ITx Rutherford 2019 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx Rutherford

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Arthur Do Valle

Data Science Research Group, Wintec

Arthur Valle is a Principal Academic Staff Member in the Centre for Information Technology at Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology), where he is the acting Team Manager and also the IT Research Leader.

Arthur has a PhD in Production and System Engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) in Brazil. As his thesis, he developed a method for applying Process Mining techniques in software process assessments. Arthur has industry and academic background in topics such as Lean Six Sigma; Continuous Improvement; Business Process Management; Software Development; Quality Management; Operations Management; Performance Measurement, Project Management; Service Management and Strategy.

As a former senior IT consultant for the last 20 years, Arthur had been involved in 15+ successful CMMI-based improvement programs in Brazil and abroad.

What is Lean Six Sigma and how it may improve your business performance

Wednesday 2:35pm - 3:30pm, CITRENZ (

In this workshop, we will explore DMAIC, the five phases of Lean Six Sigma, in a way that you will understand how to select a problem (or opportunity), identify the actual cause(s) of the problem, implement actions to eliminate the cause(s) and so, to improve your business performance.

Process Mining: a special type of Data Mining to discover, check and improve your business processes

Thursday 10:00am - 10:55am, CITRENZ (

In this workshop, we will discuss how Process Mining, a novel Data Science technique, could be used to discover, in a matter of seconds (if you have data), the actual processes your organisation is performing. Also, we will cover how to identify bottlenecks and deviations from the expected processes.