BTOES From Home


We are a proud Gold Sponsor of BTOES from Home, taking place from November 17 – 19, 2020.

The premier industry event for Continuous Improvement leaders, BTOES from Home is the online destination to learn more about the trends and future direction of transformation iniatives.

Upland is proud to introduce Paul Simons, VP of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions for The Heritage Group, as a main stage speaker, on Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 PM ET for their presentation The Heritage Group: Paving the Way for Continuous Improvement (and the Indy Motor Speedway).

View the BTOES website for more information or to register for the event.

Main Stage Presentation Abstract

“We’ve never done this before. And you might think we’re crazy. But we’re having fun out here.”

Paul Simons, VP of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions for The Heritage Group, is a movement maker. A Continuous Improvement leader, Paul’s secret sauce is his ability to take a kernel of an idea to a fully realized, actionable place using a principle-based approach to improve employee effectiveness. This main stage session is for those lone nuts out there putting effectiveness over efficiency and looking for inspiration and motivation to tackle transformation initiatives in new, unconventional ways.

For nearly 3 years, Paul has been leading the journey to operational excellence at The Heritage Group, a 90-year-old family-owned portfolio of businesses in core platforms of transportation infrastructure and materials, specialty chemicals, and environmental services. In a continual effort to evolve and improve, Heritage seeks new opportunities to grow their business through innovative R&D and building high-trust relationships – like the one that led to paving and preserving the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Paul will share his roadmap and guidance to help your teams confidently say: ‘This is where we want to go, and we’re going to create a movement to make it happen” with one-of-a-kind insights into:

  • Guiding leadership to self-discovery
  • Establishing a culture of enablement
  • Empowering teams to learn by doing
  • Promoting best practice as common practice

The discussion will center around the ability to effectively transform and continuously improve, as a fundamental of survival and growth. These ideas, alongside developing the leadership needed to support continuous improvement, are key drivers behind this year’s virtual conference. 

But what is more important than the ideas that get you started with your Continuous improvement plans? The actions to take to keep it going. 
With help from Paul Simons, the Vice President of Strategy Mergers & Acquisitions at The Heritage Group, we will get you rethinking your Continuous Improvement initiatives with three unique keys to success you can use heading into 2021. 



All fields are required