Fort Worth is not well known, but the airport code DFW shows the direct link with the much better known Dallas. Texas has been rather popular lately for ASQ conferences and maybe this was one of the reasons for the clearly lower attendance than usual. In November 2018, so only 6 months ago, ASQ organized it's 2nd Quality 4.0 Summit in Dallas. If you then see that the WCQI program also was for a large part dedicated to Quality 4.0 and two of the five keynote speakers were the same, then maybe...
QS Consult had the pleasure to deliver two presentations at the recent ASQ congress in Fort Worth, TX.
On Monday afternoon May 20, we gave a concurrent session titled "Quality On Steroids: Leading Disruptive Change". There was quite a big crowd and the presentation was very well liked by the audience. Even the following days I still received very nice comments from participants. This is always very rewarding.
On May 19 it was a great honor to receive the E. Jack Lancaster Medal from Benito Flores, ASQ Chair. The Medal is given for outstanding leadership in promoting quality worldwide. Stephen Hacker nominated me and I got the support of many prominent quality leaders.
Based on our presentation at the first Excellence Summit Sweden in Gothenburg, we wrote an article “Quality for a Sustainable Future” that has just been published online in Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (TQM & BE). It will also appear in print later in a special issue that will be entirely devoted to the conference.
The published version can be found via this link: https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2019.1588724
You can find our original manuscript here...
On 21 March 2019 we gave a webinar for the ASQ Austin / Central Texas section, titled "Sustainability: From Marketing to Quality For All Life". In this presentation we explained our vision on sustainability and the role of quality in this. The webinar has been recorded, so you can still see and hear it via this link: https://recordings.join.me/eJ2WoRIHLUO3MFnRPDYTKQ
All comments more than welcome.
Predicting is difficult, especially the future. Yet that is what several speakers - including yours truly - tried to do on this second issue of the Quality 4.0 Summit. From different angles, an attempt was made to paint a picture of the future of quality and of the quality functions in a world that is being digitally disrupted by big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, digital twins, robotization, etc. Some lectures were highly technical, others were more philosophical...