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Sustainability: From Marketing to Quality For All Life Webinar March 21 11 AM

Abstract

Unfortunately sustainability is even today still all too often more marketing than substance. In this presentation we will focus on the role that quality can play in changing this for the better.

Starting from the definition of sustainable development as determined by the United Nations we will introduce a practical triple A approach that is suitable as a guideline for all types and sizes of companies. In a sequence of Awareness – Adoption – Achievement companies can gradually expand their sustainability activities and impact. The effect of this approach is visible on both financial, environmental and social sustainability and is linked to a set of appropriate quality tools in each development phase.

In the final part of the presentation we will introduce a new definition for sustainability. In our view the current definition is too anthropocentric and in future a more holistic view will be needed. At this point we are setting the final step to quality of all life.

Biography

Willy Vandenbrande is the founder and President of QS Consult, a European consulting agency that assists organizations in various aspects of Quality Management. His client list as a consultant includes a wide variety of manufacturing companies as well as service and non-profit organizations. He has delivered presentations at many international conferences and has written numerous articles on Quality Management.

Willy holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering Metallurgy and a Master’s Degree in Total Quality Management. He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He is an ASQ Fellow and a former member of the Global Advisory Council and the past chair of the Fellows Technical Group. Willy is also an associate member to the International Academy for Quality (IAQ) and part of the Quality in Planet Earth Concerns Think Tank of IAQ.

Attendance to the event qualifies for 0.1 RU credit, this will be issued via email within a week of the event (ensure you register with a valid email address to receive your attendance RU).

How to connect:

Join the meeting: https://join.me/asq-1414-education

Tuesday March 21, 2018 11:00 AM cst
Central Time (US & Canada)

Note: A small app of Joinme needs to be installed before. You may connect via your computer device and/or phone line (please kindly ensure you mute your line)

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To dial in by phone:
United States – Atlanta, GA
+1.404.400.8750
United States – Cambridge, MA
+1.857.706.3435
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***Please dial the Conference ID:
558-262-817 #

Registration: Eventbrite

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February 13, 2019 General Meeting: A Practitioner’s Overview to Data Mining Models and Methods

A Practitioner’s Overview to Data Mining Models and Methods

Over the past few years the proliferation of applied computational methods has grown considerably, likely due to the decreased cost of data storage, increase in computer power, and evolution of programming languages such as R and Python to solve data-centric problems. For someone new to data science it can be daunting to determine where to start or where to go next. This presentation will provide an overview to data mining, what it is and isn’t, and where it fits into the general category of machine learning. While the focus will be on predictive analytics, unsupervised learning methods will be discussed briefly.

Speaker

Our speaker is Don McCormack, a leader of technical enablement at JMP Statistical Discovery arm of SAS where he collaborates with software engineers to develop interactive and extensible tools for visual data exploration.   Don has been a practicing statistician for over 20 years, he came to JMP from Amgen, one of the world’s largest biotechnical companies, where he was a Senior Quality Engineer.  Earlier, he conducted semiconductor research at SEMATECH and specialized in statistically designed experiments.   Don studied at the University of Texas at Austin and Rensselaer Polytechinic Institute and holds two master’s degrees.

Registration/ Cost:

Free for first 50 ASQ members, and 20 Non-ASQ Members

After that general registration $10 for remaining seats.

Please note we have been running out of the free tickets lately so early registration is recommended.

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Date: February 13, 2019

Schedule:

  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time/ Snacks
  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
  • 6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk
  • 7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes

Location:

National Instruments

Building C – Room 1s13/14/15

11500 N Mopac Expressway,

Austin TX 78759

RUs to attendee:

0.5 RUs

Questions

For questions contact:

Arrangement Chair Chair (RyanCho):  ryan.cho@asqaustin.org

Program Chair: Shoshana Bokelman sbokelman@asqaustin.org

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Making Voice of the Customer (VoC) Count Webinar 2/12 11AM CST

Learn why integrating VoC as a requirement into future product planning leads to better quality and improved customer experience. We’ll share proprietary research that illustrates why VoC is essential to the product planning process, and how to go about it to convince your company to adopt the practice.

Speaker: Donna Imam leads Austin, Texas based product firm Inteleaf (www.inteleaf.com) specializing in b2b emerging technology research, product conceptualization, strategy, marketing and custom experience design. Check her LinkedIn: www.donnaimam.com to see if you want to attend.

Attendance to the event qualifies for 0.1 RU credit, this will be issued via email within a week of the event (ensure you register with a valid email address to receive your attendance RU).

