LPPDE North America 2017, San Jose
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Conference Pricing: the first 50 registrants get two nights at the conference hotel for free!!
The main conference is an investment of USD 2200, and that includes participation in the main conference on September 19 and 20, 2017 as well as two
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LPPDE North America 2017 hosts speakers of, amongst others, the following companies
San Jose Convention Center
The San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California is located right in the center of the city, with walk access to hotels, shops and restaurants. The City of San José, is the economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California. San Jose's location within the booming high tech industry, as a cultural, political, and economic center has earned the city the nickname "Capital of Silicon Valley". Major global tech companies including Cisco Systems, eBay, Adobe Systems, PayPal, Brocade, Samsung, Acer, and Western Digital maintain their headquarters in San Jose.
We have negotiated a discounted rate at the San Jose Marriott Hotel. Attached to the San Jose Convention Center, the Marriott is home for the pre-conference workshops and provides the easiest access to both the conference and the other participants. Join us at the Marriott for the full conference experience.
Our conference location and hotel can be reached easily with train (San Jose Caltrain Station) and plane (San Francisco or San Jose). The easiest access is provided from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport - SJC, where a bus and taxi services are provided to San Jose city center.
We look forward meeting you at the LPPDE North America 2017 - Accelerating Innovation!
In our LPPDE North America 2017 conference in San Jose we will bring together thought leaders engaged in improving how their companies innovate, from the value of the innovation to its time to market. This is the place to go for those interested in cutting edge thinking or application to accelerate innovation. Download our one page flyer or two page flyer to share with your peers! A comprehensive overview of the agenda is available in this download.
September 18, 2017: Pre-Conference Workshops
To enrich your learning experience, you can sign up for pre-conference workshops on September 18, 2017. These sessions typically are in groups of 8-16 people and are highly interactive and tailored to the audience as much as possible. We offer workshops for starters in the Lean Product Development domain as well as for experienced lean practitioners.
- Don Reinertsen, President of Reinertsen & Associates - Lean Product Development Flow [full day]
Don Reinertsen, Product Development thought leader, author, creator, consultant and R&D guru coined the term “fuzzy front end”. Creator of the Lean Product Development Flow methodology, a management revelation for new product development, Don will be guiding participants on an in-depth journey into creating flow within your R&D engine, so that you can deliver your new products in half the time and with greater quality and features than you thought possible.
Don is the President of Reinertsen & Associates, a consulting firm specialized in the management of product development. He has worked with leading product development organizations for over 35 years, and taught executive courses at Caltech for 15 years. He is considered one of the leading thinkers in the field of lean product development and is the author/co-author of three best-selling books on product development: “Principles of Product Development Flow,” “Managing the Design Factory” and “Developing Products in Half the Time”. His latest award-winning book, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development, has been praised as, “… quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy.”
- Norbert Majerus, Lean Champion and Shingo Prize winning author Goodyear & LPPDE Board
Member - Lean Innovation Workshop[full day]
You have watched Lean Start Up build fast-learning innovation processes into the software sector, enabling startups to disrupt entire segments of our society. But how do we in the device, services or product universe reliably innovate to disrupt our segments? Norbert Majerus, Lean Champion at Goodyear R&D and Shingo Prize winning author leads an interactive workshop on recreating the fuzzy front end to radically accelerate and deliver more successful products.
Although lean has found widespread application in manufacturing and services, there have been very few sustained implementations in R&D and even less in the innovation creation process. Lean start-up thinking has energized the area of computer applications but the manufacturing innovation lags behind.
The resistance to lean and innovation is unfortunate: the benefits of applying lean principles to innovation or R&D even at the fuzzy front end of the innovation cycle, can be much higher than what has been accomplished in traditional applications, such as manufacturing and services. Benefits include higher agility, more successful new products, better delivery and much higher speed to market.
This workshop focuses on the following subjects:
- Why innovation is important in all industries, services and processes
- The lean principles that take an idea to a successful product
- Examples and case studies of successful implementations
- How to engage the people in the transformation
- Quick learning cycles (agile, scrum)
- Minimum viable products
- Fail fast and often to succeed quickly
Beginning in 2005, Norbert has implemented a principles-based lean product development process at the three global innovation centers of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. For nearly a decade he has been Goodyear’s lean champion in research and development.
