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”

Online Journal: Quality Management (QMJ)

 

The transition to online access for the Quality Management Journal (QMJ) was complete earlier this year. The Quality Management Journal aims to link the efforts of academic researchers and quality management practitioners by publishing significant research relevant to quality management practice and provide a forum for discussion of such research by academics and practitioners.

The Quality Management Journal is a peer-reviewed publication and is published four times per year.

Full, Senior and Fellow members all have free access to digital subscriptions.  Join today at the ASQ site, upgrade by calling ASQ Customer Care at 800-248-1946, or contact Austin Section 1414 Membership Chair Shoshana Bokelman shoshanab@asq.org for assistance.

Student and Associate: Digital Access to the Quality Management Journal is not included in your membership.

 

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ASQ Austin – ACC Certified Quality Engineer Exam Preparation Course – Register by 3/13/18

Want to become an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer? This class will prepare you for the exam coming up in June 2018. Review all the material in the primer, test taking tips, and practice answering test questions. People that take the course improve their chances of passing the exam. You must register at ACC to enroll in this class. The course will be taught by Phil Flories, is a long time ASQ Austin member and instructor for the ASQ CQE Exam prep course.

• Cost is $431 plus course materials

• This is a one-semester course from 3/21/18 to 5/30/18 every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

• The course will be held at ACC, register at ACC

• Sign up for Continuing Education at ACC by March 13, 2018

• For questions please contact Mike Harkins mikehark@swbell.net

Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 411.0

ACC HBC – Map & Directions

Voltabox Quality Technician

Please contact Sarah Vega, Quality Manager regarding this opportunity.

Voltabox of Texas, Inc.
1500 Volta Drive
Leander, Texas 78641
Direct.:
Fax: +1 512-814-3710
Mobile: +1 512-902-7574
eMail: sarah.vega@voltabox.com
Internet: www.voltabox.com

 

Title:               Quality Technician

Supervisor:    Quality Manager

Location:        Voltabox of Texas, Inc. / Worldwide

Time model: Full time

 

 

Description

The Quality Technician assists the Quality Manager in implementing and maintaining systems to measure and control quality in the manufacturing process. This includes tests and inspections of the incoming and manufactured goods to ensure a high-quality of customer satisfaction. He/She prepares inspection plans and instructions, selects sampling plans and measuring equipment and prepares procedures. He/She is responsible for the Measurement and Test Equipment Management.

 

The Quality Technician will lead the sampling process with vendors including documentation and will support process and quality improvements, perform internal audits and sustain the overall quality communications within assigned areas of the organization.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Organize and carry out the incoming, in-process and final inspections
  • Develop inspection procedures and support development of quality assurance strategies, processes, guidelines and control plans
  • Ensures that the product is built in accordance to stated specifications
  • Analyze and solve quality problems on the shop floor
  • Run internal audits
  • In charge of the Measurement and Test Equipment Management
  • Lead the vendor sampling process
  • Apply fundamental statistical methods for process control
  • Monitor quality of incoming and manufactured parts and drive corrective action, as necessary
  • Prepare reports and documentation
  • Participate in LEAN initiatives
  • Working with High Voltage Electronics
  • Monitor and identify opportunities to improve the quality system

 

 

Skills and Specifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Has performed quality inspections and audits in an ISO compliant manufacturing environment (ISO 9001 and/or IATF 16949 preferred)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must have basic knowledge of Quality and Six Sigma tools (like PDCA, Fishbone, 5 Why’s, Kanban, 5S, etc.)
  • Knowledge of automotive tools a plus (8D problem solving, FMEA, MSA, etc.)
  • Ability to read and understand technical instructions and technical production drawings (working knowledge of GD&T)
  • Must have a strong knowledge of basic mathematical operations and perform measurement conversions; be able to solve for x; add and subtract degrees, minutes, and seconds.
  • Basic experience in Measurement and Test Equipment Management and calibration a plus
  • Understanding of project management
  • Excellent work attendance record
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

 

Education and Qualifications

  • High-school diploma or GED
  • Quality Certifications (CQT, CQI or equivalent)
  • Electronic Technical Certification or equivalent experience preferred
  • High Voltage Certification preferred

Spring 2019 Certification Classes

Increase your Quality  knowledge and prepare for certification exams by taking ACC Continuing Education Classes !

