Abstract: While complex systems transform the landscape the Systems Engineering discipline is also experiencing a transformation to model based discipline. In alignment with this one of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) strategic objectives is to accelerate this transformation. INCOSE is building a broad community that promotes and advances model based methods. This model based transformation is necessary to advance the discipline and handle the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components across domains and traditional system boundaries. This presentation will cover current and planned INCOSE activities directed at accelerating this transformation.
Bio: Troy Peterson is Vice President and Fellow at System Strategy Inc. a systems consulting business. Previous to this role Troy was a Booz Allen Fellow and the firm’s Chief Systems Engineer responsible for instituting capabilities to manage complexity engineer resiliency and speed innovation. Prior to joining Booz Allen Troy worked at Ford Motor Company as a Lead Manufacturing Engineering and as an entrepreneur operating a design and management consulting business. Troy has led several international projects and large teams in the delivery of complex systems. His experience spans commercial government and academic environments across all product life cycle phases. Recent engagements include system projects related to autonomy contingency basing combat and tactical vehicles and developing engineering capability within organizations responsible for research development acquisition and system of systems engineering and integration. Troy’s impact has led to his appointment to six different boards to improve engineering education and method application. He frequently speaks at leading engineering conferences and was recently appointed by INCOSE as the lead for transforming Systems Engineering to model based discipline. Troy also he leads the Transformational Working Groups is Co-Chair of the MBSE Patterns Working Group and is the INCOSE Michigan Chapter Past President. Troy received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University his M.S. in Technology Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an advanced graduate certificate in Systems Design and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He holds INCOSE Systems Engineering PMI Project Management and ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt certifications.