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The latest from Insight Acumen


The aim of this page is to provide updates on what Insight Acumen staff are working on, services currently being provided, upcoming activities etc.

2014

Welcome back to a new year that promises to be exciting, challenging and very rewarding.

ExtendSim 9 will be used for further RAAF unclassified work, providing decision support tools for 44 Wing Headquarters staff, specifically evidence based analysis for 44WG's Air Base Air Traffic Services Capability Improvement Plan.

Business for other clients of Insight Acumen will continue as per normal. Will catch up with you during interstate meetings.

2013

Working with Secora colleagues to support Department of Defence with decision support tools and cost of capability modelling (by Fundamental Inputs to Capability or FIC). Using ExtendSim to support No. 44 Wing's Air Base Air
Traffic Services Capability Improvement Plan.

Providing expertise with design process and programming for an ExtendSim model to test large infrastructure future development & investment plans.

Supporting NSW Government using ExtendSim to test possible futures in resource constrained environments.

Mar-Dec 12

Providing professional services in support of Commonwealth and State Government contracts, as well as for industry and engineering consultancy firms.

Mon 12 Mar 12

Rob accepted an offer to become a Manager at Secora Australasia, a boutique consulting company that specialises in strategy_development, operational effectiveness, process optimization and market growth. Secora utilises cutting edge technology, tools and techniques, derived originally from Six Sigma, Lean Thinking, Design for Six Sigma, Restructuring best practice and Technology Management. Secora helps businesses increase efficiency, drive innovation and improve quality. See Secora at www.secora.com.au.

Business for clients of Insight Acumen will continue as per normal. Rob continues to add value to companies as MD and Principal Consultant of Insight Acumen.

2012

Continuing to providing business improvement, mentoring and ExtendSim advanced programming services to Government and industry clients.a
A huge year ahead on both personal and business fronts. Son finishing Year 12, our 20th wedding anniversary, year 3 of the Insight Acumen business. On all fronts, 2012 is shaping up as a very busy year, and loving it!

Sun 11 Dec 11 - Wed 14 Dec 11

Winter Simulation Conference, Phoenix AZ. Hope to see you there!

Fri 14 Oct 11 (0300-0400 EST)

Simulation Master Class, offered free by Imagine That Inc. Register at Imagine That. Subject is Reliability.
Presented by: Anthony Nastasi, Imagine That Inc.
Date: October 13, 2011 from 10 to 11 am PDT (GMT-7)

Fri 09 Sep 11 (0300-0400 EST)

Simulation Master Class, offered free by Imagine That Inc. Register at Imagine That. Subject is Event Scheduling.
Presented by: Dave Krahl, Imagine That Inc.
Date: September 8, 2011 from 10 to 11 am PDT (GMT-7)

Fri 12 Aug 11 (0300-0400 EST)

Simulation Master Class, offered free by Imagine That Inc. Register at Imagine That. Subject is Quality Systems Modeling.
Presented by: Al Pugh, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Date: August 11, 2011 from 10 to 11 am PDT (GMT-7)

Fri 15 Jul 11 (0300-0400 EST)

Simulation Master Class, offered free by Imagine That Inc. Register at Imagine That. Subject is Advanced Resources.
Presented by: Peter Tag, Imagine That Inc.
Date: July 14, 2011 from 10 to 11 am PDT (GMT-7)

from June 2011

Providing mentoring and advanced ExtendSim programming services to Government and industry clients.

Fri 10 Jun 11 (0300-0400 EST)

Simulation Master Class, offered free by Imagine That Inc. Register at Imagine That. Subject is Hierarchical Block Animation.
Presented by: Robin Clark, QMT Group
Date: June 9, 2011 from 10 to 11 am PDT (GMT-7)

Tue 31 May 11

Directors' meeting in Melbourne.

Mon 30 May 11 - Thu 02 Jun 11

SimTecT conference in Melbourne.

