INCOSE Webinar: "Systems Engineering in Turbulent Times"
Date: 17 December 2014
Time: 15:00 UTC/ 11am EST
Presenter(s): David Long, INCOSE President
General Webinar Details: Webinar 70
Emerging needs…rapidly changing requirements…dynamic environments…everincreasing connectivity…evolutionary and revolutionary technologies…budget crises…shrinking schedules. The practice and profession of systems engineering emerged from the development of large, stand-alone, single purpose systems. Today we face an ever-shifting landscape and operate across a wide range of size, cost, and product lifespan. As technologies continue to advance and dynamic complexity grows, what role does systems engineering place in solving problems today and tomorrow? How do we adjust and evolve our practice to deliver greater value in turbulent times?
A committed member of the worldwide systems community, David Long is the 2014/2015 President of INCOSE. David has served INCOSE since 1997 including a term as the Washington Metropolitan Area chapter president and international roles including Member Board Chair, Director for Communications, and Director for Strategy. He is a frequent presenter at industry events worldwide delivering keynotes and tutorials spanning introductory systems engineering, the
advanced application of model-based systems engineering (MBSE), and the future of systems engineering. In 2006, David received the prestigious INCOSE Founders Award in recognition of his many contributions to the organization.
For over twenty years, David has focused on enabling, applying, and advancing MBSE to help transform the state of the systems engineering practice. David is the founder
and president of Vitech Corporation where he developed and commercialized CORE®, a leading systems engineering software environment used around the world. Throughout his career, David has played a key technical and management role in refining and extending systems engineering to expand the analysis and communication toolkit available to systems practitioners. His experiences and efforts led him to coauthor
the book A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering to help spread the fundamental concepts of this key approach to modern challenges. He continues to lead the Vitech team as they deliver innovative, industry-leading solutions to help
organizations develop and deploy next-generation systems.
David holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, as well as a master's degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.