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Tuesday, August 4

09:45 CEST

Panel: Systemic Evaluation: A Panel Presentation and Discussion
The panellists will draw on a mixture of theoretical insight and rich practical experience in using systems thinking and complexity ideas for progressing mainstream programme and policy evaluations. The discussion will centre on what helps and hinders systemic evaluation; that is, developmental evaluation where value judgements properly inform the design (ex-ante/ formative) as well as the effects (ex-poste/ summative) of any intervention. The challenges of systemic evaluation are explored from the perspective of different practitioners including policy advisors, policy decision makers, project/programme managers, and commissioners of evaluations.

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Martin Reynolds

Senior Lecturer, The Open University
Systems Thinking in Practice Postgraduate Qualifications Director Distance learning Developmental Evaluation ISSS Regular Environmental responsibility

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Emily Gates

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Emily is an I-STEM graduate research assistant currently working on several program evaluations: the NSF-funded Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching and Learning (EnLiST) program; the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Coal Education Program; and... Read More →
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Richard Hummelbrunner

Senior Associate, OEAR Regionalberatung
In the past Richard Hummelbrunner has worked extensively as practitioner and advisor in the field of regional policy at various levels (local, national, EU, international development).During recent years Richard’s interest has shifted to evaluation, and has gained extensive experience... Read More →
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Prof. Mita Marra

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, University of Salerno
Mita Marra is currently the President of the Italian Evaluation Association (2013). She is tenured Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at the University of Salerno and Senior Researcher at Italian National Research Council in Naples since 2000. She has been... Read More →
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Bob Williams

Independent Consultant, Bob Williams
Independent consultant evaluator, based in New Zealand and holder of the current 2014 -15 Lazarsfeld Evaluation Theory Award from the American Evaluation Association. Has worked for the past few years on ways to make the systems and evaluation fields more attractive to each other... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 09:45 - 10:45 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

11:15 CEST

Panel: Chair Stefan Blachfellner, VP IFSR - Are we ready to leverage the present future of systems research? Personal reflections and institutional perspectives on current opportunities and constraints in the field
Lead by the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR) Vice Presidents: Stefan Blachfellner, Mary Edson, Nam Nguyen

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Mag. Stefan Blachfellner

SIG Chair: Socio-Ecological Systems and Design, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science

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Mary Edson

President, maredson.s3@gmail.com
Mary Edson is President of the International Federation for Systems Research.  As a Scholar/Practitioner whose major interests are in Complex Adaptive Social Systems, she teaches courses in Executive Leadership, Strategic Project Management, and Talent Management including Diversity... Read More →
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Nam Nguyen

Director (Australia and Southeast Asia, Malik) and Honorary Fellow (Systems Design and Complexity Management, UoA), Malik Management Institute, Switzerland and The University of Adelaide (UoA), Australia
Dr Nam Nguyen is a Director (Australia and Southeast Asia) of Malik Management Institute, Switzerland (one of the world’s leading organizations for holistic, system-cybernetic management, governance, and responsible leadership). He is also a Director of SysPrac Pty Ltd and a co-founder... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:15 - 11:45 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Wednesday, August 5

09:45 CEST

Panel and Discussion: Second-order science in the Anthropocene
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Prof. Michael Lissack

President, American Society of Cybernetics (ASC)
President, American Society of CyberneticsExecutive Director, Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (ISCE)ISCE Professor of Meaning in OrganizationsVisiting Fellow, Hull University Business SchoolAffiliate Member, Center for Philosophy & History of Science, Boston UniversityMichael... Read More →
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Prof. Karl Mueller

Head, Steinbeis Transfer Center New Cybernetics
Karl H. Müller is currently head of the Steinbeis Transfer Center New Cybernetics in Vienna which aims to develop a new perspective for cybernetics within the context of second-order science.  He is also a Board Member of Constructivist Foundations (CF), an international peer-reviewed academic... Read More →
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Prof. Stuart Umpleby

Professor, George Washington University
ISSS Retired

Wednesday August 5, 2015 09:45 - 10:30 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

11:00 CEST

Panel and Pecha Kucha Discussion: Systemic Design Panel
(inter)actors’ Pecha Kucha