Fri 13 May 11 (0300-0400 EST)

Simulation Master Class, offered free by Imagine That Inc. Register at Imagine That. Subject is Database Random Distributions.
Presented by: H. Lynn Scheurman, Jim Dailey & Associates
Date: May 12, 2011 from 10 to 11 am PDT (GMT-7)

March-May 2011

Providing mentoring and ExtendSim advanced programming services to Government and industry clients.

Mon 21 Feb 11

Directors' meeting in Brisbane.

Feb 2011

Meetings with Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne clients.

Jan 2011

Helping Brisbane with flood clean-up as member of the 'mud-army'.

Client meetings and business development - Canberra and Sydney.

Nov 2010 - Dec 2010

Very busy conducting client work.

Mon 18 - Wed 20 Oct 10

Client meetings and business development - Canberra and Sydney.

Fri 01 Oct 10

Rob advised by Modeling and Simulation Professional Certification Commission that exam has been passed, and attained Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional (CMSP) certification.

Tue 14 Sep 10

Directors meeting in Brisbane.

Mon 13 - Wed 15 Sep 10

Client meetings and presentations - Brisbane.

Mon 06 Sep 10

Submitted exam for Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional (CMSP) certification.

Mon 23 Aug 10

Gained Tier 1 membership of SME Gateway.

Thu 19 Aug 10

Application for the Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional certification has been approved by the Modeling and Simulation Professional Certification Commission. Rob is currently conducting the exam that will complete the certification process.

Mon 09 Aug 10

Insight Acumen is now a member of the Department of Defence DMOSS Panel (Defence Materiel Organisation Support Services). IA is approved to provide services across a number of skill sets and disciplines, with skill levels ranging from qualified practitioner to discipline specialist.

Tue 20 Jul 10

Client meetings - Brisbane.

Tue 06 - Wed 07 Jul 10

Client meetings and presentations - Adelaide.

Thu 17 - Fri 18 Jun 10

Business development & client meetings - Perth.

Tue 01 - Thu 03 Jun 10

Simulation Technology and Training (SimTecT 2010) conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Mon 31 May 10

Client presentations - Brisbane.

Tue 18 May 10

Client meetings - Brisbane.

Sun 16 May 10

Applied to Modelling and Simulation Professional Certification Commission to become Certified Modelling and Simulation Professional.

Fri 14 May 10

Client meetings - Brisbane.

Tue 04 May 10

Continuing to add value to companies in the aerospace domain. Looking forward to adding value in the near future to an industry very different from the aerospace domain.

Mon 19 - Tue 20 Apr 10

Client meetings - Canberra.

Thu 12 Apr 10

Rob accepted as Member (AIMC) of the Institute of Management Consultants (member 11138). Membership includes a Code of Ethics and Member's Pledge.

 

Wed 07 Apr 10

Client meetings - Sydney.

Tue 30 Mar 10

Client meetings - Adelaide.

Sun 28 Mar 10

Directors meeting in Brisbane.

Thu 25 Mar 10

Membership interview with the Institute of Management Consultants.

Tue 16 Mar 10

Launch of the company website (this website).

Fri 12 Mar 10

Boeing Defence Australia received a contract extension for the Army Aviation Training and Training Support (AATTS) system at the Oakey Army Base, comprising an increase in scope of work totalling $44m over four years. Rob was the sole ExtendSim modeller for this task during 2008 and was presented with an award from Boeing for exceptional service to the Boeing Services Australia business unit.

Wed 10 Mar 10

Commenced work on contract for CAE.

Mon 08 Mar 10

Signed contract with CAE.

Thu 11 Feb 10

Application for Certified ExtendSim Consultant status approved by Imagine That Inc.

Wed 10 Feb 10

Completed five years at Boeing Defence Australia working as an Operations Analyst in the Systems Analysis Laboratory. A wonderful experience and challenging, interesting work. I will miss the team.

Thu 21 Jan 10

Gained membership of the Simulation Industry Association of Australia (member 371).

Wed 20 Jan 10

Gained membership (AIMM) of the Australian Institute of Management (member 683817). Made commitment to manage in accordance with the AIM Code of Conduct.

Fri 08 Jan 10

Dr David Newman, Managing Director of Flight Medicine Systems, becomes Chairman of Insight Acumen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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