Norbert recently published his first book “Lean-driven Innovation”, which won the Shingo prize, and he has spoken at many conferences in the US and other countries.
- Göran Gustafsson, Senior Lecturer at Chalmers University of Technology & LPPDE
Board Member & Peter Palmér, Senior Manager at Scania and LPPDE Board Member -
Introduction to Lean Product and Process Development[morning]
We have all struggled to get innovations to market on time, on budget and with the features that our customers want. Fast, effective, and repeatable innovation is built on key principles. Göran Gustafsson, a leading Lean PD academic at Chalmers University of Technology, and Peter Palmér, Senior Manager in the R&D Way Office at Scania lead an interactive introduction to Lean Product and Process Development that shares those principles, and give you hands-on experience with the tools that you need to begin building a better innovation engine at your company right now. This half-day workshop is an introduction to Lean Product and Process Development and is intended for those needing a broad view of the subject. We start with a flow simulation to create a common base of understanding. The teachings of the simulation will be expanded to create an understanding of the Principles of Lean Product and Process Development and how the system works. Special attention will be devoted to visualization and knowledge management, keys not only to delivering one innovation, but accelerating future innovations that will follow. Key points
- Learn the basic elements of the Lean Product Development system
- Understand the differences between principles and methods & tools as applied in a Product Development setting
- Focus on creating usable knowledge
- Lead with entrepreneur system designers
- Create teams of responsible experts
- Practice set-based innovation
- Create flow
- Visual Project Management and Planning
- Experience what the Lean Product Development system is like
Göran Gustafsson has worked with research, product development and engineering education in academia as well as in industry in Sweden and abroad. His current research interests are lean product development in general, and the capture, generalization, presentation and reuse of data and other knowledge for product development purposes in particular. Peter Palmér has extensive experience in lean management in both production and product development at Scania, as well as experience of leadership in other cultures. He is a frequent speaker at international and national conferences on the subject of LPD and leadership. Peter has been on the LPPDE board for five years and is a member of various LPD networks and has co-developed LPD training courses with Chalmers Professional Education and The KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
- Tony Wilcox, Vice President, Strategy and Continuous Improvement, Rexnord Water Management & LPPDE
Board Member & and Peter Palmér, Senior Manager at Scania and LPPDE Board Member – Advanced Lean
Product and Process Development [afternoon]
You are already up on Lean Product Development, Agile and Design Thinking, and have applied some of them successfully in your company. But methods to accelerating innovation are advancing quickly and your company needs to be up on the latest thinking. While sets and flow are still critical basic elements, new methods of developing team creativity, building in quality and driving new product launch are leading to a new era in product development. Tony Wilcox brings you these new methodologies with hands-on exercises and deep interactive discussion.
Tony Wilcox is the Vice President, Strategy and Continuous Improvement, Rexnord Water Management. Tony was a graduate student with Allen Ward, a father of the Lean product development movement, and served as General Manager of Product Development at Harley-Davidson.
Peter Palmér has extensive experience in lean management in both production and product development at Scania, as well as experience of leadership in other cultures. He is a frequent speaker at international and national conferences on the subject of LPD and leadership. Peter has been on the LPPDE board for five years and is a member of various LPD-networks and has co-developed LPD training courses with Chalmers Professional Education and The KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Main Conference, Day 1: September 19, 2017
Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Day one of our main conference is packed with many great speakers from great companies and universities. They bring a wealth of knowledge on how to accelerate innovation. The keynote and plenary speakers are:
- Don Reinertsen, President of Reinertsen & Associates - Improving the Flow of Innovation: The Role of Economics
Lean methods originated in manufacturing, and they were brought to perfection on highly repetitive processes like automotive manufacturing. They’re time-tested and they’ve produced exceptional benefits in our factories. However, product development is a very different domain, with very different economics, and very different leverage points. For example, it is always desirable to reduce variability in manufacturing. In contrast, for a product developer, variability is the constant traveling companion of innovation. Incentivizing developers to use proven, low-risk solutions can incentivize them to drive innovation out of the product. The goal of the developer is to flourish in the presence of variability, not to run from it. In this presentation Don Reinertsen will discuss how economics can help us understand how to use lean methods wisely in product development. He will explain how economics can be used to frame some of the tough choices on issues like batch size reduction, WIP control, prioritization, and capacity management.
