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CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020 - Pre-Conference

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Workshop

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; #LSS–WS
Don Johnston, Vice President, Roxtar Consulting, Inc., Titusville, FL, USA
Bonnie K. Stone, Process Improvement Consultant, TTEC, Merritt Island, FL, USA

Speakers’ Orientation Meeting
6 PM–7 PM

WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 25, 2020

LSS TRACK 1
LEAN SIX SIGMA, TECHNOLOGY, AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR

8:10 AM–9:00 AM; #LSS–011
How to Be Happier at Work
Dr. Adam Stoehr, VP, Education and Research, Excellence Canada, Toronto, Canada

9:00 AM–9:45 AM; #LSS–012
Key Tactics of a Global Lean Six Sigma Deployment Leveraging Industry 4.0, AI & Big Data Analytics

Chris Singleton, VP Operational Excellence, Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Tempe, AZ, USA
Thomas J. Van Eimeren, Global Director, Lean Six Sigma, Benchmark Electronics Inc., Tempe, AZ, USA


9:45 AM–10:15 AM; Refreshment Break

LSS TRACK 2
MAKE THE MOST OF LEAN SIX SIGMA AT THE MICRO AND MACRO LEVELS

10:15 AM–10:50 AM; #LSS–021
Lean Six Sigma in a Technologically Advancing World
Don Johnston, Vice President, Roxtar Consulting, Inc., Titusville, FL, USA

10:50 AM–11:25 AM; #LSS–022
Are You Flying Under the Radar?
Korey Zawadzki, Sr Partner, VP Operational Excellence and Business Development, Competitive Solutions, Inc., Raleigh, NC, USA

11:25 AM–12:00 PM; #LSS–023
Purpleocity – Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage Using a Lean Focus
Michael Ford, Principal, TQM Works Consulting, Port Crane, NY, USA

12:00 PM–1:00 PM; Lunch Break

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 25, 2020

 LSS TRACK 3
INDUSTRY 4.0 MEETS  LEAN SIX SIGMA

1:00 PM–1:35 PM; #LSS–031
Continuously Innovate Through Simplified Scientific Problem Solving Using Lean Six Sigma Principles Model

Phaniendra Somraj, Staff Program Manager, Teradata, San Diego, CA, USA

1:35 PM–2:10 PM; #LSS–032
Machine Learning: A Primer and a Manufacturing Application

Dr. Richard Titus Jr., Adjunct Faculty and Principal, Lehigh University and Titus Consulting, Bethlehem, PA, USA

2:10 PM–2:45 PM; #LSS–033
How the Six Sigma Belts Improve the Robotic Process Automation

Constantin Stan, CEO, ENVISO, Bucharest, Romania
Alexandra Niculae, Training Director, ENVISO, Bucharest, Romania


LSS TRACK 4
CONTINUALLY IMPROVING YOUR LEAN SIX SIGMA PROGRAM

1:00 PM–1:35 PM; #LSS–041
Continually Improving Your Lean Six Sigma Program – NASA Style

Peggy Lynn Raines, Lean Six Sigma Program Manager, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
Mark Adrian, President and Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Technologies, Inc., Tanner, AL, USA

1:35 PM–2:10 PM; #LSS–042
How to Get Over 90% Lean & Six Sigma Certification Rates!

Angel Rivera, Director Continuous Improvement, Johnson & Johnson, Miami, FL, USA

2:10 PM–2:45 PM; #LSS–043
Managing WIP Limits With Objectives and Key Results

Dr. Mariya Breyter, Enterprise Agile Coach, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY, USA


 LSS TRACK 5
LEAN SIX SIGMA EMBRACES DESIGN
THINKING

1:00 PM–1:35 PM; #LSS–051
Innovate or Perish! You Can’t Be an Island. How to Inspire Your Teams to Embrace Design Thinking to Build Innovation

Cynthia Van Den Berge, Corporate Quality Advisor, FedEx, Cordova, TN, USA

1:35 PM–2:10 PM; #LSS–052
Integrating Design Thinking and Lean Six Sigma: A Case Study

Rod Toro, LSS Deployment Leader, Edward Jones, Saint Louis, MO, USA 

2:10 PM–2:45 PM; #LSS–053
DOE: Why Does It Have to Be So Complicated?

