Wednesday March 20, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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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:  Designing Quality into Medical Devices

Regardless of the industry, today’s customers demand quality in the products they buy. It’s quintessential to brand development and loyalty.

It’s no surprise then, that high Quality is paramount to Medical Devices – it helps save lives and regulatory bodies worldwide demand it as the law. According to research by McKinsey & Company, the cost of quality in medical devices could be as much as $36 billion (between 6.8% - 9.4% of sales). While one-third of this cost is an investment in ensuring good quality (through design, manufacturing etc.), two-thirds is a direct result cost of poor quality!

This interactive presentation will highlight and discuss the importance of various ‘pillars’ of Quality that should be considered during product design & development. If done right, not only would they lead to delighted customers, safer and efficient healthcare but also reduce the firm’s cost of poor quality.

                                                                          Malik Khan, Director QA
                                                                           Stryker - Endoscopy


                                                       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 - March 13; Adv Reg Date - March 13, Late Reg Date - After March 13

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.