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November PDM – W. Edwards Deming’s Red Beads

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST


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Dave Northcutt, ASQ CQE, INFORMS CAP

Steve Mazzuca, Board Certified Principal Data Scientist, IBM Corp.

Dr. Deming used the Red Bead Experiment to clearly and dramatically illustrate several points about poor management practices.  Join us as we re-enact this historic experiment.

Dave Northcutt is a retired Industrial Statistician with over 35 years of experience driving improvements in the IT industry.  Dave was most recently an IBM Distinguished Engineer specializing in data analysis, predictive modelling, and continual improvement in IBM’s services business.  Dave has worked with teams around the world to help them improve their businesses by helping them to understand their data.  Throughout his career, Dave has always sought to make the teams he worked with self-sufficient, not simply give them the answers.  Dave holds Master’s degrees in Economics (Northwestern), Computer Science (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago), and Statistics (Rutgers).

Steve Mazzuca is a Principal Data Scientist with IBM. He has a technical background that combines hands-on experience and knowledge of data analysis, quality management, process improvement and Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques which he uses to drive continual improvement into IBM account management. He is recognized as a leader who is able to work with diverse, global teams to drive improved quality of delivery in a measurable and sustainable fashion. He currently is leading  a team providing support to one of IBM’s largest outsourcing clients. He is also an inventor with 6 patents and 1 pending.He sits on the Technical Advisory Boards for SUNY College at New Paltz and SUNY Ulster Community College as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled.


November 14, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
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River Station Restaurant
1 North Water St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States
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