David Long was the 2014/2015 President of INCOSE. Mr. Long has served INCOSE since 1997 including a term as the Washington Metropolitan Area chapter president and international roles including Member Board Chair, Director for Communications, and Director for Strategy. He is a frequent presenter at industry events worldwide delivering keynotes and tutorials spanning introductory systems engineering, the advanced application of model-based systems engineering (MBSE), and the future of systems engineering. In 2006, Mr. Long received the prestigious INCOSE Founders Award in recognition of his many contributions to the organization.
For over twenty years, Mr. Long has focused on enabling, applying, and advancing MBSE to help transform the state of the systems engineering practice. Mr. Long is the founder and president of Vitech Corporation where he developed and commercialized CORE, a leading systems engineering software environment used around the world. Throughout his career, Mr. Long has played a key technical and management role in refining and extending systems engineering to expand the analysis and communication toolkit available to systems practitioners. His experiences and efforts led him to co-author the book A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering to help spread the fundamental concepts of this key approach to modern challenges. He continues to lead the Vitech team as they deliver innovative, industry-leading solutions to help organizations develop and deploy next-generation systems.
Mr. Long holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, as well as a master's degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.