Deming Lectures

Throughout the academic year, the Deming Center provides workshops, seminars, and lectures discussing different aspects of Operational Excellence. Speakers include leading practitioners and Deming Cup winners.

2017

  • David Cote, CEO, Honeywell - February 2017
  • Philippe Cochet, Chief Productivity Officer, GE - February 2017
  • Daniel Ramot, co-Founder & CEO, Via - June 2017
  • James Keyes, CEO, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets; Chairman, Wild Oats LLC - August 2017
  • Alessandro Carlucci, Chairman, Business for Social Responsibility; Former CEO, Natura Cosmeticos - August 2017
  • Tim Steiner, CEO, Ocado - August 2017
  • Matteo Del Vecchio, CEO, Carolee LLC - August 2017
  • Karen Gray, Fmr. Vice President of Retail and Global Development, Eileen Fisher - August 2017
  • Lynne Greene, Fmr. Group President, Clinique, Origins,
Ojon, Aveda & Darphin, 
The Estée Lauder Companies - August 2017
  • Richard Jaffe, Investor & Consultant to Retailers - August 2017
  • James Rhee, CEO, Ashley Stewart - September 2017
  • Kristin Peck, EVP & President, US Operations, Zoetis - November 2017
  • Mauro Fenzi, CEO, Comau - December 2017

    2016

  • Alessandro Carlucci, Chairman, BSR & Former CEO, Natura Cosméticos - Spring 2016
  • Toby Cosgrove MD, President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic - Spring 2016
  • Keith Sherin, Vice Chairman, GE and Chairman and CEO, GE Capital - Spring 2016
  • Kristin Peck, EVP and President, US Operations, Zoetis - Spring 2016
  • Leila Velez, Founder and CEO of Beleza Natural - Summer 2016
  • 2015

  • Alessandro Carlucci, Chairman, BSR & Former CEO, Natura Cosméticos - Fall 2015
  • Danielle DiFerdinando, Founder and Creative Director, Danielle Nicole - Summer 2015
  • Christine Doherty, Deputy Inspector, Commanding Officer of NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau - Summer 2015
  • Frederic Mazzella, Founder and CEO, Bla Bla Car - Spring 2015
  • Leila Velez, Founder and CEO of Beleza Natural - Summer 2015
  • Alberto Verme, Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa Banking, Citigroup - Spring 2015
  • WINNERS LECTURES: Deming Cup Winner 2014 Stef Wertheimer presented his memoir book: The Habit of Labor - Fall 2015
  • 2014

  • Scott Wharton, Managing Director and Global CPO, Citibank. "The role of supply chain management in financial services" - Summer 2014
  • Kristin Peck '99, EVP and Group President, Zoetis. "Establishing an efficient and effective supply chain for a brand new $4.5B company" - Spring 2014
  • Paolo Rocca, Chairman and CEO, Tenaris S.A. Deming Cup Winners Lecture: "Operational Excellence in a Global Manufacturing Firm"- Spring 2014
  • 2013

  • Terry Lundgren, Chairman and CEO, Macy's Inc.
    Deming Cup Winners Lecture: "The Evolution of Macy's" – Fall 2013
  • 2012

  • Rob Amen '73, Executive in Residence, Columbia Business School
    Operations Management and Strategy Course – Summer 2012
  • Steve Blank, Serial Entrepreneur
    Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America Program - Summer 2012
  • Crystal Caligiuri, Senior Director Operations, Gilt Groupe
    Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America Program - Spring 2012
  • Tom Groos '80, Partner, Citylight Capital
    Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America Program - Summer 2012
  • Brent James, Chief Quality Officer, Intermountain Healthcare
    Operations Management Course – Fall 2012
  • Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group, and CEO, Fiat
    Operations Management Course – Fall 2012
  • Stephen Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer, CCMP Capital
    Operations Strategy Course – Fall 2012
  • 2011

  • Jeffrey Keefer, Consultant to Chair and CEO, DuPont
    Operations Strategy Course – Summer 2011
  • David Neeleman, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. and Founder and Former CEO, JetBlue Airways
    Operations Management and Strategy Course – Summer 2011
    Operations Management Course – Fall 2011
  • David Niles, President, SSA&Co
    Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America Program - Spring 2012
  • Sam Palmisano, Chairman, IBM
    Operations Management – Fall 2011
  • Harry Silver '80, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
    Operations Management and Strategy Course – Summer 2011