ASQ Section 1404 November Mtg. – “Building Innovation Bandwidth”

November 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
STBTC Donor Pavilion
6211 Interstate Highway 10
San Antonio, TX 78201
Robert Perez and Victor Arnold

ASQ Section 1404 November Meeting Agenda

6:00pm – 6:30pm “Getting to CMBB” Workshop Session

6:30pm – 6:45pm Networking (Snacks and Refreshments)

6:45pm – 7:45pm “Building Innovation Bandwidth” Presentation

7:45pm – 8:00pm Closing Discussion

Workshop Session

Srini Kannappan, Ph.D.

•    Program Manager – Service Delivery & Operational Excellence at Accenture Federal Services, San Antonio.
•     Adjunct faculty of Industrial Engineering at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio.
•     Agile/Lean Six Sigma Instructor.
•     ASQ certifications: CSSBB and CMQ/OE
•     PMI Certifications: PMP, PMI-ACP
•     Certified Scrum Master and Sarbanes Oxley Expert.
•     Treasurer of ASQ Section 1404.
•     Masters in Production Engineering from Annamalai University, India; MBA from University of Houston, and a Ph.D in Corporate Compliance from Alagappa University, India.
•     TAPE examiner for Quality Texas.
•     Published iTLS articles in IIE and APICS.
•    CMQ/OE reviewer for ASQ this year.

“Getting to CMBB Certification”

An introduction to the application process, its intricacies, and the relevance of ASQ CMBB Body of Knowledge in relation to other certification bodies.


Keynote Presentation

Selene Crosby

Selene Crosby joined the Process Engineering section at Southwest Research Institute in September, 2012 where she works on the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) program, which assists small to mid-sized manufacturers in becoming competitive in an increasingly global economy.  Before coming to SwRI, Ms. Crosby held a variety of roles (1998-2012) at one of the most innovative companies in the US, Procter & Gamble.  Her areas of expertise include process improvement methodologies, process mapping, business process automation/systems, market and competitive analysis, project management, quality systems, audit and internal controls processes, food safety and quality, innovation engineering and training delivery.

“Building Innovation Bandwidth”

Do you wonder why your people’s great ideas never become reality in your organization?  Or why your company never seems to have ideas to solve problems at the time when they are most needed?  This interactive presentation will guide you through three real techniques for transforming innovation from “happens occasionally” to “never stops.”  By using these techniques, you can immediately improve the innovation capabilities of your organization – whether for new customers, new products, or new markets .