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Industrial members

Program committee industrial chair


Clotilde Marchal

Since May 2011, Clotilde Marchal belongs to EADS Chief Technical Office (CTO) organization, where she is, as head of the “EADS Systems Engineering group capabilities”, EADS CTO Systems Engineering Representative inside and outside EADS. She represents EADS at INCOSE CAB and is in charge of promoting INCOSE certification at AFIS (French INCOSE Chapter) board. She chairs the EADS Systems Engineering Steering Group (SESG), which coordinates all EADS divisions activities in Systems Engineering, including strategy, benchmarking, processes maturity assessment, best practices sharing, training and certification, standardization, R&T, and technical policies. She delivers Systems Engineering expertise at regular technical assessments of EADS Divisions projects. Scope of her activities also includes software engineering (coordination of EADS divisions group as previous SESG group).

She has previously worked 20 years in the field of Software Engineering mainly in Defence Market (at Matra and EADS) at various positions from design to project management and line management of international teams . She moved 5 years ago to Systems Engineering field and created an international Systems Engineering Center of Competence for the EADS Cassidian Security Market. She is graduated from engineering school ENSIMAG (Grenoble) and is INCOSE Certified (CSEP level).

Other industrial members of the program committee


Gérard Auvray

Gerard Auvray belongs today to the ASTRIUM Space Transportation. For the last 35 years he has been involved in major defence and space programs, working in different fields: avionics architecture, ground systems, verification & validation, etc. Firstly he was in charge of launch systems for the French deterrence system. Later he took responsibility of the Ariane 5 launcher qualification. He also worked during several years in ARIANESPACE as ground system specialist for launcher operations.

Coming back to ASTRIUM, he headed a department dedicated to Electrical Ground System, in charge of definition and realization of qualification facilities for various programs (M51, Ariane 5, Automatic Transfer Vehicle – ATV , etc.), and for system validation. Besides, he has also been involved in “System of Systems” program for NATO customer (Active Layer Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence – ALTBMD).

Gerard is now System Engineering Senior Expert, in charge of ASTRIUM ST System Engineering strategy & road-map, and promotion of new SE improvements such as extended MBSE approach and virtual validation. He is also directly involved in several ASTRIUM improvement projects such as CMMI and Lean engineering initiative.

Despite the above professional activities, Gerard remains dynamic in social networking as the Technical Director of the INCOSE French chapter: AFIS. Also in term of transfer of know-how to the young people, he teaches “System Engineering” courses and training programs at different Engineering schools. He graduated both from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers and the Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aérospatiales.


André Ayoun

Since October 2008, André Ayoun belongs to EADS / ASTRIUM Space Transportation, where he is head of the “SESAR Industrial Support Technical Coherence team”. He manages a System Engineering group specially dedicated to provide Industrial Support to the SESAR Joint Undertaking in charge of the R&D aspects of the Single European Sky (SESAR Programme addressing Air Traffic Management). He previously worked with MATRA and THALES Groups, where he gained a large industrial experience in the successive management of various groups, in most activities of the development cycle (advanced studies, design, software development, integration, validation). He acquired a significant practical expertise in System of Systems engineering, in both defence and civilian areas.

He is graduated from Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Paris in 1975, and then joined the Institut de Recherches en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires (IRISA), where he worked in Image Processing. He, then, developed his competences in Image processing, pattern recognition, data fusion in Industry.


Martine Callot

Martine Callot leads a transnational Systems Engineering Research Team at EADS innovation Works. With more than 25 years’ experience in Systems Engineering, she manages a large portfolio of research projects developing innovative model-based methods for supporting complex design of Operations/Functions/Systems for the benefit of EADS Business Units. She was the Project leader of European Project FP4 MOKA.


Jean-Pierre Daniel

After his education as Aeronautical engineer, specialized in automation and avionics, Jean-Pierre Daniel took part for 30 years in the successful development of European transport aircraft, namely with Airbus.

