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MIT conference on systems thinking to be held Oct. 23-24

Global industry leaders and MIT faculty will speak on the importance of using a systems approach to solving complex problems, such as sustainability and the environment, product design and technology strategy, at MIT's Systems Thinking conference. The event, sponsored by the System Design and Management (SDM) program, will be held on the MIT campus Oct. 23-24.

Senior executives will offer insights into best practices for applying systems thinking at their companies, which include Microsoft, IDEO, Herman Miller, Agilent, eClinicalWorks, Capgemini and HubSpot. MIT experts Yossi Sheffi, Peter Senge, Nancy Leveson, Olivier de Weck, Annalisa Weigel and Patrick Hale will provide information on the emerging field of engineering systems and how to apply several new methodologies to address complex challenges.

This conference is open to all. Registration information is available at Preregistration is requested by Oct. 9.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 8, 2008 (download PDF).

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