Altair conference to cover simulation, design

TROY — Keynoted by industry thought leaders and attended by hundreds of engineers examining new techniques and ideas, the Altair Technology Conference East will be held at Cobo Center in Detroit Oct. 9 and 10.

The two-day event features Altair’s innovations in simulation technology, highlighting advanced optimization-driven design methods, the evolution of the user experience, and the impact of disruptive trends on simulation.

“With a unique forum for learning opportunities, the global ATC conference series aims to support the professional community in keeping them abreast of new trends and technology in industry,” said Jason Napolitano, Altair senior vice president – Americas. “The Detroit ATC will offer rich, impressive thought leadership insights into the impact of Simulation-driven Innovation on disruptive trends.”

Presentations from innovators and industry leaders will include how simulation-driven design has impacted their business operations, and how it continues to be driven by current trends such as additive manufacturing, e-mobility, big data and the internet of things. Presentations will include:
* Phil Guys, CTO, American Axle & Manufacturing
* Darrell Socie, professor emeritus, University of Illinois
* Randy Frank, chief engineer for virtual verification and computer aided engineering, Ford Motor Co.
* Iain Percy, team leader, Artemis Racing
* Vance Strader, chief engnieer, systems group, Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
* James Truskin, technical fellow, body architecture, FCA Group LLC
* Mark Meili, ressearch and development director of modeling and simulation, Procter & Gamble
* Chris Borroni-Bird, vice president of strategic development, Qualcomm

More than 30 technical session presenters have been confirmed and organized into seven tracks: automotive advanced simulation, math and modeling systems, electromagnetics, design exploration, lightweighting, the future of simulation, and manufacturing solutions. Presentations for the tracks will include representation from American Axle and Manufacturing, Boeing, Bruel & Kjaer, Cast Connex, ElectroScience Lab-Ohio State University, FCA Group LLC, Ford Motor Co., GT2Energia, Michigan State University, Phoenix Integration, Pratt & Miller, Roush Industries, STMicroelectronics, Thumb & Tool Engineering, XLDyn, and Ziegler Instruments.

Free online registration is open at

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