Speaker Sessions

Watch speaker presentations broadcast throughout the day. Each 20-minute paper presentation offers insight into new technology.

Don't Re-invent: How to Maximize Reuse in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has long employed a practice of tailoring vehicles for different markets while reusing a large proportion of the overall design. This has been an effective strategy given the traditional long development lifecycles. However, as both time to market pressures and vehicle complexity continue to increase, automotive engineers must be more agile and efficient. Changes must occur faster and to the right design variants. Rigid formal and legislative requirements add further complication. Is it possible to address these challenges, yet also achieve significant reductions in design effort? And can it be accomplished while maintaining compliance to legislative requirements and retaining the agility needed for today's development cycles? This 20-minute Speaker Session will explain how Product Line Engineering can help address these issues and will give participants the opportunity to ask questions of the expert.
Brett Hillhouse, Internet of Things, IBM

The Internet of Cars

In the Internet of Things, the car is a pretty big thing. It's terrifying to think what intruders could do if they got control of a highway full of cars at the same time. To prevent such a scenario from becoming reality, at least three things need to happen. First, safety and security must be directly engineered into the car system. Second, each car design must be verified as being a system of systems in the Internet of Things. Finally, it needs to be assured that this design is not broken in subsequent software updates across the lifetime. This 20-minute Speaker Session discusses approaches to equip our engineering processes with those capabilities.
Erich Meier, Ph.D., CTO, Method Park

Large Scale Efficient and Distributed Engineering: A Challenge for OEMs and Suppliers

How do you organize huge engineering projects with your suppliers? The evolution of programming languages, as well as from production, shows there are requirements for the processes of OEMs and suppliers. This 20-minute Speaker Session discusses these challenges and shows case studies from the automotive industry where interdisciplinary domains of engineering have been supported by efficiently automated engineering processes across company borders.
Duncan Seidler, Business Development Manager, Method Park Software Ag

Pragmatic Safety and Security-Critical Development in an IoT World

In reality, safety and security-critical development is hard and potentially very costly. There are many facets to developing a secure and ultimately safe system, but it all starts with developing secure software. Without secure software, devices will not be secure, and without secure devices, the system will be at risk. So how do we develop safe and secure systems without blowing our budget and development schedule? Security needs to be built into the software as it is being developed and not bolted onto the system later when it may be too late. This 20-minute Speaker Session will explore how to create safe and secure software from the ground up, using traceability, static analysis, secure coding standards, and automated verification techniques, and will give participants the opportunity to ask questions of the expert.
Jared Fry, Field Application Engineer, LDRA Ltd.

Transform Projects with Next-Generation Requirements Review

We've all been there: undertaking the requirements review late in the project lifecycle often as a final check. But underestimating the importance of the requirements review in the early stages of a project can be a big mistake that directly impacts cost and revenue. Have you heard about collaborative requirements review? This 20-minute technical presentation discusses how reviewing requirements can be made easier and how a collaborative environment can make reviews informal and iterative, as well as formal and final, to suit project needs.
Hazel Woodcock, Systems Engineer, IBM Rational

Unlock the Value of Collaboration with Requirements Management: Increase Revenue and Gain a Competitive Advantage

It all starts with user needs and derived requirements. However, without formalized requirements management in place, you run the risk of creating a product that doesn't work properly. Participants of this 20-minute technical presentation will have the opportunity to learn why requirements management is a vital part of any product development lifecycle. The session will explore how you can quickly share information with other project members and customers by using a rich collaborative requirements management approach. Participants will also learn how companies have used effective requirements management to raise their automotive partnership level.
Adrian Whitfield, Industry Offering Manager, IBM Rational

A Collaborative Approach to Engineering with Open Standards and MathWorks Simulink

In today's world of complex products, systems engineers are expected to shorten development cycles while satisfying demands for improved safety and performance. Engineering organizations use advanced model-based design methodologies to meet these challenges. This technical content event will explore this topic, demonstrating how design models captured in MathWorks Simulink can be integrated into the development lifecycle through requirements management, design, and quality management. Participants will be able to learn from an experienced systems solutions architect how design management provides web-based reviewing of Simulink models and offers change and defect management as well as work item planning integrated in the Simulink design.
Justin Dyer, Systems Solutions Architect, IBM Rational

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