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A better world through a systems approach

C-NO Chapter Meeting September 2013

  • Date:
    Sep 17, 2013 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Address: 4277 W 150th St
  • Location: Cleveland, OH USA
  • Venue:
    Cleveland Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon C (changed)
  • Contact: Cody Farinacci
Topic: Bridging the Gaps between Systems Engineering and Risk Management - A Panel Discussion

Guest Speakers: Jack Stein, Co-Chair, INCOSE Risk Management Working Group and Daniel Kovacs, Ph.D. – Decision Partners, LLC

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Abstract:  Throughout the lifecycle of a Complex System, Systems Engineers are challenged to bridge the gaps between several technical and social specialty areas. Risk Management is a field that allows Systems Engineers to make these connections and related strategic decisions in a structured, sciencebased manner. The panel will explore current practice for applying Risk Management in Systems Engineering.

About the Speakers:
Jack Stein is a Systems Engineer, Co-Chair of the INCOSE Risk Management WG, and member of the INCOSE-PMI Alliance WG. He also serves as Assistant Director of the INCOSE Americas Sector North-Central Region. Mr. Stein has 28 years of experience in the Automotive and Medical Device industries, and more than 20 years of experience as a U.S. national technical expert in the development of numerous standards (ISO, IEC, SAE, ZVEI). He recently completed the revision the Risk Management section of the INCOSE S.E. Handbook (for version 4.0), and is heading a collaboration between the INCOSE Risk Management WG and the Project Management Institute (PMI) Risk Management Community of Practice (CoP) in support of the INCOSE-PMI Strategic Alliance.

Dr. Daniel C. Kovacs has more than 17 years experience as a researcher and project manager on risk perception and communications consultation projects, including conducting science
informed, evidencebased research to gain insight into expert, stakeholder, and public perceptions, judgment and decision making. His experience and interdisciplinary background in social science and engineering enables him to integrate the technical and social aspects of complex issues facing government and industry today. Dr Kovacs works at Decision Partners, LLC. the leader in mental models research – the premier research method for understanding the complex psychological processes of judgment and decision making that guide behavior.