Conference Agenda

Pre-Conference Events, Wednesday, September 26

(these sessions are geared mainly for the private sector)

Breakthrough Thinking with Rami Goldratt
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (lunch provided)

Get Your Focus On! with Lisa Scheinkopf
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The two pre-day workshops and the special event with Mr. Nampachi Hayashi are exclusively for attendees of the BUILDING ON SUCCESS 2018 conference.
There is no extra fee to attend.

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8:00AM
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8:30AM
Grand America Hotel | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30AM
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10:00AM
Opening Plenary Session
State of Utah Welcome: Kris Cox, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Management and Budget
Remarks: Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox
Focus. Why Most Problems Don’t Need to be Solved: Kris Cox
10:15AM
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11:05AM
Workshops With a Focus on Government Operations Workshops With a Focus on Private Sector Operations
Imperial A Imperial B Imperial C Imperial D Savoy Murano Milano Riviera Fountain Bleau Imperial Reception C
The Shortcut to SUCCESS in Social Services
Staci Ghneim
Telling Your Story
Jessica Larsen
Isaac Holyoak
Michael Brian
Keira Farrimond
Alex Cabrero
SUCCESS Framework 101
Steve Cuthbert
Greg Gardner
Got Smarts? Using Integrated Workflow Intelligence to Improve Processes and Results
Rick Little
Keep It Simple: Agile Procurement in the Public Sector
Chris Hughes
Windy Aphayrath
Yes, We’ve Always Done It this Way, but…Why not Do It Better, Faster, Cheaper?
Lowell Keig
Extreme Performance, Extreme Collaboration
Andrew Hargrove
Delta Airlines
The Champion's Mindset
William Thomas
Bridgestone Brazil Tire Company
Bulletproof Operations
Alvaro Lozano
Edwin Gonzales
AGP
Graduating More Students at Medgar Evers College
Nancy Oley
Medgar Evers College
11:20AM
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1:15PM
Plenary Lunch Session
Keynote: Noelle Cockett, President, Utah State University
Goldratt Consulting Welcome: Rami Goldratt, Chief Executive Officer
Keynote: Dr. Ajai Kapoor, Partner, Goldratt Consulting
1:30PM
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2:20PM
The Shortcut to SUCCESS in Social Services
Staci Ghneim
Telling Your Story
Jessica Larsen
Isaac Holyoak
Michael Brian
Keira Farrimond
Alex Cabrero
SUCCESS Framework 101
Steve Cuthbert
Greg Gardner
Got Smarts? Using Integrated Workflow Intelligence to Improve Processes and Results
Rick Little
Keep It Simple: Agile Procurement in the Public Sector
Chris Hughes
Apply TOC in Academic Medicine
Heidi Cozart
Randy Cox
FOCUS on First Flight
Mike Thompson
SkyWest Airlines
Accelerating Results in Aerospace R&D
Frank Doerner
The Boeing Company
Paradigm Shifting
Rebecca O'Hara
Gate Gourmet
Removing Family Business Constraints
Aureo Villagra
Goldratt Consulting
2:35PM
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3:25PM
Real People, Real Projects, Real Results
Bryce Bird
Scott Ericson
Marilee Richins
Family Employment
Stephen Lisonbee
Tonia Jones
Making Your Case for Funding
Phil Dean
Nate Talley
and Panel
Marketing With SUCCESS
Jay Kinghorn
Rachel Stone
SUCCESS in Higher Education
Robert Wagner
John Louviere
Apply TOC in Academic Medicine
Heidi Cozart
Randy Cox
30 Years of Success at General Motors
Jeffrey Miller
Kevin Kohls
Reducing the Software Value Gap
Boaz Ronen
Tel Aviv University
Stability in Turbulence
Thomas Hoffmann
Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Bill Crim
Scott McLead
United Way SLC
3:40PM
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4:20PM
Afternoon Plenary Session
Keynote:
Gil West, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Delta Air Lines
David Garrison, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Quality, Planning and Logistics, Delta Air Lines
4:30PM
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5:30PM
Special Event
The Essence of the Toyota Production System: The Roots of Lean
Nampachi Hayashi, Advisor, Toyota Motor Corporation
8:45AM
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9:15AM
Grand America Hotel | Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15AM
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9:45AM
Morning Plenary Session
Welcome & Introduction: Kris Cox
10:00AM
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10:50AM
Workshops With a Focus on Government Operations Workshops With a Focus on Private Sector Operations
Imperial A Imperial B Imperial C Imperial D Savoy Murano Milano Riviera Fountain Bleu Imperial Reception C
Intense Focus Extreme Results
Greg Gardner
Staci Ghneim
Rick Little
Susan Burke
The Truth about IT: Adding Value to the Business
Steve Cuthbert
Mike Hussey
Dr. Ajai Kapoor
Achieving Breakthrough Performance at the Utah State Hospital
Dallas Earnshaw
Madhu Gundlapalli
Alex Knight
Real People, Real Projects, Real Results
Bryce Bird
Scott Ericson
Marilee Richins
Making Your Case for Funding
Phil Dean
Nate Talley
and Panel
SUCCESS in Higher Education
Robert Wagner
John Louviere
The Catalyst of Breakthrough Performance
Gary Adams
Delta Air Lines
The TOC Journey at Sport Zone
Miguel Teles
Sport Zone
Managing Non-Profits for Better Sustainability
Boaz Ronen
Tel Aviv University
Personal Growth Navigator
Nami Sawai
Goldratt Consulting
11:05AM
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11:55AM
Intense Focus Extreme Results
Greg Gardner
Staci Ghneim
Rick Little
Susan Burke
The Truth about IT: Adding Value to the Business
Steve Cuthbert
Mike Hussey
Dr. Ajai Kapoor
Achieving Breakthrough Performance at the Utah State Hospital
Dallas Earnshaw
Madhu Gundlapalli
Alex Knight
Ten Indiators You Are Decorating The Fish
Yishai Ashalag
Goldratt Consulting
Marketing With SUCCESS
Jay Kinghorn
Rachel Stone
Yes, We’ve Always Done It this Way, but…Why not Do It Better, Faster, Cheaper?
Lowell Keig
TBA Leveraging TOC for Breakthrough Success in M&A
Rakesh Sinha
Radhakrishna Jagannath
Godrej Consumer Products
Focus to the Finish Line
Guilherme Almeida
Goldratt Consulting
Measures That Hurt, Measures That Help
Javier Arevalo
Goldratt Consulting
12:15PM
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1:30PM
Plenary Session & Lunch
Special Guest Speaker: Steve Starks, President, Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment
Goldratt Interactive Workshops
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Savoy Murano Riviera Fountain Bleau
Dealing with Uncertainty and Variability
Sridhar Chandra
Leadership for Breakthrough Performance
Andrew Busch
The Haystack Syndrome in Airlines
Jaideep Srivastav
Andy Ferland
Pride and Joy: Using TOC to Improve Healthcare
Alex Knight
Vinny Monteiro

