September 20, 2018: Greater Detroit Fall Kick-off Meeting with Mano Rao: General Motors Lean Software Engineering

posted Aug 31, 2017, 4:32 PM by webmaster ASQ 1010   [ updated Sep 3, 2018, 8:27 PM ]

Please join ASQ Greater Detroit and the Automotive Division on September 20, 2018 at the Club Venetian hosting Mano Rao, who leads Global Purchasing and Supply Chain development organization at General Motors.

Mano Rao will describe the journey towards implementing Lean Software Engineering practices. The primary goals of these practices are to achieve waste elimination and Built-In Quality, empower teams, and improve time to value delivery. The different elements of Lean Software Engineering practices will be presented at a high level followed by a detailed exploration of software quality assurance.

Mano Rao has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry with experience in software development including operating systems in IBM's Large Systems Division. He joined the Dell Online team in 2000 where he was responsible for various aspects of the eCommerce platform. He went on to leadership roles in the Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT organization at Dell and led the IT team in the reengineering of Dell's supply chain management processes and applications. He moved to HP IT in 2009 to lead the Marketing and Content Management IT organization. Mano did a brief stint as CTO at a startup company in Austin that produced custom wall art. Since January 2013, Mano has been involved with the IT transformation effort at GM. He leads the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain development organization at GM.

Mano earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He has also completed several executive education courses at University of Texas, Austin, and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Admission is FREE !              

             Date:            Thursday, September 20, 2018

              Time:            5:30 - 7:00 PM             

    Location:    Club Venetian

                                      29310 John R. Rd.

                                      Madison Hts., MI 48071 (map)

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