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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, 1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

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Event Date Mon Aug 26 PDT - Thu Aug 29 PDT (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Aug 26 10:00am - Thu Aug 29 7:00pm
Location Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
Region Americas

An increasingly competitive global market full of disruptive challenger brands together with evolving digital marketplace and workplace continue to push leading companies to reinvent and transform to achieve business excellence, only this time, with a much more aggressive goal.

Anything less than 10x improvements is no longer enough to impress your CEO and CFOs – they demand more from you, their COOs, Transformation and OPEX leaders.
They need you to lead the charge to true business excellence, and to use technology, people and process methodology to deliver cutting-edge operational excellence.

Operational Excellence Leaders from companies from across North America gathered together, all exclusively under one roof at OPEX Summer 2019. With the ability to benchmark and learn from operational leaders across industries, leading brands, market disrupters and industry gurus, OPEX Summer: Business Transformation leaders summit left attendees inspired to take their technology, people and process strategy to the next level.


2019 Speakers

Robert Abel
General Manager - Focused Improvement/Continuous Improvement - Supply Chain, Walmart

Vic Alexanian
Director, Business Improvement, CME Group

Linda Manns
Manager, Resource Operations and Regulatory, CareSource

Tracy Owens
Vice President, TM Process Improvement, PNC

Maddy Ambery
Director, Lean Enterprises, Dun & Bradstreet

Joshua Beaudry
Chief Executive Officer, LPSTK

William Begeny
Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation, Edelman

Fernando Bernasconi
Vice President Operations, Palecek

Suryendu Bhattacharya
Senior Vice President, Business Strategy, US Bank

Alan Boehme
Global Chief Technology Officer, Procter & Gamble

Andrew Brown
Director, Integration & Program Management, L3Harris Technologies

Amber Brown
Director, Strategic Initiatives, Union Bank

Jason Chase
Head of Lean Management, T. Rowe Price

John Cottongim
Director, Automation, Mars

Cora Creed
Vice President, Strategic Program Office, Universal Music Group

Franklin Davis
Principal Operational Excellence Leader, Genentech

Bao Do
Business Architect, Wells Fargo

Scott Forest
President, Renewaire

Chris Glover
Vice President Supply Chain Performance, Walmart

Sriram Govindarajulu
Director, Continuous Improvement, Intermountain Healthcare

Nish Gupta
Chief Information Officer, Elkay Plastics

Jean Hammelev
Vice President, Operational Excellence, Sonora Quest Laboratories

Donna Handley
President of our East Region (Backus and Windham Hospital), Senior Vice President, Hartford Healthcare

James Hinderks
Global Continuous Improvement Director, Hertz Global

Jennifer Hurst
Global Performance Excellence Leader, Nielsen

Kristine Jarema
Director, Global Project Excellence, Colorcon

Kyle Koszuta
Experience Designer, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab

Yamir Lopez
Director, Operational Excellence, Strategic Planning & PMO, Novartis

Michael Meyer
Vice President, Customer Experience and Operational Excellence, Greater New York Insurance Companies

Matthew Morgan
Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Savills Studley

Ewerton Pavan
Head of Nestle Continuous Excellence, Nestle Waters

Nicole Raimundo
Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, Municipality

Mohamed Saleh
Director of Operational Excellence and Senior Lean Sensei, Hartford Healthcare

Patrick Schultz
Vice President, Performace, Veolia

Anish Sharan
Director of Business Improvement, CME Group

Therese Steiner
Director, Operational Effectiveness, Lexis Nexis

Karen Tilstra
Co-Founder, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab

Shane Wentz
Director, Continuous Improvement, Radial

Kevin Wojcikewych
Vice President Business Optimization, Covance

Francisco Giron
Chief Operation Officer, Jonathan Engineered Solutions

Ewan Goddard
Assistant Vice President, Continuous Improvement Change Leader, Voya Financial

Laurie Brooks
IT Business Process Architecture, Sr. Principal, Kellogg Company

Sally Toister
Senior Director, Operational Excellence, US & Canada, Marriott Hotels

Steve Waszak
Vice President, Operational Excellence, Greene Group Industries

Dan Jarmel
Principal Director, Process & Quality Excellence, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Julie Zimmer
Chief Operating Officer, Embroker

Jean Gehring
Vice President Enterprise Architecture, Fulton Financial Corporation

Diane Magers
CEO, Customer Experience Professionals Association

Ravi Rao
Former Strategy Director, Novartis

Daniel Lee
Head of Process Engineering - Google Express, Google

Ian Hawkins
Editor, PEX Network

Mark Hindelang
Global Program Manager - Operational Excellence, Uber

Sheila Montney
Assistant Vice President, State Farm Insurance

Nigel Richardson
Pre-Sales Director, i-nexus

Ken Farer
Senior Lead Enterprise Excellence & Business Transformation, S&P Global Ratings

Alessandro Manzi
Product Lead, Process Intelligence, Signavio

Lars Reinkemeyer Dr.
Global Process Mining Lead, Siemens

Jonathan Dahlberg
Data scientist, Datarobot

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors and Partners

• Celonis
• DataRobot
• Enhance International Group
• I Nexus
• Liferay
• Minitab
• MoreSteam
• Opus Works
• Signavio
• StereoLogic
• TrackVia
• UiPath

• Automation-Review
• Business Chief USA
• Financial IT
• Gigabit Magazine
• PMI San Diego
• Process Excellence Network
• Technology Evaluation Centers