Jim Leonard, Sr. Consultant, Quality Support Group, Ave Maria, FL, USA




2:45 PM–3:15 PM; Refreshment Break

LSS TRACK 6
DEPLOYING AI WITHIN LEAN SIX SIGMA

3:15 PM–3:50 PM; #LSS–061
Artificial Intelligence: Transforming Human & Machine Collaboration

Adam Gilley, Financial Consultant, Intuit, Orlando, FL, USA

3:50 PM–4:25 PM; #LSS–062

Deploying Artificial Intelligence to Revitalize Lean Six Sigma Deployments

Mitch Johnson, Vice President, AI Technologies, The Colony, TX, USA

4:25 PM–5:00 PM; #LSS–063
Lean and AI Working Hand in Hand in Manufacturing

Patrick Durcinka, Director of Continuous Improvement, Kessington Aerospace, Elkhart, IN, USA

LSS TRACK 7
IMPROVING YOUR LEAN SIX SIGMA DEPLOYMENT

3:15 PM–3:50 PM; #LSS–071 
Process Mining for a Digitally Transformed World

Dr. Steven Remsen, Manager, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, USA

3:50 PM–4:25 PM; #LSS–072
Lean Prescriptive and Diagnostic Financial Transformation

Brian K. Higgins, Principal, Management Resource Technologies, Ltd, Aurora, CO, USA

4:25 PM–5:00 PM; #LSS–073
Shark Tank - Taking the "Bite" Out of Project Idea Generation

David Harry, PMP, CSSBB, LBC, Black Belt Trainer, Process Whisperer Consultant, LLC, Greeneville, TN, USA

LSS TRACK 8
JUST DO LSS BETTER!

3:15 PM–3:50 PM; #LSS–081
Short Cutting CI = Failure

Mike Kelemen, CI System Manager, BAE Systems, York, PA, USA

3:50 PM–4:25 PM; #LSS–082
Effective and Efficient Problem Solving and Causal Attribution

David Auda, Reliability & Safety Engineer, Volvo/Mack Truck, Greensboro, NC, USA

4:25 PM–5:00 PM; #LSS–083
The Kaizen Event is Over - Now What?

Erin King, Corporate Continuous Improvement Manager, Precision Partners Holding Company, Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada

THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 26, 2020

LSS TRACK 9
LEAN SIX SIGMA FOR BETTER DATA SECURITY & CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

8:05 AM–8:40 AM; #LSS–091
Lean Six Sigma Strategies in Cyber Security

Scott M. Jauman, Master Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma, Target Corporation, Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

8:40 AM–9:15 AM; #LSS–092
Fusion: Lean Six Sigma Meets Customer Experience

Perian Stavrum, Sr. Director Program/Project Manager, Change Management Office, Wolters Kluwer, Saint Cloud, MN, USA

Lisa Hagen, Customer Experience Program Manager, Wolters Kluwer, Saint Cloud, MN, USA

9:15 AM–9:50 AM; #LSS–093
Impactful Voice of the Customer Process For a Compelling Business Case

John Goodman, Vice Chairman, Customer Care Measurement & Consulting, Alexandria, VA, USA

9:50 AM–10:15 AM; Refreshment Break


LSS TRACK 10
POWERHOUSE COACHING 
TIPS FOR
LEAN SIX SIGMA

8:05 AM–8:40 AM; #LSS–101
Becoming a Coaching Powerhouse!

