Welcome to the North Star Chapter

The North Star Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in Minnesota to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems across diversified business sectors.

Contact us at northstar@incose.net

 

Chapter Events

North Star Chapter: INCOSE Resources - Deep Dive

Shoreview, Minnesota, USA
4560 Victoria St N

Shoreview Library- Community Room- 4560 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126

North Star Chapter: INCOSE Resources - Deep Dive

Date: 06 March 2024
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Central Tim
Location: Shoreview Library- Community Room- 4560 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/803378074447?aff=oddtdtcreator
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Featured presenters will be both online (virtual) and in person*

Agenda

6:00-6:30pm Networking/Food Provided
6:30-7:30pm Presentation/Q&A
7:30-8:00pm Carryover/Networking

Meeting Description

Join us for our March chapter meeting where we'll share some of the benefits of INCOSE membership. You'll hear from Working Group members, those who have obtained Systems Engineering certification, and will learn more about how to make the most of your membership.  This session will be offered in the hybrid format- zoom link will be shared with all registrants prior to the event.  

Biographies
Sean McCoy
is the Chief Architect for controls at Trane. He received his CSEP in 2016, has 13 patents, holds a 6-Sigma black belt, and has over 40 years of experience designing and developing software systems. 27 of those years have been at Trane developing Building Automation Systems and helping develop Trane’s Systems Engineering discipline. Sean has been an active member of INCOSE since 2011 and is the President of the North Star Chapter for 2021. He has been on the GLRC conference planning committee for 2017-2019, and he is a member of the INCOSE Institute for Technical Leadership. His most recent work assignment was leading the effort to develop a holistic System Architecture for Building Automation Systems – from machine controls to the cloud. In his spare time, Sean likes to play guitar and is often seen at Rock Camp Experience events in the Twin Cities.

Jennifer Russell, EISE, CSEP is the Program and Management Support Leader on Garver's Water team and is the Smart Cities Initiative Chair for INCOSE. Over the past 25 years, she honed her West Point leadership motto of being a "Leader of Character." From strategic planning to tactical logistics, Jennifer has invested in public service and infrastructure. The domains of her experience are a testament to the portability of her skill set and include water systems, software systems, high-speed rail, transit systems, highway systems, and multi-modal connectivity. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Engineering Psychology from the United States Military Academy and an M.S. (2003) and Engineer Degree (2007) in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Smart Cities Initiative- As cities around the world are unevenly waking up after a pandemic coma, cities are seeking opportunities to continue evolving toward being ‘smart.’ Cities may wish to take a new approach to provide services that meet the goals of the city and needs of the residents in new and innovative ways. The implementation of such approaches will define the new “smart city.”  We propose a human-centric model to help city authorities to make decisions with human needs in mind. Such a human-centric model will help identify and classify technological investments with the greatest positive impact for their residents. This presentation will introduce this human-centric model, the INCOSE-TUS Smart Cities Reference Model and provide an update on our modeling developments. 

Chapter News

INCOSE Events & Materials

North Star Chapter: INCOSE Resources - Deep Dive

Shoreview, Minnesota, USA
4560 Victoria St N

Shoreview Library- Community Room- 4560 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126

North Star Chapter: INCOSE Resources - Deep Dive

Date: 06 March 2024
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Central Tim
Location: Shoreview Library- Community Room- 4560 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/803378074447?aff=oddtdtcreator
*
Featured presenters will be both online (virtual) and in person*

Agenda

6:00-6:30pm Networking/Food Provided
6:30-7:30pm Presentation/Q&A
7:30-8:00pm Carryover/Networking

Meeting Description

Join us for our March chapter meeting where we'll share some of the benefits of INCOSE membership. You'll hear from Working Group members, those who have obtained Systems Engineering certification, and will learn more about how to make the most of your membership.  This session will be offered in the hybrid format- zoom link will be shared with all registrants prior to the event.  

Biographies
Sean McCoy
is the Chief Architect for controls at Trane. He received his CSEP in 2016, has 13 patents, holds a 6-Sigma black belt, and has over 40 years of experience designing and developing software systems. 27 of those years have been at Trane developing Building Automation Systems and helping develop Trane’s Systems Engineering discipline. Sean has been an active member of INCOSE since 2011 and is the President of the North Star Chapter for 2021. He has been on the GLRC conference planning committee for 2017-2019, and he is a member of the INCOSE Institute for Technical Leadership. His most recent work assignment was leading the effort to develop a holistic System Architecture for Building Automation Systems – from machine controls to the cloud. In his spare time, Sean likes to play guitar and is often seen at Rock Camp Experience events in the Twin Cities.

Jennifer Russell, EISE, CSEP is the Program and Management Support Leader on Garver's Water team and is the Smart Cities Initiative Chair for INCOSE. Over the past 25 years, she honed her West Point leadership motto of being a "Leader of Character." From strategic planning to tactical logistics, Jennifer has invested in public service and infrastructure. The domains of her experience are a testament to the portability of her skill set and include water systems, software systems, high-speed rail, transit systems, highway systems, and multi-modal connectivity. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Engineering Psychology from the United States Military Academy and an M.S. (2003) and Engineer Degree (2007) in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Smart Cities Initiative- As cities around the world are unevenly waking up after a pandemic coma, cities are seeking opportunities to continue evolving toward being ‘smart.’ Cities may wish to take a new approach to provide services that meet the goals of the city and needs of the residents in new and innovative ways. The implementation of such approaches will define the new “smart city.”  We propose a human-centric model to help city authorities to make decisions with human needs in mind. Such a human-centric model will help identify and classify technological investments with the greatest positive impact for their residents. This presentation will introduce this human-centric model, the INCOSE-TUS Smart Cities Reference Model and provide an update on our modeling developments. 

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The North Star Mission

Share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the state of Minnesota while working with a world view for the benefit of humanity and the planet.

The North Star Vision

To be the preeminent authority on Systems Engineering in our region through educating our practitioners and encouraging Best Practices through our relationship with INCOSE.

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Chapter Officers

Katherine Garvey

President 2024

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Brendan Hall

President Elect 2025

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Steve Untz

Past President 2023

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Paul Frenz

Past President, ESEP

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Roz Dolid

Secretary/Past-President

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Sean McCoy

Past President

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John Palmer

Past Treasurer

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Udhaya Kumar Dayalan

Director of Academia and Government
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Ron Hannig

Director of Industry

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Mike Keyes

Treasurer

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Justin Walters

Membership Director 

justin.walters@incose.net
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Taconna Mhoon

Director of Communications

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Kousha Davoudi

Webmaster 

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Eileen Arnold

ESEP

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