Future.Industry 2024

March 6 - 7, 2024
Virtual Global Event

Welcome to the Science of Possibility

When data science meets rocket science, great innovation happens. Join us as we explore the future of what’s possible in technology, as thought-leaders, industry experts and visionaries converge to share their insights on the latest trends that promise to reshape the landscape of tomorrow.

The event will once again be presented across three time zones to suit APAC, EMEA, and AMER regions.  All presentations will have live audio translation into eight languages.

Convergence: The Coming Together of Simulation, AI and HPC

Join us on Day 2 as we explore the latest in Simulation, Data Analytics & AI, High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Academia. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn and network with industry leaders, colleagues and academic professionals.

Start with the AI-powered Engineering track, where we’ll share real world applications of AI-driven design and simulation throughout the product development cycle.

Move on to the world of data enlightenment with Frictionless AI for the Modern Enterprise to learn more about the challenges and opportunities in achieving data maturity.

In our HPC track Revolutionizing HPC in the Era of AI and Cloud, we uncover the power and potential of High-Performance Computing.

Our academic track will host thought-leadership presentations from our academic partners who are at the forefront of current and future technology.

Why Attend?

Exclusive Insights: Access firsthand knowledge from industry leaders and experts.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals leading the future of technology.

Interactive Sessions: Engage in hands-on experiences and live demonstrations.

Global Perspective: Gain a comprehensive understanding of what’s happening around the world.

Secure your spot today! Register for Future.Industry 2024.

Featured Speakers

James R. Scapa
James R. Scapa Altair Chairman and CEO
Sam Mahalingam
Sam Mahalingam Altair Chief Technology Officer
Mike Cazer
Mike Cazer American Magic Chief Executive Officer
Samantha Simmonds
Samantha Simmonds Journalist & Broadcaster On Air With BBC News
Dr. Nina Gaißert
Dr. Nina Gaißert Festo Referent Portfolio Projects
Mike Gualtieri
Mike Gualtieri Forrester VP, Principal Analyst
Simon Segars
Simon Segars Former CEO of ARM Board Director, Technology Executive
Dr. Vladimir Balabanov
Dr. Vladimir Balabanov Boeing Technical Fellow
Merve Hickok
Merve Hickok Centre for AI & Digital Policy President
Dean Kamen
Dean Kamen DEKA R&D and FIRST® Founder
Dr. Jingchao Sun
Dr. Jingchao Sun iLittleMiracle R&D Senior Director
Vasilij Nevlev
Vasilij Nevlev Analytium Group Founder and Director
Jeonghyun Doh
Jeonghyun Doh Doosan Enerbility Senior Engineer
Alex Huang
Alex Huang Alibaba Cloud I Product Director of High Performance Computing
William Shanks
William Shanks National Center for Atmospheric Research HPC Systems Engineer III
Gregg Mattek
Gregg Mattek Google Cloud Head of AI Specialists - US Central Canada & Startups,
Martin Liebig
Martin Liebig Altair Sr. Director Data Solutions
Dr. Ingo Mierswa
Dr. Ingo Mierswa Altair SVP, Product Development
Dr. Fatma Kocer
Dr. Fatma Kocer Altair VP, Engineering Data Science Analytics & IoT Development
James R. Scapa
James R. Scapa Altair Chairman and CEO
Sam Mahalingam
Sam Mahalingam Altair Chief Technology Officer
Mike Cazer
Mike Cazer American Magic Chief Executive Officer
Samantha Simmonds
Samantha Simmonds Journalist & Broadcaster On Air With BBC News
Dr. Nina Gaißert
Dr. Nina Gaißert Festo Referent Portfolio Projects
Mike Gualtieri
Mike Gualtieri Forrester VP, Principal Analyst
Simon Segars
Simon Segars Former CEO of ARM Board Director, Technology Executive
Dr. Vladimir Balabanov
Dr. Vladimir Balabanov Boeing Technical Fellow
Merve Hickok
Merve Hickok Centre for AI & Digital Policy President
Dean Kamen
Dean Kamen DEKA R&D and FIRST® Founder
Dr. Jingchao Sun
Dr. Jingchao Sun iLittleMiracle R&D Senior Director
Vasilij Nevlev
Vasilij Nevlev Analytium Group Founder and Director
Jeonghyun Doh
Jeonghyun Doh Doosan Enerbility Senior Engineer
Alex Huang
Alex Huang Alibaba Cloud I Product Director of High Performance Computing
William Shanks
William Shanks National Center for Atmospheric Research HPC Systems Engineer III
Gregg Mattek
Gregg Mattek Google Cloud Head of AI Specialists - US Central Canada & Startups,
Martin Liebig
Martin Liebig Altair Sr. Director Data Solutions
Dr. Ingo Mierswa
Dr. Ingo Mierswa Altair SVP, Product Development
Dr. Fatma Kocer
Dr. Fatma Kocer Altair VP, Engineering Data Science Analytics & IoT Development

Agenda

Day 1 Main Session Wednesday, March 6, 2024
APAC: 9:00 AM (New Delhi) / 11:30 AM (Shanghai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur) / 12:30 PM (Tokyo, Seoul) / 2:30 PM (Sydney)
EMEA: 9:30 AM (London, Lisbon) / 10:30 AM (Paris, Madrid)
AMER: 8:00 AM (Los Angeles) / 10:00 AM (Mexico City) / 11:00 AM (New York) / 1:00 PM (Sao Paulo)

Welcome and Introduction

SongSoo Moon I SVP APAC, Altair (APAC)
Samantha Simmonds I Journalist & Broadcaster On Air With BBC News (EMEA, AMER)

Day 1 will begin the journey to explore the latest megatrends impacting our world.

Sustainability

Discover how leading organizations are embracing sustainable practices to create a positive impact on the planet. From the latest advancements in product development to manufacturing, you won’t want to miss the eco-friendly technologies of the future.

