Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Biltmore Hotel 
2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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American Society of Quality 

Praveen Gupta
Program Chair
ASQ Silicon Valley - Section 0613


American Society of Quality Dinner Forum 

Speaker Topic: "Integrated Management System"

There are several benefits to having an integrated management system (IMS). i.e. integrating QMS, EMS and other applicable Management systems. In the long term, an IMS helps improve efficiency by removing redundancies of different management systems and save audit costs. Several requirements and processes in an organization can benefit from integration. In this presentation, we will discuss opportunities for integration during the early stages of implementation and truly integrate management systems as organizational maturity evolves. Further, we will discuss how requirements like documented information, internal audits, nonconformance management, corrective action could be integrated. We will present challenges and benefits with implementing IMS. A representative from a reputed certification body also plans to join this presentation and provide insights from registrar's perspective.


Govind Ramu

Mr. Govind Ramu

Govind Ramu is a Senior Director Global Quality Management Systems, SunPower Corporation, San Jose, CA. He is Chair for US TAG TC 176/SC1 on ISO 9000:2015 standards, an ASQ Fellow, More detailed Bio available at http://asq.org/sixsigma/about/govind.html.


 Meeting agenda:

  • 5:00 - 5:30 - Check In & Registration
  • 5:30 - 6:10 - Networking
  • 6:15 - 6:55 - Dinner
  • 6:55 - 7:10 - Section Business: Section Chair,
  • 7:10 - 8:25 - Panel Discussion - Communicating and Influencing Quality   
  • 8:25 - 8:30 - Door Prize drawing

Registration- a three part process:1) having a meal? and 2) select meal if you are having one  3) pay for the meal via PayPal

  • Advance $35
  • Late/Walk-in $40
  • Unemployed $20
  • Presentation only and special guests $0

Note: Advance registration ends at midnight Monday, April 17.

Cancellation Policy: no refunds will be available unless you notify us before Monday night at midnight.

The ASQ Silicon Valley Leadership Team hopes to see you all at our dinner meeting!

Douglas has many years of experience as a consultant, manager, and engineer in the computer and software industries . In addition to teaching, he provides organizational assessments, strategic quality planning, and test planning services. His recent technical work has focused on equivalence class analysis, test oracles, and advanced test automation architectures. He is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide, holds credentials for teaching Computer Science at the college level, and has taught management, technical, and quality assurance related university classes for several Universities on both coasts. He has been very active in the Section's activities; teaching classes, leading the Software TAG (SSQA), and he holds the distinction of being ASQ's SV Section Chair twice. He is also a founder, Lead instructor, and Past President of the Association for Software Testing (AST), an international professional society.