NMWS 2016 Guest Speakers

Stefan Andrei, PhD

  • Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Lamar University
  • Stefan Andrei, PhD

    Dr. Stefan Andrei is currently an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Lamar University.

    Stefan graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Cuza University in 1994 and 1995. He received his PhD from Hamburg University, Germany, in 2000 as a World Bank Scholarship Japan Graduate student. He was also a recipient of a post-doctoral fellowship from Singapore-MIT Alliance between 2002 and 2005.

    Stefan's research interests include real-time embedded systems and software engineering.
    Stefan has been on the Program Committee of more than 45 prestigious conferences. He is a co-author of more than 95 peer-reviewed papers for highly respected international journals and conferences. Stefan's research has received more than 200 scientific citations. He has been involved as a PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel on more than 12 funded research projects.

    Stefan Andrei is a Senior Member of the ACM and is an IEEE Member. More details about Stephan are available at cs.lamar.edu.

    Andrius Armonas, PhD

  • Product Manager, No Magic, Inc.
  • Andrius Armonas, PhD

    Andrius is the MagicDraw Product Manager and Cameo Collaborator Product Manager, with more than ten years of experience in software development. As a Product Manager, he is responsible for setting directions for the products, forming their vision and roadmaps, selecting capabilities for each new version of MagicDraw and Cameo Collaborator. He is also working with major customers and ensures that the internal development team knows and understands the strategic directions and customer demands. His responsibilities also include understanding the market and the competitive environment.

    Andrius has conducted numerous trainings in Europe. Andrius holds a PhD in Informatics Engineering from Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania).

    Justinas Bisikirskas

  • Integration Manager, Systems Analyst, No Magic, Inc.
  • Justinas Bisikirskas

    Justinas Bisikirskas is the Integration Manager and Senior Systems Analyst at No Magic. Primarily focusing on collaborative modeling environment he works on development of new Cameo Enterprise Data Warehouse. He plays a key role for setting the direction of the server and co-managing its development. Justinas holds multiple professional certificates: OMG-Certified Systems Modelling Professional, OMG-Certified UML Professional, Sun Certified Java Programmer. During latest years he delivered multiple onsite trainings and workshops in UML and General/Collaborative Modeling topics. Currently he studies PhD in Informatics Engineering at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). His research interests include Domain Specific Modeling and Ontologies.

    Ben Calloni, PhD

  • Fellow, Lockheed Martin
  • Ben Calloni, PhD

    Dr. Ben Calloni is a Lockheed Martin Fellow for Embedded Cybersecurity and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a senior research program manager of Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth assigned to the Advanced Development Programs, formerly known as “The Skunk Works". His research interests are in the area of Software Security and Safety Assurance.

    Dr. Calloni serves as the LM Corporate representative to the Object Management Group (OMG), is currently serving on the OMG Board of Directors, and co-chairs the System Assurance Task Force developing international specifications for System Assurance modeling tools. He also chairs the Cybersecurity Subgroup of the USAF Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO) Open Mission Systems (OMS) standardization effort. The subgroup is developing the common security controls and requirements using the latest DoD RMF and 800-53 instructions and guidance for OMS compliant systems of the future.

    Dr. Calloni was inducted in 2013 as a Texas Tech University Distinguished Engineer for his lifetime contributions to the field of Software and Security Engineering. He is licensed by the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer in Software Engineering. He was the first software engineer nationally in Lockheed Martin Corporation to achieve software engineering licensing.

    Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Calloni served as a USAF Fighter Pilot in the F-4 Phantom with 2000 hours. He served operational tours in Europe, South East Asia, CONUS, and as an F-4 Central Instructor School instructor. He has a Ph.D. and M.S in Computer Science (Texas Tech University), an M.A. in Theology (Wayland Baptist University) and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Purdue University).

    Pawel Chadzynski

  • Senior Director of Product Management, Aras
  • Pawel Chadzynski

    Pawel Chadzynski is the Senior Director of Product Management at Aras. Pawel has over 20 years of experience with systems engineering, MBSE, ECAD, and PLM for new product design & development. His expertise includes management of software engineering teams, development of innovative design and visualization tools, working on new data transfer formats, and integrations with various PLM platforms.

