Online conference 25th-26th May 2021

Beyond Online Collaboration – pushing the boundaries of innovation and continuous improvement in the new normal

OPEX Process and Business Transformation World Virtual Summit

We are excited to share that Changeway is an Official Partner of the OPEX Week Spring Conference. This is the world’s No. 1 online OPEX and Business Transformation event series and it took place on 25th-26th May 2021 (EST Time Zone).

Changeway’s Founding Partner, Jon Armstrong was joined by Andrew Cogan, Head of Departmental Consulting at Siemens Healthineers, to discuss the future of continuous improvement.

Key topics of discussion:

  • The four post-pandemic challenges and opportunities for the CI community
  • The three-horizon model for the future development of CI practice in response to these challenges and opportunities
  • Examples of Intelligent Improvement
  • The possibilities of Augmented Improvement and how this can be unlocked
  • Q&A with Andrew Cogan – learning from delivery of improvement at the NHS front line

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The Presenters

Andrew Cogan

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Andrew Cogan
Head of Departmental Consulting

Andrew spent over 25 years in leadership roles within the NHS, primarily in acute hospitals in the north west of England. This included 8 years at the Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he led their Lean transformation of all diagnostic services.

From 2017 he joined the IBM/Simpler Consulting Operational Excellence Healthcare Consulting Team, providing Lean consultancy support to health systems across Europe. Andrew joined Siemens Healthineers in 2019, having worked with the company over many years, both as a customer and service provider.

He now leads the Healthcare Consulting Team, managing major transformation projects, developing the consulting model and working alongside the wider Enterprise Services teams

Jon Armstrong

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Jon Armstrong

Founding Partner

Jon’s career in manufacturing encompasses the steel, automotive, industrial and electronics sectors. At age 27, he was given P&L responsibility for 800 employees across multiple locations. He trained in Japan and joined Simpler Consulting after turning around a failing and heavily unionised engineering business within 18 months.

Jon made Partner within three years, then served as Managing Director of the UK, Indian and Singaporean legal entities.

Jon was one of the leadership team who sold Simpler to IBM in 2016. He served three more years at Partner level in IBM UK where he focussed on helping clients understand the potential to simplify and automate their processes and designing large scale transformation programmes.

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