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WCBF 4th Annual Global Lean, Six Sigma and Business Excellence Summit

WCBF’S 4th Annual Global Lean, Six Sigma and Business

Excellence Summit & Industry Awards

The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort   (Orlando, FL)  

October 13 – 16, 2009 

About the Summit:

Positioned to be the largest gathering for those who are passionate about achieving process and business excellence, this summit presents an unrivalled speaker panel headlined by top business authors Al Switzler   and Norman Bodek.  These successful authors will be complimented by an outstanding speaker panel of industry leaders, CEOs and first-class Deployment practitioners addressing Lean, Six Sigma and process excellence for innovation and outstanding performance.

If you plan on attending just one Lean, Six Sigma and Business Improvement conference, then this is the one to select. WCBF currently averages over 250+ senior-level attendees at its Six Sigma Conferences. This is the highest number of senior-level attendees per a Six Sigma niche focused conference than any other organization.

What’s New?

• NEW and IMPROVED Parallel Tracks and Break-Out Sessions

• Interactive Forums

• Track focused Roundtable Discussions

• Interactive Master Classes

• Deployment Storyboards

• Technology Test Drives

Key Themes include:

• Challenges and best practices for continuous improvement

• New to Six Sigma

• Optimizing operational performance

• Sustainability in business transformation

• Optimizing Lean processes

• Quality in healthcare

• Performing in a slow economy

Special Master Classes on:

• Prioritizing and optimizing projects with available resources

• Designing and implementing Lean Six Sigma blended learning curricula

Plenary panel Discussions on:

• Successful deployments in a global recession – insights from across industry

• Realigning deployment with strategic initiatives in volatile markets

Exclusive LEADERSHIP BENCHMARKING FORUM:

The only Forum for Senior-Level Decision-makers from across all industries to network and share business excellence experiences.  Participating panelists to be confirmed.

Featured Headliners:

Al Switzler

Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Instructor – In the past twenty-five years, Al Switzler has helped hundreds of organizations achieve measurable change with his broad knowledge of leadership, teamwork, quality, and communication. Al is coauthor of three New York Times bestsellers, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High, and Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior.

Norman Bodek

President, PCS INC.  – Norman Bodek discovered and published the works of the truly great Japanese manufacturing geniuses: Dr. Shigeo Shingo and Taiichi Ohno, the inventors of the Toyota Production System now called JIT and Lean manufacturing and many others. From his numerous trips to Japan he introduced to the western world the Kaizen Blitz, SMED, TPM, QFD, Hoshin Kanri, Poka-Yoke, Visual Factory and other new manufacturing methodologies that have helped companies improve their quality, and productivity. In 1988 he initiated the Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence with Professor Vern Buehler at Utah State University . Most recently he co-authored a book with Bunji Tozawa titled The Idea Generator – Quick and Easy Kaizen.

Plenary Addresses:

Robert Weiner

President and CEO, PAS TECHNOLOGIES INC   – A recognized expert in Lean Six Sigma production strategies, Mr. Weiner has successfully implemented six sustainable, worldwide programs. He has more than 26 years of solid experience implementing global Lean-production systems at respected companies. He has published over 12 articles in various magazines and books including the Harvard Business Review and James P. Womack’s best seller, Lean Thinking. Under his leadership, PAS Technologies has transformed its sub-par performance into industry best.

Lee Campbell

LSS Deployment Director and Strategic Planning Officer, US ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON  – Mr. Campbell led Lean Six Sigma Implementation for the US Army Corps of Engineers from its inception and developed the Value Stream Analysis Template in use across that 34,000 person organization. A trained Master Black Belt, he has led numerous LSS projects and now manages a program intimately tied to implementation of strategic directives.

UNPARALLELED SPEAKER PANEL INCLUDES:

Westy Bowen 
Vice President of Quality and Six Sigma 
E-Z-GO

Steve Bonacorsi, MBB, PMP,MBA, MS-CIS
Deployment Leader and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
XONITEK CORPORATION

Julie Brignac
President
QUANTUMSIX SOLUTIONS, INC.

Jerry L . Calvert
MBB, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business Process Services
SUNTRUST BANKS, INC

Mavis Chisholm 
Head, Process Excellence
RBC ROYAL BANK

Marie Costantino
Manager – Training & Development
ACCENTCARE

Joe De La Cruz
Director, Lean Six Sigma
WORD AND BROWN

Deron Ertel 
General Manager – Process Excellence
EMBARQ

John C. Evelyn
President
TRIDENT LEVERAGE, LLC

James Eynard
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
INTEL CORPORATION

Lisa Fuller
Director of 6 Sigma
OSF SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER

Phil Geyer
Director, Lean Six Sigma
PRAXAIR INC.

