Enterprise Transformation: Closing the Gap between Knowledge and Implementation
This annual event is the premier conference on lean enterprise thinking, bringing together researchers and practitioners from industry, government and academia, to share lessons learned, research findings and the latest tools and techniques, which enable the architecting of and transformation to lean enterprises.
The main theme of the 2007 LAI Annual Conference is "Enterprise Transformation: Closing the Gap between Knowledge and Implementation". There is deep understanding of the challenges associated with enterprise transformation, but questions remain about the approaches for articulating the future enterprise state, selecting a future state, and managing the enterprise transformation. To transform an enterprise, this gap needs to be bridged.
At LAI's 21st annual conference, participants will learn how to bridge this gap and transform their organizations.
Several leaders in transformation will provide their insights and lessons learned from experience at this year's conference.
| Vice Admiral Walter B. Massenburg
who was the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command will speak on Wednesday morning, April 18th about the US Naval Aviation Enterprise.
|MIT Professor and Author of The Relisient Enterprise, Dr. Yossi Sheffi, will speak on Wednesday morning, April 18th.||Jim Albaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems will speak on Thursday, April 19th.|
General Session Speakers:
On Thursday morning, April 19th, Rear Admiral Mark Skinner, Commander Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division will speak in a joint session with Col. Kenneth Moran, AFMC AFSO21 Leader, USAF in a session titled Lean Implementation in the Department of Defense: AFSO21 and Airspeed. The session will be chaired by Maj. Mark Davis, USAF - MIT.
The Breakout Sessions:
Breakout Sessions for the LAI Annual Conference will take place Wednesday April 18 and Thursday April 19, with the following themes:
Enterprise Integration Enabled by IT - Session Chair Jayakanth "JK" Srinivasan, MIT
Integrated Systems Frameworks for Enabling Lean Enterprise Transformation - Session Chair Ted V. Shoepe, USAF
Managing Flexibility and Uncertainty - Session Chair Mark Bowie, Boeing
Lean Transformations in Various Organization Settings - Session Chair Professor Joe Sussman, MIT
Transforming Supplier Networks - Session Chair Dr. Kirk Bozdogan, MIT
Enterprise Metrics - Session Chair Dr. Donna Rhodes, MIT
Organizational Challenges of Lean Transformation - Session Chair Ida Gall, Pratt & Whitney
Pushing Lean Thinking throughout the Enterprsie: Case Studies of Tools for Lean Enterprise Transformation- Session Chair Chris Glazner, MIT
Lean Process Optimization - Session Chair Dr. Kirk Bozdogan, MIT
Managing and Leading Enterprise Change - Session Chair, Jacqueline Candido, LAI-EdNet
Lean Enterprise Transformation across the Entire Aircraft Lifecycle - Session Chair Caroline Lamb, MIT
Lean Applications for Program Success - Session Chair Tom Shields, MIT
The Role of Leadership in Transforming Enterprises - Session Chair, Tom Bednar, Rockwell Collins (ret.)
LAI's Executive Board will gather in an all-day meeting April 17 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. A reception and dinner will follow for Executive Board members.
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina is located in Cambridge, Maryland. The 400-room luxury hotel offers six food and beverage outlets, an 18-hole championship golf course, 150 slip marina, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and 35,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is located about an hour and a half drive from Baltimore's BWI airport.
Note: Hotel reservations may be made through the hotel via phone or website listed below. LAI has obtained a discounted room block. For information see below.
Sponsors for the 2007 LAI Annual Conference are: