The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards have been established to showcase globally the most outstanding achievements and real results, which organisations achieve through the successful implementation of Business & Digital Transformation, Operational Excellence & Innovation Excellence programs.
Brou Gautier serves as the Director of Continuous Process Improvement and Innovation (CPI2) and lead strategist for USAF Operational Excellence supporting the Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force, Management and Deputy Chief Management Officer. In this capacity, MAJCOM/NAF commanders, CIOs, CTOs, Senior Executive Service members and government leaders rely on his counsel and leadership on lean policy and business strategies.
Mr. Gautier is a Master Black Belt and private sector business owner with extensive experience in government and public sectors as both a leader and on-the-ground change agent. He developed tactics, techniques and procedures to improve command effectiveness, readiness & efficiency across a spectrum ranging from maximizing contract ROI and authoring enterprise IT architecture analysis to developing PMO governance support, business cases and root cause mitigation strategies for complex problems. He has presented leader and organization business transformation and deployment strategies for IQPC’s PEX LSS Summit, Shingo International, and multiple DoD CPI Symposia.
Mr. Gautier received a B.Sc. from the US Air Force Academy, a Master of Air Mobility degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Auburn University.
Xiaochen is a Global Head of Innovation & Go-To-Market with AWS. In this role, he leads a team of both technical and operational staff in shaping AWS emerging technology and Web 3.0 related innovation offerings in the areas of digital assets, central bank digital currency, green finance and regulatory and supervisory technologies in supporting public sector financial institutions to achieve their missions in monetary policy, financial stability, economic growth, climate change and sustainable development.
Cynthia Long is an award winning Continuous Improvement Leader and Strategist. Over the last 20 years, her passion for Lean Six Sigma has led her to create, innovate, and be a Revolutionary Leader for Continuous Improvement. She is based in San Diego. As a leader in technology, Cynthia is driven to mentor other women so that they can find magnificent opportunities for awesome careers in tech. Her expertise includes, being a Revolutionary Leader for Continuous Improvement, Business Transformation Strategist, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Public Speaker and a dedicated Philanthropist and Mentor to women in tech. Her speaking engagements include: Strategic Conversations- Mentoring and Beyond (Women in Technology) Build to Fit - Paint to Match; Continuous Improvement in an ever changing landscape (ICMI Contact Center Expo 2022) Data; Driving from the Customer Seat (Intuit) Cost of Complexity (Intuit) Surviving Domestic Violence (Compass Center For Women and Families )
Cynthia Long is an award winning Continuous Improvement Leader and Strategist. Over the last 20 years, her passion for Lean Six Sigma has led her to create, innovate, and be a Revolutionary Leader for Continuous Improvement. She is based in San Diego.
As a leader in technology, Cynthia is driven to mentor other women so that they can find magnificent opportunities for awesome careers in tech.
Her expertise includes, being a Revolutionary Leader for Continuous Improvement, Business Transformation Strategist, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Public Speaker and a dedicated Philanthropist and Mentor to women in tech.
Her speaking engagements include:
Strategic Conversations- Mentoring and Beyond (Women in Technology)
Build to Fit - Paint to Match; Continuous Improvement in an ever changing landscape (ICMI Contact Center Expo 2022)
Data; Driving from the Customer Seat (Intuit)
Cost of Complexity (Intuit)
Surviving Domestic Violence (Compass Center For Women and Families )
Ana has 24 years of experience working for Multinationals in different countries, and currently, she is opening her own consulting company named Ignite Business.
Ana works as a Sr Customer Experience Manager supporting Johnson and Johnson to drive cultural change.
She is recently coaching and mentoring Johnson and Johnson technologies teams to implement CX metrics that matter to the business with a human-centric approach.
Ana has Customer Experience Certification, holds an executive MBA, and is fluent in 3 languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese.)
Anish Sharan is the Head of Digital Transformation at Pritzker Private Capital where he leads the development of digital capabilities that enhance customer experience, drive operational excellence, and deepen data utilization across PPC’s portfolio of companies. Pritzker Private Capital ("PPC"), a leader in family direct investing, partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products and services sectors.
He joins Pritzker Private Capital from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he was Director of Transformation and Execution, responsible for driving digitization, technology modernization, and enterprise transformation initiatives. Mr. Sharan brings 20+ years of global leadership experience across digital operations, e-commerce, and technology-focused roles at The Nielsen Company, Leo Burnett Worldwide, Motorola, and Toyota.
Mr. Sharan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He is also an adjunct faculty at the Lakeforest Graduate School of Management.
Kamal Mohanty is Senior Vice President at Citi, New York.
An Indian American business executive with 20 plus years of cross functional expertise across product, technology, and risk in global organizations. Kamal is an expert at creating growth strategy for scale and leading transformational change with excellence. Successes include strategy, client experience, digital transformation, building global teams, cross-functional team leadership, general management, diversity, and inclusion.
Kamal holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics engineering from National Institute of Science and Technology India and later completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.
Anu is an experienced and passionate change agent. She has expertise in partnering with c-suite executives and peers to drive the successful execution of strategic and transformational programs, building lasting collaborations, delighting customers and establishing best practice solution portfolios for Quality-boosting initiatives.
Throughout her career she has served in four Fortune Healthcare companies and non-for profit organizations such as WEDI (Work group for EDI) where she chaired the workgroup for Healthcare Policy guidance. Her contributions towards setting up best practices for interoperability and harmonization of Healthcare Information were published in the 2013 WEDI Report.
