Improvement, data science pros to convene in Atlanta Sept. 19-21
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers opens the three-day event to a wide-ranging field of industrial, management, manufacturing and quality engineers, educators, students, healthcare professionals, consultants, and operational and supply chain managers. Attendees can expect a bevy of speakers, workshops and educational sessions on five topic tracks, all addressing the nexus of process improvement and data analysis.
Three keynote speakers highlight the schedule, including Amelia Mink, founder and CEO of Atlanta-based Data Science Connect, Rich Sheridan, CEO and chief storyteller at Menlo Innovations, and Sze Yee Thong, business excellence director for Flex Global.
Ticketed preconference workshops tee off the event at 8 a.m. Sept. 19: "Explainable AI (XAI) for Data Science and Performance Improvement"
Along with trending, innovative educational sessions, conference attendees will have plenty of chances to mingle with colleagues and make new connections at a slate of networking events. Fun and high-tech combine in an outing at Topgolf Alpharetta at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 (space is limited with advanced signup required).
Attendees follow safety protocols allowing them to return to in-person learning, which was a welcome feature at last year's #Lean6Data2021 conference, also held in Atlanta.
"The conference breakout sessions were fantastic. The break-out sessions and especially the four-person panel all felt like open discussions, conversations. It made for a richer experience,"
"Half of the value of the conference is being able to just talk with your colleagues who work in similar fields and that's just not something that you can do in a virtual arena, said Meredith Wright, manager of corporate accounts for Emory Continuing Education at Emory University. "I think making the connection in person is a lot easier than forming a relationship virtually. There's an element of trust that you struggle to build in a virtual environment. That's just much easier and more natural in person."
"Virtual is great – there's been so many technologies and techniques that everyone has learned being remote – but there's always going to be a need to be able to network and be able to be in contact with people," said Melissa Rosado, a senior research analyst from Charlotte, North Carolina. "Being able to do it in a safe environment and be able to share what's been going on in the industry during the pandemic has been a great experience."
Advance registration savings are available through Sept. 16. For details, go to iise.org/Lean6Data.
About IISE: The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of its members, customers and the profession. For more information about IISE, visit www.iise.org.