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MBSE in a slide
Day Two
  • October 12 2022 - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Room Tesla

In this presentation, Prof Jon Holt and James Towers  will introduce on the concept of complexity, and discuss how MBSE is a natural evolution of document-based Systems Engineering. In this talk they will present and introduce the main considerations that must be addressed for successful MBSE implementation and adoption. This is summarised and encapsulated in ‘MBSE in a slide’.

This talk will not only introduce the main concepts, but will also dismiss many of the myths associated with MBSE, such as ‘MBSE is all about SysML’, ‘MBSE adds a large overhead to system development’ and that ‘all models are wrong’ amongst others. Topics covered will include: the System, models, notations, tools, frameworks and compliance.

Jon has 30 years’ experience in using and deploying MBSE in industry and MBSE in a slide represents a summary of everything that he has learned in this period, which is either an indication of brilliant abstraction, or a shocking indictment on how little has been achieved in the last three decades! Jon is an international award-winning public speaker and author. He is the author of seventeen books in the field of applied Model-based Systems Engineering. He is a Director and Principal Consultant for Scarecrow Consultants Limited, works in many industries and has applied his work in many disciplines. He is also a Fellow of both the IET and the BCS and was recently appointed as an INCOSE Fellow. Jon also holds a Chair in Systems Engineering at the UK Defence Academy and is the Technical Director of INCOSE UK.

James Towers holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Nottingham Trent University. Since gaining his degree in 1996 he has spent nearly 20 years working on software and systems modelling. James has presented both papers and tutorials at conferences and seminars as well as writing and teaching training courses. He has provided consultancy, training and mentoring to a wide range of organisations working in power electronics, telecommunications, rail, consumer electronics, information technology, finance, pharmaceuticals, retail and supply chain. James has just published his first book and is working on his second. He is a member of the IET and INCOSE, and chair of the INCOSE UK Model-Based Systems Engineering Working Group.