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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Presenting two LPPDE North America 2017 Speakers: Sannah Vinding and José Pires

Sannah Vinding and José Pires
José Pires, Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) Leader for Andeavor Corporation – Innovation Acceleration: Ideas, Methods and People

In a fast changing world, how do you build a lasting culture of extraordinary innovation which creates growth and value and consistently delivers exponential leaders? The key ingredients to innovation acceleration are not what you see portrayed most often in the media. Great, enduring organizations know what it really takes to create and, most importantly, scale innovation. The session will explore how to blend disciplined innovation methods (including Lean) with elements of venture capitalism, crowdsourcing and collaborative leadership to deliver rapid and sustainable business improvements and innovations in any industry.

Andeavor is a premier refining, marketing and logistics company. José Pires oversees their identification, prioritization and execution of the mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, business partners and external clients in multiple markets. Prior to his current role, he held Excellence and Innovation leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé) and infrastructure (Black & Veatch) industries. He is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, strategy execution, business transformation, customer engagement and growth acceleration. He holds a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration focused in Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship from the University of San Diego.

Sannah Vinding, Director of Product Development & Marketing at VCC - How the Turtle turned into a Rabbit - Process Improvement at VCC

VCC (Visual Communications Company, LLC) supports illuminated electronic components for the global markets. Sannah Vinding will present her company’s journey from loss of sales opportunity to faster customer response, and how a continuous improvement process is not a “one take” but several improvement iterations over time. For VCC it took eight iterations to greatly increase customer satisfaction by reducing the time in responding to the customers by 88% (from 14 weeks to 11 days). They now process more sales opportunities than ever (141% increase) and continue to improve.

Sannah Vinding is a creative and innovative business professional with nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, product development, process excellence in electronic components, consumer electronics and medical devices. She has a passion for innovative products that can improve people’s lives.

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