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Brian Coll (Judging Co-ordinator)

Brian Coll (Judging Co-ordinator)

Lecturer, Quality & Lean Six Sigma, Atlantic Technological University - ATU Sligo

Brian Coll (Judging Co-ordinator)

Brian is a lecturer at the Atlantic Technological University, Sligo which is Ireland’s largest online provider of accredited Lean Six Sigma & OpEx programmes. Brian lectures primarily to online students in the workplace and developed and co-delivers Ireland's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Lean Sigma Quality (White Belt).  This award winning free online course launched in 2013 has since been delivered to over 18,000 participants from 50 countries with 75% from Irish organisations who utilise the course as an online training programme when implementing Lean & OpEx initiatives. Brian was recognised for his work in this area as the recipient of an Irish National Teaching Expert award.

He was a visiting lecturer at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)  in the USA which has over 130,000 online students. He also delivers lectures on Lean Six Sigma annually at EIGSI University in La Rochelle, France.


Brian is a regular contributor of presentations and papers on trends in online higher education particularly as it relates to the use of online learning in helping to up-skill the workforce. He has over 20 years of experience in Operational Excellence and Quality management and has held senior positions at Director and VP level in multinational organisations in Europe, USA, Puerto Rico and Mexico.