Digital Twin

Unlock the power of Digital Twin technology and its transformative potential across industries. Dive into case studies, real-world applications, and explore how it is revolutionizing product design, ... Read More

Keynote: Disrupt to Win with Computational Innovation Intelligence

Jim Scapa I Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Altair

Driving Innovation

Stephanie Buckner I Chief Operating Officer, Altair

Keynote: Ten Must-Haves When Choosing An Enterprise AI Platform

Mike Gualtieri I VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester

AI applications are essential, not just for companies that want to be at the cutting edge and differentiate from their customers, but for every enterprise. Technology teams supporting the enterprise’s AI ambitions can struggle to keep up with the pace of innovation and development, not to mention the increased collaboration required with their colleagues and the business across the application development lifecycle. To overcome this challenge, they turn to no-code/low-code AI platforms to support the entire complex and multistakeholder lifecycle ... Read More

DEKA & ARMI Innovating Humanity: A Fireside Chat with Dean Kamen

Jim Scapa I Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Altair
Dean Kamen, Founder of DEKA R&D and FIRST®

Join Altair Founder, Chairman & CEO, for a thought-provoking fireside chat with Dean Kamen, the visionary force driving innovation at DEKA Research & Development Corp. and the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI). This engaging dialogue explores the intersection of technology, healthcare, and regenerative medicine, unveiling the threads of creativity and collaboration that have woven the fabric of Dean Kamen’s remarkable career. From life-changing medical breakthroughs to the future of regenerative therapies, Dean’s pioneering spirit has redefined possibilities and reshaped industries. ... Read More

Panel - Ethics in AI: Shaping Tomorrow’s Technology

Sean Lang I Automotive Data Analytics Lead, Altair
Merve Hickok, President, Centre for AI & Digital Policy
Iman Saleh Moustafa I AI Privacy Lead, Google
Maria Luciana Axente I Head of AI Public Policy & Ethics, PwC
James Hodson I CEO, AI for Good Foundation
Heng Xu I Director, Centre for AI Ethics, University of Florida

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion on the forefront of AI ethics and regulation. Our expert panelists will delve into the critical intersections of technology and morality, exploring the imperative need for ethical considerations in AI development. Gain insights into the current landscape, potential challenges, and the pivotal role of regulation in ensuring a responsible AI future. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with thought leaders shaping the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence.

Creating a Sustainable Future by Fusing Biology with Technology

Dr Nina Gaißert I Corporate Portfolio Projects Festo SE & Co. KG

The world economy is currently based on cheap fossil resources for producing all kinds of products from packaging, to clothes, to drugs. Since using fossil resources changes the CO2 concentration of the world’s atmosphere and thus changing the climate, human kind has to replace fossil resources by regrowing resources while still feeding billions of people. This is possible if we fuse biology with technology. Microalgae, as well as other microorganisms have a huge potential here. In order to meet future ... Read More

Using Advanced Simulation and AI to Win the America’s Cup, the Oldest Trophy in International Sports

Mike Cazar, CEO, American Magic

The America’s Cup, the pinnacle of high-performance sailing, is the oldest trophy in international sports. Over the years, the Cup has become a testbed for cutting-edge technology, and AI is now playing a pivotal role in both the design and sailing of the boats.

The NYYC American Magic is the US challenger for the 37th America’s Cup, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, in September and October of 2024. The team is partnering with Altair to design the race boat, determine ... Read More

Sponsor Keynote - The Multimodal Frontier: Gemini and the Rise of Next-Generation Generative AI

Gregg Mattek I Head of AI Specialists - US Central, Canada & Startups, Google Cloud

Explore the forefront of Generative AI innovation with Gemini and multimodal models. Discover how this technology goes beyond simple text generation to synthesize diverse forms of content. Learn about the challenges and opportunities at the cutting edge of multimodal AI, and gain insights into how it will revolutionize industries and change the way we interact with technology.

Trends in the Semiconductor Market

Simon Segars I Board Director, Technology Executive, Former CEO of ARM

The semiconductor market, the backbone of our digital world, is undergoing rapid transformation, influenced by technological advancements and evolving industry demands. Don’t miss out on the session at Future.Industry 2024 where Simon Segars, a renowned figure in the tech industry with experience as the former CEO of ARM, a board director and technology executive, shares his insights on the trends shaping the future of semiconductors.

Panel - Driving Sustainability through Digital Innovation

Ismail Benhayoun I Senior Director, Product Design and Development, Altair
Dr. Cristina Alonso Alija I Former SVP, Head of Sustainability, Safety, Health and Environment at Bayer
Trinity Lloyd I Energy Transition & Sustainability Specialist, Google Cloud

Sustainability Challenges exist in different industries. ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) has become an increasingly important consideration, as more investors are looking to align their investment strategies with their values. Digital innovation is critical to help enterprises reach sustainability targets concerning climate changes, greenhouse gas emission, human health, and food supply, enabling new business models and revenue streams. Gain insights on navigating this transformative landscape and its implications for businesses, customers, and societies from our panelists.

Day 2 Main Session Thursday, March 7, 2024
APAC: 9:00 AM (New Delhi) / 11:30 AM (Shanghai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur) / 12:30 PM (Tokyo, Seoul) / 2:30 PM (Sydney)
EMEA: 9:30 AM (London, Lisbon) / 10:30 AM (Paris, Madrid)
AMER: 8:00 AM (Los Angeles) / 10:00 AM (Mexico City) / 11:00 AM (New York) / 1:00 PM (Sao Paulo)

Welcome and Introduction

SongSoo Moon I SVP APAC, Altair (APAC)
Samantha Simmonds I Journalist & Broadcaster On Air With BBC News (EMEA, AMER)

The convergence of data science and AI-powered simulation boils down to a simple but powerful value proposition: The faster you can demonstrate the truth and/or value of a bold idea, the quicker you can make that idea – and the advantages that come with it – real.

