Engineering Community Met in Utrecht
Academia, Industry and Government from 33 nations met at the 18th International Symposium in the Netherlands to exchange best practise. The International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) explored and shared examples of how to achieve the realization of systems that meet customer objectives and societal needs during the annual conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Over the 20 year history of INCOSE Systems Engineering has developed and matured across a wide range of domains as an approach essential for the development of high technology integrated products. At this conference there was a growing awareness of Systems Engineering as a key player with other disciplines in the understanding and delivery of balanced and sustainable solutions to many of the grand challenges facing us all.
Bert Klerk from ProRail in the Netherlands, one of the keynote speaker opened the event with an enthusiastic endorsement of the importance of Systems Engineering to his business and to society as a whole by stating that the charms and beauties of Systems Engineering have ensnared him not only with the possibilities and returns that Systems Engineering offers ProRail as a client but also the theme of this symposium. The participants from 33 nations agreed that the Systems Engineering needs to work with other disciplines in future. This is reflected in the theme of the next International Symposium in 2009 in Singapore when East meets West, the human dimension of Systems Engineering.
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