Presenter: Dawn Irons
The quality profession is full of pain points that could be simplified or completely solved with digital solutions. However, not every organization has fully digitized. According to a Deloitte report, 77% of companies are significantly accelerating their digital transformations. That’s an alarming statistic for businesses that are dragging their feet on digitizing. In some cases, this is due to difficulty in obtaining authorization from executives, entrenched paper-based systems, and/or fear of job loss due to automation. The presenters will discuss overcoming the barriers to digitization and the ways in which digitization and better access to data can save you time and frustration and improve overall quality at your organization. This session will be interactive, with attendees providing feedback to guide the discussion. Throughout the presentation, presenters will ask questions to ensure they address the most common pain points of attendees and their biggest concerns. Presenters will share what to look for when digitizing to ensure those pain points are addressed. They will share real-world case studies to show how other organizations have benefited from digitization with quantifiable results.
I found the presentation very interesting, showing how our existing data in our quality management system may be more useful when employing artificial intelligence based functions. It seems like our QMS is just now entering the Predictive stage but I want to know how we can move on to the Prescriptive stage.
This was a good overview of how to approach digitization. I think it would be especially valuable for management to better understand why it is so important. The only thing I would have added is that creating an environment where I, as an engineer, can get to data easily and effectively would keep me entertained for a very long time. Exploring data is not just a source for valuable learning, it is an awful lot of fun too!