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Event Date Mon Jan 31 EST - Wed Feb 2 EST (in about 2 months)
Location Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
Region Americas

The World’s Number 1 OPEX & Business transformation event is back!

As businesses poised for recovery and growth in 2022, it has never been so critical for transformation executives to take a leadership role in mastering the new ways of working. Yet many OPEX and transformation leaders find themselves in unfamiliar waters: The pace of change spinning faster than ever, rulebooks torn and redrawn, new trends and technologies surfacing, amongst all these a distributed workforce adding another layer of complexity. It is a calling card for the digital era. Retooling and reskilling are urgently required and it is absolutely essential to sharpen your toolkits and insights for the new norm of business and transformational excellence.

The 2022 OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit heads to Miami in January to support decision makers and transformation leaders to master this change with the most relevant case studies from Fortune companies on rethinking your structure, capabilities and processes, the most trusted transformation leaders on developing a readiness culture for change, and the most enthusiastic conversations to spark ideas on innovation and leading transformation in the new hybrid environment!

As has been for the past 21 years, OPEX Week returns as the largest global event for the entire operational excellence ecosystem, and the ONLY platform that discusses tomorrow’s OPEX challenges. This is the single destination that covers strategies, ideas, technologies and everything else that you need to accelerate your business and digital transformation in the new world.

Who Attends?
C-Suite, Heads/VPs/Directors/Managers of:
• Operational/Process Excellence Transformation
• Process Management
• Automation/RPA
• Digital Transformation
• Enterprise Architecture
• Change Management
• Continuous Improvement
• Data Management


2022 Speakers


Leslie Behnke
Head Lean Six Sigma Business Excellence, HALO Branded Solutions


Hemant Purkar
Executive Director, Digital Workforce COE, JP Morgan Chase

Sheila Montney
Former Assistant Vice President, State Farm

Samantha Bureau-Johnson
SVP & Director, Customer Contact Center, First Citizens Bank

Sameer Anand
Director, Enterprise Business Agility Transformation, BAE Systems

Dr. Charles Brandon
Director Process Improvement Office, US Army

Hauke Schupp
Senior Vice President Quality Control, Rushmore Loan Management Services

Ricardo Badillo
Director, Business Transformation, Intel Corporation

Ruben Del Toro
Director Enterprise Continuous Improvement, Southwest Airlines

Steven Remsen
Senior Manager, Business Transformation, Intel Corporation

Elke Hollmann
Head of Global Process Development, Stratec SE

Robert Thacker
Director, Global Product Marketing & Enablement, iGrafx

Cristian Matei, Ph.D, LSS, MBB
Founder Advanced Thinking & Acting Head of Business Transformation, Veolia

Ekaterina Curry
Global Head of Ratings Operations, S&P Global Ratings

Peg Pennington
President; Instructor, Center for Operational Excellence, Ohio State University, MoreSteam

Irina Munteanu
Chief Finance Officer, Veolia Romania

Jose Teixeira
Director of Process Management and Center of Excellence, Ericsson

Steven Hall
Vice President, Process Excellence Leader, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Loren Bishop
Vice President - Director of Lean Management Office, State Street

John Baranzelli
Director of RAPID Results Office, State of Illinois

Alexander Breskvar
Corporate VP, Quality Management, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Brandon Gerig
Team Lead, Customer Success for North America, Signavio

Emilie Ly
Senior Director, Business Process Management and Robotics Process Automation, VMware

Anish Sharan
Manager, Business Process Improvement, CME Group Inc.

Stephane Deblock
Director, Business Process and Change Management, Kaiser Permanente

Rob Stewart
President, CEO, co-Founder, OpusWorks

Rich Kang
Executive Director, HR Innovation & User Experience, Kaiser Permanente

David Hadd
Office of Intelligent Automation, Cigna

Dennis Narlock
Head of Continuous Improvement & Business Transformation, Pii (Pharmaceutics International, Inc.)

