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November 07, 2016

THOUGHT LEADER: Alex Jones, Intel

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Alex, Lean Transformation Leader at Intel, is just one of the many esteemed Operational Excellence thought leaders giving his perspective at our event partner, The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit (BTOES17). Giving his talk, 'Integrating Lean and Agile to Transform New Product Development' in the dedicated Business Transformation Summit, we asked him to give us his thoughts on what he hopes to achieve at the Summit...
Tell us about your roles & responsibilities within your organization.

I design, implement, coach, and improve the systems and processes that enable everyone in the organization to execute, standardize, and improve work.

 
What are the critical challenges your presentation will address?

How to bring lean and agile thinking to product development.

 
After your presentation, what are you hoping the attendees will take away with them?

Knowledge work, such as product development, can be thought of as a "factory" with customers, products, and value- and non-value-adding activity.

 
What have been the biggest developments in Operational Excellence in the last 12 months, within your organization?

Application of scrum as a tool to accelerate lean product development.

 
How do you see Operational Excellence developing over the next 5-10 years within your organization?

Expanding the reach of lean product development to dramatically improve cost, quality, and time to market.

 
What 3 key learnings would you like to takeaway from this conference?

1. How are other organizations driving Operational Excellence in general?

2. How are other organizations innovating product development in particular?

3. What are challenges that other organizations are facing with respect to Operational Excellence?

Alex Jones is a Lean Transformation Leader at Intel.  He is responsible for driving organizational and process changes that increase quality, decrease cost, and accelerate time to market across Intel's product development value streams.  Jones joined Intel in 1997 as an Industrial Engineer and has held a variety of positions in manufacturing, technology development, strategic planning, platform architecture, and lean leadership. You can learn more about Alex's involvement at the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit here.


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