    Paul Clements, PhD

  • BigLever Software, Vice President of Customer Success
  • Paul Clements, PhD

    One of the founding fathers of the product line engineering (PLE) field, Dr. Paul Clements has in-depth systems and software architecture and analysis expertise, applied research experience, and proven insight for helping commercial organizations define pragmatic solutions to complex engineering problems. Dr. Clements assists BigLever customers in applying the latest PLE approaches, creating optimized deployment plans, and establishing successful ongoing PLE practices. He was previously a senior member of the technical staff at The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) where he gained recognition as co-creator of the book Software Product Lines: Practices and Patterns, the SEI's first software product line case study, the SEI Framework for Product Line Practice, the SIMPLE modeling language for product line economics, and the International Software Product Line Conference. Prior to the SEI, he was a computer scientist with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. Dr. Clements received his PhD in computer science from The University of Texas at Austin.

    Joe Collard

  • President, Professional Services, No Magic, Inc.
  • Joe Collard

    Joe Collard is the President of No Magic Professional Services and Chief Investment Officer. Previously, Joe was the co-founder of numerous technology companies including Technisource, a leader in embedded systems with sales of over $500 million per year. Before the sale of Technisource, the company had the distinction of being the 8th largest professional services firm in the U.S. As CEO/Chairman of Technisource, Mr. Collard took the company public on Nasdaq.

    Dave Duggal

  • Founder/Director, EnterpriseWeb LLC.
  • Dave Duggal

    Dave is the founder of an innovative startup EnterpriseWeb. His company offers an award-winning application platform for dynamic, distributed, data-driven business processes. EnterpriseWeb helps organizations flexibly connect end-to-end solutions across silos, partners, technologies and protocols. The outspoken entrepreneur is a proponent of next generation 'smart' and dynamically adaptable software. Dave is an Inventor on several awarded patents and is author of many academic papers, articles and blogs. He is a regular conference speaker (CloudExpo, SemTech, EDW, GoTo Con, TM Forum, BPMnext, etc). Dave leads the Integration and Orchestration team for the Industrial Internet Consortium and is an active member of the TM Forum.

    Chas Galey

  • Sr. Director Software Engineering, No Magic, Inc.
  • Chas Galey

    Charles is responsible for overall software development, including the building, releasing and maintaining of No Magic solutions, overseeing Engineering, DevOps and QA. Charles is a former Systems Engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he participated in development of futuristic spacecraft concepts. Charles has a Bachelors' degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Satellite Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan.

    Tom Hall

  • Wizdom Systems, Inc.
  • Tom Hall

    Tom Hall has over 30 years of IT experience including enterprise architecture, strategy, planning, governance, and development and delivery of target architectures. He currently works with Wizdom Systems, Inc. serving as the primary technical lead reporting to the Joint Information Environment Technical Synchronization Office (JTSO) Vice-Director, building the future state solution architectures for the Department of Defense. Previously Tom spent nine years as the Chief Enterprise Architect to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command (AHRC) reporting to the Command’s CTO, leading efforts to consolidate and modernize applications and data centers utilizing architecture and systems engineering methods. In addition to Tom’s DoD experience, he has worked extensively in the commercial IT sector with experience in manufacturing, retail, media, waste management, and healthcare.

    Tamara Hambrick

  • Principal Systems Architect, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS)
  • Tamara Hambrick

    Tamara Valinoto is a Principal Systems Architect for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (NGES), Baltimore, MD where she has worked for the last eight years. During her time at NGES, she has provided design expertise in the disciplines of Human Systems Engineering, Maintainability, and Reliability for a variety of airborne, ground- based, and postal systems. She graduated from the Architect Apprentice Program (AAP) in Nov 2010 after integrating and demonstrating a system that was deployed OCONUS. She led a cross sector Model Driven Engineering (MDE) program to ensure traceability top-down from a capabilities based to implemented architecture with a diverse and dispersed architecture team. She currently is the SEIT Lead and MDE lead on an EW program while supporting and leading the MDE Community of Practice (CoP) for the corporation.

