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Control Chart – An Efficient and Effective Quality Tool for Government

Our Speaker: Harsh Zadoo

Harsh Zadoo has held leadership roles in Public and Private Organizations for over 35 years.  He established efficient and effective Operations through 2012 to deliver Products, Services, Process and Quality for two major technology companies – Digital and Dell.  Since then he has been a Public Servant working for Texas State Agencies delivering core competencies in areas of Quality Control, Re-engineering, Process Improvement, and Data driven competitive advantage.  Harsh is a certified PMP and Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt.  He is a member of ASQ’s Chapter #1414 in Austin, and the Voice of Customer/ Data Analytics Chair in ASQ’s Government Division Leadership Council.  His leisure time is shared with family, a Ping-Pong robot that remains unbeatable, and caring for his one year old hens – Nilla & Oreo.  In his current role as a Director at Texas Health and Human Services he is responsible for the Office of Decision Support’s Business portfolio.

Abstract:
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) noticed the performance of a critical measure “Safety Incidents per Month”, was progressively worsening.  Leaders engaged the Operational Excellence Team to improve the situation.  With the help of Quality tools, these Safety Incidents were stabilized in two quarters.  Once past the initial emergency, the Agency Leaders asked for a systematic working approach to reduce these Safety Incidents, year by year.

This presentation shares this Success Story of a State Agency utilizing existing Run Chart data to leverage new Control Charts (c-Charts) for a paradigm shifting working approach.  The power of Control Charts is proven as a Division leader benefits from Walter Shewhart’s value proposition for (all) Control charts.  Namely, to know when to act and when to not react.  As the Safety Director is enabled by Control Charts showing Monthly Safety incidents of the Top 10 worst performing Districts crisp decision making is enabled.  The ensuing District level root cause analysis and closed loop corrective action not only reduced Safety Incidents year on year but also saved the Agency $2.2M over two years.

Registration/ Cost:

Free for ASQ Members

First five non-members free; $10 for non-members thereafter

Eventbrite ASQ Austin

Venue: National Instruments

Date: September 11, 2019

Address:

11500 N Mopac Expressway
Building C – Room 1s13/14/15
Austin, TX 78759
United States

 

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

RU’s:

0.5 RU’s will be awarded to ASQ members for attendance

 

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Oct. 7, 2019 8PM CST Webinar: ISO 9001 Compliance and Cloud Computing Federation

 

 

Abstract

As organizations expand their digital footprint, business continuity vulnerabilities increase. While digitalization enables speed of change, it brings new risks as dependencies on digital assets including business processes, digital grids and networks increase. Variety and number of cyber-criminal activities have been penetrating organizations even in regulated environments. These experiences are driving an increasing number of security profiles organizations need to manage. Finding and understanding the vulnerabilities have been challenging, adding other layer of complexity organizations need to manage for maintain trust among its customers and stakeholders, and for market sustainability. Variety of organizations including enterprises and universities from across the world are engaging with the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) and Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) in development of the standards for governance of Cloud based assets. The framework for managing cloud based assets includes business services and processes, and for auditing will be shared in this presentation.

 

Presenter Norma Antunano

Norma has worked for variety of organizations including Medtronic, Honeywell/Allied Signal, 3COM, Broadcom, Hewlett Packard, Baker Hughes and more recently for major financial and insurance institution in the areas of product and quality engineering, global quality, business processes and compliance, Software as a Service, IT strategy and operations. Norma holds Master in Engineering Sciences, MBA, and PhD in Engineering Philosophy, is ASQ’s Fellow, Master Six Sigma Black Belt, and Certified Software Product Manager. She has authored content for ASQ, IEEE, and for AHFE (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer Publications), has served as national MBNQA examiner for multiple years, and has delivered and mentored hundreds of presentations for customers, executives, worldwide conferences, and certification boards. For over 10 years, Norma has facilitated education for more than a thousand students at credited universities. She is Senior IEEE member participating in IEEE/NIST standards development of Cloud Federation and Software Defined Networks, and has consulted in the areas of IoT and IA.

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, October 7, 2019, 8 :00 PM cst
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Registration: Eventbrite

 

May 8, General Meeting: Brewery Tour & Quality Discussion

 

Venue

Rentsch Brewery

Location 

2500 NE Inner Loop Georgetown, ,TX 78626

Event Date/Time

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 6:30 pm – 8:30pm

Schedule

6:30pm – Networking / Announcements / Light snacks

7:00pm – Small groups cycle through tour & talk or networking in beer garden and/or tap room

8:00pm – Door prizes

Registration

  • No charge for this event!

Eventbrite ASQ Austin


Questions

  • Please contact
    • Program Chair: shoshana.bokelman@asqaustin.org

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

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. Continue reading “March 21, 11 AM Webinar: Sustainability: From Marketing to Quality For All Life”

April 10, General Meeting: Eric Baize, Vice President, Product & Application Security – Dell & Chairman, SAFECode

Vice President, Product & Application Security – Dell & Chairman, SAFECode

Speaker Bio

Eric Baize leads Dell Product & Application Security organization and is responsible for driving enhanced security practices into the lifecycle of all Dell products and internally developed cloud and IT applications. Eric joined Dell through its merger with EMC where he built EMC’s highly successful product security program from the ground up.

Eric also serves as the Chairman of SAFECode, an industry-led non-profit organization dedicated to advancing software and supply chain security best practices. He holds multiple U.S. patents and authored international security standards.

Abstract

Many recent major security breaches can be linked to a software vulnerability – either left unpatched or a zero day – that made the attacker’s job easier. Yet, we do not put the developer at the center of our cybersecurity strategy. With DevOps becoming mainstream, and with tens of millions of developers creating code for all kinds of software-enabled devices, mobile apps and cloud services, it is time to expand the fight against advanced threats to include the developer community and its ecosystem.

Developing secure code at scale will require expanding the security conversation beyond developers. This talk will challenge the entire software ecosystem to play their part in building more secure software and deliver software security at scale. Learning from the collected real-world experience of large development organizations, we will review short term strategies for organizations to adopt a secure software development process. For the longer term, we will discuss the drastic changes required in how we teach, develop, test, govern and purchase software-based products to permanently change the software culture and deliver software security at scale.

Registration/ Cost:

ASQ Members:  Free
Non-members:  $10 per person to cover meeting expenses; first five non-ASQ members to register are free!

Eventbrite - Austin ASQ General Meeting 4-10-19

Date:  April 10, 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

April 25, Young Quality Professional Event: Essential Steps to being a Successful Quality Professional!

 

Andrew Davison

Austin ASQ Young Quality Professionals Chair

Speaker Bio

  • 20+ years as a Quality Professional
  • Senior ASQ Member
  • Significant experience and knowledge with FDA/ TGA/ MHRA/ ANVISA/ JPAL regulations, ISO standards, MDD, and EU MDR regulations

Location 

Pinthouse Pizza – 2800 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, Tx 78681

Event Date/Time

Thursday, April 25th 2019 / 6pm – 8pm

Schedule

6:00pm – YQP presentation
6:30pm – Light snacks
7:30pm – Tour of Pinthouse Pizza (Kitchen & Brewery)

Registration

    • Registration for 20 attendees available

 

Eventbrite ASQ Austin

  • No charge for this event!

Questions

February 13, 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.

Continue reading “February 13, General Meeting: A Practitioner’s Overview to Data Mining Models and Methods”