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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.

IT Leadership Network Webinar: The Case for Visual Management - Feb. 19, 2015

Companies that leverage visual management tools in the information technology space have found they offer a simple way to ensure “everything is right” on the front lines. Visual management, however, has a wide – often untapped – range of potential for developing and sustaining a lean management system.

Join Fisher College of Business Executive-In-Residence R. Gary Butler (pictured, right) for COE’s first IT Leadership Network session of the year, an interactive webinar that makes the case for visual management and guides you through how to get the most out of it. This extends to tying visual tools to standard work, escalating problems and ensuring strategy and vision are consistent at all levels of the organization.

In addition to his Executive-in-Residence post, Butler is the co-director of the Master of Business Operational Excellence degree program at Fisher. He arrived in 2008 after spending more than 30 years at Eastman Kodak Co., where he managed operations in Europe, Asia and North America. Butler has extensive experience in quality assurance, lean methodology and manufacturing management.

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 19
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EST
  • Register now (open to COE members and guests)

A look back: Inside AEP's lean IT transformation, Feb. 27, 2014

American Electric Power hosted COE's IT Leadership Network group on Feb. 27 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.