Chaired and moderated by Prof. Gary Metcalf


  • Prof. Michael Hohl

  • Prof. Liss C. Werner

  • Katri Pulkkinen

  • Stefan Blachfellner

80 slides for 1600 seconds

a conversation

It is undeniable that systemic design approaches almost all disciplines and hence offer potential for a similar understanding (a general system) of how to design, which behavioral, technical or structural rules to follow, to take on board or to create. The panel takes on the role of a ‘crisp’ conversation between a variety of  ‘design’ perspectives in different disciplines, driven by and focusing on the challenges the anthropocene brings. Aim is to present short varying pitches ranging from innovation to material resilience, the relevance of geo-tagging or the necessity for education in design thinking. Pitches are to clarify and to confuse, to trigger and to embrace, to innovate, to criticize and to shake up.  

The format of the panel acts as interface and as systemic design methodology in itself. 5x15 slides, presented for 20 seconds each describe the blueprint for an agile construction.

Contact:  Liss C. Werner

More information on the format : http://www.pechakucha.org/faq

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Gary Metcalf

OS faculty, Saybrook University
President, International Federation for Systems ResearchGary S. Metcalf received a PhD in Human Science in 2000 at the Saybrook Graduate School. His doctoral research was conducted under the mentorship of Béla H. Bánáthy, focused on Social Systems Design and Organizational Development.Metcalf... Read More →

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Mag. Stefan Blachfellner

SIG Chair: Socio-Ecological Systems and Design, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science
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Prof. Michael Hohl

Designer, teacher, researcher, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Professor Michael Hohl is a designer, teacher and researcher working with digital media. He likes making things, thinking about things, how we do them and what they mean to us. His research is mostly practice-led with interests including trying to better understand how technology... Read More →
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Katri-Liisa Pulkkinen

Researcher, Teacher, Aalto University
In 2014 the organiser Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Sytems Science sponsored again a special competition for outstanding research by doctoral students, co-organized with the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences (IASCYS).  Katri-Liisa Pulkkinen with her... Read More →
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Prof. Liss C. Werner

Principal, Architect, Tactile Architecture - office für Systemarchitektur
Prof. Liss C. Werner is a registered architect based in Berlin and founder of Tactile Architecture – Office for SystemArchitektur.  She is adj. assoc. Professor at Taylor’s University near Kuala Lumpur, Dr. phil. [abd] and  George N. Pauly, Jr. Fellow 2012/13, visiting professor... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Thursday, August 6

11:45 CEST

Presentation and Panel Discussion: Systemic Change
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Professor Ockie Bosch

President, International Society for the Systems Sciences
Professor Ockie Bosch was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He first came to Australia in 1979 where he was an invited senior visiting scientist with the CSIRO in Alice Springs. After one year in Longreach (1989) he emigrated to New Zealand where he was offered a position with Landcare... Read More →
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Prof. Gandolfo Dominici

Associate Professor and Chair of Marketing, University of Palermo
SIG Chair:    Systems Applications in Business and IndustryGandolfo Domenici is a board member of the World Organisation for Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC) and of the Consorzio Universitario di Economia Industriale e Manageriale (CUEIM).  He is Associate Professor and Chair of... Read More →
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Mrs. Christiane Gebhardt

Sr. Project Manager, Malik Institute
Entrepreneurial and innovative senior operational, change and project management leader with over 20 years of global experience that includes successfully delivering high profile projects in national champion industries and the government sector.Expert German Innovation Policies... Read More →
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Louis Klein

SIG Chair: Organizational Transformation and Social Change, louis.klein@segroup.de
Vice President Conferences (2015), International Society for the Systems Sciences SIG Chair:    Systems Applications in Business and Industry SIG Chair:    Organizational Transformation and Social ChangeLouis Klein is an internationally recognized expert in the field of systemic... Read More →
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Irma Wilson

Founder, FutureSharp
Business unusual strategist, edge inhabiter and provocateur.“Design thinking is core to how humanity innovate. And find it, we must. We’re talking species survival here, the Earth will be fine.”Irma Wilson is a Collective Intelligence Strategist and Futurist who keeps a finger... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 11:45 - 12:30 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany