ESI symposium 2020

We are excited to announce the next edition in the successful series of ESI symposia.

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Venue: Theatre De Schalm in Veldhoven, The Netherlands

After many years of organizing the symposium at the campus of the Eindhoven University of Technology we are very enthusiastic to welcome you at this new location.


Digital Enablement

Innovation in high-tech industry is largely enabled by digital technologies. For example, the expansion towards more complex systems and system of systems integrated in a customer context. Or, the renewed focus on life cycle management with continuous upgrades and keeping the product fit for purpose. This innovation and associated management of complexity requires systems engineering approaches and engineering workforces to be ‘digitally enabled’.

The symposium will again feature internationally renowned academic and industrial keynote speakers, a series of presentation tracks, demonstrations, and ample opportunities for discussions and networking.

More information regarding the program will follow in the coming months, stay tuned. For an impression of the last ESI symposium, please follow this link.

Looking forward to meeting you at the ESI symposium 2020!
Wouter Leibbrandt and Frans Beenker

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  • videos see vimeo