Don is the President of Reinertsen & Associates, a consulting firm specialized in the management of product development. He has worked with leading product development organizations for over 35 years, and taught executive courses at Caltech for 15 years. He is the author/co-author of three best-selling books on product development, and is considered one of the leading thinkers in the field of lean product development. His latest award winning book, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development, has been praised as, “… quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy.”
- Jim Euchner, VP Global Innovations at Goodyear - Disciplined Learning in New Business Innovation:
The Use of Business Experiments
Goodyear uses a disciplined approach to new business innovation, which incorporates elements of design, agile development, and the lean startup method. It has resulted in the incubation and launch of several businesses. This presentation will discuss our approach to business model innovation, with a focus on the use of business experiments to reduce the risks associated with the business.
Jim Euchner is VP, Global Innovation, at Goodyear, where he is responsible for business model innovation and for incubating new businesses. Prior to joining Goodyear, he held senior innovation, strategy, R&D and IT roles at Pitney Bowes and Bell Atlantic (now Verizon).
Jim is a co-founder of the MIT Innovation Laboratory, a consortium of companies founded in 1994 to help nurture innovation in organizations. He is also Editor in Chief of Research-Technology-Management, a journal for practitioners of innovation and technology management.
Jim received his master’s degree from Princeton University, where he was a Guggenheim Fellow, and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, both in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
- George Glackin, President at Hatch AVL -Ambidexterity in Action
Startups tend to be small, lean, quick and agile. Big corporations tend to be large, resource rich, process driven and disciplined. Each tends to look at the other and say, “Wow, I wish I had some of what they’ve got!” A nice wish, but how can we really make this happen? George Glackin will share learnings from successful companies who operate in an Ambidextrous way, that is they are both agile and disciplined. George brings these lessons from his role as President of Hatch AVL, a startup incubator in Asheville, NC, and from a 35 year career at Procter & Gamble where he was head of disruptive innovation.
George is a graduate of MIT who capped his career at P&G by leading a team focused on Disruptive Market Innovation. He has personally delivered a number of innovations to market, helped P&G develop tools, metrics, and new approaches to systematize and accelerate the speed and success of its internal innovation efforts and he is the co-inventor of numerous patents.
- Seshu Seshasai, Senior Executive, Global Engineering and MFG, Product &
Process Development CTO at Hicor Technologies Inc. - Overcoming issues that limit speed in innovation
Dr Seshu Seshasai drove growth, profitability, and productivity through innovation and re-engineering in five major multibillion global companies. He built World Class global engineering teams producing significant yearly growth in new product sales, while holding to budgets and operating plans and managed multiple worldwide locations in a variety of company cultures. He has a reputation as a key technology leader that has conceived and implemented numerous methods to cut costs and compress product development cycle times while developing innovative new products. His numbers based, results driven and focus on speed philosophy combined with a unique combination of technical and business leadership skills have resulted in continuously exceeding expectations while holding multiple leadership responsibilities concurrently throughout his career.
When people talk about accelerating innovation in a company, what they really mean is bigger and better innovation in products to solve problems generating bigger and higher profits at a faster rate. For bigger and better innovation, we need better understanding of the problem and for higher profits we need specific pointed (lean) solutions. Better understanding involves data gathering and processing of it in the best way possible. Developing solutions involves design iterations, build and test in the shortest time and at lowest possible cost. The key to success in accelerating innovation is to have the right talent, team play and processes properly applied in every phase of the activity along with appropriate financial resources. The issues in most companies is typically lack of talent, team friction, misplaced prioritization, unnecessary iterations, start-stops in projects, poor tracking of progress and financials, no regard to processes, and opinionated decisions to name a few. The issues are the same but of different magnitudes in different companies big or small and resulting progress and profits very much depend on this culture.
