Jon Holt is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of model-based systems engineering. He is an international award-winning author and public speaker and has authored 17 books on systems engineering, including a children's STEM book. Jon currently works for Scarecrow Consultants, holds a Chair in systems engineering at Cranfield University, and is a Fellow of both the IET and the BCS. He is currently the technical director of INCOSE UK and, in 2015, was identified as one of the 25 most-influential systems engineers in the last 25 years by INCOSE. He is also actively involved in the promotion of STEM where he uses magic, mind-reading, and occasional escapology to promote systems engineering at various festivals.