The AOQ (Australian Organisation for Quality) has just held Qualcon2018 - a very successful annual conference in Brisbane this week on the theme of Quality in a Complex World.

Keynote speeches and sessions included a look back over the past 50 years of Quality (its amazing how different business life was like when you think about it), and a look forward to quality systems of the future. For the future, there was much discussion on the influence of other topics such as:

  • Environmental awareness and sustainability
  • The use of information technology
  • The impact of AI (artificial intelligence).

Qudos presented on the topic of the vital and increasing links between Information Security and Quality Systems.

There was also a view held by many that the Quality Manager of the future will need greater emphasis on soft skills. That might be something to explore in a future blog.

Information Security and your ISO 9001 QUality System