On day 2 of Future.Industry, we further explore our cutting-edge technology, offer enhanced insights into its capacity to facilitate the development of superior, more efficient, and environmentally sustainable products and processes.

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Keynote: Altair Accelerating Digital Engineering

Sam Mahalingam I Chief Technology Officer, Altair

Keynote: Revolutionizing Oral Healthcare: Exploring the Fusion of Digital Twin Technology with Data Analytics and Altair® Radioss®

Dr. Jingchao Sun, I R&D Senior Director, iLittleMiracle

Nowadays, orthodontists need to utilize digital tools to develop appropriate treatment plans for patients. Under the existing traditional techniques, it is difficult to predict the forces within the oral cavity and can only observe the outcomes. Clearly, this imposes numerous constraints on orthodontists. iLittleMiracle(iLM), however, employs the Altair Radioss solver to offer biomechanical simulations for each kid’s every treatment stage, enabling orthodontists to analyze and anticipate the forces within the oral cavity. Consequently, orthodontists can combine their clinical experience and ... Read More

Keynote: Machine Learning, Digital Thread, Optimization - Perspective from Boeing Structures

Dr. Vladimir Balabanov I Boeing Technical Fellow

This presentation is a collection of thoughts, and a reflection on the current state of approaches to machine learning, digital thread, optimization, and related technologies in structures at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. This is a one-person perspective on what is currently being done in practice and thoughts on how to improve the current practice.

After talking to my colleagues in various industries and academia, it became clear that my perspective and thoughts are not unique. This realization has encouraged me to ... Read More

Panel - Inclusive Innovation: Amplifying Diverse Voices for Progress

Samantha Simmonds I Journalist & Broadcaster On Air With BBC News
Jada​​​​ Smith I Sr. Vice President, Product Strategy & Delivery, Karma Automotive LLC
Dr. Cristina Alonso Alija I Former SVP, Head of Sustainability, Safety, Health and Environment at Bayer
Alejandra Maldonado I Principal Engineer, Altair

Join the movement with #InclusionIsInnovation to reshape the tech landscape. Despite the impact of diverse perspectives, only 27% of AI researchers are women (McKinsey). Let’s rewrite the code for the future by investing in diverse STEM education, eliminating bias, and amplifying underrepresented voices. Explore inclusive practices in our discussion to code a more equitable future.

Day 2 Parallel Tracks Thursday March 7, 2024
Track 1: AI-powered Engineering

Introduction: AI-powered Engineering

Ravi Kunju I Chief Product & Strategy Officer, Altair

Discover the transformative engineering and design advancements emerging from the convergence of simulation, AI, and HPC. Gain in-depth perspectives from experts in the automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery and electronic system design industries, and hear how they’re optimizing design processes, accelerating development cycles, and leveraging AI to achieve breakthrough results and out-innovate the competition.

Charting the Future of Aerospace & Defense: A Conversation with Industry Experts

Jason Napolitano I SVP, Americas, Altair
Gio Greco IAstra Chief Engineer & SVP Mission Assurance

A discussion on the challenges and future trends of simulation and AI in aerospace & defense, and how Altair has played a significant role in advancing innovation in the industry.

Structural Modelling - A Foundation of the Intelligent Engine

Carsten Buchholz I Project Engineer - Hybrid Electric Flight Demonstrator, Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce Civil Aerospace is a leading manufacturer of aero engines for the large commercial aircraft, regional jet and business aviation markets. The business uses its engineering expertise, in-depth knowledge and capabilities to provide through-life support solutions for its customers. Rolls-Royce is on the journey to Net Zero. We believe that success is depending on the efficiency of the products but as well the underlying engineering processes. The Intelligent Engine vision will be an enabler to integrate engineering ... Read More

Accelerate CAE and CFD with Hassle-Free High-Performance Computing (HPC)

Rick Watkins I Vice President Cloud and Appliance Solutions, Altair

High-Performance Computing (HPC) offers transformative opportunities for CAE and CFD workloads to scale out and scale up across practically all industries and applications. Unfortunately, it is often expensive or difficult to find and secure HPC expertise, even within our own IT organizations. Further, software costs and modifications to required work processes can be hurdles to HPC adoption. Leveraging unlimited software, 25+ years of sysadmin experience, and easy-to-use webportals, Altair takes the hassle out of HPC through public cloud and (on-premise) ... Read More

Sponsor AMD: Why Architecture Matters in Automotive Engineering & Simulation

Rick Knoechel I Global Strategy Lead, Automotive and Discrete Manufacturing, AMD

Expensive tires won’t help a slow car win races. By the same token, commercial CAE software is only as effective as the hardware it runs on. In this talk, Rick Knoechel will explore how computer architecture impacts a system’s speed, throughput, reliability, and longevity, and will discuss what questions to ask when considering your hardware investment.

Will a Ferrari run slower with a Kia engine? Of course. In the same way, your valuable CAE design software will run better for ... Read More

Combining AI and Simulation for OSD Manufacturing Process Optimization

Stefan Pantaleev I Lead Engineer, Simulation & Design Support_GTT, Altair

Virtual process optimization is an important component of the digital transformation strategy in the pharmaceutical industry with physics-based simulation approaches already reducing manufacturing costs and time to market for new formulations. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to maximize the benefits of physics-based simulations and enable real-time technology driven decision making in manufacturing operations. Join this talk to discover how Altair simulation and AI tools such as EDEM and romAI can be combined to perform rapid virtual process optimization in ... Read More

The Value of Achieving a Fully Integrated Engineering Solution for Electronic System Design

Rebecca Fifelski I Automotive Electronics Engineering Executive

Each element of electronic system design requires a focused engineering development solution. Integrating these solutions to enable fully seamless development from requirements definition, design, modeling, simulation, testing, and data mining provides incredible value. While several functions have been integrated within some solutions, a full end to end solution with no data transitions will allow engineering teams to reduce the reproduction of information, eliminate import/export of data, establish correlation, and overall deliver improvements in efficiency and quality.

