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October 1, 2021

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This October 12-13,2021

Injecting Knowledge into Innovation


LPPDE  North America 2021 Virtual Program & Speakers

Innovation in Product Development
Innovation in a Startup Incubator
Innovation in Education

Are you ready to connect with the thinkers at the leading edge of lean improvement journeys?

In October, 2021

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Geoff Neiley

Sr. Manager Mechanical Engineering at Rapisca

Dantar Oosterwal

Vice President Engineering, Argo, Inc

Ken Snyder

Ken Snyder

Executive Director, Shingo Institute
Sannah Vinding

Jeffrey Hastie

Founder, President of Learn-Apply-Lead, LCC Business Excellence Services

Sannah Vinding

Karl Wadensten

CEO/President & Lean Operational leader, VIBCO Vibrators

Durward Sobek

Interim Vice Provost at Montana State University-Bozeman

Sannah Vinding

Bruce Hamilton

President at GBMP

Sannah Vinding

Bob Stavig

Adjunct Faculty, Washington State University Vancouver

Janne Lundberg

Marcos Esterman

Associate Professor at RIT

Bob Melvin

Bob Melvin

Vice President of Engineering at Teledyne Marine Systems

Sannah Vinding

Takashi Tanaka

Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting Co

Dan Shropshire

Karl Oestergaard

Vice President at Argo Consulting

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Norbert Majerus

Business Owner at norbert majerus consulting llc


Test, Test, Test

Test, Test, Test

Testing has a very different evolution comparing testing of software with testing of hardware. Testing has several purposes: customer feedback, risk mitigation, learning, validation, etc. It’s also a great source for innovations. Why I ask myself if the best...

Are you ready to connect with the thinkers at the leading edge of lean improvement journeys?

Innovation Excellence

Our mission is to bring the insights on lean process and product development together for you to learn and exchange


What is Lean PD

Lean PD and Lean Thinking is more of a cultural aspect than a set of methods and tools


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LPPDE is a non-profit organization created to foster opportunities to grow and share Lean PD knowledge

It was great to learn so much and connect with so many people in a close & personal environment!


Laura Silvoy

Healthcare Systems Engineer, Array Advisors

Thanks to you and the rest of the board on delivering a successful event! I attended a couple of great sessions and learned new info to put to use in our product development system.

Matt Albin

Amway Corporation

The LPPDE conference has provided me with fantastic learning and networking opportunities, and has taught time more about LEAN PD than any training I have ever attended. Thank you for this excellent experience!

Faith Burndred

Lean Champion, Nestle

Excellent event. Very good speakers, time for exchange, and networking is really worthwhile.



Frank Vilgilant

Senior Manager, Mews Partners

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