How to connect:

Join the meeting: https://join.me/asq-1414-education

Monday, February 12, 2018 11:00 AM cst
Central Time (US & Canada)

Note: A small app of Joinme needs to be installed before. You may connect via your computer device and/or phone line (please kindly ensure you mute your line)

In my time zone? (https://join.me/timezone/1542039300000/1542047400000)

To dial in by phone:
United States – Atlanta, GA
+1.404.400.8750
United States – Cambridge, MA
+1.857.706.3435
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***Please dial the Conference ID:
558-262-817 #

Registration: Eventbrite

 

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Running Reliably: The World Through the Lens of a Globetrotting Reliability Engineer

Cheryl Tulkoff ASQ CMQ/QE, ASQ CRE
Director of Corporate Quality and Continuous improvement National Instruments

Traveling and working outside the US provides incredible opportunities to observe how other countries and cultures achieve reliability. Because reliability requires both people and objects to function well for a certain time under specific conditions, it means quite different things in different places!  Politics, geography, culture, climate, and society norms all influence how reliability is defined, perceived and achieved. In a presentation that is equal parts travelogue and technology review, learn more about the fascinating ways reliability is achieved around the world and how you can apply some of these lessons in your own organization. Case studies include examples of reliability management in the US, Mexico, Ethiopia, South Africa, New Zealand and India with technologies ranging from automobiles, to appliances to tracking devices.
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Quality Engineer – Tech – Austin

About Sysco Labs

Sysco LABS is a technology-focused division within Sysco, dedicated to reimagining foodservice through innovation. An extension of Sysco’s commitment to deliver exceptional products and services to the foodservice industry, Sysco LABS uses customer and market intelligence, data-driven insights and agile technology development to rethink the entire foodservice ecosystem. Continue reading “Quality Engineer – Tech – Austin”

ASQ Austin Section General Meeting- (01/09/19, 6-8PM)

 

Operational Excellence 4.0™: Technology and Beyond

The technology transformation across industries is happening at an exponential pace.  The buzz today is all about the technologies involved with Industry 4.0.  However, there is minimal focus on expected results and excellence in the upcoming digital environment. Operational Excellence (OpEx) requires a system level thinking approach and is a challenging to optimize even today within organizations. Operational Excellence 4.0™ will bring with it unprecedented challenges as digitization and emerging technologies will need to be integrated within the existing operations and culture.

The presentation will discuss how the challenges of OpEx 4.0™ can be overcome using some proactive planning of looking beyond the technologies, to the excellence which can be achieved via the selection of technologies based on business needs and culture fit, and by deploying practical strategies for upskilling the workforce.

Our Speaker

Adil Dalal is the Director, Solution Architecture, at Hitachi Global Digital Holdings, Global Social Innovation Business and President & Co-CEO of Austin IoT, a nonprofit. Prior to that he was the CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions, Intl®, LLC; past-Chair of ASQ’s Human Development & Leadership division and past-Education and Certification Chair of Lean Enterprise Division of ASQ.

 

Mr. Dalal is an executive leader with 30+ years of experience developing and delivering pioneering, customized enterprise-wide digital solutions across industries in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle-East and Latin America. He has led over 350 strategic and tactical lean six sigma, leadership development, software development, factory re-layouts and Merger and Acquisition programs globally across various industries. Adil coaches global executives and government leaders internationally to enhance the value of human potential and optimize performance of leaders, individuals and organizations. Adil is also a distinguished global keynote speaker, an award-winning author and the recipient of “2014 Global Award for Outstanding contribution to Quality & Leadership”.

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Automotive Service and Zero Defects 10/10/18 6-8PM

 

Michael Brucker, ASQ CQM/OE, CQE. CQA, Senior Mgr.

Michael is the GlobalFoundries Senior Manager of Automotive Quality Systems and the proud parent of the AutoProTM Service Package.  He is a Quality and Operations leader with 20+ years of related experience including leading key initiatives for GlobalFoundries,  Motorola, Texas Instruments, and Silicon Labs. He is also a contributing member to the AEC Q004 Zero Defects Guideline

Automotive Service and Zero Defects

The acceleration of electronic systems and consumption of semiconductor content by the Automotive industry in the past few years has been revolutionary. This is largely driven by a need for new technologies that promise to enhance the driving experience such as navigation, remote roadside assistance, and autonomous driving systems that combine data from multiple sensors with high-performance processors that make control decisions. Continue reading “Automotive Service and Zero Defects 10/10/18 6-8PM”

Young Quality Professional – Essential Steps to being a Successful Quality Professional!

The ASQ Young Quality Professionals Network strives to cultivate a stimulating community for young professionals by developing resources and learning opportunities relevant to young leaders. It is our goal to learn together, to seek out mentorship and to shepherd one another through a variety of social networking and events which support success in the spirit of ASQ for all young professionals.

Come and join our social event on 10/18 at Rudy’s BBQ!  There will be a short presentation at 6:00 PM followed by a tour of Rudy’s BBQ, a winner of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.    This will be followed by a BBQ tasting!
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What If Change Was Easy? Free Webinar 11/12/18 11AM CST

What If Change Was Easy?

Change is inevitable. We may respond with excitement, indifference, or fear. Effective leaders recognize and respond to the potential effects of organizational change. They view improvements through the lens of the system, processes, and people. Sustainable improvements rarely take hold without everyone understanding and embracing change. This session explores change, not as an obstacle to success, but as an opportunity to improve one step at a time, consistently, over time. Continue reading “What If Change Was Easy? Free Webinar 11/12/18 11AM CST”