Seshu’s presentation is about how to minimize the issues above by deploying best practices and processes for innovation, productivity and team management in various company cultures, and on how to customize and continuously improve them for accelerating innovation and growing profits, eventually making it the company culture.
- Sally Dominguez, Innovation Catalyst at Adventurous Thinking Group - More
Than Ideation: Innovating at Every Stage of Product Development
Sally’s Adventurous Thinking Strategy uses Five Lenses to reproduce the broad diverse perspectives and unexpected connections characteristic of consistently innovative brains. The Five Lenses tools and the Adventurous Thinking mindset is terrific for the generation of ideas but is similarly useful during the Product Development, Production and Marketing stages. Where often innovation is focused on the initial ideation stages, Adventurous Thinking reflects a frugal innovation mindset that is constantly looking for incremental innovations as well as big ideas and innovative leaps. Combining disruptive thinking, empathy, design thinking and sustainable life cycle analysis tools, Adventurous Thinking will help you develop a consistently innovative innobēshon product pipeline.
Here is an overview video.
Breakout Sessions Block 1:
- Andrey Divaev, Head of Direction at the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), responsible for increase of efficiency of scientific activity - Optimization of R&D processes in the development/invention of rocket and space technology
- Sandra McCabe, CI and Quality Manager, Packaging Automation Ltd., Parkgate Industrial Estate – Business
Sandra will present who Packaging Automation are and why they started the journey, what drove the business to change and give an example of their achievements to date. Packaging Automation ranks 47th in The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table. She will also talk about how the company realigned its’ business to improve and the tools that they utilised. How do you for example empower people by creating a culture which encourages new ideas? The audience will break into groups to discuss what at their business they could do to start innovation.
- To be assigned
- Jd Marhevko, VP Quality/Lean Management Systems & EHS at Accurite –
The Power of Lean Flow: 50-20- 20™
Learn how four nationally acclaimed sites in one business reduced their Lead Time by more than half (50%), increased their Productivity (50%) and significantly reduced their Cost per Unit (20%) - while simultaneously improving their product and process quality. See how these sites leveraged standard work to achieve the milestones via the usage of Hoshin Kanri, the utilization of their Steering Committee structure and their application of a robust Visual Operating System in less than three years. This fast-paced and interactive session will provide you with a roadmap as to how you might be able to do this in your own organization. Lean is about Flow. Flow is about speed. Speed is effective only if the process is done right the first time. Lean practitioners will learn the key tenet of Flow: A five year case study will show that a 50% reduction in Lead Time (average) can and does lead to doubled (2x) Productivity and a 20% reduction in Cost/Unit (across the business). This session will share the process of three sites that were awarded the nationally coveted Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Manufacturing Excellence Award. The path of this process will be shared in an interactive way in which participants can take home a model that they, too, can use.
Jd Marhevko is VP Quality/Lean Management Systems & EHS for Accuride. Four Accuride sites have been recipients of the AME Manufacturing Excellence Award (2014-2016). Jd has been involved in Operations and Lean/Six Sigma for almost 30 years across a variety of industries. She is an ASQ Fellow who in 2016 was awarded both the Shainin Medal and honored as one of the top 100 Women in Manufacturing by Washington DC’s Manufacturing Institute. With ASQ she also holds the CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB and is a ASQ Certified Trainer. She is an MBB and Baldrige Assessor. Jd is a Past-Chair of the ASQ Quality Management Division, a 22,000 member organization. She holds a BSE from Oakland University in MI and an MSA from Central Michigan University.
