Michael J. Vinarcik is the Director and Offering Manager for Digital Architecture and Requirements Engineering (DARE) for SAIC's Engineering Innovation Factory. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy and a visiting professor at CIDESI (Mexico City). He has written numerous papers, contributed to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK), and is active in INCOSE (most recently he was Treasurer from 2020-2023). He received the 2017 Cameo Award for Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Excellence for his MBSE thought leadership and was the 2023 Individual Modeler of the Year at the World Championship of Systems Architecting. He is the Founder and President of Sigma Theta Mu, the systems honor society.