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Program committee industrial Chair


Jean-Claude Roussel

Jean-Claude Roussel is a Senior Expert in Systems Engineering at Airbus Group Innovations (Toulouse, France) in charge of Research projects on Systems Engineering with 32 years of experience in different Aerospace Programs. From 2001 to 2009, Jean-Claude was responsible for Systems Engineering within Airbus where he defined the Policy which has been deployed on new aircraft (A380, A400M and A350). From 1995 to 2001, he was in charge of Project Management within Airbus and wrote the directive for Aircraft Project Management while setting-up the related components for A380 Program. From 1988 to 1995, he was dedicated to Configuration Management and defined the CM Plan for aircraft (A400M, VLCT, A330/A340) and the Hermes Space Vehicle for the ESA Space Program. His career began at Airbus in 1981 by developing Product Data Management application and data exchange standard for CAD/CAM tools. He has been a member of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) since 2001 where he took an active role in the Requirements Working Group, extending it to European members. He was President of AFIS (Association Française d’Ingénierie Systeme), the French INCOSE Chapter, in 2007 and 2008, and received the Gold Circle Award of INCOSE. Jean-Claude was the Technical Director of INCOSE from Jan 2011 till Jan 2013 and has been elected in Nov 2013 Director of the sector EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) of INCOSE for 3 years (Jan 2014 till Jan 2017). He is a member and co-author of the BKCASE project (Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering) launched in Dec 2009 (see and is certified ESEP (Expert Systems Engineering Professional) from INCOSE. He is a graduated Engineer (1980) from Polytech’ Lille.

Born in 1957, he is married with 2 children (33 and 29) and one grand son (18 months)

Other industrial members of the program committee


Gérard Auvray

Gerard Auvray belongs today to the ASTRIUM Space Transportation. For the last 35 years he has been involved in major defence and space programs, working in different fields: avionics architecture, ground systems, verification & validation, etc. Firstly he was in charge of launch systems for the French deterrence system. Later he took responsibility of the Ariane 5 launcher qualification. He also worked during several years in ARIANESPACE as ground system specialist for launcher operations.

Coming back to ASTRIUM, he headed a department dedicated to Electrical Ground System, in charge of definition and realization of qualification facilities for various programs (M51, Ariane 5, Automatic Transfer Vehicle – ATV , etc.), and for system validation. Besides, he has also been involved in “System of Systems” program for NATO customer (Active Layer Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence – ALTBMD).

Gerard is now System Engineering Senior Expert, in charge of ASTRIUM ST System Engineering strategy & road-map, and promotion of new SE improvements such as extended MBSE approach and virtual validation. He is also directly involved in several ASTRIUM improvement projects such as CMMI and Lean engineering initiative.

Despite the above professional activities, Gerard remains dynamic in social networking as the Technical Director of the INCOSE French chapter: AFIS. Also in term of transfer of know-how to the young people, he teaches “System Engineering” courses and training programs at different Engineering schools. He graduated both from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers and the Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aérospatiales.


Jean-Pierre Daniel

After his education as Aeronautical engineer, specialized in automation and avionics, Jean-Pierre Daniel took part for 30 years in the successful development of European transport aircraft, namely with Airbus.

He learned to dare innovation though with professionalism, when introducing fly-by-wire. He developed altogether products and processes leading to acceptance by authorities and successful entry into service. He exercised an holistic systemic approach looking for outer solutions to practical issues.

Jean-Pierre Daniel is now with AREVA trying to translate lessons learned in aeronautics to the domain of nuclear plants.

«There are many similarities and I have good hope that proven solutions can apply, despite distinct domain technologies, a different vocabulary and deeply rooted enterprise culture.»


Alain Dauron

Alain Dauron graduated Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique in 1984 and then obtained a PhD degree at Université de Paris IX Dauphine in the area of Automatic Control applied to internal combustion engine. It was his first job as a Renault research engineer, in the framework of a collaboration with INRIA (Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et Automatique). He then built and led a research group in charge of Automatic control activities for R&AE projects. After moving to Powertrain Engineering division in 1998, he had several management positions in Powertrain Control development and tuning activities, and then he became Department leader of powertrain control systems. Coming back to advanced engineering in 2007, he led the upstream Systems Engineering department, aiming at applying SE in R&AE projects and at improving SE methods & tools. From 2011 to 2013, he also led a Research project about long range mobility based on Electric Vehicle. He is now General Manager in charge of Systems Engineering processes, methods and tools. His main interests in Systems Engineering are Requirements engineering, Systems V&V, SE in the context of large product lines, MBSE, and coupling of SE with calculation/optimization. He represents Renault in the AFIS (French INCOSE Chapter) Board of Directors, and is one of the two co-chairs of the INCOSE Automotive Working Group.