Anu is an active contributor and champion of leading industry best practices such as developing the rule book for the ICD 10 Testing programs. She was the one of the leading members of the ”ICD-10 Testing collaborative” that promoted sharing quality best practices amongst major healthcare payers including UnitedHealth Care and Blue Shield of California. In 2019, Anu delivered a compelling presentation at BTOES 2019 on driving innovation in the cultural transformation for rapidly changing organizations. This presentation showcased the transformational work that she has led at Molina Healthcare Inc.
Most recently, she has been invited by Amazon as their Principal of Operational Excellence to establish global best practices and build a culture of operational excellence for Human Resources of their Devices business.
Anu holds a Baccalaureate in Science, a Masters in Organic Chemistry and has obtained Management credentials in Healthcare Administration from the Wharton School of business. She is also a Certified LEAN Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
She is devoted to the cause of elevating the career goals of young women through coaching and mentoring.
Her Hobbies include travel, study of period architecture and water sports.
Howard is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Winning Digital Customers: The Antidote to Irrelevance which was recently listed by Forbes as “One of the ten most important business books of 2021.”
Caring and Experienced Portfolio Operations and Project Management Leader within the Pharmaceutical Industry. I aspire to lead and grow organizations with vision and strategic focus, developing highly performing teams with energized leaders who work transparently and ethically, go the extra mile to ensure delivery to realistic and data-driven plans, collaborate with a sense of urgency to address unmet medical needs and bring innovation to patients and healthcare communities worldwide. Managed multi-million dollar annual budgets exceeding $100 million. Proactively self-started and led several successful strategic initiatives generating project lifetime savings greater than $52 million. I continually seek to learn new skills while delivering and creating a value-added rewarding work environment.
Thomas Bertels is a management consultant and business transformation expert on a mission to make work more productive, valuable, meaningful, and impactful. He has more than 25 years’ experience helping companies across a range of industries, from start-ups to Fortune 500, transform how work gets done. Prior to founding Purpose Works, Thomas was a founding partner at OXYGY/Valeocon Consulting, a global consulting boutique. Earlier in his career, he led the process improvement and design practice at Aon Consulting/Rath&Strong and held various line management positions at ABB. Thomas has written several books and authored numerous articles on process redesign, strategy deployment, change management, organizational learning, metrics, and innovation. His latest book, Fixing Work, will be published in September 2023.
Highly Focused and a Visionary Digital Transformation leader with 23 years of experience and a successful track record in leading Organizations to achieve significant business results in large, global and complex Fortune 500 organizations achieving strategic and tactical goals. An Enterprise Architecture and Strategy Leader with a big picture visionary thinking and providing thought leadership to craft transformation strategies, aligned with Business Vision and Organizational goals. Extensive experience with driving Business, technology and architecture choices by setting up standards for simplification, standardization, innovation and modernization. Proven ability in the areas of Digital Business Transformation, Customer Experience & Growth, Change Enablement, Operational Excellence, Business and IT Alignment Strategy,M&A and Enterprise Business Integrations across various Business and Industry domains such as Banking, Finance, Insurance, Pharmacy, HealthCare, Real Estate, IT Consulting, Government and Retail Industries. As a Digital Transformations, Enterprise Architecture and Strategy Leader, I have led globally distributed cross functional teams in highly matrixed organizations with people, processes, technologies and cultural barriers in Cloud strategy, Application Rationalization, Modernization, API/Cloud Modernization roadmaps, COE & Enterprise Governance, establish EA practices to achieve desired Organization and Business goals.
Highly Focused and a Visionary Digital Transformation leader with 23 years of experience and a successful track record in leading Organizations to achieve significant business results in large, global and complex Fortune 500 organizations achieving strategic and tactical goals. An Enterprise Architecture and Strategy Leader with a big picture visionary thinking and providing thought leadership to craft transformation strategies, aligned with Business Vision and Organizational goals. Extensive experience with driving Business, technology and architecture choices by setting up standards for simplification, standardization, innovation and modernization. Proven ability in the areas of Digital Business Transformation, Customer Experience & Growth, Change Enablement, Operational Excellence, Business and IT Alignment Strategy,M&A and Enterprise Business Integrations across various Business and Industry domains such as Banking, Finance, Insurance, Pharmacy, HealthCare, Real Estate, IT Consulting, Government and Retail Industries.
As a Digital Transformations, Enterprise Architecture and Strategy Leader, I have led globally distributed cross functional teams in highly matrixed organizations with people, processes, technologies and cultural barriers in Cloud strategy, Application Rationalization, Modernization, API/Cloud Modernization roadmaps, COE & Enterprise Governance, establish EA practices to achieve desired Organization and Business goals.
Accomplished executive with a 25+ year career globally in commerce, financial services, hospitality, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries. Business development and revenue generation expertise to ensure profitability. Creator of innovative solutions that drive operational efficiency. Repeated success transforming business environments resistant to change.
Accomplished executive with a 25+ year career globally in commerce, financial services, hospitality, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries. Business development and revenue generation expertise to ensure profitability. Creator of innovative solutions that drive operational efficiency. Repeated success transforming business environments resistant to change.
Stan Howell, Vice President, Strategy & Business Excellence at Bristol Myers Squibb, holds an excellent track record in strategically leading and transforming organizations to achieve manufacturing excellence. He has expertise in developing strategic deployment plans that enable high-performance workforces to achieve stellar business results while serving customers through right-first-time business processes. With a career that spans across manufacturing, supply chain, strategy realization, program management and operational excellence. Stan is a proven leader in driving bottom-line results and improving KPIs across numerous operation modalities including Small and Large Molecule, Vaccines, Medical Devices and Cell Therapies.