    Gregory A. Haun

  • Lead Solutions Architect, AGI
  • Gregory A. Haun

    Gregory Haun serves as lead solutions architect at AGI, focused on pursuing the development and acquisition of innovative concepts and methods to support the advancement of AGI’s modeling, simulation and analysis (MS&A) software capabilities. In this role, he facilitates the vision, solution assessment, and architecture for integrated end-to-end modeling and simulation needs within the space and defense communities. Prior to this role, he led a portfolio of new market, business development pursuits promoting the adoption and emergence of AGI technology within adjacent and non-adjacent markets. These new market areas ranged from in-flight entertainment, wind-turbine/radar interaction, race-vehicle analysis and situational awareness, cyber/physical mission effects, physics-constrained executable architecture, to the broad injection of integrated modeling and simulation concepts within disparate markets. Greg’s first assignment at AGI leveraged his flight operations expertise to support NASA missions ranging from Earth-centered to deep-space, as well as assisting with launch-related range safety requirements.

    Before AGI, Greg worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for three years as a lead spacecraft flight operations engineer for two EOS missions; managing daily operations and anomaly resolution, testing and integration of a new ground system, supporting data archival re-hosting, and leading the coordination of end-of-life activities. Prior to his work at NASA, he performed remote-sensing research at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where he developed a remote sensing environment for data ingestion and fusion of real-time satellite data for use during rapid response activities in support of NATO exercises. Gregory holds Bachelor of Science degrees in aerospace engineering and electrical engineering from the Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Astrophysics.

    Pete Ianace

  • Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, No Magic, Inc.
  • Pete Ianace

    Mr. Ianace brings more than 35 years of experience building successful technology businesses to his role as Executive Vice President at No Magic. He has successfully started and launched four technology companies in the last fifteen years. Mr. Ianace has broad CEO/leadership experience with companies in aerospace, defense contracting, telecommunications, Web 2.0 and IP video communications. During his career, Pete secured more than $125 million in funding for start-ups as well as large contracts with U.S., European and Asian clients. His unique perspective in the areas of 3G, 4G, IP video and Big Data have appeared in a wide range of industry publications and blogs. Prior to joining No Magic, Mr. Ianace held President/CEO positions at ComCam International, Video Esperti, Vianet, Intelect Network Technologies and Pactel Meridian Systems. Pete was a Vice President at Nortel for more than seven years and began his career at IBM where he spent eleven years in both sales and development management roles.

    Nerijus Jankevicius

  • MBSE Product Manager, No Magic, Inc.
  • Nerijus Jankevicius

    Nerijus Jankevicius is a Product Manager at No Magic and is responsible for managing and envisioning the development of the Model-Based Systems Engineering environment. Over the past 19 years at No Magic he has been actively involved in the development of MagicDraw®, the SysML Plugin and Cameo Simulation Toolkit, helping to make these solutions among the most recognized MBSE solutions in the industry.

    Over the last 10 years, Nerijus has contributed to both the UML® and SysML standards working groups at Object Management Group (OMG®). Nerijus is known in the industry as a leading UML/SysML subject matter expert/consultant, and is one of the first OMG Certified Advanced UML 2.0 Professionals in Europe.

    Nerijus has delivered numerous workshops and trainings in Systems Modeling and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) at major enterprises including NASA/JPL, Bombardier Transportation, GE Transportation, Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada, BAE Systems, MITRE and others. Nerijus is also a frequent presenter at a wide range of international conferences.

    Robert Karban

  • Senior Systems Architect, Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Robert Karban

    Robert Karban is a Senior Systems Architect at the Jet Propulsion lab in the Systems Engineering and Formulation Division. Robert works in the domain of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) as the task lead on providing a Model Based Engineering Environment (MBEE) for projects and applies modeling in the Thirty Meter Telescope project. Prior to that, he developed control and instrumentation systems for large telescopes at the European Southern Observatory applying model driven technology, and for particle accelerators at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Robert is a Challenge team lead of INCOSE's MBSE Initiative, an OMG certified SysML professional and an active member in OMG's revision task force for SysML. He started his career at Siemens Medical Devices developing System Software and received is M.S. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna/Austria.

