SAMPE LA / Orange County Joint Meeting Notice
Thurs., Feb. 23th, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Impact Of The Organizational Structure And Decision Making
Processes On Data Management And Technology Insertion.
Doug Decker - Technical Fellow
Northrup Grumman Corp., El Segundo, CA
Over the last 35 years of his career in aerospace, Mr. Decker has been fascinated with the things that both advance and hold back the insertion of new technologies into an industry. Many times it has little to do with the value of the actual, innovative technology but more to do with the organizational structure both within the company and within the Customer's organizations.
His talk is titled "Impact Of The Organizational Structure And Decision Making Processes On Data Management And Technology Insertion." This presentation was given last year at SAMPE Paris and seeks to find an engaging way of understanding some of the most critical factors associated with successful technology insertion.
If you want to find out how the following seemingly unrelated items are linked...please attend.
- The 1969 Lunar Landing
- The Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, World Trade Center and The Freedom Tower
- Chairman Mao and Steve Jobs
- The speed of traffic in New York City in 1900 vs. today
- Percentage of composites vs. composite bonding on an aircraft
- Data and the Digital Twin
Mr. Decker graduated with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering Technology from Arizona State University after playing a little football for the school.
He is currently a Tech Fellow at the Northrop Grumman Corporation with over 35 years of producibility-related experience in the fabrication and assembly of advanced composite structures. While at Northrop Grumman and TRW, Doug has been engaged in a variety of composite-intensive programs involving satellites, military aircraft and military marine structures. His support portfolio includes the F/A-18C/D and E/F, B-2 Bomber, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and various CRADs and advanced program efforts. Doug currently holds 4 patents relating to composite fabrication and airframe assembly.
His current, primary technical focus is on out-of-autoclave cured composites and large, integrated bonded structures.
The Jagerhaus in Anaheim, 2525 East Ball Road, just west of the 57 Freeway, on the North side of Ball.
Turn right at the first driveway. Phone 714-520-9500. GoogleMap Link
6:00 pm Social | 7:00 pm Dinner | 8:00 pm Speaker | Member or guest dinner $20.
Student (with student ID) dinner $10. No cost for Program only.
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