Panel - Creating Tomorrow: Innovating with AI-powered Engineering

Dr. Fatma Kocer I VP, Engineering Data Science, Altair
Martin Ortega Breña I Design Manager, Mabe
Carlos Lopes I Director of Advanced Engineering - Americas, Maxion Wheels
Dr. Donald Harby, Data Science and Machine Learning Engineer (Data Scientist), John Deere
Carsten Buchholz I Project Engineer - Hybrid Electric Flight Demonstrator, Rolls Royce 

Engineering processes are fast evolving to a new paradigm of hybrid physics and data-driven modeling. Despite the focus on algorithm development for data science, the real challenge in this evolution is identifying value-added use cases and collecting the necessary data. This panel comprises four domain experts who have successfully worked through this challenge in their respective industries. We will ask what value they have identified for data-driven engineering, how they proceeded with their projects, how successes are measured, and how ... Read More

PhysicsAI for Fast CAE Predictions using Deep Learning

Dr. Charles Mortished I Lead Engineering Data Scientist, Altair

Accelerate your design cycles using state of the art geometric deep learning, available to you directly in the modelling environment. Altair® physicsAI™ harvests the power of your CAE data by learning relationships between geometrical shape and full contour results, letting you make lightning-fast design iterations and arrive at better designs, faster. Unlike traditional machine learning, physicsAI learns directly from the geometry without the need for parameterization. This means you can learn from any of your previous simulations without the need ... Read More

APA Panel: Creating More Sustainable Designs Using Simulation Technology

Ismail Benhayoun I Senior Director, Product Design and Development, Altair
Jon Aldred I Product Management Director, HBK
Klaus Hofwimmer I Sales & Support Manager, Magna
Moritz Maier I Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Synera
Francois-Xavier Becot I Executive Co-Manager, Matelys

As the world demands safer, more efficient, and more innovative products and processes, our aim is to transform design and decision-making by applying simulation, machine learning, and optimization throughout product lifecycles. Continuing the theme of sustainability challenges from other sessions in this conference, we bring to you this panel discussion with our Altair Panel Alliance Partners on how we can help our customers across industries accomplish their design goals, reduce the environmental impact of goods and services

Track 2: Frictionless AI for the Modern Enterprise

Introduction: Frictionless AI for the Modern Enterprise

Martin Liebig I Sr. Director, Data Solutions, Altair

AI does not need to be complex to deliver exceptional results. We will explore the most successful use cases for AI from a range of industries, such as banking, automotive and aerospace,  and hear from experts who are using AI and machine learning to modernize and revolutionize their organizations and deliver impactful results in priority areas.

Waste Not, Want Not in Healthcare Using CGI and Altair - Using Analytics to Promote Payment Integrity

Gary Jackson I Director Consulting Expert, Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain, CGI

Payment integrity is the process by which health plans and payers ensure healthcare claims are paid accurately, both in a pre-pay and post-pay context. It encompasses determining the correct party, membership eligibility, contractual adherence, and fraud, waste and abuse detection and prevention.

Using CGI’s TrustedFabric to protect patients privacy and Altair’s RapidMiner to discover patterns, payment integrity can unearth undiscovered patterns that might go unrecognized. This can result in millions of dollars in savings for both ... Read More

Live Q&A (AMER Session)

Gary Jackson I Director Consulting Expert, Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain, CGI
Caroline Phares I Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Altair

Navigating the Data and Analytics Maturity Curve: Strategies for Excellence

Vasilij Nevlev I Director, Analytium

In this presentation, we explore the transformative journey of data and analytics maturity within organisations. Focusing on Analytium’s strategic approach to developing a comprehensive business data strategy, we delve into methodologies that guide businesses from foundational reporting and dashboarding towards advanced analytics and AI-driven decision-making. By highlighting the progression through predictive, prescriptive, and cognitive analytics stages, we demonstrate how companies can unlock significant value and complexity management. Through real-world examples and best practices, we aim to equip attendees with the ... Read More

Live Q&A (EMEA Session)

Vasilij Nevlev I Director, Analytium
Raf Van Hoof I EMEA Data Analytics Partner Manager, Altair

No Way Back: Machine Learning in the Age of Generative AI

Dr. Ingo Mierswa I Sr. Vice President, Product Development, Altair

Generative AI is all the hype, for sure. But is it justified? While many organizations are still getting used to all the new use cases which can be solved, Dr. Ingo Mierswa looks beyond that early phase of adoption in this presentation. He argues that Generative AI may in many instances mark the end of data science as we know it. There is no way back now: We will no longer train models if not needed. Model marketplaces will continue ... Read More

Sponsor Tech Mahindra - Application & Enterprise Modernization fueled by AI

Ashirvad Patnaik, Global BFSI Analytics & Risk Management Lead, Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra will discuss how AI has and will continue to revolutionize traditional divisions of Finance, HR & Marketing. We would also look at the applications of AI across established industries e.g. BFSI, Manufacturing, Automotive. etc. as well as upcoming ones and assess the pros and cons associated with the same.

Industry Presentation: National Consumer Panel (NCP)

Dr. Thomas Schleicher I National Consumer Panel

Hear from Thomas Schleicher, VP of Measurement and Data Science at NCP (National Consumer Panel, a joint venture between NielsenIQ and Circana) about how they have been using data science and machine learning to understand panelist engagement and to provide high-quality and important insights into consumer behaviour to their clients.

