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Thursday, July 28 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Rick Dove: Enabling and Facilitating Engineered Sustainability

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Engineered system solutions are confronting an increasing rate of evolution in their operational environments – bringing both threat and opportunity. Sustaining these systems requires enabling and facilitating a capability to evolve in concert. The agility of a system to respond effectively to evolutionary change is a function of its architecture, design, and operational behavior. We will look under the hood of effective examples, focusing on the enabling and facilitating design characteristics that manifest as resilience and composability. Comparisons will be made of natural system sustainability-mechanisms with artificial system analogs. The law of natural selection rules well beyond the organisms in the biosphere, with the operational environment harshly determining what is sustained. The points to be made come from 25 years of analyzing countless systems for common concepts that enable and facilitate sustainability, and more recently, application of these concepts to a critical need for agile security in the face of intelligent and determined agile adversaries.

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Gary Smith

Healthcare Ambassador, Systems Engineer at Airbus Group, INCOSE
Gary Smith is a senior expert in systems engineering at Airbus Defence and Space and INCOSE ESEP. He has been a lead systems architect for their border protection systems. He is an active contributor to the INCOSE/ISSS systems science working group and the healthcare working group... Read More →

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Rick Dove

Paradigm Shift International, Inc. and Stevens Institute of Technology
Rick Dove is a leading researcher, practitioner, and educator of fundamental principles for agile enterprise, agile systems, and agile development processes. In 1991 he initiated the global interest in agility as co-PI on the seminal 21st Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

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