Melisa Buie makes lasers and solves problems. In her role as Director of Operations at Coherent, she works on both engineering and business problems. Buie joined Coherent and began lecturing at San Jose State University in 2007. She has also worked as a Research Scientist for Science Applications International Corporation, working at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, where she made theoretical lasers. Buie was a Member of the Technical Staff and Engineering Manager at Applied Materials prior to joining Coherent. Her first book is Problem Solving for New Engineers: What Every Engineering Manager Wants You to Know, which will be published in the summer of 2017. Buie has co-authored more than 40 publications and holds six patents. Her degrees include a PhD in nuclear engineering/plasma physics from the University of Michigan and an MS in physics from Auburn University. She has a Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society for Quality. Buie will complete a certification program in innovation leadership at Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2017. She lives in Palo Alto, CA.
Smart Trial and Error for Rapid Innovation
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043
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Put cutting-edge trial and error to work at your organization
Trying new things is foundational to innovation. With carefully thought through trial and error, we can quickly gain fundamental knowledge of our systems, processes and products. Without this knowledge in an ever-changing world, we run the risk of losing our competitive advantage, profits or business.
How can you help your organization to fail fast, to remain agile, to know when a concept will work – and when it won’t? By actively manipulating factors according to a pre-specified plan, you can gain useful, new understanding of relationships among inputs and outputs.
Join us for a panel discussion about the power of using smart trial and error to speed innovation, achieve faster, more predictable cycles, and save time.
- How do successful organizations achieve rapid innovation?
- Why don’t organizations take advantage of more strategic trial and error?
- How can you start and lead initiatives to strategically try new things at your organization?
Meet the Panelists
|9:00-10:00||Registration and Interactive Learning Session: The Great Data Chase|
|10:00-11:00||Panel Discussion: Smart Trial and Error for Rapid Innovation|
|11:15-12:00||Presentation: Practical Advice on Putting the Principles into Action|
|1:30-2:30||Coffee & Queries: Informal Time to Chat With JMP® Experts|
About the Venue
Silicon Valley is where innovation meets creativity. The Computer History Museum stands as a beacon for ideas, advocating for the use of technology in service to human progress and expanding its access to everyone.
The Computer History Museum (originally named The Digital Computer Museum) had its start in Marlborough, Mass., in 1975, with its first exhibit residing in a converted closet at Digital Equipment Corporation. After many changes (and moves), Mountain View was selected as the permanent home for the collection in 2002. The museum stewards the world’s foremost technology collection with artifacts ranging from calculators to robots, and provides unique perspectives into the online world, entrepreneurship and software. It also seeks to facilitate dialogue and stimulate debate to encourage public discourse about creative ideas and critical issues surrounding technological advancements in society.