ASEC 2016. An Engineers Meetup Story.
INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference
- The Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) is INCOSE UK’s flagship annual event and brings together a wide range of professionals from a variety of backgrounds, with the common interest of building upon their Systems Engineering (SE) knowledge and sharing ideas with their peers.
INCOSE UK hosted its first annual conference in 2010, with the aim of creating the premium annual Systems Engineering conference in the UK. Now in its 6th year, ASEC has indeed grown to become the UK’s foremost SE conference, with this year’s theme being ‘Building on Success’.
- This year's location: Warwick Conference’s flagship venue, the Scarman Centre at the University of Warwick.
- It all started one day with an email in your inbox.
What can it be this time? Then people started to talk ...
- First thing I got my name badge. Got upgraded this year.
- Programme of the conference. Lots of content, must decide what to see. But, after all, it's Systems Engineering, one needs to find the best trade-off...
- Additional Elements were available:
- Working Groups had the opportunity to bid for up to three 45 minute sessions each day to conduct working group business, or engage with delegates who may not normally be able to attend their meetings.
- We were pleased to have Ben Jones, Professional Development Executive at the Engineering Council, with us to discuss the importance of continuous professional development (CPD) and to provide a demonstration of how to use their MyCareerPath tool to record CPD evidence against professional competencies.
- There was a “Fringe” session each day. Engaging and informative, providing a space where delegates can explore aspects of Systems Engineering and its relationship with its wider context.
- There is a long long day ahead of us.
- Because we are engineers. And mostly because what we engineer are systems, and everybody knows that a system is more than the sum of its parts ...
- Richard thinks we must take care what we engineer.
- It kicks-off with our next former president reminding all what is INCOSE, and what's INCOSE-UK.
- In the meantime, radio waves are floating through the ether dreaming about the unending void ... We are just talking on Twitter about the new registration flyers:
- Rhys Davies, President of eAsset Management.
- Rhys is the Chairman of ISO Committee (TC251), leading 31 countries in developing InternationalStandards for Asset Management and resulting in the publication of the ISO55000 series in2014. He continues to lead that group in its ongoing work.
- 55001 and 15288: Two Sides of the Same Coin. Much is made of Asset Management ‘just being something we have always done’. But in a world where we have had strong bodies of knowledge in the fields of reliability engineering, Systems Engineering, and maintainability, why do we still fail to deliver effective performance? This keynote will try to challenge our thinking and try to explore where Asset Management fills in some of the gaps. It will also highlight the missing bits that no standard can fill…
- Michele Trevithick is talking about Model-based Systems Engineering Approach to Evidence based Decision making.
- Then Rick Adcock proceeds to Scenario Selection Method for System Scenario Analysis.
- Next, Data Visualisation for Systems Engineers - John Welford.
- It's worth checking out the link extuitive.co.uk/10reasons/
- Finally, Stephen Powley wonders if Are We Talking the same Language? Multilingual Systems Engineering.
- Many things to consider in an international programme.
- Anecdotal? example of sending the text by email to the translator service. Never imagined they might not work today:
- In the meantime, James is very busy:
- Voting happens on opinion on current matters.
- But this immediately led to recognising, again even in the audience, the disproportional gender representation.
- Quite a strange coincidence to count 9 persons when talking about 9%.
- Professor Andy Stanford-Clark,IBM Distinguished Engineer for the Internet of Things.
- Professor Andy Stanford-Clark is a Distinguished Engineer in IBM’s global Internet of Things team and an IBM Master Inventor, with more than 40 patents.
- Explained how the Internet of Things is making a huge difference in the industrial manufacturing world, to improve process efficiency and reduce downtimethrough predictive analytics. He explains how the new area of “cognitive” analytics, using unstructured data such as images and machine learning, can give a holistic view ofthe manufacturing process to achieve levels of improvement that have not been seen before.He gives examples of how the IBM Watson analytics services are being used to makemanufacturing more efficient and eliminate downtime due to unplanned maintenance.
- Anne Bearne: How not to do Requirements Management with Civil Engineers.
- Paul Wheway: Agile SCRUM in Systems Engineering – A Practical Application.
- Details here: https://incoseonline.org.uk/ASEC2016/Tutorial.aspx …
- We are pleased to have Ben Jones, Professional Development Executive at the Engineering Council, with us to discuss the importance of continuous professional development (CPD) and to provide a demonstration of how to use their MyCareerPath tool to record CPD evidence against professional competencies.
- MBSE Working Group
- During this session, the Model-Based Systems Engineering Working Group gives a brief overview of its objectives and current work-streams, plus launch a new 'Interest Group' activity aimed at keeping all members informed about all things MBSE.
- Exciting stuff!
Rocket Science Dinner.
- Karl being fascinated by the rocket.