    Elisa Kendall

  • Partner, Thematix Partners LLC and CEO, Sandpiper Software
  • Elisa Kendall

    Ms. Kendall has over 30 years professional experience in the design, development and deployment of enterprise-scale information management systems for communications, high technology, and aerospace applications. Her background includes many years in applied research in knowledge representation and ontology design, information architecture, complex event processing, and knowledge based systems development. She has been instrumental in bridging software engineering disciplines, such as the Object Management Group (OMG)'s Model Driven Architecture methodology, which provides a basis for automating metadata management, and knowledge representation and reasoning (Semantic Web) technologies. Ms. Kendall is principal architect of a UML-based ontology analysis, development and application deployment framework, and has developed rigorous methodologies for domain assessment supporting ontology development. Her formal training in Situation Semantics coupled with extensive systems integration experience led to Ms. Kendall's innovative approach.

    Ms. Kendall brings deep experience in large-scale, complex taxonomy, ontology and knowledge-based systems development, working for customers such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the DoD, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, SRI International. She represents ontology concerns on the Object Management Group (OMG)'s Architecture Board, and is co-editor of the Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM). She is also an active participant in the ISO JTC1 SC32 WG2 Metadata working group and was a member of the W3C OWL and Best Practices working groups. Recent projects include commercial ontology development for travel, agricultural, chemical engineering, financial services, and telecommunications applications.

    Enrique Krajmalnik

  • Chief Technology Officer, No Magic, Inc.
  • Enrique Krajmalnik

    As Chief Technology Officer of No Magic, Enrique Krajmalnik will guide and direct the company's technical resources. He is responsible for the company's technical strategy, direction and product vision. Before joining No Magic, Enrique co-founded several technology companies ranging from software development to IT services and cloud/SAAS delivery platforms. A veteran of the IT services industry, Enrique has over 25 years of experience providing technical solutions for business. Enrique is responsible for managing the No Magic development teams in each of the company's development centers located in Allen, Texas, Asia and Europe. He holds a Bachelors' degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and studied Mechanical Engineering at Duke University.

    Jim Logan

  • Principal Architect & Product Manager, No Magic
  • Jim Logan

    James Logan is an accomplished enterprise architect and system architect with over 30 years of experience bringing commercial software to market and consulting to the US Government. He applies cutting-edge standards and innovative methodologies and tools to produce operational systems, specializing in Model Driven Architecture / Development approaches. Mr. Logan has extensive modeling experience spanning business, requirements, services, ontologies, information, information exchanges, and systems. He is principal architect and product manager of the Cameo Concept Modeler.

    Aurelijus Morkevicius, PhD

  • Head of Solutions Department, No Magic, Inc.
  • Aurelijus Morkevicius, PhD

    Aurelijus is OMG® Certified UML, Systems Modeling and BPM professional. Currently he is a Head of Solutions Department at No Magic Europe. He has the expertise of model-based systems engineering (mostly based on SysML) and defense architectures (DoDAF, MODAF, NAF). Aurelijus is working with companies such as General Electric, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn, ZF, Ford, SKA, SIEMENS, BMW, etc. He is also a chairman and one of the leading architects for the current OMG UAF (previously known as UPDM) standard development group. In addition, Aurelijus is actively involved in educational activities. He received a PhD in Informatics Engineering from the Kaunas University of Technology in 2013. Aurelijus is also a lecturer, author of multiple articles, and conference speaker.

    Prithviraj Mukherji, PhD

  • Founder, Mukherji Consulting
  • Prithviraj Mukherji, PhD

    Dr. Prithviraj (Raj) Mukherji holds a doctoral degree in physical chemistry with specialization in surface chemistry and quantum mechanics. Over the past thirty years he has worked in the information management and technology area as a senior project manager, chief technologist/architect, subject matter expert, and programmer at the Office of Assistant Secretary for Defense, Health Affairs, United States Department of Defense, the US Army's Northern Regional Medical Command Government Accountability Agency, and at the Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey.

    Concurrently, Dr. Mukherji has served as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University (1998-2001), Fairfax, Virginia and as an Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)(1982-1999) teaching simulation and modeling at the graduate level. Dr. Mukherji has received several research grants and has published more than a dozen papers in computer science. He is the author of two chapters in books on chemistry of the oceans. While at NJIT he had mentored over 150 Master of Science theses and three doctoral dissertations in computer science.

