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Program Excellence: On-time, Traceable, Accurate Data
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The data and decisions made through the life of a program - from concept through retirement - are critical. More important is knowing which data matters, that it is accurate, and where to find it when you need it.

In this webcast you will:

  • Learn about the thread linking from concept to manufacturability to sustainment
  • Hear about how one program uses data as an element of effective communication across the program team and with the customer
  • Understand the importance of data analysis as it applies to concept as well as “build” and all stages of the lifecycle - and why traceability of that data is important

Who will benefit from this webinar?
Program/project leaders, engineering, analysis, risk/issues/opportunity leaders, operations, and MRO/sustainment from all aerospace and defense sectors.


Brian K. Christensen, Aerospace & Defense Solution Experience Director, Dassault Systèmes

Brian K. Christensen is an Aerospace & Defense Solution Experience Director for Dassault Systemes. In this role, Christensen provides leadership and strategic direction for the company’s Aerospace and Defense 3D Experience solutions. Specifically, working with the global customer base, Christensen focuses on addressing customers’ challenges in the early phases of a program/contract concentrating on proposal management and system selection. He was named to this position in January 2012.

In 2009, Christensen was named the Boeing Deployment Executive responsible for managing the deployment of Dassault Systemes Product Lifecycle Management solutions at the Boeing Company. The primary focus was on the definition and deployment of PLM systems to support the 787 program.

He has developed PLM products for automotive, shipbuilding and aerospace industries and has over 20 years of experience in business development and project management for the aerospace industry. Christensen earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and Texas A&M respectively.

Kris Harsha, PLM Manager, Northrop Grumman Electronic Sector

Kris Harsha has worked in the PLM/CAD industry for over 30 years at various Northrop Grumman divisions. Kris is currently the PLM Manager in the EM&L organization at Woodland Hills and Salt Lake City campuses responsible for various PLM initiatives including our recent deployment of Engineering Program Management business processes utilizing the Aerospace and Defense Accelerator in PLM. Kris graduated with a BS and MS degree in Business Management.

Michael E. Neuman, Program Director Intelsat 4-Pack, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Mike Neuman leads the four-satellite Intelsat program, the inaugural program of Boeing's 702 medium power spacecraft. The 702 MP provides satellite operators with full medium-power communication systems, as well as the capability to carry hosted payloads provided by other customers. As program director, he leads all non-recurring activities and final delivery of the four satellites. He also serves as a mentor and model for future program managers. Previously, Neuman was deputy program manager of National Systems Programs for Boeing's Space & Intelligence Systems. He also served as chief engineer and independent reviewer for the business. During 39 years at Boeing, he has held position as general manager, deputy general manager and program manager. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Ohio University, an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and an MS in Electronic Engineering from University of South Carolina. He currently is pursuing a doctorate in electrical engineering at USC.

Michael Small, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

Michael Small holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineer and Masters in Business Administration. He joined Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems in 2008. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman he was employed at FLIR (2001-2008) and Raytheon Vision Systems (1996-2001) as a program manager developing infrared technology for commercial and government applications. Prior to that at ABEX (1986-1996) managing the cost estimating department and as a mechanical design engineer. He began his career at Hughes GSG (1983-1986) as an environmental test engineer. He is currently the Manger of Engineering Cost, Processes and Metrics of NES Woodland Hills Campus focusing on implementation of parametric estimating practices and improving proposal process methods.


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Head Start:
Can better conceptual design tools guarantee program success?

AW&ST, Nov 19, 2012