Paul Moretti is an Agile Transformation Executive Leader with expertise in agile solutions, design thinking, and passion for embedding good practices, shifting mindsets, perspectives, and cultural changes. He coached and mentored highly collaborative cross-functional teams and stakeholders in FinTech, Banking, IT, Insurance, Education, and Risk Management industries. He is recognized for sustainability, operationalizing frameworks, developing and managing stakeholders, and innovative leadership across multi-year agile culture transformations. Paul is a solution designer and architect of enterprise agile planning frameworks.
Michael is a Change Maker, holding his Project Management Professional (PMP), Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM), and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) credentials. Formerly a Project Manager for the performing arts, Michael joined Stanford Health Care in 2020 on the Business Operations Transformation's Training and Communications team. There he spearheaded the creation, development, and tracking of standard operating procedures, training lessons, and role-specific onboarding. He also designed a tailor-made Learning Management System within Supply Chain to be the source of truth for knowledge management. In his work takes an Agile approach to prioritize value-based solutions to unsolved problems or unmet needs. During his tenure he has helped a dozen colleagues earn their Scrum certifications, eight leaders to earn their PMP, and four Certified Materials Resource Professionals (CMRP). In his communication role, Michael produces a Supply Chain specific newsletter and podcast, as well as maintains their internal web pages and external website Lately Michael has been leading Change Management for Supply Chain Supply Chain transition ERPs. Ask Michael about his Masters's in Puppetry or time at Clown College.
Brad Morrow is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He is a Principal Process Excellence Champion and Lead LEAN 6 Sigma Trainer at the Tulsa Based firm Helmerich & Payne. Brad invented and published the Lean tool TaaG analysis (Trends at a Glance). He is also the creator of the new contemporary art form Ignatian Rogue Art. Beyond this he is a professional magician (who performs under the stage name Zane Black). As a magician he invented the magic genre of Improv Magic. Brad is also a motivational speaker who speaks on topics such as how to turn dreams into reality and he is the creator of the empowerment podcast
I have been leading operational excellence for over 20 years at financial services, insurance and media companies. I currently lead Operational Excellence for the media in the Americas at dentsu. Since joining, dentsu in November 2021, my team has driven change for our external clients by leading the transformation of our company’s largest external client and redesigning key processes for other global clients. Recently, my focus has been to improve the satisfaction of our largest global clients through leading operational excellence remediation programs. I have designed and implemented core operational excellence foundational trainings and the structure to drive a culture of continuous improvement globally. Prior to joining dentsu, I created and led the process excellence and automation team at Moody’s for shared services. In this role, I introduced and embedded a culture of process excellence in order to drive results that resulted in the reduction of 365 days of cycle 6500 hours of non – value add work within 18 months through process and automation efforts. The Moody’s process excellence program was a finalist for The BTOES Business Transformation and Operational Effectiveness organization award for program with best value creation and innovation.
Niloofer is an accomplished leader, with proven expertise driving strategic initiatives at the CXO level, with significant impact for global conglomerates. She has an innate understanding of diverse cultures, working across Asia, Europe, and Americas.
Since joining Fiserv in 2016, she has lead multiple business innovation and transformation initiatives, around go-to-market strategies, improving customer experiences, and cost optimization. Preceding Fiserv, she was the transformation lead at Hewlett Packard involved in the design and execution of mergers & acquisitions, organization transformation and global delivery. She has been a Diversity & Inclusion leader at Fiserv a topic she is passionate about.As an industry-leading expert, Niloofer has been a key speaker at prestigious conferences across Asia, Europe and Americas. She was also a judge for the largest-scale, cross-industry leadership level event Digital Transformation & Operational Excellence Industry Awards in 2021, and was nominated for the "Change Agent" award at the Women in Payments USA Symposium 2022.
She is also a founding member of a global taskforce focused on creating more awareness of a genetic mutation called G6PD Deficiency that affects approximately 400 million individuals from diverse ethnicities.
Thomas Ball spent his early youth growing up among the radar sites and beautiful countryside of rural Germany as an USAF Airman after joining the AF at the earliest age possible. Transitioning through various technical programs, earning his BS in Electronics Systems from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and leaving the AF after serving on board a Communications Platform that performed redundant technical services to the US Pentagon and our National Command Authority, Thomas joined EDS, a pioneering technology leader, as Systems Engineer. Leaving EDS with a core group to launch a technology internet startup Thomas was pivotal in creating a foundational and pivotal technology platform that lead to new directions for correlating search and personal preferences in a new and challenging internet ecosystem. After consulting internationally, Thomas joined Starbucks as Infrastructure Architect. While at Starbucks Thomas has moved between the Data Platform, Foundational Infrastructure, and Cloud transformation space. Thomas very much enjoys sharing his foundational technology passion and experiences with others as well as listening to the questions and observations on how technical ecosystems can be more resiliently instantiated to provide higher levels of service and lower costs.
Patrick Tam is the Vice President of Operational Excellence at ServiceNow. In this role, he is responsible for driving enterprise-wide operational performance. Prior to ServiceNow, Patrick held various executive roles at Cisco, including leading Corporate Transformation & Corporate Planning. Patrick is also a professor at San Jose State University, teaching operational excellence management to the next generation of leaders.
A seasoned Technology Executive with a proven track record in Silicon Valley, including Apple, eBay PayPal, Cisco, AppDynamics AWS, , I am highly adept at optimizing team performance and building world class organizations at scale.. Passionate about system design and architecture coupled with disruptive technologies to achieve remarkable results. Leveraging my expertise, I have successfully built and elevated world-class engineering teams, organizations and companies. My approach to work involves embracing the cutting edge of technology and assembling a team of exceptionally talented individuals to work smarter and more efficiently.
