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Alex Dietz and 7 speaker panel - Fantastic Failures

Date of Event: 
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 5:30pm
University of Minnesota, Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)

We learn as much from failure analysis as we do from success. In this meeting, we'll hear juicy stories about process improvement, transformative projects, initiatives, or start-ups that just didn't work out as planned, what was learned, what do to
differently, and maybe a confession or two. No successes allowed! Each speaker will talk ~ 10 mins with time for Q&A.

Call for speakers: Do you have a failure worth sharing? Three slots are open for speakers. Contact Alex at: or 651-756-3214 if interested. The more epic the failure the better.


Directions can be found on the map of the Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building.
Check out the detailed map by clicking the “close up” button.


Keller (EE/CS) 3-125 (Look for signs)

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Alex Dietz - St Jude Medical
Fantastic Failures

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting


We have reserved parking at the Washington Avenue Ramp! If there is event parking, tell the parking attendant when you enter that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN. If there is no event parking, take a ticket and tell the parking attendant when you leave that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN.

Speaker Bio: 

Alex Dietz has been applying product quality verification principles for 20+ years in telecommunications, data transmission, and medical imaging. He currently manages the Software Verification and Validation team for the cardiac mapping and recording systems at St. Jude Medical's St. Paul headquarters.