Meet the Presenters of PEX Masters 2012

PEX Master’s presenters have been sourced from the top-rated presenters of our global event series and our online community.

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Estelle-Clark Vince-Pierce_70x70 Bradley-Miller Chuck-Aubrey Nigel-Barnes
Neason Laura-Graham Eric-Michrowski Chris-Wan Gregory-D.-North
John-Macdonald_70 Mark-Stewart John-S.-Hamalian Bryan-Robertson Connie-Moore
Dennis-Narlock Michael-Marx Neil-Ward-Dutton Mark-McGregor Dan-Morris
Nina-Abbassi

PEX Masters presenters include…


Russell Keziere is senior director of BPM marketing at Pegasystems Inc. He has worked as a consultant, analyst and writer and has worked in and commented on the software industry since 1983. View session.




Russell Keziere
Senior Director
Pegasystems



R. Scott Bonney is an enterprise master black belt at the Office of the Secretary of the United States Army, within its Office of Business Transformation. Mr. Bonney has held this position since November 2010. Prior to that, he served as a master black belt for the United States Department of Defense. He also has worked in private-sector master black belt positions with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and Johnson Controls Automotive. Mr. Bonney has earned five professional designations: Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence, Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has achieved Master Black Belt status with five entities, including the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Defense and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). View Session

R. Scott Bonney
Enterprise Master Black Belt
Office of the Secretary of the Army - Business Transformation



Isabelle Monier-Vinard is the Head of the Operational Excellence Initiative “PRIME” (Process IMprovement & Efficiency) at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA-CIB) since 2009. She manages both the delivery of process excellence and the wider adoption of the Lean Six Sigma methodology within the company from the Front Office to the Support Functions. As programme lead she supports the deployment strategy within the organization and is responsible for assuring the quality of PRIME project deliverables and the follow up of the LSS methodology and mindset. Isabelle started her career in the Group Internal Audit department of Banque Indosuez. In 2000 she joined Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking where she took various management responsibilities in the Equity Derivatives' Operations Department. In 2007, Isabelle joined CA-CIB as COO of Capital Markets' Operations Department to then become the Chief of Staff to the Global Head of IT & Operations. View Session

Isabelle Monier-Vinard
Head of the Operational Excellence Initiative “PRIME”
Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank



Sanjay Sharma is Regional Director, Business Excellence & Quality at Microsoft where he has applied the Lean Six Sigma toolset to a wide range of business problems. He has more than 15 years of hands-on & leadership experience in general management, strategic planning & operations, Six Sigma (Certified Master Black Belt), Services, Product Technical Support & project management with a proven ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical business requirements, identify gaps and potential opportunities to develop & execute sustainable improved solutions for business growth & competitiveness, with “Customer Always First” Mindset. Prior to Microsoft he worked at SUN Microsystems, GE Healthcare, and Wipro GE Medical Systems. View Session

Sanjay Sharma
Regional Director Business Excellence & Quality
Microsoft



Vince Pierce is a global business transformation and operations leader with over 20 years of experience driving high performance in Fortune 500 companies. He is currently serving as Senior Vice President of Global Business Transformation at Office Depot and on the board of advisors for Kids in Distress (Palm Beach) and the Process Excellence Network, a division of IPQC. He provides senior leadership at Office Depot for large-scale transformation programs in Retail, Merchandising, and Global Supply Chain, Process Excellence (Lean and Six Sigma), Finance Shared Service Operations and Enterprise Program Management Office (PMO). View Session

Vince Pierce
SVP Global Business Transformation
Office Depot



Estelle Clark is Group Director of Business Assurance, responsible for ensuring that the management system is effective in mitigating business risk. The role includes setting policies and practices for quality, health & safety and environment, but more importantly ensuring that the management system is flexible to meet the changing needs of the business and supports Lloyd’s Register in delivering products and services that create superior customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Lloyd’s she held similar roles at Alstom Power, Fujitsu Services and the UK Financial Ombudsman Service. She is a Chartered Quality Professional, a Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute and a Member of their Board of Trustees. View Session

