DESIGN 2010 - Eppinger S.D. - THE FUTURE OF ENGINEERING
Eppinger S.D. / Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (USA)The engineering profession is undergoing substantial changes at this time. This keynote lecture will present some of observations of the key changes in three areas: Engineering processes, which are now entirely digital and are becoming more globally distributed through outsourcing and offshoring business models Engineering organizations, which are hiring younger engineers who think and work differently, and which must learn to utilize technical talent in more open and collaborative ways Engineering culture, which changes slowly in established fi rms and is struggling to adapt to the relatively rapid changes of methods and workforce These changes have profound impact on the engineering profession, the ways we must develop engineers today, the kinds of jobs that engineers will have in the near future, and the challenges of engineering leadership.