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22nd Annual

LEAN SIX SIGMA WORLD CONFERENCE

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ATTENDEES


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SPEAKERS

Speakers are encouraged to use the official LSS Conference template. Please feel free to download.

Speakers' Meeting: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2024:
6 PM - 7 PM; 
Rock Lake Room

EXHIBITS

March 20-21, 2024
Horizon Ballroom

Setup: 
Tuesday 3/19, 2024: 3 PM-5 PM

Exhibit Hours:  
Monday 3/20, 2024: 9 AM-4 PM
Tuesday 3/21, 2024: 9 AM-1 PM

Teardown:
Tuesday 3/21, 2024: 1 PM-2 PM

ZOOM BACKGROUND

Please feel free to download the Lean Six Sigma Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

SPEAKERS SOCIAL HOUR

Hollywood Glam Night

Tuesday, March 19, 2024; 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location to be announced

Imagine you are winning the biggest award of your life tonight. You’ll be in tabloids all over the world tomorrow. So, wear anything you dreamt of wearing to such an event. Of course, don’t forget the sun glasses.

Hawaiian Luau Party

Wednesday, March 20, 2024; 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location to be announced

Aloha! Let’s open up the lean Six Sigma Social Hour 2024 Hawaiian style! Join us for networking and happy hour! Wear your loudest tropical shirt or festive Luau gear for networking fun! Mahalo!

Mardi Gras Carnival

Thursday, March 21, 2024; 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location to be announced

The French Quarter may have bourbon street, creole, and all that jazz, but our Mardi Gras party is going to be hard to beat with friends and colleagues. Join us for beads, beer, and hurricanes!

REGISTRATION - Badge Pick Up – Solar Foyer

TUE March 19; 7 AM-9 AM & 4 PM-5 PM

WED March 20; 7 AM-9 AM & 4 PM-5 PM

THU March 21; 7 AM-9 AM & 4 PM-5 PM

Gift Distribution: 

  • International conferees can pick up their early registration gifts during the registration hours.
  • For U.S. conferees, early registration gifts will be shipped by March 31st.

Floor Layout (click on the link to see the large map)
LEAN SIX SIGMA YELLOW BELT CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified and will receive 0.7 CEU for attendance read more

Tuesday, March 19, 20249 AM - 4 PM: Rock Lake Room  

Don Johnston, Director, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, Titusville, FL, USA
Bonnie Stone, Industrial Engineer, a.i. solutions, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

12 PM- 1 PM: Lunch Break 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Emerging Trends in Lean Six Sigma: Empowering People & Organizations 

MARCH 20, 2024 - WEDNESDAY MORNING

LSS TRACK 1 – KEYNOTE

Breakthrough Results Using Lean Six Sigma
Horizon Ballroom 4-5; TC: David Larsen/Angel Rivera

8:15 AM–8:30 AM

Opening Remarks 

David Larsen, PSP, PMP, LSSMBB; Chair, 2024 Lean Six Sigma World Conference ...read more

8:30 AM–9:05 AM; #LSS-011
Boeing Starliner Uses Lean to Lift off to the International Space Station

Mark Nappi, Vice President and Program Manager, Boeing Commercial Crew Program, Boeing, Titusville, FL, USA

9:05 AM–9:40 AM; LSS-012

Resolving the Big Lean Six Sigma Blindspot!

Dr. Katie Kosak, NASA Ionization Radiation Physicist, a. i. solutions, Inc., Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Co-Speaker: Bonnie Stone, Industrial Engineer, a. i. solutions, Inc., Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

9:40 AM–10:15 AM; LSS-013

Learn How J&J Uses Process Mining to Amplify and Accelerate Lean Six Sigma

Tony Verbeck, Sr. Director Service & Continuous Improvement, Johnson & Johnson, Miami, FL, USA

10:15 AM–10:40 AM; Coffee Break; Horizon Ballroom 1-3
LSS TRACK 2 - KEYNOTE

Lean Six Sigma Across Generations

Horizon Ballroom 4-5; TC: Bonnie Stone/Marco Luzzatti

10:40 AM–11:15 AM; LSS-021 
Putting the AI in DM-AI-C

Don Johnston, Director, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, Titusville, FL, USA

11:15 AM–11:50 AM; LSS-022
Bridging the Generational Gap in the Workplace

Mitch Lomazov, Executive Director of Client Development, EXCELLence Performance, Sarasota, FL, USA


