Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems: A Virtual Convocation

Meeting in Progress
Details
April
28
2020
to
April
28
2020
April 28, 2020 AT 09:16 AM
Virtual
Schedule
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020
  • 09:45 AM To 09:52 AM
    President's Welcome
  • 09:52 AM To 10:00 AM
    Introduction to FOCUS
  • 10:00 AM To 10:45 AM
    Block I: Relearning from Complexity
  • 10:45 AM To 11:15 AM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 11:15 AM To 12:00 PM
    Block II: Recursive Systems of Systems
  • 12:00 PM To 12:30 PM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 12:30 PM To 12:45 PM
    Synthesis, Reflections, and Opportunities (Blocks I and II)
  • 12:45 PM To 01:00 PM
    Virtual Break
  • 01:00 PM To 01:45 PM
    Block III: Communicating Complexity
  • 01:45 PM To 02:15 PM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 02:15 PM To 03:00 PM
    Block IV: Capabilities and Competencies for Systems Integration
  • 03:00 PM To 03:30 PM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 03:30 PM To 03:45 PM
    Synthesis, Reflections, and Opportunities (Blocks III and IV)
  • 04:00 PM To 04:00 PM
    Adjourn
Speakers
  • Ruth David is retired but remains active as an independent consultant while also serving as Secretary/Treasurer for the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences. She recently served a four-year term (2015-2019) as Foreign Secretary of the NAE, assuming the position after retiring from Analytic Services Inc. ...

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  • James Jones
    University of Florida

    Dr. Jones, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of Florida, received a PhD degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is internationally recognized as a leader in mathematical modeling of cropping systems; interactive effects of climate, soil, water, genetics, and management on ...

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  • Guru Madhavan
    National Academy of Engineering

    Guru Madhavan is the Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and senior director of programs of the National Academy of Engineering, where he is also founding director of the Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems (FOCUS) program. He has served as a technical advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the European Union Malaria Fund. ...

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  • Dr. Andrew Clark is Director of Programmes at the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering overseeing their enterprise, research, international partnership and sustainable development activities, which give grants totalling over $50 million each year to engineers around the world. He is a member of the board of the Engineering X Safer Complex ...

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  • Mr. Nicholas M. Donofrio
    NMD Consulting, LLC

    Nicholas M. Donofrio  ... IBM Fellow Emeritus and Executive Vice President Innovation and Technology (Ret.) ... CEO NMD Consulting LLC

    Nicholas M. Donofrio began his career in 1964 at IBM, where he remained for 44 years in increasingly responsible roles, including those of division president for advanced workshops, general manager of the ...

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At-a-Glance

Join the virtual NAE Convocation of Professional Engineering Societies on April 28, 2020. Distinguished speakers from industry, universities, government, and nongovernmental organizations will discuss contemporary societal challenges that could benefit from a complex systems engineering mindset and consider approaches to advance our collective capabilities and competencies, from engineering practice to education and policy. The discussions are expected to inform a new NAE initiative under development entitled Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems (FOCUS)

Sponsors:
Dassault Systemes
United Engineering Foundation.

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