Ralf Hartmann of Airbus Defense & Space to Keynote ASSESS 2019 Congress

ASSESS: Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering Software Strategies to enable a significant increase in usage and benefit of these technologies

Clarkesville, GA ASSESS Initiative, a broad reaching multi-industry initiative to facilitate a revolution of enablement that will vastly increase the availability and effectiveness of Engineering Simulation is proud to announce that Ralf Hartmann, Vice President and Technical Advisor “Digital Design, Manufacturing and Service” (DDMS) within the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) at Airbus Defense & Space will be a keynote speaker for the upcoming ASSESS 2019 Congress, to be held at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Oct 27h -29th, 2019. Mr. Hartmann’s keynote presentation’s title is “Multidisciplinary Integration Towards the Digital Twin.”

“The Digital Twin is THE most relevant opportunity and challenge in product development today and in the upcoming decade.” said Ralf Hartmann currently Vice President and Technical Advisor “Digital Design, Manufacturing and Service” (DDMS) within the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) at Airbus Defense & Space. “Although in many areas artefacts of its implementation have been demonstrated, there is still a major journey ahead of us.”

The DDMS responsibility is to ensure the full multidisciplinary digital integration of all domains along the full lifecycle. This includes the reengineering of all processes and data models, the harmonization of all relevant authoring and backbone applications and the associated transformation and change management. The special challenge is the broad diversity of the product portfolio to be served reaching from “Military Aircrafts” across “Unmanned Aerial Systems”, “Communications, Intelligence & Security” and “Space Systems”.  Ralf joined the DTO office in July 2017 after having worked in Space Systems for 30 years in the area of robotics, automatic control, simulation, S/W development and primarily Systems Engineering. Ralf is a member of the Airbus Systems Engineering Steering Group (SESG) and the INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board representative of Airbus Defense and Space.  He received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and he is a certified project management professional (GPM/IPMA).

Ralf Hartmann is an INCOSE member since 1996 and a founding member of GfSE, the German Chapter of INCOSE. He was the president of GfSE in 2000 and the INCOSE Director for Strategy from 2008 until 2014. Under his sponsorship the actual SE Vision 2025 has been developed. In 2005 Ralf was selected as an INCOSE Fellow.

“We are very honored and excited to have Ralf Hartmann present at our Congress,” says Joe Walsh, CEO & Co-Founder of the ASSESS Initiative. “Airbus Defense & Space have been a world-renowned driving force for the advancement of Digital Transformation leveraging Engineering Simulation.”

The ASSESS 2019 Congress is the 4th annual congress for ASSESS organized to “enable” both strategies and relationships related to significantly increasing the use and benefit of Engineering Simulation. Key business drivers are forcing a “simulation revolution” to overcome the issue of required expertise which is limiting the expansion of Engineering Simulation usage. The theme of the ASSESS 2019 Congress is “Advancing the Engineering Simulation Revolution.”

Registration for the ASSESS 2019 Congress is by invitation only and is limited to 105 attendees. Registration will close either when all available seats are taken but no later than October 24, 2019.

The ASSESS Initiative was formed to bring together key players, both users and developers of simulation software, to guide and influence the software tool strategies for performing model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering with a vision “To significantly expand the use and benefit of software tools for model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering in the engineering applications domain.”

The ASSESS Initiative Membership program provides the ability for the ASSESS Initiative to expand its efforts and community benefits beyond the annual congress. The ASSESS Membership Program is appropriate for all organizations engaged in Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering activities related to Engineered products & processes. The ASSESS Membership Program is offered in individual or group memberships. Active ASSESS Initiative Members receive access to Members Only content on the ASSESS website and a discount on the ASSESS Congress Registration Fees.

About the ASSESS Initiative

ASSESS Initiative LLC was formed in mid-2016 for bringing together the key players to guide and influence the software development and implementation strategies related to model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering, with the primary objective of expanding the use and business benefit of Engineering Simulation. ASSESS Initiative LLC is based in Clarkesville, GA, USA. Please refer to our website www.assessinitiative.com and the following brief summary “ What is the ASSESS Initiative and why is it important?” for more information.


Joe Walsh
CEO & Co-Founder

ASSESS Initiative LLC
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