Rainer Ersch

Rainer Ersch is Senior Research Scientist at Siemens Corporate Technology based in Munich Germany. He has more than 30 years of experiences in the area of Software and System development environments. Among others, his main topics are Change Request Management and Configuration Management as well as the interoperability and management of artefacts in the engineering lifecycle. He has an active role in the open standards initiative “Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration - OSLC” ( and serves there as a member of the OSLC Steering Committee.


Gauthier Fanmuy

Gauthier FANMUY is a Systems Users Experience Director at Dassault Systems ( He is is charge of a Systems Engineering tools portfolio for Requirements Engineering and Architectural Design. He previously worked in a consulting company ADN ( where he created and developped a department on Systems Engineering consultancy and tools reselling. He has worked in the past years in the Automotive Industry at PSA Peugeot Citroen where he has deployed Requirement engineering and DOORS. He also worked in the Aeronautic Industry at Dassault-Aviation where he managed several projects such as integration of electro-optics sensors on military aircrafts, development of complex system functions and re-engineering of MMI in object oriented approaches. He represents Dassault Systems at AFIS (French association on Systems Engineering, He also serves as AFIS Deputy Technical Director and represents AFIS at AFNOR. He was previously chairman of Global processes Technical Committee of AFIS and also managed during 10 years of this organization the Requirements Engineering Working Group. He represents Dassault Systems in INCOSE (International Council On Systems Engineering, He is co-founder of the SPECIEF association for the promotion of Requirements Engineering in French ( and is porting within this association the overall IREB certification scheme in French speaking regions.


Pascal Gendre

Engineering Degree from Ecole Polytechnique (1985) PhD in computational fluid dynamics (1989) at SupAéro Post doctor, continuation of computational fluid dynamics studies at CERFACS

Etienne LACROIX – countermeasures for fighters / battleships and tanks protection.

9 years. From R&D engineer to Head of R&D Introduction of modelling & simulation.

Development of multi-disciplinary thinking, linking an external network of scientists form Universities and resolving many questions about product performance & innovation – application of operational analysis and functional analysis.

AIRBUS 3 years in charge of developing aircraft simulators in support of Programmes V&V or for training purposes (A340-500/600, A380).

Simulator architecture, model development, simulator integration and configuration management. Mix of hardware and software. Improvement of the interaction processes with the aircraft system teams.

4 years in charge of developing modelling & simulation throughout the Engineering organization, for all Programme phases, for all disciplines, and for multi-disciplinary engineering activities.

2 years contribution to the “Virtual Aircraft” initiative, developing IS features for collaborative engineering activities. I developed requirements for this virtual aircraft, based on systems engineering process analysis.

4 years in charge of developing a system of trade-off capabilities, to be operated by Chief Engineer teams from feasibility to concept phases.


Greg Gorman

At IBM Greg leads both the strategy and development of both the Rational Solution for System and Software Engineering and Rational’s Product Line Engineering Solution. Greg joined IBM through the Telelogic acquisition in 2008, where he served in several positions ranging from field engineer to sales executive to Vice President of Product Management over his 20 year history. Prior to joining Telelogic, Greg was with McDonnell-Douglas and then Honeywell Air Transport, where he led a software and systems team creating crew station displays for fighter aircraft and commercial jetliners. Greg is a graduate of The University of Missouri and is a Certified Product Manager, AIPMM. Greg also serves as one of IBM Rational’s thought leaders in the areas of complex systems development and is IBM’s Corporate Advisory Board Representative to the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He is also active in Scouting (and is an Eagle Scout), mentors a FIRST Robotics team and serves as INCOSE’s Associate Director of K-12 Youth Outreach.


Alan Harding

Alan Harding is the President of INCOSE UK, and an Engineering Fellow with BAE Systems. His principal business role is that of Head of Systems Engineering for the Defence Information area within the Military Air and Information business. He also chairs the BAE Systems global community of practice in Systems Engineering.

Alan’s has over 28 years’ experience in Systems Engineering applied to programmes across all military domains and the security domain. His specialist interest areas include Capability, Systems-of-Systems, Competency Development and Architecture.

Alan is a recognised subject matter expert internationally, an active participant in INCOSE’s international activities including co-chairing its Systems of Systems Working Group, and he represents the global BAE Systems business at INCOSE.

Alan’s academic background is a BSc(Hons) in Physics from Durham University. Alan is Professionally Registered as a Chartered Engineer, achieved through the INCOSE UK/IET scheme.


