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Systems Engineering Lunch & Learn #4

Friday, July 10th at 10:45am - noon  download pdf flyer


10:45-11:00a Networking & Check in
11-11:05: Webinar Housekeeping & Welcome to INCOSE Cascade Chapter
11:05-11:35: Presentation on  Design of Purposeful Human Activity Systems: see below 
11:35-11:50: Speaker Q&A
11:50-12pm - General discussion & close out & next meeting(s) 

Presentation by Dr. Javier Calvo-Amodio:
Design of Purposeful Human Activity Systems:
Organizational processes that enhance existing organizational cultures


Dr. Javier Calvo-Amodio's research focus is on developing fundamental understanding of how to integrate systems science into industrial and systems engineering research and practice. The aim of this focus is on the design of organizational processes that integrate to and/or enhance existing organizational cultures. His research group, Change and Reliable Systems Engineering and Management (CaRSEM), works with Oregon’s industry, state and federal agencies, and other professional societies.
Defining organizations as purposeful human activity systems opens a holistic approach to organizational design that considers the interactions between physical and conceptual systems. From this perspective is possible to design organizational processes that provide sufficient level of centralized organizational control and cohesion while at the same time enabling autonomy and adaptability to specific units. In this presentation, Dr. Calvo-Amodio will provide a brief overview of the theoretical underpinnings for this approach and will present an example on how to apply the theory.

Our Presenter:
Javier Calvo-Amodio, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, where he directs the Change and Reliable Systems Engineering and Management Research Group (CaRSEM). He received his Ph.D. in Systems and Engineering Management from Texas Tech University, his MS in Business Management from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, and his B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. He serves currently as the chair of the Systems Science Working Group at INCOSE.

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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.