Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2020 October

Date/Time: October 22, 2020 6p – 8p

Presenter:  Peter Merrill

Topic: “Innovation Imperative: The Great Eight Remembering The Fundamentals of the Innovation Management Principles”

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Peter Merrill is a global thought leader in both Innovation and Quality Management. He is a Keynote Speaker on Innovation and has keynoted at events such as the World Conference on Quality. 

As Chief Executive of one of the leading Design Brands in Europe. He has been an Innovator in one of the most demanding markets. He is an Engineer, an Artist and a Writer and has led Innovation in the fields of both Graphic Art and Engineering.

He is Head of Delegation for the Canadian Committee to ISO/TC279 on Innovation Management. He is also chair of the ASQ Innovation Think Tank. He led the International Working Group which developed the ISO Guideline on ‘People Involvement’ in Management Systems and sees the best Innovation coming from the ‘Collective Knowledge’ of an Organization.

He is one of North America’s foremost authorities on Management Systems which he has implemented in such innovative companies as IBM, A.I.G., R.I.M. and Solectron. He is author of the books “Innovation Generation”, “Do It Right the Second Time” and “Innovation Never Stops”.

As the CEO of Quest Management, Peter Merrill emphasizes the importance of developing an Innovative Culture which leads to innovation of both your practices and your business model as well as your products. His passion for Innovation comes from a lifelong practical experience.  He truly knows what innovation is about and how to achieve it.

He will speak to his article in the October Quality Progress.  “Innovation Imperative: The Great Eight Remembering The Fundamentals of the Innovation Management Principles”. We will receive a walkthrough of the fundamentals of the innovation management principles included in ISO 56002 Innovation management the Innovation management system. 


Date: October 20-22, 2020

Sponsored by ASQ, Energy & Environmental Division

Presented by BW (Ben) Marguglio

Course learning outcomes and outline: .

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PROBLEM: Almost all operational loss of lives and money($) is attributable to error in process design and implementation, including design of hardware used in processes.

SOLUTION: In this course, you will learn how to improve performance by (1) improving process design and implementation, (2) counteracting process error traps, (3) improving process decision-making and (4) preventing the recurrence of error in process design and implementation.

“ASQ guidelines for COVID-19 will be implemented for the course.  If the guidelines require that the course not be held, it will be rescheduled to a later date.  If a registrant cannot attend on the rescheduled date, for any reason, the registrant will receive a full refund of the registration fee.”

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