The Leap of Faith


Philip Jennings wearing gray sports coat, white shirt, with large naval ship in the backgroundThe Leap of Faith by Philip Jennings of Newport News Shipbuilding

Forget what you’ve learned about improving the business; how one company is learning to Trust Digital.

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Philip Jennings
Engineering Manager
Newport News Shipbuilding | a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Philip Jennings is a licensed engineer leading a diverse team at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) that is transforming the way NNS designs, plans, builds, and sustains the most advanced machines on the planet. Philip’s current focus is innovation of NNS’s processes and tools. The team’s goal is to realize a fully integrated and configuration managed virtual product model (aka digital twin) that supports the entire value stream. Philip’s responsibilities include innovation cell management, business strategy, organizational and workforce development, data architecture design and configuration management, product lifecycle management (PLM), model to machine integration, and digital engineering process and tool implementation. When not transforming NNS’s business processes, you can find Philip with family and friends, serving at church, enjoying Virginia Tech sports, playing tennis, or, when he’s lucky, snowboarding.


3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress

The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (3D CIC) focuses on 3D CAD collaboration and interoperability for the entire product lifecycle. The 2019 theme of Trust Digital showcasing organizations that have evolved to trusting digital: tracking their product’s condition digitally at each stage of the product lifecycle. 3D CIC 2019 will be held October 7-11, 2019 at the Buffalo Rose Events Center in Golden, Colorado. Find out more and register at

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