(MBSE) Model Based Systems Engineering

Until recently, our System Engineering preliminary design processes were dependent on documentation and the occasional model.  By merging requirements, CAE and architecture processes using improved tools, our industries can now develop and exchange complex integrated models.  Is this formula working for you?  The consistent feedback is the challenge to keep these models aligned and integrated using multiple tools across the life-cycle.  The needs of each industry are diverse and the mix of solutions may vary.  This is the track where the different companies can share their experiences and compare capabilities from the different solution providers.  You are invited to join and participate in the discussions covering implementations, training, design success, and failures.


Track Leaders: Lily Hout (Boeing) and Brandon St Pierre (Boeing)

(CAMSC) Computer Aided Manufacturing & Supply Chain

The automated use of digital product definition is increasing which requires seamless data flow throughout the manufacturing and production systems. The track will cover the areas of processes, tools, and standards associated with data interoperability and focuses on CAD-to-CAM translation, the use of bills of material, parts management and geometry in numerical control, tooling, factory automation, manufacturing execution, quality and non-conformance processes as well as automated identification technologies, self-service and predictive analytics and data warehouse capabilities


Examples: Factory Automation/Robotics, RFID, Additive Manufacturing, Model Based Manufacturing, Data Analytics, Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), IIoT for Factory Equipment, Factory of the Future/Smart Factories, Digital Thread through the Manufacturing life cycle, Virtual Commissioning, Digital MRB, Intelligent Workplace, Digital thread to the Supply Chain


Track Leaders: Jonathan Alvarez (Northrop Grumman) and Melissa Harvey (Boeing)

(ET/IT) Emergent Technologies/Industry Transformation

The objectives of the Emergent Technology Track:


§Identification and introduction of Emergent Technology related to Product Data Interoperability (Examples: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence,  Machine Learning,  Information Security, Quantum Computing, etc.)


§Best practices, methods, architecture and test-beds demonstrating the use of the technology


§Architectural constructs to facilitate the introduction and integration of emergent technology into the product lifecycle ecosystem (supply chain, manufacturing, services and operational environment)

§Define and demonstrate industry transformation as a function of partnering, business alignment and co-product innovation through the integrated use of emergent technology


Track Leaders: Robert Rencher (Boeing) and David Nelson (Boeing)

(DevOps) Development and Operations

This track will address all facets of the DevOps framework including various Agile methods and discuss the challenges and solutions.


Development and Operations (DevOps) encapsulates the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and streamlines the processes involved for development, security, and operations.


DevOps also helps foster and embrace change, communication, integration, and automation to support the development, test and validation, deployment, release, and maintenance of high-quality solutions both hardware or software.


Track Leaders: Juan Hernandez (Northrop Grumman) and Thomas J Ortiz (Boeing)

(3D MBD) 3D Model Based Definition

This track consist of technical presentations, demonstrations and discussions focused on creation and management of Model Based Definition best practices, integration, implementations, issues, challenges, data interoperability, product lifecycle management, standards and visualization presented by the aerospace and automotive industries thought leaders.  Attending this track gives you a unique opportunity to see the innovative solutions being deployed across the industry, build your Computer Aided Design (CAD) peer network and have open discussions about the tactical issues of operating in a heterogeneous world.


Example: Securing 3DPDF, data translation/migration between CAD systems with validation


Track Leaders: John Mimms (Northrop Grumman) and Robert Fisher(Boeing)