Panel Discussion - Advanced Analytics & Lean Six Sigma
Facilitator: Kimberly Watson-Hemphill, President, Firefly Consulting
Kristine Bradley, Principal, Firefly Consulting
Don Johnston, VP, Roxtar Consulting
Mark Cichonski, President, Silver Fox Data
Michael George, Jr., President, On-Time.ai Inc.
Perhaps you have noticed that analytical topics have begun to seep into the lean six sigma and continuous improvement space? While many lean six sigma practitioners have used a variety of statistical tools for some time as part of the DMAIC process, there has been a “melding” of data science and analytics with continuous improvement. While data is a currency in both practices, there are places where additional tools and methods can be brought to bear to help organizations improve their performance. Things like machine learning, data visualization and exploratory data analysis can supplement your CI toolkit. If you are a “belt”, you will learn how to find and use some of these tools. If you are an analyst or data scientist, you will learn how to use your knowledge to improve your organization. Come listen to our panel of experts talk about how to apply these techniques for the benefit of your and your organization!"
Innovation Tips & Tricks
Why are some organizations more innovative than others? Why do some projects generate breakthrough ideas while others are lukewarm? Is it too much or too little process? Is it the tools? Is it the culture? Are some people just more creative than others? You may have seen the often-quoted statistic that 94% of business leaders are dissatisfied with their firm’s innovation performance. How can we do better in our area of influence?This presentation will include mini-case studies from multiple industries on what has and hasn’t worked in the innovation space, based on the presenter’s 20+ years of experience. We will cover success stories in continuous improvement, process design, and new product development with tips and tricks for wherever you may be on your innovation journey. It will also include a fun and interactive exercise that you can use with your teams.