Reference architecting

Reference architecting

April 20, 2021 - 14h30-17h30
Venue: online

Reference architecting

Reference and platform architectures can succeed only if they clearly relate to customer and business values, if they are understood and adopted by the organisation, and if they are supported by management.

Today, we talk about designing, introducing, and maintaining effective, value-based reference and platform architectures.


Jamie McCormack, Thermo Fisher Scientific


Keynote: Jim Koonmen, ASML

ASML's Holistic Lithography Strategy: Delivering value in an increasingly complex customer environment"

Richard Doornbos, ESI (TNO)

Klas Niste, Volvo Cars

Product Creation Transformation at Volvo Cars

Wouter Leibbrandt, Frans Beenker, ESI (TNO)

Jelena Marincic, ESI (TNO)


Chair: Jamie Mc Cormack, Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Jamie Mc Cormack, Principal System Architect / Technical Lead, Thermo Fisher Scientific - Chair and introduction

  • Richard Doornbos, Senior Research Fellow, ESI (TNO)

  • Klas Niste, Senior director Volvo cars, System Responsible Complete Vehicle / Complete product

Keynote: Jim Koonmen, Executive VP, Applications Business at ASML

Facilitator: Jelena Marincic, Research Fellow, ESI (TNO)

Closure: Frans Beenker and Wouter Leibbrandt, ESI (TNO)

International Digital Enablement Week 2021

Are you working in the high-tech industry, in R&D, in systems engineering or systems architecting? Then you should not miss this event! Over the past decades, the high-tech industry has fully experienced the digitalization of their products and processes. Consequently, innovation in high-tech industry is now largely enabled by digital technologies. Complexity of systems is increasing, and with it the complexity of the system of systems.

Are you interested to know how to deal with your legacy? Would you like to be informed about latest verification and validation strategies? Is systems modeling part of your systems engineering strategy? Is platform-based engineering a concern or a benefit? How to use field data in conjunction with system models and artificial intelligence techniques? These - and many other - questions will be addressed in a one-week event that will feature a varied program with interactive sessions inspired by contributions of industry and research organizations

Every working day from 13-20 April there will be an on-line event from 14h30-17h30 organized by
ESI (TNO) and its national and international partners High Tech NL, OFFIS/DLR, SERC and TNO.

  • Tuesday April 13, 2021: Managing your legacy - ESI link
    Keynote: Jan Bosch, Chalmers University

  • Wednesday April 14, 2021: Hoe volg ik mijn klant?! (in Dutch) - ESI and High-Tech NL link

  • Thursday April 15, 2021: Verification, validation, configuration - ESI and OFFIS/DLR (Germany) link

  • Friday April 16, 2021: Model Based Systems Engineering - ESI and SERC (USA) link

  • Monday April 19, 2021: Data sharing, AI, and digital twinning - ESI and TNO unit ICT link

  • Tuesday April 20, 2021: Reference architecting - ESI
    Keynote: Jim Koonmen, ASML

Partners International Digital Enablement Week 2021