Center for Operational Excellence - IT Leadership Network

The Center for Operational Excellence's IT Leadership Network is an organization that brings together technology leaders to collaborate and learn from shared experiences in transferring their IT groups to a culture of operational excellence.

June 5 - IT Leadership Network forum

Featured Speaker: Dave Margil, Lean Deployment Leader, Bose Corporate Information Systems

Audio giant Bose Corp. has been implementing lean throughout its manufacturing and other back-office operations for years, but only in the last half-decade has this drive for continuous improvement begun in its IT division, Bose Corporate Information Systems. Leading the charge to deploy lean inside Bose IT is Dave Margil, who is joining COE’s IT Leadership Network forum June 5 for a wide-ranging look at the organization’s progress in the last five years.

At this event, Margil will share key insights gained in building a continuous improvement mindset along with challenges along the way. His talk will include a discussion of how lean and agile coexist in a broader “ecosystem," and how they cross-pollinate and enhance one another. He will also address the role of coaching as a key success factor in sustaining the lean journey.

About the speaker:

Margil has been in his role at Bose Corp. since 2010. In CIS, he is responsible for developing the Lean Enterprise Vision and deployment roadmap in CIS and for driving Lean Six Sigma practices throughout the IT function. He leads value stream improvement activities, contributes to the internal Lean Six Sigma curriculum development, and delivers training and coaching to employees throughout Bose Corporation.

Prior to this role, Margil spent several years as a Business Engagement Manager and as a Project Manager in the Bose Online Commerce Group. Before joining Bose he co-founded and spent several years as the VP of Product Development for a small Cambridge-based computer game company. He is a certified Black Belt and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts.

Location: Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH


  • 9 - 10 a.m.: Check-in / networking breakfast
  • 10 - 11 a.m.: Bose presentation
  • 11 - 11:30 a.m.: Speaker Q&A
  • 11:30 a.m.: Session concludes

Register here

A look back: Inside AEP's lean IT transformation

American Electric Power hosted COE's IT Leadership Network group  for a broad-based look at how it has been deploying lean throughout the IT organization over the past year-plus. Speakers included Alberto Ruocco, VP and CIO; Venkat Miriyala, lean transformation lead, operations and process transformation; and Mike Rozsa, managing director of IT business applications.

Click here for a look at our past programming.