Hi! I’m Nicole, doctor of quality, innovation, and data science, technology evangelist in the church of R, Chief Sorceress for the Burning Mind Project, and proud new member of Burning Man‘s data science team, the Black Rock City Census.
I’m a digital strategist who specializes in bridging strategy and operations across sales, marketing, product, and IT, leveraging data and emerging technologies.
What drives me? Ambidextrous Alignment. I like helping organizations create just-enough-structure to operate effectively — while helping employees get into flow and innovate to create exponential value.
I am a Unicorn (NCSSM c/o 92), a meteorologist (PSU c/o 95), and a weather geek. Sometimes I like to spin fire (yes, that’s me in the picture). My favorite places in the US are Black Rock City, Colorado, northern New Mexico, Puna (Hawaii), San Francisco, and western South Dakota. My favorite places outside the US are (in alphabetical, not awesomeness order): Dominica, Japan, Iceland, Malta, Montreal, Munich, New Zealand, and St. John.
* Note: The picture above is from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmhpUjIlPY8.
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Nicole Radziwill is VP Global Quality & Supply Chain Practice at Intelex in Toronto, Ontario. She has 24 years’ experience in software, telecom, manufacturing, aerospace/research instrumentation, and food & beverage industries, and spent 9 of those years in higher education as a (tenured) Associate Professor at James Madison University (JMU). Nicole is also a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Certified by ASQ as a Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), and an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). She was Chair of the ASQ Software Division from 2009 to 2011, a national Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) in 2009 and 2010, and has a PhD in Technology Management and Quality Systems from Indiana State University. She also has an MBA and a BS degree in Meteorology from Penn State. Nicole was recognized by Quality Progress in 2011 and 2016 as one of the 40 New Voices of Quality. She is one of ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers and blogs at http://qualityandinnovation.com. Her applied research solves practical problems for medium and large enterprises using data science and machine learning for improvement.
- Professional Profile on LinkedIn
- Google Scholar profile and citations
- Dissertation (for the 5 people in the world who are interested!) http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/technology/faculty/sinn/Radziwill_Dissertation.pdf
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She is also a first-generation American, descended from the Radziwills from Mazovia/Lodz. If you are a descended from a Radziwill from Königsberg, Wehlau, or Insterburg (especially one that was an orphan born between 1900 and 1920), please let her know. You might be related.
I also found out recently that I’m exactly half Irish by DNA, which was a complete surprise. Everyone’s from NW Mayo. I feel like I have a new identity.