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Tue, Oct 23


UConn Hartford Campus Hartford, CT

INCOSE NE October Membership Meeting in Hartford, CT

Come join us in-person at UConn Hartford for our INCOSE New England General Membership Meeting. We will be meeting the 4th Tuesday of each month through November 2018. Stephane Lacrampe from Obeo will be our guest speaker.

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INCOSE NE October Membership Meeting in Hartford, CT
INCOSE NE October Membership Meeting in Hartford, CT

Time & Location

Oct 23, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

UConn Hartford Campus Hartford, CT, 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: INCOSE Overview and Chapter Business

7:00-7:45 PM: Invited Speaker: Stephane Lacrampe, "Capella: The journey of open-sourcing a MBSE tool"

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

Abstract: Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) has become a hot topic in the last months. The MBSE approach was first popularized by the Incose in 2007 and aims at having systems engineers transitioning from a document centric approach to a more formalized approach using models to represent their systems. MBSE is envisioned to be the next shift to enhance significantly our engineering capacities so that engineers can cope with the steadily growing systems' complexity. Thales ( started their MBSE journey back in 2005, being mature on modeling and having already developed advanced engineering practices. As field systems engineers rejected SysML tools, they took the decision to invest significantly in a innovation scheme to create a pioneering MBSE method (Arcadia) and a tool (Melody). In 2014, Melody became Capella, the name that was chosen when open-sourcing Melody. In this presentation, Stephane Lacrampe will present Thales' journey to create an in-house MBSE tool and the rationale that lead to open-source it. We will explore the different maturity steps and collaboration activities that took place along the way, the financial implication and the underlying business model and strategy that first made Capella a success within Thales; up to large-scale adoption by organizations worldwide as illustrated by the recent announce from Siemens PLM Software to integrate Capella in System Modeling Workbench for Teamcenter.

Speaker: Stéphane Lacrampe co-founded Obeo in 2005, an independent software vendor based in France that became a leading provider of open source modeling software for system and software engineers, enterprise architects and domain modeling experts. He acted as the CEO of the company for the last 12 years. He is now director of Obeo Canada and is in charge of the business development in North America for the company.

Stéphane Lacrampe has a great experience on business and partnerships development using open source business models. He was a board director of the Eclipse Foundation for 2 years, and also managed the partnership with Thales that lead to the creation and the open-sourcing of the Sirius technology ( He is also actively involved in the development of the Capella MBSE tool ecosystem ( and is an elected member of the Capella Industrial Consortium as well as an INCOSE member.

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