System Engineering Summit 2018 (SysES2018 - http://www.syses2018.org/ ) was held at Bangalore, India. The summit was organized by INCOSE India Chapter and ISSE (Indian Society of System for Science and Engineering).
The summit program included a 2 day Systems Engineering Training on 11th and 12th April. The training was conducted by Mark Eggler, from Eggler Technology Training – Australia (http://www.ece.net.au/ ). The training gave a practical introduction to systems engineering and provided a comprehensive overview of all the real-world systems engineering issues likely to be encountered by systems engineering teams. The training program received overwhelming response, and had 169 participants from various organizations attending the training.
The summit on 13th April was inaugurated by S Somanath, Director -Vikram Sarabhai Space Center- ISRO. During the inaugural function, the Summit Advisory Board Chairman Dr B N Suresh, the Summit Chair Dr Kota Harinarayana and INCOSE President Elect Kerry Lunney addressed the delegates. The summit key note address on space launch vehicles was delivered by S Somanath. Subsequently, the program witnessed various plenary sessions. Plenary session speakers included Kerry Lunney - INCOSE President Elect, Serge Landry – INCOSE Asia Oceania Director, Prashant Dhawan – Biomimicry India, Kishan Vemuri – ProInn Consultancy, and Mark Eggler – Eggler Technology Training. Over 300 delegates participated on that day, from various industries and universities, including ISRO, John Deere, ADA, Honeywell, Medtronic, IISc , Robert Boschand Boeing.
The summit also witneesed the signing and exchange of MOU between ISSE and INCOSE. This MOU is intended to promote a collaborative relationship in related professional areas that are of mutual interest and benefit to the INCOSE India and ISSE, namely: (1) Promote the art and practice of systems engineering through conferences, events, symposiums, joint working groups, (2) Promote systems engineering certification, and (3) Promote best practice processes and guidance, training, and supporting materials that can be used in projects and organizations, in the field of “Systems Engineering”.
By joining efforts, both INCOSE and ISSE expect this collaboration to further development of knowledge and best practices towards comprehensive integration into the design and operation of successful complex systems and system of systems. Kerry Lunney and Dr B N Suresh exchanged the signed MOUs during the event, in the presence of Dr Kota Harinarayana, Serge Landry, Ramakrishnan Raman (Assistant Sector Director, INCOSE Asia-Oceania), Stueti Gupta (INCOSE India Chapter President) and Dr M V N Prasad (ISSE Bangalore Chapter President).