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.

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March 13, General Meeting: Edward Cook, Director, Supplier Quality Management

Edward Cook, Senior Director of Supplier Quality Management at Smith & Nephew

 

Ed Cook is now the Senior Director, Global Supplier Quality for Smith and Nephew in Austin, TX.  Ed was the Director, Supplier Quality Management at Hospira, a Pfizer Co., from January 2013 until recently, where his responsibilities were to manage the global Supply Chain program for medical device operations.  In this role he sets policy for and oversee Suppliers and third party manufacturing (TPM) organizations in the areas of relationship management, supplier quality engineering, incoming quality inspection supplier and TPM audit, and the supply chain quality management system (SC-QMS). Continue reading “March 13, General Meeting: Edward Cook, Director, Supplier Quality Management”

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”

Jan 09 General Meeting: Operational Excellence 4.0™: Technology and Beyond

 

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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