James Duarte
Principal, LJ Duarte & Associates, LLC, Clermont, FL, USA

Jim Duarte is the principal at LJ Duarte & Associates LLC in Clermont, FL. During his career, he has been a Corporate Director of Quality at Reynolds Metals and a Corporate Director of Strategic Business Analytics at Anheuser Busch as well as a Senior Consulting Manager for APQC. His education includes a BS and MS degrees in statistics from Brigham Young University. His certifications and awards include being named an ASQ Fellow and ASQ certification as a Quality Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt along with a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has numerous publications in the areas of statistics, process improvement, and strategic planning. He possesses six patents for analytical methods which include two domestic and four international patents with another still pending.

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January 31, 2019
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

Continuous Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner leads their organization in practicing, but is also a core competency of their professional makeup. That is why more and more innovative and leading companies are looking for leaders that use the LSS way of thinking in everything they do within their organization.

In this era of data science and machine learning, the ability to connect the dots for end to end solutions across the boundaries of people, process and systems is the key to success. This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.