2019 Spring Schedule

Course Registration Instructor Day Online? Time 2019 Dates Test Window
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) (ACC course QCTC-1005) ACC Course Link (CSSGB) Brian Mitchell Y Online Jan 22 – May 19

 

Please register as soon as possible by clicking on “ACC Course Link” under Registration above.

Scheduled courses that do not have the minimum number required at least a week in advance will be considered for cancellation due to low enrollment.

ACC Overview Brochure

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSS MBB) Training Feb/March 2018

ASQ Austin Section 1414 is excited to share a unique training and career development opportunity right here in Austin, TX


Smarter Solutions, Inc.

in partnership with 

 Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training

 

Course Description:

https://www.smartersolutions.com/services/lean-six-sigma/lss-master-black-belt

Join a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training course that teaches you how to manage an improvement program that is tied to organizational success – not just projects and hard savings. This intensive two-weeks-over-two-months robust curriculum is based upon wise application of next generation Six Sigma and Lean concepts via the Integrated Enterprise Excellence system. Topics included in this training meets and exceeds the ASQ MBB Body of Knowledge.

This Master Black Belt training offers an enhanced how-to methodology for creating an organizational Operational Excellence system.   Operational Excellence Master Black Belt training describes the benefits of this two-week offering.

Testimonials explain both personal and organizational gains received from this beyond Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt offering.

 

Instructor Bio:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_W._Breyfogle_III

Forrest Breyfogle III is an ASQ Fellow who has an MSME degree from the University of Texas in Austin.  He is CEO of Smarter Solutions Inc. (www.SmarterSolutions.com).  He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books.  His five-book set, Integrated Enterprise Excellence provides an enhanced operational excellence system for the utilization and integration of scorecards, strategic planning, and process improvement so that the enterprise as a whole benefits.

Mr. Breyfogle was named Quality Professional of the Year for 2011 by Quality Magazine and in 2012 was awarded alumni of the year by Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in 2004 for an earlier book, Implementing Six Sigma and was presented the Leadership Award at the 2013 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference.

Forrest W. Breyfogle III

CEO, Smarter Solutions, Inc, Austin

Smarter Solutions, Inc.

Location: 

The University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Education & Research Center Building (EER)
2501 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712

Map & Directions

 

Course Schedule:

February 26 – March 2, 2018 and March 26 – March 30, 2018

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
7.2
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Registration / Cost:

Learn more at http://lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/epd/leansixsigma.php

The nominal registration cost is $7500 and early registration is $7000, however discounts are available for a variety of situations.

The registration cost includes:

  • Coaching (during, between training weeks, and after the course) – Value of $800
  • Master Black Belt Certification (project required) – Value of $500
  • Reference Text/Materials – Value of $525
  • Certificate of Completion – Documentation of the number of hours completed that can be submitted for Continuing Education Units.
To obtain a quote, contact Forrest Breyfogle at Smarter Solutions: info@smartersolutions.com
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Testimonials:
  • “Forrest really helped me connect Lean Six Sigma concepts back to the types of business process we see in a school division, creating true relevancy.” … J.B., Manager Information  Technology, Public Schools
  • “Forrest offers a very practical and effective methodology to provide more insight to the use of data. This approach can be a huge game changer in pursuing improvement goals.” … P.M., Healthcare Consultant
  • “This course changed the way I usually approached analyze and look for improvement opportunities.” … N.G., Manufacturing Production Manager
  • “This workshop was very engaging and well structured.” … S.S., Hospital Quality Improvement Manager
  • “Forrest continues to innovate and provide alternative approaches to Lean Six Sigma providing a clear roadmap to success.” … K.L. Director Operations Healthcare Provider
  • “Forrest training is really more than a regular Master Black Belt training.  Forrest’s training is not just teaching statistical tools, the training goes far beyond because it teaches the use of an Operational Excellence approach that combines with continuous improvement (CI) tools to create a truly CI system.  Forrest also makes you think again and challenge current processes and tools in a way that you really think in a continuous improvement mindset.  This training is like no other.” … A.C. Supply Chain Project Manager, Manufacturing