NMWS 2017 Guest Speakers

Philippa Hopcroft, PhD

  • Senior Research Fellow, Computer Science, University of Oxford
  • Philippa Hopcroft, PhD

    Dr Philippa Hopcroft is a Senior Research Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. She completed her PhD at Oxford in 2001, in the area of security protocol analysis. Since then, Philippa has specialised in the development and application of formal verification technologies for improving the development of complex software systems in industry. She has co-invented several new patented technologies in this field, and demonstrated how such approaches can be effectively applied across a number of domains in practice. Following eight years as Head of Research and IP for a Dutch technology company that commercialised this work, Philippa sought to broaden her business experience and took on a business development role at Oxford for two years. She successfully leveraged Oxford research across the science disciplines and established numerous strategic partnerships with multi-nationals in automotive, finance, defence and aerospace.

    Since May 2016, Philippa is leading several research projects at the University of Oxford that seek to bring the power of automated verification and code generation to model-based engineering platforms in an accessible way. The motivation for this work is the escalating cost of developing software across industry sectors, and the need for a new generation of technologies to tackle the increasing complexity of modern systems. As such, Philippa collaborates extensively with industry partners on these research projects and develops exploitation routes for the eventual commercialisation of the resulting technology.

    Frank C. Alvidrez

  • Senior Cybersecurity Flight Test Engineer, Spectrum Inc.
  • Frank C. Alvidrez

    Frank Alvidrez is a senior flight test engineering working to support AFOTEC DET 5 at Edwards AFB in support of Air Force operational flight testing for Electronic Warfare (EW) and Cybersecurity. He specializes in advanced system engineering and architecture techniques and their applications to Operational Test and recently led various recent efforts of cybersecurity planning and test execution for the B-2A”Spirit” Bomber. He has 30+ years of experience in system engineering of aerospace programs. He is a Certified Enterprise Architect (DoDAF & UPDM). He currently supports a number of major Department of Defense efforts in Flight Test, Cybersecurity, System Engineering, Model Based System Engineering, Program Management, Enterprise Architectures, NetCentric Data Strategy, SysML, and DoDAF/UPDM Training. He is an alumnus of USC Viterbi School of Engineering and was commissioned from the NROTC program at USC as a 2nd Lt of Marine. Remains as Industry Faculty in the area of System Engineering and MBSE. He served in the Marines as a Naval Aviator and worked in the Defense Industry in various acquisition and engineering assignments. Mr. Alvidrez also worked 20 years for the Lockheed Martin Skunkworks and has worked a number of projects to include; B-2A, F-22, F-35, Navy J-UCAS, F-16, C-130, A-4AR, U-2, SR-71, OV-10A/D and various classified projects. He is a member of the Association of Enterprise Architects (a|EA), INCOSE, and a number of other professional organizations on System Engineering and Enterprise Architectures.

    Andrius Armonas, PhD

  • Product Manager, No Magic, Inc.
  • Andrius Armonas, PhD

    Andrius is the MagicDraw Product Manager and Cameo Collaborator Product Manager, with more than 15 years of experience in software development. As a Product Manager, he is responsible for setting directions for the products, forming their vision and roadmaps, selecting capabilities for each new version of MagicDraw and Cameo Collaborator. He is also working with major customers and ensures that the internal development team knows and understands the strategic directions and customer demands. His responsibilities also include understanding the market and the competitive environment.

    Jon Barcellona

  • Director, Heatlh Advisory Strategic Technologies, PwC
  • Jon Barcellona

    Jon is a leader in Health Industries Advisory with a focus on strategic technology for large payers and providers with a background in member & claims processing, EHR, population health, and consumer engagement. He has 35+ years experience delivering mainstream commercial products and enterprise systems. Jon is experienced in product strategy, enterprise architecture, innovation initiatives, cloud replatforming, Agile transformation, organizational optimization, and M&A due diligence, for both entrepreneurial startups and mature organizations. Prior to joining PwC, Jon was engaged as CTO for several public & private companies and as executive driver for a large regional healthcare insurer.

