November 04 - 06, 2019
Norris Conference Center - City Centre Location, Houston, TX
Cristian Matei, Head of Business Transformation at Veolia Group

Cristian Matei

Head of Business Transformation
Veolia Group

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Pre-Conference Workshops: November 4

Monday, November 4th, 2019

10:15 AM Workshop D: Operations Excellence: Building an Organization for the 21st Century

• Identifying the strategic value levers and performance improvement opportunities in your company
• How to truly determine how reliable, safe and efficient your operations are – and then set targets for change. What is the benchmark?
• Setting clear goals and targets for operations excellence
• Aligning leadership and the rest of the organization
• Creating a sustainable Operational Excellence framework - even as conditions change
• Linking your Operational Excellence plan to business needs and changing objectives
• Identifying your performance gaps
• How to translate the business values and strategies and policies into action
• Changing the organizational culture to incorporate OE principles into the everyday
• Managing “daily improvement” and strategic scorecard / metrics and sustaining continuous improvement Developing the right continuous improvement framework for your business to improve reliability and operability

Main Conference Day 1: November 5

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

11:25 AM Building an Organization for the 21st Century: An award winning case study in transformation at Veolia

Veolia Group, headquartered in France, is a $30B company with 164,000
employees worldwide. It has four main service and utility areas traditionally
managed by public authorities – water management, waste management,
transport and energy services. The vast Business Management experience
with Veolia Group of Madalin Mihailovici, Mihai Savin, Irina Munteanu
and their Colleagues within the Apa Nova Bucharest Management
Team was combined with Cristian Matei’s experience who - after 20
years working with ABB, Alstom Power or General Electric as Global
Head of Operational Quality & Continuous Improvement or Global
Head of Learning & Development - joined Veolia in 2016 as Head of
Transformation. In this inspiring case study, they will take the audience
through the company’s transformation journey, including insight into:
• “The burning platform” and how to deal with crisis management - while
transforming problems into opportunities
• Using a three-phased holistic approach to re-engineer business
processes and organisational architecture achieve higher business
• Putting necessary tools and methodologies in place to transition from
opinionbased leadership to a data-driven organization
• How to design continuous improvement management processes to
continuously exceed all stakeholders’ expectations while creating the
selfsharpening organisation