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Please note, we are continuing to communicate with and confirm presenters and timings. The conference schedule is subject to change up until the day of the conference. We will update with presentation descriptions soon.

Day 1, Sunday, July 14th - Click here for Day 1 descriptions

  Basics Track
8:00 to 8:45 Registration and Breakfast- Red Oak Foyer 
8:45 to 9:00 Conference Opening and Board Chair Welcome - Dr. Lisa Lang - Chair of the Board - Red Oak Ballroom
9:00 to 9:15 Sponsor Message- Red Oak Ballroom
9:15 to 10:00

Debra Smith
Thriving on The Edge of Chaos
How understanding Complex Adaptive Systems adds to the TOC BOK and is a natural progression of learning

Red Oak Ballroom

10:00 to 10:15 Sponsor Message- Red Oak Ballroom
  Red Oak B and C Trillium Bluestem Hazelnut  Red Oak A 
10:25 to 11:25 Simple Games to Experience How TOC Moves Us Along the Productivity Journey - Russ Johnson Demand Driven Workshop - Debra Smith
Even the Sky is Not the Limit – A Day with Dr K.; part 1 - Kelvyn Youngman What is blocking the real potential of TOC? - Lisa Ferguson and Mickey Granot  TOC and DBR Basics Workshop - Eli Schragenheim
11:25 to 12:25 Why-oh-why do so few managers know about TOC? - Ian Heptinstall
12:25 to 1:50 Lunch- Burnham Dinging Room - Exhibition Hall opens- Red Oak Foyer
  Red Oak B and C Trillium Bluestem Hazelnut  Red Oak A
1:50 to 4:25 Med Lab Simulation: Applying TOC concepts to a complex hands-on environment - Russ Johnson
Selling Blue Ocean Projects Humberto R. Baptista
Even the Sky is Not the Limit – A Day with Dr K.; part 2 - Kelvyn Youngman
Reality Engineering and Magic Druids -James Powell
CCPM Basics Workshop - Joe Cooper
4:35 to 5:20

A PM and IT discussion on The Phoenix Project

Red Oak Ballroom

7:00 to 9:00 Opening Day Reception (Prairie River Restaurant and Patio)

Day 2, Monday, July 15th - Click here for Day 2 descriptions

  DBR Track Ventures Track CCPM Track ThroughPut Accounting (TA) Track Basics Track
8:00 to 8:30  Registration and Breakfast- Red Oak Foyer 
8:30 to 9:00 Morning announcements - TOC 2.0: Introducing the Alex Rogo levels - Kobus van der Zel - Red Oak Ballroom
9:00 to 10:00

Edy Aparecido, Priscila de Souza Oliveira, and Marcelo Tocci Moreiral, Embraer
E-Jets E2 Program Development

Red Oak Ballroom

  Red Oak B and C Trillium
Bluestem Hazelnut Red Oak A
10:15 to 10:45 Retail Market Offer - Investment Banking - Alan Barnard
Re-engineering and creating Shareholder Value at a Diamond Mine using Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Activity Based Costing (ABC) - Robert Bolton

The Case Study of TOC Equity Partners - (CS) Dr. Lisa Anne Ferguson and Henry Fitzhugh Camp Basic Supply Chain Management for newcomers to TOC part 1 - Eli Schragenheim
10:50 to 11:20 Paradigm shift vs. Shifting Paradigm and its application in implementing DBR - Mickey Granot “Octopus for Coke Ovens” - A productivity innovation case for online flue temperature in Stamped Charged Coke Oven Operations - Abhishek Kumar and Ranjan Kumar Singh Goldratt UK, ViAGO and WiseTech Global “Put the Hammer down” on SPE - Andy Watt
Piaget and Goldratt: Structuralism and Subordination - Making TOC Work for You - Kelvyn Youngman
11:30 to 12:15 

James Powell, Chief Productivity Officer, WiseTech: Achieving Viable Vision 
WiseTech Chief Productivity Officer James Powell will discuss WiseTech's journey from garage to achieving the Viable Vision multiple years in a row.

Red Oak Ballroom

12:15 to 1:50 Lunch - Burnham Dinging Room - - - Exhibition Hall opens - Red Oak Foyer
1:50 to 2:35

Mr. Sudhanshu Saraf, CEO, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. 
Recently promoted to CEO, Mr. Saraf will tell the story of how he applied TOC principles and transformed JSPL.

Red Oak Ballroom

  Red Oak B and C Trillium
Bluestem Hazelnut Red Oak A
2:45 to 3:25 A New TOC Decisive Competitive Edge (NK) - Henry Camp Extreme DBR - Duncan Patrick and and Jack Warchalowski, CMS Montera Inc. DevelFlow: Software Development Going Beyond Agile with TOC - Fabio Roseiro and Humberto R. Baptista TOC Consulting Best Practices, from the client perspective - Alejandro Fernandez Basic Supply Chain Management for newcomers to TOC part 2 - Eli Schragenheim
3:30 to 4:00 TOC Consultants’ Adventure Through Cashflow Quadrant - (CS) Mindaugas Voldemaras and Gediminas Balodas
Using Dynamic Buffer Management (DBM) to reduce shortages and surpluses in book publishers' supply chain - Dr. Alan Barnard, CEO, Goldratt Research Labs
JacoBen Vosloo, Simulation Expert, Goldratt Research Labs
Laura Pennock at Macmillan Publishing
Kyle Marx, VP at Readerlink

