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Lean and Six Sigma Conference

February 18-20, 2024 | Phoenix, AZ

Tuesday, February 20

9:00 AM MST - 10:00 AM MST 

Annika Themm and Andrew Muyanja-Keynotes

Annika Themm and Andrew Muyanja

Annika Themm, Menlo Innovations, Consultant High-Tech Anthropologist

Andrew Muyanja, Menlo Innovations, Principal High-Tech Anthropologist

An Intentionally Joyful Culture - The Key to Lasting Impact

Does your organization struggle to implement lasting process or cultural changes? Do you know something needs to change, but don’t know where to start?
Join Annika and Andrew, High-Tech Anthropologists® as they share practical steps for using lean practices to implement and maintain positive changes in an organization. They will share stories from their experience helping organizations, large and small, create lasting change. You will leave this talk inspired and equipped with foundational skills to take the first of many steps to move your organization from one of "that won't work here" to "let's run the experiment” in order to build a high-functioning, joyful culture.

Annika Themm - High-Tech Anthropologist® at Menlo Innovations. In this role she works in the areas of user research, UI/UX design, and process consulting to solve business problems for clients across a wide range of industries. Annika has also spent time teaching others about Menlo’s culture and practices by speaking at conferences, leading tours, and workshops, and helping to effect culture change for clients. Annika has been with Menlo for one year, and previously worked as a User Experience specialist for the University of Michigan Library and the Harvard Library.

Andrew Muyanja - Since joining Menlo Innovations in 2014, Andrew Muyanja has worked on a diverse set of organizational culture/process transformation projects for clients in domains including automotive, oil & gas and education. Andrew has also worked on product design projects, using Menlo’s High-Tech Anthropology process, in domains like logistics, investment management, transportation, healthcare, automotive and insurance. Andrew also works as a coach and mentor to organizations learning how to apply Menlo’s High-Tech Anthropology® and project management processes to change how they bring value to their customers. He teaches Menlo’s culture and practices in workshops and speaking engagements. Prior to joining Menlo, Andrew earned a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Michigan.