May 8, General Meeting: Brewery Tour & Quality Discussion



Rentsch Brewery


2500 NE Inner Loop Georgetown, ,TX 78626

Event Date/Time

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


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


  • No charge for this event!

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


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.


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


  • 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


National Instruments

Building C – Room 1s13/14/15

11500 N Mopac Expressway,

Austin TX 78759

RUs to attendee:

0.5 RUs


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Arrangement Chair Chair (RyanCho):

Program Chair: Shoshana Bokelman

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”

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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