Capability Counts 2018

Join hundreds of global business leaders dedicated to performance and capability improvement from an array of backgrounds, countries, and experiences. You’ll experience a series of workshops, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on delivering actionable insights on what it means to be a capable, mature organization. Get the best ROI on your education investment at this premier conference.

Why Attend Capability Counts 2018?

  • Connect with global business leaders dedicated to achieving a competitive edge by streamlining their capabilities
  • Take away ready-to-use resources and tools from industry experts to share with your organization
  • Share best practices and business challenges with your peers during networking opportunities

Capability Counts 2017 Highlights



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Capability Counts 2018 Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency Reston

1800 Presidents Street

Reston, VA 20190, US


A block of discounted rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $219 per night, plus all applicable taxes. This rate is available through 9 April 2018 or until the room block is full.

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*If you need additional assistance regarding your reservation, please call 888-421-1442


Hotel And Travel Information

The Reston hotel is just minutes from Washginton Dulles International Airport (IAD), and within an hour of Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).

Complimentary Shuttle Service To/From Dulles Airport

The Hyatt offers a complimentary shuttle that arrives at Dulles Airport at the top of each hour between 6am-10pm Monday through Friday and 7am-10pm on Saturday & Sunday. The pick-up and drop-off point will be at curbs 2A and 2H, adjacent to the lower level baggage claim level. Return shuttle transportation from the hotel departs on the :45 beginning at 5:45am Monday-Friday and 6:45am Saturday & Sunday.

2018 Program

Introducing our Opening Keynote Speaker:

Francisco (Cisco) Vicenty

Program Manager, Case for Quality

Office of Compliance, Center for Devices and Radiological Health

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Cisco Vicenty is the Program Manager for the Case for Quality (CfQ) within the Office of Compliance, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), FDA. This effort is part of the CDRH strategic priorities for 2016 and 2017, which will improve access and outcomes for patients by engaging industry, payers, providers, and patients to increase focus on the quality and performance of medical devices. 

Program Tracks

The Capability Challenge competition showcases thought leaders from around the world who are improving their business performance by building organizational capability.

Congratulations to our 2018 semi-finalists! 

In a series of entries, these leaders share their unique stories on how building key capabilities at their organization has resulted in improved performance, quality, and/or profitability.

Based on your vote, three of these eight semi-finalists will advance to the Capability Challenge Finals, to take place at the Capability Counts 2018 conference on 1-2 May in Reston, Virginia. Here they will present their story to 350+ conference attendees and compete for the title of Capability Challenge Champion! 

View the entries below and vote for the best business success story!

Remember to view all eight stories before voting. Voting will close on 16 March 2018.

Mahesh PalaganiMahesh Palagani
Ashwani NandiniAshwani Nandini
Anil SatamAnil Satam
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Wael PhilopsWael Philops
Andre HendarmanAndre Hendarman
Rebecca HammonsRebecca Hammons
Ontario Systems LLC
Sapna SharmaSapna Sharma
Espire Infolabs
Vladimir SavinVladimir Savin

2017 Capability Challenge winner Prem Ranganath discusses the Driving A Culture of Quality | CMMI Institute + IQVIA:

Capability Counts 2018 Sponsorship

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

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Supporting Sponsor

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor at Capability Counts 2018!

Organizations attending Capability Counts are looking for ready-to-use resources, tools, services, and programs to help them build and improve their internal capabilities.

As a Capability Counts sponsor, you will have the opportunity to position yourself as a market leader, meet with potential customers, network with industry thought leaders, and gain competitive advantage and brand exposure at this premier two-day event.

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2018 Partner Workshop

Join us for this one-day event 30 April 2018!

All currently certified appraisers and instructors, and official Partner Business Points of Contact are invited to attend the Annual CMMI Institute Partner Workshop. The workshop will kick off with a Partner Reception on Sunday 29 April 2018 at 7pm followed by a one-day Partner Workshop Monday 30 April 2018.

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Partner Incentive Program

Thank you to our Partners who participated in the 2018 referral incentive program. Capability Counts 2018 conference speaker decisions will be announced in December 2017. Parties listed on accepted speaker abstract(s) will be notified of their discount following the January speaker registration deadline. These discounts can be applied to previously completed Partner registrations.

What You Receive:

For every submission you refer that is accepted into the conference program from a first-time presenter, you will receive $250 off your event registration fee!  

Your Client Receives:

  • The opportunity to publish and present their organizaton's accomplishments as a selected speaker at Capability Counts 2018
  • Speakers receive full conference access at a discounted rate of $1,299, a $400 savings from the conference list price

Participation Details:

  • Invite your clients to submit and instruct them to list your name under “Referring Partner.”

  • Abstracts are submitted under the primary presenter’s name and login. To be considered for the incentive, the partner's name must appear in the referral line, regardless of which presenter they are (main presenter or co-presenter).

  • Partners are encouraged to co-present with their client. However, The Institute seeks to share a variety of voices. While multiple abstracts from Partners may be submitted, we request that they co-present in only one accepted presentation.

  • Discounts to Partners' registration will be applied after the speaker registration deadline of 5 January 2018.

  • Discounts to Partners' registration will be applied to the base $1,299 Partner rate, are non-transferrable, and limited to a maximum value of $1,299.

  • To qualify, Partner referrals that are accepted as speakers must be CMMI practitioners (non-Partners) and first-time presenters at Capability Counts. They must also agree to the Speaker Terms and Conditions, including prompt registration and payment.  

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