He learned to dare innovation though with professionalism, when introducing fly-by-wire. He developed altogether products and processes leading to acceptance by authorities and successful entry into service. He exercised an holistic systemic approach looking for outer solutions to practical issues.

Jean-Pierre Daniel is now with AREVA trying to translate lessons learned in aeronautics to the domain of nuclear plants.

«There are many similarities and I have good hope that proven solutions can apply, despite distinct domain technologies, a different vocabulary and deeply rooted enterprise culture.»


Brigitte Daniel-Allegro

Brigitte is interested in activities which cross the cultural barriers and mobilise teams on projects. She worked 8 years in Nuclear Industry (EDF) then 18 years in Aeronautics (AIRBUS).

Her experience in industry has been built firstly on dependibitity concerns both in nuclear and aeronautics, leading then to a managerial approach of transversal activities interlinked with system design. She introduced System Engineering (SE) and Knowledge Management (KM) in Airbus France in the early 1990’s (Airbus Lead Contributor to the European Project MNEMOS) and created a training course on how to design and develop aircraft systems.

She applied and experimented these disciplines (SE & KM) on new systems developments for Airbus Programs as Head of Air Traffic Information Management System up to 1999, as Project Leader of an enterprise transformation project in 1999 – 2000, and then as Head of System Generals on the A380 program up to 2004. In 2006, she initiated a new business in Design and Textile Art based on multicultural and traditional techniques for innovative artefacts using System Engineering approaches.

Currently, she keeps combining Arts and SE to "think out of the box" while practising "Systems Thinking". She is in charge of a guide on Systems Thinking for the French AFIS association.

She holds degrees in Nuclear Engineering (ENSTA Paris Tech and INSTN-1976), in Enterprise Management (IAE-1984). She has been classified Airbus Expert in Safety and System Engineering (1996). She also holds the English City & Guilds Diploma in Design and Textile Art.


Alain Dauron

Alain Dauron graduated Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique in 1984 and then obtained a PhD degree at Université de Paris IX Dauphine in the area of Automatic Control applied to internal combustion engine. It was his first job as a Renault research engineer, in the framework of a collaboration with INRIA (Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et Automatique). He then built and led a research group in charge of Automatic control activities for R&AE projects. After moving to Powertrain Engineering division in 1998, he had several management positions in Powertrain Control development and tuning activities, and then he became Department leader of powertrain control systems. Coming back to advanced engineering in 2007, he led the upstream Systems Engineering department, aiming at applying SE in R&AE projects and at improving SE methods & tools. From 2011 to 2013, he also led a Research project about long range mobility based on Electric Vehicle. He is now General Manager in charge of Systems Engineering processes, methods and tools. His main interests in Systems Engineering are Requirements engineering, Systems V&V, SE in the context of large product lines, MBSE, and coupling of SE with calculation/optimization. He represents Renault in the AFIS (French INCOSE Chapter) Board of Directors, and is one of the two co-chairs of the INCOSE Automotive Working Group.


François-Xavier Fornari

Dr François-Xavier Fornari is VP-Engineering Deputy at Esterel Technologies. He is involved in the development of certified/qualified code generators for safety-critical embedded applications in avionics, railways and heavy-industry domains. His interests cover formal approaches to pratical problems as well as methodological aspects.

François-Xavier Fornari started is career as research engineer in synchronous languages at the Center for Applied Mathematics, a joint laboratory of INRIA and Ecole des Mines. Then he joined Esterel Technologies to industrialize the Esterel compiler and to work on hardware code generation. He moved as the project manager for the development of the new qualified C code generator for the Scade 6 language, following DO-178B, EN 50128 and IEC 61508 standards. Currently, he is also involved in the development of tools for system-level design. François-Xavier Fornari holds a Ph.D in computer sciences and a Master in architecture of digital systems.


