Welcome to Section 1515

Chapter Activities for 2018


13 Mar

5:30 pm

ASQ 1510/1515
Joint Dinner Meeting
Naveen Agarwal, Ph.D.,
Creative Analytics Solutions, LLC

MedTech Quality in the Age of Big Data – Are you Ready?

Tropical Acres Restaurant, 2500 Griffin Road,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33312

Big Data technologies are driving unprecedented changes in the Medical Device industry. This presentation provides an overview of the MedTech industry, current trends and Big Data technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. If you are a Quality or Regulatory professional, this presentation will help you understand how your role is likely going to change in future and how you can prepare.

Naveen provides consulting services to help Quality organizations, primarily in the medical technology industry, achieve business objectives through efficient compliance and superior product quality. He is a creative problem-solver with nearly 20 years of experience in large, market-leading companies in Medical Devices, Consumer Products, and Industrial Plastics. Most recently, at Johnson & Johnson Vision in Jacksonville, he led a team of Business Analysts in Sales and Marketing. His Engineering Ph.D. degree is from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Naveen has certifications in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, Quality Engineering, Quality Management/Operational Excellence and Design for Six Sigma. In his spare time, he enjoys distance running and spending time with family.

Call for Papers: 62nd Annual Fall Technical Conference, October 3-5, 2018, West Palm Beach, FL

Certification Exam Calendar

See calendar here.

ASQ Certification Moves to Computer-Based Test Delivery

Based on extensive market analysis and member feedback, ASQ is transitioning the delivery of its certification exams from paper and pencil, to computer-based testing, or CBT. The change will occur beginning with the September 28, 2016, exams.

Benefits of the change include an increase of annual administrations from two to six; additional days available for testing from four to 102; more testing location from 350 to 8,000; convenience of retesting reduced from six months to two months; and exam results in zero to four days instead of 10.

Exams initially will be available through computer-based test in English, with translated exams available starting March 2017.

Posted on February 24, 2018