Summer Newsletter 2020
System Dynamics meets COVID-19
On the morning of the 28th May the UK Chapter of the SD Society held an AGM with a difference by turning it into an opportunity to showcase modelling work in support of COVID-19 responses. After a brief demonstration of how a stock and flow model provides a natural basis for the spread of a virus, over 80 participants in the online session were introduced to three examples of applied SD modelling in the context of COVID-19. Speakers:
- Kim Warren, Strategy Dynamics Ltd;
- Mark Gregson, Consultant with the Whole Systems Partnership;
- Erik Pruyt, Center for Policy Exploration Analysis and Simulation in the Netherlands.
UK Chapter Annual Conference 2020
On April 2nd this year, the chapter held a very successful online conference, replacing the two-day one that had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although we were disappointed not to hold the Glasgow meeting this year, the good news is that next years’ conference will be at the same venue: Strathclyde University on 25-26th March 2021. We look forward to seeing you next year in Glasgow.
Outstanding Contribution Award
At the 2020 conference, Kim Warren was awarded for his outstanding contribution to system dynamics in the United Kingdom.
Kim Warren is an experienced strategy professional, teacher and writer. He has held senior strategy roles in business and academic positions at the London Business school for over 20 years, teaching on MBA and Executive programmes.