Nassim Taleb, Best-Selling Author and Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos are Keynotes for the CASE sessions at AVIATION 2013 Written 6 August 2013

Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange (CASE) tackles some of the most important system development issues facing aerospace chief engineers, program managers, and systems engineers today, such as minimizing cost overruns and delays, and mitigating late test failures. The Exchange begins with a Brainstorming Primer on 12 August.  

Opening Plenary
The opening session, moderated by Dr. Wilson Felder, will set the tone for the remainder of the event. The session will provide the opportunity to hear from key thought leaders in the complexity business as well as from successful complex aerospace systems practitioners. A key challenge for the aerospace community is to develop the theoretical underpinnings for systems engineering and this session will allow for discussion and development of those foundational themes.

Plenary Speakers

Nassim N. Taleb, Best-Selling Author and Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute
Art Thompson, Technical Project Director, Red Bull Stratos

Track 1: Complex Systems Development

  • Lessons Learned in Complex Systems Development – Chief Engineer Perspectives
  • Making the Business Case for Model Based Engineering  
  • Managing Complexity: Academic and Industry Perspecitie on metrics for Complex Systems  
  • Model Based Engineering use in System Development – Case Studies  

Track 2: Integration, Test, and Verification of Complex Systems

  • Development of Testable Requirements at the SoS/Capability Level  
  • Cost Optimization and Risk Mitigation through Strategic Early Verification  
  • Direction and Integration of Experimental Ground Test Capabilities and Computational Methods  

Track 3: Program Management to Achieve Robust and Resilient Systems

  • Program Management and Program Planning  
  • Supplier Management and Logistics  
  • Workforce Skills Development  
  • Program Organization  

CASE Wrap-up: Taking our Next Steps into a Complex World

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