2010 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges

Addressing complexity and innovation in energy, sustainability, health care, and service systems
October 21-22, 2010, at MIT.

John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems, MIT; Director, MIT System Dynamics Group A Banquet of Consequences: Systems Thinking and Modeling for Climate Policy

John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems, MIT; Director, MIT System Dynamics Group A Banquet of Consequences: Systems Thinking and Modeling for Climate Policy

MIT’s annual systems thinking conference, sponsored by the System Design and Management Program, is devoted to showcasing the new ways of thinking, working, and leading required to address today’s complex challenges. Focused on energy, sustainability, health care, and service systems, this two-day conference has been carefully designed to provide practical information on how to use systems thinking to integrate technology, management, and social sciences to achieve success. Speakers include experts from MIT and industry. Each will describe an interdisciplinary, “systems thinking” approach that can be applied across industries, around the world, so that attendees can demonstrate value to their companies when they return to the office. There will be significant opportunities to ask questions of our speakers, as well as to network with other systems thinkers attending the conference.

Confirmed speakers include:

Keynote:

  • George Apostolakis–Commissioner, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

From MIT:

From Industry:

  • Bruce Beihoff–Global Leader Advanced Systems; Senior Principal Technologist and Director of Innovation and Technology-Systems and Process Research, Whirlpool Corporation
  • Mark D. Jenks–Vice President of Development, 787 Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Satish Narayanan–Project Leader Integrated Building Systems, UTRC
  • Kevin Otto–Consultant, Robust Systems and Strategy LLC

From Health Care:

  • Blackford Middleton, MD–Director of Clinical Informatics Research & Development, Partners HealthCare System; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health
  • Roberto A. Rocha, MD--Senior Corporate Manager for Knowledge Management and Clinical Decision Support, Clinical Informatics Research & Development, Partners HealthCare System; Faculty, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School


John Sterman – “A Banquet of Consequences” – 2010 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges

“A Banquet of Consequences: Systems Thinking and Modeling for Climate Policy” is a presentation given by John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Managment, MIT Sloan School of Management; Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems, MIT; Director, MIT System Dynamics Group at the MIT System Design and Management’s 2010 Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges Conference on October 21, 2010. John Sterman’s presentation (pdf)


Deborah Nightingale – “Service Systems Innovation for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome in the U.S. Military: An Enterprise Systems Approach” – 2010 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges

“Service Systems Innovation for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome in the U.S. Military: An Enterprise Systems Approach” is a presentation given by Deborah Nightingale, Professor of the Practice of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT’ Codirector, MIT Lean Advancement Initiative at the MIT System Design and Management’s 2010 Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges Conference on October 22, 2010. Deborah Nightingale’s presentation (pdf)


Richard C. Larson
– “The Transformation of Service Systems

“The Transformation of Service Systems” is a presentation given by Richard C. Larson, Mitsui Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT Engineering Systems Division, Director, MIT Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals at the MIT System Design and Management’s 2010 Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges Conference on October 22, 2010. Richard Larson’s presentation (pdf)


Irving Wladawsky-Berger – “Technology and Innovation in the Service Economy”

“Technology and Innovation in the Service Economy” is a presentation given by Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Visiting Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Engineering Systems Division at the MIT System Design and Management’s 2010 Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges Conference on October 22, 2010.  Irving Wladawsky-Berger’s presentation (pdf)

Kristian Kloeckl – “The Senseable City” – 2010 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges

“The Senseable City” is a presentation given by Kristian Kloeckl, Research Scientist, in the MIT SENSEable City Laboratory at the MIT System Design and Management’s 2010 Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges Conference on October 22, 2010.  Kristian Kloeckl’s presentation (pdf)

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