Live Q&A (AMER Session)

Dr. Thomas Schleicher I National Consumer Panel
Dr. Ingo Mierswa, Sr. Vice President Product Development, Altair
Vasilij Nevlev, Director, Analytium
Gemma Ortega Perez I Senior Marketing Manager, Data Analytics, Altair

Panel - The Challenges to Clinical Biostatistics Modernization

Caroline Phares I Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Altair
Michael Rimler I PHUSE Open Source Technologies Director and Pharmaverse Council Member for GSK
Bhavin Busa I Principal & Co-Founder, Clymb Clinical 
Stuart Malcolm I Head of Standards, Efficiency, and Automation at Veramed

Pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations have made and continue to make significant investments to modernize their biostatistics functions, collectively through cross-industry collaborations, and individually through internal technology refresh projects. Although there has been progress, much more is needed for true benefits to be achieved. This panel discussion will examine the challenges and obstacles that slow progress and prolong time to benefit realization.

APA Panel - Breaking the Barriers of Becoming an AI-driven Enterprise

LaRue Brown I Senior Director Data Solutions, Altair
Julien Muller I Co-Founder & CTO, Ezako
George Bara I Chief Strategist, Zetta Cloud
Sam Verdonck I Business Development & Partnerships Director, Tangent Works
Dr. Walid Amanou I CEO, UbiAI

Companies are becoming increasingly interested in leveraging AI technology and enabling a modernistic approach to decision making. What’s causing this evolution? What challenges do companies face when trying to adopt an AI approach? During this panel discussion featuring the Altair Partner Alliance, we attempt to break the barriers of becoming an AI-driven enterprise.

Real time Data-driven Digital Twins in Structural Dynamics

Carlo Pestelli I Wartsila

Modern simulation tools and powerful computational hardware are enabling today an entire new way of thinking in machinery design. Acquiring more information from the machinery with various sensors, and feeding those to precise predictive models , allow unprecedented possibility for machinery performance and ways of making business with it.

HPC Integration: Improving AI/ML Performance AND Economics for the Citizen Developer and Data Scientist Alike

Randy LeBlanc I VP Data Analytics, BFSI, Altair
Rick Watkins I VP Cloud and Appliance Solutions, Altair

Join this candid discussion of how the integration of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Analytics is no longer a “why” or “if”, but rather a “how” question. Uniquely positioned at the convergence of these two fields, Altair has the responsibility to lead this transition from siloed data science to more-fully integrated environments that are available to the nascent-but-growing community of data analytics advocates, creators and consumers.

Demo - Altair® IoT Studio™ and Altair® AI Studio™ : The Power of Developing IoT and Analytics Projects

Paloma Reinoso I Product Manager, Altair

During this demonstration we will show you a real use case from a ‘smart connected factory’ and demonstrate how products from our Altair®  RapidMiner® platform work together seamlessly. We briefly introduce the different modules with Altair®  IoT Studio™,  explain how we built dashboards in Altair® Panopticon™ to visualize data from IoT sensors and then how we integrated all this data into Altair® AI Studio™ to be able to build predictive maintenance models.

The challenges and the use case:
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Track 3: Revolutionizing HPC in the Era of AI and Cloud

Introduction: Revolutionizing HPC in the Era of AI and Cloud

Dr. Bill Nitzberg I Chief Engineer, HPC, Altair

Bringing you the biggest change to HPC in 30 years! Staying ahead of future requirements while addressing today’s demands can be challenging. Achieving results promptly and with increased efficiency is more important than ever before. Hear from industry experts on how to utilize the full potential of your compute environment, break down resource silos, and optimize cloud bursting — all while staying within budget constraints.

The Future of Workload Management

Dr. Rosemary Francis I Chief Scientist HPC, Altair

HPC is rapidly becoming more complex. Administrators must support a wide range of new workloads that mix AI/ML with HPC while pulling data from varied data sources and a compute environment consisting of assorted structures, including GPUs, CPUs and new accelerators. How do we meet this complexity as an industry while delivering better scalability and efficiency? Introducing the biggest change to HPC resource management in 30 years: Altair® Liquid Scheduling™.

Workload Management at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Including Aurora - One of the Fastest Supercomputers in the World

William (Bill) Allcock I ALCF Director of Operations, Argonne National Laboratory

We will start out with a very brief introduction to how the Department of Energy (DOE) funds research in the US and the DOE National Laboratory System, of which Argonne is a part, and then we will discuss our workload manager “journey” which has brought us to contributing to OpenPBS® and running Altair® PBS Professional® and how we currently use it and some of our plans moving forward.

HPC for AI

Scott Campbell I Program Manager, Altair

HPC has evolved to include a large number of AI workloads running alongside HPC or in neighboring compute pools. What can we do to ensure the efficient running of these two worlds without compromising on platform specialization or efficiency? This presentation outlines Altair’s strategies for facilitating hybrid environments that combine HPC and AI workloads.

Building and Managing Enterprise Grade Hybrid Cloud by Altair® HPCWorks™

Jeonghyun Doh I Senior Engineer, Doosan Enerbility

Since the 2000s, there has been a growing demand for integration of cloud services, even in the field of High-Performance Computing (HPC).

In response to this trend, Doosan Group recently opted for Altair HPCWorks to enhance the operation and hybrid cloud capabilities of their HPC infrastructure.

By leveraging Altair HPCWorks, they have established a unified hybrid cloud platform, resulting in operational simplicity, improved user experience, and enhanced performance.

In this presentation, I ... Read More

Sponsor Intel: Mainstream Convergence of HPC & AI Workloads

Everton Paulino I HPC & AI Solutions Director, Automotive & Manufacturing, Intel

Organizations turn to technology to help develop actionable business insights from and monetize their valuable data. Join Intel’s HPC & AI Director for an overview of emerging trends on this topic, common challenges and insight into how modern technologies have evolved to help with ... Read More

A Drink with Quantum Founder Talking about Technology of Tomorrow 

Steve Brierley I CEO Riverlane
Dr. Rosemary Francis I Chief Scientist HPC, Altair

Join the conversation featuring Steve Brierley, the founder of Riverlane, a quantum computing company, and Rosemary Francis, Altair’s Chief Scientist, set in the lovely surroundings of Cambridge. Questions such as “Which sectors will see the initial advantages of quantum technology?” and “When can we expect practical implementations to emerge?” will be addressed, alongside insights into the impact of quantum computing on the HPC sector.

