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2023 Innovate for Excellence Summit

October 26 - 27

Naperville, IL



Advance Your Quality Expertise

Conference Program Overview

Program Overview


Day 1: Thursday, October 26

Conference Kick-off:
Sid Bhatnagar, ASQ CEO


Keynote Speakers:


Victor Fey

Achieving Excellence: The TRIZ approach to quality, strategy, and radical cost reduction

Dr. Michael Mladjenovic

Path to Personal Growth: Crafting your roadmap to Quality 4.0 Transformation

Timothy Van Mieghem

Executing on Innovation - Awareness, acceptance, and action

John S. Frels, Ph.D.

Innovations in Clinical Diagnostics for Greater Access and Affordability

Day 2: Friday, October 27

Topics Include: 

  • Creativity: An Essential Skill in the Pursuit of Excellence in Quality
  • Culture and Organizational Innovation Critical to Effective Combination Product Quality
  • Effective Validation Controls in Life Sciences
  • Healing Trauma To Create Workplace Success
  • Innovation Engagement
  • Innovation in Logistics - The Future of Drone Deliveries
  • ISO 27001: How to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk
  • ISO/IEC 23053:2022 Framework for Artificial Intelligence - What Your Company Needs To Know
  • Making the Most of the Quality Initiative: Align with Strategic Priorities
  • PPAP 4.0 - Innovation Is Great, After You Have the Basics
  • Success Modes and Effects Analysis: Turn Failure Upside Down
  • The Innovation Body of Knowledge
  • The Power of Paperless Processes: Empowering Highly Regulated Manufacturers
  • The Utilization of Modern Technology to Achieve Validation, Quality, and Overall Compliance and Use Case With Virtual Reality
  • TRIZ Workshop: Triumph Over Trade-offs - Radical Cost Reduction with Sustained Quality & Performance
  • Unlocking Potential: Changing the World Through Human Leadership and Psychological Safety, Embracing Growth Mindset, and Unraveling Human Error
  • Using an Asset-Based Approach to Change Management