This months presentation will be Laurie Wiggins presenting “Program Risk IDs effect on Risk Management” on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014.  Full abstract and bio can be found bellow.  The presentation will be given at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner and live broadcasted to Chantilly, VA; and Washington, DC.  Social hour starts at 6:00 pm at many locations, with presentation starting at 7:00 pm.  More information for each location can be found bellow.


(Main Location) Tysons Corner, VA (at McCormick & Schmick’s) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with lite refreshments.   The presentation starts at 7:00 pm.  $15 for INCOSE members and $20 for INCOSE non-members.  Register at:

Chantilly, VA (hosted by The SI Organization) – The presentation starts at 7:00 pm.  Free for INCOSE members and non-members.  U.S. citizens only.  Register at:

L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC (hosted by Noblis) – Social hour starts at 5:30 pm at the After Hours Bar (in the building).  The presentation starts at 7:00 pm.  Free for INCOSE members and non-members.  U.S. citizens only.  Register at:



After observing many space companies fail through the years, it became clear that systems engineering processes were not being appropriately utilized, including Risk Management (RM). The vision of Sysenex Inc. is to help company personnel help themselves, in the space and aerospace realms, to successfully bring products to market and be profitable. Based on an analysis of hundreds of programs, their risks and their failures, Sysenex has developed a software tool that takes risk identification, the first step in the RM process, and makes it a standardized, repeatable process that program personnel can apply to their programs. This disruptive capability, known as Program Risk ID, transforms an error prone, non-repeatable, non-standardized process into a straightforward exercise that can be used not only to discover risks on one program, but to compare risk profiles across programs.


Laurie Wiggins has over 25 years of experience in systems engineering and business development. Her strategic systems perspective drives her unique problem identification and solution skills, and enhances her ability to bring seemingly disparate elements together to create innovative solutions. In addition to her technical skills, she has a solid business perspective focused on customer satisfaction.

During her 19 years with The Boeing Company, Laurie held leadership roles on several successful development efforts. Her broad experience includes Space Station Freedom, the Sea Launch vehicle and satellite accommodations, space experiments, US air traffic control systems and software systems development. Laurie has helped many clients obtain new business via business and project planning and proposal writing.

Laurie has established two other companies in addition to Sysenex Inc.

ToSpace Inc. — a space payload services firm
New Leaf Global Inc., an environmental company.Her work with New Leaf Global includes strategic environmental consulting for World Vision International and the National Geographic.


Laurie is a consultant to firms in the aerospace, IT, and environmental industries, resulting in a broad experience base. She has a B.S. in Geophysics from Virginia Tech, and has completed subsequent coursework in systems engineering, management, and business.