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Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group  

Kelly's Deli Conference Center
Next to the entrance to 7519 Standish Drive
FDA/CVM Center
Rockville, Maryland  20855

Apr 28, 2016    6:00 pm - 8:45 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

“A Rx for Sustainable Agile Cultural Transformation
Of a Global Healthcare Corporation” 

          To be presented by

Sameer Anand, MBA, MS
Independent Consultant

       Thursday, April 28, 2016

6:00 – 6:20 PM – Networking; Pizza/drink 
6:20 – 8:45 PM – Program 
8:45 – 9:00 PM – Door-prizes drawing; Networking

Online Registration site: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/35817

Open to Public – 
$5: non-ASQ members to cover pizza/drink cost; 
Free: ASQ members, veterans, senior citizens, past speakers, US PHS Commissioned Corp officers, teachers, students, interns, residents, postdocs, FDA Commissioner’s Fellows, MJ-DC members, NTUAADC members, CAPA members, CKUAADC members, CCACC volunteers/employees, FAPAC members, CBA members, AAGEN members, NCARSQA members, OCA-DC members, and current job-seekers

Location: Kelly’s Deli Conference Center, 7529 Standish Place, Rockville (Derwood, for GPS users), MD 20855

Registration Deadline: Please register by Thursday noon, April 28, 2016.  
Question: Please contact Dr. C.J. George Chang, Chair of Biomed/Biotech SIG, ASQ509; gchang2008@yahoo.com or 240-793-8425 (cell).

Driving directions: By Cars: From I-270 (N or S bound): Take Exit 9A and exit from the FIRST right exit; turn left (east) onto Shady Grove Dr.; turn right (south) onto Rockville Pike (Route 355); turn left (east) onto East Gude Dr.; turn left (north) immediately onto Crabb’s Branch Dr.; turn left (west) immediately onto Standish Place. The first building on your right side is 7519 Standish Place; open parking). The venue is on the first floor of 7529 Building with its external entrance opposite to the left side of 7519 building main entrance. By Metro trains: Off from Red Line Shady Grove Station, and take RideOn Route 59 TOWARD ROCKVILLE and get off from “Calhoun Place” stop. Standish Place is next to the Bus stop. Our venue is within 2 min of walking distance from the stop.

Non-coordinated initiatives around Lean Sigma, change management, and project management had not driven sustainable business performance. Our approach combined these concepts into simple Leadership Fundamentals, bolstered with local Change Agents, and engaged Role Model Leaders. After proving the business value through pilots, we embedded this sustainably across the globe.

Attendees will learn how to move beyond a traditional Lean initiative to a systemic holistic Agile transformation approach that engages employees and leaders, tests the concept through pilots, and uses local change agents to embed sustainable change.  We will discuss how we formulated a set of simple “fundamentals of leadership” for all leaders and employees.  Key elements of this strategy included:  Strategy Execution, Visual Performance Management, and Continuous Improvement.

Speaker’s Bio
Mr. Sameer Anand has led Lean Agile cultural business transformations in multiple cross-functional departments across USA, Brazil, Caribbean and Central America, India, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Venezuela.  He is an ex-Director at GlaxoSmithKline (Roles: Director, Accelerating Delivery and Performance; Director, North America IT Service Delivery Lead; and Director, Data Warehouse Analytics & Exploratory Data Applications. Sameer lives in Fairfax, VA. 

Sameer has an MBA (Honors) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS (full PhD coursework) from the North Carolina State University, and a B Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.  He has certifications in Lean Sigma Master Black Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Professional, and Organization Development Practitioner.  He has presented at multiple IISE conferences and chapters help building sustainability for organizations. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sameeranand)

This event is cosponsored by NTU Alumni Association DC Chapter (www.ntuaadc.org).