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Past President of INCOSE to Keynote at CIMdata’s Simulation-Driven Systems Development Workshop


Presentation will call on the systems engineering community to start looking beyond Model-Based Systems Engineering.

Ann Arbor, MI, February 20, 2016 --(PR.com)-- CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces that David Long, the immediate past president of INCOSE (The International Council on Systems Engineering), will make a keynote presentation at CIMdata’s Simulation-Driven Systems Development Knowledge Council workshop which will take place at Michigan State University’s Management Education Center in Troy, Michigan on April 27. The event is being held in conjunction with NAFEMS’ Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Automotive Industry: Emerging Standards & Practices event which will take place at the same location on April 28.

In his keynote address, “The Future of MBSE: The View from INCOSE,” Mr. Long will propose that while there is still work to be done to ensure that the transformation to model-based techniques is both efficient and effective, it is time for the systems engineering community to start looking beyond model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Mr. Long will ask workshop attendees to think about what evolution will be required to address next generation problems and deliver the organizational value required when model-based is simply the standard way that organizations practice systems engineering. He will also share ideas on what can be done today to prepare for the transition.

Mr. Long is a committed member of the worldwide systems community, having most recently served as the president of INCOSE, an organization he has been involved with since 1997. In 2006, he received the prestigious INCOSE Founders Award in recognition of his many contributions to the organization. He is a frequent presenter at industry events worldwide delivering keynotes and tutorials spanning introductory systems engineering, the advanced application of MBSE, and the future of systems engineering.

CIMdata’s Simulation-Driven Systems Development workshop is a must-attend event for industrial organizations and PLM software and service providers involved in systems modeling and simulation. It offers independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the industry take root.

The theme for the workshop is Driving Industry to Model-Based Systems Engineering. Presentations and interactive sessions will address the following critical areas: industry standards, MBSE requirements, co-simulation, and the integration of SysML models with modeling and simulation tools. Attendees should expect to gain a solid understanding of current best practices and of the work that CIMdata’s Simulation-Driven Systems Development Knowledge Council is undertaking.

Mr. Donald Tolle, CIMdata’s Director, Simulation-Driven Systems Development Practice will serve as the facilitator for this workshop. He will be joined by CIMdata’s Executive Consultant for Simulation, Dr. Keith Meintjes. For more information on attending the CIMdata workshop or the NAFEMS’ event visit http://www.cimdata.com/en/education/knowledge-council-workshops/sdsd-workshop-2016

About David Long

A committed member of the worldwide systems community, David Long is the immediate past president of INCOSE. Mr. Long has served INCOSE since 1997 including a term as the Washington Metropolitan Area chapter president and international roles including Member Board Chair, Director for Communications, and Director for Strategy. In 2006, he received the prestigious INCOSE Founders Award in recognition of his many contributions to the organization. He is a frequent presenter at industry events worldwide delivering keynotes and tutorials spanning introductory systems engineering, the advanced application of MBSE, and the future of systems engineering.

For over 20 years, Mr. Long has focused on enabling, applying, and advancing MBSE to help transform the state of the systems engineering practice. Mr. Long is the founder and president of Vitech Corporation where he developed and commercialized CORE®, a leading systems engineering software environment used around the world. Throughout his career, he has played a key technical and management role in refining and extending systems engineering to expand the analysis and communication toolkit available to systems practitioners. His experiences and efforts led him to co-author the book, A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering, to help spread the fundamental concepts of this key approach to modern challenges.

Mr. Long holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, as well as a master's degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and providers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia- Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at www.CIMdata.com, follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CIMdataPLMNews, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA; Tel: +1 734.668.9922; Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands; Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.
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