How to Tame a Dragon! Framing and delivering a complex and highly volatile Tech project on time in a short time with CCPM - (CS) Andrew Kay and Daniel Heerding Resolving The TOC (Balance Flow) Vs. Lean (Balance Capacity) Conflict - Russ Johnson
4:00 to 4:35 Exhibit Hall- Red Oak Foyer 
4:35 to 5:20 Mr. SR Mukherjee, CEO, Tata Advanced Materials Ltd.
Tata Advanced Materials Ltd. used TOC principles to double its operational productivity, turn around from loss making to profit making, and sustained the profit increase over the last four years! 
5:30 to 6:00 General Membership Meeting- Red Oak Ballroom
Evening Day 2 Fun Activities - Night Golf or Bowling

Day 3, Tuesday, July 16th - Click here for Day 3 descriptions

 
Government Track
Health Track
ThroughPut Accounting (TA) Track Basics Track
8:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast- Red Oak Foyer 
8:30 to 8:45 Morning announcements- Red Oak Ballroom
8:45 to 9:30

James Cox
Using the Theory of Constraints to solve ill-structured (wicked, chronic) problems: A healthcare example

Red Oak Ballroom

9:30 to 9:40
Sponsor Message- Red Oak Ballroom
  Red Oak B and C Trillium Bluestem Hazelnut Red Oak A
9:50 to 10:20 Demand Driven Concepts - Christoph Lenhartz Leveraging TOC in Texas Government – Our Productivity Journey -Alfredo Mycue
How a doctor implemented TOC and improved his ophthalmologic practice over 50% in a few weeks - Gustavo Bacelar
 A TOC Throughput Accounting Practice Case Study  “Boosting sales, productivity and profits by 50% in less than 6 weeks and ongoing” Introducing Throughput Compression and a Pricing Decision Support Tool - (CS) Andrew Kay
Basics of Throughput Accounting Workshop - Beau Ganas
10:25 to 10:55

Project Management the TOC Way - Philip Marris

Utilizing TOC to Improve Sub-Recipient Monitoring at the Texas Workforce Commission - Jonathan Coneby
Using TOC to improve the delivery of chemotherapy for cancer treatments in a large public hospital - Vicky Mabin
Cost is not a dirty word:  Bringing procurement into the Throughput World - (HP) Ian Heptinstall
11:05 to 11:15
Sponsor Message- Red Oak Ballroom
11:15 to 12:00

Ian Visser and Alan Barnard
Viable Vision at Premier Foods

Red Oak Ballroom

12:00 to 1:25 Lunch - Burnham Dinging Room - - - Exhibition Hall opens - Red Oak Foyer
1:30 to 2:15  

Justin Roff-Marsh
Why Management Attention can never be the Constraint and why "Constraint" and "CCR" must always be synonymous

Red Oak Ballroom

2:20 to 3:05

 

Eli Schragenheim, Henry Camp, and Rocco Surace
Three complementing views coming from three different perspectives of TOC; "Management attention" as the ultimate constraint

Red Oak Ballroom

  Red Oak B and C Trillium
Bluestem Hazelnut  Red Oak A
3:15 to 3:45

Advanced Throughput Accounting Workshop - Beau Ganas and Brad Stillahn

Tools and techniques that could enable your vision for improvement and overall operations - Alfredo Mycue
How I Used TOC to Guide My Daughter’s Healing Through The Worst Disease You Never Heard Of - (CS) Brian Delfield
The Invisible made Visible: understanding, challenging and expanding fundamental processes - the Focusing Steps - through the Strategy and Tactic Tree. - Humberto R. Baptista
Thinking Processes Basics - Vicky Mabin 
3:45 to 4:30  Exhibit Hall- Red Oak Foyer 
4:35 to 5:05 Hi-Heat Industries, Inc. Case Study - Debra Smith
New insights on Good Constraints and Bad Constraints through the eyes of TOC and the Cynefin Framework - (NK) Steve Holt and Russell Field
Better Than Before (B2B) - Ravi Gilani
5:15 to 6:00
Case study on the consumer products division of Bajaj Electricals Ltd.- Red Oak Ballroom
6:30 to 9:00
Award banquet- Pavilion 

Day 4, Wednesday, July 17th - Click here for Day 4 descriptions

8:00 to 8:30
Registration and Breakfast- Red Oak Foyer
8:30 to 8:45 Morning announcements- Red Oak Ballroom
8:45 to 9:45

Gerald Kendall
Impact

Red Oak Ballroom

9:50 to 10:35

Building on the Legacy of Eli Goldratt - Where is TOC today? Where will TOC be tomorrow?

Red Oak Ballroom

Red Oak B and C Trillium
Bluestem Hazelnut  Red Oak A
10:45 to 11:15 Increasing Productivity Through Use of Day-to-Day Thinking Process Tools - Kathy Austin Open to Buy – Friend or Foe? - Fabio Roseiro and Humberto R. Baptista

Academics Round-table Meeting
Prescription for Growth
Justin Roff-Marsh
Building a Sales Machine to Out-communicate your Competitors (Part 1)



11:20 to 11:50
Accelerating Results - Integrating TOC, Lean, and Six Sigma to achieve leadership alignment and buy-in - Max Krug
Mind Your Mind - (NK) Deepak Sethi

Healthcare Round-table Meeting
11:50 to 1:05 Lunch - Burnham Dinging Room - - - Exhibition Hall opens - Red Oak Foyer
Red Oak B and C  Trillium Bluestem Hazelnut  Red Oak A
1:05 to 1:35 Japanese and TOC, POOGI start from "Harmony Building" - (CS) Satoru Murakami Improving quantitative reasoning skills one student at a time - (NK) Danilo Sirias
Government Round-table Meeting
Fast Tracking a new product in Finance - (HP) Robert Bolton
Prescription for Growth
Justin Roff-Marsh
Building a Sales Machine to Out-communicate your Competitors (Part 2)

1:45 to 2:15

Kaoru Watanabe
Best Marriage, TOC and Digital Technology

Red Oak Ballroom

2:15 to 2:30 

Conference Closing- Red Oak Ballroom

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