6:00pm – 8:00pm (MST)
Speaker: Amitabh Saxena, founder and CEO - Anexas
Title: "Quality in 2030"
Abstract: The future belongs to the collaboration of humans and technology as we step into Industrial revolution 4.0 and quality revolution 4.0 with automation. Industry 5.0 is the revolution in which man and machine reconcile and find ways to work together to improve the means and efficiency of production. Autonomation plays a vital role in intelligent cooperation between Humans and machines. Humans might become more likely to handle the lighter and creative work while machines take care of the more complex. Future of quality is about Autonomation or Jidoka – technology with human touch.
Quality professionals should upgrade themselves in various skills with current tools and get ready for industry revolution 5.0 to implement Quality Revolution 5.0. Quality Professionals should equip themselves with the digital skills talents as it is the number one challenge faced to implement quality according to the recent research by Boston Consulting Group and ASQ (2019). Quality professionals in 2030 would be expected to understand the basic fundamentals of analytics and its interpretation rather than spending time in data collection and analysis. Implementation of Quality Management Systems like ISO 9001 would be less audit-oriented and more value-oriented. Even audits might be things of the past as dashboards would be available in real-time. Process improvement methodologies like Lean and Six Sigma might eliminate the need for a quality professional to measure and analyze for root causes in many projects. So, Lean Six Sigma might also include one more approach, DIC – Define, Improve, Control in addition to DMAIC, which shall still stay as Automations also need to be analyzed.
Biography: Amitabh Saxena is the founder of Anexas group which has offices in five countries and clients in more than twenty-five countries. He is a Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, Strategic Management and Artificial Intelligence trainer with 30 years of experience in Manufacturing, IT, Financial Services, ITES, Healthcare and logistics domains. He has implemented lean and six sigma process excellence initiatives in more than fifty organizations in India, Europe, and the Middle East and trained more than 50,000 professionals. By education, he is a Chemical Engineer and MBA (Finance) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Amitabh has spoken in world conferences of ASQ, IQPC, NASSCOM and HMA, and authored an Amazon bestselling book ‘The Anexas Story’ which describes his journey as an entrepreneur which he began 16 years ago after working in corporations for 16 years as a quality professional.
Amitabh has received many international awards for his contribution to Process excellence, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He has authored two books and writes a weekly newspaper column. Business magazines and TV shows have featured him for his exemplary work in process excellence, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
6:00pm – Informal Networking
6:30pm – Welcome & Introductions
6:50pm – Guest speaker presentation
7:45pm – Q&A and Wrap-up comments
8:00pm – Adjourn