Announcement from Strategy Dynamics

Announcement from Strategy Dynamics

Announcement: Enterprise Architecture and System Dynamics

Strategy Dynamics is pleased to announce a practice-and-research collaboration with Chinese Culture University of Taiwan into the opportunity for system dynamics to contribute to Enterprise Architecture (the mapping of organisational processes and capabilities as a platform for enterprise-wide information-systems planning – for more on the topic, see the Open Group, a network of global organisations collaborating on EA http://opengroup.org/subjectareas/enterprise).

A summary slide-show on the connection we will be exploring is at http://sdl.re/easdlink. A video of the announcement is at http://sdl.re/aEADlaunch. Segments of a lecture to an Enterprise Architecture conference in Taipei on the EA<>SD linkages are in a playlist at http://sdl.re/EASDvideos. Essentially, EA focuses on descriptive mapping of an organisation’s business processes, while SD builds working models of the system itself, on which those processes act – so combining the two should be both possible and valuable, especially to the IS/IT community.

We are delighted to be working with Professors Simon Lu and Min-Ren Yan and Dr Lesly Lin at CCU’s School of Continuing Education on this.

Kim Warren, Strategy Dynamics Ltd. Enquiries to info@strategydynamics.com.

 


A new UK SD resource is available

Due to the herculean efforts of Siôn Cave (Decision Analysis Services), the UK Chapter would like to present a (hopefully) useful resource for all those interested in System Dynamics in the UK; a repository of presentations / reports / posters / videos etc. presented at our annual conferences, special events or networking evenings (going back to 1999).  This simple library takes the form of a downloadable Excel spreadsheet containing details for each of the available documents and links to access them online.

You can access this resource from the “resource” menu at the main UK Chapter website, or by clicking here.

Lee Jones, webmaster


2015 Conference booking and early bird discounts

Booking for the 2015 Annual Conference is now open.  The conference is to be held at the London School of Economics on the 26th and 27th March and the theme will be “Public Policy for Innovation and Finance”.  For details of early-bird offers and to book, please visit our online booking form.

We look forward to seeing you in March!


2015 UK Chapter Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2015

VENUE:  London School of Economics (Room 1.04, New Academic Building)
DATE: 12:30 Thursday 26th  March  – 16:00 Friday 27th March

Thursday 26th March 2015

  • Ian Mitchell (UK Gov: BIS) – “Systems mapping for international benchmarking of the UK science and innovation system”
  • Geoff Mulgan (Nesta) – “Systemic innovation”
  • Rian van Gulijk-Boon, Willem Stapel (Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice) – “System dynamics and group modelling for public policy”
  • Ben Ramalingam (Overseas Development Institute) – Title TBC
  • Steve Keen (Kingston University) – “Heterodox macroeconomics and financial modelling using Minski”
  • Inaugural Geoff Coyle award

Friday 27th March 2015

  • Friday workshop:  “Exploring developments in system dynamics software for disaggregate and web-based modelling “
  • Student presentations/prize

New award launched

Geoff Coyle Prize

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to System Dynamics, not just here in the UK, but internationally, the UK Chapter today launches the “Geoff Coyle Prize” for “innovative system dynamics work in the UK”.  The award, in the form of a medal, will be presented at our annual conference.

More information can be found here.


Festival of Evidence, 20-24 October 2014

Festival of Evidence

promoting the use of modelling and simulation in healthcare.

20-24 October 2014

Runnymede Hotel, Runnymede-on-Thames, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 0AG

Unlike Evidence Based Medicine, with decades of development and investment, care process engineering is still in its early stages. This might be surprising, given the sophistication of modern medicine and the systems used elsewhere in the economy. However, even the concept of evidence varies, quite apart from having agreed standards to integrate outcomes and operational measures, financial analyses and indicators of patient satisfaction. Thus, using evidence reproducibly to deliver higher quality care with greater efficiency at scale remains a major challenge. Moreover, the literature is fragmented with various ways of presenting different types of evidence, spread across journals, websites, Annual Reports, guidance documentation and held in people’s memories.

This is an opportunity to identify what evidence there is, how it is being generated, and what should be done to make it more systematic.

More Details


Networking Meeting in London

Our next networking meeting will take place Wednesday 17th September 2014.

Time: 4:30 – 7:30- pm
Venue: The Pontefract Castle pub, 73 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QB
Subject: 2014 Conference at Delft / proposals for 2015 UK annual conference, London

We will be meeting in the cellar bar.

 

 


New UK System Dynamics book published

Discrete-Event Simulation and System Dynamics for Management Decision Making

Sally Brailsford (Editor), Leonid Churilov (Editor), Brian Dangerfield (Editor)

In recent years, there has been a growing debate, particularly in the UK and Europe, over the merits of using discrete-event simulation (DES) and system dynamics (SD); there are now instances where both methodologies were employed on the same problem. This book details each method, comparing each in terms of both theory and their application to various problem situations. It also provides a seamless treatment of various topics–theory, philosophy, detailed mechanics, practical implementation–providing a systematic treatment of the methodologies of DES and SD, which previously have been treated separately.

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118349024.html


Past Event: 2014 Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2014

THEME : Operational Risk and Analytics
VENUE:  London School of Economics (New Academic Building, Wolfson Theatre)
DATE: 12:30 Thursday 3rd April  – 16:00 Friday 4th April

Speaker abstracts

Programme

Thursday 3 April

  • Dr Aled Jones (Global Sustainability Institute) – ‘Modelling global risk from resource scarcity’
  • Dr Dennis Sherwood and Tim Leslie – “Managing risk wisely – and holistically – at Ofqual”
  • Michael Mortensen, Prof Stewart Robinson, Prof Neil Doherty (Loughborough University) – Big Data, Analytics & System Dynamics: The Red Pill or the Blue Pill?
  • Dr Dave Exelby (Decision Analysis Services) and Vittorio Raimondi (Foresight Associates) – ‘Bridging the Gap – systems models linking consumer behavioural insights to coherent strategic planning’
  • Discussion on analytics  followed by the Steer Davies Gleave prize, award and presentation

Friday 4 April

  • Interactive Workshop: Peter Lacey (Whole Systems Partnership)     Collaborative workforce planning in the NHS
  • PhD Poster session: student introductions
  • Chapter AGM
  • Student presentations
  • Student prize: award

Previous Events

 


2014 Conference Proceedings

The proceedings from the 2014 UK Conference can now be found at the following link;
UK SD Conference Proceedings 2014.

We hope to upload some or all of the presentations soon, subscribe to our twitter feed to be instantly updated!

 


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