KBD Practice Leader, Honeywell
Ramakrishnan Raman is KBD Practice Leader - HTS Global (China, Czech, India) at Honeywell. He brings (17+years) in working with senior customers and stakeholders, applying thought leadership on engineering, strategic & operational dimensions. Raman has worked as a Lead Systems Engineer & Architect for the design and development of many complex systems globally, working with geographically distributed teams. Raman has championed many organizational initiatives & transformational programs – including Knowledge Based Development / Lean Product Development, Core Platforms/ Reuse Engineering and Systems Engineering Competency Development, making significants impact on product development cycle time & market responsiveness. He is the recipient of the 2010 HTS Annual Leadership Excellence Award.
In manufacturing, Lean is about ensuring efficient flow, from raw materials to finished products. When is flow efficient? When value creation happens, and when value is created unhampered continuously
Will Evans is a world recognized expert in Lean Software, LeanUX, and Lean Startup to global corporations from NYC to Berlin to Singapore. Mr. Evans was previously the Managing Director of TLCLabs, the world's leading Lean Design Innovation consultancy where he has brought Lean Startup, LeanUX, and Design Thinking to large media, finance, and healthcare companies. Will is also the Design Thinker-in-Residence at NYU Stern's Berkley Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he lectures and consults on Design Thinking, Lean UX, and Lean Startup methodologies.
Before TLC, he led experience design and research for TheLadders in NYC. He has over 15 years industry experience in design innovation, user experience strategy and research. His roles include directing UX for social network analytics & terrorism modeling at AIR Worldwide, UX Architect for social media site Gather.com, and UX Architect for travel search engine Kayak.com. He worked at Lotus/IBM where he was the senior information architect, and for Curl - a DARPA-funded MIT project when he was at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.
Many organizations face the challenge of balancing the exploitation of their existing business model and value streams with exploring potentially new value streams. To do that, many have sought me out to bring a combination of design thinking, product design, and Lean Thinking.
Vice President Product Development, FMC Technologies
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Katrina Appell is a learner, researcher, and lean coach with experience in product development and healthcare. She has been a lean coach at the University of Michigan Health System and a senior lean consultant at Optiprise specializing in lean product development.
Katrina has a PhD and MSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a B.S. in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Katrina is past President of the Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering Alumni and Advisory Board at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Lecturer, Department of Business
Business Editor, Lean Enterprise Institute
Cam Ford is an editor, writer, and content manager at the Lean Enterprise Institute, as well as the managing editor of LEI's blog, The Lean Post. He is a journalist by education and a marketer by trade, and blends these two very different types of communication together to oversee the stream of content for LEI's online publications. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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John Drogosz is a product and process development coach at the Lean Enterprise Institute. John has over 20 years of lean manufacturing, product development and above shop floor experience. As Vice President at Liker Lean Advisors, he has led lean transformations in a number of companies across various industries, including Northrop Grumman, Johnson Controls, Areva, Peugeot-Citroen, Tenneco, Johnson Controls, Eaton, Hertz, Schlumberger, Harley-Davidson, Embraer and Caterpillar.
Dr. Drogosz currently teaches classes in LPPD and lean manufacturing for the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He is a contributor to the book Toyota Product Development System by James Morgan and Jeffrey Liker, as well as Liker’s book The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement.
In the past he held a management role in enterprise-wide lean implementation at Delphi Automotive and worked through John Shook’s TWI Network. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s and Ph.D in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.
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