Agenda: 2016 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges

2016 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges
Reinventing Innovation: A Systems-Based Approach to New Products,
New Services, and a New World

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Back-to-the-Classroom Preconference Seminars
(Additional Fee)
Wong Auditorium, MIT

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Registration
1:30 – 1:35 p.m. Welcome and Overview, SDM Back to the Classroom

  • Joan S. Rubin, Executive Director (Interim) and Industry Codirector, System Design & Management, MIT
1:35 – 2:45 p.m. Managing System Architecture: Surfacing the Right Decisions

  • Bruce G. Cameron, PhD, Core Faculty of System Design & Management and Lecturer, MIT
2:45 – 3:55 p.m. Nontraditional Applications of Systems Engineering

  • John Helferich, Former Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Mars Inc.; PhD Candidate, MIT; Teaching Staff, System Design & Management, MIT; and MIT SDM Alumnus
3:55 – 4:00 p.m. Wrap-up

  • Joan S. Rubin, Executive Director (Interim) and Industry Codirector, System Design & Management, MIT

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Panel — How to Scale Your Big Idea in a Complex World: Reinventing Innovation with Systems Thinking
(Free and Open to All — Seating Is Unreserved and Limited)
Wong Auditorium, MIT

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Moderator: Joan S. Rubin, Executive Director (Interim) and Industry Codirector, System Design & Management, MIT
Panelists:

  • James Barkley, director at UI Labs responsible for Digital Manufacturing Commons, Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute; MIT SDM alumnus
  • Susan Conover, lead for an early stage medical technology startup that is developing a tool to identify skin cancer; MIT SDM alumna
  • Christopher Garcia, MD, research fellow in pathology and informatics, Massachusetts General Hospital; MIT SDM alumnus

  • Sorin Grama, entrepreneur in residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, MIT; cofounder, CEO, and CTO, Promethean Power Systems

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges
Reinventing Innovation: A Systems-Based Approach to New Products, 
New Services, and a New World
Wong Auditorium, MIT

7:00 – 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome and Overview

  • Joan S. Rubin, Executive Director (Interim) and Industry Codirector, System Design & Management, MIT
8:15 – 9:15 am New Models for Families and Caregivers: A Study of Care.com (Keynote)

  • Donna Levin, Cofounder, Care.com; Entrepreneur in Residence, MIT
9:15 – 10:15 am When Is Complex Too Complex? Graph Energy, Proactive Complexity Management, and the First Law of Systems Engineering

  • Olivier L. de Weck, PhD, dipl.-Ing.; Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT; Codirector, Center for Complex Engineering Systems, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and MIT
10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:30 am A Whole Systems Approach to Reinventing Innovation (Keynote)

  • Leandre Adifon, Vice President, Enterprise Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology, Ingersoll Rand; MIT SDM Graduate Certificate Program in Systems and Product Development Alumnus
11:30 – 12:45 pm Lunch
Morss Hall, Walker Memorial, Building 50, MIT
12:45 – 1:45 pm Seeing the Forest and the Trees

1:45 – 2:00 pm Break
2:00 – 3:00 pm Teamwork in Engineering as a Socio-technical System: Experiments and Analytics for Performance in Complex Projects

  • Bryan R. Moser, PhD, Lecturer, System Design & Management, MIT; Project Associate Professor and Director of Global Teamwork Lab, University of Tokyo; President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Product Design
3:00 – 4:00 pm A Systems-Based Approach to Creating Entrepreneurs and the Ecosystems that Sustain Them

  • Rajesh Nair, Founder and Chairman, Degree Controls Inc.; Visiting Scholar, MIT; Senior Lecturer and Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, Asia School of Business; and MIT SDM Alumnus
4:00 – 4:10 pm Wrap-up and Closing

  • Joan S. Rubin, Executive Director (interim) and Industry Codirector, System Design & Management, MIT
4:10 – 5:30 pm Networking Reception
6:00 – 9:00 pm SDM Information Session
Morss Hall, Walker Memorial, Building 50, MIT