    Rokas Bartkevicius

  • Senior Solution Architect, No Magic, Inc.
  • Rokas Bartkevicius

    Solution Architect at No Magic Europe, which develops popular UML modeling product MagicDraw. I'm responsible for consulting various MagicDraw customers on how to get most value from modeling and adopting modeling practices to fit diverse customer contexts. Before joining No Magic I worked as a developer, analyst, and project manager in Agile culture based software development company working in GIS domain, where actively contributed to process improvement activities and acted as a modeling evangelist. I hold Master in Computer Science and I'm OMG Certified UML Professional, OMG Certified Expert in BPM.

    Justinas Bisikirskas

  • Product Manager, No Magic, Inc.
  • Justinas Bisikirskas

    Justinas Bisikirskas is the Product Manager and Senior Systems Analyst at No Magic. Primarily focusing on collaborative modeling environment he plays a key role for setting the direction of the development of Teamwork Cloud. Justinas holds multiple professional certificates: OMG-Certified Systems Modelling Professional, OMG-Certified UML Professional, Sun Certified Java Programmer. During latest years he delivered multiple onsite trainings and workshops in UML and General/Collaborative Modeling topics. Currently he studies PhD in Informatics Engineering at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). His research interests include Domain Specific Modeling and Ontologies.

    Ben Calloni, PhD

  • Fellow, Lockheed Martin
  • Ben Calloni, PhD

    Dr. Ben Calloni is a Lockheed Martin Fellow for Embedded Cybersecurity and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a senior research program manager of Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth assigned to the Advanced Development Programs, formerly known as “The Skunk Works". His research interests are in the area of Software Security and Safety Assurance.

    Dr. Calloni serves as the LM Corporate representative to the Object Management Group (OMG), is currently serving on the OMG Board of Directors, and co-chairs the System Assurance Task Force developing international specifications for System Assurance modeling tools. He also chairs the Cybersecurity Subgroup of the USAF Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO) Open Mission Systems (OMS) standardization effort. The subgroup is developing the common security controls and requirements using the latest DoD RMF and 800-53 instructions and guidance for OMS compliant systems of the future.

    Dr. Calloni was inducted in 2013 as a Texas Tech University Distinguished Engineer for his lifetime contributions to the field of Software and Security Engineering. He is licensed by the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer in Software Engineering. He was the first software engineer nationally in Lockheed Martin Corporation to achieve software engineering licensing.

    Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Calloni served as a USAF Fighter Pilot in the F-4 Phantom with 2000 hours. He served operational tours in Europe, South East Asia, CONUS, and as an F-4 Central Instructor School instructor. He has a Ph.D. and M.S in Computer Science (Texas Tech University), an M.A. in Theology (Wayland Baptist University) and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Purdue University).

    Cory Casanave

  • President & CEO, Model Driven Solutions
  • Cory Casanave

    Mr. Casanave is an accomplished information technology senior executive with more than 20 years’ experience at all levels of product and application development and management. He is seasoned in researching and developing solutions, products, standards, and methods with intimate, first-hand knowledge of technology evolution as a chief decision maker. As a key collaborator, Mr. Casanave is adept at communicating at all organizational levels, sharing and collecting insights for maximized, collective understanding of critical objectives and effective execution of plans. He is a visionary leader, adept at developing a compelling vision and sharing insights with key contributors to help organizations achieve their vision. With complementary expertise and a track record in project management with hands-on development of cutting-edge products and applications; he is an excellent strategic planner with decisive ability to define processes that affect results positively. Mr. Casanave is a member of the Board of Directors of the OMG.

    Pawel Chadzynski

  • Senior Director of Product Management, Aras
  • Pawel Chadzynski

    Pawel Chadzynski is the Senior Director of Product Management at Aras. Pawel has over 20 years of experience with systems engineering, MBSE, ECAD, and PLM for new product design & development. His expertise includes management of software engineering teams, development of innovative design and visualization tools, working on new data transfer formats, and integrations with various PLM platforms.

