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Session H- Pre-Conference Session
Wednesday, June 8th, 5:15-7:15pm

Application of InThinking to Working Life 2016Presented by Felix Delgado
Format: Seminar
Primary Focus: Understanding Systems
Secondary Focus: Mindfulness


Description: Presenting a view of implementing the comments and theories of Doctors Deming, Taguchi, Rovin and Ackoff and others into your day-to-day life.  Introducing a new theory/model of your life: Taguchi Life and how to implement this theory into your life to minimize “Loss”.

Target Audience: The presentation is going to be for a general audience, how to apply InThinking to your life, work, and relationships.

Organizational Issues:
Helping you understand the organization that you are in.  Is it growing, stagnant, or open?  What are the unspoken words and paradigms that control your behaviour in your home and at work?

Helping the participant to look beyond the context of what their world consists of, seeing the metadata and meta-information that exists in our world today.  Understanding - “Why do we do what we do?”  Or…. Why we cut the ends of the ham before we place it into the oven”.



Materials Needed:

Available for download after the Forum

Felix Delgado

Biography: Felix was born and grew up in Bakersfield, California.  He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.  He has recently earned an M.S. in Engineering and Productivity Management from Loyola Marymount University, where he took courses in Lean and Operations Management.

After graduating from Cal Poly, Felix worked on the Space Shuttle at Vandenberg Air Force Base for Lockheed Space Operations Company as a member of the Activation and Launch Team for the liquid hydrogen main propulsion system.  He then came to work for Aerojet Rocketdyne as a Member of the Technical Staff, where he now has over twenty years of experience with space propulsion systems.  He started his career working on the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) designing a ground test engine that simulated operation at Mach 6.  He has also worked on the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME), Space Station and the propulsion systems for the Delta IV rocket, the RS68 engine. While assigned to the RS-68 program, he first applied the InThinking concepts of Water Logic, Taguchi methods and Dr. Deming’s theories in the development of this engine's Main Injector.  In doing so, significant improvements were achieved in the fabrication of the Main Injector as well as the Gas Generator.  Felix has also applied these "lessons learned" from RS-68 to the design of the upper stage propulsion system for the Ares rocket, the J-2X.

Upon leaving Aerojet Rocketdyne in 2014, Felix has been employed by Virgin Galactic as a Senior Propulsion Design Engineer.

Contact: Felix can be reached by e-mail at wildboy1954@yahoo.com for additional information about this session


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