The art of architecting meets software sculpting

In a virtual roundtable, Canon Production Printing, NXP, Philips, Thales, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Vanderlande discuss how the increasing system complexity has impacted the role of the system engineer. Their consensus: software has shuffled the cards.

Piecing together the systems puzzle is a collaborative effort

In the past twenty years, high-tech systems have become incredibly complex. ASML and its supplier VDL ETG discuss how this has impacted the role of the system engineer. Architecting, they conclude, is becoming more and more a team effort – and so is the training of architects.

AI trains itself match fit on a digital twin

With the ever-growing complexity of high-tech systems, it’s increasingly desirable that they can optimize themselves. The European Asimov project, co-initiated by Thermo Fisher Scientific, aims to achieve this through the combination of digital twins and artificial intelligence. With the help of TNO’s ESI as one of the partners, this should result in a generic approach for fully virtual training of AI algorithms.

Sid and Ally provide AI assistance in bug resolution

Together with TNO’s ESI, Philips is eyeing the use of artificial intelligence to improve its software development efficiency. The advanced bug search interface they developed in the Accelerando project is already spreading like wildfire within Philips, while their AI-enabled bug triage tool is saving the company’s software experts hours of administrative work.

Fertilizing the grounds for system architecting

In a nine-month program, TNO’s ESI aims to raise the system architecting bar for individuals as well as the organizations they work for. The training brings together big companies and SMEs, from high tech and civil engineering. Participants crank up both their architecting abilities and their leadership skills. The ultimate ambition is to strengthen the system architecting competence of the Dutch high-tech industry as a whole.