    Paul Clements, PhD

  • BigLever Software, Vice President of Customer Success
  • Paul Clements, PhD

    One of the founding fathers of the product line engineering (PLE) field, Dr. Paul Clements has in-depth systems and software architecture and analysis expertise, applied research experience, and proven insight for helping commercial organizations define pragmatic solutions to complex engineering problems. Dr. Clements assists BigLever customers in applying the latest PLE approaches, creating optimized deployment plans, and establishing successful ongoing PLE practices. He was previously a senior member of the technical staff at The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) where he gained recognition as co-creator of the book Software Product Lines: Practices and Patterns, the SEI's first software product line case study, the SEI Framework for Product Line Practice, the SIMPLE modeling language for product line economics, and the International Software Product Line Conference. Prior to the SEI, he was a computer scientist with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. Dr. Clements received his PhD in computer science from The University of Texas at Austin.

    Jean-Pierre Cole

  • Director of Engineering, Device Development, Abbott Diabetes Care
  • Jean-Pierre Cole

    Jean-Pierre joined Abbott in 2006. Jean-Pierre has served in his current position as Director of Engineering, Device Development since 2010. Before 2006, Mr. Cole developed devices and systems for the commercial wireless industry. His last position prior to joining Abbott, was Director of System Engineering for Sierra Monolithics focusing on the development of commercial broadband wireless RFICs.

    Jean-Pierre attended Brigham Young University and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He attended Santa Clara University to obtain a MSEE.

    James E. Coolahan, PhD

  • Modeling and Simulation (M&S) focus area of the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals (JHU/EP)
  • James E. Coolahan, PhD

    James E. Coolahan, Ph.D., leads the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) focus area of the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals (JHU/EP) Master of Science (M.S.) program in Systems Engineering (SE). In that role, he co-instructs fundamental and advanced courses in M&S for SE in the program, and advises M.S. thesis students. In addition, he serves as the Partnership Development and Outreach Manager for the M.S. program in SE. Dr. Coolahan is also the Chief Technology Officer of Coolahan Associates, LLC, having retired from full-time employment at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) in December 2012 after 40 years of service. In his role for Coolahan Associates, in addition to performing independent consulting in M&S and project management, he provides short courses in the use of M&S for SE. For the last seven years, he has chaired the M&S Committee of the SE Division of the National Defense Industrial Association. He also currently serves as Chair of the Conference Committee of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO), and is a member of the Tutorial Board for the annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame and the Catholic University of America, respectively, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from JHU and the University of Maryland, respectively.

    Lenny Delligatti

  • Delligatti Associates, LLC
  • Lenny Delligatti

    Lenny Delligatti is the founder of Delligatti Associates, LLC, a model-based engineering (MBE) training and consulting company. He earned his Master's Degree in Computer Science Systems Engineering from the University of Denver, and he holds the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) Model Builder: Advanced certification. He previously served as the MBSE lead for NASA's Mission Control Center: 21st Century (MCC-21) project at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Lenny is the author of the book SysML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Systems Modeling Language.

    Joshua Feingold

  • Tom Sawyer Software
  • Joshua Feingold

    Joshua Feingold is the Lead Solutions Engineer at Tom Sawyer Software.

    Joshua is the Company’s expert in Systems Engineering visualization. He is a member of the Object Management Group’s SysML 2.0 RFP Working Group, in which he serves as Data Visualization concept co-lead.

    At Tom Sawyer Software, he oversees customer-facing engineering work, such as development of prototype applications, customer training, and professional services.

    Tamara Hambrick

  • Principal Systems Architect, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS)
  • Tamara Hambrick

    Tamara Valinoto is a Principal Systems Architect for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (NGES), Baltimore, MD where she has worked for the last eight years. During her time at NGES, she has provided design expertise in the disciplines of Human Systems Engineering, Maintainability, and Reliability for a variety of airborne, ground- based, and postal systems. She graduated from the Architect Apprentice Program (AAP) in Nov 2010 after integrating and demonstrating a system that was deployed OCONUS. She led a cross sector Model Driven Engineering (MDE) program to ensure traceability top-down from a capabilities based to implemented architecture with a diverse and dispersed architecture team. She currently is the SEIT Lead and MDE lead on an EW program while supporting and leading the MDE Community of Practice (CoP) for the corporation.

