This month Paul Martin, ESEP will be presenting “The Future of Systems Engineering”.  The presentation will take place at Noblis at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC.  The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations.  Mr. Martin, is a practicing Systems Engineer with over 35 years of experience, and is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County College of Engineering and Information Technology, Systems Engineering Graduate Programs.  Full abstract and bio can be found below.

Title: The Future of Systems Engineering
Presenter: Paul Martin, ESEP
Cost: Free
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2014
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Main Location: Noblis at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA & (NEW) Rockville, MD

Registration Information
Main 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 & more info at: http://incosewmaaug2014meetinglefant.eventbrite.com

Satellite 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 & more info at: http://incosewmaaug2014meetingchantilly.eventbrite.com

(NEW) Satellite Rockville, MD (hosted by Aerotek & Systems Strategies & Analysis (SSA), INC) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. Register & more info at: http://incosewmaaug2014meetingrockville.eventbrite.com

Abstract
It’s not hard to see that our society is being overrun by technology. And yet there is an expectation that we will solve our biggest problems by using technology. But these world spanning societal problems are becoming increasing complex and more difficult to solve because of the very technology that is embedded in the world already. Systems Engineering is a profession dedicated to finding holistic solutions that takes into account every eventuality. But trying to understand the emergent properties of the complex systems needed to solve complex problems is especially difficult. The future of Systems Engineering must address these issues in a comprehensive manner so that the next generation of Systems Engineers can face these challenges and find successful solutions. Paul Martin will be reviewing the 2014 INCOSE Systems Engineering Vision 2025 document in light of our present day dilemmas. Will Systems Engineering make the strides it needs to, so it can be part of making a better tomorrow for all of us?

Bio
Paul Martin, ESEP, is a practicing Systems Engineer with over 35 years of experience. He has been everything from a Product Engineer for General Electric Products Division to a Software Systems Engineer for a multi-million dollar Navy program. Presently he’s supporting a Government Agency’s Portfolio Management Office, helping them with Architecture alignment among hundreds of programs.

Paul is also the owner and President of SE Scholar, LLC , located at www.se-scholar.com, where he teaches an on-line INCOSE ASEP/CSEP Exam Preparation Course. He’s been teaching this course since 2009 and has taught several hundred students.

Paul has been involved with INCOSE since 2000 and has served on the local INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors as Programs Director and Communications Officer. Paul also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County College of Engineering and Information Technology, Systems Engineering Graduate Programs where he teaches ENEE 663: System Implementation, Integration, and Test and ENEE 667: Advanced Systems Engineering Processes. He’s also a Senior Member of IEEE.