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DISCOVER LEAN BUSINESS TIPS FROM 60+ WORLD CLASS BUSINESS & INDUSTRY EXPERTS TO HELP YOU WITH VISUAL PROBLEM-SOLVING YOUR PROCESSES

We all work to provide value for our customers and continuously improve our processes.  The Virtual Lean Summit is designed to provide you with a wealth of practical applications that you can use right away at work.  Come learn visual problem-solving skills that will help give you an edge in your work.  This summit is for those new to Lean as well as the seasoned professionals.  Learn skills, frameworks, and tools that will help you improve what you have to offer others.

This event will bring together the some of the best Lean and business experts in the world to reveal to you what the top companies and consultants are doing to create a Lean culture.

The Virtual Lean Summit is FREE to attend.

  • FREE* ONLINE EVENT | JULY 19-24, 2021

Join people just like YOU from around the world and strengthen your ability to identify problems, creatively solve those problems, and then manage the implementation of your solutions to add customer value, process efficiency and effectiveness, and empower your teams TODAY!

* Every day during the 19th-24th of July, 2021 Summit, you'll receive an email with the link to watch the free videos that day. The videos will be locked after 24 hours. You will also be provided with opportunity to purchase the "All-Access Pass" package and watch all sessions anytime.

our Agenda with our Featured Experts 
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DAY 1 - Lean Visual Problem-Solving Tools

Jared Thatcher & Guests

LIVE SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 6:30-7:30 AM PST

The Virtual Lean Summit Kick-Off Live Session (with live audience interaction)


Professor David A. Shore

LIVE KEYNOTE SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 7:30-9:00 AM PST | 10:30-12:00 PM EST

KEYNOTE: A Scalable Framework for Problem Solving, Change, and Sustainability


Bjarne Berg Wig

LIVE SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 9:00 AM PST 

Meet the Future with Better Organizational Learning


Kiran Kachela

POST-SUMMIT SESSION: TBD

Communicating with Impact: Powerful Lean Tools for Visual Communication


Jorge Luis Fonseca

LIVE SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 11:00 AM PST

Lean - Visual Management


Samuel Crescêncio

LIVE SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 12:00 PM PST

Facing change! How to Align Strategy, Management and Engineering to Maximize Value Delivery


Tracy O'Rourke

LIVE SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 1:00 PM PST

Using Task Boards to Build Better Leader Behaviors


Tracy Defoe

LIVE SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 2:00 PM PST

Patterns for Daily Improvement - Beyond What We Can See


Michelle Hlywa

LIVE SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 4:00 PM PST

The Cardinal Rule: My Lean Journey to Redemption


MEET & GREET

LIVE SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 5:00 PM PST

COME AND MEET OTHER AUDIENCE MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND DOWN THE STREET


Horia Slușanschi

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 6:00 PM PST

The Magic of the A3's


Ritsuo Shingo

LIVE SESSION: Monday, July 19th, @ 7:00 PM PST

A Conversation About Lean Leadership: Shingo's 5 Step Problem Solving


Mike Denison

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Monday, July 19th

Turning to Science in Problem Solving


Rick Bohan

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Monday, July 19th

Encourage Employee Engagement with 5S Self-Audits


Muhammad Khurram

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Monday, July 19th

TPM a Way Forward Towards Zero Accidents, Zero Waste, Zero Breakdowns, and Zero Defects


Manoel de Queiroz Cordon Santos

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Monday, July 19th

Seeing the Invisible


Roel Blankers

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Monday, July 19th

Lean Meets Process Mining: Process Improvements in a Digital Age


DAY 2 - Design Thinking & Innovation Problem-Solving Tools

Erlin Kakkanad

LIVE SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th, @ 8:00 AM PST

Fostering a Culture of Creative Thinking in Problem-Solving


JC Quintana

LIVE SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th, @ 9:00 AM PST

Design Thinking: Foundation for Lean Six Sigma


Gemma Jones

LIVE SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th, @ 10:00 AM PST

Yes You Can Draw!!! How to Improve Your Visual Process Mapping


Patrick Adams

LIVE SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th, @ 11:00 AM PST

Lean Product Development Events: Steps to Drive Innovation and Transformation in Your Business