Erin Neumann serves as the Vice President of Operations Excellence at United Rentals, the North American equipment rental leader. In her current role, she supports a branch network of 1,500+ locations through continuous improvement and automation of critical maintenance and logistics processes. Ms. Neumann joined United Rentals as a Director of Operational Excellence in 2017 and led multiple customer service and operations efficiency initiatives across the organization. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Neumann specialized in Lean Manufacturing and Strategy in the Aerospace & Defense sector. She served both public and private sector clients as a Management consultant at Kearney in Washington, D.C. From 2007 through 2014, she held various roles at the former United Technologies subsidiaries Raytheon Technologies, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky Aircraft. Ms. Neumann holds a Master’s in Business Administration from NYU Stern and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland.
15 years partnering with organisations and leaders to architect and execute complex organizational change and transformation programs. Spent many years in Mining and Resources as well as Banking and Finance, with the most recent experience in aviation. Background as an Occupational Therapist. Ex Deloitte Consulting.
Todd VanHouten is Senior Director of Strategy & Innovation at Cintas, overseeing Product, Technology, and Operational strategy along with large change initiatives. Todd has always been driven by a passion for innovation and views technology-done-right as the greatest enabler of innovation in our generation.
Rob is the VP- Business Process at ProMach. He is responsible for developing and driving ProMach’s best practice approaches and KPIs for customer service, operational improvements and excellence, and margin growth. Rob’s experience spans 11 industries within 8 companies to include Sony, PepsiCo, Allegheny Technologies Inc., GE, Johnson Controls Intl., Global Container Terminals, and REV Group. In addition, Rob serves as the Chairman of the Board for Parkview Community Federal Credit Union and Committee Member for the Aviation Maintenance Program at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.
Rob has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of MIT’s Advance Certificate in Executive Leadership Program. Rob’s background is in Operations, Engineering, and Operational Excellence. In addition, Rob is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Rob has published breakthrough concepts through the American Society for Quality and is currently in the process of publishing his first book.
Monika is a Managing Director with our Los Angeles practice focusing on driving finance transformation across various global energy clients leveraging digital technologies. She is a consulting boomerang joining Deloitte after spending more than a decade in the OG&C industry. Outside of work, Monika is passionate about volunteering and mentoring, in the area of sustainability, education, and women empowerment, and serves on the board of a Maryland based non-profit. She enjoys spending time with family, especially reading and traveling with her son for soccer in her free time.
The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES) focuses on how organizations around the world are rethinking and adjusting the role of operational excellence to prepare for the future, transform their businesses, and gain a competitive advantage.
This event is the largest gathering of senior-level executives across the entire business transformation & operational excellence ecosystem.
Hear from the best selection of senior level Operational Excellence and Business Transformation Leaders from the world’s biggest, most advanced companies
Gain insights from the fastest growing, most agile, most innovative organisations into how they are achieving unprecedented levels of excellence
Benchmark against the best in class across all major industries
Get to grips with the evolving role of Operational Excellence as part of a strategic tool kit for managing change
Uncover cutting edge solutions, forge winning partnerships and grow your network
More discussion sessions, networking opportunities and interactivity
The ONLY event to meaningfully address strategic BT and OE challenges in the context of the bigger picture trends and global industry movements transforming the way we do business
The ONLY event to actually act on your feedback - More networking, more interaction, more case studies
The ONLY event to build its agenda through 6 months of painstaking primary research with select innovative industry leading practitioners, ensuring our content is weighted precisely to the most pressing industry challenges and future trends
Unrivalled levels of speaker content scrutiny to deliver the best content of any event in this space and put our foot down on NO SALES PITCHES
The event with the best spread of industry expertise, allowing you to learn from parallel sector expertise and benchmark with the best in class
The ONLY end-to-end Business Transformation & Operational Excellence event on the market bringing the whole value stream and ecosystem together to look at Innovation, Strategy, CX, Culture, Leadership & Agility to achieve top line growth.
Managing the rate of Change in Industry 4.0
While the fourth industrial revolution has brought about unprecedented opportunities to drive value creation through data-led, intelligent machine-supported operational excellence; the comprehensive transformation needed to realise this potential brings with it a great deal of uncertainty, risk and complexity.
Rapid technological change has democratised innovation. While smaller, more agile companies disrupt traditional industries, large organisations with ingrained multi-layered legacy systems, processes, practices and cultures are having to reassess how to bring their clout and experience to bear in ever-changing business environments. Business as usual is simply not an option, and the ability to effectively transform and continuously improve is fundamental to survival and growth.
We are working towards:
Increasing agility to manage constant rapid change
Gaining enterprise wide visibility on systems, processes and culture
Prioritising change and managing resources
How to apply lessons from smaller, innovative, more agile companies
Holistic data-led, customer value centric approach
The modern customer is better connected, better informed and more vocal than ever before; they have far less reliance on brands to provide them with the information they need to make purchasing decisions. Seamless interactions across all touch-points is the new baseline for customer experience excellence. Whether consumer facing or not, the creation of customer value needs to be at the heart of strategic development for all businesses. The systems, processes and culture that support the development and delivery of customer value are of equal importance to success.
We are working towards:
Understanding changing customer demand and segmentation
How to align E2E transformation with customer value creation
Instilling a customer focused culture in non-customer facing business units
Minimising risk of reputational damage and harnessing the power of customer advocacy
The evolution of company culture in line with the future of work
As ever, cultural challenges remain the most significant barrier to operational excellence and transformation success. The way we work is evolving: Mundane and repetitive tasks are increasingly automated, the need to work on-site is diminishing and traditional working siloes are being deconstructed. To overcome resistance to changes in working practices, tools and environments, you need to provide transparency and clarity around change and create consistent agency and accountability at all levels of the business.
