The Predictive Edge:




Explore, Learn, and Connect at Minitab Exchange

At Minitab Exchange, learn how organizations leverage predictive quality and analytics tools to improve business performance. Connect face-to-face with industry executives and decision-makers who share your challenges, and exchange ideas with fellow Minitab customers and experts. Expand your understanding and take away practical knowledge in a mix of sessions and informal networking.


  • 10:00am to 11:00am – Registration, Networking and Breakfast Refreshments
  • 11:00am to 12:00pm – Welcome, Session 1
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm – Networking Lunch
  • 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Session 2, Session 3, Session 4 

What Will You Learn?

SESSION 1: 11:15AM - 12:00PM

Drive the Best Ideas to Innovate and Achieve Operational Excellence 

Accelerating growth and improving profitability begins with good ideas and ends with solid execution. Leverage how customers use Minitab Engage, the only solution specifically designed to help organizations build improvement and innovation programs, execute them with the help of problem-solving tools and project management methodologies, then track key performance metrics in real time to demonstrate ROI.

In this session, you will learn how to use a single platform for roadmaps and tools, employ problem-solving tools and project management methodologies, and track key performance metrics in real-time to demonstrate ROI throughout your organization. 

SESSION 2: 1:00PM - 1:50PM

Next Generation Statistical Process Control

As any manufacturer knows, bad news needs to travel fast, especially when it comes to the quality of your products. Learn how organizations leverage SPC to monitor their products and services.  Our cloud-based SPC system allows you to track quality from anywhere. Integrated in the Minitab Ecosystem, you can access robust analytics to perform root cause analysis.

In this session, you will learn how Real-Time SPC Powered by Minitab empowers organizations to monitor, respond, and deliver immediate quality and with real-time insights and alerts. 

SESSION 3: 2:10PM - 2:50PM

Keep Decisions Flowing with Minitab Connect

How often do you create reports based on your Minitab analysis? Learn how organizations are leveraging Minitab Connect to easily access, prepare, and analyze their data – to provide live reporting for their quality teams.

In this session, you will learn how to expedite the time from data collection to analysis with automated direct data collection. You'll also explore ways to easily share Minitab reports and dashboards with anyone to facilitate critical data conversations.

SESSION 4: 3:10PM - 4:00PM

Predictive Engineering in R&D, Quality, and Manufacturing

Statistical models can predict future performance, allowing product and process engineers to make design decisions to optimize that performance. Take advantage of existing large and small datasets with predictive analytics tools and use those insights to plan efficient data collection with targeted designed experiments. Use these statistical models with data-based variation estimates to run simulations, providing insights during the product and process design stage.  

This presentation will offer case studies of applying predictive engineering to create great products, improve quality, and optimize manufacturing.

Featured Speaker

Karen Hulting_Exchange

Karen Hulting


Hulting Consulting LLC

Karen Hulting is a statistician, coach, and teacher. Across 30+ years in the medical device and automotive industries, she has applied a broad range of statistical methods in manufacturing, R&D, and quality. Karen holds masters and PhD degrees in Statistics from Iowa State University and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from St. Olaf College. She is a Fellow of the ASQ and an adjunct instructor in the St. Cloud State University graduate program in Medical Technology Quality.

Learn Alongside our Industry Experts


Brian Sheff

Solutions Architect

Brian is a Solutions Architect at Minitab, where he is responsible for supporting a variety of sales engagements in analytics and modernization. Brian works with customers to gain insights into their data and processes using Minitab. Brian has over 20 years of experience as a Public Health consultant working with the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, Indian Health Service and other departments. He also has over 13 years of experience working at different statistical software companies. Brian holds an M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Statistics from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Jim Oskins

Solutions Architect

Jim Oskins is a solutions architect at Minitab, where he works with businesses and technical staff to recommend solutions that result in more effective systems. Jim has over 15 years of experience in the industry using Lean & Six Sigma. He also has over 10 years of experience leading Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement as a Black Master Belt. Jim obtained his masters in engineering from the University of Michigan while working full time in the automotive industry in Michigan. Jim also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in Electrical & Computer Engineering.


Tom Williams

Senior Solutions Engineer - Team Lead

Tom Williams is a Solutions Engineer at Minitab, where he supports the commercial sales teams in the Americas through specialized presentations tailored to helping Minitab customers gain insights utilizing Minitab solutions. Prior to Minitab, Tom has leveraged data to help drive decision making and solve problems in roles with GE Healthcare, IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions, and Penn State Wrestling. Areas of interest and expertise include predictive analytics, design of experiments, statistical process control, visualizing data, Six Sigma, and Monte Carlo simulation. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in applied statistics and a minor in economics from Penn State University and he is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

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