Ron Darnell, 8D Implementation Manager, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Orlando, FL, USA

8:40 AM–9:15 AM; #LSS–102
E3x2 Playbook: Coaching for Success and Sustainability

Margaret Dospiljulian, Principal/Partner, Dospil & Associates, Chicago, IL, USA

9:15 AM–9:50 AM; #LSS–103
Coaching the Lean Mindset in Service

Dieter Joseph Duarte, Owner & Founder, Makoto Flow, Ltd., Lwakuni-shi, Japan

9:50 AM–10:15 AM; Refreshment Break


LSS TRACK 11
A NEW ANGLE FOR PROBLEM SOLVING
IN LEAN SIX SIGMA

8:05 AM–8:40 AM; #LSS–111
I Brought Plenty of Pink Post-It Notes: Lessons Learned From Facilitating Kaizen Events
Tom Lease, Staff Chief Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Linthicum, MD, USA

8:40 AM–9:15 AM; #LSS–112
Point of Cause: The Step Before Root Cause

Gregory Warren Robertson, Lean Strategy and Implementation Manager, Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO, USA

Nikki Morrow, Lean Strategy and Implementation Manager, Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO, USA

9:15 AM–9:50 AM; #LSS–113
How One Marshmallow Can Change the Way You Think About Problem Solving

Patrick Adams, CEO/Executive Lean Coach, Patrick Adams Consulting Services, Allendale, MI, USA

9:50 AM–10:15 AM; Refreshment Break

LSS TRACK 12
INTEGRATING LEAN SIX SIGMA WITH BIG DATA

10:15 AM–10:50 AM; #LSS–121
Integrating Lean Six Sigma With Data Science

Devshree Golecha, Assistant Vice President, EXL Service, Sugarland, TX, USA

10:50 AM–11:25 AM; #LSS–122
Data Science for Six Sigma Professionals

James E. Duarte, Principal, LJDUARTE & Associates, LLC, Clermont, FL, USA

11:25 AM–12:00 PM; #LSS–123
Easing into Big Data: From Logistic Regression to Cart

Kristine Nissen Bradley, Principal, Firefly Consulting, Austin, TX, USA


LSS TRACK 13
LEAN SIX SIGMA FOR
HEALTHCARE

10:15 AM–10:50 AM; #LSS–131
Keeping Children’s Hearts Precious: Providing Exceptional Care While Fighting Infections

Jamie MacLaren, Continuous Improvement Specialist, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Mandy McKay, Project Manager, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

10:50 AM–11:25 AM; #LSS–132
Bundles of CABG: Preparing Cardiac Surgery for Value Based Pay

Melina Darby, Senior Project Manager, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Jamie MacLaren, Continuous Improvement Engineer, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

LSS TRACK 14
LSS 

TALKS!

 Ideas Worth Sharing 

10:15 AM–10:45 AM; #LSS–141
Quantum Computing Will Blow Up the Operational Excellence World

Don C. Johnston, Vice President, Roxtar Consulting, Inc., Titusville, FL, USA

10:45 AM–11:10 AM; #LSS–142
Quick Hit Projects for Fun and Profit

Bonnie K. Stone, Process Improvement Consultant, TTEC, Merritt Island, FL, USA

11:10 AM–11:35 AM; #LSS–143
Data Visualization – The Power of Storytelling

Kimberly Watson-Hemphill, President, Firefly Consulting, Austin TX, USA

11:35 AM–12:00 PM; #LSS–144
Impact of Bias on Problem Solving and Improvement

Marco Luzzatti, Trainer, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC, USA

12:00 PM–1:00 PM; Lunch Break

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 26, 2020

LSS TRACK 15
CASE STUDIES THAT WILL FLOOR YOU!

1:00 PM–1:35 PM; #LSS–151
Six Sigma for Operating Profit Maximization in Ship Assist at the West Coast of USA

Dr. Ernesto Garcia, Director, Crowley Maritime, Jacksonville, FL, USA

1:35 PM–2:10 PM; #LSS–152
DMAIC at Armstrong- Results That Will Floor You!

