Peg Pennington

President Morestream

Peg Pennington joined MoreSteam's executive team in 2018 as President. Prior to that, Peg was the Executive Director of the Center for Operational Excellence (the “COE”) at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business, and she also has experience in a managerial role at Emerson Network Power.

Peg has a deep familiarity with the global process improvement community and a strategic focus on “next” practices. She is an expert in developing organizational cultures to embed critical thinking and problem-solving as a core competency. At the COE she was instrumental in establishing rigorous standards for Lean Six Sigma certification aligned with industry norms. She worked tirelessly to develop an Opex community of learning, offering a variety of educational, benchmarking, and networking events.

Perhaps most significantly, Peg helped architect the Master of Business Operational Excellence ("MBOE"), a unique graduate degree program at the Fisher College of Business. She continues in her role as an adjunct instructor of the MBOE Lean leadership and Six Sigma curriculum.

Her academic credentials include a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton.

Conference Day One - Tuesday September 29th, 2020

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

12:30 PM Case Study - Purpose, Process, People: Leveraging Lean IT to Drive Change that Sticks

Information technology in today’s business climate is an engine of organizational growth and innovation, not just a department. Many IT organizations have turned to Agile and DevOps to meet these demands with mixed results. Others, like Columbus-based insurer Nationwide, have augmented these approaches with Lean IT to achieve breakthrough results and lasting change.

In this session, Nationwide VP of Digital Workplace Technology Tom Paider joins MoreSteam President Peg Pennington in a conversation about how this legacy organization has accelerated its OPEX transformation by using the principles of Lean IT to enhance front-line problem solving and redefine the role of the IT leader. Joining them in conversation is Mike Orzen, the “father of Lean IT” and co-author, with Paider, of The Lean IT Field Guide.

In this discussion, Orzen and Paider will detail how Lean IT:

•Co-exists with and strengthens Agile and DevOps deployments;

•Shifts focus on changing behaviors, not just applying tools; and

•Positions leaders as coaches and connectors across the value stream to drive sustainable change.

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

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