Listen to the highly qualified speakers supporting and
refuting the motion then add your views into the mixture. This should prove to be an entertaining evening.


Bio:Prof Joseph Kasser - For the Motion

Joseph E. Kasser has been a practicing systems engineer for 40 years and an academic for
about 15 years. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), an INCOSE Fellow, the author of “Perceptions of Systems Engineering”, “Holistic Thinking - creating innovatingsolutions to complex problems”, “A Framework for Understanding Systems Engineering” andApplying Total Quality Management to Systems Engineering” and many INCOSE symposia papers. He is a recipient of NASA’s Manned Space Flight Awareness Award (Silver Snoopy) for quality and technical excellence for performing and directing systems engineering and other awards.

He holds a Doctor of Science in Engineering Management from The George Washington University. He is a Certified Manager and holds a Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology. He has performed and directed systems engineering in the UK, USA, Israel and Australia. He gave up his positions as a Deputy Director and DSTO Associate Research Professor at the Systems Engineering and Evaluation Centre at the University of South Australia in early 2007 to move to the UK to develop the world’s first immersion course in systems engineering as a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Cranfield University. He is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore.


Bio: Dr Bicky BhanguAgainst The Motion

Bicky has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham,

an MSc in Control Systems, a PhD in Advanced Machines and Drives from the University of Sheffield

and holds an MBA in Technology Management.

Bicky is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IET and is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Power Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In 2009, Bicky was recognized as a global finalist at The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards

Robert Heaton