Understanding complex systems of systems…..
….needs a great vantage point
There are many organisations, academic
institutions and professional institutions that
exist to educate, lobby and profit from systems
engineering, systems thinking and whole systems
visualisation to aid understanding of complex
Global Smart Transformation (GST) has built its
skills, competencies, knowledge and experience
of complex systems of systems understanding by
doing, not by text book techniques or academic
literature, although all of these are interesting.
“All models are wrong and some are useful”
(attribution George Box) hints at the challenge between
the science and reality of understanding complex
systems. GST has been helping governments
(national and local), businesses (corporate and
SME’s), academics and professional institutions
for over 14 years to unlock the potential of whole
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Governance, People, place and
Most focus on solving our challenges is placed on
technology, innovation and research. While the reality is
that these are just elements of a solution to be deployed,
not whole systems solutions to complex challenges.
Often, technology is looking for a problem to solve - or
worse - creating another problem elsewhere.
It is the interaction, interface and implementation
between these key elements (governance, people, place
and technology) that holds the key to unlocking solutions
that are resilient, robust, reproducible, economically
realistic, environmentally sustainable and societally