A culture of innovation is needed to harness the value that exists throughout the organisation. A culture of continuous improvement is needed to inspire and manage positive change. A culture of empathy and inclusion is needed to improve wellbeing and performance. A balance between standardization and diversity needs to be struck to get the best out of the people who embody the identity and values of your organisation.
We are working towards:
Hiring and retaining employees with the relevant skills
Developing effective cultural change KPIs and metrics
Strategies for effective communication and engagement
Understanding future of work trends
Developing the leadership needed to support sustainable change and continuous improvement
One of the things that successful transformation and excellence initiatives have in common is consistent, ongoing, involvement from senior leadership. Meaningful and lasting change can only happen if the people in your organisation are aligned behind a strategic vision. Gaining an enterprise wide view of change initiatives under strong leadership to prioritise resources is an extremely complex challenge.
Operational Excellence and Transformation leaders feel frustrated in many cases by the lack of sufficient top-down involvement and support for their initiatives, and their own efforts are often frustrated by a personal lack of strategic vision and enterprise-wide view of resources and priorities. Communication between C-level executives and change leaders needs to be improved to bridge the gap.
We are working towards:
Techniques for getting meaningful C-level buy-in for change
Leadership development program management
How to develop an enterprise level strategic view as a change leader
How to overcome project inertia and change saturation
Identifying and prioritising RPA and AI opportunities and other Industry 4.0 Technology
Data has been described as the oil of the modern age; the effective capture, analysis and application of data is the fuel that drives successful operations in all companies. There is nothing “magical” about AI or RPA. They simply provide the opportunity to capture, analyse and use that data on a larger scale, more precisely and more efficiently. The implications for efficiency, cost-reduction and personalisation are enormous.
A pressing challenge for many organisations is identifying the right opportunities and prioritising investment in RPA transformation. Operational excellence methodologies are an indispensable tool in paving the way for implementation and managing the necessary change. The scale of change, cultural impediments and technical integration challenges are added to by the intrinsic uncertainty that comes with the adoption of any rapidly developing technology.
We are working towards:
Developing a business case and demonstrating ROI
Integration of new technology into existing processes and systems
Overcoming cultural resistance to adoption of new technology
Making the right decisions, at the right time for the right reasons
Ensuring the future of your organisation as a key element of value-creation ecosystems
Traditional, inward looking innovation organisations working on long-term product and service development cycles are no longer sufficient in their own right to meet the demands of today’s markets. Fast-paced, agile innovation needs to run in parallel with longer-term innovation and be strategically aligned. Further to this, the scope of value-creation needs to be broadened to develop new business models and diversification strategies, particularly in sectors like energy, transport and financial services where traditional business models have already been in part superseded by those more in tune with customer demand and technological advances.
It isn’t enough for corporations to be reactive to disruption; they must become an indispensable element of a value-creating ecosystem defining the future of their industries. Many companies are increasingly looking outward to meet demand through partnership, acquisition and investment in small, high-potential start-ups. For companies large and small, defining their role in a value-creating ecosystem will be key to shaping their future.
We are working towards:
Maintaining relevance to survive and thrive
Business model innovation and diversification strategy
M&A integration strategy
Incubator and accelerator investment and partnership strategy
As disruptive business models, technology and organisations have matured and entered the mainstream, there is an ever growing demand to bottle the essence that made rapid success possible and apply it to operations at scale. This track will provide focus on scaling excellence and agility from a joint perspective of traditional industry giants and rapidly growing newer entrants. How do we maintain the agility that lies at the heart of rapid growth organisations as they continue to expand and scale up operations and put scalability at the heart of Operational Excellence strategy?
How Environmental Sustainability is fast becoming a leading driver of transformation
Climate change presents an existential threat to mankind, and environmental sustainability will be an increasing driver of change both through consumer demand and regulation. The winners will be organisations who embrace change and the opportunities presented by moving ahead of the curve. This is an emerging focus of great importance and will become a future segment of increasing weight year on year. We are giving leaders in this space a forum to be at the heart of developing a strategic approach to accelerating change both within their organisations and wider sectors.
Moving the needle from awareness to action in correcting gender inequality
Thanks to the tireless work of many inspirational leaders, we have reached a point where there is unprecedented awareness of inequality in the workplace. The damaging effects of the gender pay gap, under-representation of women in leadership roles, unconscious bias at all levels of business are now starting to get the attention they deserve. We will be highlighting some of the real world strategies that can be deployed to take the next steps in your organisation and providing an environment in which to innovate new initiatives, grow collaborative partnerships, formulate KPIs and develop training techniques to help move the needle from talk to action.
