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ASQ Silicon Valley Section is celebrating over 50 years of partnering in quality!  – since 1965

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ASQ Silicon Valley Section

Monthly Dinner Forum September 21,


Speaker: Mr. Patrick Lanthier

Mr. Patrick Lanthier is a leading international HADR (Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief) advisor; focused on Leadership, Planning, and Strategy for the Re-imagined “Comms First” Resilience Model. He is the Lead Program Advisor (8yrs) to the US Pacific Command’s HADR MCIP (Multinational Communications Interoperability Program), with 24 countries, UN, NGO, Industry, and Academia.

PAT LanthierPAT LanthierHe is Founder/Principal of RIVERA/LANTHIER and Associates, advisor to Carnegie Mellon University-Silicon Valley DMI , Co-founder/Chair of the International Emergency Communications & Disaster Management Workshop at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) (8yrs), Member of The United Nations Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications (WGET), and Advisor to the U.S. Marine Corps Experimental Center. He has innovated with dozens of agencies and corporations: DHS, DOD, DOE, DOJ, DOT, State Dept., AT&T, Bell Labs, MITRE, SRI, SAIC, CISCO, etc.

He was Co-Founder & President of Wireless Networks, Inc (WNI), a patented wireless mesh secure transaction network, served on national AT&T/Bell Labs & Pacific Bell/Telesis cellular leadership teams, and led UN & USAI development teams for Price Waterhouse in Africa. Pat has been in 70+ countries, advised the U.N., E.U., ITU, U.S. Congress, FCC, NTIA, Legislatures & Commissions, the National Governor’s Association, Economic Strategy Panels, Emerging Technology Funds, and corporations. He was on the U.S. National Security & Emergency Preparedness Team (NSEP), Chaired the California Network Reliability Team; was the 10-year Public Policy & Technology Director at Pacific Bell, elected 5 times as National Chairman of the U.S. Telephone Association’s Technology Group, and served on the U.S. National Academies Cyber Policy team (Rights & Responsibilities in Networked Communities). Pat also co-led the design of the Extensible Emergency Operations Center (E2OC) for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

Pat is a global university lecturer/author and founding member of IAS (Incident Aide System). He attended the Wharton School, Seton Hall, Golden Gate, San Francisco State, and Cal Polytechnic Universities. He is a sailor, competitive alpine ski racer.

Pat’s mantra is: “Create Synergy; via Leadership, Innovation & Collaboration”.

Special EVENT! Your are invited to attend ITU Presents ASQ Silicon Valley, September 15, 2016 at 6 pm at ITU! This is a free event showcasing ASQ SV members talking with the community about their experiences in industry. See more info in the sidebar…ITU is located at 2711 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134.

Register now: ITU Presents ASQ Silicon Valley

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Section leaders at the January 20 Dinner Forum

ASQ Silicon Valley Education Program – Call for Candidates for Education Chair 

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.

Education Chair Responsibility Summary

The Education Chair is a volunteer and a member of the ASQ SV Leadership Committee (LC) and leads the Education Committee, which has executive authority over the training program within the guidelines set by Education Program Guide.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Chairing the monthly Education Committee meetings
  • Providing the Annual report on the Education Program and on the Instructor ratings
  • Managing the Course Coordinator and Education Program
  • Participation on the ASQ SV LC

Interested candidates may apply with a resume detailing their qualifications to the ASQ SV Chair at

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