September 2018 (Volume 68 - Issue 7)
objective: To increase awareness,
interest, and involvement in Section activities and
|10 - Organization Members|
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
INNOVATING INTERNET OF THINGS WITH DESIGN THINKING
join us on September 26, 2018 to
listen to our guest
speaker present the
Internet of Things with Design Thinking.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Internet of Things (IoT) is
here. Whether applied to industrial automation, wearables, connected
transportation, drones or smart cities, it’s poised to
deliver great benefits along with new challenges.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Walter Knitl, BASc
Principal at Praxiem
Co-Founder and CBDO at IoT613
Walter is the founder and principal at Praxiem, helping clients discover and deliver their technology innovations through market research, product management and business development. He is a proponent of the Internet of Things as a lever for economic growth and social good, realized through his role as Co-Founder and CBDO of IoT613, and curator of the IoT613 Conference.
Walter has a record of successful ICT product introductions at Ottawa technology companies including Ericsson, Nortel, Mitel, Ontario Centre for Microelectronics and Bell-Northern Research. His extensive experience consists of business roles including Product Management, Account Management and Commercial Management, as well as technical roles in hardware and software R&D and telecommunication standards development.
Walter holds a BASc degree in Electrical Engineering.
Follow on Twitter @praxiem and @iot613.
Nilufer Erdebil, B. Eng., MBA, PMP
Award winning, Spring2Innovation founder, Nilufer Erdebil is a leading innovation and design thinking consultant with a range of experience in telecommunications, application development, project management & information technology management. Her firm focuses on strategy and vision development, design thinking, innovation programs, and building innovation capabilities in organizations.
She has been using design thinking methodologies since 2003 in both the private and public sector. Most recently, she has used design thinking techniques and tools for clients at Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), along with the Community of Federal Regulators (CFR) in the redesign of its web interface providing regulatory guidance to Canadians and Canadian businesses.
Nilufer holds a B. Eng in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Queen’s University. In 2016, she received the Canadian Women in Communications and Technology Leadership Award and in 2014, she was awarded the Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award.
Follow on Twitter @spring2inno and @digitalnil.
ASQ Members, Non-members and Students: $30 for meal, tax and service included.
Dinner is to be a largely fixed menu, with some choices offered.
IMPORTANT: Attendance will be limited to 48 people.
As noted above, this event will be at the Thanjai Restaurant.
Five free places are available in the rear of the restaurant at 6:00pm.
In front of the restaurant, parking is on meters until 9:00pm.
Free parking may be available in the residential streets off Victoria and Van Horne.
Free parking is available at the Namur metro station. You can then take the metro one stop and get off at Plamondon metro station, followed by a short walk to the restaurant.
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Dr. David Tozer
Michael Bournazian, Eng., Newsletter Editor, ASQ Senior Member, CSSGB
Ah September. It can only mean 2 things:
1) Your vacations for the summer are most likely over :-(
2) A new ASQ season begins :-)
I look forward to another year of sharing Quality anecdotes with you, and the occasional inspirational image meme, such as the one below ;-)
All the best to you, and stay on the course.
Any feedback? Click on the link in the bottom right corner of this section and let me know. Thanks.
New ASQ (season and direction)
We are returning for a new season of ASQ and lots of things have changed.
First, we are regenerating our Leadership Team (LT), adding new member/leaders to make your season different than the previous one(s) and generating new ideas (with younger actors).
Second, the upper management of ASQ (USA) is renewing/revamping the formula to better manage the funds, do an integrated web approach and be closer to the sections.
We must remember that we are as good as we are today! Yesterday does not count and changes are the base of Continual Improvement (CI), something at the heart of Quality (5th principle). It cannot remain empty talk; it’s got to start at the base, with management.
I say base for management because that is what management is all about: the base, the foundation of a good organization. The pyramid must be inverted, management should always be those that support the operations and initiate changes according to what they hear on the floor.
I know, human nature looks for stability and what I am proposing here is change, thus instability. Is it instability or is it that we fear of losing, the power acquired with time?
CI requires motivation, and motivation comes from within. Motivation is lack of demotivation, and CI is the battle we have to fight everyday against laziness.
Personal story: My son has two (2) College degrees (I did not accept less than one – and paid for them) and after trying to find a job in Cinema (first degree), he soon found out that this was not the ideal for money making. If I had initially looked like Brad something and I had married some Angelina star, it may have been different.
So my own angel (read here my wife) found another degree he could study in with respect to his own style and what he liked (stardom). After another 2 years of full time school he got his second College degree in Web Design. Today he is making more money than me and makes me proud, but I still fear for him. He has stopped learning.
I think I said it previously, but you are as good as you are today! Yesterday does not count. Recently he was managing employees and that takes him away from what he is good at: creation. So, away from what you are good at, means replacement and hard to go back.
So I made him an offer: chose something that leads to a certificate and I will take the class with you. He said cooking.
So what have YOU changed lately? Tell me about your own CI story (work or personal). Don’t hesitate to share your comments when we meet, we strive on originality, improvement and our fuel is your comments, good or bad!
Have a great new season and help me make my final stretch (until December 2018) as Section Chair a continuing success.
By Robert Demers, ASQ Senior Member, CQA & CSSGB
Had you come . . . visit to TRU Simulation and training
You would have had, before the section took its summer recess, a very interesting and appreciated visit of this St. Laurent based flight simulator constructor.
The company is part of the Textron (NYSE) group, an American Global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies conglomerate. Textron includes Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Beechcraft and others.
We saw how flight simulators are built and how the process approach was implemented. We saw how an organization can manage its production line and how this important aerospace leader does their morning Gemba walks, how they prepare, post and plan their day, how they deal with production risks and how they have set some SMART goals.
Recently they have completed a major production change, where they have gone from fixed assembly cells to a moving assembly line (105 years after Henry Ford's). Who said Continuous Improvement had to be a new idea? New is not always young. Good ideas never die; they are just forgotten (for a while) and adapted with a new flavour for the decade.
Some of us even grabbed a few tricks that they could adapt to our own organization.
Thank you to George Karam (VP & GM, Air Transport Simulation at TRU Simulation + Training) who stood behind this visit, and thanks to Eric Pinheiro (Assembly Production Manager) who entertained us during the 3 hours of the visit (simulator access included) and to the Quality Department managers that worked out the details.
More visits are planned soon. Keep on reading our newsletter for details.
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By Raymond E. Dyer, ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, CQA, Nominating Chair, Historian and Internet Liaison
In accordance with Sections 4.5 and 4.6 of the Section Maintenance Policy and Procedure S02.00, the ASQ Montreal Section Nominating Committee comprising of J.P. Amiel, Sam Weissfelner, Rajesh Tyagi, and R.E. Dyer (Nominating Committee Chair), proposes the following Slate of Officers for January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019:
Chair: Eric Glenn Hosking
Vice-Chair: Chantale Simard
Secretary: Flor Marlene Diaz
Treasurer: Robert Fairbairn
ASQ Montreal Section thanks our Organization Members:
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ASQ Certification often leads to higher paying employment. The money invested in education and certification increases chances of finding employment quickly in the down sizing environment we live in. People who take the section sponsored refresher courses, and spend at least twice as much time as spent in the classroom on self study, have an 80%, or better, chance of passing the examination on the first attempt.
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October 3, 2018
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