Democratizing CAE: Mini-symposium within NAFEMS 2016 Americas

2016-americas-slideDemocratizing CAE will be the focus of an extensive mini-symposium within the NAFEMS 2016 Americas Conference taking place June 7-9 in Seattle. Building on last year’s pathbreaking Democratizing CAE webinar series hosted by NAFEMS Americas—itself a follow-on from a seminal forum on the topic at the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress—the mini-symposium will feature a rich array of proof-point case studies showing how engineering organizations across a wide range of industries are putting democratized CAE into practice today (click session titles to view presentation abstracts):

A particular highlight promises to be the concluding session with its state-of-the-practice review and outlook, lessons-learned perspective from a leading practitioner, and wrap-up panel discussion:

In the panel session, users and vendors will discuss the impact of democratization and the importance of capturing and reusing expertise in a way that extends and expands the use of simulation in product development processes. The panel will be led by:

  • Glenn Valine, GKN Driveline
  • Juan Betts, Front End Analytics

User representatives on the panel:

  • Sreevidhya Anandavally, Magna International
  • Ravi Desai, American Axle & Manufacturing
  • M. Zack Eckblad, Intel
  • Jeremy Jarrett, Kinetic Vision
  • Tory Scola, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Stefan Suwelack, KIT

Vendor representatives on the panel:

  • Ricardo Actis, ESRD
  • Alan Chalker, AweSim/OSC
  • Jeff Crompton, AltaSim Technologies
  • Hugues Jeancolas, MSC Software
  • Malcolm Panthaki, Comet Solutions
  • Imran Riaz, ANSYS
  • Burak Yenier, UberCloud

The mini-symposium will be chaired by industry veteran Dr. Dennis Nagy of BeyondCAE.

For subject-matter background, see our coverage of NAFEMS Americas’ Democratizing CAE webinar series:

NAFEMS 2016 Americas Conference registration and attendance information here.