Smart Cities (Friday, 16 June 2023, 4:30-6pm PST)

(This presentation is open to all, including non-INCOSE members. Photo courtesy of Freeman Zhou on Unsplash)

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Please Join Us for a special presentation by the INCOSE Smart Cities Working Group!

On June 16th, please join us for a Special IN-PERSON Friday-evening presentation on Smart Cities by Dr. Damian Rogers of the INCOSE Smart Cities Working GroupSmart Cities are capable of identifying their problems and mitigating root causes by generating and processing engineered quality data in a continuous and inclusive matter.

This Friday-evening presentation will be held at the modern conference room at SAIC in Mission Valley, and will include free pizza and soft drinks for all attendees. The presentation will start at 5 pm with the doors opening and food arriving by 4:30 pm.  Please RSVP so that we may get a good estimate of the number of attendees.  Please also by 4:45pm so that we may start on time.


Date: Friday, 16 June, 2023. 4:30 – 6pm (presentation starts at 5pm)
Location: 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 740, San Diego, California 92108 (Google Maps). This building is just off of Friars road and Rt 163. There is ample free parking on street
Cost: FREE!  Includes complementary pizza and soft drinks. RSVP

(Images courtesy of Zoe and KAL VISUALS on Unsplash)


As cities around the world are unevenly waking up after a pandemic coma, cities are seeking opportunities to continue evolving toward being ‘smart.’ Cities may wish to take a new approach to provide services that meet the goals of the city and needs of the residents in new and innovative ways. The implementation of such approaches will define the new “smart city.” 

We propose a human-centric model to help city authorities to make decisions with human needs in mind. Such a human-centric model will help identify and classify technological investments with the greatest positive impact for their residents. This presentation will introduce this human-centric model, the INCOSE-TUS Smart Cities Reference Model and provide an update on our modeling developments.

Presenter: Dr. Damian Rogers

An advocate for systems thinking, systems engineering, and engineering design practices for over a decade, Dr. Damian Rogers currently leads the Systems Engineering team at Leonardo Helicopters in Philadelphia, where he is responsible for introducing Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodologies and culture to the Leonardo team. Dr. Rogers holds a PhD in Engineering Design Methodologies, an MASc in Space Sciences, and a BEng in Aerospace Engineering. He is also a member of various professional organizations and actively contributes to initiatives and committees within SAE and INCOSE. Outside of work, Dr. Rogers enjoys traveling and the outdoors, as well as being an avid car, boat, and aircraft enthusiast.

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