David Long

For over twenty years, David Long has focused on enabling, applying, and advancing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to help transform the state of the systems engineering practice. David is the founder and president of Vitech Corporation where he developed and commercialized CORE®, a leading systems engineering software environment used around the world. A committed member of the worldwide systems community, David is president of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a 9000 member professional organization focused on sharing, promoting, and advancing the best of systems engineering. Throughout his career, David has played a key technical and management role in refining and extending systems engineering to expand the analysis and communication toolkit available to systems practitioners. He continues to lead the Vitech team as they deliver innovative, industry-leading solutions to help organizations develop and deploy next-generation systems. David has served INCOSE since 1997 including a term as the Washington Metropolitan Area chapter president and international roles including Member Board Chair, Director for Communications, and Director for Strategy. He is a frequent presenter at industry events worldwide delivering keynotes and tutorials spanning introductory systems engineering, the advanced application of MBSE, and the future of systems engineering. His experiences and efforts led him to co-author the book A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering to help spread the fundamental concepts of this key approach to modern challenges. In 2006, David received the prestigious INCOSE Founders Award in recognition of his many contributions to the organization. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, as well as a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Abbreviated Bio

For over twenty years, David Long has focused on enabling, applying, and advancing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to help transform the state of the systems engineering practice. David is the founder and president of Vitech Corporation where he developed CORE®, a leading systems engineering software environment. He co-authored the book A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering and is a frequent presenter at industry events around the world. A committed member of the systems community, David is president of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a 9000 member professional organization focused on sharing, promoting, and advancing the best of systems engineering.


Clotilde Marchal

Since May 2011, Clotilde Marchal belongs to EADS Chief Technical Office (CTO) organization, where she is, as head of the “EADS Systems Engineering group capabilities”, EADS CTO Systems Engineering Representative inside and outside EADS. She represents EADS at INCOSE CAB and is in charge of promoting INCOSE certification at AFIS (French INCOSE Chapter) board. She chairs the EADS Systems Engineering Steering Group (SESG), which coordinates all EADS divisions activities in Systems Engineering, including strategy, benchmarking, processes maturity assessment, best practices sharing, training and certification, standardization, R&T, and technical policies. She delivers Systems Engineering expertise at regular technical assessments of EADS Divisions projects. Scope of her activities also includes software engineering (coordination of EADS divisions group as previous SESG group).

She has previously worked 20 years in the field of Software Engineering mainly in Defence Market (at Matra and EADS) at various positions from design to project management and line management of international teams . She moved 5 years ago to Systems Engineering field and created an international Systems Engineering Center of Competence for the EADS Cassidian Security Market. She is graduated from engineering school ENSIMAG (Grenoble) and is INCOSE Certified (CSEP level).


Andrew Pickard

Andrew Pickard joined Rolls-Royce in 1977 after completing a B.A. and M.A. at Cambridge University in Materials Science, and a Ph.D., also at Cambridge University, in Fatigue and Fracture of Metals and Alloys. He worked initially in the area of Fracture Mechanics and fatigue life prediction. He currently works in Controls and Electrical Engineering as Head of Process, which is a global role in the Aerospace sector of the Company. He was appointed Rolls-Royce Associate Fellow, Systems Engineering in 2010. Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Chartered Engineer, and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, of SAE International and of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He is Vice-Chair of the SAE Aerospace Council, and was Chair of the INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board in 2010 and 2011.


Garry Roedler

Garry Roedler is a Fellow and the Engineering Outreach Program Manager for Lockheed Martin. His systems engineering experience spans the full life cycle and includes technical leadership roles in both programs and systems engineering business functions. Garry holds degrees in mathematics education and mechanical engineering from Temple University and the Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) certification from INCOSE. Garry is an INCOSE Fellow, has numerous publications and presentations, and is the recipient of many awards, including the INCOSE Founders Award, Best SE Journal Article, IEEE Golden Core, Lockheed Martin Technical Leadership Award and Lockheed Martin NOVA Award. His leadership roles across many technical organizations include Chair of the INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board and editor of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, Systems Life Cycle Processes and several other standards. He maintains leadership roles in the development of standards for both ISO/IEC and IEEE and has been a catalyst for the harmonization of Systems Engineering resources across the industry. Garry was the lead for Part 3 of the BKCASE SEBoK product and a contributor to the GRCSE product.


Robert Swarz

Dr. Robert S. Swarz is Co-Director of the Systems Engineering Practice Office of The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit research and development center chartered to work in the public interest. There, he is involved in developing methodologies for systems security engineering and other systems engineering practices for the entire MITRE staff. Before joining MITRE, Bob was a researcher at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and an engineer at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. He has taught on the adjunct faculty of Worcester Polytechnic Institute for over thirty years, where he has developed and taught courses on systems engineering and computer architectures. Most recently, Bob developed new courses on Dependable Systems and System Security Engineering. He is Chair of their Systems Engineering Advisory Council.

Bob is co-author of the textbook Reliable Computer Systems: Design and Evaluation, now in its third edition, and is the author of other published papers on reliability and fault tolerance.

He has had a lengthy association with the Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance community, most recently as General Chair of DSN 2012 in Boston. Bob is also an active member of the International Council for Systems Engineering (INCOSE), where he serves as Assistant Technical Director for the past four years.

Bob holds a Ph.D. degree from New York University, a Master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.E. from NYU, all in electrical engineering, and an M.B.A. from Boston University.