engineering

Poets may dream of the heavens. But it’s engineers who take us there.

Written by Stephen Hollis | June 19, 2019 | Aerospace, Events, Systems Engineering

INCOSE’s 29th Annual International Symposium is the largest annual gathering of people engaged in systems engineering. The program attracts skilled professionals at all levels from throughout the world, and includes practitioners in government and industry, as well as educators and researchers. ...read more


IoT Exchange Europe: Unlock new value from data with AI and IoT

Written by Christopher Daerr | May 28, 2019 | Asset Management, Buildings, Events...

IBM IoT Exchange is an educational event designed to teach and inspire attendees with the latest innovations and thinking. It will introduce you to techniques you may not already know, and innovations that can enhance your organization’s performance. This carefully curated event will show you how to unlock the power of data with AI and IoT so you can better develop, differentiate and drive your business to success. ...read more


Accelerating Automotive Industry Compliance

Written by Michael Halder | April 11, 2019 | Engineering, Events, Events

Imagine what it would be like to have an automotive engineering solution that combines the expertise of leading OEMs and suppliers in one step. Ensuring compliance with existing industry standards would become a by-product of best practices instead of a dedicated task. This vision is becoming a reality with the help of IBM’s Engineering Lifecycle ...read more


How UCSF Health is putting patients first with facilities management

Written by Bruce D Baron | November 6, 2018 | Asset Management, Buildings

If buildings are getting smarter, then medical facilities have to be brilliant. That’s why University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health is working with IBM Maximo to create cutting-edge health facilities that aim to keep the patient care environment safe. It started when UCSF Health and IBM partnered to optimize the management of existing health ...read more


Test management best practices: How to improve your testing efforts

Written by Chip Davis | September 10, 2018 | Requirements Management

With the growing number of smart and connected products being developed, more and more systems engineers must now deal with the verification and validation of embedded systems. Of course, the smarter those products get, the more complex those testing activities become. At the same time, new regulations constantly come into effect to prevent faulty products reaching ...read more


Back to the Future, Part 2: The data-driven economy

Written by John McDonald | June 4, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

In part 1 of my article, I shared with you a vision of our world from the vantage point of systems and automation. In part 2 of the series, I will explore how we as individuals and organizations can really take advantage of the new data-driven economy. Don’t get left behind: ensure your organization has ...read more


Digital Twin of the Month: How turbines are taking over Texas

Written by Matthew Mikell | December 19, 2017 | Blog, Digital Twin

Our digital twin story this month is that of a wind turbine, used around the world to develop clean and sustainable energy; on some days it might even be free. During October storms in Germany these turbines “generated enough wind power at the weekend to give consumers free energy,” meaning costs fell below zero where producers had to ...read more


Digital Twin of the month: ‘Twinning’ the W16 Engine

Written by Matthew Mikell and Ryan Boyles | August 25, 2017 | Digital Twin

Digital twin: insights and designs In our monthly spotlight on digital twin designs, we bring attention to some of the world’s more unique machines, and tell their story through images and facts.  This month, we feature the massive W16 engine, found only within the Bugatti Veyron automobile. Bugatti W16 digital twin The world’s most powerful combustion engine ...read more


Managing storm water with the Internet of Things

Written by Jen Clark | August 14, 2017 | Cities, Environment

Storms are destructive beasts, especially to cities and built-up areas. Even your average bout of heavy rain can lead to overflowing rivers and flooding; damaging infrastructure, rendering roads impassible and halting transport until the damage is repaired. So can the Internet of Things help manage excess storm water, and even put it to good use? ...read more


Digital twin: Delivering places and spaces

Written by Matthew Mikell | July 31, 2017 | Continuous Engineering, Digital Twin

Digital twin capability, more known for industrial use, is making inroads into physical places and spaces.  As more companies aim to build ‘digital-first’, or retro-fit existing infrastructure with sensors, we’re starting to see amazing stories of what’s possible in homes, offices, and leisure environments when you apply digital twin technologies.  The impacts on how we ...read more


Aiding the elderly: The IBM Watson Cube

Written by Jen Clark | July 12, 2017 | Health and medicine

Students from Imperial College, London have teamed up with the IBM Hursley Innovation Centre to create a device to assist the elderly at home. It goes by the name ‘The IBM Watson Cube’ and looks a bit like an antique wooden mini TV set, small enough to sit in the palm of your hand. Appearances can be deceiving, however, ...read more


Build your own GlowOrb, so you’ll always know when to open a window

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | July 12, 2017 | Blog

Visual alerts show when the carbon dioxide levels are getting high in meeting rooms at IBM’s IoT HQ in Munich. They use the building’s carbon dioxide sensors combined with GlowOrbs, designed and made by IBM’s Andy Stanford-Clark, to highlight when it is time to open a window. I decided to make an “at home” version. ...read more