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Martha Gardner

Becoming a Strategic Statistician


GE Aviation’s chief quality engineer describes a statistician’s journey from learning to doing to guiding to leading, based on GE’s four stages model for career growth.

“Building that solid foundation of technical depth is really important to launch a career,” Martha Gardner explains. Later, moving from tactical to strategic thinking “can be the biggest leap in a technical career.”

Her framework for becoming a strategic statistician includes four main categories:

  • Developing technical depth.
  • Learning to collaborate and communicate.
  • Cultivating a creative mindset.
  • Empowering others.
Panel Discussion

Quality experts at GE Aviation, Deloitte and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories highlight modern quality methods


How do top organizations design products, processes and systems that meet or exceed customer and market expectations? And in today’s world of constant change and increasing complexity, how do they manage uncertainty while staying relevant and competitive?

Learn directly from quality experts in various industries about how they use modern quality strategies. They talk about how data collection and analytics have changed over time, the importance of analytics training and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and what to do when you don’t have the data you need.

You’ll hear from:

  • Martha Gardner, Chief Engineer – Quality, GE Aviation
  • Wende Wilson, Lead Data Scientist, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • Bernard Goguelet, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

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