Mark Graban Speaking Clients and Events

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Mark has given talks in countries including:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Japan
  • China
  • Brazil
  • Argentina (virtual)
  • United Arab Emirates (virtual)

Types of Clients & Venues Include:

Mark is a skilled professional speaker and is also an experienced and effective moderator of panel discussions and fireside chats on stage.

Hospital and health system events

  • All-hands meetings / grand rounds
  • Quarterly leadership meetings
  • Executive and board retreats and planning sessions
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week
  • Nurses Week
  • Hospital Week

Professional conferences

  • Healthcare (“lean healthcare”)
  • Architecture (“lean design”)
  • Lean & quality conferences
  • Lean IT & agile software conferences
  • Industry groups and associations


  • Healthcare / MHA programs (Masters of Healthcare Administration)
  • Medical schools
  • Business / MBA programs (Masters of Business Administration)

Events hosted by consulting groups and medical device or software companies

  • Sales meetings
  • Customer education events
  • Appearances at trade shows and conventions

Any organization interested in employee engagement, innovation, and improvement

Leapfrog Group Annual Gala 2014

Speaking Clients and Events Include:

This is a partial list that is not always updated or 100% accurate

Health Systems

  • Legacy Health System
  • NYC Health and Hospital Corporation
  • Mercy Medical Center (Iowa)
  • Southern Illinois Healthcare
  • Mainline Health System (PA)
  • Quorum Health Resources
  • Fenway Health
  • Holzer Health System
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Erie St. Clair LHIN
  • University of Michigan Health System
  • UMass Memorial Health System
  • NorthBay Healthcare
  • Mary Greeley Medical Center (multiple events)
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Franciscan Alliance
  • Children's Hospital of Atlanta
  • Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
  • Carolinas Health System
  • Cleveland Clinic (multiple visits)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • NYU Langone Medical Center

Lean Startup Week Main Stage 2017

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Corporate Events (Internal Functions & Customer Events)

  • Triple-S Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Honda
  • FormFast
  • Central Logic
  • Advanced ICU Care
  • Kronos
  • QIAGEN, Inc.
  • KaiNexus User Conference
  • Stanley Healthcare
  • Studer Group What's Right in Healthcare Conference
  • KaiNexus User Conference
  • Genentech
  • Medical City Plano
  • Cardinal Health
  • Steel Business Partners
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Corepoint Health
  • City of Frisco

Lean Transformation Summit 2014 – Breakout Talk

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Societies and Associations

  • Leapfrog Group
  • Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • ASAE, The Center for Association Leadership
  • ExL Pharma Summit
  • ASAE, The Center for Association Leadership
  • Maine Hospital Association
  • Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
  • South Central Association of Blood Banks Conference
  • Ontario Hospital Association
  • Georgia VHA
  • Michigan Lean Consortium
  • IHI Open School
  • West Virginia Values Collaborative
  • Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit
  • Bay Area Process Improvement Network
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • Texas Association for Healthcare Quality
  • Massachusetts Lean Healthcare Practitioners Network
  • ASQ Detroit Chapter
  • North Texas Association for Healthcare Quality
  • California Association for Healthcare Quality
  • Techsolve
  • North Texas Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Emerald Valley High Performance Consortium (Eugene, OR)
  • ASQ Fort Worth Chapter
  • Iowa Lean Consortium
  • AHRMM Annual Conference
  • ASHHRA Annual Conference
  • American Medical Association
  • Lean Practitioners Association of Saskatchewan
  • ASQ Ann Arbor Chapter

Academic Settings / Classes

  • MIT Lean Healthcare Academy
  • UT San Antonio Health Science Center Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course
  • Utah State University / Shingo Institute
  • MIT Leaders for Global Operations Program
  • Saint Vincent College KCOE North American Operational Excellence Summit
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Turabo, Puerto Rico
  • The Ohio State University MBOE Program


  • XII National Conference – II Rioplatense Conference of the Collaborative Latin American Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (Argentina)
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference
  • Lab Quality Confab
  • Productivity Inc. Lean Healthcare Forum
  • ValuMetrix Services Executive Roundtable
  • Society for Health Systems Annual Conference
  • Executive War College Meeting for Laboratory and Pathology Management
  • UniLabs Lean Laboratory Conference
  • World Congress Leadership Summit on Process Improvement in Healthcare
  • 2011 Patient Flow Summit
  • Shingo Prize Annual Conference
  • Lean Healthcare West
  • Lean & Six Sigma Applied to Healthcare Conference
  • ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference
  • Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference
  • Lean Healthcare PowerDay
  • VHA Georgia’s 2nd Annual Lean Six Sigma Conference
  • Northeast Shingo Prize Annual Conference
  • Lean Construction Institute
  • NorQuest College Lean Speaker Series
  • Lean Healthcare Conference
  • Lean Healthcare Event, Helsinki, Finland
  • Lean Transformation Summit
  • Shingo Institute Conference
  • Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
  • Housing & Community Economic Development, Indiana Statewide Conference
  • Dutch Lean Event
  • Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
  • Northeast LEAN Conference
  • Beyond Budgeting Conference
  • Lean and Six Sigma World Conference (Keynote talk)
  • International Society for Blood Transfusion
  • Virtual Lean Summit 2020 (Lean Gulf Institute and Dubai Quality Group)
  • AME – Association for Manufacturing Excellence – Conference 2022 Dallas

Software & Entrepreneurship Events

  • Lean Software Austin
  • The Lean Startup Conference / Lean Startup Week (multiple appearances)
  • Lean Kanban North America
  • Software Development and Evolution Conference
  • Agile Day Chicago
  • Endless Disruption Summit 2021