New ASQ Conference to Help Attendees Thrive in Climate of Constant Change

New ASQ Conference to Help Attendees Thrive in Climate of Constant Change

Exponential technology and artificial intelligence expert among keynote speakers at ASQ Quality 4.0 event

For Immediate Release

Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 19, 2017 — As industry evolves due to technological advancements — like artificial intelligence and robotics — the quality function must adapt to thrive in a climate of constant change.

To address the future of quality and the unprecedented rate of change, ASQ is hosting Quality 4.0 Summit on Disruption, Innovation, and Change Nov. 13 – 14 in Dallas, Texas. Attendees will learn from forward-thinking speakers who will provide direction on quality for the future. The summit will help attendees unlearn the practices of the past, and relearn how to succeed despite an ever-changing business landscape.

Keynote speakers include:

John McElligott, CEO and founder of York Exponential — a technology company that develops and leverages robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence — is a sought-after national speaker on exponential technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, economic development and disruption nationwide. McElligott’s primary passion has focused on the rise of third-tier cities. Known professionally as a vision caster and technical futurist, he believes in the power of community networking through communication and technology. In addition to his role as CEO and founder of York Exponential, McElligott also is the lead in the York Plan 2.0 Innovation District, a proposed, 250,000 square-foot robotics and technology campus in downtown York, Pa.

Rebekah Kowalski, vice president of Right Management, a ManpowerGroup Company, leads a team responsible for integration of cross-brand, global solutions designed to help clients through organizational transformation. Leading up to her current role, Kowalski oversaw the continuous innovation and expansion of Right Management’s Strategic Workforce Consulting Practice worldwide. She was the primary architect of ManpowerGroup’s proprietary workforce supply and demand forecasting solution and consulting process. She also pioneered the workforce strategy approach for government clients to help them align their employment ecosystems with their long-term talent forecast.

In addition to the keynote speaker sessions, the conference will offer attendees sessions like “The Internet of Things: How Connected Devices Impact Business Process,” “Role of Change Management in Digital Transformation,” and “Disruptive Analytics for Quality and Six Sigma.”

To register for the Quality 4.0 Summit, visit the conference website.

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