Beyond the Balance Sheet: Billing, Cost Control, and Metrics

Ian Littlewood I Sr. Director, Product Manager, Altair

Join this presentation where efficiency meets strategy to deliver a competitive advantage via cloud HPC. Here, we get insight into how organizations can navigate the landscape of dynamic cloud scaling to meet business objectives. Ensuring Cloud spend is aligned with business value is key to leveraging cloud. Clear visibility of instantaneous and accrued cloud spend is critical to provide robust cost control, all in one place.

Simulating Clouds in the Cloud

Will Shanks I HPC Systems Engineer III, National Science Foundation National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCAR is always looking to improve our HPC offering, like many sites, this includes evaluating the use of public clouds. Learn how we have been testing Altair’s NavOps to improve our researcher’s productivity and how we are dealing with the challenges inherent in such cloud bursting solutions.

Intelligent Scheduling Powered by AI

Matthew Bonyak I Product Manager Altair

As a world leader in both optimized HPC workload orchestration and frictionless AI, Altair converges these disciplines to optimize scheduling processes through intelligent algorithms which enhance efficiency, reduce downtime, and minimize costs. Learn how analyzing historical data and real-time system metrics through AI, intelligent scheduling algorithms can make informed decisions to maximize system utilization, minimize job completion times, and enhance overall system performance.

HPC on Cloud Accelerates Industry Simulation

Alex Huang I Product Director of High Performance Computing, Alibaba Cloud

Track 4: Leveraging Cutting-Edge Technology for the Workforce of Tomorrow

Introduction: Preparing Students to be Real-World-Ready

Jim Ryan I VP, Global Academic Programs, Altair

It can be valuable for students to learn to use tools & technologies like Altair’s while in school, as that facilitates a virtuous circle: students can get the premier jobs they are seeking; faculty course instructors can complement theory & first principles with software tools for engineering simulation and data science & AI that bring principles to life (and are widely used in industry); and companies can more readily find and hire the new talent they’re seeking to help drive ... Read More

Implementing a Curriculum with Altair Tools to Help Converge Simulation, Data and HPC

Achraf Kallel | ESILV Teacher Researcher, France

The ALTAIR & ESILV Chair of HPC and AI convergence provides students with a unique opportunity to enhance their skills in simulation, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing. Throughout the 18-month training program, students engage in various case studies aimed at practical application.
One notable project centered on Digital Twin was undertaken in collaboration with EIKOSIM partners. In this project, students embarked on a comprehensive journey: starting from conceptualizing and topologically optimizing a part, then transitioning to its realization through ... Read More

Shaping the Future of Research in Antarctica with Team Polar

Mick Schuessel | Partnership Manager, Team Polar

Antarctica holds crucial insights into Earth’s history and climate, yet limited accessibility hinders research. Student Team Polar is developing an autonomous rover, leveraging Altair’s design expertise, to enhance safety, sustainability, and accessibility in Antarctic exploration. Discover how our innovative approach is shaping the future of research in this unique and vital environment.

Fireside Chat with Dean Kamen about FIRST® Robotics

Jim Ryan I VP, Global Academic Programs, Altair
Dean Kamen, Founder of DEKA R&D and FIRST®

Join this personal interview with Dean to hear about his vision for how technology like Altair’s can help unite our world rather than dividing it. Altair is proud to support Dean’s inspiring vision for “giving kids the opportunity to create a successful future for themselves” – through ‘coopertition’ and gracious professionalism.

Designing and Building Better Robots with Altair® Inspire™

Colin Dagg | Design and Analysis - Heroes of Tomorrow (HOT), USA

See how students can use Altair Inspire’s analysis and optimization tools to make effective and competitive robots as they compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition. Team 67, The Heroes of Tomorrow, has integrated Inspire into their design process to analyze their components, predict failures, and guide decisions to produce highly engineered world-class robots. This presentation shows recent case studies where Inspire helped The HOT Team structurally improve individual components and analyze the structure and dynamics of entire systems.

Altair Student Contest: Celebrating our Winners Worldwide

A summary of the winners of the global student contest from May 2023 to February 2024.

Scouting with Altair® RapidMiner® in First Robotics

Jacob Hammitte I Product Engineer - Controls / 3604 Mentor

In First Robotics scouting can be a challenging task that involves manipulating mass amounts of data from many data sources. Not only does it need to be done quickly, but it also needs to be done accurately because of the effects it can have on choosing competition partners that will determine the outcome of playoff matches. Altair RapidMiner can be used to efficiently complete all tasks needed, and due to its no-code/low-code environment, students can quickly pick it up and ... Read More

Empowering Tomorrow's Engineers: Altair Inspire's Role in Undergraduate Engineering Coursework and Research

Dr. Marko Lubarda | UC San Diego Assistant Teaching Professor, USA

This presentation will focus on the use of Altair® Inspire™ in undergraduate engineering coursework and research. A case study is discussed where students used Altair Inspire for modeling and simulation in an extracurricular research project, which culminated in their co-authorship of two research papers. The talk will also reflect on the application of Altair Inspire in the junior-level computer-aided analysis and design course, highlighting its role in providing practical CAD experience to students while also enhancing teaching. Plans to expand ... Read More

Panel - Making Students Real-World-Ready for Careers in Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Simulation

Jaideep Bangal I Director GTT, Altair
Prof. Timothy W. Simpson | Penn State University Professor, USA
Prof. Duann Scott | MIT Professor, USA
Dr. Robert Taylor I Professor in Practice, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

The success of numerous companies hinges upon recruiting trained students to bolster their endeavors in lightweighting and Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM).   However, many universities lack adequate opportunities to fulfill this critical mission of student training.   This session aims to highlight the potential achievements attainable when faculty integrate project-based learning opportunities and dedicated curricula to support student training in these domains.   Additionally, we will explore best practices and tools aimed at empowering both students and faculty to achieve success in ... Read More

Complementing Automotive Engineering Theory with Altair Simulation Tools

Prof. Alessandro Scattina | Politecnico di Torino Professor, Italy

In the Master’s degree program for Automotive Engineering, in some courses Altair® HyperWorks® tools are used for engineering simulations in examples oriented to a real vehicle design process with growing difficulties. Students benefit by being able to more competently apply powerful software tools that are used in industry by better understanding the associated theory. The exercises assigned to students in these courses involving use of Altair tools for FEM and vehicle design simulations will be shown.

