Communication of knowledge – exchange of experience – networking

Knowledge has become a competitive advantage. The exchange of information and experience across sectors plays a key role here. With the free series of “Talk in the Park” events, Method Park has been offering all interested parties a platform for this since the start of 2011, with talks and discussions on current topics relating to software and systems engineering. In a relaxed atmosphere with finger food and drinks, these events are always a great opportunity for networking.

Want to share your know-how and tell others about your experiences? Then apply to give a talk at “Talk in the Park” by sending an abstract of your talk and a brief resume to anna.zeidler(at)methodpark.de.

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Much as I know, I wish I knew everything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

German author 1749-1832

The Automotive Industry is rapidly adopting Autonomous Driving as a core focus. This change to the vehicle has unique impacts to the customers, product developers, and service practices and is disruptive in the industry. Our Industrial Safety practices have continued to grow and evolve with such standards as ISO 26262. With execution of autonomy, there is motivation to bring connectivity to vehicular control applications while adding requirements for Security. Our knowledge of the domain mandates that the approach to Security be holistic. New concepts and knowledge must be introduced in the processes and practices that lead to Secure applications deployed for sale and maintained in the field. Our objective is to discuss these challenges and introduce methods that are easing the burden to OEMs and Tier 1s to deliver to these evolving challenges. The talk "Security with AUTOSAR" deals with Automotive Ethernet as a key technology for autonomous driving. There is no safety without security. Our expert will discuss EB’s multilevel security architecture and its implementation with AUTOSAR. This architecture introduces four levels of protection against malicious attacks to ensure availability, integrity, and confidentiality for automotive communication via Ethernet.

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Nachdem ein Großteil der Automotive Zulieferer noch immer Schwierigkeiten mit der Prozessqualität gezeigt hatte, kam Volkswagen auf die Idee, den „Supplier Quality Improvement Leader“, kurz SQIL, einzuführen. Er soll als unabhängige Instanz sicherstellen, dass Verbesserungsaktivitäten nachhaltig umgesetzt werden und der Zulieferer seine Probleme in den Griff bekommt.

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In this Talk in the Park, Method Park focused on the value of collaborative processes and how your organization can leverage them. These processes, and their data flow, are integral to organizational objectives of quality as well as in support of quality-based initiatives such as ISO 26262 and Automotive SPICE. In addition to Method Park, for this session we have invited thought leaders to discuss their successes, including in-practice industry examples, in aiding collaboration:

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Stuxnet, Heartbleed, gehackte Fahrzeuge, Erpressungstrojaner in Krankenhäusern: Die Sicherheit ist in allen Branchen weltweit bedroht. Daher arbeiten viele Länder und zahlreiche Standardisierungsgremien an Gesetzen und Standards, um die Cybersecurity zu verbessern.Der Vortrag gibt einen Überblick über die aktuelle Lage und zeigt, was das Management tun muss oder kann, um im Hinblick auf Cybersecurity gerüstet zu sein.

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Sodius is the leader in model transformation and realizing the “models everywhere” vision. Embedded in key technologies from NoMagic and IBM as well as a member of the AUTOSAR community they are delivering solutions to bridge formats and formalize model reviews.Topic: Collaborating with Data, Requirements and Models - Lessons learned; As the complexity of today's products continues to increase, the need for collaboration across a distributed design team only gains in importance. However, today's workflows are more the result of trial and error rather than an approach that realizes that collaboration practices are as important as the design processes that drive the engineering teams. This talk focused on the lessons learned in exchanging defect data, requirement exchange between an OEM and supplier, and AUTOSAR model exchange.

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Tasktop is the industry leader in Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI), providing fully automated, real time synchronization among software development and delivery tools. They are the driving force behind a leading German auto manufacturer’s solution to integrate with their supply chain, allowing collaboration and visibility across organization boundaries to ultimately increase the speed of product delivery.Topic: Supply Chain Issue Management: OEM Experience; Inside the automobiles we rely on daily are over 100 million lines of code, representing one of the most complex software artifacts we interact with day-to-day. In this innovative market, the ability to deliver software quickly without compromising traceability is a key differentiator. Jeff Downs of Tasktop introduced a customer case study from a leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and provided actionable information designed to help you.

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Last year the VDA released a new version of Automotive SPICE®. The presentation will introduce the new features and changes as well as the core message that remains the same: in the focus of of Automotive SPICE® there is “Improvement”.

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Method Park and BigLever provided a preview of their latest collaboration – an approach for using the Stages Process Management System to model, automate, and manage PLE processes for improving cross-functional communication and alignment in PLE deployments.

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As General Motors looks to transition to AUTOSAR, the company sees the advances enabled by PLE as critical to success. GM and BigLever will highlight how these leading-edge PLE capabilities will be leveraged in AUTOSAR to help meet the diverse needs and requirements of GM’s suppliers.

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Agenda for the first "Talk in the Royal Park" in Detroit.

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