Lisa Wardlaw
Former Chief Strategic Financial Officer, Farmers Insurance

Hicham Wazni
Global Director, Continuous Improvement and Smart Manufacturing, Howmet Aerospace

Tami Beheler
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company

Jasmine Ahmed
SVP, Global Finance Transformation, News Corp

Jason Schulist
Vice President - Operational Excellence, Boldt

Ryan Mayer
Head of Healthineer Performance System – Americas, Siemens Healthineers

Kevin Kosefeski
Global Head of Healthineers Performance System, Siemens Healthineers

Anu Pujji
Principal of Operational Excellence, Amazon

Shanna Doucet
System Director, Center for Innovation, Harris Health System

Marco Ortiz
Global Service Delivery, Quality and Operations Head, 3M

Sudha Sundaresan
Senior Director of Service Delivery, SD-WAN and Advanced Services, Lumen

Raju Deshpande
Head of Process Improvement, BSH Home Appliances Corporation

Mukesh Agrawal
Transformation and Innovation Executive, GE

Ivan Cespedes
Regional Operational Excellence Manager, Aliaxis

Jay Runner
VP Enterprise Risk Systems and Process Governance, Equifax

Joe D’Apollonio
Senior Director Continuous Improvement and Lean Operations, Xometry

Sedwin Vadukut
Global Renewals Operations Transformation Leader, Splunk

Erika Westbay
Director of Process Excellence, Best Friends Animal Society

Tobias Witte
Director Global Project Management & Business Process Excellence - Strategic Operations, Hitachi Vantara

Lucas Parsons
Senior Quality Assurance Manager, Rad Power Bikes

Matt Hubbard
Head of Operational Excellence, TrackVia

Vinay Mummigatti
Chief Automation Officer, LexisNexis

Stephan Blasilli
Head of Global Lean Operations & Corporate Initiatives, EDP Renewables

Kush Pathak
AVP, Business Transformation Office & Operational Excellence, Standard Insurance Company

Staci Hegarty
Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, Envision RISE and The Institute for Process Excellence

Amit Yadav
VP of GBS Strategy and Transformation, PepsiCo

Victoria Roehrich
GBS Transformation Director, PepsiCo

Kathy Miller
Vice President of Business Development, MoreSteam

Lindsay Van Dyne
Director of Digital Marketing, MoreSteam

Dan Hebda
Chief Strategy Officer, MEGA International

Eric Razo
Director, Business Architecture, Constellation Brands

Kamesh Moola
Executive Director, Strategy, Charles Schwab

Adolfo Chandeck
Partner Account Manager, Pipefy

Erik Severinghaus
Executive Vice President Strategy & Business, Conexiom

Dan Belville
Senior Transformation Leader, BizzDesign


Larry Crews
Senior Continuous Improvement & Agile Engineer, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

Glenn Johnson
Process Excellence Manager, PSCU

Jason Schulist
Vice President - Operational Excellence, Boldt

Cristian Matei, Ph.D, LSS, MBB
Founder Advanced Thinking & Acting Head of Business Transformation, Veolia

Steve Towers
President, BP Group

Samantha Bureau-Johnson
SVP & Director, Customer Contact Center, First Citizens Bank

Bob Hemrick
Director, Governance, Quality Management and CI Strategy Group, DTE Energy

Sachin Ahuja
Senior Program Manager, Telus Communications

Ruben Del Toro
Enterprise Continuous Improvement, Strategic Planning, Southwest Airlines

Erika Westbay
Program Director of BPM, The Nature Conservancy

Sanjay Gupta
ANDExcellence Leader, The Andersons, Inc.

Alexander Breskvar
VP Quality Offshore, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy


Beth Johnson
VP, Operational Excellence, Digital Finance, Goldman Sachs

Loren Bishop
Vice President - Director of Lean Management Office, State Street

Vipul Vohra
Continuous Improvement, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mia Leondakis
Former Vice President, Business Transformation & Automation, VMWare

Peter Evans
Global Continuous Improvement Director, LEGO

Samantha Bureau-Johnson
SVP & Director, Customer Contact Center, First Citizens Bank

Sheila Montney
Former Assistant Vice President, State Farm

Cristian Matei
Head of Business Transformation, Veolia Group

Brenton Harder
Head of Enterprise Automation, Fiserv

David Hadd
Office of Intelligent Automation, Cigna

Anu Pujji
Principal of Operational Excellence, Amazon

Judith Garcia-Galiana
Vice President, Global Service Centers, 3M3

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Exhibitors

• EasySend
• MEGA International
• BiZZdesign
• Skuid
• Conexiom
• Pipefy
• OpusWorks
• UltimateSuite
• BiZZdesign
• TrackVia
• Software AG
• Signavio
• iGrafx
• MoreSteam
• Envision RISE
• Minitab
• Celonis