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It's a fact new products and systems are constantly getting more intelligent and complex. To stay ahead of competition and follow the curve of technological opportunities while managing talent scarcity issues, innovation leaders are changing their way of engineering. Presentations in this stream cover state-of-the-art technologies and methods to manage complexity and increase the speed of engineering in high tech and multidisciplinary areas. 

10.45 - 11.15 Paul Jansen - Founder & CEO Tiobe Software

What is happening in the Embedded Programming World? - Separating Hype from Trend

We are living in an ever changing world, especially in the IT business. Separating hypes from trends, Paul Jansen will show what the trends are in the embedded programming world. For this he uses two important sources of data. One is from the famous TIOBE index about the popularity of programming languages and the other one is from the more than 1 billion lines of source code his company checks automatically every day for companies such as ASML, Volkswagen, Philips, TomTom and Huawei in search of possible programming defects. He will tell you which programming languages are up and coming and which new software development techniques and tools are here to stay.

11.45 - 12.15 Wouter Leibbrandt - Science and operations director ESI at TNO

Prepare for impact: coping with the next level of complexity

Over the past decades, the digitalization of high tech systems has had strong impact on the nature of systems engineering, leading among others to model based engineering as indispensable to cope with the complexity of systems. In the coming five to ten years, trends like systems of systems, AI, autonomous systems and mass-customization will further increase the complexity of high tech systems in dramatic ways. In this talk we will explore how this will impact the nature of systems engineering and how we should prepare for that future. We will look at some examples of systems that we are involved in with research projects at ESI (TNO).

14.30 - 15.00 Arjen Klomp - Strategic Programme Manager Software at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Going digital in software engineering

Digitalization in software engineering is already ongoing for quite some years. Trends like model driven engineering, creation of domain specific language are examples of this. And the last few years continuous integration, continuous delivery or DevOps are applied in many software engineering environments, have become mainstream and can be considered a form of digital engineering as well. The common theme is automation and integration. In this presentation I will share some of our recent experiences with the automation and integration of our –software- engineering process and ideas for further steps.

15.30 - 16.00 Paul Schreinemakers - EMEA Director at INCOSE & owner at How2SE

The future of Systems Engineering

Some key challenges are at play in the world around us, urging us to change our approaches of traditional systems engineering. First of all systems engineering applications in the defense, automotive, healthcare and rail or road infrastructure sectors are becoming ever more software intense. As a result the duration of the traditional V-model is way too long and validation is performed too late. Secondly systems and their context are becoming ever more complex as well as non-deterministic in their behavior, so the application of proper system architecture is absolutely fundamental. Finally we need to invest in our workforce capabilities. Proper system thinking should become a generic competence to tackle the mentioned challenges as a routine. So “where next” for systems engineering?

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