12:00 PM -1:15 PM; Lunch Break The Lakeview Restaurant


MARCH 20, 2024 - WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

LSS TRACK 3
AI Driven Lean Six Sigma and Innovation

Horizon Ballroom 9-11; TC: Tamara Mackroy/Mark Cichonski

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS-031

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Lean Six Sigma

Kimberly A. Watson-Hemphill, President, Firefly Consulting, Austin, TX, USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS-032
The AI-Driven Future of Lean Six Sigma for Industry 4.0: A Hybrid Approach

David J. Patrishkoff, Adjunct Professor, Nova SE University, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Kettering University, Orlando, FL, USA

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS-033

Innovating Quality: Integrating AI-ChatGPT with Operational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma

Dr. John Ngo, Founder & President, John & Partners, Houston, TX, USA

LSS TRACK 4
Leveraging
Lean Six Sigma Synergy

Horizon Ballroom 4-5; TC: Jeff Johnson/Eric Wright

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS-041

Connecting the Dots from Lean to Six Sigma

Russ R. Aikman, LSS Program Manager, TMAC/The University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas, TX, USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS-042

How to Unlock OPEX 
Using the Synergy Between VSM and KM

Dr. Cynthia J. Young, Founder/CEO, CJ Young Consulting, LLC, Chesapeake, VA, USA

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS-043

Leveraging G Charts for Quality Improvement

Keith Chastain, MSQA, CMBB, CQE, Senior Performance Improvement Project Manager, BayCare Health System, Clearwater, FL, USA

LSS TRACK 5
Lean Six Sigma for Sustaining the Gains

Horizon Ballroom 7-8; TC: Marco Luzzatti/Angel Rivera

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS-051
Keeping the Gains: Strategies for Sustaining Results

Tawana Gardner, Principal Consultant, Aim for Change, LLC,  Clearwater, FL, USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS-052
Agile Integration: LSS Methodologies for Lasting Excellence

Abbigail Meah-Ali, Manager, Construction Services, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago 

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS-053
Sustainability of Lean Six Sigma Gains: Best Practices for Long-Term Excellence

Dr. Mohammad Al-Rifai, Continuous Improvement Manager, SunOpta, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

3:00 PM–3;20 PM; Coffee Break; Horizon Ballroom 1-3

New to the conference this year, attendees will have the opportunity to network with the conference speakers and interact with fellow attendees at the same time. The speaker will be facilitating a table topic discussion in a group setting providing an excellent opportunity for knowledge exchange.

Attendees will get a chance to sign up for up to four table topics using the online registration form. Speakers will be positioned at tables around the room. To start the event, attendees will join the first table topic they signed up for. After a brief introduction, the speaker will facilitate a conversation and lead a discussion on their topic. After a 20-minute round, then it’s on to the next table for a total of four rounds! Best of all, discussions can be continued throughout the conference!


CHAMPAGNE NETWORKING

3:20 PM–4:40 PM

Horizon Ballroom 1-3


#LSS-061

Process Mining

Angel Rivera, Director, J&J Global Services Process Engineering, Johnson & Johnson, Miramar, FL, USA

#LSS-071

Visual Tools for Lean Six Sigma

Bonnie Stone, Industrial Engineer, a. i. solutions, Inc., Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

#LSS-081

Kahoot! Game on “LSS  Pioneers and Tools"

Dave Harry, CEO, Process Whisperer® Consultants LLC, Greeneville, TN, USA

#LSS-062

Lean Six Sigma Success Stories: Excellence in Action

Adam Gilley, Financial Consultant, Intuit, Orlando, FL, USA

#LSS-072

How You Can Apply
AI Today

Don Johnston, Director, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, Titusville, FL, USA

#LSS-082

Aiding Lean Six Sigma Projects with Employee Surveys

John A. Goodman, Vice Chairman, Customer Care Measurement & Consulting, Washington, DC, USA

#LSS-092

Innovation

Kimberly A. Watson-Hemphill, President, Firefly Consulting, Austin, TX, USA

MARCH 21, 2024 - THURSDAY MORNING

LSS TRACK 10

Enhancing LSS Performance Through Data Insights

Horizon Ballroom 9-11; TC: Kimberly Watson-Hemphill/Tamara Mackroy

8:00 AM–8:10 AM - Opening Remarks

8:10 AM–8:45 AM; #LSS-101 

Get a "Two-Fer" by Fixing Joint Employee/Customer Problems

John A. Goodman, Vice Chairman, Customer Care Measurement & Consulting (CCMC), Washington, DC, USA

