Michael Do, Program Director
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
(520) 820-8002

ber 10, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm PT

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Deborah Cannon, (714) 477-3755
The Aerospace Corp. Bldg D8, Rm 1010
200 North Aviation Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245 

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200 N Aviation Blvd.,
El Segundo, CA 90245

October 10th Speaker Meeting
“A Systems Engineering Solution To Clean Up The Oceans' Plastic Waste" with Phyllis Marbach

      5:15-5:30  Sign-in/Registration
      5:30-6:00  Networking/Refreshments
      6:10-6:20  Introduction
      6:20-6:30  WG Presentation
      6:30-7:30  Guest Speaker Presentation

Aerospace (Host Site) & Rockwell Collins (Irvine) reservations must close Monday noon the week before the meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we must observe security procedures of our host sites. For remote venues and virtual attendance please RSVP by Monday noon the week of the meeting. Virtual Attendance instructions will be emailed the morning of the meeting.

COST:  INCOSE Individual Members: FREE

             Non-Members: $10.

WHERE:  Host site: The Aerospace Corp., Bldg D8, Room 1010,  200 N. Aviation Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245;  POC: Deborah Cannon, (714) 477-3755 (mobile).  Refreshments will be provided at this site.

Remote Sites (potential):



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Antelope Valley, Palmdale

Mike Wallace

Azusa: Northrop Grumman Corp.(Employees)

Maria Alvarez

Goleta: Ricardo Control Point

Paul Stowell

Irvine: Rockwell Collins Inc.

Andrew Murrell

Huntington Beach: Boeing

Bob Noel

Webcast virtual site: Register as an individual virtual participant. 

ABSTRACT:  The 2017 INCOSE International Symposium Practitioner's Challenge Delivery Team was Nicole Hutchison, Robert Edson, Megan Clifford and Jaci Pratt.  The team presented a problem and challenged the assembled systems engineers to work together to present a solution to the problem.  This year's problem:  About 19 Billion tons of plastic waste end up in the oceans each year and the amount of global trash is expected to increase every year for the next century.  What can we do about this plastic trash problem?

Come to the next speaker meeting at the Aerospace Corporation on October 10th to learn how the systems engineers self organized, discussed the issues, and presented a way forward to clean up the plastic, reuse or dispose of the plastic, and prevent plastic from entering our oceans in the future .  

BIOGRAPHY:   Phyllis Marbach is the current President of INCOSE-LA.  She attended IS 2017 and participated in the Practitioner's Challenge with about a dozen engineers from multiple disciplines and countries.  Phyllis retired from Boeing last year after 37 years working as a development, systems, software and project engineer as well as manager, depending on the job and skills needed.  She was a Boeing Designated Expert in both Software Engineering and Systems Engineering as well as Agile Practices.  She has presented numerous papers at conferences in the past 10 years, is a member of several INCOSE working groups, and is a Certified SAFe(R) Program Consultant and trainer. 

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