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Rational UK Systems & Software Engineering Symposium


   
 

Alan Harding Alan Harding
President Elect of INCOSE & President of INCOSE UK

As Head of Systems Engineering for Defence Information in BAE Systems’ Military Air and Information business, Alan is responsible for maintaining and developing all aspects of systems engineering capability. During Alan’s 28 years in Systems Engineering, he has worked in a number of domains and filled a range of roles including Chief Systems Engineer, Consultant Systems Engineer, and Engineering Functional Manager. His areas of expertise and that that interest him most are capability, systems-of-systems, competency development and architecture.

In November 2010 Alan was appointed an Engineering Fellow within BAE Systems, which recognises his professional expertise and his activities promoting systems within the company and in the wider UK and international community. Alan is a member of INCOSE UK and takes an active part in the working groups at both international and national level. Alan was one of the core members of the UK Capability Working Group, founded in 2008. Internationally, he co-chairs the INCOSE Systems of Systems working group (SOSWG), which was founded in 2011, a very active group with members from eleven countries and a range of industry domains.

Alan is Professionally Registered as a Chartered Engineer in the UK, achieved through the INCOSE UK/IET scheme, has an Honours Degree in Physics from the University of Durham in the UK and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

In November 2012 Alan was elected President of INCOSE UK. INCOSE UK is the second largest chapter in INCOSE, with over 800 members and an Advisory Board of over 30 organisations. He has been an active member of INCOSE since 2005 and has represented BAE Systems on the INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) since October 2008.

More recently, Alan became the President-Elect of INCOSE International, and will serve as President from January 2016-January 2018. In Alan’s free time he is a Trustee of my local Canal Restoration Society, where he enjoys applying his systems engineering and management expertise to help return 23 miles of waterway back to navigation.

Brian Dalgetty Brian Dalgetty
Director, Smarter Products & Industry Solutions
IBM

Brian Dalgetty has recently moved into the role of Director of Smarter Products responsible for Product & Systems Development and Rational Industry Solutions marketing. For the past 3 years, Brian has been leading the IBM Smarter Cities Product Management & Strategy team responsible for building a new portfolio of software solution products to improve city services across; City Operations & Planning, Public Safety, Emergency Response, Water Management, Transportation, Ports, Airports, and Stadiums.

Brian has more than 25 years of Systems & IT experience with a focus on; developing new products, building new brands, launching industry solutions and starting new businesses. He has led product development, systems engineering, solutions management, and marketing teams responsible for the design of laptops, handhelds, desktops, servers, printers and software solution products.

He began his career at IBM in printer product development responsible for the electromagnetic design of serial dot-matrix print heads. Additional assignments at IBM have included; Systems Engineering Manager for Desktop Products: managing teams of engineers responsible for the all aspects of electrical, mechanical, and software product development. Mobile Brand Manager: responsible for launching the ThinkPad i Series notebook product line. Director of Desktop Product Marketing: managing the marketing team responsible for IBM’s workstations, commercial, and consumer desktop products. Director of Market Development and Alliances: responsible for developing wireless, security, manageability solutions and creating industry alliances with companies including; Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, Nokia, Nextel, Kodak, and RSA. Director and GM of the Sensor Solutions business, focused on developing targeted industry solutions using wireless and sensor-based technologies like RFID that enable Machine to Machine (M2M) interactions and support the “Internet of Things”.

Brian earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He completed his master’s thesis in the MIT robotics laboratory optimizing the design and system performance of a direct drive robotic arm.

Greg Gorman Greg Gorman
Director, Rational Systems Product Management
IBM

At IBM Greg leads the System Solutions Team, RELM and the Systems Industries Team. Greg joined IBM through the Telelogic acquisition in 2008, where he served in several positions ranging from field engineer to sales executive to Vice President of Product Management over his 20 year history.

Prior to joining Telelogic, Greg was with McDonnell-Douglas and then Honeywell Air Transport, where he led a software and systems team creating crew station displays for fighter aircraft and commercial jetliners.

Greg graduated from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Product Manager, AIPMM and INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional.

Greg also serves as one of IBM Rational’s thought leaders in the areas of complex systems development and is IBM's Corporate Advisory Board Representative to the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

He is also active in Scouting (and is an Eagle Scout), mentors a FIRST Robotics team and volunteers as INCOSE's Associate Director of K-12 Youth Outreach.

Jeremy Dick Jeremy Dick
Principal Analyst & Co-Author
Integrate Systems Engineering Ltd

Co-author of a Springer book entitled “Requirements Engineering”, Jeremy has been an advocate of tool-supported requirements processes for many years. Known for his work on traceability, he coined the term “rich traceability” for the concept of traceability rationale. These principles have evolved into the concept of “Evidence-based Development”, which is one of his current interests.

With a background in formal methods, he has worked as a consultant in the requirements engineering domain for nearly 20 years, first with QSS and Telelogic, now with Integrate Systems Engineering Ltd. His roles have afforded him a broad exposure to requirements management practices and issues across many industry sectors. Recent work has included 3 years as part of the requirements team in a major UK defence programme applying Evidence-base Development, and currently working in the rail sector with HS2 ans the civil nuclear sector with Sellafield.

