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Digital Mission & Systems Engineering Conference

June 4-5, 2024

Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester

The aerospace and defence industries have long operated on the cutting edge of advanced capability development and delivery. To keep pace in these rapidly changing industries, companies must embrace digital engineering to create more flexible processes, update legacy programs, and speed new technology into service.

Effective Next Generation Integrated Air, Land, Maritime and Space systems have now become an essential strategic priority. Complexity is growing exponentially. The need for rapid development and high integrity is greater than ever.

Join us for this 2-day conference as we aim to celebrate engineering achievements that illuminate what's possible through the use of simulation. Discover the tools to optimize processes faster, with greater efficiency. And be inspired to design, build, and work in new ways that make your breakthrough ideas reality.·

  • Gain insight into how our solutions address these challenges from the lowest level of engineering design through to systems, advanced communications, multi-domain platforms and full mission planning. We consider diverse threats and scenarios that can only currently be simulated.
  • Hear from leading industry speakers showcasing their use of Ansys simulation
  • Participate and engage in networking opportunities

Day 1 brings together professionals from the civil and defence sectors in aerospace, maritime and space along with Ansys experts. 

Day 2 is dedicated to an optional technical Hands-On Workshop, aimed at Engineers and Engineering Managers, giving you the opportunity to learn and use Ansys MBSE, Safety Systems and Digital Mission Engineering Solutions.  Spaces are limited and delegates will be asked to bring their own laptops, as the exercise is web-based without the need to pre-load software.




09:00Welcome - Cameron Smith, Regional Sales Director, Ansys
09:10UK MOD Imperatives for Digitally Engineered Transformation - Adam Baldrey -   UK MOD Digital Transformation & Digital Engineering Centre
09:35The Global A&D Landscape for Digital Transformation and Innovation - Brig Gen (ret’d) Steve Bleymaier  - CTO A&D, Ansys
10:00MOD Skynet and Satcom Programme Overview - Paul Wells - Chief SATCOM Engineer and Mark Parker - SATCOM Engineering Design Authority (SEDA) Team Leader
11:00Model-Based Systems Engineering: AcceleratedOlaf Kath, VP Product, Model-Based Systems Engineering, Ansys
11:25Simulating the Mission and Integrating Land, Sea, Air & Space Operations - Kevin Flood, VP Digital Mission Engineering, Ansys
11:50Digitally Integrating the Multi Domain Mission with Platform and Component Control Systems using Ansys STK and Ansys SCADE - Vincent Rossignol, Senior Product Manager, Ansys
12:15Panel Discussion
13:30Leading the way: Vice President’s Insights on Digital Mission Engineering - Kevin Flood, AnsysMBSE + MDAO + SPDM = A Match Made in Heaven - Alexandre Luc and Scott Cunliffe, Ansys
13:55Enabling Future Missions: The Breadth of Digital Mission Engineering Capabilities - Roberto Gemma, AnsysVoyaging with SCADE : A Rolls-Royce Submarines Experience Report - Paul Raistrick, Rolls-Royce
14:20Mission-Centric Integrated Workflows for Complex NextGen Systems - Kamran Memon, AnsysEfficient Model Based Safety Analysis in Lock Step With System Design - Michael Soden, Product Manager, Ansys
15:15Navigating Complex Missions Through Advanced Multi-Domain Communications Vincenzo Vitale, AnsysEnsuring Autonomy: Building Safe AI Software with Synthetic Sensor Data - Gilles Gallee, Senior Product Sales Manager, Ansys
15:40Harnessing MBSE for Enhanced Digital Mission Engineering - Kamran Memon, AnsysAutomated Testing of ARINC 661: Cockpit Display SystemsFrancois Couadau, Senior Product Manager, Ansys
16:05Future-Proofing Success: Aligning DME with Industry Trends - Kevin Flood, AnsysSoftware Testing Automation Based on Formal Methods to Further Reduce Model-Based Development and Certification Costs for DO-178C/DO-330 Level A Applications - Francois Xavier Dormoy, Senior Product Manager, Ansys


This optional workshop gives you the opportunity for hands-on training to learn about our Digital Transformation (DT) and MBSE Tools.    

The workflow allows users to define a system of systems that detects and communicates the existence of wildfires in "real time" and will cover the following:

  • Introduction to Ansys' vision for Digital Engineering (DE)
  • Introduction to Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM) with Ansys Minerva
  • Linking Sys Arch to Multi-Disciplinary Analysis & Optmization (MDAO) with Ansys ModelCenter
  • Introduction to Digital Mission Engineering with System Tool Kit (Ansys STK)
  • Ansys ModelCenter and Ansys Minerva Use Cases
  • Digital Transformation Workshop Exercise
           * Example DT framework being applied to a theoretical wildfire detection system
           * Demo/familiarization of Ansys tools that enable the DT
              ** Minerva: Sensitivity analysis, MBSE connectivity, and requirements verification
              ** Expanding the Workshop Example
  • Demo of requirements verification with Ansys SysML V2 Systems Architecture Modeler and physics tools in the context of DT


Who should attend

Systems Engineers, System Architects, Performance Engineers, Operation Analysts (OA), and more generally Engineers, Designers and Simulation Experts interested in MDAO, SPDM and MBSE Topics.


09:00Introduction and Overview 
09:30Workshop Set Up
09:40Hands-On Workshop
11:15Hands-On Workshop Continued
13:00LUNCH and Close



Concorde Conference Centre

Wilmslow Old Road
WA15 8WQ


By Car:  

From the M56, leave at Junction 6 and follow the A538 to Wilmslow. After approximately 500 metres take a left turn down Sunbank Lane. At the T-junction go right onto Wilmslow Old Road and follow the road to the Runway Visitor Park gates.


Complimentary parking is available on-site with 250 spaces. Please note: parking is not exclusive to the event.

By Train:

Manchester Airport train station is less than 3 miles from the Runway Visitor Park. You can take a short taxi ride to the Park from the train station.