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Guest Speaker, David Long, announced for the INCOSE NE Member Meeting on 5/17/18

David Long was announced as the guest speaker for the INCOSE New England Membership Meeting on May 17th, 2018.

A committed member of the worldwide systems community and Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP), David Long is a past president (2014 & 2015) of INCOSE. David has served INCOSE since 1997 including a term as the Washington Metropolitan Area chapter president and international roles including Member Board Chair, Director for Communications, and Director for Strategy. He is a frequent presenter at industry events worldwide delivering keynotes and tutorials spanning introductory systems engineering, the value of systems engineering and systems engineers, the advanced application of MBSE, digital engineering, and the future of engineering systems. In 2006, David received the prestigious INCOSE Founders Award in recognition of his many contributions to the organization.

For over twenty-five years, David Long has focused on helping organizations increase their systems engineering proficiency while simultaneously working to advance the state of the art across the community. David is the founder and president of Vitech Corporation where he developed and commercialized CORE™ a leading systems engineering software environment used around the world. Throughout his career, David has played a key technical and management role in refining and extending systems engineering to expand the analysis and communication toolkit available to systems practitioners. His experiences and efforts led him to co-author the book A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering to help spread the fundamental concepts of this key approach to modern challenges. He continues to lead the Vitech team as they deliver innovative, industry-leading solutions to help organizations develop and deploy next-generation systems.

David holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, as well as a master's degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.

View David's Presentation details below:

Reimagining Systems Engineering

David Long Vitech Corporation Blacksburg, Virginia, USA Email:

Today’s challenges continue to grow in complexity, and the pace of change continues to accelerate. Traditional engineering disciplines are evolving to meet these challenges but struggle to do so successfully from within their silos. At the same time, systems engineering seeks to transform itself to model-based approaches, but far more is required. If systems engineering remains as it is today, we are on the short road to irrelevance. It’s time to move beyond the art of systems engineering and our traditional base of practice and engineer our place in meeting the grand challenges of the 21st century.


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