Lean Digital World - Virtual Conference

Lean Institute Bulgaria has the pleasure to invite you to

Lean Digital World – Virtual Conference

Fri, December 4, 2020

2020 has seen major disruption for nations, organisations and individuals – the result of the global pandemic and the acceleration of digital channels and processes. Before 2021 dawns, it is time to RETHINK, REFOCUS and REBUILD.

It is time for a LEAN DIGITAL WORLD!

Next year will mark 50 years since the Japanese management methods we know as the Toyota Production System (TPS) were first documented as a radical new way of running organisations that could easily compete with the best manufacturers in the Western world.

It will be nearly 40 years since William Edwards Deming published his manifesto of The 14 Key Principles of Management, introducing concepts of organisational purpose, leadership, psychological safety for workers, and organisational transformation decades before these became imperatives in the West.

In 2021 it will also be 30 years since the revelations about those new industrial approaches were christened ‘Lean’ by Jim Womack, Dan Jones and Dan Roos in their ground-breaking book ‘The Machine That Changed the World’. Lean thinking has since gone on to be applied to improving healthcare, Western manufacturing, mining and government.


But has it retained relevance in a 21st-century economy where, as Marc Andreessen put it – ‘software ate the world’, and a software developer’s movement called ‘agile’ inhaled all the online oxygen?

This conference examines that issue – bringing speakers from all walks of lean, but featuring authors, leaders and executives who are the front line of digital work that has adopted the best elements of lean management to grow world-beating organisations.

In the conference, we have developed 4 themes which we believe fit with the speakers and which will also guide the presentations and discussions.

1st Session

How can Lean Digital help develop better products, quicker and faster? What can the physical and digital worlds of product development learn from each other?

2nd Session

How can we apply lean thinking to digital processes and services? How can we apply digital processes and techniques to enhance Lean thinking?

3rd Session

Developing organizational capability and performance. Learning from Lean and Industry 4.0? & Lean Digital for the corporate world?

4th Session

How can we use Lean Digital thinking and practices to disrupt process, industries and basic thinking? What are the major impacts on strategic thinking and leadership? And how can you, as a professional, transform yourself in the face of the digital revolution?

We have aimed to make this the lowest-cost, highest-quality online conference we can.

We are working in the spirit of the Lean Global Network’s approach to building a worldwide community of practitioners, by keeping our conferences and webinars accessible, friendly, professional and collaborative.

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Date And Time

Fri, December 4, 2020

2:00 PM – 6:30 PM EET