Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation - 10 Year Celebration Event
Date: 7th July 2020, Time: 9am – 12 noon

Draft Agenda - Each of the following sessions will have then a chair, with 2 panelists giving brief (5 minute) verbal presentations, then discussing the topic with the chair / responding to audience questions.

  • Session 1 - 09:00 – 09:30: 10 Years of Systems Engineering and Innovation at Imperial College London
    Systems engineering and innovation research and leadership – how the activities and notable successes of the Centre over the last 10 years help us 2030 – Timeliness of conversation in light of systems shocks.
  • Session 2 – 09:30 – 09:50: Complexity and Resilience
    As infrastructure systems become seen as interconnected, open systems, the complexity grows. This session presents the challenge of complexity and how it can be tackled.
  • Session 3 – 09:50 – 10:10: Systems Integration and Systems Engineering Leadership
    Systems Approaches to Infrastructure - Research through the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Systems Integration, wider work of the Centre on modularity, design for manufacturing and assembly, roles and responsibilities and logistics. Systems Engineering Leadership.
  • Session 4 –10:10 –10:30: Data-Driven Systems Engineering
    Digital technologies are transforming approaches to engineering, and provide new opportunities to use digital twins, and to understand patterns in complex infrastructure systems.
  • Coffee Break and Themed Break-Out Rooms - 10:30 –10:50
  • Session 5 – 10:50 – 11:10: Infrastructure Life-Cycles
    How are questions about infrastructure through life, starting with operating infrastructure, but also considering delivery and reuse of materials.
  • Session 6 – 11:10 – 11:30: Restart, reset and reinvent: Transforming construction
    Pivoting towards the future of systems engineering and innovation – how does the sector reset, restart and reinvent itself over the next months, years and decades?
  • Session 7 –11:30 – 11:50: Towards Carbon Zero - Built and Natural Environments
    Can systems thinking lead to new ways to consider infrastructure that support a move towards zero pollution, and that recognize interdependencies, across different kinds of infrastructure systems, and between built infrastructure and natural environments?
  • Session 8 – 11:50 – 12:10: Agenda for Systems Engineering to 2030
    Building on 10 years of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation at Imperial College London, and looking towards 2030. Systems approaches and the College Academic Strategy.