December 2, 2020 | Mark Paradies

Blast from the Past Quiz 6 – ANSWERS


Who Are These Folks at the Summit?

Here are the answers to the Blast from the Past Quiz 6…

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

Picture 1: Who is it?

That’s Dan Verlinde our CTO. Dan is in charge of everything software and IT at System Improvements. He is one of the Keynote Speakers at the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit. His talk is, “Crisis Response Using the TapRooT® Software & App.”

Dan is also presenting at one of the Best Practice Track Sessions, “Building Custom Reports in the TapRooT® Software.”


Picture 2: Who is it?

That’s Linda Unger. Linda is Senior Vice President at System Improvements and is one of the co-creators of the TapRooT® System. She is a frequent speaker at the TapRooT® Summit and will be assisting in the “TapRooT® Users Share Best Practices Session” at the 2021 TapRooT® Summit.


Picture 3: Who is it?

That’s Andrew Napolitano and Mark Paradies.

Judge Napolitano was a Keynote Speaker at the 2007 Global TapRooT® Summit in San Antonio.

Judge Napolitano, Mark

Mark Paradies is the President of System Improvements and is one of the co-developers of the TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis System. Mark is a frequent Keynote Speaker and also has written extensively about root cause analysis including the recently released 10 book set (CLICK HERE for more information about the 10 book set).

Mark Paradies is presenting three talks in the Best Practice Tracks of the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit. They are:

  • Trending Techniques for Incident Data
  • Admiral Rickover & Conservative Decision Making
  • How to STOP Normalization of Deviation

Don’t miss these talks. There is more Summit info below.

Attend the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit in Knoxville, Tennessee

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.

Summit Keynote Speakers

For information about their inspiring and informative talks, CLICK HERE.

Summit Best Practice Tracks

The summit is built around seven Best Practice Tracks. In those themed tracks, people share best practices and hear from experts. Here are the seven 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:

Get More Info

For more 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit info, see these links…

General Info:

Pre-Summit Course info:

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