Training the New Electric Motor Drive Engineers: Role of Modeling and Simulation

Dr. Berker Bilgin I McMaster University Professor and Co-founder Enedym, Canada

The future of sustainable transportation and energy generation is electric. More efficient electric motor drives with a more secure supply chain are at the heart of this vision. This presentation focuses on how modeling and simulation tools play a role in training the next-generation electric motor drive engineers to help them accelerate our vision for electrification.

Bridging the Gap: From Academic Concepts to Industry Applications in EV Power Electronics

Dr. Uthane Supatti | Kasetsart University Professor, Thailand

In the rapidly evolving field of Electric Vehicle (EV) power electronics, the transition from academic theory to industry application presents both challenges and opportunities. This presentation aims to bridge this gap by elucidating how fundamental concepts taught in universities are directly translatable to solving real-world problems in EV power electronics, specifically through the lens of motor control implementation.

At the core of this discussion is the application of Altair’s advanced simulation software, a tool that has proven instrumental in the ... Read More

Day 1 Main Session Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Day 2 Main Session Thursday, March 7, 2024
Day 2 Parallel Tracks Thursday March 7, 2024
Track 1: AI-powered Engineering
Track 2: Frictionless AI for the Modern Enterprise
Track 3: Revolutionizing HPC in the Era of AI and Cloud
Track 4: Leveraging Cutting-Edge Technology for the Workforce of Tomorrow
APAC: 9:00 AM (New Delhi) / 11:30 AM (Shanghai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur) / 12:30 PM (Tokyo, Seoul) / 2:30 PM (Sydney)
EMEA: 9:30 AM (London, Lisbon) / 10:30 AM (Paris, Madrid)
AMER: 8:00 AM (Los Angeles) / 10:00 AM (Mexico City) / 11:00 AM (New York) / 1:00 PM (Sao Paulo)

Welcome and Introduction

SongSoo Moon I SVP APAC, Altair (APAC)
Samantha Simmonds I Journalist & Broadcaster On Air With BBC News (EMEA, AMER)

Day 1 will begin the journey to explore the latest megatrends impacting our world.

Sustainability

Discover how leading organizations are embracing sustainable practices to create a positive impact on the planet. From the latest advancements in product development to manufacturing, you won’t want to miss the eco-friendly technologies of the future.

Digital Twin

Unlock the power of Digital Twin technology and its transformative potential across industries. Dive into case studies, real-world applications, and explore how it is revolutionizing product design, ... Read More

Keynote: Disrupt to Win with Computational Innovation Intelligence

Jim Scapa I Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Altair

Driving Innovation

Stephanie Buckner I Chief Operating Officer, Altair

Keynote: Ten Must-Haves When Choosing An Enterprise AI Platform

Mike Gualtieri I VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester

AI applications are essential, not just for companies that want to be at the cutting edge and differentiate from their customers, but for every enterprise. Technology teams supporting the enterprise’s AI ambitions can struggle to keep up with the pace of innovation and development, not to mention the increased collaboration required with their colleagues and the business across the application development lifecycle. To overcome this challenge, they turn to no-code/low-code AI platforms to support the entire complex and multistakeholder lifecycle ... Read More

DEKA & ARMI Innovating Humanity: A Fireside Chat with Dean Kamen

Jim Scapa I Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Altair
Dean Kamen, Founder of DEKA R&D and FIRST®

Join Altair Founder, Chairman & CEO, for a thought-provoking fireside chat with Dean Kamen, the visionary force driving innovation at DEKA Research & Development Corp. and the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI). This engaging dialogue explores the intersection of technology, healthcare, and regenerative medicine, unveiling the threads of creativity and collaboration that have woven the fabric of Dean Kamen’s remarkable career. From life-changing medical breakthroughs to the future of regenerative therapies, Dean’s pioneering spirit has redefined possibilities and reshaped industries. ... Read More

Panel - Ethics in AI: Shaping Tomorrow’s Technology

Sean Lang I Automotive Data Analytics Lead, Altair
Merve Hickok, President, Centre for AI & Digital Policy
Iman Saleh Moustafa I AI Privacy Lead, Google
Maria Luciana Axente I Head of AI Public Policy & Ethics, PwC
James Hodson I CEO, AI for Good Foundation
Heng Xu I Director, Centre for AI Ethics, University of Florida

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion on the forefront of AI ethics and regulation. Our expert panelists will delve into the critical intersections of technology and morality, exploring the imperative need for ethical considerations in AI development. Gain insights into the current landscape, potential challenges, and the pivotal role of regulation in ensuring a responsible AI future. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with thought leaders shaping the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence.

Creating a Sustainable Future by Fusing Biology with Technology

Dr Nina Gaißert I Corporate Portfolio Projects Festo SE & Co. KG

The world economy is currently based on cheap fossil resources for producing all kinds of products from packaging, to clothes, to drugs. Since using fossil resources changes the CO2 concentration of the world’s atmosphere and thus changing the climate, human kind has to replace fossil resources by regrowing resources while still feeding billions of people. This is possible if we fuse biology with technology. Microalgae, as well as other microorganisms have a huge potential here. In order to meet future ... Read More

Using Advanced Simulation and AI to Win the America’s Cup, the Oldest Trophy in International Sports

Mike Cazar, CEO, American Magic

The America’s Cup, the pinnacle of high-performance sailing, is the oldest trophy in international sports. Over the years, the Cup has become a testbed for cutting-edge technology, and AI is now playing a pivotal role in both the design and sailing of the boats.

