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2014 Systems Thinking Conference Speaker Bios, Abstracts, Presentations, and Videos

Speakers

Christopher Berardi

Ph.D. student, MIT Engineering Systems Division
Captain, US Air Force, and SDM alumnus

Speaker Bio

Christopher Berardi

Abstract — The Importance of Failure and the Incomplete Leader

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James Cook

Vice President and Director, Center for Enterprise Modernization, The MITRE Corporation


James Cook

Abstract — Adopting Systems Thinking as a Standard Organizational Approach

Michael A. M. Davies

Founder and Chairman, Endeavour Partners
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems Division, MIT
Guest Lecturer, London Business School

Speaker Bio

Michael A. M. Davies

Abstract — How a Systems-Based Approach Can Help You Lead and Manage More Effectively—No Matter What Your Industry

Freddie Douglas III

Director of Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate, John C. Stennis Space Center, NASA, and SDM alumnus

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Freddie Douglas III

Abstract — A Systems Thinking Framework for Emerging, Evolving, and Established Leaders

Pat Hale

Executive Director, SDM Fellows Program, MIT
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems Division, MIT

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Qi Van Eikema Hommes, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Engineering Systems Division, MIT

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Qi Van Eikema Hommes, Ph.D.

Abstract — What Is Systems Thinking and Why Is It Important?

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Andrea Ippolito

Ph.D. student, MIT Engineering Systems Division, and SDM alumna
Presidential Innovation Fellow, White House
Co-founder, Smart Scheduling
Co-leader, MIT Hacking Medicine

Speaker Bio

Andrea Ippolito

Andrea Ippolito is a Ph.D. student in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT, co-founder of Smart Scheduling, and co-leader of MIT Hacking Medicine. Recently, she served as a product innovation manager at athenahealth and completed her S.M. in engineering and management at SDM. While conducting her master's research, she worked with the chief of tele-health in the US Army to architect the future tele-behavioral system of care to help treat service members affected by post-traumatic stress disorder. Prior to MIT, she worked as a research scientist in the Corporate Technology Development group at Boston Scientific. She has a B.S. in biological engineering and an M.Eng. in biomedical engineering, both from Cornell University.

Abstract — Hacking Leadership

Matthew S. Kressy

Director and Senior Lecturer, Integrated Design & Management, MIT

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Andrea Ippolito

Catherine Mohr, M.D.

Vice President of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical

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Andrea Ippolito

Abstract — The Importance of a Systems-Based Approach to Leadership in Disruptive Companies

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What do solar cars, fuel cell systems at the edge of space, and surgical robots have in common? They are fascinating systems problems, the products of disruptive companies, and part of the varied career of keynote speaker Dr. Catherine Mohr. In this talk, MIT alumna Mohr will describe her path through two companies at the cutting edge, as well as the challenges of breaking new ground in pioneering fields.

Bryan R. Moser, Ph.D.

Lecturer, System Design and Management, MIT
Researcher, Design Engineering Laboratory, University of Tokyo
President and CEO, Global Project Design

Speaker Bio

Bryan R. Moser, Ph.D.

Abstract — A New Era in Project Management: Viewing Projects as Systems

Joan S. Rubin

Industry Codirector, System Design and Management, MIT

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Joan Rubin

Joan S. Rubin joined MIT in 2011 to lead industry relations efforts for the System Design and Management (SDM) program; she is currently SDM’s industry codirector. Her professional interests include increasing the application of systems engineering to nontraditional industries.

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