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December 14, 2022

Special thanks to our outgoing Committee Member Emma-Rose Tildesley

As we farewell 2023 we also farewell some of our SESA Executive Committee members. Emma has been the SESA Communications and Engagement Lead for the past two and a half years, a difficult role in a time of lockdowns and video conferencing overload, with some key achievements with the help of volunteers Chris Browne, Mikaela Stewart, Sui Yi, Simon Sinnott, Ryan Messina, and many more, these achievements include:

  • Two successful SESA Mentoring Programs
  • Development of SESA Digital Strategy
  • Refresh of SESA Microsoft Accounts
  • Management of key digital channels including a significant uplift in SESA LinkedIn followers
  • Promotion of SESA events

Emma started volunteering for SESA in 2016 when our Victorian member Paul Street invited her to join some like minded systems engineers in the Victrorian transport industry.… Read more

July 12, 2022

Welcome to the new SESA Technical Director – Thomas Manley!

We are pleased to announce our new SESA Technical Director – Thomas Manley.

Thomas has held the role of the SESA Telecommunications domain lead for the past two years.

Thomas has over 20 years experience working in in the Telecommunications industry as a Systems Engineer / Architect with strong experience in capability development, systems engineering, enterprise architectire, technical delivery, business and leadership.

He has a BE in Systems Engineering, a BSc in Chemistry and an MBA from ANU.

Thomas has been an active part of many SESA and INCOSE initiatives and working groups including:

  • Supporting the delivery of SESA virtual Systems Events following the cancellation of SETE 2020 due to the Covid pandemic
  • SESA Initiative towards developing a resilience framework of Australia as a System
  • SESA Response to Australian Governments Consultation Paper on Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance (October 2020)
  • SESA Response on Exposure Draft Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 (November 2020)
  • SESA telecommunications working group
  • SETE 2022 planning towards delivery in September as our first physical conference following the cancellation of SETE 2020

Welcome Thomas!… Read more

June 3, 2022

Welcome to the new SESA President – Jawahar Bhalla (JB)!

We are pleased to announce our new SESA President Jawahar Bhalla (JB).

 

JB will officially start 1 July 2022, he is currently the SESA Technical Director and has been acting President for the last few months to smooth the transition.

JB is a passionate Systems professional with 30+ years’ experience established across multi-national organisations in technical and strategic leadership roles delivering complex capabilities across sectors. He continues to contribute to the understanding and advancement of Systems Thinking, Systems Engineering and Modelling & Simulation locally, regionally, and globally, through leadership roles in peak bodies including SESA and Simulation Australasia.… Read more

January 28, 2022

SESA events in 2022!

Happy new year to all our SESA members!

We have some exciting news for 2022 – we will be combining the Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation (SETE) conference and the Australian Systems Engineering Workshop (ASEW) into a single consolidated event in September 2022. More news on the format and function of this event will be coming to you in February.

Additionally we are working hard to bring back face-to-face, physical, in-person events in a COVID-safe way in areas it is safe to do so.… Read more

November 18, 2021

SESA ACT Defence Working Group – Express your interest now!

SESA is in the process of establishing systems engineering Working Group for the engineers, scientists, project managers and business professionals working in defence sector within the ACT The SESA ACT Defence Working Group.

Aman Singh is taking a lead on organising and conducting regular weekly systems engineering workshops for the SESA ACT Defence Working Group.

Aim

Aim of the SESA ACT Defence Working Group is to conduct weekly/fortnightly workshops (1hr per workshop) to discuss and appreciate the following aspects of systems engineering discipline as applied within ACT defence sector.… Read more

September 16, 2021

Expressions of Interest to join the Victorian Transportation Working Group

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The Victorian Transportation Working Group (TWG) is calling for Expressions of Interest to join the group. The Transportation Working Group is an group of Systems Engineering Professional with a  special interest in application for the Transportation Sector.

More information about the TWG can be found here: https://www.sesa.org.au/sesa-working-groups/transport-working-group/.

 

We are inviting all Victorian SESA members to express their interest to join the TWG and/or nominate themselves to become the new Chair of the Victorian TWG.

 

We would appreciate if you could write a short response covering the following:

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August 16, 2021

SESA Mentoring Program 2021 – Express your interest before 3 September!

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After the success of last years pilot mentoring program SESA is running the program again!

All are welcome to participate as either potential Mentor or Mentee, and as we had last year, you can nominate yourself as someone who has an interest in being either or both.

Mikaela Stewart and Chris Browne are back with our fresh volunteer Ryan Messina. Together they will organise and coordinate the mentoring program for 2021.

Due to COVID-19 situation, the program will be virtual. The program will be structured with several formally organised touchpoints, as well as the opportunity for the mentor, mentee or anyone to catch up more casually.… Read more

August 5, 2021

SESA General Meeting 2021 – Notes and recording

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Minutes of the SESA General Meeting 2021 are available SESA UNAPPROVED Minutes of 2021 General Meeting.

Recording of the SESA General Meeting 2021 is available below.

Contact us if you have any questions.

 

August 5, 2021

SESA Mentoring Program back for 2021!

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Some great news, after the success of last years pilot mentoring program SESA has decided to run it again!

Stay tuned to SESA Website, LinkedIn and member email updates to find out more soon!

2020 Mentoring Program Recap

Last year, the focus of our SE community mentoring program was a 4-week networking opportunity. Many Early Career members were keen to meet and ask questions about SE with people outside of their org chart, and we found that a few “Ask an Expert” sessions before starting the mentoring helped them break the ice, identified areas of growth and support, and also helped everyone find the ‘right’ mentor-mentee pair/group.… Read more

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