8:45 AM–9:20 AM; #LSS-102

The Future of RCA: Machine Learning-Driven Root Cause Discovery

Karina Dubé, EngineRoom Product Manager, MoreSteam, Powell, OH, USA

9:20 AM–9:55 AM; #LSS-103

The Toyota Production System

Nicole Snurkowski, CEO, Innovative Transformations, Farmingdale, NY, USA

LSS TRACK 11

Game-Based Learning for Lean Six Sigma

Horizon Ballroom 4-5; TC: Jeff Johnson/Richard Titus

8:00 AM–8:10 AM - Opening Remarks

8:10 AM–8:45 AM; #LSS-111

Play to Learn: Game-Based Learning for Lean Six Sigma Practitioners

Ken Robinette, VP of Business Development, MoreSteam, Powell, OH, USA

8:45 AM–9:20 AM; #LSS-112

Lessons from the Beer Game: Macro-Level Flow in an End-to-End Supply Chain

J. Chris White, President, Twilight Training LLC, Rockwall, TX, USA

9:20 AM–9:55 AM; #LSS-113 

An Exercise to Convince Others How to Get More Done in Less Time

Marco Luzzatti, Master Black Belt, Train-the-Trainer, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC, USA



LSS TRACK 12

Engaging and Involving
Your People

Horizon Ballroom 7-8; TC: Adam Gilley/Marco Luzzatti

8:00 AM–8:10 AM - Opening Remarks

8:10 AM–8:45 AM; #LSS-121

Small Organization, Big Impact: Initiating Lean Six Sigma

Gurpreetsingh Saini, Sr. Advanced Quality Planning Engineer, Molex LLC, Naperville, IL, USA

8:45 AM–9:20 AM; #LSS-122

People - Key to Quality Management Principles

Deborah A. Barnes, Chief Systems Engineer, SAIC, Silver Spiring, MD, USA

9:20 AM–9:55 AM; #LSS-123

Lean Six Sigma in a Higher Education Institution: An Action Research Project

Tres Bishop, Instructor, Florida Atlantic University, Fernandina Beach, FL, USA



9:55 AM–10:15 AM; Coffee Break; Horizon Ballroom 1-3

LSS TRACK 13

Creating High Functioning Leaders

Horizon Ballroom 9-11; TC: Adam Gilley/Tamara Mackroy

10:15 AM–10:50 AM; #LSS-131

9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day for Continuous Improvement Professionals

Mark Cichonski, Director, Program Delivery, Allwyn, Charlotte, NC, USA

10:50 AM–11:25 AM; #LSS-132

What do Continuous Improvement and the Struggle for Weight Loss Have in Common?

Kevin Clay, President & CEO, Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc., Pensacola Beach, FL, USA 

11:25 AM–12:00 PM; #LSS-133

Process Intelligence (PQ): The Key to Building High Functioning Leaders

Scott Favreau, Business Process Consultant, Competitive Solutions, Inc., Alpharetta, GA, USA


LSS TRACK 14

Life in the Fast Lane: Turbocharging Results

Horizon Ballroom 4-5; TC: Richard Titus/Eric Wright

10:15 AM–10:50 AM; #LSS-141

Supercharged 10X Returns: Hyper Tuning Your Deployment for World Class Results

Robert B. Tripp, President & Owner, Argo, LLC, Greenfield, IN, USA

10:50 AM–11:25 AM; #LSS-142

Integrating Continuous Improvement Across the Organization for Greater Impact

Daniel Messina, Continuous Improvement Leader, ABB Inc., Prairie Village, KS, USA

11:25 AM–12:00 PM; #LSS-143 

Process Alignment: Bringing Systems Thinking to Process Design

Doug Von Feldt, Engagement Executive, AlignOrg Solutions, Lawrence, KS, USA



LSS TRACK 15

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Lean Six Sigma

Horizon Ballroom 7-8; TC: Angel Rivera/Bonnie Stone

10:15 AM–10:50 AM; #LSS-151

The Lean Canvas Revolution: Igniting Business Success in the Digital Age

Dave Harry, CEO, Black Belt Trainer, University Professor, Process Whisperer® Consultants LLC, Greeneville, TN, USA