Gwendolyn Galsworth

LIVE SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th, @ 12:00 PM PST

Facing Change! How to Align Strategy, Management and Engineering to Maximize Value Delivery


Elisabeth Swan

LIVE SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th, @ 1:00 PM PST

How to Up Your Problem-Solving Skills with Improv Basics


Bella Englebach

LIVE SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th, @ 2:00 PM PST

Thinking Divergently and Convergently: Building a Creative Rhythm into Your PDCA Cycle


MEET & GREET

LIVE SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th, @ 3:00 PM PST

COME AND MEET OTHER AUDIENCE MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND DOWN THE STREET


Simon Banks

LIVE SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th, @ 4:00 - 5:30 PM PST

KEY NOTE - Design Doing: Identifying the Right Problem and Creating Empathy with the Customer


Tim Hampton

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th

What is SCAMPER? How to Use Seven Distinct Approaches to Visualize Creative Solutions to Problems


Sarah Ajani

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th,

Design Sprints: Discovering New Products in your Innovation Sweet Spot


Digna Peña

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Tuesday, July 20th,

The Process of Organizing the Voice of the Client

DAY 3 - Storytelling & Change Management For Buy-In

Lee Rubin

LIVE SESSION: July 21th, Wednesday, @ 7:00 AM PST

KEYNOTE: Storytelling to Build Stronger Teams


MEET & GREET

LIVE SESSION: July 21st, Wednesday, @ 8:00 AM PST

COME AND MEET OTHER AUDIENCE MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND DOWN THE STREET


Waleed Mazen

LIVE SESSION: July 21th, Wednesday, @ 9:00 AM PST

The Lean Journey: Snowball the Buy-in Process


Derek McIntire

LIVE SESSION: July 21th, Wednesday, @ 10:00 AM PST 

The Turnaround of a 40 Year Old Manufacturing Facility – The 3 Phases Utilized


Mike Denison

LIVE SESSION: July 21st, Wednesday, @ 11:00 AM PST

The 4 Keys for Leading Teams in Problem Solving


Andrew Koenig

LIVE SESSION: July 21th, Wednesday, @ 12:00 PM PST 

Becoming a Lean-Thinking Organization: How to Get Executive Leadership Buy-In


Rich Sheridan

LIVE SESSION: July 21th, Wednesday, @ 1:00 PM PST 

The Power of Storytelling: The Menlo Innovations Story


Tamar Nelson

LIVE SESSION: July 21th, Wednesday, @ 4:00 PM PST 

Operational Resilience and Sustainability


Samantha Barr

LIVE SESSION: July 21th, Wednesday, @ 5:00 PM PST 

The Moven Change Story Framework: Simplify Complex Change Using the Change Story Tool


Parmeet Singh Sood

LIVE SESSION: July 21th, Wednesday, @ 7:30 PM PST 

Implementing Lean from the Top Down


Ira Koretsky

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: July 21th, Wednesday 

KEY NOTE - Influence to the Power of Story: How to Engage, Inspire, and Influence Your Audiences with Stories


