Welcome to the Innovation Technical Community

Message from the Chair

Welcome Innovation Technical Community Members:

As we continue on our 2021 Journey together as a community, I’d like to first thank our Founding Leaders, Executive Advisory Members, Officers, and Committee members for enabling us to grow into where we are today. They say it takes a village, and innovation especially fits that bill. When done according to best practices, it serves to positively drive change across the board, while enhancing and bolstering collaboration, communication, and culture change. Additionally, it serves to enable new ideas to be brought forward and actualized, easily and continuously, drawing upon the expertise and creativity of the collective whole.
Innovation is Quality for TOMORROW!
The Innovation TC has been blessed with astronomical membership growth in 2020, clocking in at over 250% growth in just one year! We are truly global in all sense of the word, with membership representatives from across 85+ international regions across the world. For 2021, I challenge our leaders and members to find innovative ways to sustain that heightened rate of growth, while ensuring we retain and engage our valued members and the broader community with even more programs and resources that drive innovation advances daily.

For 2021, we have chosen this definition of Innovation as our North Star:
Innovation is the process of creating value by applying novel solutions to meaningful problems.”

2021 promises to be opportunity rich and we have an outstanding set of Innovation offerings and engagement opportunities planned for our members and the Innovation Community overall, including:
  • Continuing to build out our Innovation Body of Knowledge
  • Starting up our nascent Innovation in Action Series highlighting innovative organizations, leaders, and initiatives from across the globe
  • Engaging with Students, Next-Gen Leaders, and Seasoned Practitioners with Mentoring and Spark sessions
  • Offering Innovation-related Tool presentations and workshops
  • Supporting our global members, sections, and regions with our International ASQ & Innovation TC Conferences
  • Continuing our popular and informative Webinar Series
  • Piloting an Innovation STEM education initiative
  • Bootstrapping a new Innovation Roundtable initiative
  • Continuing our Mentoring for ASQ Success program

For our existing or new members, we invite you to become more involved by micro-volunteering with us or considering a longer term committee or TC leader position. Every interested, capable, innovative, and productive volunteer is welcomed to be a part of our phenomenal community. We are looking to be key to your ASQ success going forward!

2021 Opportunities to collaborate, contribute, and engage include the following:
  • Innovation TC Partnership or Sponsorship liaison or event leader
  • Innovation in Action Series liaison or content provider
  • Innovation Tool Presentation or Workshop expert
  • Innovation TC Conference or Webinar Speaker
  • Innovation TC Volunteer or Ambassador
  • Innovation TC Newsletter contributor
  • Innovation Executive Round Tables
Special Upcoming Summer 2021 Events - Join Us!
We celebrate and thank our dedicated officers, advisors, committee leaders, and volunteers who strive to create ongoing value, work through meaningful challenges, and drive innovative solutions daily. We look forward to an INNOVATION FILLED 2021 with each of you!

2021 Innovation Team Officers
Chair Dr. Rhonda Farrell
Chair-Elect Mr. Larry Miller
Secretary Mr. Imran Rana
Treasurer Ms. Krystle Ziegler
Immediate Past Chair & Nominations Mr. Dan Jones

  2021 Innovation Team Executive Advisors & Founding Leaders
Jane Keathley Executive Advisor
Ron Makar Executive Advisor
Peter Merrill Co-Chair iBoK
Jim Nelson Co-Chair iBoK
Tracy Owens Executive Advisor

2021 Innovation Team Committee Leaders & Micro Volunteers
Zakariya Al-Helal iBoK Committee, myASQ Zac Jarrard TC Liaison, iBoK
Mark Alarik Executive Programs Kimberly Johnson Section Liaison
Sharie Roesner, nee Austin Next Gen Ldr / Students Jacqueline Jolly iBoK Committee, myASQ
Dr. Lila Carden Process Improvement Akhilesh Varma Kosuri Next Gen Ldr / Students
Rajeev Chadha Conferences Sharon McNair iBoK Committee, myASQ
Tim Dalton Cross-Program Volunteer Sanja Monteiro Innovation in Action
Dr. Mingxuan Fan iBoK Committee Rebecca Mott Process Improvement
David Greer Next Gen Ldr / Students Ved Munbodh Innovation Tools, Content Creation
Akilesh Gulati Conferences, Innovation Tools Katelyn O’Gorman Data Visualization
Dawn Hashemii Webinars Anil Reddy Sanikommu Tools Overviews

