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    May 2021 Lunch & Learn Webinar

    May 12, 2021
    12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT

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    WEBINAR - Internet
    PO Box 296
    Bethel, CT 06801
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    APICS Danbury Chapter

    Lunch & Learn Webinar

    Has the Analytics Wave Changed How We “Do” Quality?

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    Noon - 1:00pm (no fee)

    Our Presentation

    There’s no denying it; the analytics movement has become the hot topic across almost every industry. Everyone is getting into the act, or so it seems. This naturally raises the question, “Do we need to change the way we approach Quality Management” as a result? Are the tools and techniques that have been used for decades now still relevant? You may have even wondered if your skills are still applicable in today’s marketplace.

    In this presentation, veteran quality professional Dave Northcutt will discuss several aspects of the analytics movement and how they relate to quality management in today’s world. Among the topics discussed will be:

    A brief history of analytics in quality since the 1920s (spoiler alert – quality leads the way for much of today’s analytics!)

    • Where analytics came from and why analytics is hot now.
    • What’s new, what’s old, and what’s hype.
    • Pitfalls of the analytics movement.
    • Why data presentation is still critical.
    • What you need to know to keep pace in your career.


    Our Presenter

    Dave Northcutt, is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional.

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    Dave's a retired Industrial Statistician with over 35 years of experience driving improvements in the IT industry. Dave was most recently an IBM Distinguished Engineer specializing in data analysis, predictive modeling, and continual improvement in IBM’s services business. Dave has worked with teams worldwide to help them improve their businesses by helping them understand their data. Dave has always sought to make the teams he worked with self-sufficient throughout his career, not simply give them the answers. Dave holds Master’s degrees in Economics (Northwestern), Computer Science (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago), and Statistics (Rutgers).

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