Paul W. Critchley

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: July 21th, Wednesday 

Using Stories to Build Instant Credibility

DAY 4 - Agile Visual Problem-Solving Tools

Ole Hopp

LIVE SESSION: Thursday, July 22, @ 9:00 AM PST

Stacey Matrix and 5 Whys - Tackle the Real Problem


Pamela Dukes

LIVE SESSION: Thursday, July 22, @ 10:00 AM PST

Being Authentically Lean and Agile


MEET & GREET

LIVE SESSION: July 22th, Thursday, @ 11:00 AM PST

COME AND MEET OTHER AUDIENCE MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND DOWN THE STREET


Allison Greco

LIVE SESSION: Thursday, July 22, @ 12:00 PM PST

Improvement at the Speed of Pandemic


Horia Slusanschi

LIVE SESSION: Thursday, July 22, @ 6:00 PM PST

Agile & Lean: A Harmony of Mindsets


Arman Grigoryan

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Thursday, July 22

Agile Metrics and Their Usage in
Day-to-Day Activities


Alena Keck

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Thursday, July 22

Obeya in the Age of Digital: The Magic of Program Increment (PI) Planning

DAY 5 - Kata Coaching, Leadership Coaching, & TWI

Samer Hamadeh

LIVE SESSION: Friday, July 23rd, @ 7:00 AM PST

Breakout Session - Learning Culture Mirror


Drasko Zivkovic

LIVE SESSION: Friday, July 23rd, @ 8:00 AM PST

Rethinking Consultancy - Lean Meets Digital


Jamie V. Parker

LIVE SESSION: Friday, July 23rd, @ 9:00 AM PST

Transition from DOING Problem Solving to COACHING Problem Solving


Adam Lawrence

LIVE SESSION: Friday, July 23rd, @ 10:00 AM PST

The Wheel of Sustainability: Engaging and Empowering Teams to Produce Lasting Results


Dennis Gawlik

LIVE SESSION: Friday, July 23rd, @ 11:00 AM PST

Executive Coaching: Some Differences In Approach


Gwendolyn Galsworth

LIVE SESSION: Friday, July 23rd, @ 2:00 PM PST

Visual Problem Solving: Many Minds / Many Solutions


MEET & GREET

LIVE SESSION: July 23rd, Friday, @ 3:00 PM PST

COME AND MEET OTHER AUDIENCE MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND DOWN THE STREET


D.J. Kim

LIVE SESSION: Friday, July 23, @ 4:00 PM PST

My Reflection on My Lean Journey and Next Steps (Featuring LinkedIn)


Tracey Richardson

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Friday, July 23rd

The "Thinking and Doing" Behind Toyota's Culture of People Development


Paul Dunlop

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Friday, July 23rd

The Wonders of Leader Standard Work


Jenn Tankanow

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Friday, July 23rd

The Power of the Skills Matrix for Engaging Teams


Alan Parsley

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Friday, July 23rd

Challenges in Transitioning from 'Job Shop' to Production Operation


Sonia K. Singh

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: Friday, July 23rd

Leading High Performing Teams

DAY 6 [BONUS DAY] - Career Development

MEET & GREET

LIVE SESSION: July 23rd, Friday, @ 3:00 PM PST

COME AND MEET OTHER AUDIENCE MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND DOWN THE STREET


Naiz Malik

LIVE SESSION: May 30th, Saturday @ 8:00 AM PST |  8:00 PM PKT

KEYNOTE: Adversity is Essential for Growth: You Control Your Attitude


Vince Eugenio, PhD

LIVE SESSION: July 24th, Saturday 8:00 AM PST 

A Systems Approach to Reemployment


Sam Morgan

LIVE SESSION: July 24th, Saturday 

What's the Point? Discovering Your Purpose


Max Chan

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: July 24th, Saturday 

A Conversation About Job Searching, Career Mapping, and Everything Inbetween


Derek McIntire

PRE-RECORDED SESSION: July 24th, Saturday 

Transitioning Career from Executive/Senior Management to Non-Executive/Independent Director [UK] or Board Director [USA]


Paul Dunlop

LIVE SESSION: July 24th, Saturday 

PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Find Your Next Dream Position


Dennis Gawlik

LIVE SESSION: July 24th, Saturday 

PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Find Your Next Dream Position


Joshua B. Lee

POST-SUMMIT SESSION: TBD

Rock Your Profile: Leveraging LinkedIn to Find Your Next Opportunity

Now You’re Probably Wondering, What EXACTLY Will I Get Out Of Attending This Virtual LEAN Summit?


