Thursday, January 25, 2024
from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM PST

Add to Calendar 

This is a hybrid event, 
Online via Zoom, In person at

The Aerospace Corp. D8/1010 
200 N Aviation Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245

Driving Directions 


Rick Hefner
INCOSE Los Angeles Chapter
(310) 500-8992

5:30pm   Networking

6:00pm  President's Introduction

6:15pm   Speaker Presentation

7:30pm  Meeting Close

Michael Vinarcik

Join My Mailing List

INCOSE-LA January  25th Special Event
Hindsight is 2024:  An MBSE Retrospective
Michael Vinarcik, SAIC

The speaker made his first MBSE-focused presentation in 2014 (Inventive Problem Solving with SysML: Applying TRIZ Principles); in the years since he has authored dozens of conference presentations, papers, and book chapters.  In this discussion, he will look back at his body of work and identify principles and practices that have stood the test of time…and those that did not fare as well.  He will also discuss the evolution of his modeling approach, lessons learned, and the genesis and evolution of hypermodeling and the advantages of automated validation for training and style enforcement.  He will also share some thoughts about The Craft of MBSE, a book he co-authored with Tim Weilkiens and Christoph Fischer.

Michael J. Vinarcik, P.E., ESEP-Acq is the Director | Digital Architecture and Requirements Engineering in SAIC's Engineering Innovation Factory, an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, and a visiting professor at CIDESI (Mexico). He has over thirty years of automotive and defense engineering experience and presents regularly at national and regional conferences. Michael has contributed to several books, most notably Taguchi’s Quality Engineering Handbook and the MBSE chapter for the third edition of Systems Engineering: Principles and Practice. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit, the President and Founder of Sigma Theta Mu, the systems honor society, and the 2020-2024 Treasurer of INCOSE.