The global head of technology and innovation at Anheuser-Busch InBev and a business futurist are among the keynote speakers at next weeks’ ASQ Quality 4.0 Summit on Disruption, Innovation, and Change.
The ASQ Quality 4.0 Summit connects quality leaders and teams to share ideas for advancing performance excellence practices throughout their organizations.
The theme for the event is “Organizational Excellence in the Digital Age”, with focus areas including industry 4.0, the future of quality, digital transformation, and managing change. The summit aims to provide invaluable insights into the exponential growth of disruptive technologies and the changes those technologies are bringing to the workplace.
Keynote speakers at the event include:
- Benjamin Lavoie—global director of technology at Anheuser-Busch InBev. Lavoie is responsible for digital transformation of the global supply organization.
- Patrick Schwerdtfeger—a business futurist specializing in technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. Schwerdtfeger is the author of “Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain,” and has spoken about business trends, technology, and digital marketing at conferences across the world.
- Shawn Rhodes—a global expert in how the highest-performing individuals and organizations pivot with change. Rhodes is a TEDx speaker and his work studying organizations has been published in news outlets around the world. He is also is the author of “Pivot Point: Turn on A Dime Without Sacrificing Results.”
In addition to the keynote speakers, the summit features sessions from innovation, technology, and organizational excellence experts, including Lockheed Martin Corp Quality Assurance Engineering Senior Manager Chris Colaw.
“The quality organization of tomorrow will require a shift toward greater intelligence and automation, digital connectivity across value streams, and improved success across all transactions,” Colaw said.
“Results will be seen through gains in efficiency, effectiveness and open capacity in the quality department’s human capital,” Colaw added. “Available manpower can then be shifted to focus on oversight, auditing, data sampling and assurance, which will enable a focus on prevention and improve the customer collaboration experience at an affordable cost.”
ASQ’s Quality 4.0 Summit will take place November 12-13 in Dallas. Click here for more information about the summit.