ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613 2018-08-03T17:58:08+00:00

ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613

ASQ Silicon Valley Section connects quality professionals throughout the year!

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ASQ Silicon Valley Section

Monthly Dinner Forum August 15,

Innovating Quality for the 21st Century

Dr. Harrington has authored over 40 books and numerous software packages related to organizational performance improvement. He worked for IBM for 40 years and was a principal at Ernst & Young for over 10 years. He was CEO of System Corp Inc., a project management software development company, and Define Properties, an organization that designed and built 30 to 60 stories tall buildings. He served as President and Chairman of the Board for The American Society for Quality and International Academy

The father of “Total Quality Control,” Dr. Armand V. Feigenbaum stated: “Harrington is one of those very rare business leaders who combines outstanding inherent ability, effective management skills, broad technology background and great effectiveness in producing results. His record of accomplishment is a very long, broad and deep one that is highly and favorably recognized.”

The author, Tom Peters, stated, “I fervently hope that Harrington’s readers will not only benefit from the thoroughness of his effort but will also ‘smell’ the fundamental nature of the challenge for change that he mounts.”

William Clinton, Past President of the U.S., appointed Dr. Harrington to serve as an Ambassador of Good Will.



ASQ SV and ITU Speaker Series – Session Six: Virtual & Augmented Reality, August 23rd at ITU, 5 – 8 pm

Keynote Speaker: Greg Berkin, CEO of  Silver Screen Cinematics an AR/VR/MR company working with Hollywood content to engage audiences.  www.SilverScreenCinematics.com.

Greg’s company is developing cutting-edge experiences by meshing virtual e-commerce with physical spaces, products and experiences. Silver Screen Cinematics drives Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) to enhance the social buying experience across all modes of device, network and interface. Greg is immersed in VR and AR as a developer for Microsoft Hololens, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony Playstation VR and others. He is also Managing Director for Concours Ventures, a Silicon Valley boutique angel capital group investing and developing VR/AR companies and products.

The fast moving change environment we live in has presented many challenges to our population – from how we manage job and industry losses to how we educate our work force to survive in the changed environment and how we plan our business strategy to succeed in the new world we have created.

Part one: An in-depth look at Virtual & Augmented Reality by Greg Berkin;

Part TwoA VR Experience for the audience; Event Moderator is Indra Desai. 

Register NOW for this thought-provoking and participative session: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6ghqt5nab&oeidk=a07efjtdc025576d5ef

Tony Nguyen’s talk on AI is in this website’s archives  here .


Praveen Gupta | ASQ Fellow        

Letter from the Chair    

Welcome to ASQ Silicon Valley! With over 1000 members, who are working across industries in Silicon Valley and making an impact, we welcome new members from emerging industries including Autonomous Vehicles, Cloud Computing, Internet Security, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning. We host monthly meetings, mini-conferences, industry focus groups, and special activities. Members from this section have contributed to the quality improvement in semiconductors, manufacturing, medical device, software development, and automotive industries.  This sometimes has taken the form of providing with expertise in ISO 9001/13485/14001 like quality or environmental standards for automotive, medical devices, telecommunication, aerospace or other industries, or contributing in daily work at over 200 other companies like Abbott, Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Genentech, Genomic, Google, Intel, Tesla or Xilinx.

I encourage you to get involved & make the quality impact together.

Praveen Gupta
ASQ Fellow


ASQ Silicon Valley Education Program 

Recertification and Education Program Chair – Michele Harms!

Education Program Description

The ASQ Silicon Valley (ASQ SV) Education Program, was initiated in 1997 to support the education and training needs of those interested in quality.  The curriculum provides training in areas covering ASQ certification preparation, ISO Standards, Regulatory requirements, statistical topics and many related areas of quality. The Program is managed and administrated by the Education Committee under the direction of the Education Chair. It includes several methods of classes: classical face to face, web-based/online, and courses customized for specific organizations.

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