    Dr. Mukherji is the founder of Data Concepts (USA), an IT management company that provided leadership to DoD' Military Health Systems IM/IT division during 1986-2011. He is currently the founder owner of Mukherji Consulting, an IT Management company that focuses on software quality through risk management and life cycle cost estimates. He holds a US patent pending on a modern method for estimating costs and quality of software. His current interests include systems architecture for clinical environments, risk mitigation methods and cyber security for medical devices.

    Barry Papke

  • Senior Solutions Architect, No Magic, Inc.
  • Barry Papke

    Barry Papke has thirty years of systems engineering, modeling and operations analysis experience with LTV Aerospace, Raytheon and L-3 Communications. Barry is a Senior Solutions Architect with No Magic Inc, supporting deployment and use of SysML and UPDM modeling tools and MBSE processes. Barry has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering from Steven’s Institute of Technology.

    Edith Parrott

  • System Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Edith Parrott

    Systems Engineer in the Science and Space Technology Systems Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). Perform System Engineering activities to support NASA‘s programs and projects and the implementation of Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE). Experience in flight projects in all areas of the Systems Engineering V model with particular emphasis on the use of MBSE for concept and requirements definition and the Testing and Verification of derived and system requirements. Develop and perform training in MBSE (in particular SysML) for system engineers which provides hands-on training in MBSE using the trainee’s actual project or equivalent. Chair the MBSE Practitioner’s Forum and serve as the point of contact for MBSE related items for GRC.

    My professional experience began as an electrical engineer in the test facilities at NASA GRC. In this position I gain experience with the design, fabrication and test of prototype hardware; the use of data collection and management systems; and the development and management of test plans. This experience base allowed for my transition to a Systems Engineer responsible for the development and verification of system requirements.

    Saulius Pavalkis, PhD

  • Global User Support Manager and Analyst, MagicDraw Inc
  • Saulius Pavalkis, PhD

    Dr. Saulius Pavalkis has been working as a Global User Support Manager and Analyst in MagicDraw R&D team for over 10 years with increasing responsibilities. His major expertise area is model-based requirements engineering. Saulius is the owner of a new Cameo Requirements Modeler product, which has been recently introduced in MagicDraw product line. Saulius holds Ph.D. from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in models traceability. He also holds multiple professional certificates: OMG-Certified Systems Modelling Professional, OMG-Certified UML Professional, OMG-Certified Expert in BPM, and ITIL V3. Saulius has written multiple research and practical articles in model-based design. Saulius is the founder and chief editor of modelling community blog (blog.nomagic.com) dedicated for sharing practical model-based engineering experience. Saulius is also a part time researcher at KTU working in a two projects on different OMG standards integration.

    Russell Peak, PhD

  • Senior Researcher, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Russell Peak, PhD

    Russell Peak, PhD is a Senior Researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Aerospace Systems Design Lab where he is MBSE Branch Chief. He has served as Director of the Modeling & Simulation Lab and Associate Director of the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Center. He is also a faculty member in the Professional Masters in Applied Systems Engineering program and co-founder of a spin-off company from Georgia Tech — InterCAX LLC.

    Dr. Peak specializes in knowledge-based methods for modeling & simulation, standards-based product lifecycle management (PLM) frameworks, and knowledge representations that enable complex systems interoperability. Dr. Peak originated the multi-representation architecture (MRA)—a collection of patterns for CAD-CAE interoperability—and composable objects (COBs)—a non-causal object-oriented knowledge representation. This work provided a conceptual foundation for executable SysML parametrics and for related technology commercialized by InterCAX in the Georgia Tech VentureLab program.

    After six years in industry at Bell Labs and Hitachi, he joined the research faculty at Georgia Tech. Since 1997 he has been principal investigator on 40+ projects with sponsors including BAE Systems, Boeing, IBM, JPL, Lockheed, NASA, Rockwell Collins, Sandia, Shinko (Japan), TRW Automotive, US DoC (NIST) and DoD. He has authored 135+ publications (including several Best Paper awards), holds several patents, and is an active member in ASME and INCOSE. He represents Georgia Tech on the OMG SysML task force, is a Content Developer for the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) program, and holds the highest OCSMP certification, Model Builder Advanced (MBA) - Level 4. Since August 2008 he has led a SysML/MBE/MBSE training program that has conducted 179+ short courses [1] for 3204+ professionals in the USA and internationally.

