Brochure - SDM Program at MIT

					              The System Design and Management Alumni Present:
                      2002 System Engineering Conference
                                               October 24 - 25, 2002
                                        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                                                 Cambridge, MA

                          “System Engineering and System Change”

The System Design and Management (SDM) alumni are               learning capabilities in a world of increasing complexity and
sponsoring the conference, with this year's theme focusing on   rapid change. In his best-selling book, The Fifth Discipline:
"System Engineering and System Change.                          The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, he
                                                                presented tools and principles to help managers understand
Program Schedule                                                the structures and dynamics underlying organizations'
                                                                problems, as well as how their own ways of thinking often
Thursday October 24                                             create and perpetuate these problems. His most recent book,
 7:30 - 8:00 am   Morning Refreshments                          The Dance of Change, shows that sustaining growth requires
 8:00 - 8:30 am   Future Directions for SDM, Steve              a fundamental shift in thinking.
                  Eppinger                                       Ivy Hooks, President and CEO of Compliance
 8:30 - 10:00 am  SDM Entrepreneurship Case                     Automation, Inc., is a nationally renowned expert in
                  Study, Reinventing an Industry,               requirements development and management who educates
                  Chris Van Buiten                              and consults organizations on the importance of writing good
10:00 - 10:30 am Break                                          requirements. She has provided training and consulting in
10:30 am - Noon Keynote Address, System                         requirements for companies that include Rockwell-Collins,
                  Thinking, Peter Senge                         Lockheed-Martin, Hughes, Raytheon, Kodak and Allied
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch                                          Signal and government organizations including NASA,
12:30 - 2:00 pm Methods for Effective                           NOAA, FAA, and the Navy. Her seminars have been
                  Requirements Development, Ivy                 presented across the United States, in Canada and in Great
                  Hooks                                         Britain.
  2:00 - 2:30 pm  Break                                         
  2:45 - 4:00 pm  Past the Tipping Point: System                    Ed Crawley is a Professor and Head of Aeronautics and
                  Thinking Applied to Multi-Project             Astronautics Department at MIT, and a MacVicar Faculty
                  Management, Nelson Repenning                  Fellow. Dr. Crawley's current research interests include: the
 6:30 - 9:00 pm   Dinner with SDM Alumni and                    design of spacecraft and space systems, the development of
                  Current Students                              intelligent structures and the architecture of large engineering
                                                                systems. He is the author of over 50 journal publications. Dr.
Friday October 25                                               Crawley has served as the Chairman of the American Society
 7:30 - 8:00 am   Morning Refreshments                          of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Gas Turbine
 8:00 - 9:30 am   Small Business SE Practices in a              Institute (IGTI), Structures and Dynamics Technical
                  Big Business Environment, Troy                Committee, and serves as Chairman of the Soaring Society of
                  Hamilton and Nader Sabbaghian                 America (SSA) Structures and Materials Panel. In 1987, Dr.
 9:30 - 10:00 am  Break                                         Crawley was an advisor to the National Academy of
10:00 - 11:30 am Methods for Dealing with System                Engineering Committee on Space Station, and in 1993 was a
                  Complexity, Ed Crawley                        member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Space
11:30 - 12:30 pm Lunch                                          Station Redesign. He is also a member of the NASA
12:30 - 2:00 pm   Managing Interfaces Across the                Technology and Commercialization Advisory Committee
                  Value Chain, Charles Gardiner                 (TCAC).
 2:00 - 2:30 pm   Break                                          Steven D. Eppinger is Professor of Management Science
 2:30 - 4:00 pm   Effective Organizational Learning,            and holds the General Motors Leaders for Manufacturing
                  Paul Carlile                                  Chair at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a joint
 4:00 - 5:00 pm   SDM Alumni Town Hall Meeting                  appointment in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division. He
                                                                serves as co-director of the Leaders for Manufacturing and