Greg Gorman

At IBM Greg leads both the strategy and development of both the Rational Solution for System and Software Engineering and Rational’s Product Line Engineering Solution. Greg joined IBM through the Telelogic acquisition in 2008, where he served in several positions ranging from field engineer to sales executive to Vice President of Product Management over his 20 year history. Prior to joining Telelogic, Greg was with McDonnell-Douglas and then Honeywell Air Transport, where he led a software and systems team creating crew station displays for fighter aircraft and commercial jetliners. Greg is a graduate of The University of Missouri and is a Certified Product Manager, AIPMM. Greg also serves as one of IBM Rational’s thought leaders in the areas of complex systems development and is IBM’s Corporate Advisory Board Representative to the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He is also active in Scouting (and is an Eagle Scout), mentors a FIRST Robotics team and serves as INCOSE’s Associate Director of K-12 Youth Outreach.


Alan Harding

Alan Harding is the President of INCOSE UK, and an Engineering Fellow with BAE Systems. His principal business role is that of Engineering Process Manager where he is responsible for shaping the company’s global engineering processes in line with business needs. He also chairs the BAE Systems global community of practice in Systems Engineering.

Alan’s has over 27 years’ experience in Systems Engineering applied to programmes across all military domains and the security domain. His specialist interest areas include Capability, Systems-of-Systems, Competency Development and Architecture.

Alan is a recognised subject matter expert internationally, an active participant in INCOSE’s international activities including co-chairing its Systems of Systems Working Group, and he represents the global BAE Systems business at INCOSE.

Alan’s academic background is a BSc(Hons) in Physics from Durham University. Alan is Professionally Registered as a Chartered Engineer, achieved through the INCOSE UK/IET scheme.


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Carl Landrum

Carl Landrum is a Senior Engineering Program Manager within the Extended Mechanical System being designed and developed by Honeywell for the Airbus A350 aircraft. Primary responsibilities are for the system level requirements validation and verification of the Electric Heater System.

Carl joined the company in 1978 and has served in a number of engineering management positions over a broad range of avionics, engines and installations, including industrial, military, and commercial products. Prior to his current position, he managed the Maintenance Systems, On and Off Board for Honeywell Aerospace. In this role, Carl was responsible for system requirements, integration, analysis and embedded applications software and prognostic/diagnostic technology, tools and process development in support of Honeywell’s Aerospace products. Prior to that, Carl led the Systems Engineering department for propulsion engines and was responsible for Reliability, Maintainability and System Safety, Embedded Application Software as well as systems analysis and product development/field support for all of the engine enterprises. He also led the Integrated Control Systems operation, Turbomachinery controls design for the J/IST Demonstrator program which was the successful predecessor of the JSF (Joint Strike Fighter), engineering COE for hardware and services and led the successful qualification effort for the TFE1042 controls system.

Carl is a member of INCOSE and serves within Technical operations as Associate Director for Government Applications as well as Honeywell’s representative on INCOSE’s Corporate Advisory Board. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, a Masters degree in Engineering Management (Computer Systems Major) from Northeastern University and a Masters in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

He lives in Gilbert with his wife Louise. They have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Carl enjoys hiking, reading and travel – especially ocean cruises.

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Emmanuel Ledinot

Emmanuel Ledinot is senior expert in formal methods applied to software and system engineering. He was Dassault’s representative in ED-12/DO-178 formal methods group. Ledinot graduated as an engineer at Centrale Paris and then hold a Ms. Sc. in theoretical computer science at university Paris VII. Contact him at


Juan Llorens

Juan Llorens is Professor of the Informatics Department of the Carlos III University of Madrid – Spain (, as well as R+D officer in The Reuse Company ( He received his MS degree in Industrial Engineer from the ICAI Polytechnic School at the UPC University in Madrid in 1986, Spain, and his PhD in Industrial Engineering and robotics at the Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain in 1996. In 1987 he started his own company dealing with Artificial Intelligence applied to Database systems, named Knowledge Engineering SL (KE). Dr. Llorens worked as technical director in KE and as Marketing Director in Advanced Vision Technologies until 1992, when he joined the Carlos III University. Since 2003 he is Professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid. His main subject is Knowledge Reuse, which he teaches in the Informatics and Information Science graduate studies at the University. Dr. Llorens is the leader of the KR Group (Knowledge Reuse Group) within the University. In 1998 he was invited to the Högskolan på Åland (HÅ) (Åland, Finland). From 1998 to 2008 he split his educational activities between Madrid’s University and the HÅ, where he taught Object Oriented Software design. Since 2008, based on an agreement with his University, he shares his academic duties with a position of R+D officer in The Reuse Company (a brand of the spin-off organization named CISET) that commercializes systems engineering quality and reuse technology. Since 1999 he is also in the board of CISET. His current research involves the study of Knowledge technologies and System Engineering techniques integration towards Software and Information quality measurement and Reuse. He is member of INCOSE’s (International Council on Systems Engineering, Requirements Working Group.


