Tuesday May 21, 2013


Jointly organized by IEEE Ottawa AICN; TMC/PCS/SSIT Joint Chapter and GOLD

Paul E. Gartz is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS), he is visiting Ottawa as part of distingushed lecturer canada east area tour. Paul is a member of the Boeing Technical Fellowship,former president of IEEE AESS, and IEEE global lecturer is the invited speaker. With over forty years of experience in large-scale and multi-billion dollar programs on commercial, defense, and civil project in aerospace and communications industries, Paul will talk about “Systems-of-Systems (SoS) & Systems Engineering”.
The world continues to become more technical, more integrated and more complicated. “Systems”, with their human interfaces, now abound, and these have become much more interconnected resulting in societal-changing capabilities. Is there a way to both increase business opportunities and address these issues? Now emergent are what are called “Systems-of-Systems (SoSs)”. These are a new way to view and optimize the interdependencies of major groupings of large numbers of products, services, technologies, information and humans that together provide higher societal functions. One example is air transportation where the assemblage of airplanes, radars, satellites, ground stations, airlines, weather, airports, etc. form a global, air transportation SoS. The talk will review 21st century best practices for advanced, systems engineering and systems thinking. It can be practically applied at any level of complexity or size to improve business and technical results. As a national skill base, it can advance whole industry sectors and even a country for competitive advantage at a global and GDP level. Japan vividly demonstrated this via the Toyota method from the 1960s onward.

Date & Time
Tuesday May 21, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Event Location
University of Ottawa, SITE Building, Room 5084 (University of Ottawa campus map)

Paid parking at and near the university; very good public transport access.

Room size is limited and registration is on a first come basis; send an e-mail to both: Barbara Waruszynski , chapter SSIT vice-chair) or Alfredo Herrera, (TMC/SSIT/PCS chapter chair).

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