Abstract for: Business SIG Annual Meeting

Since the inaugural meeting of Business SIG on July 24, 2013 during the 31st International System Dynamics Conference in Cambridge, MA, several initiatives have been proposed and pursued in collaboration with the Society, SIG members, and other organizations including iseeSystems and Leverage Networks. Currently active initiatives include (1) expansion of the Case Repository and improvements in its accessibility, (2) development and promotion of success stories in the application of System Dynamics to business problems, intended for audiences outside the System Dynamics community, (3) development of the System Dynamics Model/File Exchange (SDX), conceptually similar to the successful MATLAB File Exchange, to facilitate submission/exchange of models, modules, molecules, function libraries, and other modeling resources, (4) creation of a new membership category for corporates and organizations, which will be similar in outline to that adopted by a number of other professional societies, and (5) development and implementation of a “CRM”-like (Customer Relationship Management) platform to facilitate communication and collaborations across the SIGs, Chapters, Society leadership, and global membership of the Society. The latter initiative is being pursued as a collaboration between Leverage Networks, iseeSystems, and the Business SIG, which will serve as a pilot group for development and testing.