ASQ Montreal Section Celebrates 70 Years

ASQ Montreal Section

Created August 12, 1950 - On line since 1999


Leveraging Continuous Improvement with AI

Webinar in English

May 26, 19h00

Networking starts at 18h30

Lauren HiseyThe business world is being transformed with new technologies.
Are they going to solve all the problems?

Networking opportunity starts at 18h30 – Conference starts at 19h00

This conference will address the rapidly changing business world, moving in the direction of AI (Artificial Intelligence), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning, etc. While these new digital approaches are meant to improve, streamline, and standardize business processes, many organizations do not realize that these approaches do not fix a “broken” business process. Instead, these digital approaches will show how broken a process is faster than using the manual method. The best practice is to fix the broken processes, standardize them, and then use them digitally. This conference will provide a business perspective on leveraging Continuous Improvement with AI.

Lauren Hisey helps business owners and leaders uncover and solve their business problems. She is not your typical consultant or coach. She uses a calming influence, Continuous Improvement, and Lean Six Sigma through regular conversations to help create effective change within any business. As an expert in Lean Six Sigma, Lauren helps businesses to improve profitability and culture to drive sustainable growth. She has spent 14 years living and breathing Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement as a coach, consultant, trainer, and speaker with different sizes businesses, universities, podcasts, and various networking associations. She has a passion for Continuous Improvement and loves to show others how to use it effectively in their businesses.

Attendance will be worth 0.5 RU (Recertification Units) for ASQ.
La participation vaut 0.5 RU (Recertification Units) de l’ASQ.

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ASQ Canadian Conference 2021 — Risk and Resilience

Call for Papers

The ASQ Montreal Section is hosting the virtual 2021 ASQ Canada Quality Conference on the 4th and 5th October 2021 and we are calling for quality field experts to submit proposals to present at the conference in either French or English. The theme of the conference is “Risk and Resilience“.

The objective is to get attendees to think about quantifying risk in a business sense and understand how to apply tools that help them assess quantitative risks and turn them into opportunities to make their organisations more resilient. We wish to make this conference as interactive as possible and so the basic format is to have a 40-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute breakout group or workshop to discuss the ideas presented. Each breakout group would then present to all attendees a summary of their thoughts (a few minutes per group), total 20 minutes. We will be offering both English and French language sessions with live translation services available in both languages.

We are seeking representation from the registrars, academia, pharma, medical devices, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, banking, human resources, medicine and service sectors. We are especially interested in hands-on examples. The breakout sessions can be discussions around the presentation topic, simulation and calculation exercises and other methods that encourage participation and deepen understanding. Presenters should consider questions to be discussed in the breakout session that will broaden knowledge of the participants through discussions.

See the call for papers details and to ask to present an article, please submit an abstract by 30 June 2021 to David Tozer, Technical Committee Chair. The committee will review the submissions and select papers for presentation.

For more information or to follow the evolution of the conference, go to our Local News page.

Stay tuned for more developments.

Updated 2021-04-30

Puneet Manchanda MBA PMPPuneet Manchanda, the newly elected Regional Director (RD) welcomes the following Deputy Regional Directors (DRD).

They have been nominated and will collaborate with the various Sections and their leaders to accomplish the Geographic Council (GCC) objectives:

2021 Upcoming Canada & Greenland Region Webinars

DateDescriptionASQ SectionScheduleLanguageReservations
2021-05-13Online Networking with ASQ Members and Trivia Challenge – Dan Armstrong & Keith HarasynLondon6:30 pmEnglishInformation
2021-05-18Produce Risk Management – Kamala K NanjundeshaiahManitoba6:00 pm, CDT (Manitoba)EnglishInformation
2021-05-18Defeating Unconscious Bias Via Neuroscience of Emotional and Social Intelligence for Quality Professionals – Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
Vancouver7:00 pm, PSTEnglishInformation
2021-05-19Lean as a Lever for a Sustainable Supply Chain - Veronica MarquezMontreal (Hosting)12:00 – 13:00 am EDTEnglish/FrançaisReservations
2021-06-03Lean Construction - Lean Practice for Projects - Brian McEachernEdmonton7:00 pmEnglishInformation
2021-06-168D Problem Solving Workshop – ASQ Section Member Leaders Ottawa12:00 pm EDTEnglishReservations
2021-06-24White Belt Training Program - Intro to Flow: Part I - ASQ Section Member Leaders OttawaEnglishInformation
2021-08-26White Belt Training Program - Intro to Value Stream Mapping - ASQ Section Member Leaders OttawaEnglishInformation
2021-09-16Scoping it out - Quality helps rural healthcare centers improve operations - Manoj SharmaEdmontonEnglishInformation
2021-09-21Smart Machines or Virtual Humans - Think of the Possibilities! - Marcus Koehlein
Canada Region12:00 pm EDTEnglishInformation
2021-09-30White Belt Training Program - Testing - ASQ Section Member Leaders OttawaEnglishInformation
2021-10-04 & 052021 ASQ Canada Quality ConferenceMontrealEnglish/FrançaisInformation
Rev. 2021-04-30

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ASQ 75 Years 2021-02-16 – On February 16, 1946, an alliance of distinguished professionals gathered in New York City to form a membership society dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of quality and the allied arts and sciences. Now known as ASQ, members have been delivering solutions to meet the world’s challenges ever since.

From our origins in World War II statistical control methodology to modern-day best practices for leveraging artificial intelligence, ASQ and the quality industry have always been at the forefront of change, disruption, and progress. We are excited to launch a year-long celebration to recognize the 75th year of this great Society and the remarkable contributions of its members, subject matter experts, and communities to advance the quality profession.

Building on the foresight of its founding members and drawing inspiration from the quality profession we serve, ASQ continues to improve the value of membership. In the coming months, I look forward to sharing a roadmap of projects to further the ASQ mission and position the Society for its next 75 years of growth and success. New initiatives such as the digital edition of Quality Progress, a digital transformation field guide from Quality Press, and the member-led COVID-19 Quality Response are detailed in the issue of The Insider. We are committed to enhancing the member benefits and offerings that are valuable to you and next-generation members.

As we embark on this milestone year, thank you for your continued ASQ membership and dedication to achieving excellence through quality.

Ann Jordan, CEO, ASQ


Risk Mitigation Tool Kit

⋄ September 13, 2021: Information

Quality 4.0 Summit

⋄ October 25 – 27, 2021
   San Antonio, TX