Friday 3 November 2023

TDL Technology Magazine Issue 16 Out Now!


Available both in print and online, TDL Technology Issue 16 is out now!  This latest edition offers readers a look at the latest trends, news, and Tactical Data Link (TDL) insights.

Delve into the depths of defence communication technology with our latest publication: 'The Growth of TDLs: Navigating an Ever-Evolving Landscape.'  This edition is brimming with insights and analyses from the forefront of military technology, capturing the essence of continuous innovation within the field of TDLs. 

This latest issue explores an industry Growth Report from ReportLinker which ties into an article looking at the intricate balance between cutting-edge technological developments and the steadfast world of TDLs. 

Our experts also tackle some questions put forward by the community via LinkedIn, and we continue to shine the spotlight on TDL Training benefits and approaches. 
We would love to hear from you!  Have you got something to shout about?  A burning question to ask, or a topic you are passionate about and would like the opportunity to share your thoughts.  We are inviting members of the TDL & related communities to contribute to a TDL Technology industry forum for our next issue which is dedicated to you.  If you are interested in contributing to this industry magazine, please start the conversation by emailing

Prefer to flick through the pages?  We will happily send you a copy, simply email:

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Extending our Invitation to the next IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management User Day!

Extending our Invitation to the next IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management User Day!
Following the huge success of the June 2023 Future Forward User Event, SyntheSys Technologies extends an invitation to the next iteration of the IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) user event.

If you are using, considering adopting or are involved in tools such as DOORS®, DOORS® Next, Engineering Workflow Management, Engineering Test Management, Engineering Lifecycle Optimization or Rhapsody®, then this event is for you!

Join us for an enjoyable day where end users can come together to hear more about product roadmaps, 7.0.3 updates, reporting capability and user stories.

The IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) Future Forward User Day will take place on Monday 11th December 2023 between 10:30 - 15:30 (GMT) at IBM® Innovation Centre, London. The event is free to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Register Now:

We value your time, so we have built a day which will add technical value to you and your organisation by leveraging the productive discussions from the June event whilst putting technical themes such as the 7.0.3 release and reporting under the spotlight. Attendees will get the opportunity to network with other users, whilst tapping into support from SyntheSys and IBM® Technical Specialists.

Places are limited, so register today using the form on this page to secure your spot on 11th December 2023 for the Future Forward User Day, stating any dietary or accessibility requirements you may have.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Engagement Team directly at:

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday 8 August 2023

📢 Exciting News! 🚀 We're thrilled to announce that SyntheSys Technologies will be exhibiting at the upcoming INCOSE Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2023! 🌐

 🗓️  Save the Date: 21 & 22 November 2023

📍    Location: Spaces at The Spine, Liverpool

🔗  Learn More
Join us at this premier gathering of systems engineering experts and innovators, where we'll be showcasing our latest cutting-edge solutions that empower organisations to optimise their system development processes.  Get ready for:

🔍 Live Demos: Experience firsthand how our advanced tools streamline processes and enhance collaboration for seamless system development.
🎤 Expert Insights: Our industry specialists will be sharing their knowledge on emerging trends in systems engineering, from model-based approaches to integrated life cycle management.
🤝 Networking Opportunities: Connect with our team and fellow enthusiasts, and explore potential collaborations and partnerships in the world of systems engineering.

Stay tuned for more updates, sneak peeks, and exciting announcements leading up to the event.  We can't wait to connect with you at the INCOSE Annual Systems Engineering Conference and take systems engineering to the next level! 

For more details and to register, visit or reach out to us at

Tuesday 20 June 2023

It’s a Wrap – The IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) Community Collaborates for SyntheSys Technologies’ Hosted User Day

On 15th June 2023 at the IBM® Innovation Centre, London, SyntheSys Technologies hosted a successful day of collaboration for ELM users which we we hope resulted in valuable insights, networking opportunities, and enhanced understanding of ELM systems for attendees.

We had a day packed with all things ELM whereby users learnt about product roadmaps, Model-Based Systems Engineering as facilitated by Rhapsody®, user stories and Global Configuration.

SyntheSys Technologies’ Managing Director commented: ”I would like to extend my thanks to all who attended for their valued contribution.  We want to work with the community to ultimately enable them to optimise tool usage and processes and feel the Future Forward Day presents a good opportunity to have the necessary and crucial conversations”.

If you are currently using ELM tools such as DOORS®, DOORS® Next, Rhapsody®, Engineering Workflow Management or Engineering Test Management and would be interested in attending future user events, let us know by emailing:

Monday 12 June 2023

SyntheSys Technologies Unveils Issue 11 of OptimiSE Magazine, Spotlighting IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management


This eagerly anticipated edition of the magazine is dedicated to exploring the powerful capabilities of IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) and its impact on streamlining engineering processes.
With the rapid advancement of technology and increasing complexity in engineering projects, organisations face numerous challenges in managing their engineering processes effectively.  
Issue 11  aims to equip readers with the knowledge and best practices needed to navigate these complexities, leveraging the robust features of IBM® ELM.

It’s no coincidence that we publish this magazine in line with our IBM® ELM Future Forward User Day, which takes place on 15th June at the IBM® Innovation Centre in London, we look forward to meeting with the ELM user community.  For further information about the user event, visit:

Readers will gain valuable insights into how IBM® ELM enables seamless integration of requirements management, design, testing, and change management, ensuring end-to-end traceability and efficient collaboration across distributed teams.

