Heriot-Watt professor gives talk at the Houses of Parliament

Professor Jiju Antony, from the School of Management and Languages, has delivered a talk on 'Emerging Trends on Quality Management from a Global Perspective' at the Houses of Parliament on 17 November.

Professor Antony talked about the fundamental issues with quality management education and the skills required for future quality professionals. His talk was part of the activities organised by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) to celebrate the World Quality Day 2014.

World Quality Day 2014

World Quality Day was introduced by the United Nations in 1990 to increase worldwide awareness of the important contribution that quality makes towards a nation's and an organisation's growth and prosperity. It is an opportunity to demonstrate how quality management can protect reputations, save money and drive innovation within organisations.

The event focused on how organisations can use quality management to build a successful business for the future, and more importantly how quality management can be a strategic toolkit for UK PLC. Through individual talks, a panel debate and a Q&A session, the event explored how the Government and industry can promote and implement quality management to capitalize on this opportunity of boosting the UK economy.

120 delegates attended the event. This included local MPs, Ministers, CEOs of various organisations and a number of Quality professionals from a wide spectrum of industries, engineering, construction, Financial Services, IT and education.

Professor Jiju Antony was chosen by the CQI to deliver this talk given his extensive academic and practical experience in the field of Quality Management.