Wednesday July 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: Autonomous Cars: QMS Challenges

The electronic contents of modern cars is increasing constantly to a level where the cars in next few years will have electric and electronic content approaching 50% of its value according to some OEMs, versus the mechanical content that dominates today. As cars add driver assist features, telematics, over-the-air-updates and autonomous capability, GB’s of data per day will be generated by dozens of sensors requiring high capacity storage – both on-board and in the cloud.

 With this in mind, the standard body for ‘Automotive Compliance’ has renewed the standard.  The new International Automotive Task Force (IATF) standard 16949 replaces old TS16949 standard and several of the sections now are updated and more focus is placed on avoidance of mistakes and building in quality through design and management commitment.  QMS challenges to get the corporation focused on being a strong supplier to the automotive industry will be discussed during this presentation. 

Note: Copy of June 2017 Dinner Meeting Presentation


   Shekhar Khandekar
Senior Director, Quality, Western Digital



 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 - Presentation  
  • 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, July 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.