To read the latest issue, visit:

If you would like to contribute an article to OptimiSE or would like a hard copy of the magazine, contact us via

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Steve Hartas of SyntheSys Confirmed as STEM Ambassador


We are proud to announce that Steve Hartas, has been confirmed as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Ambassador.

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from various STEM-related fields who aim to inspire young people to pursue careers in these fields.  They work with schools, colleges, and youth organisations to provide guidance, support and encouragement to young people and teachers.

Steve has been actively involved in STEM outreach for several years and his role as a STEM Ambassador reflects his passion for inspiring young people to explore STEM subjects.  Through his work at SyntheSys and as a STEM Ambassador, Steve hopes to encourage more young people to consider careers in STEM-related fields, which are crucial for the future growth and development of our economy.

SyntheSys is proud to support Steve in his role as a STEM Ambassador and is committed to promoting STEM education and careers.  We believe that by inspiring and supporting the next generation of STEM professionals, we can help to drive innovation and growth in the UK and beyond.

To hear more about the STEM Ambassador programme, visit:

For more information about Steve Hartas' appointment as a STEM Ambassador or SyntheSys' commitment to promoting STEM education, please contact us at

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Sharing a wealth of experience to encourage young people towards a career in STEM fields

SyntheSys is proud to announce that its Managing Director, John Hartas, has been enrolled as a STEM Ambassador.

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a range of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers who are dedicated to inspiring young people to pursue careers in these fields.  The STEM Ambassador programme is run by STEM Learning, a non-profit organisation that promotes STEM education and careers across the UK.

As a STEM Ambassador, John will have the opportunity to share his expertise and experience with young people in schools and other educational settings.  He will be able to inspire and motivate students to consider pursuing careers in STEM fields, which are critical to the future of the United Kingdom (UK) economy.

"I am delighted to have been established as a STEM Ambassador and to have the opportunity to inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM," said John.  "At SyntheSys, we have a long history of supporting STEM education and careers and we are committed to investing in the next generation of STEM professionals.  I look forward to sharing my passion for these fields with students across the UK."

To hear more about the STEM Ambassador programme, visit:

For more information on SyntheSys, its products and services, and its commitment to STEM education and careers, please visit:

Thursday 4 May 2023

SyntheSys Technologies extends an invitation to the IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) user community for its upcoming ‘Future Forward’ client event.  

If you are using, considering adopting or are involved in tools such as DOORSÒ, DOORSÒ Next, Engineering Workflow Management, Engineering Test Management, Engineering Lifecycle Optimization or RhapsodyÒ, then this event is for you!

We have built what we hope will be an enjoyable day where end users can join together to hear more about product roadmaps, updates, user stories, model-based systems engineering, and we will also run a free support session via our IBMÒ ELM Surgery.

Provisional Agenda Highlights:

  • Future Forward – IBM® share insights around future updates and product roadmaps;
  • ELM User Stories  – Driving towards Model-Based Systems Engineering;
  • IBM® ELM Surgery - Tap into free support from our Technical Specialists;
  • Innovation Centre Tour – Enjoy showcases of interesting technologies and innovations including a Robotic Dog, the IBMÒ Quantum System One, Mayflower ‘Good Tech’ Autonomous Ship and machine learning AI concept cars.
To register your attendance and for more information, click here

We value your time, so we have built a day that will add technical value to you and your organisation by making the session with IBM® ELM product management central to the day.  Attendees will get the opportunity to network with other users, whilst tapping into IBMÒ and SyntheSys Technologies technical specialists via an ELM surgery towards the end of the day.

The day will be informal in tone, and we look forward to taking you on a tour of the impressive IBMÒ facility which is bursting with interesting technology and innovations.  

We see this day as an excellent chance to meet in-person with our valued clients and broader community, and we very much hope to see you there.



Friday 14 April 2023


SyntheSys Defence is delighted to announce the appointment of Kurt Anker as its new Principal Consultant.  Kurt is a seasoned defence industry expert specialising in military Command and Control systems for over 30 years, having started his career in the Royal Danish Air Force.  Kurt joins us having recently retired from his role at NATO working on the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) team in Geilenkirchen, initially as a Data Link Programmer and latterly as a Test Manager.

Kurt's extensive technical and teaching expertise, coupled with his deep understanding of the defence sector, make him an invaluable addition to our team.  As Principal Consultant, he will play a key role in developing and delivering solutions and services that meet the evolving needs of our customers.

"We are thrilled to have Kurt join our team," said Mark Hudspeth, Managing Director of SyntheSys Defence. "His wealth of experience and technical knowledge will be a major asset to our customers and will help us to continue providing exceptional service and support."

Kurt's appointment reinforces our commitment to attracting the best talent in the industry and delivering world-class solutions to our clients.  We look forward to the contributions that Kurt will make as a member of our team.

To reach out to Kurt about his new role, please contact and for more general information about SyntheSys Defence, visit:

Further PRINCE2 Practitioner Success for James!


We are delighted to announce that Senior Consultant, James Norful, has successfully passed his PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.  PRINCE2 Practitioner is a rigorous course designed for experienced project managers who are responsible for running complex projects.

Having already completed his PRINCE2 Foundation training earlier this year, James was well-prepared for the more detailed and comprehensive Practitioner course.  The course covers all the principles, themes, processes, and worked examples of PRINCE2, equipping participants with practical knowledge that can be applied in senior project management roles.

This latest qualification is a testament to James' expertise in project management and his commitment to professional development.  We congratulate him on this achievement and are confident that he will continue to deliver outstanding results for our clients.

For more information about PRINCE2 training and project management consultancy, please contact us at  For further information about SyntheSys, visit