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UPDATE! New Speaker/Topic for January 17 Pacific Region Special Virtual Meeting

By Jo Haberstok posted 01/07/24 02:34 PM


Due to unavailability of the originally planned speaker, here is updated information about the January 17 Pacific Region virtual meeting.

A special webinar/virtual meeting is being offered by ASQ Pacific Region on January 17 

“Disaster Prevention and Recovery Planning including COVID and AI”

Speaker:  Barry Craner, ASQ Pacific Region Director, ASQ Fellow, CQE, CRE, CQA, CBA

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PST

This will be a virtual (WebEx) meeting. 

There is no charge for ASQ members or non-members.  ASQ members can earn RUs for participation in this meeting.

WebEx meeting log-in:

Join by video system: dial

You can also dial and enter the meeting number.

Join by phone


Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Access code: 255 419 11450

Password: aBw7PZcxp36

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact us all.  We are only beginning to understand the long-term health, economic, sociological, and psychological effects.  The pandemic has presented the greatest challenge of the 21st century to date.  Challenges, however, present opportunities for individuals and organizations to innovate and collaborate to continue to achieve their goals.

Quality improvement and assurance continue to be at the center of historic world events.

This presentation will cover:

·         COVID controls and actions (individual and potential government actions and controls)

·         Disaster Prevention and Recovery Planning

       What corporate systems are vulnerable to loss?

       Who is responsible for the Disaster Prevention and Recovery plans?

       How quickly will we need to recover which systems?

       Will recovery procedures differ between sites?

       Will hardware, software, and cyber-attack recoveries be different?

       Priorities in creating the Disaster Prevention Plan

       Priorities in creating the Disaster Recovery Plan

       Artificial Intelligence – can it be trusted?  (and what to watch out for)

       Quality Plan - once priorities are established

About the speaker:  Barry Craner is a Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor, and Certified Biomedical Auditor.  With over 40 years of experience in quality and related fields, an MBA with emphasis on Computer Information Systems and MS+ in Biology (Cardiac Physiology), Barry has consulted in medical device quality assurance and regulatory affairs and taught risk management and other courses at the collegiate level and to Fortune 500 companies.  He has published numerous papers and is well-known as a U.S. and international speaker.  He is on the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry list of “100 Notable People in the Medical Device Industry.”

In 2008, Barry was awarded the Simon Collier Quality Award by the ASQ Los Angeles Section.  He is an ASQ Fellow and has been active in ASQ for several decades at both the local/section and national/division levels.  Barry currently serves as the ASQ Pacific Region Director.