    Gregory A. Haun

  • Lead Solutions Architect, AGI
  • Gregory A. Haun

    Gregory Haun serves as lead solutions architect at AGI, focused on pursuing the development and acquisition of innovative concepts and methods to support the advancement of AGI’s modeling, simulation and analysis (MS&A) software capabilities. In this role, he facilitates the vision, solution assessment, and architecture for integrated end-to-end modeling and simulation needs within the space and defense communities. Prior to this role, he led a portfolio of new market, business development pursuits promoting the adoption and emergence of AGI technology within adjacent and non-adjacent markets. These new market areas ranged from in-flight entertainment, wind-turbine/radar interaction, race-vehicle analysis and situational awareness, cyber/physical mission effects, physics-constrained executable architecture, to the broad injection of integrated modeling and simulation concepts within disparate markets. Greg’s first assignment at AGI leveraged his flight operations expertise to support NASA missions ranging from Earth-centered to deep-space, as well as assisting with launch-related range safety requirements.

    Before AGI, Greg worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for three years as a lead spacecraft flight operations engineer for two EOS missions; managing daily operations and anomaly resolution, testing and integration of a new ground system, supporting data archival re-hosting, and leading the coordination of end-of-life activities. Prior to his work at NASA, he performed remote-sensing research at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where he developed a remote sensing environment for data ingestion and fusion of real-time satellite data for use during rapid response activities in support of NATO exercises. Gregory holds Bachelor of Science degrees in aerospace engineering and electrical engineering from the Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Astrophysics.

    Nerijus Jankevicius

  • MBSE Product Manager, No Magic, Inc.
  • Nerijus Jankevicius

    Nerijus Jankevicius is a Product Manager at No Magic and is responsible for managing and envisioning the development of the Model-Based Systems Engineering environment. Over the past 19 years at No Magic he has been actively involved in the development of MagicDraw®, the SysML Plugin and Cameo Simulation Toolkit, helping to make these solutions among the most recognized MBSE solutions in the industry.

    Over the last 10 years, Nerijus has contributed to both the UML® and SysML standards working groups at Object Management Group (OMG®). Nerijus is known in the industry as a leading UML/SysML subject matter expert/consultant, and is one of the first OMG Certified Advanced UML 2.0 Professionals in Europe.

    Nerijus has delivered numerous workshops and trainings in Systems Modeling and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) at major enterprises including NASA/JPL, Bombardier Transportation, GE Transportation, Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada, BAE Systems, MITRE and others. Nerijus is also a frequent presenter at a wide range of international conferences.

    David Kaslow

  • Consultant, Systems Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • David Kaslow

    David Kaslow has thirty-four years of experience at Lockheed Martin Corp. in both the technical and management aspects of developing ground mission capabilities. He has five years of experience at Analytical Graphics Inc., creating their Standard Object Catalog and pursuing Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

    David has experience in all aspects of systems engineering from initial feasibility studies through design, development, and delivery. His experience has ranged from individual contributor to chief engineer, and from small projects to very large process-driven programs.

    David is the chair of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Space Systems Working Group (SSWG) and has been an active member of the Space Systems MBSE Challenge Team since its founding in 2007.

    He is author and co-author of four chapters in Cost-Effective Space Mission Operations. David is also author and co-author of papers and presentations for the INCOSE Symposium and Workshop, the IEEE Aerospace Conference, the Space Foundation Space Symposium, the Small Satellite Conference and Workshop, the AIAA Space Forum, the NDIA Systems Engineering Conference, and the Conference on Systems Engineering Research.

