BIOGRAPHY

 

Dawn Toussaint 

UX Strategist, Vanguard, Valley Forge, USA

Dawn Toussaint joined Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies, in 2000. Early in her career, as a UX Designer, she evolved both B2C and B2B brand touch points through emerging technologies. In her current role, as a UX Strategist, Ms. Toussaint focuses on the marriage of human-centered design and business strategy; leveraging both qualitative and quantitative data to inform and deliver service opportunities.

Being a creative professional, Ms. Toussaint decided to take an unconventional approach to personal development. In 2010, she accepted a nomination to pursue a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. This opportunity lead her on a 2 year rotational path, supporting strategic initiatives across all divisions of Vanguard, and culminating in a 4 year deployment supporting the operational design and delivery of Vanguard’s Personal Advisor Services.

As a lifelong learner, in addition to her AST from Hussian College, Ms. Toussaint holds a number of technical certifications. Attaining her CSSBB in 2012 from Villanova University, she’s enjoyed exploring the application of the methodologies, tools, and techniques in non-traditional ways. In addition to her work at Vanguard, she specifically enjoys leveraging entrepreneurial and social media platforms as testing grounds for new ideas, and a means to continue to broaden the application of her skills.

REGISTRATION OPEN 
Please select the relevant Registrant Type from: a) Conference & Workshops; b) Exhibits & Sponsorship; c) Speakers & Co-Speakers

SPEAKERS' CORNER
Submit your PowerPoint by
January 31, 2019
Speakers’ Orientation Meeting:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
6 PM-7 PM

Please download the Speaker Instructions here

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.