    Dr. Peak leads the INCOSE MBSE Challenge Team for Modeling & Simulation Interoperability with applications to mechatronics (including mobile robotics testbeds) as a representative complex systems domain.

    Troy Peterson

  • Fellow and Chief Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Troy Peterson

    Troy Peterson is a Fellow and Chief Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton. His experience spans commercial, government and academic environments across all product life cycle phases. Troy is INCOSE’s AD for Systems Engineering Transformation and the co-lead of the Patterns Working Group. Troy received his B.S. in ME from Michigan State University, his M.S. in Technology Management from RPI, and an advanced graduate certificate in Systems Design and Management from the MIT.

    Axel Reichwein, PhD

  • Founder & CEO, KONEKSYS
  • Axel Reichwein, PhD

    Dr. Reichwein is the CEO of Koneksys, a company developing data integration solutions based on open web standards. As a consultant, he has developed several OSLC-based integration solutions including OSLC adapters for MagicDraw SysML, Simulink, AMESim, and PTC Integrity. As Co-chair of the OMG OSLC4MBSE working group, he investigates how OSLC can be used for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). He received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and performed postdoctoral research at the Georgia Institute of Technology in system architecture modeling and multidisciplinary data integration.

    Ed Seidewitz

  • V.P., Model Driven Solutions
  • Ed Seidewitz

    Ed Seidewitz has 30 years of professional experience with the modeling, architecture and development of systems spanning diverse domains including aerospace, finance, acquisition and health care. In 2009, his 2003 paper "What Models Mean" was named an IEEE Software magazine 25th Anniversary Top Pick. Mr. Seidewitz has been active with the Object Management Group (OMG) for 15 years, including involvement in every UML 2 Revision Task Force, as well as the Service Oriented Architecture Modeling Language (SoaML) and System Engineering Modeling Language (SysML) specifications. He was primary author of the Foundational Subset for Executable UML Models (fUML) and Action Language for Foundational UML (Alf) specifications. He is currently chair of the fUML and Alf Revision Task Forces, a member of the UML and Precise Semantics of UML Composite Structures Revision Task Forces and leader of the Precise Semantics of UML State Machines submission team. He is also the developer of the open source Alf Reference Implementation and the Alf plugin for MagicDraw.

    Matthew Sheranko

  • President, Systemize Corporation
  • Matthew Sheranko

    Matthew Sheranko is president of Systemize Corporation and provides stakeholder-focused Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) solutions to both commercial and federal customers. He has over 15 years designing and implementing large complex enterprise software systems. He earned a Master of Software Engineering from the University of Maryland, is a FEAC Certified Enterprise Architect, and is a member of the INCOSE Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Working Group. Matthew believes Python is a great programming language to teach kids to program and loves building mobile apps with Kivy.

    Daniel Siegl

  • CEO, LieberLieber Software
  • Daniel Siegl

    Daniel has been involved with model-based engineering since 2000. He first experienced model-based engineering with Together, and then moved on to the current focus: enhancing modeling platforms for embedded users. He gained deep experience handling critical software projects around the world in the IT, apparel and footwear industries.

    The next logical step was to join European-based LieberLieber, the Enterprise Architect Specialists, in 2006. In 2009 he became CEO, and in his role as developer of international business he also became CEO of LieberLieber Software Corp, based in Houston, TX, in 2014.Daniel is heavily involved with LieberLieber's Automotive and Logistics clients, helping them to build tools to develop their products in a more efficient way. He is passionate about UML/SysML, embedded systems, and industry standards like AUTOSAR. He is an experienced speaker, a founding member of the Enterprise Architect User Group and represents LieberLieber at the Object Management Group. Daniel lives with his family in Vienna, Austria.

    Darius Silingas, PhD

  • Chief Solution Architect, No Magic, Inc.
  • Darius Silingas, PhD

    Dr. Silingas has been with No Magic since 1998. He has been involved in multiple international projects as programmer, analyst, architect, project manager, and consultant. Since 2004, he has led the Training/Solutions organization which focuses on MagicDraw based modeling consulting and custom development modeling solutions for large organizations.