    Kate Kovalovsky

  • Systems Engineer US - Army ARDEC
  • Kate Kovalovsky

    Kate Kovalovsky has been a Systems Engineer at ARDEC since 2010.  While at ARDEC she has served as a requirements engineer and a system architect with the Systems Engineering Directorate, supporting teams within various domain areas such as active protection systems, remote weapon systems, howitzers, and weapon system software.  She has prior work experience in the aviation, financial, and industrial engineering industries.  She holds a B.E. in Engineering Management with a minor in economics and an M.E. in Systems Engineering with a certificate in project management from the Stevens Institute of Technology.  Ms. Kovalovsky is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified, Level III certified in SPRDE-SE and is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

    Enrique Krajmalnik

  • Chief Technology Officer, No Magic, Inc.
  • Enrique Krajmalnik

    As Chief Technology Officer of No Magic, Enrique Krajmalnik will guide and direct the company's technical resources. He is responsible for the company's technical strategy, direction and product vision. Before joining No Magic, Enrique co-founded several technology companies ranging from software development to IT services and cloud/SAAS delivery platforms. A veteran of the IT services industry, Enrique has over 25 years of experience providing technical solutions for business. Enrique is responsible for managing the No Magic development teams in each of the company's development centers located in Allen, Texas, Asia and Europe. He holds a Bachelors' degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and studied Mechanical Engineering at Duke University.

    Aurelijus Morkevicius, PhD

  • Head of Solutions Department, No Magic, Inc.
  • Aurelijus Morkevicius, PhD

    Aurelijus is OMG® Certified UML, Systems Modeling and BPM professional. Currently he is a Head of Solutions Department at No Magic Europe. He has the expertise of model-based systems engineering (mostly based on SysML) and defense architectures (DoDAF, MODAF, NAF). Aurelijus is working with companies such as General Electric, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn, ZF, Ford, SKA, SIEMENS, BMW, etc. He is also a chairman and one of the leading architects for the current OMG UAF (previously known as UPDM) standard development group. In addition, Aurelijus is actively involved in educational activities. He received a PhD in Informatics Engineering from the Kaunas University of Technology in 2013. Aurelijus is also a lecturer, author of multiple articles, and conference speaker.

    Barry Papke

  • Senior Solutions Architect, No Magic, Inc.
  • Barry Papke

    Barry Papke has thirty years of systems engineering, modeling and operations analysis experience with LTV Aerospace, Raytheon and L-3 Communications. Barry is a Senior Solutions Architect with No Magic Inc, supporting deployment and use of SysML and UPDM modeling tools and MBSE processes. Barry has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering from Steven’s Institute of Technology.

    Saulius Pavalkis, PhD

  • Global User Support Manager and Analyst, MagicDraw Inc
  • Saulius Pavalkis, PhD

    Dr. Saulius Pavalkis has been working as a Global User Support Manager and Analyst in MagicDraw R&D team for over 10 years with increasing responsibilities. His major expertise area is model-based requirements engineering. Saulius is the owner of a new Cameo Requirements Modeler product, which has been recently introduced in MagicDraw product line. Saulius holds Ph.D. from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in models traceability. He also holds multiple professional certificates: OMG-Certified Systems Modelling Professional, OMG-Certified UML Professional, OMG-Certified Expert in BPM, and ITIL V3. Saulius has written multiple research and practical articles in model-based design. Saulius is the founder and chief editor of modelling community blog (blog.nomagic.com) dedicated for sharing practical model-based engineering experience. Saulius is also a part time researcher at KTU working in a two projects on different OMG standards integration.

    Russell Peak, PhD

  • Senior Researcher, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Russell Peak, PhD

    Russell Peak, PhD is a Senior Researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Aerospace Systems Design Lab where he is MBSE Branch Chief. He has served as Director of the Modeling & Simulation Lab and Associate Director of the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Center. He is also a faculty member in the Professional Masters in Applied Systems Engineering program and co-founder of a spin-off company from Georgia Tech — InterCAX LLC.

    Dr. Peak specializes in knowledge-based methods for modeling & simulation, standards-based product lifecycle management (PLM) frameworks, and knowledge representations that enable complex systems interoperability. Dr. Peak originated the multi-representation architecture (MRA)—a collection of patterns for CAD-CAE interoperability—and composable objects (COBs)—a non-causal object-oriented knowledge representation. This work provided a conceptual foundation for executable SysML parametrics and for related technology commercialized by InterCAX in the Georgia Tech VentureLab program.