Estelle Clark
Group Assurance Director
Lloyd’s Register



Charles Aubrey is Vice President at AndersonBrecon Pharmaceuticals and is Chairman of the Asia Pacific Quality Organization and Representative to the World Alliance for Quality. In addition, Charles is an Academician and Vice President of Conferences for the International Academy for Quality. He has authored several books including Quality Management in Services and Teamwork-Involving Employees in Quality and Productivity and has published over 100 articles and papers that have been translated into a variety of languages including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic. View Session

Chuck Aubrey
Vice President
AndersonBrecon Pharmaceuticals



Arnab Banerjee is Programme Manager, Continuous Improvement at Transport for London. He has spent his whole career in heavy engineering - firstly in power generation and now transport. His previous roles have spanned tendering, sales, strategy and organisational development in international environments. His current passion, in addition to change management, is knowledge management and how to create a culture of user-led improvement - particularly in an 'old' industry. View Session

Arnab Banerjee
Programme Manager
Continuous Improvement at Transport for London



Nigel Barnes has worked for many years in the change management industry both in the public and private sectors. He has been with Euroclear’s Lean Team since 2008 leading both transformation and continuous improvement projects. Nigel is currently involved in exploring new ways in which Euroclear can keep progressing in the field of continuous improvement. View Session

Nigel Barnes
Knowledge Manager
Euroclear Bank



Bradley Miller is Senior Manager, Continuous Improvement, at NRG, one of the largest power generation and retail electricity businesses in the US. Prior to joining NRG, Bradley worked in the healthcare and financial services industries. He is an experienced Lean Six Sigma specialist and change leader. View Session

Bradley Miller
Senior Manager, Continuous Improvement
NRG



Laura Graham is Program Leader of Business Process Improvement at Navistar, a large US-based manufacturing conglomerate, where she manages a portfolio of process improvement projects contributing to $200M in annual savings. She has a black belt certification in Six Sigma and a proven track record of implementing process change. View Session

Laura Graham
Manager, Business Process Improvement
Navistar



Dan Neason has over 15 years of experience in the consulting and technology industries including project management positions at Product Data Integration Technologies, Modulant, Inc., and Cambar Software, Inc. In those positions he lead multi-million dollar projects for the Department of Defense and Fortune 1000 corporations such as Epson America, ACCO Brands, Hagemayer, and Ingram Micro. In his earlier career, Mr. Neason’s experience focused on supply chain execution, ERP implementation, systems integration, data interoperability, and management of large volume production systems. This background helped develop the methodologies that Modus21 now employ.View Session

Dan Neason
Vice President and co-founder
Modus21



Eric Michrowski is winner of PEX Network's Deployment Leader of the Year Award 2012 and senior Lean Six Sigma & Process Excellence practitioner who supports deployment at Western Canada's largest telecommunication company, TELUS. He is an experienced leader having worked in process improvement deployments across four distinct sectors ranging from Investment Banking, Logistics, Telecommunications and Aviation. View session

Eric Michrowski
Director of Process Improvement Centre of Excellence
TELUS



Chris Wan is a Business Consultant leveraging 10 years of experience in the IT and Process Improvement space to drive business outcomes. His primary focus is on embedding a holistic approach to process improvement into organizational culture through a varied application of methodologies such as Appreciative Inquiry, WorkOut, Kaizen, CAP and Lean Six Sigma to achieve desired business outcomes. View session.

Chris Wan
Process Improvement Methodology Expert and Business Consultant
TELUS



Gregory North joined Xerox in January 2011 and is responsible for leading the company’s Lean Six Sigma program as it continues on an ongoing business transformation journey. Since 2003, Gregory was with Fidelity Investments, most recently as senior vice president, Process Excellence Workplace Investing. During his tenure at Fidelity, he led numerous quality and transformation programs and was responsible for developing and deploying its global quality systems standard, Lean Six Sigma program and Management by Fact process management system. Prior to this, Gregory held a range of business excellence and quality positions at M/A – COM Wireless Communications and Electronics, part of Tyco International. Gregory is a certified Master Black Belt and holds a B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary. He and his family reside in the Rochester, NY area. View Session.