Presentation Title: Use IBM Rational tools to support Evidence-based Development

Presentation Abstract: One of the main objectives of systems engineering is to collect structured evidence that a system complies with its requirements. Evidence-based Development (EbD) is an approach to this based on requirements processes. The talk will explain Evidence-based Development, and show how the DOORS family of tools has been used to support such an approach.

Andrew Foster Andrew Foster
Product Manager, Systems Engineering
IBM

Andrew has more than 16 years experience working on a variety of large scale systems engineering projects at companies specialising in defence, aerospace, IT, and telecommunications. His industry experience as a systems team leader and process expertise eventually led him to join Telelogic as a senior technical consultant specialising in requirements management. After Telelogic was acquired by IBM in 2008, Andrew took on a product management role in the IBM Rational brand working with key strategic clients worldwide. More recently, Andrew has led a range of projects helping client’s transform their systems development approach using IBM Rational’s solution for systems and software engineering. Andrew is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineering & Technology and a member of INCOSE.

Presentation Title: An open, connected systems approach for product and systems development

Presentation Abstract: IBM helps companies transform to a systems approach for developing smarter products by providing solutions that are applied throughout the lifecycle and tailored to address industry-specific challenges. This transformation helps improve productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs, raise quality, provide greater safety and more efficiently demonstrate compliance with regulations and standards. To achieve this, companies need solutions that provide an open, connected set of capabilities, practices and services that can help them achieve:

  1. Traceability throughout the lifecycle - Capabilities and data linked between engineering functions
  2. Access to all engineering information - Engineers able to query, analyze and organize information from all disciplines

Collaboration between engineering disciplines - Engineers able to collaborate in near-real-time between multiple tools, from multiple vendors.

Andy Lapping Andy Lapping
Rational Technical Specialist, IBM & Parham Vasaiely, EADS

Andy Lapping is a Rational Systems Specialist and has over 15 years experience in Model Based Systems and Software Engineering. A subject matter expert in UML and SysML, he is an official content developer for the OMG SysML Certification examinations.

Andy is an expert in the application and customization of Rational Rhapsody and the developer of the Systems Engineering Toolkit and the UPDM Modeling Toolkit. Prior to this he spent 12 years testing and commissioning railway signalling systems.

Presentation Title: Rational Engineering Lifecycle Management

Presentation Abstract: Todays smarter products are very complex. Projects require collaboration across multiple engineering disciplines. The artefacts produced by different disciplines are created in different formats, using different tools, stored in different repositories, usually scattered across the organization. And yet very few projects start from scratch – there is a continuing drive to re-use existing artefacts. Locating artefacts and understanding what artefacts are available is a time consuming, often manual task, searching each repository in turn to find what you need.

This presentation and demonstration shows how Rational Engineering Lifecycle Management allows organizations to visualize, analyze and organize engineering data in order to quickly find information, understand the impact of change, and answer key engineering questions about the complex products and systems that they are building – all through a standard web browser.

Parham Vasaiely Parham Vasaiely
Airbus Group

Andrew has more than 16 years experience working on a variety of large scale systems engineering projects at companies specialising in defence, aerospace, IT, and telecommunications. His industry experience as a systems team leader and process expertise eventually led him to join Telelogic as a senior technical consultant specialising in requirements management. After Telelogic was acquired by IBM in 2008, Andrew took on a product management role in the IBM Rational brand working with key strategic clients worldwide. More recently, Andrew has led a range of projects helping client’s transform their systems development approach using IBM Rational’s solution for systems and software engineering. Andrew is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineering & Technology and a member of INCOSE.

Tony Sutton Tony Sutton
Senior Rail Sector Consultant

Tony has over 20 years’ experience as a Systems and Safety Engineer working on high profile projects within the railway industry on both over ground and underground networks. He initiated the development of the UK railway industry Strategic Risk Model in 1999, now managed by Railway Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) and has delivered systems and safety assurance for complex projects within other highly regulated environments. Currently he is working on another high profile rail project as an Interim Lead Requirement Manager developing the project requirements specifications to deliver the Clients expectations.

Presentation Title: System Engineering - Challenges in the UK Rail Industry

Presentation Abstract: The UK railways are the oldest in the world, originally built as a patchwork of local rail links by small private companies. This presentation gives an overview of the challenges of maintaining and upgrading a complex working system to accommodate the capacity and performance requirements of the future.

Duncan Bishop Duncan Bishop
Programme Director, Medical Technology Division
Cambridge Consultants

Duncan Bishop is a programme director in the medical technology division of Cambridge Consultants – one of the world’s leading innovation centres. He has a special interest in design processes for healthcare products – and the management of complex, interdisciplinary development projects. He has led the development of a number of medical devices, and is an inventor on several patents.

Following a first degree in mechanical engineering, Duncan studied aerosystems engineering at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell and systems engineering at the City University, and joined Cambridge Consultants in August 1996 after completing his commission in the Engineer Branch of the Royal Air Force. His duties in the RAF included the setting of air systems requirements, as well as flight test of aircraft and airborne weapons. Duncan is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Presentation Title: Systems Engineering - The Edge of Complexity?

Presentation Abstract: 'Less is more', according to the saying. And in healthcare product development it's often the 'small' projects that are more complex - and highlight the value of systems engineering.

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