Addressing supply chain transparency and compliance
There is increasing regulatory and customer demands on organisations to provide supply chain transparency. Managing these risks is a growing area of focus, particularly for large organisations with global operations. Distributed ledger technology (Blockchain) has provided an opportunity for incorruptible traceability of transactions at all stages of the supply chain which is a game-changer for supply chain excellence. What do you need to do to take advantage of the opportunities available?Learn More
Excellence & Innovation Acceleration: Unleashing the Power of Great People and Organization
Deploying Toyota Kata to Enable CI Culture Development
Standardized Work Implementation
Leveraging Vendors to Drive Global Scale
Enabling Supply Chain Excellence with Blockchain and the IoT
Accelerating Project Execution using the Scaled Agile Framework and Total Business Management
The Evolving role of Operational Excellence in Industry 4.0
The Approach to Human Manipulation: The Intersection of Psychology, Six Sigma and Change Management
The Secrets to Large-Scale Business Transformation Success
Enabling Value-driven Transformation with People, Process and Technology Aligned Behind Organisational Culture
Defining your Identity as part of a Value-creating Ecosystem
Identify and Prioritize Transformation Opportunities
Process Controls Digital Transformation
Aligning Business Transformation with the Future of Work
Managing Large-scale E2E Supply chain Transformation
Systems Thinking & Approach: The Enterprise Operating System for the Concept to Cash Value Stream
Agile Transformation in a regulated environment
Enabling and Delivering Operational Excellence (OE) Through Management System (OEMS) and Operational Discipline (OD) Deliverables
World Class Manufacturing Transformation
Managing Disruption to Industry Supply Chains
Mastering Change Management & Cultural Transformation
The Recipe for Sustainable Organizational Productivity
Culture Transformation KPI and Metrics Development
The Neuroscience of Change and How to Make it Stick
Developing an Action-oriented Mindset and Positive Culture to Drive Transformation
Approaching Operational Excellence Culture – The Systematic Way
The Underestimated Value of Empathy in Sustainable Business Change
Elevating Quality Culture & Quality Competencies for a Global Workforce
Using E2E Customer Value and E2E Process to Drive Culture Change
Supercharge Your Culture
Why is Sustaining the Effects of Operational Excellence Programs so Difficult?
From the Disrupted to the Disrupter - Leveraging your Business Value to Become an Indispensable Agent of Change
The Importance of Enduring Technology Partnerships to Future Success
Design Thinking to Empower Industry 4.0 Leadership
Sowing the Seeds of an Enduring Innovation Partnership Strategy
Innovating culture! - Is it possible to unlock the intrapreneurial spirit within a big traditional multinational corporation?
Harnessing IoT Innovation to Transform
Inspiring Innovation Enterprise Wide
Designing a Roadmap to Optimize Short-term and Long-term Innovation
Applying Lean Six Sigma to Big Data Analytics
Introducing the Digital Workforce of the Future - RPA Change Management Program
Realising the Benefits of CMMI 2.0
Innovation and Digital in the Future Supply Chain
API and Open Architecture Development
Exploring the role of Organizational Competencies in Information Technology Outsourcing
Enabling AI Project Initiatives with Agile Development
Digitalization: How to move from hype to Generation of Business Return
Digital Workforce Demand Management
Bringing your Customer to the Center of Operational Transformation and Intelligent Automation Adoption
Connecting Customer Service to the Business Transformation Value Stream
Managing Industry Change in line with ACES Mobility Trends
Building Data-Privacy Compliance into your Customer Experience Excellence Programs
Leveraging Customer Journeys to Create end-to-end Value
Introducing the Digital Workforce of the Future with an Automation Change Management Program
Leader as Coach – A Lean Approach to Creating a Coaching Culture
Lean Transformation of Training and Skills Development
The Impact of Leadership Choices During Times of Transformation
From Change Sponsors to Agents of Change - Leading a Re-imagined People-first Transformation
Assessment as an Accelerant to Operational Excellence
Developing Frameworks to Inspire and Support Continuous Improvement Champions, Attract and Retain Talent
Cutting Through the Noise - How can you use AI to Drive Transformation and Operational Excellence now?
Operational Excellence, a Value-based Systems Approach at Scale
Reinvigorating the Lean Approach with a Scalable Pilot Approach
Best Practice from a Comprehensive Continuous Quality Improvement Program in times of rapid change
Creating a Symbiotic Relationship with Startups
Agile and Innovation Approaches
Transforming through analytics in a non technical world
Aligning an Organization Post Merger and Acquisition
How to Identify and Resolve “Points of Failure” in Business Processes
Delivering Exceptional Operations Results: Breaking Inertia Through the Combination of Processes, People, and Measurements (KPIs)
Process Management and Agile: A Joint Design and Implementation Approach
Gaining Complete Visibility of your Processes with Data Mining
How Advanced Communications Skills Can Turbo Charge Change Management
Portfolio Workflow Management with Kanban and SAFe
More parties, dinners, and get-togethers, all about making new industry friends, in the beautiful setting of the Orlando
BTOES has been engineered to exceed expectations and create more engagement opportunties:
This event has been designed to provide create more meaningful conversations and commercial connections.
The summit will address some of the biggest challenges, which are:
What is Operational Excellence? It is important we define it.
Operational Excellence is the execution of the business strategy more consistently and reliably than the competition, with lower operational risk, lower operating costs, and increased revenues relative to its competitor. It is needed more than ever in today’s technology-driven rapidly changing business models, which require organizations to undergo an end-to-end business transformation. Operational Excellence can also be viewed as execution excellence.
Some of the key process methodologies used are Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, Hoshin Planning, Balanced Scorecard etc.
However, the focus of Operational Excellence goes beyond the traditional continuous improvement methods to a long-term change in organizational culture. Companies in pursuit of Operational Excellence do two things significantly different than other companies: they manage their business and operational processes systematically and invest in developing the right culture.
Operational Excellence manifests itself through integrated performance across revenue, cost, and risk. It focuses on meeting customer expectation through the continuous improvement of the operational processes and the culture of the organization. The goal is to develop one single, integrated enterprise level management system with the ideal flow. The second component, a culture of Operational Discipline, is commonly described as doing the right thing, the right way, every time. This culture is built upon guiding principles of integrity, questioning attitude, always problem-solving, daily continuous improvement mindset, level of knowledge, teamwork, and process driven.Learn More
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The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards is the industry's largest senior-level event that is driven by the huge industry demand for a large-scale, cross-industry, future-focused operational excellence event that is energizing, inspiring, and engaging.
