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INCOSE Midwest Gateway: Configure the Right Concept, Know How to Deliver It

  • Date:
    Apr 28, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Address: 5775 Campus Parkway
  • Location: Hazelwood, MO
  • Venue:
    Boeing Building 270.E15, Conf Rm 550


28 April 2016, Networking & Lunch 11am, talk starts 11:30 am



In today’s competitive aerospace and defense (A&D) markets, companies must have efficient processes to develop and propose system configurations that can be delivered on time, are responsive to the RFP, technically feasible, and competitively priced. Brian Christensen from Dassault Systèmes will present how companies use the "Winning Program" software solution to empower employees with secure access to full-program data, enhanced trade studies management, and the ability to define and manage proposed system configurations.

For any team, it is important for everyone to understand what is being done and the decisions being made. Winning Program provides the ability to model the entire systems infrastructure including the requirements, functional, logical, and physical architectures in a behavior based virtual mock-up; providing an understanding of how all the different systems work and behave together. Winning Program includes technology that enables systems-based design. Nonlinear solvers and optimizers automatically generate massive amounts of design iterations which enables engineers to take a functionally architected product and run it through use cases, scenarios and performance envelopes to understand resultant behavior. Because the product and system operational envelopes are included in the behavioral mockup, R&D teams can drive significant maturity into the design very early on. These capabilities enable A&D companies to configure the right concept for their customers and recognize from the earliest stages of the program how it can be delivered on budget and on time.


Brian Christensen is an Aerospace & Defense Solution Experience Director for Dassault Systèmes. In this role, Christensen provides leadership and strategic direction for the company’s Aerospace and Defense solutions. Specifically, working with the global customer base, Brian focuses on addressing customers’ challenges in the early phases of a program/contract, concentrating on proposal management and system selection. From 2009 to 2011 Brian managed the deployment of Dassault Systèmes Product Lifecycle Management solutions at the Boeing Company. The primary focus was on the definition and deployment of systems to support the 787 program. Brian has over 20 years of experience in business development and project management for the aerospace industry. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and Texas A&M respectively.


Boeing Building 270.E15, Conf Rm 550. Open to non-members of INCOSE. Lite Lunch supplied. Non-INCOSE members asked to donate to defray expenses.

Non-Boeing people must have a badge prepared ahead of time. Supply your name and affiliation to Lou Pape, , 314 233-5782, or Jake Hertenstein, , 314-563-6828.