    After six years in industry at Bell Labs and Hitachi, he joined the research faculty at Georgia Tech. Since 1997 he has been principal investigator on 40+ projects with sponsors including BAE Systems, Boeing, IBM, JPL, Lockheed, NASA, Rockwell Collins, Sandia, Shinko (Japan), TRW Automotive, US DoC (NIST) and DoD. He has authored 135+ publications (including several Best Paper awards), holds several patents, and is an active member in ASME and INCOSE. He represents Georgia Tech on the OMG SysML task force, is a Content Developer for the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) program, and holds the highest OCSMP certification, Model Builder Advanced (MBA) - Level 4. Since August 2008 he has led a SysML/MBE/MBSE training program that has conducted 179+ short courses [1] for 3204+ professionals in the USA and internationally.

    Dr. Peak leads the INCOSE MBSE Challenge Team for Modeling & Simulation Interoperability with applications to mechatronics (including mobile robotics testbeds) as a representative complex systems domain.

    Brian Pepper

  • Lead Systems Engineering Architect - Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Brian Pepper

    Brian Pepper has 15 years of experience in systems engineering with a focus in reliability, architecture modeling, and simulation. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from Baker College. Mr. Pepper is an OMG Certified System Modeling Professional and is certified as a Design for Six Sigma Black Belt (Air Academy Associates) and holds a DoDAF Certification (FEAC Institute).

    Darius Petrauskas

  • Solution Architect, No Magic, Inc.
  • Darius Petrauskas

    Darius Petrauskas is a solution architect at No Magic working with Software Engineering and Enterprise modeling solutions, also is an OMG Certified UML professional. The main focus during his studies and career was on business analysis, process modeling/simulation and designing supporting Information Systems and Embedded solutions.

    Before joining No Magic in 2016, he acquired a substantial multinational experience on operational analysis and improvement, consulting, project management and designing various software and hardware systems. Tangible amount of his time was devoted to scientific publishing and patent applications.

    At No Magic Darius does training for local and international public and private sector enterprises such as Lithuanian Police, Lithuanian Post, Lithuanian Registry Center. He is a frequent guest speaker at Kaunas University of Technology where he holds a Bachelor’s in Information Systems Design.

    Mark Petrotta

  • Lead Systems Engineering Architect - Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Mark Petrotta

    Mark Petrotta is a Lead Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting the US Army in developing next generation systems architecture. He has more than twenty years of experience in software development and systems architecture in aerospace and defense, encompassing space, land, and sea applications. He holds a OCSMP Model Builder Advanced certification in SysML, and is a Design for Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He received his BS from University of California, Santa Barbara, and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University.

    Michael Pfenning

  • PLM Consultant, XPLM
  • Michael Pfenning

    Michael Pfenning studied business and engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany with focus on process optimization in engineering and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). He is a certified associate systems engineering professional (ASEP) by INCOSE and PhD-student at the technical university of Kaiserslautern at Prof. Martin Eigner’s chair for virtual product development. In his dissertation he deals with the integration of model-based systems engineering and PLM. Besides that he is a consultant at XPLM for requirements management, systems engineering and configuration management.

    Bill Schindel

  • President and Director INCOSE, Crossroads of America Chapter
  • Bill Schindel

    Bill Schindel is president of ICTT System Sciences. His engineering career began in mil/aero systems with IBM Federal Systems, included faculty service at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and founding of three systems enterprises. Bill co-led a project on Systems of Innovation in the INCOSE System Science Working Group, co-leads the INCOSE Patterns Working Group, and is a member of the lead team of the INCOSE Agile Systems Engineering Life Cycle Project, a study of agile systems engineering practice implications for a future version of ISO15288. He is a member of the INCOSE Model-Based Transformation lead team, president of the INCOSE Crossroads of America chapter, and serves on the ASME VV50 standards committee for verification and validation of computational models.

