North Texas Chapter

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Welcome to the North Texas Chapter

The North Texas Chapter of INCOSE (International Council of System Engineering) is centered in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of North Texas and is open to those interested or practicing systems engineering.  

Contact us at ntxinfo@incose.net

Mission

Promote, educate, and mentor on Systems Engineering standards and practices to strengthen the North Texas Systems Engineering industry.

Vision

Serve as a professional organization that is the regional focal point for Systems Engineering resources, development, and awareness, in order to create a better world.

Chapter Meetings

Call for Ambassadors

The chapter is looking for people willing to host chapter meetings at remote sites. If you are interested contact the Vice President of Chapter Development, ntxinfo@incose.net

Program meetings typically 2nd Tuesday of month
Time: 6:00-7:00 CST
Networking at 5:30

Physical Locations

*Bell Helicopter
*L-3Harris - Greenville
*Lockheed Martin Aero- Fort Worth
*Lockheed Martin MFC- Grand Prairie
*Raytheon- McKinney
*Abbott  

Remote Program Access
Teams (Video/Audio) - Click here to join the meeting.
Contact INCOSE North Texas Chapter ntxinfo@incose.net to be added to our meeting emails.
The meetings are not recorded. Presentations are posted in the library and resources during the following weekend if we receive the presentation.

Board meetings typically 1st Tuesday of month
Time: 5:30-7:00 CST

Visit our 

Library & Resources 

for past newsletters and information/presentations from past meetings.

Chapter Events

Join us for our 20 February 2024 Chapter meeting featuring:

Main Presentation: "Architecting a Purpose-Driven Roadmap for Impactful Digital Transformation", by Dr. Carla Sayan


Abstract: 

The Aerospace and Defense Industry is currently undergoing a paradigm shift recognized as digital transformation or digital engineering. Despite its prevalence and being introduced with considerable interest, the precise objectives of this paradigm shift remain elusive from other branches of engineering, fostering diverse interpretations within the industry’s landscape. The paper begins by addressing the fundamental question: what exactly are digital transformation and digital engineering? We then explore whether this concept encompasses the widespread adoption of model-based systems engineering (MBSE), Model-Based Design (MBD) and others. Our inquiry extends to examining how these MB-X methodologies reshape traditional engineering practices, and whether digital engineering transcends beyond the realms of MBSE and MBD to include broader technological, procedural and organizational changes. We will explore whether digital is simply a progressive refinement of longstanding practices on what the hardware (electrical and mechanical) discipline has already proven for decades; that prioritizing modeling and simulation before producing HW can yield an improvement in the development life cycle. This paper aims to define a purpose for digital engineering and outline a roadmap forward for the evolution of digital engineering as a core practice.


Bio: 

Carla Sayan Ph.D. is an Associate Director for Systems Engineering at a Government Contractor. She is an inventor, author and has 18+ years of extensive knowledge and industry experience in various domain areas: Sensors and Effectors, Multi-Function RF Systems, Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Systems of Systems Architectures and Embedded Systems Integrity. She is responsible for Company Wide Transformations implementing Digital, Model Based X initiatives and Agile across Franchise Level Programs. Carla holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona and is a member of INCOSE, IEEE and SHPE.

 

Upcoming INCOSE Events

INCOSE's 34th Annual International Symposium 2024

Dublin, Ireland

INCOSE Huntsville: DE/MBSE Symposium

Huntsville, AL, USA

North Texas Chapter: February Chapter Meeting - Architecting a Purpose-Driven Roadmap for Impactful Digital Transformation

Chapter News

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North Texas Chapter has received the INCOSE Silver Circle award for 2022

The Silver Circle Award recognizes chapters adopting best practices and performing to the highest goals and standards established by our organization.

For many, chapters provide the primary day-to-day interface with INCOSE.  Chapters organize technical and social programs, communicate key information about our organization and discipline, support technical activities, and enhance the member experience by facilitating an open, inviting environment where members receive valued products and services that enhance their careers. In fulfilling this mission, the North Texas Chapter leaders and members have committed significant time and energy to further the goals of our organization.  

High quality, vibrant chapters are essential in INCOSE’s drive to enrich, educate, and enlighten the INCOSE membership while improving recognition of INCOSE and the systems engineering profession. The Sector Directors and INCOSE extend heartfelt congratulations, thanks and appreciation to the North Texas Chapter for its contributions towards attaining these goals.


Find out more by visiting the NORTH TEXAS ENGAGE community today!

Viva Engage is INCOSE's social media platform for members. Use your INCOSE-issued Microsoft credential to login and join the conversation. INCOSE credentials are in the form of first.last@incose.net or first.last@incose.buzz.   

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