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Lean Enterprise Institute Announces Keynote Lineup of “Game-Changers” for Annual Summit

Lean Enterprise Institute Announces Keynote Lineup of “Game-Changers” for Annual Summit

Executives and change agents from solar energy, IT, and restaurant businesses will reveal how their lean transformations are disrupting industries.

Executives from a wide variety of industries will describe game-changing lean management applications at the Lean Transformation Summit, March 17-18, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV.

The annual conference, presented by the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute, is expected to draw more than 500 lean practitioners from around the world, seeking innovative, how-to information about starting or sustaining lean transformations.

In an opening keynote, LEI CEO John Shook will reflect on lean management’s successes – and failures – in the 25 years since publication of The Machine That Changed the World, a management classic that first described Toyota's revolutionary lean production system as a complete business system. Other keynoters are:

  • Marty Neese, COO of SunPower, who will reveal how the solar technology and energy services company is using lean concepts to fundamentally change the way the world is powered.
  • Guru Vasudeva, SVP & CIO, and Tom Paider, AVP, both of Nationwide, who will explain how a lean journey enabled a 9000+ person IT organization to deliver great solutions with industry-leading quality.
  • Roger Berkowitz, president and CEO of Legal Seafoods, who will share details of a lean transformation that is changing how restaurants work -- -- from fishing boat to your belly.

Pre-conference workshops, in-depth sessions for building skills and behaviors, will run March 15-16 on:

  • Capturing the Value of Lean
  • Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture
  • Gemba Walks
  • Kanban for Knowledge Work
  • Lead with Respect: Practicing Respect for People to Enable Engagement, Teamwork & Accountability
  • Lean Product Development: Delivering New Products, Faster and Better    
  • Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process
  • Prepare for Every Person
  • Step 1: Skills to Coach for Development: Recognizing Effective PDCA Problem Solving
  • Step 2: Skills to Coach for Development: Basic Techniques for Humble Inquiry Questioning                   
  • Strategy Deployment and Alignment through Hoshin
  • TPS Fundamentals of Work
  • Understanding Lean Transformation

Other highlights include learning sessions, small interactive classes on the leading-edge of lean thinking and practice, including:

  • Building the Fit Organization
  • Customer-First Focus: Blending Design Thinking and Lean Thinking
  • Fresh Baked Lean
  • Lean Knowledge Work Using Personal Kanban
  • Mining for Gold and Value at the Kinross Gold Mine
  • Role of Finance in Next 10 Years: Value Add Not Overhead
  • The Lean Enterprise - Management Development System (EMDS)
  • Using Lean Values Daily - Drives A Lean Culture
  • What Problems to Solve and What Can Wait

The Summit will take place at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas.

For complete information and to register visit:  https://www.lean.org/Events/2016_lean_transformation_summit.cfm, call 617-871-2900, or email summits@lean.org. An early registration discount of $300 is available until Feb. 1.

About the Lean Enterprise Institute

Lean Enterprise Institute Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, makes things better through lean research, training, publishing, and events. Founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, PhD, LEI supports other lean initiatives such as the Lean Global Network, the Lean Education Academic Network, and the Healthcare Value Network. Learn more about LEI at https://www.lean.org.