Meeting Description:

INCOSE / Heartland Chapter News (6:20 P.M.):
Meeting Chair: Obi Odenigbo, 2019 Heartland Chapter President
The INCOSE Heartland Chapter is committed to advancing the practice of Systems Engineering (SE) and supporting the INCOSE Mission throughout the Sate of Iowa. Learn more about INCOSE, the Heartland Chapter, and the benefits and techniques of SE by attending this Heartland Chapter Meeting. Meet your 2019 Heartland Chapter Officers, learn about the plans for the Chapter, and let them know what's on your mind.

Feature Presentation (6:45 P.M.):
"Systems Engineering and Functional Safety: Risk Mitigation in an Increasingly Complex World"
System Safety has drawn much scrutiny in recent years as the push to deliver products in a shorter amount of time and with less effort has increased. Likewise, as our systems increase in complexity, the approaches to address safety risks have become even more critical. System level properties such as safety must be analyzed and the mitigation actions to be implemented and verified. Regardless of industry, the basic analysis types of safety are the same, however, the risks, acceptability, and certifications do vary. This presentation will provide an overview of the this activity, from a systems perspective

About the Featured Speaker:
Russell Kubycheck manages the Reliability, Functional Safety and Product Compliance Group at Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company. Russell graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering. With over 25 years of engineering experience, Russell has worked in the following industries: telecom, aerospace, healthcare and rail. During much of that time, Russell has focused on defining requirements for the development of safety critical systems. Russell currently holds certifications from TUV-SUD as a Functional Safety Expert, and from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) as a Certified System Engineering Professional (CSEP). Mr. Kubycheck is a Past-President of the INCOSE Chicagoland Chapter and a member of the INCOSE System Safety Working Group (WG).