ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613 2018-05-10T12:10:06+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 May 16,

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Risks in the Supply Chain

Panel Moderator: Lydia Hultquist

Lydia Hultquist, Founder, Silicon Valley Conflict Minerals & Human Trafficking Forum

Lydia Hultquist has worked with industry-leading companies to develop programs that reduce costs, improve production and ensure compliance, and has more than 20 years of supply chain experience. She was named a CR Magazine 2017 Superstar Winner for Best of the Best Providers and Practitioners in Corporate Responsibility.

Travis Miller, General Counsel, Assent Compliance

Travis Miller is the General Counsel for Assent, a frequent speaker at industry events, and a published author concerning emerging legal matters.  Mr. Miller also has extensive experience in industrial/manufacturing process auditing for environmental, financial, and regulatory risks associated with international trade and commercial transactions.

Christopher Demers – Former Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability, SunPower

Chris is a risk-minded sustainability professional with applied practice in both the private sector and public organizations. He most recently was Senior Manager of Supply Chain Sustainability at SunPower Corporation where he brought risk-based solutions to complex global challenges.

Larry Smith – Supplier Quality, Regulatory Compliance Manager, GE Appliances

Larry is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy class of 1987 with a BS in Physical Science.  He completed 12 years of active Naval service flying the UH-1N, SH-60F, and SH-60H helicopters performing Search and Rescue, Anti-Submarine Warfare, and Combat Search and Rescue missions.  He was also an Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Tactics Instructor for 3 years and is a Gulf War Veteran.

Larry has been with GE Appliances for 19 years having joined their Supplier Quality Organization in January 1999.



ASQ SV and ITU Speaker Series – Session Five: Cloud Computing & Security, June 14th at ITU, 5 – 8 pm

Keynote Speaker Dan Esbensen, co-Founder of Touch Technologies and co-Founder of the California Health Medical Reserve Corps and LearOnMobile

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 Tony Nguyen, AI SME at CISCO Systems and Dong Ming Liang, a member of ITU Staff. The panel Moderator is Indra Desai. 

Register NOW for this thought-provoking session: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6ghqt5nab&oeidk=a07efdp48p4f945b025

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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