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Parto Dehdashti
Master Black Belt, Vanguard, Valley Forge, PA, USA

Parto Dehdashti has served for 20+ years at Vanguard, a leading global investment management company. She started her career in the Information Technology (IT) division, as an Information Systems Engineer. Through various leadership opportunities and effective application of Six Sigma, she led an IT department through an award-winning program before joining the Center for Excellence (CfE). Leading various continuous improvement engagements across the company has afforded her a broad knowledge of Vanguard’s business and a cross-divisional view when designing innovative solutions. 

Parto received her Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt designation at Vanguard and holds the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. She has specialized in the human center design field, focusing on efficient and effective solutions with a focus on meeting the clients’ needs. Parto is also active in corporate citizenship and community work, by having served as co-chair of an award-winning Diversity & Inclusion program at Vanguard, coordinating various Days of Service volunteer activities, serving on a non-profit strategic planning board committee, and serving as an innovation award judge. Parto received a Ph.D. in Information Systems, an MS in Human Services Management, and a BA in Human Behavior & Development, all from Drexel University. Before joining Vanguard, she taught at Drexel and helped start two small businesses (software research/development and consulting).

Call for Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline:
October 11, 2019

Acceptance notification date:
November 11, 2019

Early Registration Deadline:
February 11, 2020

Please make sure to review and prepare the material needed before you start the on-line Proposal Submission Form. Click here to see Proposal Submission Guidelines.

Who May Submit: This online form may be used by a principal speaker, co-speaker, contact person, or a committee member submitting on behalf of a speaker.

Multiple Proposals: You may submit multiple proposals.

Conference Registration Fee:
The conference registration fee is waived for the principal speaker of accepted proposals. Speakers are responsible for their travel expenses and arrangements. Co-speakers will receive a 30% discount for the conference that they are presenting at.

Length of Presentations: Technical sessions are typically 35 minutes. There will be a limited number of "double" sessions, 70 minutes, at the end of each day.

You will need the following to submit a proposal

Proposal Title: Maximum 80 characters including spaces. 

Keywords:Please include three keywords with a maximum of 100 characters, including spaces. 

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Abstract: The Abstract should be 1,500 to 5,000 characters (note that it is Characters, NOT words), including spaces.

Biography: The Biography must be 1,500 to 5,000 characters, including spaces.

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