Public transportation – The growing need for systems thinking
Shoal Chief Executive Officer, Shaun Wilson, presented on the growing need for systems thinking in public transportation at a Systems Engineering Society of Australia (SESA) Victorian Transport Working Group event in Melbourne.
Shaun discussed five key drivers for systems thinking in public transportation including changes in demography, public infrastructure spending, technology, connectivity, and societal expectation. He then described systems thinking and identified a range of systems methodologies including Systems Engineering, Asset Management and User-Centred Design which are particularly suited to large-scale, technology-intensive situations such as public transportation.
During his career, Shaun has led a range of technology initiatives including development of the first in-service Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for the Australian Army, early development of broadband communications capability for Antarctica using small satellites and practical implementation of model-based design approaches for large, complex military and transportation systems. He also led the ‘spin out’ from Shoal of QxBranch, a US and Australia-based quantum computing and data analytics firm that services finance, insurance, aerospace, and security customers worldwide, and the cyber-risk insurance firm, Envelop, in London.