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

Kimberly Watson-Hemphill is the President of Firefly Consulting, a firm specializing in Innovation and Operational Excellence. She is also on the faculty of the Acton School of Business, a MBA program in entrepreneurship based in Austin, Texas. She was previously a Vice President of George Group Consulting, and a Partner with Accenture. Kimberly has led multiple programs in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Lean Six Sigma with Fortune 500 companies, including a global deployment that generated over $1B in savings. Her previous book, Fast Innovation, hit Business Week’s Top 10 Business book list. Her new book, Innovating Lean Six Sigma, was released by McGraw-Hill in early 2016. Kimberly is a certified Master Black Belt.

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January 31, 2019
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
6 PM-7 PM

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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.