Speaker Meeting: David Long, Systems Engineering in Turbulent Times

El Segundo , USA
200 N Aviation Blvd
Susan Ruth

INCOSE-LA speaker meeting with David Long, 15 April 2015: "Systems Engineering in Turbulent Times". Register by April 8.


David Long, President, INCOSE


Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 pm to 7:45pm - register by April 8.

Meeting Schedule:
5:30 - 6:20pm Registration, Networking, Refreshments
6:20 - 6:30pm Welcome and Announcements
6:30 - 7:45pm Meeting and Q&A


Registration required (see RSVP section, below)
Host site: The Aerospace Corporation
Bldg D8 - Room 1010
200 N Aviation Blvd
El Segundo CA


Emerging needs… rapidly changing requirements… dynamic environments…ever-increasing connectivity… evolutionary and revolutionary technologies… budget crises… shrinking schedules. The practice and profession of systems engineering emerged from the development of large, stand-alone, single purpose systems. Today we face an ever-shifting landscape and operate across a wide range of size, cost, and product lifespan.

As technologies continue to advance and dynamic complexity grows, what role does systems engineering place in solving problems today and tomorrow? How do we adjust and evolve our practice to deliver greater value in turbulent times?


For over twenty years, David Long has focused on enabling, applying, and advancing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to help transform the state of the systems engineering practice. David is the founder and president of Vitech Corporation where he developed CORE®, a leading systems engineering software environment. He co-authored the book A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering and is a frequent presenter at industry events around the world. A committed member of the systems community, David is president of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a 10,000 member professional organization focused on sharing, promoting, and advancing the best of systems engineering.

Virtual Attendance for Individual Participants: We are providing virtual meeting capability for this event so that those who might otherwise be unable to participate may do so. See the web page for this event on the INCOSE-LA website (www.incose-la.org) for more information on joining as an individual virtual participant.


Members and non-members: FREE for this event

(Non-members are usually requested to make a suggested donation of $10.00 at meeting sites when/where refreshments are provided, to cover the cost of refreshments.)

Why not sign up for INCOSE today?


Please register by Wed, Apr 8, 2015.

We request that all reservations are made online. This helps to facilitate event registration and planning.

You will be asked to provide your email address, name, title, company, phone number, and membership and citizenship information, and to identify at which site you will be attending (host site or virtual).

Host site: The Aerospace Corporation, Bldg D8, Room 1010, 200 N Aviation Blvd, El Segundo CA. Host: Susan Ruth, susan.c.ruth@aero.org

Refreshments will be provided.

Remote sites

  • Antelope Valley/Palmdale: Site coordinator: Mike Wallace, m.wallace@ngc.com.
  • Azusa: Northrop Grumman Corporation. Site coordinator: Louise Fluegeman, louise.fluegeman@ngc.com.
  • Goleta: Control Point Corporation, 110 Castilian, Suite 200, Goleta CA Open to all. Refreshments may be provided at this site. Site coordinator: Don Adams, don.adams@control-pt.com, or Paul Stowell,paul.stowell@control-pt.com.
  • Pasadena: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena CA. Visitors need to Register minimum one (1) week prior to meeting date to attend at this site. Site coordinator: Michela Munoz-Fernandez, michela.munoz.fernandez@jpl.nasa.gov
  • San Fernando Valley: Capstone Turbine Corporation, 21211 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311 Open to all. Refreshments may be provided at this site. Check with site coordinator. Site Coordinator: Susim Gedam, 818-734-5113, sgedam@capstoneturbine.com

If you are uncertain whether or not you'll be able to attend, DO make a reservation and indicate that you're "probable". This helps with both security and with food planning.

Directions to Host Site

The Aerospace Corporation
Bldg D8 - Room 1010
200 N Aviation Blvd
El Segundo CA

Location: between Imperial and El Segundo Blvd (north to south), between the 405 Freeway and Sepulveda (east to west)

From the San Diego (405) Freeway heading SOUTH:

  1. Take the exit towards El Segundo Blvd.
  2. Turn Left onto S La Cienega Blvd.
  3. Take the 1st Right onto W El Segundo Blvd.
  4. Take the 2nd Right onto N Aviation Blvd.
  5. Bldg D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.

From the San Diego (405) Freeway traveling NORTH:

  1. Take the El Segundo Blvd exit, Exit 44.
  2. Turn Left onto W El Segundo Blvd.
  3. Turn Right (North) on N Aviation Blvd.
  4. Bldg D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.

From the 105 Freeway traveling WEST:

  1. Take the exit towards 405 South
  2. Before getting onto the 405 Freeway, take the El Segundo Blvd exit
  3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left (west)
  4. Turn right on Aviation Blvd.
  5. Bldg D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.

The facility: It is the third building from the corner of Aviation and El Segundo, just north of the discount bakery outlet. The facility has 4 gates, but ONLY the southern-most gate is open. There is staff security where you will identify yourself as attending the INCOSE meeting. You can park anywhere, we will badge in through the lobby at the center of the building where the flag poles are. Knock on the first of the double doors and someone will open the door for you. The handicap ramp is on the north side and can be reached by driving all the way around the back of the building.

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