This event is an entirely fresh experience that defines the ecosystem and is where the industry leaders gather to create the future.
It brings together the best and brightest individuals & organizations from across key sectors to engage, network, benchmark and discuss the key challenges and future trends within Operational Excellence, Lean, Six Sigma and Agile and its application & impact on Business Transformation, Innovation Execution, Agility, Customer Experience, Value Creation, Strategy and the very important challenges surrounding Leadership & Cultural Transformation.
I have found the summit to be among the best I've attended in my 30+ years. The speakers are professional; the presentations are informative and no sales attempts as I've seen in other settings.VP Performance Process Improvement , Universal Health Services
The Summit and Industry Awards was outstanding. It was my pleasure both to participate and attend. I compliment both Brian and you and, of course, Vijay, on what can only be classified as a first class event. The pleasure in meeting you was mine and I look forward to future interaction.Strategic Planning & Continuous Process Improvement Director, US Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region
Thank you for such a great Conference. Over the years, I have attended 25+ conferences and I have never participated in one better. We appreciate you and your team's hard work!Raytheon Six Sigma Institute, RAYTHEON
Director, Army Distributed Learning, US Army
A tremendously informative and useful event. Unlike most summits that focus on presentations, this event informed, stimulated and provided insights that participants could use when they returned to their organization
Great event. Very informative and eye opening to current issuesTNG Analyst, US Army
Operational Excellence Analyst, Newfield Exploration
This summit is an excellent opportunity to interact with leaders across the spectrum of industries involved with Lean and Six Sigma and to re-energize our own deployments with new ideas and renewed passion for operational excellence
The opportunity to network, hear practical implementation examples, see vendor updates and take away new ideas is just outstanding. Thank you!Manager, SW Process Improvement, RIM
You guys run the best business improvement conferences with exceptional business leaders sharing best practicesLean Six Sigma Corporate Deployment Leader, BMO Financial Group
Another great year! You have great people with Claire and Flora and others. I always enjoy your eventsSVP, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
The 4th Annual Global Lean Six Sigma & Business Improvement Summit and Industry Awards was outstanding. It was my pleasure both to participate and attend. I compliment both Claire and you and, of course, Vijay, on what can only be classified as a first class event. The pleasure in meeting you was mine and I look forward to future interaction with your organization.Strategic Planning Officer and Continuous Process Improvement Director, US Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region
It was very nice to finally meet you at the conference in Orlando. I really enjoyed everything. Congratulations on such wonderful work.Co-ordination Officer, United Nations
Thanks for organizing another successful conference. There were quite a few opportunities for dialogue among experienced practitioners (MBB forum, Consultant panel, Deployment Leader benchmarking forum, etc). Well done.Strategy Deployment Leader - Six Sigma MBB, Black & Veatch Corporation
I was very impressed with the representation at the conference and at the awards ceremony. Always striving for excellence!Vice President, Operational Quality & Training, Wyndham Vacation Ownership
It was a great conference with some outstanding presentations. I look forward to next year.PE, MBB, Lean Six Sigma, Merck
As in prior years, the Annual Global Lean Six Sigma & Business Improvement Summit and Industry Awards Program did an excellent assembling a diverse group of business professionals that all share the same passion for Continuous Improvement. This was clearly evident during the presentations they gave during the track sessions as well as their active participation in the plenary sessions.Productivity Director – NAIG, Praxair Inc.
I was impressed at the diversity of industries that were represented at the conference. From technology to steel, to pharmaceuticals, there were a wide variety of companies who are really interested in learning best practices and sharing them with others.Senior Manager, Consumer Care and Tech Support Strategy, Dell Inc.
The range of companies and industries that were represented resulted in superb exchange of ideasLead Master Black Belt, CR&D, DuPont
As a new deployment leader, I attended three conferences last year, and yours was by far the best! I found the sessions to be varied and informative, and they were supplemented by opportunities to mingle with other participants and industry specialists. I look forward to making your an annual event!VP Service Quality, TD Canada Trust
Interesting perspectives provide an excellent basis for determining how we can benefit from Six Sigma. Great location and venue!Director Head of Global Operations, World Bank
Excellent insights…excellent thoughts. The speakers shared inspirational stories and helpful lessons learnedAltas Program Improvement, Lockheed Martin
This was a great opportunity to see first hand how other companies approach building quality into the design process. I have taken away numerous new ideas that I will incorporate into our modelVP Six Sigma Business Excellence, Cigna Corporation
Leadership, Energetic, Engaging, Wonderful PresentationsSenior Vice President, Mckesson Corporation
The conference on Lean Six Sigma showed how to integrate these proven methodologies in Manufacturing and Service companies as well as how to enable both Lean and Six Sigma by removing complexity from your business.VP, Master Black Belt, Quality & Productivity, Bank of America
The speakers were all excellentProject Leader, United Space Alliance
The summit was outstanding -- great networking and process improvement sharing!Electrical Value Stream Leader Process Excellence, Northrop Grumman Corporation
The WCBF Global Six Sigma Summit and Awards Conference was our most successful marketing event for 2007. This was largely the result of the personal interest WCBF staff took in finding ways to optimize our visibility and facilitate contact with key prospects.VP Marketing, Instantis
Very good! Excellent topics, pertinent to todays circumstancesDriector Quality & O p Ex, Harley Davidson
Excellent Balance of superb speakers, best vendors and relevant, practical topics. Must attend this event.LSS Champion, Northrop Grumman
A Summit very well organized where the aim of the program is the content and the real research of best Practices. It was a hard job as an Awards Judge due to the real top level of competitors and their great results.Head of Quality, Ferrari Racing
Thank you for such a great Conference. Over the years, I have attended 25+ Six Sigma Conferences and I have never participated in one better. We appreciate you and your team's hard work!Founder, Raytheon Six Sigma Institute, RAYTHEON
I have found the congresss to be among the best I've attended in my 30+ years. The speakers are professional; the presentations are informative and no sales attempts as I've seen in other settings.VP Performance/Process Improvement , Universal Health Services
These congresss are simply the best, and there really are no others even close. I have attended almost every year. The speakers are top shelf, there is great opportunity to make new contacts, and the event organization is wonderful.VP, Quality , Saint Vincent Health System
You provide the most in-depth conferences that I have ever been to.VP - IP Capture Quality, US Bank
Pre-summit workshops were very practical, tool-based, and I will certainly leverage. The summit had powerful key note speakers, experienced practitioners sharing their learnings and best practices. The awards ceremony event and dinner was very well done - pace was good, dinner was lovely, atmosphere was celebratory. Evening drinks events where we could spend more time networking. I was not able to stay for the post-summit workshops although I heard good things from 2 who did stay behind. As a speaker I also found the experience to be very rewarding. Your team was very organized from requesting the bio, updating the website, keeping me apprised via emails, etc. Thank you for the experience. I hope you will continue to reach out to us for other events.
