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 to 8:30AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Grand America Hotel
8:30AM to 10:00AM

Opening Plenary Session

Sate of Utah Welcome: Kristen Cox, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
Remarks: Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox
Keynote: Start by Stopping. 7 Solutions to Avoid in Order to Achieve Breakthrough Results, Kristen Cox
10:15AM to 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

Fountainbleau

Imperial Reception C

The Shortcut to SUCCESS in Social Services
Staci Ghneim
Telling Your Story
Jessica Larsen
Issac Holyoak
Michael Brian
Keira Farrimond
Alex Cabrero
SUCCESS Framework 101
Steve Cuthbert
Greg Gardner
Got Smarts? The Use of 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, Cheapter?
Lowell Keig
Extreme Performance, Extreme Collaboration
Andrew Hargrove
The Champion's Mindset
William Thomas
Bulletproof Operations
Alvaro Lozano
Edwin Gonzalez
Graduating More Students at Medgar Evers
Nancy Oley
11:20AM to 1:15PM

Plenary Lunch Session

Keynote: USU Quality Workforce Initiative for Student Success, President Noelle Cockett, Utah State University
Goldratt Consulting Welcome: Rami Goldratt, Chief Executive Officer, Goldratt Group
Keynote: It’s A Miracle!, Dr. Ajai Kapoor, Partner, Goldratt Consulting
1:30PM to 2:20PM

Imperial A

Imperial B

Imperial C

Imperial D

Savoy

Murano

Milano

Riviera

Fountainbleau

Imperial Reception C

The Shortcut to SUCCESS in Social Services
Staci Ghneim
Telling Your Story
Jessica Larsen
Issac Holyoak
Michael Brian
Keira Farrimond
Alex Cabrero
SUCCESS Framework 101
Steve Cuthbert
Greg Gardner
Got Smarts? The Use of Integrated Workflow Intelligence to Improve Processes and Results
Rick Little
Keep it Simple: Agile Procurement in the Public Sector
Chris Hughes
Windy Aphayrath
Applying TOC in Academic Medicine
Heidi Cozart
Randy Cox
FOCUS on First Flight
Mike Thompson
Accelerating Results in Aerospace R&D
Frank Doerner
Paradigm Shifting
Rebecca O'hara
Removing Family Business Constraints
Aureo Villagra
2:35PM to 3:25PM

Imperial A

Imperial B

Imperial C

Imperial D

Savoy

Murano

Milano

Riviera

Fountainbleau

Imperial Reception C

Real People, Real Projects, Real Results
Bryce Bird
Scott Ericson
Clint Bunnell
Family Employment
Stephen Lisonbee
Tonia Jones
Making Your Case for Funding
Phil Dean
Nate Talley
and Panel
Marketing with SUCCESS
Jay Kinghorn
Rachel Stone
Elaboration of USU's Quality Workforce Initiative for Student Success
Robert Wagner
John Louviere
Applying TOC in Academic Medicine
Heidi Cozart
Randy Cox
30 Years of Success at General Motors
Jeffrey Miller
Kevin Kohls
Managing the Portfolio of Information Technology (IT) Solutions
Boaz Ronen
Stability in Turbulence
Thomas Hoffmann
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Bill Chrim
Scott McLeod
3:40PM to 4:20PM

Afternoon Plenary Session

Keynote: Keep Climbing, Gil West, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Delta Air Lines
& David Garrison, Senior Vice President, Delta Connection, Delta Global Services, and CEO Endeavor Air
4:30PM to 5:30PM

Special Event

The Essence of the Toyota Production System: The Roots of Lean, Nampachi Hayashi, Advisor, Toyota Motor Corporation
8:45AM to 9:15AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Grand America Hotel
9:15AM to 9:45AM

Morning Plenary Session

Welcome and Presentation of SUCCESS Awards: Kristen Cox
10:00AM to 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

Fountainbleau

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
Clint Bunnell
Making Your Case for Funding
Phil Dean
Nate Talley
and Panel
Elaboration of USU's Quality Workforce Initiative for Student Success
Robert Wagner
John Louviere
The Catalyst of Breakthrough Performance
Gary Adams
The TOC Journey at Sport Zone
Miguel Teles
Value Creation in Non-Profit Organizations
Boaz Ronen
Personal Growth Navigator
Nami Sawai
11:05AM to 11:55AM

Imperial A

Imperial B

Imperial C

Imperial D

Savoy

Murano

Milano

Riviera

Fountainbleau

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
Family Employment
Stephen Lisonbee
Tonia Jones
Marketing with SUCCESS
Jay Kinghorn
Rachel Stone
Yes, We've Always Done It This Way, But... Why Not Do It Better, Faster, Cheapter?
Lowell Keig
10 Indicators You are Decorating the Fish
Yishai Ashlag
Leveraging TOC for Breakthrough Results in M&A
Rakesh Sinha
Radhakrishna Jagannath
Focus on the Finish Line
Guilherme Venanzi De Almeida
Measures That Hurt, Measures That Help
Javier Arevalo
12:15PM to 1:30PM

Plenary Lunch Session

Special Guest Speaker: Steve Starks, President, Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment
2:00PM to 4:00PM

Goldratt Interactive Workshops

Savoy

Murano

Riviera

Milano

Dealing with Uncertainty
Sridhar Chandrasekaran
Leadership and Culture to Sustain the Change
Andrew Busch
The Haystack Syndrome of Metrics in Large Organizations
Jaideep Srivastav
Andy Ferland
Pride and Joy: Using TOC to Improve Healthcare
Alex Knight
Vinney 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