November 4, 2020 | Mark Paradies

Blast from Past Quiz 2 – ANSWERS


ANSWERS TO: Who Are These Folks at the Summit?

Did you correctly identify these three people? If so, you are a WINNER! (Pat yourself on the back.)

Picture 1: Who is it?

Kevin! Long time TapRooT® Instructor and frequent presenter at the TapRooT® Summit.

He runs his own company, Great Systems, and a Baldridge Performance Excellence Award judge.

Kevin will be presenting again at the 2021 Summit. See the 2021 Summit Schedule HERE.


Picture 2: Who is it?

Natalie! Natalie is our on-site course coordinator and frequently participates in the Summit administrative duties.

If you have scheduled on-site TapRooT® Training, you have had the pleasure of working with Natalie.


Picture 3: Who is it?

VIP … Vincent I Phipps! He has spoken at several Summits in the past (first time in 2000) and is one of our all-time favorite speakers.

He will be a Keynote Speaker at the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit.


Attend the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit in Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Convention Center

Every year we learn to make the Summit better than the year before. And we have a blockbuster Summit scheduled for June 14-18, 2021, at the Knoxville Convention Center. To get more information about the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit, CLICK HERE.

Who are the Keynote Speakers and what are the Summit Tracks?

Keynote Speakers

Let’s look at the Keynote Speakers in the order of their talks.

We start with Kirstie Ennis…

Kirstie Ennis

Next is Dan Verlinde, CTO and VP at SI…

Dan Verlinde

Next, is Vincent I Phipps (VIP).


At the end of the Summit, from 10:55 – 12:00 on Friday, is our closing speaker, Inky Johnson.


Inky will inspire you to make improvements happen.

Best Practice Tracks

Beyond the Keynote Speakers, we organize the summit around seven Best Practice Tracks where people share best practices and hear from experts. Here are the six tracks this year:

  • Improving Safety & Risk Management
  • Stopping Human Error
  • Operational Excellence and Asset Reliability
  • Investigations/RCA Best Practices
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Compliance Best Practices
  • Becoming a Better Certified Instructor

Find out the details of each track at the Summit Schedule:

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More general Summit info:

Pre-Summit Course info:

Location info:


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