10:50 AM–11:25 AM; #LSS-152

Digital Passport: Creating a Green Belt Dashboard to Increase Success

Thomas V. Lease, Sr. Chief Engineer, NGC, Cooksville, MD, USA

11:25 AM–12:00 PM; #LSS-153

Leveraging Lean Six Sigma and Technology Integration for Self-Funding Projects

Lauren A. Hisey, Founder, Master Black Belt, Trainer, Lauren Hisey Consulting, Holly Springs, GA, USA



12:00 PM -1;15 PM; Lunch Break The Lakeview Restaurant

MARCH 21, 2024 - THURSDAY AFTERNOON

LSS TRACK 16

New Lean Six Sigma Tools and Techniques

Horizon Ballroom 9-11; TC: Kimberly Watson-Hemphill/Bonnie Stone

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS-161

Tools, Culture, and Governance: The Challenge of Balance

Mike Boyte, Business Advisor, TMAC, Allen, TX, USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS-162

New Tool – Applying A Production Cultural Biorhythm in DMAIC

Dr. Karen E. Schmahl, Professor of Practice in Engineering Management (retired), Florida International University, Fairfield, OH, USA

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS-163

Enterprise Process Management: Changing the Way We Work

Kirk Nicholas, CEO, Blue Choctaw Consulting, Loudon, TN, USA


LSS TRACK 17

Culture Matters – What’s Yours?

Horizon Ballroom 4-5; TC: Eric Wright/Adam Gilley

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS-171

Transforming Your Business is Transforming Your Mindset

Cynthia Long, Continuous Improvement Change Leader, Intuit, Carlsbad, CA, USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS-172

Culture Transformation KPI and Metrics Development

Ramya Venkataraman, Director, Continuous Improvement, Exact Sciences, Cupertino, CA, USA

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS-173

Cultivating and Sustaining a Culture of Continuous Improvement: Bridging the Gap

Sundeep Boinpally, CEO, Lean365, Georgetown, TX, USA


LSS TRACK 18

Healthcare in Lean Six Sigma for Better Living

Horizon Ballroom 7-8; TC: Mark Cichonski/Jeff Johnson

1:15 PM–1:50 PM; #LSS-181

Implementing Lean Daily Management System at Nuvance Health

Krista Antonowicz, Lean Facilitator, Nuvance Health, New Milford, CT, USA

1:50 PM–2:25 PM; #LSS-182

Harmonizing Voices in Healthcare: A Jungian Coaching and Lean Approach

Constantin Stan, Director, ENVISO SRL, Bucharest, Romania
Co-Speaker: Andaluza Boncu, Innovation Director, ENVISO SRL, Bucharest, Romania

2:25 PM–3:00 PM; #LSS-183

12 Organizational Sociocharacteristics to Consider During Transformations

Mohamed Saleh, CEO and Founder, Vizibility LLC, Windsor Locks, CT, USA


3:00 PM–3;15 PM; Coffee Break; Horizon Ballroom 1-3

LSS TRACK 19

Unleashing the Power of Lean for Business Transformation

Horizon Ballroom 9-11; TC: Richard Titus/Tamara Mackroy

3:15 PM–3:50 PM; #LSS-191

Accelerating Lean Transformation: Unleashing the Power of Kaizen Events

Kirsten Gallagher, Owner / Founder, Kaizen Ninja & KG CI Consulting, Simpsonville, SC, USA

3:50 PM–4:25 PM; #LSS-192

How to Soar with Lean Principles

Steven Schuelka, Associate Professor, CSUDH, Crown Point, IN, USA


LSS TRACK 20

Maximizing Success by Initiating Lean Six Sigma

Horizon Ballroom 4-5; TC: David Larsen/Marco Luzzatti

3:15 PM–3:50 PM; #LSS-201

Embedding Change Management Into Continuous Improvement Initiatives

Melissa L. Sherman, Sr Continuous Improvement Consultant, Consumers Energy, Whitehall, MI, USA

3:50 PM–4:25 PM; #LSS-202

Building High-Performing Organizations

Luis G. Morales, Cybersecurity Program Manager, Genuine Parts Company, Sandy Springs, GA, USA


LSS TRACK 21

4:25 PM–5:00 PM; #LSS-211

Horizon Ballroom 4-5; TC: David Larsen/Mark Cichonski

End Keynote

Proven Ways to Avoid the Top Transformation Mistakes

Adam M. Ward, Coach, AdzMikl, Plain City, OH, USA


JUST A FEW OF THE LEAN SIX SIGMA WORLD CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

Government Organizations




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