Gregory D. North
Vice President
Xerox Corporate Lean Six Sigma



John Macdonald is Global Manager Business Processes at TNT Express where he leads a cross functional process design authority team, linking strategic requirements to front line capabilities and acts as the key facilitator of strategic innovation change programs. He has over 10 years of process model development, implementation and day to day practical experience coupled with over two decades of experience in the express and postal supply chain market, working in a variety roles and international placements. He is also a Certified EFQM Master Assessor and has an MBA from Strathclyde Business School. View Session.

John Macdonald
Global Manager Business Processes
TNT Express



Mark Stewart is the Lean Six Sigma Deployment Leader for Xerox Europe, a role in which he takes strategic and operational leadership of Xerox deployments. He has led the Qwiksolver problem solving model to deploy lean sigma methodology across the entire organisation. Mark obtained a Bsc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of London in 1979 and has been working with Xerox for over 30 years. His previous roles have included purchasing, product development, change management SAP implementation and, predominantly, a number of roles integrating Lean Six Sigma at Xerox before entering his current role to lead deployments across the enterprise. View Session.

Mark Stewart
Lean Six Sigma Deployment Leader
Xerox



Bryan Robertson is a passionate leader of change that puts the Customer and the Employees at the heart of the transformation activities, to ultimately achieve cultural change and extraordinary performance improvements. Bryan started out in the construction industry as a Project Manager moving into Motorola where he was asked to lead large scale transformation programmes utilising a variety of continuous improvement tools and techniques. Moving onto a global telecoms company Bryan was responsible for the programme teams across 24 countries. He joined RBS in 2003, where he has been involved in transforming Procurement, Property, Change and Operational performance. Bryan is currently leading the Lean Transformation Programme for Direct Line Group to build Lean Leadership capabilities in all 14,000 employees across several locations in the UK and Europe to ultimately improve the Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and overall operational performance. View Session.

Bryan Robertson
Director Lean Transformation
Direct Line Group



John S. Hamalian has worked in Global 100 companies in the Automotive and IT industries for more than 25 years, with assignments based in the USA, China, Korea and Singapore, currently as Asia Regional Lead of Business Excellence. Since working for a former Toyota manager in the late 1990s, John has been leading Strategy and Lean execution in (15) countries in total, mainly in Asia. John holds an MBA from Fordham University in New York and a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Kettering University in Michigan. He is an active speaker in Lean Six Sigma Conferences as well as at universities and the Singapore Productivity Association. View Session.

John S. Hamalian
Regional Director
Lean Six Sigma Asia, Dell



Connie Moore is Vice President and is a member of Forrester's Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. Her research focus is on smart computing and analytics. Connie came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group in 2003. She has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has been an analyst for 19 years. Most of her research focuses on business process management and business optimization. Prior to joining Giga, Connie managed BIS Strategic Decisions' European IT consulting group, headquartered in the UK. Before then, Connie was vice president of product marketing at TDC (now part of BancTec), a manufacturer of high-end document capture systems. She was also a manager with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), specializing in document management, document imaging, and end user computing. Earlier, Connie was with Wang Laboratories, where she managed Wang's technical support resources for the US Department of Defense and intelligence agencies. She began her career in IT and management at Mathematica Policy Research. View session

Connie Moore
Vice President
Forrester Research



Dennis Narlock is the Continuous Improvement Leader for Catalent Pharma Solutions in Middleton, Wisconsin. He is an ASQ certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Theory of Constraints Jonah with more than six years of experience in continuous process improvement. He has held positions as a Black Belt and Deployment director within the U.S. Navy where he served for 24 years prior to transitioning to the private sector. He earned a Master of Science degree in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego. His work with the Process Excellence group at IQPC has been recognized with project awards in the Best New Start-up and Innovation categories; in addition he has been a conference presenter and judge. View session

