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Wasatch Chapter Meeting -- Chris Phillips -- The Big Happy Family of System Architecture Approaches

  • Date:
    Jun 14, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Address: 3800 North Fairfield Road East
  • Location: Layton, Utah USA
  • Venue:
  • Contact: Paul White
  • Email:
  • Phone: 385-393-2137
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Come join us for dinner, networking, and a featured presentation from Chris Phillips.  Remote attendance is available.

We sincerely thank KIHOMAC for their support of our chapter! We recognize and value the support of local companies.

Date: Thursday, June 14th
Times: 6-8 p.m. (Mountain Time)
  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. -- Dinner & Networking
  • 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. -- Chapter Announcements
  • 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. -- Featured Presentation (45 minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of questions/discussion)
3800 North Fairfield Road East
Layton, Utah 84041
(Across from Janicki Industries)

Remote Participation:
Available starting at 6:30 p.m. (Mountain Time)

1. Open a browser.
2. Enter the following URL:
3. Join the meeting as a guest.
NOTE: We recommend connecting a few minutes early.  Your computer may have to download the GlobalMeet software, and that can take a few minutes.

1. You can have GlobalMeet call you at a phone number, or you can follow steps 2 and 3.
2. Dial 1-719-325-2630 or 1-855-747-8824 (toll free).
3. Enter the participant passcode: 615 127 6995



Every system has a system architecture whether it’s formally described or not. One of the key decisions that has to be made prior to developing an architectural description is the paradigm or approach that will be used for describing a system. These paradigms include enterprise architecting, solution-oriented hardware/software architecting, product-line architecting, and IT architecting, among others. While these approaches have significant commonality, they also have unique advantages and disadvantages depending on the nature of the system and its broader context. This presentation will provide an overview of the major system architecting approaches, their advantages / disadvantages, and explore how they can be leveraged and integrated together.

Professional Biography:


Chris Phillips is a Systems Engineer focusing specifically on systems architecting and the use of descriptive modeling as an enabler for Systems Engineering. He has worked primarily in the defense industry where he’s focused on software development and test equipment (with a smattering of other areas along the way). He holds a Master’s in Applied Systems Engineering from the Georgia institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s in Engineering w/ a concentration in Electrical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Please contact Paul White, Chapter President, at 385-393-2137 or