Yes, we’re excited about our tools. Now what? How do we identify which strategies are truly aligned with the organization's mission of excellence, and how do we implement them? How do we effectively advocate for leadership support? This advanced area of focus offers conference participants sophisticated insight into what’s next for lean and Six Sigma, and how these concepts can create immediate impact. Topics include:
• Strategic Alignment
• Cutting Edge Tools
• ROI and Trends
• Future of Quality


2020 Speakers


Dr. Gregory H. Watson
ASQ Fellow and Past Chair

Stuart MacDonald
The Unintentional Magician

Kaplan Mobray
Founder, The Kaplan Mobray Leadership Institute

Gregory Offner
Speaker, Coach, Facilitator


Allbee, Dawn
Executive Director Customer Engagement, The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Awayan, Peter T.
Lean Six Sigma Leader, ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc. - Carmona

Barbosa, Maria
Master's Degree Student, Federal University of Itajuba

Beboso, Eugene
Failure Analysis Engineer, ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc. - Carmona

Beets, Lyndsey
Process Improvement Facilitator II, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)

Belilovskiy, Tony
Director, International Institute for Customer-Centered Leadership

Boussetta, Alex
Partner, Executive Consultant,Operational Excellence and Innovation, Abacus Team

Britton, Kevin
Six Sigma Black Belt, Hemlock Semiconductor Operations LLC

Burge, Ryan
Managing Partner, Boulevard Consulting Group

Casasanto, Nikki
Process Improvement Consultant , Herren Associates

Castree, Katie
Operations Excellence Manager, Accumen

Cline, David
Chief Operating Officer, Van's Kitchen

Craig, Karissa
Lean Change Agent, Senior, Geisinger Health Plan

Cross, Lloyd
Agile Coach and Project Managerm, The Clorox Company

Czarnecki, Hank
Director,Auburn Technical Assistance Center

Daniels, Beverly
Sr. Director and Fellow, Operational Excellence, IDEXX

Davis, Lori
Director of Getting Things Done, K. Parks Consulting, Inc. (KPC)

Dominguez, Kizzy M.
President,K. Parks Consulting, Inc. (KPC)

Duarte, James(Jim)
Principal, LJDUARTE & Associates, LLC

Duffy, Grace L.
President, Management & Performance Systems

Elfaiomy, Mohamed A.
Head, Quality management section, Royal Commission Medical Center

Engholdt, Kevin
Consultant / Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Mayo Clinic

Ewald, Joel
Director of Software and Product Development, Improvement Path Systems

Fernandes, Marcelo M.
Founder and Owner, MF Operational Excellence (ASQ Certified Master Black Belt)

Fienup, Rob
Sr. Business Process Improvement Specialist, Edward Jones

Gallagher, Peter F.
International Change Management Expert, Speaker and Author, ASQ

TGGardner, Thomas
Professor of Urology, Indiana University

Genest, Jeremiah B.
Chair, Team and Workplace Excellence Forum

DGGolecha, Devshree
Asst. Vice President, EXL

PHHardigan, Patrick C.
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Professor of Public Health, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Harry, Dave
Black Belt Trainer, Process Whisperer Consultants LLC

Hathaway, Bill
Chief Executive Officer, MoreSteam

Hecht, Bruce A.

Hessing, Ted
Software Program Manager, The Vanguard Group

Holmes, Brooke
Sr. Business Process Improvement Specialist, Edward Jones

Hudon, Nicolas
Consultant, Operational Excellence and Reengineering, Abacus Team

Kirkland, Andrae
Director, Business Transformation, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Kollm, Bob
CISR Coach, System Exceleence

CKKonzel, Carla
Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs Operations, STERIS

Koritko, Martin
Vice President, Enterprise Continuous Improvement, Lincoln Financial Group

DLLawrence, Debbie
New Product Quality Engineering Manager, Analog Devices

RLLawton, Rob
Leadership Strategist, C3 Excellence, Inc

Lazarus, Ian R.
President & CEO, Creato Performance Solutions

Maasdeidvaag, PhD, Lars
Vice President Product Development, MoreSteam

Majerus, Norbert
Lean Champion, norbert majerus consulting llc

Mallory, Richard E.
Past Chair Government Div., Principal Consultant, Mallory Management

Mariappan, Murali
Process Engineer, Wells Fargo

Miller, Kathy
Vice President Business Development, MoreSteam

PMMorrow, Patsy A.
Principal, Develop Consulting

Student, BASIS Chandler High School

VNNanda, Vic
Head, Nokia Quality Consulting , Nokia

Nilsson, Benjamin
Head of Business Process Leadership Center of Excellence, Neste

Pammer, Cheryl
Senior Advisory Statistician, Minitab LLC

Patrishkoff, David j.
Adjunct Professor, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pennington, Peg
President, MoreSteam

Pires, Jose
President, Global Excellence & Innovation

Radziwill, Nicole M.
SVP Global Excellence, Intelex Technologies

JSSanders, Janet H.
Associate Professor, East Carolina University

Schildmeier, Leigh Ann
President, Park Avenue Solutions

Seravalli, Franco
Quality Manager, Cooper Standard Automotive

Siddons, Tiffani
Senior Consultant, Implementation Partners LLC

Simmons, Rebecca A.
Assistant Professor, James Madison University

Rockingham, Virginia
RSSlack, Robert

JSSmith, Joshua
Engineering Associate, Herren Associates

Soderborg, Nathan R.
Prinicipal Scientist, Exponent

Spiridonova, Ekaterina
Business Process Manager, Neste

Sterbenz, Scott C.
Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Ford Motor Company

Striebel, Greg
MBB / Six Sigma Team Leader, Hemlock Semiconductor Operations LLC

LSStumpos, Luke
Healthcare Analyst II, Improvement Path Systems

Tarpara, Shrey J.
Associate, Boulevard Consulting Group

Uphoff, Richard F.
Operations Manager and Registered Principal, The Vanguard Group

JWWest, Jack
MBB, Six Sigma Adventures

Zrymiak, Daniel J.
Manager, IT Systems QA, Starline Windows

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• Park Avenue Solutions
• Six Sigma Forum (ASQ)

• Lean Enterprise Division
• Sic Sigma Forum