ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613 2018-04-11T17:09:52+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 April 18,

Quality Elements in Electric Vehicle Development

Speaker: Barbara Armstrong

Barbara Armstrong has had a career from optimizing rocket parts to Continuous Improvement 6,000 feet below the earth’s surface.  She has worked in automotive quality, engineering and process improvement. She is currently the Sr Manager for Engineering Quality at BYTON, an electric vehicle (EV) start-up in Silicon Valley.  She was previously with Faraday Future, an EV start-up in LA, and spent 15 years with GM & Toyota in a variety of roles including new product development, supplier quality, program management and she was the JD Power Improvement Manager at a high-volume assembly plant.  She has also worked for several years in mining doing Business Improvement.



ASQ SV and ITU Speaker Series – Session Four: Big Data & Analytics April 19th at ITU, 5 – 8 pm

Keynote Speaker Axel Kloth, CEO Scalable Systems Research Labs. 

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.

Panelists are Dan Esbensen a co-Founder of Touch Technologies and co-Founder of the California Health Medical Reserve Corps and LearOnMobile, and Da-Qi Ren of Futurewei Technolgies (high performance computing for big data applications) and a member of ITU Staff. The panel Moderator is Indra Desai. 

Register today for this stimulating session: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6ghqt5nab&oeidk=a07ef7fkv4vdbc5a813

The third installment in the ongoing Partnership of ASQ SV & ITU on Quality: Integrating Quality into Emerging Technologies: IOT, Machine Learning & AI was held on Feb 15, 2018.

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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