Friday May 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM PDT
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International Technological University (ITU) 
2711 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134

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American Society of Quality SV Mini-Conference 

 Innovations & Cost Impact on the Business Supply Chain

at International Technology University (ITU)

2711 North First St., San Jose 95134 on

May 19th, 2017, 9am to 6pm

ASQ SV Mini-Conference Program Program

ITU Host: Dr. Cornel Pokorny      ASQ SV Hosts: Indra Desai & Marieann Shovlin



Potential Speaker(s)

8:30 - 9:00

Registration & Continental Breakfast - Continental Breakfast provided with registration fee


9:00 - 10:30

Opening Remarks & Keynote: Future of Innovation in Customer Quality

John Latimer, Xilinx

ITU Staff





10:45 - 12:00





Session 1

Track I:  Innovations in Bus Process Mgmt

Process Improvement Tools – Praveen Gupta

Track II: Innovations in SW Development

Software Testing – Doug Hoffman, Chair SSQA

Track III: Integrating Quality & Reliability

Hardware Reliability Innovations – Fred Schenkleberg, FMS Reliability

Track IV: Innovations in Supply Chain

ITU Student Paper

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch Break - Box Lunch provided with registration fee





1:00 - 2:30




Session 2

Track I:  Innovations in Bus Process Mgmt

Innovations in Risk Management - Barry Craner

Track II: Innovations in SW Development

Innovative Software GL Tools – Cornel Pokorny, Chair Engineering, ITU

Track III: Integrating Quality & Reliability

Quality Challenges in the Digital Age – Tools, Tips, Techniques - Manish Mathuria, Infostretch

Track IV: Innovations in Supply Chain

ITU Student Paper




2:45 - 4:15




Session 3

Track I:  Innovations in Bus Process Mgmt

ITU Student Paper

Track II: Innovations in SW Development

Improving Quality through Effective Product Requirements  – Mike Frazier, Frazier Executive Consulting

Track III: Integrating Quality & Reliability

Disruptive Software Development Requirements Now Driving Software Quality– Bob Mueller, RHM & Ops a la Carte

Track IV: Innovations in Supply Chain

ITU Student Paper

4:15 - 5:15

Closing Keynote: Digital Transformation

Ramesh Konda, Forsys & ITU

5:15 - 6:00

Networking - Cookies & Conversation



Conference Registration Cost: $50/regular; Unemployed $25.

No charge for students

First 20 students who register get free ASQ SV membership.

Invited Partners: ASQ Reliability, ASQ Biomedical; ASQ Software Division, APICS; PRG; InfoStretch


  • Regular $50
  • Unemployed $25
  • Students $0

Please register only for yourself and select one meal.

Note: Advance registration ends at midnight Wednesday, May17.

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

The ASQ Silicon Valley Leadership Team hopes to see you all at our mini-conference!

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.