Paul Gartz has more than forty years in the aerospace and communications industries working large-scale, multi-billion dollar programs on commercial, defense, and civil projects. His career includes many world firsts.  He developed the first overall systems engineering (SE) best practices for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He led the Boeing effort to get the world’s first combined model-based SE/Software Engineering tools and datasets. And as SE architect, he was the technical lead on systems engineering efforts for many of Boeing’s modern transports.

Now, thanks to IEEE’s Newfoundland and Labrador Section, and in conjunction with the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Gartz will be the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, May 27, 2013. The presentation will be held in the Bruneau Lecture Theatre, Engineering Building, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.

He will review SE401: twenty-first century best practices for advanced, systems engineering and systems thinking.  According to Gartz, the approach and methodologies can be practically applied at any level of complexity or size to improve business and technical results.  As a national skill base, it can even advance whole industry sectors and provide a competitive advantage for the country at a global and GDP level.  Japan vividly demonstrated this via the Toyota method from the 1960s onward.

The lecture begins at 6:30 PM. Organizers recommend that you come at 6:15 for preferred seating.

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