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Tue, Jan 22


UConn Hartford Room 216

INCOSE NE Monthly Membership Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut

Come join us in-person at UConn Hartford for our Monthly General Membership Meeting. George Walley from Ford will be our guest speaker on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

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INCOSE NE Monthly Membership Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut
INCOSE NE Monthly Membership Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut

Time & Location

Jan 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

UConn Hartford Room 216, 10 Prospect St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

About The Event

6:00-6:30 PM: Meet, Greet, and Mingle, Local Introductions at Local Sites, Eat Dinner

6:30-7:00 PM: Chapter Business

7:00-7:45 PM: George Walley, Ford, "A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Guide to MBSE Transformation At Scale"

7:45-8:00 PM: Discussion and Wrap-Up

Abstract: Depending on your personality, the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books of our youth were somewhere along the spectrum of “intriguingly” and “cripplingly”, filled with possibilities but also potentially terminal decisions. Deploying new initiatives like MBSE at scale in large organizations can feel the same way; full of potential and exciting but also hard and at times treacherous. What’s more, simply flipping back to take a different path isn’t always an option! This talk will share a hindsight look at some challenges and decisions encountered so far on this MBSE adventure at Ford, including successes and lessons learned, to serve as guides to others embarking on the same.

Speaker: George Walley is a Systems Engineering Technical Expect and Supervisor within the Controls & Automated Systems research division at Ford Motor Company, where he has worked for 15 years. He currently works is in the area of Automated Driving & Driver Assistance Systems, working previously on control systems for next-generation electrified vehicle propulsion systems and micro-hybrids, among other projects. As part of Ford’s efforts at making a digital transformation, George has also in-parallel spent the last 7 years working with others to define, extend, practice, coach and champion deployment of MBSE processes, methods, and tools at-large within Ford. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University, a MS in Product Development from University of Detroit Mercy, and serves in various capacities within groups like INCOSE, both locally and at the international level.

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