Great question, and I’m glad you asked.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover by joining the Free VIRTUAL LEAN SUMMIT:

  • How to adapt quickly to meet the changing needs of customers and solve their problems
  • Get access to the Virtual Summit Playbook, a guide to the speakers, their topics, templates, and key takeaways to help you retain the sessions
  • The best tools to create employees that are problem solvers not problem avoiders
  • Discover a system to generate more savings for your business than you thought possible
  • Get the big reveal of dozens of the top tools that business leaders from around the world are using to visually solve their problems
  • Learn hundreds of the best practice tips and tools that teams use to collaboratively solve problems

How’d You Like To Access
60+ World-Class Business & Industry Leaders Helping  You to VISUALLY PROBLEM-SOLVE in these Masterclasses?


These sessions will show you business strategies that top people in the industry use and recommend to help transform their business so that you'll be able to VISUALLY PROBLEM-SOLVE any issue. For a limited time, you can get FREE access to this exclusive content right here.

Why Should I Sign Up For
VIRTUAL LEAN SUMMIT?



Once-In-A Lifetime Curated Speakers Actionable Content

Never before seen Lean business strategies explained by the top Lean experts from around the world hand-picked just for the VIRTUAL LEAN SUMMIT.

You Don’t Even Need To Leave Your House (Okay, I know we would like to, but think of the $ savings) — Attend From Your Computer, Phone or Tablet

There’s no flight or hotel room to book… saving you thousands of dollars, unpaid work leave, and time away from your family.  A similar conference line-up would cost over $3,000 (US) to attend, but you'll get the same content for FREE...


World-Class Quality Content

This is not your ordinary online event. We take pride in delivering you the absolute best content so that you can get great value and achieve actionable results.  Nearly every industry leader I've asked to be part of this summit has gladly given of their time and talents to help you to improve your skills.


Join the LinkedIn Virtual Lean Summit Community Group

This is more than just being able to watch world-class masterclasses, this exclusive LinkedIn community group will allow you to ask questions of the speakers, share micro-learnings from the sessions, and help each other. This is a collaborative community where you will be able to share best practices and solve problems.

Business Strategies For
Visually Problem-Solving
Revealed By The
Top Business Leaders In The World


Your journey to figure out how to quickly get your business into a strong position could go one of two ways:

Long and Difficult Way

  • You could spend thousands of dollars and countless hours trying to implement "OLD" outdated business strategies you've learned from "so-called experts" that aren't that effective anymore (or worse... don't work at all!) if you'd like to get results fast. 

Easy & Fast Way

  • You could sign up for Virtual Lean Summit today and get real insights from the top business experts from around the world and a step-by-step guides to each of these master classes designed to quickly get you producing even greater improvements.

If you’re looking for your average, run-of-the-mill virtual summit, or one that sells the hype but fails to deliver on substance,
then you’ve come to the wrong place.  The primary focus of our speakers is to provide value to everyone of you that attend their sessions.

If you’re looking for the top BUSINESS strategies that are working right now TO HELP YOU
Visually Solve Problems, 
then you’re AT THE RIGHT home.

MEET YOUR HOST

Jared Thatcher

Hi, I’m Jared Thatcher.

I've been a small business owner, construction worker, management consultant, manufacturing plant manger, and a continuous improvement enthusiast.  I was part of a project management team that saved a company over $1.1 billion dollars over three years, and I've generated multiple million dollar cost savings ideas for over a dozen companies throughout my career.

As I was sheltering in place I wished there was something I could do to help my friends and family save their jobs and their businesses.  I realized that there was something I could do.  The same principles I have been using to help the businesses I've consulted for, I could share with small businesses from around the world. I felt inspired to put on this virtual summit and to bring together some of the top industry leaders from around the world to reveal their strategies to small business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and employees that want to discover how they can bounce back from this pandemic.

If you are ready to put in the work, we are here to help you and your business to Bounce Back!

How’d You Like To Access the
60+ World-Class Experts helping you in the 
Virtual Lean Summit Masterclasses?



These sessions will show you the strategies that the top people in business use and recommend. For a limited time, you can get FREE access to this exclusive content right here.

© 2021 Virtual Lean Summit is curated by Jared Thatcher.

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