Amber Gravett 
FVP Enterprise Programs, MBB
JP MORGAN CHASE

Praveen Gupta
President
ACCELPER CONSULTING

Adam Hallet
Quality Leader
ING

Fadel Hamed
Associate Director, Global Operational Excellence
GENENTECH

Victoria Hughes
Statewide Director, Performance Excellence, California Member Services
KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN, INC.

Jim Kubus
Master Black Belt
PRAXAIR INC.

Dalchand Laljit 
VP – Global Six Sigma
HEXION SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

Richard Lam
Lean Six Sigma Corporate Deployment Leader
BMO FINANCIAL GROUP

Manny Laveria
QE, CI MBB
NORTHROP GRUMMAN, LASER SYSTEMS

Robin Lawton
President
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Neal Mackertich 
Founder of Raytheon SS Institute & Systems Engineering Fellow
RAYTHEON INTEGRATED DEFENSE SYSTEMS

Fabrizio Majorana 
Chief Quality Officer 
UNICREDIT GROUP

Mary McDonald, CQA, MSIA
CEO/CTO
MCDONALD CONSULTING GROUP

Nancy McDonald 
Lean Facilitator
DENVER HEALTH AND HOSPITAL AUTHORITY

Ben Mellett 
Vice President, Program & Project Management
CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE (CIBC)

David M. Miller
Professor of Management Science, University of Alabama and Director
ALABAMA PRODUCTIVITY CENTER

Rob Miller
Director of HR Global Services and Delivery
INGERSOLL RAND

Rick Morrow
Director of Business Excellence, MBB
THE JOINT COMMISSION

Kim Mueller
Director – Business Excellence
DOMINION

Roger Noble
Corporate Director of Performance Excellence
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN

Jennifer Panco
Process Improvement Specialist
PROVIDENCE HEALTH AND SERVICES

George Pesansky
Sr. Consultant
XONITEK CORPORATION

Barbara Peterson 
GIO Six Sigma Champion
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES

Jos? Pires
Strategy Deployment Leader – Six Sigma MBB
BLACK & VEATCH CORPORATION

Kathy Price
Director, Clinical Effectiveness
SISTERS OF CHARITY OF LEAVENWORTH HEALTH SYSTEM

Steven B. Raclaw
Program Manager, Operational Excellence
DEUTSCHE BANK AG

Nancy Riebling 
Director of Operational Performance Solutions
NORTH SHORE-LIJ HEALTH SYSTEM

Lisa Ritz
Strategic Project Lead
PFIZER, INC.

Vince Sanchez
Senior Director, Operational Excellence
UNITEDHEALTHCARE

Paul Sandell
Sr. Master Black Belt
INTEL CORPORATION

Sabi Singh
Assistant Vice President – Operations Excellence and Quality Safety
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HEALTH CARE

Jeffrey Slater
Operating Excellence and Productivity Leader
SONOCO PRODUCTS

John Stewart
Operating Partner
MONOMOY CAPITAL PARTNERS

Rob Stewart
President and CEO
THE QUALITY GROUP

Shar Stocker
Senior Master Black Belt
INTEL CORPORATION

Shiv Venkataramani 
Global Deployment Leader-Lean Sigma
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Karen Welch
Director BEx, Strategic Projects
ABBOTT

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 – Conference Day #1

  7:30 Breakfast and Networking

The agenda and speakers are not announced until 16-20 weeks prior to the event. However, as the leading research team in this sector, you can be assured we create the strongest need-to-know agendas that address the current burning issues you face in your job functions. Importantly, we spend a substantial amount of time locating and selecting the best first-class thought leaders, who have addressed those issues. WCBF’s key differentiator is that we draw on more resources and spend more time researching our events than anyone else; consequently, they are of a far higher quality and reach a much larger audience.

 

 

 

WCBF is an independent organization providing up-to-date Six Sigma Solutions for senior professionals working in the quality sector. We facilitate interactive environments for best practice from key players in their field. WCBF enables international corporations thriving for Six Sigma Excellence to benefit from this distinctive pooling of expertise.

 

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