    Darius has been involved in more than 200 training and consulting sessions in 20 countries (USA, UK, Germany, France, Russia, South Africa, Finland and others) helping organizations adopt MagicDraw and No Magic's Cameo Suite of products to efficiently solve their modeling solution needs. Darius is a frequent speaker at key technology conferences such as Architecture and Design World, OOP, JAX, Code Generation, EuroSTAR and has written a number of articles on model-based engineering. In addition to his responsibilities at No Magic Europe, Darius is a visiting lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University and ISM University of Management and Economics. Darius is an Advanced OMG Certified UML Professional and OMG Certified BPM technical expert.

    Svein-Erik Soegaard

  • Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace
  • Svein-Erik Soegaard

    Svein-Erik Soegaard received M. Sc in Computer Science from University of Oslo in 1994. He started his professional career at Norwegian Defense Research Establishment in 1985 working with the development of Computer Architectures for Radar Satellite Data processing. He has been with Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace in Norway since 1995. He has more than 20 years of experience with software development, software architectures and system integration and testing. Since 2010 Mr. Soegaard has worked on system development and is responsible for adopting MBSE in the System Architectural Design of next generation missiles.

    Gary Solomon

  • Partner, Dentons
  • Gary Solomon

    Gary Solomon is a member of the Dentons' Intellectual Property and Technology practice, specializing in patent preparation, prosecution and strategic protection of intellectual property assets. Gary has also been involved with several patent litigations and routinely works with clients on licensing and other intellectual property transactional matters.

    He drafts and prosecutes a wide range of patent applications for inventions in both high-tech and business sectors. With over 12 years as a patent attorney, 10 years as a missile system design engineer at Raytheon Company, and many years in working with startup companies, Gary has combined his skill sets to be an effective counselor for developing strategic patent portfolios for his clients.

    Jack Stein

  • Executive Director, Operations and Events Development, Dynamic Solutions Institute (DSI), Inc.
  • Jack Stein

    As Executive Director, Operations and Events Development, Mr. Stein is responsible for developing DSI's technical and business processes. Mr. Stein has over 25 years experience as a systems and quality/reliability/risk management engineer in the medical device and automotive industries. Jack has also worked as a musician, sound engineer and recording studio manager. His educational background is in electrical engineering, business administration and quality/reliability engineering. Jack's nonprofit volunteer leadership experience includes: U.S. Delegate to ISO/TC22/SC3/WG13; Chair, SAE Electronic Systems Reliability Committee; Assistant Director, INCOSE Americas North-Central Region; Member, PMI-INCOSE Strategic Alliance Working Group;, President, INCOSE Michigan Chapter; and Chair, INCOSE Risk-Management Working Group.

    Ajay Thukral, PhD

  • CTO, Cientive Group
  • Ajay Thukral, PhD

    Dr. Thukral holds a doctorate degree in aerospace engineering with specialization in controls. He is a former R&D mathematical and modeling specialist and currently provides consultation services for medical device companies. He has worked extensively in metabolic modeling and glucose control. He has been an integral part of the team that developed the core transcription services tools for Cietnive Group. Dr. Thukral has published many papers and is inventor on many US patents (link to Ajay’s CV).

    Ajay Thukral is co-founder of Cientive and currently serves as the company’s CTO. Cientive Group provides HiFidelity Transcription services and consulting services in algorithm development for medical devices covering model based system design formulation, development, and analysis. Cientive’s expertise is in modeling care delivery including integration of medical devices and medical solutions.

    Garrett Thurston

  • A&D Industry Strategy Executive, Dassault Systèmes
  • Garrett Thurston

    Throughout my career I have immersed myself in my companies' and clients’ culture, organization, products, and services as a means to identify business obstacles and challenges, as prospective targets for innovation, then used the effective levers of business modeling, organization, regulatory affairs, and process to blueprint and refine value creation, delivery, and capture mechanisms. Key to my success has been an underlying drive to make a material contribution to the safety and security of those who serve us and put themselves in harm’s way to ensure the freedom we all enjoy.

    I have successfully led, built, and managed the aerospace, defense and security division at a consulting and development firm from the ground up increasing revenue, both in absolute terms and relative to the total percentage of the firm’s, improving profitability, and client engagement/satisfaction.

