2017 Knowledge Aware Engineering Conference Agenda


Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (1:00 – 5:00 PM ET)

  • Welcome Message
  • ‘Knowledge Aware’ Introduction
  • Knowledge Aware Engineering at Work
  • The Auros Roadmap

Throughout the first day of the KAE Conference, complimentary beverages and snacks will be available. Following the first day of the KAE Conference, there will be a complimentary Networking Reception, Sponsored by Auros Knowledge Systems, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM ET.


Thursday, September 14, 2017 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET)

Creating a Release Engineer Roadmap

Wendy Lange, Engineering Group Manager Process & Knowledge Management Transformation, from General Motors

  • The design process is long and complex. As a large number of retirement aged employees leave the workforce, and young engineers replace them, knowledge transfer is a necessity. The key elements of Auros help to enable that. By documenting the knowledge in K-PACs, grouping it in sets, creating Method K-PACs to describe the workflow, and attaching the relevant sets to that workflow, the knowledge is documented. The workflow can then be used to drive a Release Engineers work on a program by putting the Method K-PAC into an assessment and visualizing it in a Team Board for the program. The work at each step can be tracked and analyzed by creating assessments with the attached sets. The results are then visible to the team and can be used to make sure the design stays on track and has excellent quality.


  • Navistar Technical Memory at Five Years
    Jeff Mayhugh, Engineering Group Lead – Technical Memory, from Navistar
  • Knowledge Management within ZF Braking
    Mauro Marconcin, Knowledge Based Engineering Manager, from ZF
  • Knowledge In-the-Flow: Caterpillar’s Approach
    Tim Glaue, Engineering Specialist – Design, from Caterpillar
  • Jim Jaeckels, Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, from Kohler
  • Jeff Moffa, President, from Auros Knowledge Systems
  • ‘Cool K-PAC’ Competition
  • Open Discussions, Technical Questions, & Closing Remarks

Throughout the second day of the KAE Conference, complimentary breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks will be served.