Conference Agenda

Pre-Conference Events, Wednesday, September 26

(these sessions are geared mainly for the private sector)

Breakthrough Thinking with Rami Goldratt
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (lunch provided)

Get Your Focus On! with Lisa Scheinkopf
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The two pre-day workshops and the special event with Mr. Nampachi Hayashi are exclusively for attendees of the BUILDING ON SUCCESS 2018 conference.
There is no extra fee to attend.

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SEPTEMBER 27 SPECIAL EVENT WITH NAMPACHI HAYASHI

The Essence of the Toyota Production System: The Roots of Lean

Thursday, September 27, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

In this exclusive 1-hour workshop, Mr. Hayashi will shed light on the origins of Lean and the ​misunderstandings of the Toyota Production System (TPS). He will also discuss the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and its creator, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt. No matter what industry you are in, whether you are considering or already using TOC, TPS, or Lean, you don’t want to miss the insights you will gain directly from this renowned master of ongoing improvement!

Think on your own, don’t ask easily, don’t answer easily
~Nampachi Hayashi

SEPTEMBER 26 PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

Breakthrough Thinking
A full-day, pre-conference workshop with Rami Goldratt

Wednesday, September 26, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

So much effort, so little improvement.  We are inundated with initiatives. And as nearly all of us have experienced, most of these initiatives will deliver far short of their plan. Too many are trying to solve the wrong problem. Some aim at the right problem, but the solution falls short. Others might have the right problem and a great solution, but fail miserably in execution.

In this full-day workshop, Rami Goldratt provides insights into the TOC tools, roadmap and mindset that guide people through finding and solving the “invisible constraints” – the problems that, when solved, will make an uncontestable improvement for the organization and its stakeholders.

Rami will explain the process and the mindset, share examples from a variety of industries and organization types, and guide you through:

  • Creating a draft of the vicious cycle that is at the root of your organization’s persistent, wicked problems
  • Articulating the core conflict that perpetuates the vicious cycle – this is the ONE THING that demands a solution in order to reverse the vicious cycle
  • Generating ideas on how to solve the conflict – without compromising long term for short term, or one local need for another

Get Your Focus On!
A half-day, pre-conference workshop with Lisa Scheinkopf

Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

This half-day workshop caters to anyone new to the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and delves into the power of focus. More specifically, how to utilize TOC to sharpen your focus on those few critical constraints that have the greatest impact on your organization’s ability to truly improve performance and deliver more value. You will leave the workshop equipped with:

  • An understanding of your organization’s constraint
  • Insights on how much of your organization’s constraint is currently being wasted
  • Ideas on what to do in order to eliminate a significant amount of that waste and break through the barrier to achieve more value and bottom line performance
  • A template to use throughout the conference and beyond to help you determine what to do, and what not to do, to keep your focus on what matters