Qualsys to Sponsor the CQI Conference 2015

Qualsys is excited to announce it will join The Chartered Quality Institute as an exhibitor and sponsor of the CQI Conference on 15 April at The King’s Fund in London.

With discounted rates for CQI and IRCA members, the event will give delegates and exhibitors the ideal opportunity to explore new developments in the Quality industry, access new products and network with key industry figures.

Last year’s conference saw record attendance and a hugely positive response. Attendees represented every corner of the Quality landscape, with Auditors, Consultants, Quality Managers and more all benefiting from the conference’s focus on innovative practices in leadership and Quality. In fact, 97% of delegates felt that they had learned practical points from the presentations that they could implement within their role.

CQI Conference 2015

This year’s event will build on the previous success of last year, delivering a comprehensive agenda that comprises of in-depth presentations and dynamic breakout sessions. With a choice of sessions available, the CQI Conference 2015 provides attendees with the opportunity to tailor their schedule and focus on their own personal goals.


The 2015 event agenda includes:

8.30-9.00 Registration

9.00-9.15 Welcome and Introduction

9.15-10.00 Forecasting the future: data driven decision-making – James Woudhuysen, Innovation Forecaster, discusses the types of data essential to business strategy, supply chain decisions, R&D and innovation.

10.00-11.00 What to do with the numbers: driving continual improvement – Leading quality professionals discuss the practical use of business information to enhance reputation, minimise risk and drive improvement.

11.00-11.30 Refreshment break

11.30-12.30 Breakout Session 1: The feedback imperative – why the voice of the customer is crucial – Why assessing customer feedback is integral to increasing customer and brand loyalty.


Breakout Session 2: Supply chain metrics: quality management on steroids – Caterpillar case study on lessons learned from implementing co-dependent performance metrics in its supply chain, reporting Quality issues to management.

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.15 Breakout Session 3: Six questions every board must answer – CQI’s Head of Profession, David Armstrong, looks at defining a strategic approach to Quality by ensuring the right questions are being asked of management by quality professionals.


Breakout Session 4: ISO standards in the future: Spare me the jargon – IRCA’s Head of Technical Services, Richard Green, outlines what the changes to ISO standards mean in practice, including significance of Annex SL and what quality professionals should do about it.

14.15-15.15 Does good governance equal good performance? – The expert panel discuss recent media reports of quality failures and assess the contribution and limitations of effective operational governance.

15.15-15.45 Refreshment Break

15.45-16.30 Accelerated change: innovation and improvement in Formula 1 – Head of Commercial Affairs for Red Bull Racing and Business Unit Leader for Cosworth F1, Mark Gallagher, shares his unique insights into high-performance teams, motivation, improvement and risk management.

16.30-17.00 Closing remarks and event overview

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CQI Conference 2015

Attendees of the event will also be eligible for IRCA CPD Points. With such a diverse and up-to-date agenda, the CQI Conference promises to give an in-depth analysis into the current state of the Quality industry. Attend and you can learn:

  • the role of the Quality professional in developing business strategy

  • how business can benefit from an effective approach to quality

  • the importance of developing great customer relationships

  • how Quality reporting can be standardised when using external suppliers

  • the best and worst cases of governance in practice


Michael Ord QualsysM


ichael Ord, Business Development Manager at Qualsys, said:  

“2015 is set to bring about some dramatic changes to the Quality landscape. The CQI Conference 2015 is a fantastic opportunity for attendees to stay on top of developments and meet with industry thought-leaders.

“Qualsys are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and recognise the importance of key industry events. We are excited about extending our relationship with CQI by sponsoring the conference, and relish the opportunity to interact with other leaders in the industry.

“As exhibitors, Qualsys will engage with attendees around key subjects such as ISO 9001 changes technological developments. The event provides a unique opportunity for us to interact with Quality professional and hear their thoughts on the key talking points of 2015.”


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