6 Sigma World Conference Event

The organizers of the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference believe strongly in the benefit of pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and are very proud to announce that national hero, moon-walker, MIT Engineer, and space exploration advocate Dr. Buzz Aldrin will be joining them for this year’s conference. There have been few efforts in the history humankind that have tested willpower, bravery, and technological capability as thoroughly as landing on the moon. In that endeavor, and in all future endeavors to explore beyond our planet, ingenuity, quality, and efficiency will be paramount.

Buzz Aldrin was one of the first two humans to walk on the Moon on July 21, 1969. He is a former U.S. Air Force officer with the Command Pilot rating. He also went into orbit on the Gemini 12 mission, finally achieving the goals for EVA (space-walk work) that paved the way to the Moon and success for the Gemini program.

In his doctoral thesis at MIT, his dedication read, “In the hopes that this work may in some way contribute to their exploration of space, this is dedicated to the crew members of this country’s present and future manned space programs. If only I could join them in their exciting endeavors!” His perseverance paid off.

Today, at the age of 87, he remains a vocal proponent of a manned mission to Mars, and views his mission to the Moon “not as a destination, but more a point of departure, one that places humankind on a trajectory to homestead Mars and become a two-planet species.”

It is the goal through the conference to encourage the use of the best tools and methodologies available to tackle complexity and achieve real progress by bringing together experts and practitioners not only to teach what has been defined, but to foster a community in which knowledge flows to where it is best utilized.

The Leading Conference on Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement takes place March 29-30 2017 at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, TN, USA.

For more information: www.leanandsixsigma.org