Dennis Narlock
Continuous Improvement Leader
Catalent Pharma Solutions



Michael Marx is a continuous improvement practitioner with a decade of experience researching and writing for the Lean Six Sigma process improvement industry. He is currently working for Apollo Group, leading continuous improvement projects in the higher education industry at the University of Phoenix. He has worked for SSA & Company (formerly Six Sigma Academy) and iSixSigma. While at SSA he was trained and earned his Six Sigma Black Belt certification. He is passionate about process, problem solving, Six Sigma, Lean, research, marketing, social networking and everything about the web. View session

Michael Marx
Director
Business Improvement Apollo Group



Neil Ward-Dutton is MWD's co-founder and Research Director, and is one of Europe's most experienced and high-profile IT industry analysts. His areas of expertise include business process management (BPM), enterprise architecture (EA) and service oriented architecture (SOA) and IT governance, and he is currently the lead analyst for MWD's BPM Continuous Advisory Service. Neil has acted an advisor to leading vendors, including IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, BEA, Hewlett-Packard, SAP, and Borland; and to large IT user organisations in Media, Government, Transport, Financial Services, and Telecommunications. View session

Neil Ward-Dutton
Research Director
MWD Advisors



Mark McGregor speaks, writes and coaches all over the world. He is passionate about continuously finding new ways to help people “Think Differently” and to achieve greater success. Mark has authored & co-authored numerous books (Including “People Centric Process Management”, "Thrive! How to Succeed in the Age of the Customer", “Winning With Enterprise Process Management" & "In Search of BPM Excellence") along with hundreds of articles on Business Improvement, Business Process and Enterprise Architecture. As an experienced BPM Practitioner, a Six Sigma Black Belt, a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner, Innovation Games® Facilitator and Licensed Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Mark brings a broad skill set to his clients. He has been described as a "Guru" by leading analysts Gartner Group, as a "Master of Mindset" by IQPC and a "Thought Leader" by the BPM Group. Mark was one of the creators of the popular "8 Omega Framework for Business Change" and the “Outside-In” approach. View session

Mark McGregor
Principal Analyst
MWD Advisors


Dan Morris has over 25 years of experience in business and IT operation transformation and management. He currently serves on the board of the Association for Business Process Management Professional (ABPMP) and is the North American practice lead for Business Process Excellence at Tata consultancy services. Prior to Tata Dan served as the US Practice Director for BPM/SOA consulting at Capco, as the US Practice Director for Business Transformation for Insurance, Healthcare and Life Sciences at Infosys Technology, as an Executive Consultant for IBM, and as a CIO. He is the author of three books on Business Transformation and over 50 papers and articles. Dan has spoken at over 25 conferences – including the first Gartner Business Process Management Summit. Dan holds a BS in Geology and has Certified Business Process Management Professional (CBPP) and Certified Business Architect (CBA) certifications. Dan has also been a guest lecturer at the University Of Illinois School Of Business and currently serves on the Forrester International BPM Council. View session

Dan Morris
Practice Lead
Tata Consultancy Services



Nina Abbassi is a highly skilled and expert quality professional with expertise is Business Improvement within the fields of Quality and Environmental Management Systems as well as Social/Ethical responsibility. She is an internationally renowned trainer, consultant and auditor and her expertise is frequently requested by organisations such as the CQI (Chartered Quality Institute). Nina is a senior CQI approved Trainer and was the CQI Training Business Support Advisor in 2007 and 2008. Her experience and skills also encompasses being a Committee member of several prestigious organisations such as the CQI SDG (Standard Development Group), BSI SDS/1/1 committee Contributing to the ISO committee for the International Social Responsibility Standard ISO26000, and an IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors) Reviewing Officer for quality and social systems.

Nina Abbassi
Director
Abbassi Ltd & Chartered Quality Institute Trainer



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