Deborah Cannon, Host
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
310-336-8341 Desk,
714-477-3755 Mobile


Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
From 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM PST

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INCOSE Los Angeles Chapter Sept. 2020 Virtual Speaker Meeting

TOPIC:  Systems Engineering MBSE Implementation in Your Organization…                             with Mark Sampson, INCOSE MBSE Working Group Chair

WHEN:  Tuesday September 15th from 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific Time

COST:  Free

Virtual Venue: Skype meeting instructions will be emailed prior to the event and are included in your confirmation email message.  Slides will be available on the LA Chapter web site -

Abstract:  Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) technology is accelerating, while at the same time organization preparation to utilize the technology is lagging behind.  Document-oriented organization processes and behavior changes are required to take advantage of the productivity improvements available through models—but where do you start?   Given, an organization is a complex system, we should be able to apply systems engineering to implementing MBSE in our organizations.
This will be an introduction to a half-day course/workshop that applies Systems Engineering (SE) processes, techniques, and tools/methods to choosing and implementing Model-Based Systems Engineering in an organization—doing two things at the same time—learning about available MBSE tools/techniques to help organizations compete, and applying systems engineering processes to successfully deploy/leverage tools to your organization

BIO:  After graduating with a BS in Computer Engineering from BYU, Mark started his career at Texas Instruments where he quickly discovered how other domains effected his product’s success, prompting him to get a MS in Systems Engineering at USC and putting him on a career path around scaling systems engineering. Working with R&D, they developed one of the early systems engineering collaboration environments (SLATE) which resulted in a successful boot-strap startup, selling out to EDS, eventually ending up at Siemens with a breadth of 30 years’ experience around applying systems engineering tools in a variety of industries and well-known brands thru his SE Evangelist role.
        Mark was a founding member of the INCOSE N.Texas Chapter, has served in a variety of local and international-level leadership roles including INCOSE Technical Board overseeing modeling and tools strategies. He currently chairs INCOSE’s MBSE Initiative which covers SE data exchange standards, SysML system modeling languages, and transforming systems engineering to a model-based discipline—which includes programs such as the popular annual INCOSE MBSE Workshops and the MBSE Lightning Rounds.
        Mark has published a number of articles on MBSE in various journals including INCOSE Symposia, Insight, IEEE Spectrum, and a number of blogs (google: Mark Sampson Siemens MBSE blog). In addition, Mark is an adjunct professor at SMU where he teaches graduate-level systems engineering courses.
        Mark lives outside Zion National Park in Southern Utah where he and his wife are experiencing raising a teenager.