Tim Lochow

Mr. Tim Lochow received his engineering degree (MSc) in aeronautics from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He joined EADS Innovation Works in 2003. The main focus of his work has been the research and development of processes, methods, tools and frameworks for Systems Engineering. During his career he has gained experience in various technical SE processes such as Requirements Engineering, Systems Architecting and Systems Engineering Management in operational as well as in large research programs. In his current position he is leading major research projects at EADS Innovation Works. In 2011 he has received the accreditation for Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) by INCOSE.


David Long

For over twenty years, David Long has focused on enabling, applying, and advancing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to help transform the state of the systems engineering practice. David is the founder and president of Vitech Corporation where he developed and commercialized CORE®, a leading systems engineering software environment used around the world. A committed member of the worldwide systems community, David is president-elect of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), an 8000 member professional organization focused on sharing, promoting, and advancing the best of systems engineering. Throughout his career, David has played a key technical and management role in refining and extending systems engineering to expand the analysis and communication toolkit available to systems practitioners. He continues to lead the Vitech team as they deliver innovative, industry-leading solutions to help organizations develop and deploy next-generation systems. David has served INCOSE since 1997 including a term as the Washington Metropolitan Area chapter president and international roles including Member Board Chair, Director for Communications, and Director for Strategy. He is a frequent presenter at industry events worldwide delivering keynotes and tutorials spanning introductory systems engineering, the advanced application of MBSE, and the future of systems engineering. His experiences and efforts led him to co-author the book A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering to help spread the fundamental concepts of this key approach to modern challenges. In 2006, David received the prestigious INCOSE Founders Award in recognition of his many contributions to the organization. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, as well as a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.


Padman Nagenthiram

Padman Nagenthiram holds a MA (Honours) degree in Electrical Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a MSc. (with Distinction) degree in Microwaves & Quantum Electronics and a PH.D degree in Electrical Engineering both from the University of London, England. He is also a Fellow of the Institute for Advancement of Engineering in Los Angeles, California. He recently retired from the Boeing Company where he was a Chief Systems Engineer and Technical Fellow, specializing in systems engineering, radar systems, modeling and simulation, tracking and control and software. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) as the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He is a life member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and has served as the chairman of the Los Angeles Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. He is currently the Director, Technical Services for Avam Technologies and consults on systems engineering and radar systems. He is also associated with the University of California, Irvine, California teaching and working with microwave applications.


Andrew Pickard

Andrew Pickard joined Rolls-Royce in 1977 after completing a B.A. and M.A. at Cambridge University in Materials Science, and a Ph.D., also at Cambridge University, in Fatigue and Fracture of Metals and Alloys. He worked initially in the area of Fracture Mechanics and fatigue life prediction. He currently works in Controls and Electrical Engineering as Head of Process, which is a global role in the Aerospace sector of the Company. He was appointed Rolls-Royce Associate Fellow, Systems Engineering in 2010. Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Chartered Engineer, and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, of SAE International and of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He is Vice-Chair of the SAE Aerospace Council, and was Chair of the INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board in 2010 and 2011.


Jean-Claude Roussel

Jean-Claude Roussel is a Senior Expert in Systems Engineering at EADS Innovation Works, in charge of Research projects on Systems Engineering with 32 years of experience in different Aerospace Programs.

