Tourney games are generally on a time limit, which definitely speeds up play--and even if your local gaming group doesn't adopt hard and fast turn limits, it strikes me that just making note of how long you spend doing what might improve your play speed. "Oh, our game is running over time and the shop's closing? Well, we spent an hour just setting up and handling deployment--I suppose we could streamline that process for..." etc.
What sphinx of plascrete and adamantium bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? Imperator! Imperator!