SSE Seminar: Tomas Huldt, Model-based systems engineering

Friday, June 27, 2014 ( 11:00 am to 12:30 pm )

Location: Babbio Center 110 & Online via Blackboard Collaborate

SSE Seminar Series
Model-based systems engineering – a short walkthrough in the Scandinavian engineering landscape

Tomas Huldt
Principal Consultant - Engineering Management, TM&C Consulting AB -- Sundbyberg, Sweden

ABSTRACT:  The new buzzword in engineering management is “model-based systems engineering”. Is there anything to it, or is it just a new word passing through?

Model-based engineering is nothing new; it’s been around for thousands of years. Engineers have always used different kind of models, from drawings to full-scale mockups. However, during the last decade new and more holistic systems approaches has been developed, supported by the digital revolution, capable to integrate vast amount of data in a structured way. By using these new standards and tools it is now possible to integrate engineering domains and system life-cycles, earlier separated and loosely coupled, in a organized and controlled manner.  This will, with no doubt, change the way we work today by introducing a digital thread managed throughout a systems lifecycle, from cradle to grave.

During my talk I will discuss the model-based paradigm and try to identify what efforts have been taken to increase our engineering capabilities and elaborate around where we are today and where we are heading, using Scandinavia as benchmark.

BIOGRAPHY:  Tomas Huldt is Principal Consultant in Engineering Management at TM&C Consulting AB in Sundbyberg, Sweden. He has 20 years of experience in consulting and lecturing within Logistics and Systems Engineering, specialized in the acquisition and product definition of defense platforms industrial product portfolios. Mr. Huldt holds a M.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He is a member of the Swedish INCOSE Chapter and is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) and CSEP — Acquisition (CSEP-Acq.).