In a Landscape Where Talent Development to Drive Digital Transformation is Key to Success, Minitab Conference Helps Train the Future

September's Third Annual Minitab Insights Will Bring Together Industry Leaders from Bank of America, Tate & Lyle, Ford and more.

July 10, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In just the past few years, technological advancements in machine learning have enhanced analytics, scalability and data. But the real story is with its pioneers who adopt them, innovate them and drive processes that aim to maximize value. To that end, Minitab, maker of smart data analysis software and provider of expert statistical services, will hold its annual Minitab Insights conference September 12 – 14, 2018 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. This conference plays a key role in Minitab's quest to empower people with the tools and skills to solve tomorrow's challenges by harnessing their organization's data today.

Now on its third year, the Minitab Insights conference has brought in hundreds of users from more than 30 states and seven countries. The reception from Minitab customers and loyal users has been overwhelmingly positive with over 90% of 2017 attendees expressing they learned something they could actually start using immediately in their jobs.

This year's keynote speaker, Bill Kahn, Senior Vice President of Risk Modeling at Bank of America, will focus on the safe and effective use of machine learning.

"My goal is to provide a clear understanding of how machine learning is a valuable extension of classical statistical modeling capable of generating important insights," Kahn said. "However, to reach its full potential, machine learning must be used in accordance with principles from the entire statistical canon, including experimental design."

Insights conference attendees can expect to network, hear from experts in continuous improvement, expand their analytical skills and learn about powerful ways to use Minitab software to solve real-world challenges across industries. The 30+ workshops cover real-world applications of demonstrating value using data analysis and provide attendees tangible knowledge they can take back to their organizations.

The sessions are ideal for professionals in operational excellence, quality engineers, Lean Six Sigma Directors, manufacturing professionals and other quality and process professionals. This year, Minitab will host its first User-Centered Design Studio, providing the opportunity to meet with Minitab software designers and test-drive the next software releases.

Registration is now open. To learn more about the Minitab Insights 2018 conference including the conference program, speakers, and venue information, please visit

About Minitab, LLC.

Minitab helps companies and institutions to spot trends, solve problems and discover valuable insights in data by delivering a comprehensive and best-in-class suite of data analysis and process improvement tools. Combined with unparalleled ease-of-use, Minitab makes it simpler than ever to get deep insights from data. Plus, a team of highly trained data analytic experts ensure that users get the most out of their analysis, enabling them to make better, faster and more accurate decisions.

For over 40 years, Minitab has helped organizations drive cost containment, enhance quality, boost customer satisfaction and increase effectiveness. Thousands of businesses and institutions worldwide use Minitab Statistical Software, Companion, and Quality Trainer to uncover flaws in their processes and improve them. In 2017, Minitab acquired Salford Systems, a leading provider of advanced analytics which delivers a suite of powerful data mining, predictive analytics and modeling capabilities. Unlock the value of your data with Minitab.