There’s no time like the present to get spun up on tomorrow's smart digital practices.
DAU is launching the first segment of its Digital Readiness Webcast Series July 9, which comes on the heels of a collaborative effort between DAU and the System Engineering Research Center (SERC). The series will focus on three areas of strategic importance (ASIs): digital engineering, artificial intelligence / machine learning, and data analytics. This nine-episode miniseries will dedicate three sessions to each ASI. Sessions will provide an introduction, discuss the state of practice and share examples of current use and future trajectories.
“What we’re doing in our research for DAU is helping them create competency models in each of these areas,” Ralph Giffin, a Stevens Institute of Technology professor and researcher, said.
A valuable member of the webcast team, Giffin explained that the webcast series isn’t just for the benefit of the DoD, but for anyone seeking to hone their digital competencies in an era of digital transformation. Ultimately, Giffin anticipates the Digital Readiness webcast series will provide “insight into these areas of strategic importance – what they are, how they’re being used today, and what we think the future is going to be for these three important areas.”
The series will open with a focus on digital engineering. Defined by the DoD as “an integrated digital approach,” digital engineering functions as an interconnected infrastructure that enables the exchange of digital artifacts and the distribution of data.
University of California Professor Dr. Jon Wade will host the pilot webcast, “Age of Digital Engineering.” Wade’s presentation will expound on the state of practice across government agencies, industries, and academia. The first episode will also explore how digital engineering can be used to effectively implement best practices, outputs, and tools across the acquisition lifecycle.
Attendees will learn how to “take authoritative data models and other artifacts that are created in digital format and share them via digital collaboration [and] speed up the engineering process and eliminate errors, thereby enhancing design effectiveness,” Giffin said.
This new series promises to deliver incredible insights for all acquisition professionals as they become digitally ready. Find out how to tune in to Digital Readiness on the event page.
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