2021 Innovation Team TCC DCI Segment Leaders
Grace Duffy Segment Leader
Polly LeBarron Segment Facilitator
Barbara Peck, Cara Fitzgerald Segment Managers / support

To Your Ongoing Innovation Success!


Dr. Rhonda Farrell, Chair ASQ Innovation TC, 2021


ASQ Innovation TC News You Can Use! Click Here To Read More Latest Newsletter Available Now! Highlights from our March 2021 Newsletter include: ... more
Posted by Rhonda Farrell Oller on Innovation Division Mar 20, 2021 5:42 PM CDT
General Community Updates We know our ASQ members have a choice of many TCs and we thank you for choosing to be part of the Innovation TC Team in 2020. We continue a great year so far with Webinars continuing across the summer months and integration into the 2020 Pacific Region Virtual Quality Conference and Workshops to be held on Nov 6-7, 2020. ... more
Posted by Rhonda Farrell Oller on Innovation Division Dec 5, 2020 5:22 PM CST
    Community Updates We know our ASQ members have a choice of many technical communities (TCs) and we thank you for choosing to be part of the Innovation TC team in 2020.   We have had a great year so far engaging our members with multiple VIRTUAL ... more
Posted by Rhonda Farrell Oller on Innovation Division Dec 5, 2020 4:57 PM CST

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Recent Discussions

Rhonda Farrell Oller
We welcome our members to review Mark Alarik's phenomenal session on The Collaboration Organization , How ...
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We are reaching out to share our ASQ Innovation mission, which includes developing the ASQ body of knowledge in the ...
Michael Bost
That is, does your company recognize documentation as a factor in quality? Thank you.
Rhonda Farrell Oller
Didn't get a chance to attend our March 2021 webinar? Not to worry, Mr. Joe Perzel's video can be viewed on our ...
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Mr.Tracy Owens: One of Our Innovation  Innovation TC Founding Leaders - Is holding the FIRST EVER Brain Date ...
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Didn't get a chance to make it out to Kiran's session, but you'd love to hear more about her session, not to worry. We ...

You can download your RUs for the Webinar ASQ_Innov TC Webinar August 26 2021 RUs.pdf

Lou Ann Lathrop
Quality 4.0 - what's your insight on this?
Lou Ann Lathrop May '20
Hello Lou Ann Lathrop ‍  and the Innovation Division (of which I am a member,

I would be pleased to share my insights ...
Thanks Daniel. We will be in touch shortly!
Good question, LouAnn! One good source of info on Q4.0 is the book, 'Connected, Intelligent, Automated' by Nicole ...
Rhonda Farrell Oller
Didn't have a chance to attend Joseph Diele's event in Real-Time? No worries, we not only have the session ...

You can download your RUs for the Webinar ASQ_Innov TC Webinar June 24 2021 RUs.pdf .

Rhonda Farrell Oller
Do you have a message you want to share? Our team of experienced member leaders has over 1,000 hours of presentation ...
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Members share your thoughts on the role of Innovation within the realm of Society 5.0, Industry 5.0, and ...

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Community Information
Vision: To be the organization of choice for innovation, connecting those who are interested in innovation with resources to meet their professional needs. 

Mission: To build and provide access to the growing and dynamic body of innovation knowledge through pathways including partnerships, training, and on-line presence for people in the innovation space, whether experienced or new, enabling them to become more effective forces for quality through innovation in their professional environments.  

Join Our Community: Does the Innovation TC vision, mission, events, programs, and body of knowledge resonate with you? Sign up for our TC when you renew your ASQ membership, or request to be added today via help@asq.org.