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Awarded 2020 - Professor Jon Holt
The 2020 Presidents award goes to Professor Jon Holt for demonstrating a combination of innovation and integrity throughout my two years as President. He is often the ‘check and balance’ in Council - pushing back when he feels we might not have considered potential alternatives. In 2018, when INCOSE UK was concerned about the financial projections, he was adamant that we should not impact member benefit but instead look for opportunities to increase our revenue. He subsequently proposed and delivered on two ranges of publications, as well as the new Endorsed Training Provider Scheme. When INCOSE UK was hit by the loss of the route to Professional Registration as an affiliate, he was the first to throw his support behind the idea of applying for our own License.
He is also the only person ever to force me to leave a meeting because I was laughing too hard to be able to speak!
Jon is a well known character throughout INCOSE UK, but with that comes an incredible work ethic. He is a worthy recipient of this reward.
Awarded 2019 - Professor Philip Savvides
Phil took the role of Financial Director in November 2016, the first new director in this position for 16 years. He had the insight to see that the INCOSE UK financial model and pattern of investment was cause for concern, and had the courage of his convictions to make his case to the President.
He then provided enormous input into generating a new financial model alongside the President and Company Secretary; as well as identifying where his own field could make cost savings and making those savings happen. It is thanks to Phil that the 2016-2018 President was able to drive the cost model turnaround; enabling INCOSE UK to move from consistent predicted loss to a stable financial position.
In 2014, the INCOSE UK Outstanding Service Awards were introduced. The idea behind the awards is to recognise our members who have contributed significant volunteer time and made a difference to INCOSE UK. Results are announced at the yearly ASEC event.
Awarded 2020 - Michael Wilkinson
“Making a significant contribution to INCOSE UK, as volunteer of long standing. He served as President from 2010 to 2012 and has continued his support as a Co-Chair of the INCOSE UK Architectures Working Group. Along with his fellow chair, he is a force behind both the group’s success and the papers and products that have resulted from it. In addition to this he has also made a sustained contribution to the wider INCOSE Organisation, particularly in the field of Systems Architecture”
Awarded 2020 - Tim Rabbits
“Making a significant contribution to INCOSE UK, as volunteer of long standing. He a Co-Chair of the INCOSE UK Architectures Working Group, and along with his fellow chair, he is a force behind not only the group’s success but the papers and products that have resulted from it. He regularly engages in a professional capacity in topics such as standards development and is rightly recognized as an expert in the field of Systems Architecture.
Awarded 2019 - Stephen Gregory and Kevan Boll
Their support of the INCOSE UK certification examination process throughout 2019. Providing a suitable venue for the exams held in June and September 2019 resulted in 23 members accessing the paper examination with 18 going on to become certified. The support of participants in their experience before and during the day meant that INCOSE UK were able to offer an enhanced experience to members and further consolidate INCOSE UK’s strength and development in the Systems Engineering Professional Programme.
Awarded 2019 - Simon Perry
Making a significant contribution to INCOSE UK, not only in terms of its knowledge base and financial viability, but as volunteer of long standing. He is a significant contributor to the MBSE Working Group, being a driving force behind not only the group’s success but the papers and products that have resulted from it. In addition, he has accepted a formal volunteer role as Series Editor on the Don’t Panic series of books where he has previously been working behind the scenes. More recently he suggested the creation of the Conference Proceedings and put in a huge amount of volunteer effort to ensure their success.
Awarded 2018 - Railway Interest Group
I believe the RIG deserve an award as they have regularly held monthly interest group meetings for the last 3-4 years in the London area, minimal support from INCOSE UK. The events have been publicised and organised by RIG members. Attendance at these meetings have steadily grown and resulted in fruitful partnerships with organisations such as the IRSE. This has resulted in the promotion of good Systems Engineering practice and raising the INCOSE profile.
Awarded 2018 - Michael Morua
Mike has organised and hosted a joint IRSE-INCOSE UK RIG conference at the University of Birmingham. This is following the success of the same event last year, and achieved attendance of 100 people, with a waiting list of people to attend. This has been with support of INCOSE UK RIG, but minimal support from INCOSE UK to fund or publicise this.
Awarded 2018 - Karl King
Since the last ASEC, Karl has taken on the role of RIG secretary, keeping on top of organising RIG activities and communicating these with RIG attendees. Karl has also organised a joint IRSE-INCOSE UK RIG conference at the University Birmingham. This is following the success of the same event last year, and achieved attendance of 100 people, with a waiting list of people keen to attend. This has been with support of INCOSE UK RIG, but minimal support from INCOSE UK to fund or publicise this. Karl is now seeking to run this as a regular annual INCOSE UK Event.
Awarded 2017 - Model Based Systems Engineering Working Group
This group continues to go from strength to strength and has been so hugely successful that they have now made the decision to split into two. As a group they prioritise engagement and regularly command large turnouts at meetings. They also make it an objective that at least 1 paper a year is put forward for ASEC and as a result disseminate knowledge and expertise throughout the INCOSE UK community.
Awarded 2017 - Bristol Local Group
For consistently striving to maintain the continuity of the group through delivery of high quality, interesting events.
Awarded 2015 - Alan Mothersole, John Lomax, Gary Smith, Adam Cannell, Doug Cowper, Steve Ray & Gary White
Without these individuals we could not have made the INCOSE UK online certification an entirely UK process. They have volunteered to review the first UK CSEPs and also to help ensure the review process was fit for purpose, often encountering understandable though frustrating and time consuming teething problems. Some have taken reviews back to back in order to ensure that we can keep moving forward with Certification in the UK.
Awarded 2014 - Andrew Farncombe
For outstanding technical leadership of the UK Chapter over eleven years including Technical Events and Working Groups.
Awarded 2014 - Bruce Elliot
For leadership and commitment to the Railway Interest Group over many years, and his contribution to the In-Service Systems Working Group.
Awarded 2014 - Duncan Kemp
For significant contributions in Technical Working Groups, the professionalisation of Systems Engineering, and his contribution on behalf of UK to INCOSE's Systems Engineering Vision 2025.