From 2001 to 2009, Jean-Claude was responsible for Systems Engineering within Airbus where he defined the Policy which has been deployed on new aircraft (A380, A400M and A350). From 1995 to 2001, he was in charge of Project Management within Airbus and wrote the directive for Aircraft Project Management while setting-up the related components for A380 Program. From 1988 to 1995, he was dedicated to Configuration Management and defined the CM Plan for aircraft (A400M, VLCT, A330/A340) and the Hermes Space Vehicle for the ESA Space Program. His career began at Airbus in 1981 by developing Product Data Management application and data exchange standard for CAD/CAM tools.

He has been a member of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) since 2001 where he took an active role in the Requirements Working Group, extending it to European members. He was President of AFIS (Association Française d’Ingénierie Systeme), the French INCOSE Chapter, in 2007 and 2008, and received the Gold Circle Award of INCOSE.

Jean-Claude was the Technical Director of INCOSE from Jan 2011 till Jan 2013 and is a member and co-author of the BKCASE project (Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering) launched in Dec 2009 (see He is certified ESEP (Expert Systems Engineering Professional) from INCOSE.


Dominique Seguela

After a diploma in computer science, Dominique Séguéla has joined CNES in the early 80’s. She was involved in system and satellites studies and development for the SPOT spacecraft family. She covered a large spectrum of activities, in various technical domains (flight dynamics, satellite engineering, command and control, data handling, ground segment engineering), all along the lifecycle, from preliminary studies to operations. She was then responsible for several R&D areas, including onboard-ground system aspects and formation flying. In particular, she supervised the CNES mission group for the French formation flying experiment on the Swedish PRISMA program. As an expert in system engineering, she leads the CNES technical competence centre (CCT) SYS, which deals with conception, development and validation of complex systems. She is the CNES representative in AFIS (Association Française d’Ingénierie Système).


Hillary Sillitto

Hillary Sillitto is a Systems Engineering Consultant working for Thales Group. He has just completed a two year tour as Thales UK’s Systems Engineering Director. He started engineering in the 1970s, working on the design of novel optical systems for a wide range of system applications. He then worked successfully on increasingly diverse and complex systems, mostly for defence and aerospace applications, holding increasingly responsible positions in industry and government, running the UK MOD Integration Authority as an industrial secondee from 2005-8. He has been awarded 8 patents, and has published several papers at INCOSE international symposia, three of them winning Best Paper awards. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, lecturing in the Sustainable Systems teaching module, and a member of the BKCASE SEBOK author team and the INCOSE Systems Science Working Group. He was INCOSE UK Chapter president in 2004-6, was elected an INCOSE Fellow in 2009 and certified as an ESEP in February 2010. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and lives in Scotland.


Robert Swarz

Dr. Robert S. Swarz is Co-Director of the Systems Engineering Practice Office of The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit research and development center chartered to work in the public interest. There, he is involved in developing methodologies for systems security engineering and other systems engineering practices for the entire MITRE staff. Before joining MITRE, Bob was a researcher at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and an engineer at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. He has taught on the adjunct faculty of Worcester Polytechnic Institute for over thirty years, where he has developed and taught courses on systems engineering and computer architectures. Most recently, Bob developed new courses on Dependable Systems and System Security Engineering. He is Chair of their Systems Engineering Advisory Council.

Bob is co-author of the textbook Reliable Computer Systems: Design and Evaluation, now in its third edition, and is the author of other published papers on reliability and fault tolerance.

He has had a lengthy association with the Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance community, most recently as General Chair of DSN 2012 in Boston. Bob is also an active member of the International Council for Systems Engineering (INCOSE), where he serves as Assistant Technical Director for the past four years.

Bob holds a Ph.D. degree from New York University, a Master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.E. from NYU, all in electrical engineering, and an M.B.A. from Boston University.


