My daughter Stephanie graduated from MIT this year and I got to hear Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and best-selling author, give the Commencement address. Her message was about the effects of Technology on the Society and the World, what I heard … We Need a Better ConOps!
How is Systems Science an oxymoron? It may come from the fact that studying Systems requires a holistic perspective whereas the fundamental concept of Science is looking at things in a reductionist manner. So how do you reconcile these two fundamentally different approaches into one discipline? Maybe the key is looking and seeing “systems’ everywhere.
Every year the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter holds a Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Gala to celebrate local INCOSE members who have gotten the INCOSE SEP Certification (ASEP, CSEP & ESEP). This is my report for the 2016 version. It’s fun to be in the company of friends, peers and colleagues of your chosen profession.
On July 27, 2015, I gave a Keynote Address to the Summer Simulation Multi-Conference for the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS). I talked about micro-verse, the Incredible Hulk, the history everyday reality, Internet of Things, the Science of (or lack there-of) Systems Engineering, the concept of Emergence, and M&S. It ended with a big heartfelt thank-you to all the modelers present.
Here are my slides and references for those who want more detail on my lecture. Enjoy.