June 4 – 6, 2018
Nashville, TN

Edward Blackman

Global Continuous Improvement Leader, Information Systems

As a global leader of Continuous Improvement at Whirlpool, I am responsible for developing the CI strategy, coaching problem solving behaviors, and transforming systems for executive leaders and their teams within Information Services.


By education, I’ve earned a Masters degree in Behavioral Science, along with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Mathematics. Recently I’ve returned to obtain a doctoral degree focused on Industrial & Organizational Behavior Management.


By training, I’m certified in Six Sigma Black Belt by the American Society for Quality; certified in Labor Standards by HB Maynard; a Lean (Toyota Production System) Instructor/Coach; a Kata Coach; a certified Scrum Master; and an Agile Coach.


By experience, I’ve led and improved Continuous Improvement in healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and education for 18 years.


In addition to my daytime career, I’ve taught courses as an Adjunct Professor in Mathematics, Psychology, and Business.


Finally, I greatly value innovation. I've obtained backing with companies and invented two products through ideation programs.

9:30 AM Developing Executive Problem Solving Behaviors

Combining Behavioral Science with Lean leadership has resulted in transforming executives and their leadership teams into not only supporting Continuous Improvement, but also daily practitioners of CI. In this session you will learn about the CI journey of a Global Information Services leadership team. 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Edward.

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