Wednesday June 18, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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2151 Laurelwood Road
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Dennis Mellon
Arrangements Chair
American Society of Quality 

  George Marcel

George Marcel
Program Chair
ASQ Silicon Valley - Section 0613


American Society of Quality Dinner Forum 

Speaker Topic: Predictive Analytics and Quality Applications

The presentation will cover predictive analytics methodology including the API to describe how Big Data is used for machine learning to identify failures in manufacturing by identifying patterns of data that are normal and abnormal.  What are predictive analytics and the myths around machine learning?  There will be use cases that have been successful to solve design, supply chain, and manufacturing issues. 

Bruce will show how to build intelligence based on historical trends to identify failures related to safety, regulatory, and environmental effects.  The speaker will go through an application that was developed and utilized to reduce warranty claim exposure and quick reaction to regulatory/ emission and safety issues. 

The objective to my presentations is a proactive approach with the proper data structure, use cases and lessons learned.

Bruce Shibuya
VP Quality & Reliability


                                                       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 Scheme 

               Early Reg Date - June 13; Adv Reg Date - June 18, Late Reg Date - After June 18

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be available unless
you notify us by midnight Monday before the meeting.

The ASQ Silicon Valley Leadership Team welcomes 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.