Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems: A Virtual Convocation


April 28, 2020
09:45 AM – 09:52 AM
President's Welcome
John L. Anderson, President, National Academy of Engineering
09:52 AM – 10:00 AM
Introduction to FOCUS
Guru Madhavan, Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar, Senior Director of Programs, and Director, Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems (FOCUS) , National Academy of Engineering
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Block I: Relearning from Complexity
On approaching safety in a complex adaptive system.
Roger McCarthy, Exponent, Inc., Emeritus
Barry Papke, Dassault Systemes—No Magic
Dean Gehring, Newmont
Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, Stanford University
James Jones, University of Florida
Andrew Clark, U.K. Royal Academy of Engineering
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Comments and Discussion
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Block II: Recursive Systems of Systems
On rethinking how feedback works in coupled systems.
Richard Foster, Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
Simon Levin, Princeton University
Michael Johns, Emory University
James Ellis, Stanford University; Formerly, U.S. Strategic Command
Nicholas Donofrio, U.S. Peace Technology Labs, IBM, Emeritus
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
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Comments and Discussion
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
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12:45 PM – 01:00 PM
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Virtual Break
01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Block III: Communicating Complexity
On what have we learned and how far can we go?
Ruth David, Formerly, ANSER, CIA, and Sandia National Laboratories
Katy Borner, Indiana University
Jason Providakes, MITRE Corporation
Graham Harrison, World Bank Group
Jeffrey Wilcox, Lockheed Martin Corporation
01:45 PM – 02:15 PM
Comments and Discussion
02:15 PM – 03:00 PM
Block IV: Capabilities and Competencies for Systems Integration
On where should we (re)start?
Darryl Farber, Pennsylvania State University
Susan Fitzpatrick, James S. McDonnell Foundation
Dawn Tilbury, National Science Foundation
Monty Alger, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Byron Pipes, Purdue University
Douglas Melton, KERN Family Foundation
03:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Comments and Discussion
03:30 PM – 03:45 PM
03:45 PM – 04:00 PM
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Reflections and Guiding NAE's FOCUS Program Development
Professional Societies and Participant Perspectives. Reflections, Next Steps, and Adjourn
Alton D. Romig, Jr., Executive Officer, National Academy of Engineering
04:00 PM
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