Philippe Thuillier

Since September 2012, Philippe Thuillier belongs to ALTRAN "Intelligent Systems" solution, where he is Systems Engineering (SE) practice director, in charge of ALTRAN SE capability development and coordination. He first started his career as real-time embedded software engineer on different projects for the defense industry (8 years). He then spent more than 15 years as Systems Engineering consultant in very diverse sectors (air-traffic control, defense, aeronautics, healthcare, etc.). The projects he managed covered the different SE technical areas: systems definition (requirements engineering, architecting) and IVV; process, methods (MBSE, RBSE) and tools deployment; training and mentoring; support to contracting authorities for the procurement of large systems; etc. Philippe Thuillier is senior consultant and SE expert at ALTRAN. He teaches SE to ALTRAN engineers, clients and students (at ISAE, on SUPAERO graduate and Masters programs). He is also ALTRAN representative at AFIS (French INCOSE Chapter) board. He is a graduate from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (SUPELEC) and INCOSE Certified (CSEP level).


Xavier Warzee

Xavier Warzee is currently CTO of Palo IT as well as President of the French Scrum User Group. Xavier started his career in 1989 at Thales, formerly Thomson-CSF, working on the ESPRIT-2(1) PUMA(2) project using object-oriented technologies to develop programming environment for parallel computers.
After several research projects on object-oriented technologies (database, GUI, modeling, languages), Xavier started in 1995 a 6 years collaboration with the Ptolemy group, a part of the EECS department at UC Berkeley, contributing to the Ptolemy project, a research environment developed to study models of computation to design and model complex systems.
First, Xavier evaluated the Ptolemy project. His report was translated by the Ptolemy Group and sent to the DARPA RASSP(3) program, a major effort to develop iteratively radar/sonar systems using the Model-Year Approach, a.k.a. agile approach at a System Level. Then, Xavier developed for Thales an extension of the Ptolemy environment called Array-OL(4) to model and to codesign Hardware and Software for Signal Processing systems. Xavier also collaborated with Supélec to develop a Synchronous/Reactive extension of Ptolemy implementing the Esterel semantics invented by Gérard Berry, INRIA. Xavier joined Thales Optronic and contributed to model and design complex systems to test the integration of optronic equipments with fighters.
In 2001, Xavier joined Valtech, an Internet and Web company. Xavier served as an architect in several Java/J2EE projects for companies such as France Telecom, Société Générale. In 2005, Xavier took the lead of the Software Automation Group. This group developed a Software Factory based on continuous integration and Tests automation principles to improve productivity of teams and quality of projects. In 2006, Xavier was Certified Scrum Master(5) and applied Scrum, an agile approach to pilot projects, in companies such as General Electric and Crédit Agricole.
In 2008, Xavier joined Microsoft to help partners and customers to adopt agile solutions.
In 2011 and 2012, Xavier led the organization of the Scrum Day, the annual event for the Scrum community in France gathering more than 500 attendees.
In 2011, Xavier joined Palo IT as CTO to help organizations on their agile transformations and more widely to help organizations manage complexity at system and organization levels.
Since 1995, Xavier published several papers about complex system design (VIUF, VUFE, UC Berkeley conferences) and agile practices (Agile2008, AgileTour2009, ScrumDay2012 conferences). In 2010, Xavier has been elected President of French Scrum User Group and was a co-founder of the French Agile Institute.

(1) European Strategic Program for Research into Information Technology
(2) Parallel Universal Message-Passing Architectures
(3) RASSP : Rapid Prototyping of Applications-Specific Signal Processing
(4) Array-OL : Array-Oriented Language
(5) Scrum is an agile approach used to manage projects "


Mike Wilkinson

Mike Wilkinson, BSc, PhD. Mike is the Technical Director of Niteworks where he is on secondment from Atkins. He is the immediate past President of the INCOSE UK Chapter, co-chair of the INCOSE UK Chapter’s Architecture Working Group and co-chair of the INCOSE International Architecture Working Group. Within Atkins, he is a Technical Director in the Defence Business Unit and Chair of the Systems Technical Network, which provides a focus for the development of systems thinking and systems engineering across the whole company. He is a visiting professor at the University of Loughborough, where he is associated with the Engineering Systems of Systems (ESoS) group.