David Hanan, 6 Sigma Development Manager, MANTEC, Inc., Chambersburg, PA, USA

Sydney Tefft, Operations Leader, Armstrong Flooring Inc., Lancaster, PA, USA

2:10 PM–2:45 PM; #LSS–153
Using Lean Philosophy To Reduce the Cycle Time of Recruitment Process

Dr. Yousuf Al Khamisi, Lean Practitioner, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

LSS TRACK 16
USING THE RIGHT LSS TOOLS FOR THE RIGHT PURPOSE

1:00 PM–1:35 PM; #LSS–161
The Importance of "DOE" When Conducting a DOE

Dr. Scott Kowalski, Advisory Technical Training, Minitab, Sanford, FL, USA

1:35 PM–2:10 PM; #LSS–162
Improved Analysis Technique for the Solution Selection Matrix

Robert Rhyder, Contractor, GuideWell, Jacksonville, FL, USA

2:10 PM–2:45 PM; #LSS–163
Overcoming Bias – A Core Skill for Effective Data Collection

Russ R. Aikman, LSS Program Manager, TMAC/The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA



LSS TRACK 17

CULTIVATING A CULTURE OF LEAN SIX SIGMA

1:00 PM–1:35 PM; #LSS–171

The Winds of Change” Sailing Your Project to Success

Jennifer Hooks, Director Performance Improvement, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

1:35 PM–2:10 PM; #LSS–172

Creating a Culture of Excellence to Deliver Value and Achieve Peak Performance

Dr. Read G. Pierce, Vice President, Culture Transformation and Strategy, Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

Dr. William J. Maples, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

2:10 PM–2:45 PM; #LSS–173

Cultivating an Improvement Mindset in the Millennial Generation

Benjamin Hoseus, Sr. Associate, Process Capability Partners, San Antonio, TX, USA

2:45 PM–3:15 PM; Refreshment Break

LSS TRACK 18
INCREASING SUCCESS WITH LEAN SIX SIGMA

3:15 PM–3:50 PM; #LSS–181
Hitting Your Target With Kata

Leigh Ann Schildmeier, Founder & President, Park Avenue Solutions, Phoenix, AZ, USA

3:50 PM–4:25 PM; #LSS–182
Are You in the 80% or 20%? Project Success-Making It Happen

Mark Lawrence Cichonski, Executive Director, Tactegra, Concord, NC, USA

4:25 PM–5:00 PM; #LSS–183
Using Social Responsibility To Improve Your Project's Chance for Success

William O. Ingram III, Director of Lean Product Development, Interface, LaGrange, GA, USA

LSS TRACK 19
THE LEADERSHIP OF CHANGE FOR LEAN SIX SIGMA

3:15 PM–3:50 PM; #LSS–191
Change Who? The Continuous Improvement of Oneself

Louie Anthony Edwin Hendon III, Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist, Cleveland Clinic - Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, OH, USA

3:50 PM–4:25 PM; #LSS–192
Leader Behaviors for Sustaining the Implementation of Lean Methodologies in Multi-National Companies

Gary Vance, VP of Operations, JBT Corporation, Orlando, FL, USA

4:25 PM–5:00 PM; #LSS–193
The Leadership of Change - Three Organizational Change Management Lessons Learned

Peter F. Gallagher, Global Head of People Solutions, Proudfoot, London, United Kingdom 

LSS TRACK 20
DIVIDE & CONQUER WITH LEAN SIX SIGMA

3:15 PM–3:50 PM; #LSS–201
Splitting the DMAIC

Tom Quick, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young, Powell, OH, USA

3:50 PM–4:25 PM; #LSS–202
Increasing Relevance of Lean in Technology

Reuben Daniel, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, North Brunswick, NJ, USA 

4:25 PM–5:00 PM; #LSS–203
Saving Time and Money by Adding Value Through Purposeful Knowledge Management

Dr. Cindy Young, Curriculum Developer/Instructor, Leidos, Virginia Beach, VA, USA


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PowerPoint submission deadline: 

January 31, 2020

Deadline for hotel reservation:

February 24, 2020

Speakers’ Orientation Meeting:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
6 PM-7 PM

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