On the Main Stage at Innovate 2013 today the line up included guest keynote speakers Eric Ries (author of Lean Startup) and the Woz - Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder). Eric talked about applying lean manufacturing and agile development principles and the Woz took questions from the audience and Twitter. They were joined by Martin Nally, IBM VP Emerging Program Models and an expert panel to discuss current trends impacting software delivery and product development.
In the breakout sessions, highlights for product & systems development included an ‘Evolution of PLM’ panel session discussing current and future trends in product development and how product lifecycle management needs to evolve to keep pace with the changing nature of products & systems; sessions on on the integration between engineering and operations/maintenance, featuring Sky Matthews, CTO, Systems, IBM Rational and Anne O’Neill INCOSE Director of Industry Outreach. In the Systems Engineering track we heard from the Indian Navy and Raytheon about how they are each utilizing Model-Based Systems Engineering with a focus on process, tools, integrations and benefits; and National Instruments and IBM demonstrated an integrated quality management solution from requirements to automated execution. For Real-Time & Embedded Software Development we heard how Volvo have implemented product line engineering and how companies including Panasonic Automotive have achieved global collaboration of automotive partners in the Cloud.
Over lunch attendees took part in interactive ‘birds of a feather’ discussions. In ‘Designing Systems practitioner productivity improvements’ attendees met with the IBM product & systems development design team to to discuss workflow scenarios and usability improvement suggestions. And in ‘Engineers Can Be Social’ attendees shared how they are using online communities to learn about software & systems development and provided feedback to IBM community owners on what they like or would like to see improved.
In the evening there was a chance for informal networking and to sample beers from across the world in the special reception for product & systems development organizations. Due to the inclement weather, this was moved inside but was still well attended with lots of great conversation, beer and glow sticks!
Preview of Wednesday
Breakout sessions. Highlights include:
Product Development (Oceanic 4): At 8:30am hear Big Lever Software talk about ‘Second Generation Product Line Engineering in Aerospace and Defense’ including case studies. And at 10am, listen to Mentor Graphics on ‘Automotive Platform Engineering: How to Solve the Configuration Challenge’ – the integration of hardware & software development with an automotive tier 1 supplier example.
Systems Engineering (Oceanic 3) At 8:30am EADS and IBM will share technical lessons learned by EADS as they adopted Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM), including a demo of how the tool is being used. At 11:15am learn about analytical approach, by Lockheed Martin and IBM to estimate the impact of the early design decisions on the actual usage cost of a product. And at 4:15pm hear why Jaguar Land Rover are focused on PLM (product lifecycle management) using IBM Rational solutions to support new Systems Engineering processes.
Real-time and Embedded Software Development (Oceanic 5): At 10am find out how to achieve compliance with Automotive SPICE while being agile, featuring Panasonic Automotive. And at 11:15am it’s your chance to ask a panel of IBMers, industry analysts and clients your burning questions about agile development practices for products and embedded systems.
Animal Kingdom Special Event - Attendees and guests are invited to a private party with food, drinks and fun. Create your own adventure with amazing scenery, landmark displays, and exciting rides including Expedition Everest, Primeval Whirl, DINOSAUR, TriceraTop Spin, and Kali River Rapids. Buses depart at 7:00 p.m. from the Convention entrance.
So that’s it from me after another very busy day of information gathering, networking and socializing at Innovate 2013. What did you think of Day 2? Did you enjoy Eric Ries and the Woz? What were your highlights from the breakout sessions or Birds of a Feather? And what beers did you rate at the special reception? Please share your thoughts here.