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A Systems Engineering Practitioners’

Roadmap: from Brazil to Japan in the

Aviation Industry


Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 - 7:30pm PDT US, but join early! See below!


6:00pm-6:30pm: Networking, Check In, and Informal Discussion

6:30pm-6:35pm: Cascade Chapter Welcome & Speaker Introduction

6:35pm-7:25pm: Speaker Presentation, Questions, & Discussion

7:25pm-7:30pm: Wrap Up

7:30pm-7:45pm: ‘After Hours’ Open Discussion


A Systems Engineering Practitioners’ Roadmap: from Brazil to Japan in the Aviation Industry

From a System Engineering practitioner’s perspective, Leandro Silvério will share some histories and comparisons between the Brazilian and Japanese aviation industry. Additionally, he will share information about his current academic project related to the development of a lean self-assessment framework to be deployed in an enterprise jeopardized by the lack of lean engagement. The framework objective is the improvement of the enterprise’s leanness level through the definition of a lean index to provide insights for decision-makers, as well as some guidelines for the managers to introduce recommended changes on their lean implementation journey. Moreover, he will provide some interesting and useful perceptions about similarities and differences from working in different countries with very different cultures.


Speaker: Leandro Silvério, PhD

Dr. Silvério is a System Engineer with 13+ years of practical experience in world distinguished projects with industry-leading Original Equipment Manufacturers, working closely with specialists in multidisciplinary teams for the "build to specification" development for the aircraft systems. Along with his professional and academic career, Silvério has developed a solid technical and managerial knowledge in the areas of design, testing, human factors, system integration, requirement engineering (V&V), safety reliability analysis, end-to-end environmental qualification, and tests coordination for aircraft complex systems. Moreover, a proven experience for lean implementation in AAA companies, with 3 published papers: "A roadmap for a leanness company to emerge as a true lean organization," DOI:; "Application phases for productivity improvement through lean methods assessments in an aeronautical company – case study," DOI: and "Performance measurement and improvement of lean manufacturing operations: a leanness assessment literature review for the product development industry," DOI:


Join Early:

Just as we would in a physical meeting, join us early and share a little about what you are working on or chat about systems engineering issues. The meeting link will open 30 minutes before the main meeting starts to allow some ‘social’ time and stay open a few minutes following for any extra discussion.


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INCOSE Cascade Chapter Events

Cascade Chapter Speaker: Bill Chown - Digital Thread, Digital Twin & Systems Engineering

We hear a lot these days about those “digital” siblings, “twin” and “thread”, and they seem to be new elements of the fabric of product design, but are they really? And do they have significance to systems engineering, and its cousin model-based systems engineering (MBSE), or not?
Do these concepts stand alone, or what dependencies are key to getting the value from such an approach?
We will look at the digital twin, or really the many faces of the twin (triplets, quads…), and the essential continuity of information that can be considered as the digital thread.
The digital twin today is frequently related to an ‘as-implemented’ mirror of a completed artifact, and so how does that relate to systems engineering, MBSE and the activities of systems engineers and INCOSE?

Our Presenter:
Bill Chown is product line director for System Level Engineering at Mentor Graphics, a Siemens business, working on new approaches for systems life cycle management, and responsible for OSLC-based integrated tool solutions for electronic system design, and more. A thirty-plus year systems engineer and EDA industry veteran, Bill specializes in system-level design and analysis across technology disciplines and has a particular interest in standards for systems engineering and design. He is currently also CIO of INCOSE, and a member of the OASIS OSLC Project Governing Board.  

Join Early:
Just as we would in a physical meeting, join us early and chat about your favorite systems engineering topic. The meeting link will open 15 minutes before the main meeting starts to allow some ‘social’ time.