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Ask the Expert Webinars

COE members now have year-round access to first-rate, technical education through the COE Ask the Expert webinars. Webinars are scheduled monthly, sometimes with multiple a month. Ask the Expert Webinars help users of Dassault Systèmes solutions stay up-to-date on key product changes, issues and solutions, while providing education and training on the latest technology developments.

COE Ask the Expert sessions are a paid members only benefit. If you are not currently a member, and are interested in unlimited Ask the Experts sessions for the rest of the year, please click here to join for $150. Members can also view past webinars by visiting the COE Ask the Expert Archive.

Ask the Expert Sessions

MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineering) 101 ATE  (Members: free. Non-Members: $150.00)

Presented by: Edward A. Ladzinski, CEO and Co-founder SMS ThinkTank L.L.C. and Don Tolle, CIMdata: SDSD Practice Director & Executive Consultant, CIMdata

Tuesday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

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Edward Ladzinski began his career as a Manufacturing Engineer, NC Programmer and Tool Designer with Burroughs Corp. (now Unisys Corp.). He joined IBM in the Kingston, NY laboratory as a Research & Development Engineer. During his 32 year career with IBM, Mr. Ladzinski worked in many different positions within engineering including research, product design and development and analysis and simulation. Immediately upon retirement Mr. Ladzinski joined Dassault Systems. While at Dassault Systemes he served as the Systems Engineering leader for the Americas. In 2014, he left Dassault Systemes and formed his own company dedicated solely to systems engineering. Serves on the NAFEMS Americas Steering Committee and is co-founder of the Stochastics Working Group and Simulation Data Management working group. Also, he founded the joint INCOSE/NAFEMS Systems Modeling and Simulation working group which has over 180 members representing many OEMs and suppliers in automotive and aerospace. Chairman of the Analysis & Simulation and Systems Engineering tracks at COE and was awarded the COE Fellow distinction in 2013. Winner of the best conference paper with presentations on Systems Engineering and Collaboration in both 2012 and 2016. Elected to the COE Board of Directors in 2016. Engineering graduate of RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) and performed graduate work in Engineering and Business at RIT and UNCC (University of North Carolina Charlotte), respectively.

Donald Tolle is a CIMdata SDSD Practice Director & Executive Consultant, having 35+ years of experience in the definition, development and implementation of  simulation driven engineering solutions including the role of physical testing and empirical data in new product development. Donald held senior positions in product management, product development, business strategy, M&A and engineering consulting with PLM software solutions & services providers (SDRC, UGS PLM/Siemens PLM, Comet Solutions). He has extensive experience with development of business strategy, product strategy and “go to market” plans including channel partnerships and technology transfer initiatives. Donald is an active member of INCOSE and NAFEMS organizations: NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Working Group (SDMWG), NAFEMS/INCOSE Systems Modeling & Simulation Working Group (SMSWG), and INCOSE Tool Integration and Model Lifecycle Management Working Group (TIMLM WG). He hols BS in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration.

Webinar Abstract

Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is a frequently used and often abused acronym for a systems engineering methodology that many companies are attempting to understand across most industries. This Ask The Experts session will introduce this concept, define it, place it in the context of system modeling and simulation (SMS) and identify the key processes that constitute this approach.   Additionally, recommendations for taking early steps in deploying MBSE will be offered with an emphasis on Organization, Process and Technology.


OSLC CASE STUDY (POC RESULTS) (Members: free. Non-Members: $150.00)

Presented by: Brian Schouten, PROSTEP, Inc.

Thursday, June 14, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST


Brian Schouten is currently a Sales Executive with PROSTEP Inc, formerly PLM Team Manager and Senior PLM Consultant. Brian has been working for PROSTEP for ten years implementing, integrating, federating and migrating PLM systems.  While consulting Brian was “PLM Migration Focal Point” at PROSTEP leading PLM migration strategy, processes and product development recommendations.  Brian brings a wide knowledge of technical details of all major PLM and CAD systems from over 50 PLM integration and migration projects.

Webinar Abstract
OASIS Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) is an open and scalable approach to lifecycle integration. The goal of OSLC is to create specifications for interactions between PLM, PDM, ERP and ALM tools. OSLC is not trying to standardize the behavior or capability of any domain specific tool, like a test tool or a requirements management tool. OSLC specifies a minimum amount of protocol and a small number of resource types to allow two such tools to work together relatively seamlessly.

Find out what all the buzz is about with OSLC.  This session will cover The History of OSLC,The specifications and organizations behind OSLC,  and exploration of the applications of OSLC for ALM/PLM  and hear first-hand the results of Proof of Concept tests using OSLC for query tools. Bring your tough questions.
3 Take Aways:

  • What is OSLC?
  • Is it real, and ready for use?
  • Where to find more information on OSLC and working groups.


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