Stream 1 14:00 – 14:45

Ralf Hartmann

From Systems Engineering Vision 2035 towards the Future of Systems Engineering

Beginning of 2022 INCOSE has released the Systems Engineering Vision 2035 which succeeds the Vision 2025 from 2014.

The vision is intended to inspire and guide the strategic direction of systems engineering for the global systems community. This community includes leaders of organizations, practitioners, students, and others serving this community that includes educators, researchers, professional organizations, standards bodies, and tool vendors. The vision can be used to develop strategies to evolve the systems engineering capability of an enterprise or project. This, in turn, will help deal with the continuously changing environment, be more responsive to stakeholders, and become more competitive. The vision can also be used to help direct investments and support collaborative efforts to advance the discipline and grow the skill base to meet current and future challenges. 

It provides insights on trends that impact enterprise competitiveness and how systems engineering will respond to these trends, which include the digital transformation, sustainability, smart systems and complexity growth, and advancements in modeling, simulation, and visualization. The SE Vision 2035 sets an ambition on the potential application of systems engineering in an unprecedented manner. While up to now the focus was on its application to the overall development lifecycle of technical system, it is now assumed that SE principles and approaches can help to solve our global problems from natural resources to climate change.

The presentation will emphasize on the future state and the realization challenges. Information will be provided on the “Future of Systems Engineering (FuSE)” initiative of INCOSE, which is targeted to identify the gaps of today’s practices and to establish relevant strategic roadmaps. Context to the overall INCOSE strategy development will be also provided.

Ralf Hartmann
Ralf Hartmann ProSys, INCOSE President-Elect

Ralf Hartmann has been elected and installed as President-Elect of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) beginning of 2022 and will serve the organization as President in 2024 and 2025. Ralf is an active and engaged INCOSE member since 1996 and a founding member of GfSE, the German Chapter of INCOSE. He has been selected as an INCOSE Fellow in 2005 and received the prestigious INCOSE Founders Award in 2008. From 2008 until 2014 Ralf served as INCOSE Director for Strategy and ensured sponsorship of the former SE Vision 2025 in this period. 

Ralf received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and he is a certified project management professional (GPM/IPMA).

Ralf Hartmann retired from Airbus end of 2021 after a career of nearly 35 years in space and defense systems covering robotics, automatic control, simulation, S/W development and primarily Systems Engineering. In this period, he held various positions as project manager and vice president of international teams for engineering, research and technology.

Ralf joined the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) at Airbus Defense & Space in 2017 where he created and led the organization for “Digital Design, Manufacturing and Service” (DDMS). Furthermore, he was Head of Airbus Group Systems Engineering Governance. Along his whole career Ralf Hartmann was an engaged evangelist and promoter of Systems Engineering, the digital transformation and especially its combination.

Today Ralf is a self-employed management and systems engineering consultant.