On Saturday October 26, the Sloan Leadership Conference         the System Design and Management programs. Dr.
will be held.       For further program and registration        Eppinger's research efforts are applied to improving product
information see http://sloanleader.com/.                        design and development practices. This work has been
                                                                applied primarily in the automotive, electronics, aerospace,
Speaker Information                                             and equipment industries.
 Keynote Speaker: Peter Senge is founder and Chairman           Paul Carlile, Assistant Professor at MIT's Sloan School
of the Society for Organizational Learning, and Senior          of Management, holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in
Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Senge             Organizational Behavior. Carlile studies the problematic
studies how firms and other organizations can develop
  nature of knowledge - that is, that knowledge is both a source       members of the Paint Jug LLC. Group members work for
  of and a barrier to innovation. In his research, he focuses on       companies including Hewlett Packard, Sikorsky Aircraft, and
  the development of cross-boundary infrastructures that render        Pratt and Whitney. The group project was one of the winners
  knowledge more concrete, negotiable and transformable to             in the 1999 MIT entrepreneurship competition in the category
  those involved in a new product development setting. Carlile         of "reinventing an old industry". Paint Jug LLC is currently
  is a 2000 recipient of MIT Graduate Student Council                  led by Mark Scott of Sikorsky and Craig Rowles of Pratt and
  Teaching Award for his course, Organizational Processes.             Whitney.
   Nelson P. Repenning is an Associate Professor of                    Troy Hamilton (MIT SDM ’99) is engaged by DATEK,
  Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His                a leading Wall Street online broker for self-directed traders as
  work focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to         a Vice President of BigThink Corporation, a subsidiary that
  the successful implementation, execution, and design of              develops and operates technical systems used by DATEK. In
  business processes. His research interests include                   helping develop DATEK, Troy uses technology to give
  organizational change, process improvement applied to new            investors new capabilities for placing orders, not just to make
  product design, and the development of cross-disciplinary            traditional brokers more efficient. Troy has also helped
  management theory. His work draws on a number of                     developed BigThink’s system development process ensuring
  modeling methods including simulation, non-linear                    it has a focus on speed and innovation while ensuring
  dynamics, and game and contract theory.                              reliability and low risk for mission critical system
   Charles Gardiner, Vice President, Xerox Marking                    development efforts. Prior to joining DATEK, Troy worked
  Platforms has 22 years of experience in product platform             in the aerospace industry for Lockheed Martin and Lucent
  development.      He is presently working in the Xerox               Technologies Bell Laboratories, developing large-scale
  Engineering Center in Webster, NY, tasked with promoting             systems for the intelligence community.
  and implementing platform methods and initiating new                  Nader Sabbaghian (MIT SDM '99) has over five years of
  products for multinational commercialization. As a thought           experience in consulting, working for the North American
  leader in System Engineering practices at Xerox, he has              and European operations of Accenture and McKinsey &
  championed and coached critical parameter management and             Company on technology and strategy engagements for clients
  developed database tools to manage and assess technology             in Telecom, Banking and Airline industries. In 1999, he left
  maturity. He piloted the Extended Enterprises process within         consulting to concentrate his efforts on launching technology
  Xerox. Not content with theory, Gardiner led the engineering         start-ups in Europe. As part of the founding management
  team responsible for the fastest clean sheet program at Xerox.       team in Private Equity as well as Corporate backed ventures,
  He also holds three US patents.                                      Nader's role has been primarily in strategy, marketing and
   Chris Van Buiten (MIT SDM ’97) is a member of Paint                product     development.      Nader     subsequently      joined
  Jug Venture LLC, a group of seven students from the '97              BravoSolution to launch what is currently one of Europe's
  SDM class plus a student from the Rhode Island School of             leading B2B e-sourcing software and service providers with
  Design. Chris’ team collaborated on the design of a new one-         operations in Italy, France and Spain.
  gallon paint can as part of Steve Eppinger's Product Design
  class. They continue to collaborate on the project today as


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