Co-Head, Process Excellence - Retail Deployments, Lean Six Sigma Centre of Excellence and Governance , RBC Royal Bank
Overall the summit was excellent, and I especially enjoyed, and had some good new learnings from a couple of the keynote speakers (Al Switzler and Norman Bodek) Good mix of topics on the panel breakout discussions.VP Operational Excellence, Intel
The congress was exceptional--it also was great to hear Jim Collins.Global Consulting Enterprise Services, Ingersoll Rand
Thank you for all the hard work you did to make it a success.Director of Lean Six Sigma, Department of Defense
I always enjoy networking with professionals leading in problem solving. This year's congress was a good sharing of lessons learned and fresh practical ideas.Director of Continuous Improvement, United Airlines
I would like to compliment you again on pulling off quite the event! It was well planned, organized and very informative. I spoke to several experts in the Six Sigma field who were very pleased with the entire event.Marketing & Sales Director, National Republic Bank of Chicago
I have been attending WCBF conferences for 8 years, particularly those on Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare. These conferences are simply the best LSS conferences in healthcare, and there really are no others even close. I have attended almost every year. The speakers are top shelf, there is great opportunity to make new contacts, and the event organization is wonderful. Recently, I was asked by WCBF to chair the conference, so I was able to see deeper behind the scenes, and I know what great work is being done to produce these conferences. Given this exceptional product, I would highly recommend Vijay as the leader of this organization.
Vice President, Quality, Saint Vincent Health System
Over the last 10 years I have attended and spoken at many WCBF conferences around Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare. I have found the conferences to be among the best I've attended in my 30+ years in Healthcare. The speakers are professional, the presentations are informative and not sales attempts as I've seen in other settings and the staff of WCBF has always been very receptive in solving any problems that were experienced. I recommend these conferences without hesitation to my colleagues in Healthcare.VP Performance/Process Improvement, Universal Health Services
Diverse, excellent agenda of topics delivered by actual practitioners of Lean Sigma. Good representation of multiple healthcare organization models.MBB, Lean Kaizen Leader, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Your conference is a winner and I like being a part of it.US Army Military District of Washington , US Army Military District of Washington
It was an honor for Avis Budget Group to win Best Organizational Achievement in Lean Enterprise Improvement from the WCBF in the first year of our Lean Six Sigma deployment. The award process was thorough and it gave Avis Budget Group a tremendous platform to demonstrate the success our young Performance Excellence deployment has achieved. The $40 million of verifiable hard-dollar savings ABG’s Performance Excellence team was able to achieve in its first year was a key deliverable of the company’s annual strategic plan.Performance Excellence Deployment Leader, Avis Budget Group
It has been an honor to accept the award for Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Healthcare this year. The WCBF award has allowed SSFHS to increase the credibility of its Lean Six Sigma Program within its own system and in the communities it serves. The award shows our customers and competitors that we are committed to excel and progressing steadily as we improve the quality of care for our patients.Regional CEO, Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Inc. – Northern Indiana Region
I was very pleased to accept the award of Best Project Achievement in Business Enabling Processes on Delphi’s behalf. It was especially gratifying to receive external validation from a diverse and global audience that included contingents from some of our key customers and competitors.Global Director of Customer Satisfaction, Delphi Gas Engine Management Systems
We are extremely excited to have received this recognition from WCBF for Best Emerging Business Improvement. I believe this terrific award recognizes that customers can depend on our ability to live our mission statement every day with on time delivery, lowest industry turn times, customer service of exceptional value, service and products of the highest quality. Also, I'd like to compliment WCBF for their excellent recognition program.President and Chief Executive Officer , PAS Technologies
Capital One has received multiple awards through our participation in the WCBF Global Six Sigma Award Program, including most recently the 2008 Platinum Award for Process Excellence Project and the Best Project Achievement in Innovation or Product Development. This prestigious external recognition is a great confirmation of the exceptional business results delivered by our associates.Sr. Vice President, Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Capital One Bank
It was an exceptional moment when we first learned BMO Financial Group was the recipient of three WCBF Global Six Sigma and Business Improvement Awards. Theses awards are truly attributable to all the hard work and dedication of our employees across North America. Lean Six Sigma has enabled BMO Product Operations to significantly improve our customer service and organizational cost management in today's challenging economic environment. We are determined to intensify our commitment to Lean Six Sigma business improvements as we continue to deliver great customer experiences.Deployment Leader and Master Black Belt, BMO Financial Group