- Dan Christinsen, Principal Project Manager & Lean Transformation Program Manager/SME at Western Digital – Virtualizing the Visual Workflow – Enabling Set-Manage Teams in a Global Setting
- To be assigned
- Takao Sakai, President at Global Lean Solutions, Inc. – Toyota’s CE system explanation from
business process and economical perspective
Takao Sakai is the author of the book "The Age of Talent" and a new book "The secret of strength of TOYOTA" that explains why Toyota's CE system and product development system is the secret behind the company’s success. In "The age of Talent", Takao explained how Toyota makes most of the profit out of talent and talent management in the product development process. "The Secret of Strength of TOYOTA" is the first book that explained the total TOYOTA system, TPD + TPS, and it has become a national bestseller in the Tokyo keizai business book ranking. Takao has more than ten years of experience in designing and building core organization lead by "Shusa" or a Chief Engineer in lean product development. Prior to starting Global People Solutions in 2003, Takao worked as a research engineer at an NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) HQ laboratory. His research areas were OODB, Multimedia Database, Image Retrieval, and Knowledge Management. Takao holds a BS and MS in Applied Physics from the University of Tokyo.
- Amit Relia, Director Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Optimization at Intuitive
Surgical/Da Vinci Surgery – Driving Lean adoption in the age of Millennials and Robots
Today’s Lean leaders face a steep challenge in driving adoption of Lean methodologies at technology companies. A rapidly growing population of millennials already represent over 50% of the workforce and defy traditional Lean formats as the value of LSS belt certification gradually diminishes. Devoid of top-down Lean initiatives as company goals, lukewarm executive endorsement for Lean programs and technology replacing lean solutions, Lean practitioners may find themselves up against the “modern innovators”. This session will highlight modern and revitalized Lean tools and their tech-enhanced delivery palatable and exciting to a modern revolutionized world of robotics and millennials.
- To be assigned
- Ken Pyo, Manager at Honda of America R&D – Operational Characteristics Innovation at Honda R&D
- Brian Cohn, Lean Product Development Specialist at Danfoss Power Solutions (US) Company –
Using workshops to accelerate product launch preparation
There is substantial documentation in the literature of the use of workshops to accelerate maturity of deliverables for the technical side of product development, in particular in the work by Ron Mascitelli. At Danfoss we have extended this to accelerate launch preparation as we refine our value proposition, set launch goals and strategy, and prepare for regional sales activities. We will review the process and work through an example in this session.
Brian Cohn is a Lean Product Development Specialist who coaches project teams to optimize their performance, and he leads continuous improvement activities to maximize organizational learning. Mr. Cohn has been working in product development for over 35 years with roles in design engineering, application engineering, project management, product management, and continuous improvement in small, medium, and large organizations.
- Sannah Vinding, Executive Director at VCC (Visual Communications Company, LLC)
Main Conference, Day 2: September 20, 2017
Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Day two of our main conference continues the excellent path of day 1, with following keynote and plenary speakers:
- Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director at Center for Open Innovation at
the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley - Innovation and Innovative Disruption
Henry Chesbrough is a co-founder of the Open Innovation Community and created the theory and coined the term "open innovation." He is Executive Director of the Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also an adjunct professor. Dr. Chesbrough will present his latest unpublished work on innovation and innovative disruption.
- Frank Hull of Fordham University and the Strategy Research Institute of Columbia University - Concurrent Engineering
A leading researcher in the field, Professor Hull brings his extensive expertise to bear on how you can energize the critical juncture between new idea and concrete reality.
- Brent Wahba, President of Strategy Science Inc. - Avoiding Speedboat Cats: A Simplified
This hands-on session tells the story of how one anonymous automotive company successfully piloted their global turnaround by combining strategic and lean thinking into a simple innovation framework (that has since been applied by dozens of startup to Fortune 500 organizations). Brent Wahba began his innovation career 30 years ago working in R&D at General Motors and Delphi. While there, he led global systems businesses, product development organizations, operations and supply chain improvements, and an enterprise-wide combined strategic and lean transformation. For the past 10 years, he has coached and consulted with startup through Fortune 50 firms and become a leader in advancing lean thinking in Sales & Marketing, Strategy, and New Product Development.
Brent is on the faculty of the Lean Enterprise Institute and regularly contributes leadership articles to The Lean Post. He is also the author of The Fluff Cycle, which outlines a systems problem solving approach for improving Sales & Marketing outcomes. Brent holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Rochester, plus an MS in Materials Science & Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently the president of Strategy Science Inc., and a volunteer startup mentor with SCORE.