    Ed Seidewitz

  • Technology Consultant
  • Ed Seidewitz

    Ed Seidewitz has 30 years of professional experience with the modeling, architecture and development of systems spanning diverse domains including aerospace, finance, acquisition and health care. In 2009, his 2003 paper "What Models Mean" was named an IEEE Software magazine 25th Anniversary Top Pick. Mr. Seidewitz has been active with the Object Management Group (OMG) for 15 years, including involvement in every UML 2 Revision Task Force, as well as the Service Oriented Architecture Modeling Language (SoaML) and System Engineering Modeling Language (SysML) specifications. He was primary author of the Foundational Subset for Executable UML Models (fUML) and Action Language for Foundational UML (Alf) specifications. He is currently chair of the fUML and Alf Revision Task Forces, a member of the UML and Precise Semantics of UML Composite Structures Revision Task Forces and leader of the Precise Semantics of UML State Machines submission team. He is also the developer of the open source Alf Reference Implementation and the Alf plugin for MagicDraw.

    Matthew Sheranko

  • President, Systemize Corporation
  • Matthew Sheranko

    Matthew Sheranko is Principal Consultant at Systemize Corporation and provides stakeholder-focused Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) solutions to both commercial and federal customers. He has over 15 years designing and implementing large complex enterprise software systems and has a current focus on Hadoop Security Architectures. He earned a Master of Software Engineering from the University of Maryland, is a Certified Enterprise Architect, and is a member of the INCOSE Space Systems Working Group.

    Daniel Siegl

  • CEO, LieberLieber Software
  • Daniel Siegl

    Daniel has been involved with model-based engineering since 2000. He first experienced model-based engineering with Together, and then moved on to the current focus: enhancing modeling platforms for embedded users. He gained deep experience handling critical software projects around the world in the IT, apparel and footwear industries.

    The next logical step was to join European-based LieberLieber, the Enterprise Architect Specialists, in 2006. In 2009 he became CEO, and in his role as developer of international business he also became CEO of LieberLieber Software Corp, based in Houston, TX, in 2014.Daniel is heavily involved with LieberLieber's Automotive and Logistics clients, helping them to build tools to develop their products in a more efficient way. He is passionate about UML/SysML, embedded systems, and industry standards like AUTOSAR. He is an experienced speaker, a founding member of the Enterprise Architect User Group and represents LieberLieber at the Object Management Group. Daniel lives with his family in Vienna, Austria.

    Darius Silingas, PhD

  • Chief Solution Architect, No Magic, Inc.
  • Darius Silingas, PhD

    Dr. Silingas has been with No Magic since 1998. He has been involved in multiple international projects as programmer, analyst, architect, project manager, and consultant. Since 2004, he has led the Training/Solutions organization which focuses on MagicDraw based modeling consulting and custom development modeling solutions for large organizations.

    Darius has been involved in more than 200 training and consulting sessions in 20 countries (USA, UK, Germany, France, Russia, South Africa, Finland and others) helping organizations adopt MagicDraw and No Magic's Cameo Suite of products to efficiently solve their modeling solution needs. Darius is a frequent speaker at key technology conferences such as Architecture and Design World, OOP, JAX, Code Generation, EuroSTAR and has written a number of articles on model-based engineering. In addition to his responsibilities at No Magic Europe, Darius is a visiting lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University and ISM University of Management and Economics. Darius is an Advanced OMG Certified UML Professional and OMG Certified BPM technical expert.

    Mary Tolbert

  • Lead Systems Engineer, MITRE
  • Mary Tolbert

    Performs model-based systems engineering (MBSE) tasks which span the entire life-cycle of systems engineering from requirements, system and software model development to auto-code generation using state of the art systems engineering and software development modeling tools.

    Provides MBSE expertise to multiple projects with highly diverse and integrated teams of engineers and modeling specialists tasked with the design, development, and implementation of a variety of DoD systems.

