NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017

NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Thursday, November 3, 2016

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm | Presentation | Room: Forum 3-5

Using Processes to Supercharge Innovation

Presented by: David Hamme


Process improvement tools are used extensively across the business world to capture efficiency goals. However, processes are far more powerful constructs than simple aids to reduce cost, improve quality, and increase throughput. In fact, processes are foundational to understanding how value is created in an organization - and more importantly what can be changed to rev up the value creation engine in any organization.

In this session, David Hamme - the Shingo Award Winning Author of Customer Focused Process Innovation presents his process-based approach to identify how an organization operates today, understand what the customer wants, plot a strategically viable course of action, and build an innovation portfolio to focus the energies and resources of the organization on the most promising opportunities. In order to demonstrate this approach in a real world example, David Hamme will share his experiences at EchoPark - an innovative automobile retailer that is rapidly changing how consumers buy and service their vehicles.

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • Define the operational capabilities of their organization and utilize this foundational framework to plan improvements
  • Capture insights on the customer and plot potential enhancements to products/services to delight the customer and thwart the competition
  • Communicate improvements in a manner that eliminates confusion and mitigates occurrences of the strategy execution gap
  • Utilize a proven process-based method to make strategic and operational decisions efficiently, allocate resources, and determine the improvement focuses of the organization
  • Introduce continual improvement into planning processes including strategy, initiative creation, and ongoing adjustments throughout business cycles

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 David Hamme

David Hamme

Managing Director
Ephesus Consulting

David Hamme is the Managing Director of Ephesus Consulting, a boutique-consulting firm based out of Charlotte, North Carolina that focuses on driving game-changing initiatives for its clients. David is the creator of a pioneering approach to innovation, which is presented in his book Customer Focused Process Innovation (McGraw Hill). For its contributions to the field of Operational Excellence, Customer Focused Process Innovation received the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. Prior to founding Ephesus, David worked stints as a management consultant for Ernst & Young and The North Highland Company. His consulting work spans Strategic Planning, Process Improvement, Change Management, and Enterprise Wide Cost Reduction.

David's 2016 Presentations:

  1. Using Processes to Supercharge Innovation
    Thursday, November 3, 2016 (2:10 pm – 3:10 pm)

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