- José Pires, Global Excellence & Innovation Leader at Andeavor - Innovation Acceleration
Breakout Sessions Block 1:
- Justin Chien Program Manager, Engineering Manager, Lean & Agile Program Manager/Consultant at MathWorks & Washington University in St. Louis
- Evelina Čirbaitė, Business System Development Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific Vilnius
Biosciences Center of Excellence (Lithuania) – Get more time for innovations: Lean your
With 3 years’ experience in Protein biology laboratory as a scientist, Evelina became part of her company’s Business Excellence Specialists team in 2014. Together with a colleague she is leading the Practical Process Improvement (PPI) business system at her company’s Vilnius site. She is mainly responsible for trainings and has already conducted various Lean tools trainings for almost 1000 people. With over 1800 Kaizens (process improvement projects), more than 22 000 Gemba improvement ideas in the four last years and a solid PPI culture, the Vilnius site now has the highest Lean maturity score in the Thermo Fisher Scientific. The biggest private R&D center in the region with 100 scientists has become an example of how to successfully apply Lean principles in R&D laboratories.
- Allen Ringel, Lean & Agile Transformation Leader at Intel Corporation
- Wayne Mackey, Principal at Product Development Consulting - Mining unstated customer value to accelerate innovation
- Matt Albin, Lean Leader Idea to Market Team at AMWAY Corporation – Visual Management Systems – A foundation to transforming your product development system
- To be assigned
Hands-On Workshop Sessions
In this block you follow one three hour workshop or two workshops, each of which is one and a half hours long. The three-hour workshop is:
- Justin Chien, Program Manager, Engineering Manager, Lean & Agile Program Manager/Consultant at MathWorks & Washington University in St. Louis
- Stefana Saxton, Innovation, Value Creation, Leadership Development at Black & Veatch & Baker University
- Katherine Radeka, Rapid Learning Cycles Institute - Introduction to Rapid Learning Cycles
"We want our product development teams to get on board with Lean, but it's been a constant struggle to get them to join us on the journey." The Rapid Learning Cycles framework is a synthesis of Agile and Lean that has been proven to help R & D organizations to get their products to market faster by eliminating the wastes of reinvention, late design changes and rework loops, and pulling the practices of Lean Product Development that deliver results that are sustainable over time. This session will cover: Why Rapid Learning Cycles get products to market faster almost every time. Why Agile software development methods are not enough for physical products and actually increase the risk that a product will be late to market. How the Rapid Learning Cycles framework cuts through resistance so that Lean mindset changes sustain themselves. It will include a short demonstration of the key aspects of the framework to give you a taste of what it's like to work with a team in this way.
Katherine Radeka has a rare combination of business acumen, scientific depth and ability to untangle the organizational knots to remove the barriers to change. Since 2005, Whittier Consulting Group, Inc. has helped some of the world's leading companies get results from Lean Product Development. In 2016, Katherine founded the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute to grow adoption of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework, a synthesis of Lean and Agile that more than 250 teams now use to get their ideas to market faster. She currently supports over 150 active users of Rapid Learning Cycles through the Rapid Learning Cycles Certified™ Professionals Community. She has worked with companies in pharma, biotech, medical device, high tech, consumer electronics, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods and for clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. Katherine is the author of two books. Her first book, The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development won the Shingo Research Award in 2014. Katherine's second book is The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How Innovators Use Rapid Learning Cycles to Get Their Best Ideas to Market Faster. This book, now in its 2nd edition, summarizes Katherine's ground-breaking work to integrate Agile Development and Lean Product Development into the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.
- Monica Rossi, Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano
- Janne Lundberg, Consultant at Janne Lundberg Innovation AB
Post-Conference Workshops & Excursions
We are planning excursions and workshops on Thursday September 21 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm:
- Tour 1 – Scholar lab tour Computer History Museum + Presentation by Bruce Pittman, Chief System Engineer at NASA Ames Research Center - "The NASA Ames mission and operation: Lessons for concurrent-lean principles" + Workshop at the NASA Ames research center by Sally Dominguez, Adventurous Thinking Group
- Tour 2 – Intel museum + Intel workshop by Allen Ringel and Dean Chanter on Quick Learning Cycles
- Tour 3 - to be determined