    Mary Tolbert

  • Lead Systems Engineer, MITRE
  • Mary Tolbert

    Performs model-based systems engineering (MBSE) tasks which span the entire life-cycle of systems engineering from requirements, system and software model development to auto-code generation using state of the art systems engineering and software development modeling tools.

    Provides MBSE expertise to multiple projects with highly diverse and integrated teams of engineers and modeling specialists tasked with the design, development, and implementation of a variety of DoD systems.

    Creates comprehensive blueprints of organizations in semantically meaningful models of the:

    • mission of the organization
    • business processes and supporting organizational structure
    • information that supports the business
    • applications that supports the business processes
    • infrastructure that supports the applications
    • strategy for enabling desired transformation

    Semantically meaningful models using SysML and UML notation are captured in an architecture repository ensuring concordance across artifacts for relevant business and systems engineering analyses.

    Lonnie VanZandt

  • Enterprise Architect, Sodius
  • Lonnie VanZandt

    Lonnie VanZandt is an Enterprise Architect at Sodius where he specializes in business development for Sodius’ products and services and where he designs, implements, and uses modern collaboration and modeling tools. He appreciates the support of No Magic for sponsoring his participation in the UPDM task force of the Object Management Group, because that participation afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with the leading architects of the field of commercial and defense Enterprise Architecture. Likewise, the author appreciates the support of Sodius for sponsoring his participation in INCOSE and OASIS, because that participation afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with the leading architects of OSLC. The author acknowledges learning from influential architects and ontologists such as Chris Partridge (BORO Solutions, Metaphysician), Dave McDaniels (Silverbullet, Inc., DoDAF Author and Consultant), Elisa Kendall (Thematix, Ontologist and fellow Sauvignon Blanc drinker), Fatma Dandashi (MITRE, DoDAF Author and Instructor), Lawrence McCaskill (Sorcerer Staffing, Consumable Services Proponent), and Lars-Olof Kihlström (Syntell AB, MODEM Architect and fellow sushi aficionado).

    David Walden

  • Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP), Co-owner and Principal Consultant, Sysnovation, LLC
  • David Walden

    David D. Walden, ESEP, is co-owner and principal consultant for Sysnovation, LLC, a company he formed in 2006. Sysnovation, based out of Shakopee, Minnesota, USA, is focused on Systems Engineering consulting and education/training. At Sysnovation, Mr. Walden has assisted numerous clients improve their Systems Engineering effectiveness. He has served as a coach/mentor, an independent reviewer, major review (e.g., PDR, CDR) coordinator, Systems Engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME), and process consultant. He has created and taught numerous Systems Engineering courses and tutorials, including a distance learning on-line variant of a Systems Engineering Principles course. Previously, Mr. Walden was with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for 13 years and worked at McDonnell Aircraft Company for 10 years.

    Mr. Walden serves as an editor of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook and as a liaison to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 Working Groups 10 and 20. He was the Program Manger of the INCOSE Certification Program from 2007-2013. He has an M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University in Indiana. Mr. Walden was one of the first to earn the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) credential in 2004 and was awarded the INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) credential in 2011.

    Dan Williams

  • Director of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), G2 Ops
  • Dan Williams

    Dan Williams is the Director of the Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) team at G2 Ops, a company that specializes in MBSE and Cybersecurity. He has over 15 years experience as a Systems Engineering covering the full range of tasks from design and development, to test, integration, and sustainment for Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Commercial clients. Dan received a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona and a M.S. in Computer Systems from Boston University.

    Dirk Zwemer, PhD

  • President & CEO, InterCAX LLC
  • Dirk Zwemer, PhD

    Dirk Zwemer, PhD is President and CEO of InterCAX, LLC (www.InterCAX.com). Dr. Zwemer has over thirty year's experience in the electronics industry with Bell Labs, Exxon, ITT, SRI Consulting and other organizations. He is the author of three patents and multiple technical papers and trade journal articles. He received a PhD in Chemical Physics from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University. In addition to directing business development and marketing efforts at InterCAX, Dr. Zwemer provides strategic consulting for customers and shows how to apply SysML in a wide variety of domains. He is a certified systems modeling professional at the highest level (OCSMP Level 4 — Model Builder Advanced) and a member of the Smart Grid Challenge Team within the INCOSE MBSE Initiative.