    Creates comprehensive blueprints of organizations in semantically meaningful models of the:

    • mission of the organization
    • business processes and supporting organizational structure
    • information that supports the business
    • applications that supports the business processes
    • infrastructure that supports the applications
    • strategy for enabling desired transformation

    Semantically meaningful models using SysML and UML notation are captured in an architecture repository ensuring concordance across artifacts for relevant business and systems engineering analyses.

    Lonnie VanZandt

  • Enterprise Architect, Sodius
  • Lonnie VanZandt is an Enterprise Architect at Sodius where he specializes in business development for Sodius’ products and services and where he designs, implements, and uses modern collaboration and modeling tools. He appreciates the support of No Magic for sponsoring his participation in the UPDM task force of the Object Management Group, because that participation afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with the leading architects of the field of commercial and defense Enterprise Architecture. Likewise, the author appreciates the support of Sodius for sponsoring his participation in INCOSE and OASIS, because that participation afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with the leading architects of OSLC. The author acknowledges learning from influential architects and ontologists such as Chris Partridge (BORO Solutions, Metaphysician), Dave McDaniels (Silverbullet, Inc., DoDAF Author and Consultant), Elisa Kendall (Thematix, Ontologist and fellow Sauvignon Blanc drinker), Fatma Dandashi (MITRE, DoDAF Author and Instructor), Lawrence McCaskill (Sorcerer Staffing, Consumable Services Proponent), and Lars-Olof Kihlström (Syntell AB, MODEM Architect and fellow sushi aficionado).

    Pascal Vera

  • Product Manager, Siemens PLM
  • Pascal Vera

    Pascal Vera, Product Manager at Siemens PLM, leads Systems Engineering and Mechatronics product initiatives and strategic planning. Holding a doctoral degree in industrial software engineering, he has 20+ years of experience in electronics and embedded systems across different industries.

    David Walden

  • Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP), Co-owner and Principal Consultant, Sysnovation, LLC
  • David Walden

    David D. Walden, ESEP, is co-owner and principal consultant for Sysnovation, LLC, a company he formed in 2006. Sysnovation, based out of Shakopee, Minnesota, USA, is focused on Systems Engineering consulting and education/training. At Sysnovation, Mr. Walden has assisted numerous clients improve their Systems Engineering effectiveness. He has served as a coach/mentor, an independent reviewer, major review (e.g., PDR, CDR) coordinator, Systems Engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME), and process consultant. He has created and taught numerous Systems Engineering courses and tutorials, including a distance learning on-line variant of a Systems Engineering Principles course. Previously, Mr. Walden was with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for 13 years and worked at McDonnell Aircraft Company for 10 years.

    Mr. Walden serves as an editor of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook and as a liaison to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 Working Groups 10 and 20. He was the Program Manger of the INCOSE Certification Program from 2007-2013. He has an M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University in Indiana. Mr. Walden was one of the first to earn the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) credential in 2004 and was awarded the INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) credential in 2011.

    Jason Wickers

  • Technical Product Manager, Siemens PLM
  • Jason Wickers

    As Technical Product Manager since 2014, Jason Wickers helps drive and execute the Siemens PLM Software strategy for Systems Driven Product Development. In his role, Jason leads vision and strategy for multi-domain Systems Modeling and Architecture on top of the Product Lifecycle Management solution, Teamcenter. Prior to Siemens, Jason was the Engineering Manager for Product Lifecycle Management at Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. supporting the Air Force Satellite Control Network. Additionally, Jason has past experience as an Enterprise Application Architect serving Functional Integration at The Boeing Company across commercial and defense programs including 787, Apache Helicopter, Tanker, and more.

    Located in Gig Harbor, WA. Jason has a bachelor of science in Computer Science, is a Six Sigma Plus (LEAN) green belt, and is a certified Product Owner in Agile Scrum through the Scrum Alliance.

    Dan Williams

  • Director of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), G2 Ops
  • Dan Williams

    Dan Williams is a professional entrusted with the management and execution of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) for some of our nation’s most critical and sensitive networks. Mr. Williams has over 10 years’ experience in the field of system design and development, MBSE and enterprise architecture. Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s of science degree in Systems Engineering. He earned a masters of science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.