The NYYC American Magic is the US challenger for the 37th America’s Cup, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, in September and October of 2024. The team is partnering with Altair to design the race boat, determine ... Read More

Sponsor Keynote - The Multimodal Frontier: Gemini and the Rise of Next-Generation Generative AI

Gregg Mattek I Head of AI Specialists - US Central, Canada & Startups, Google Cloud

Explore the forefront of Generative AI innovation with Gemini and multimodal models. Discover how this technology goes beyond simple text generation to synthesize diverse forms of content. Learn about the challenges and opportunities at the cutting edge of multimodal AI, and gain insights into how it will revolutionize industries and change the way we interact with technology.

Trends in the Semiconductor Market

Simon Segars I Board Director, Technology Executive, Former CEO of ARM

The semiconductor market, the backbone of our digital world, is undergoing rapid transformation, influenced by technological advancements and evolving industry demands. Don’t miss out on the session at Future.Industry 2024 where Simon Segars, a renowned figure in the tech industry with experience as the former CEO of ARM, a board director and technology executive, shares his insights on the trends shaping the future of semiconductors.

Panel - Driving Sustainability through Digital Innovation

Ismail Benhayoun I Senior Director, Product Design and Development, Altair
Dr. Cristina Alonso Alija I Former SVP, Head of Sustainability, Safety, Health and Environment at Bayer
Trinity Lloyd I Energy Transition & Sustainability Specialist, Google Cloud

Sustainability Challenges exist in different industries. ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) has become an increasingly important consideration, as more investors are looking to align their investment strategies with their values. Digital innovation is critical to help enterprises reach sustainability targets concerning climate changes, greenhouse gas emission, human health, and food supply, enabling new business models and revenue streams. Gain insights on navigating this transformative landscape and its implications for businesses, customers, and societies from our panelists.

APAC: 9:00 AM (New Delhi) / 11:30 AM (Shanghai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur) / 12:30 PM (Tokyo, Seoul) / 2:30 PM (Sydney)
EMEA: 9:30 AM (London, Lisbon) / 10:30 AM (Paris, Madrid)
AMER: 8:00 AM (Los Angeles) / 10:00 AM (Mexico City) / 11:00 AM (New York) / 1:00 PM (Sao Paulo)

Welcome and Introduction

SongSoo Moon I SVP APAC, Altair (APAC)
Samantha Simmonds I Journalist & Broadcaster On Air With BBC News (EMEA, AMER)

The convergence of data science and AI-powered simulation boils down to a simple but powerful value proposition: The faster you can demonstrate the truth and/or value of a bold idea, the quicker you can make that idea – and the advantages that come with it – real.

On day 2 of Future.Industry, we further explore our cutting-edge technology, offer enhanced insights into its capacity to facilitate the development of superior, more efficient, and environmentally sustainable products and processes.

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Keynote: Altair Accelerating Digital Engineering

Sam Mahalingam I Chief Technology Officer, Altair

Keynote: Revolutionizing Oral Healthcare: Exploring the Fusion of Digital Twin Technology with Data Analytics and Altair® Radioss®

Dr. Jingchao Sun, I R&D Senior Director, iLittleMiracle

Nowadays, orthodontists need to utilize digital tools to develop appropriate treatment plans for patients. Under the existing traditional techniques, it is difficult to predict the forces within the oral cavity and can only observe the outcomes. Clearly, this imposes numerous constraints on orthodontists. iLittleMiracle(iLM), however, employs the Altair Radioss solver to offer biomechanical simulations for each kid’s every treatment stage, enabling orthodontists to analyze and anticipate the forces within the oral cavity. Consequently, orthodontists can combine their clinical experience and ... Read More

Keynote: Machine Learning, Digital Thread, Optimization - Perspective from Boeing Structures

Dr. Vladimir Balabanov I Boeing Technical Fellow

This presentation is a collection of thoughts, and a reflection on the current state of approaches to machine learning, digital thread, optimization, and related technologies in structures at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. This is a one-person perspective on what is currently being done in practice and thoughts on how to improve the current practice.

After talking to my colleagues in various industries and academia, it became clear that my perspective and thoughts are not unique. This realization has encouraged me to ... Read More

Panel - Inclusive Innovation: Amplifying Diverse Voices for Progress

Samantha Simmonds I Journalist & Broadcaster On Air With BBC News
Jada​​​​ Smith I Sr. Vice President, Product Strategy & Delivery, Karma Automotive LLC
Dr. Cristina Alonso Alija I Former SVP, Head of Sustainability, Safety, Health and Environment at Bayer
Alejandra Maldonado I Principal Engineer, Altair

Join the movement with #InclusionIsInnovation to reshape the tech landscape. Despite the impact of diverse perspectives, only 27% of AI researchers are women (McKinsey). Let’s rewrite the code for the future by investing in diverse STEM education, eliminating bias, and amplifying underrepresented voices. Explore inclusive practices in our discussion to code a more equitable future.

Introduction: AI-powered Engineering

Ravi Kunju I Chief Product & Strategy Officer, Altair

Discover the transformative engineering and design advancements emerging from the convergence of simulation, AI, and HPC. Gain in-depth perspectives from experts in the automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery and electronic system design industries, and hear how they’re optimizing design processes, accelerating development cycles, and leveraging AI to achieve breakthrough results and out-innovate the competition.

Charting the Future of Aerospace & Defense: A Conversation with Industry Experts

Jason Napolitano I SVP, Americas, Altair
Gio Greco IAstra Chief Engineer & SVP Mission Assurance

A discussion on the challenges and future trends of simulation and AI in aerospace & defense, and how Altair has played a significant role in advancing innovation in the industry.

Structural Modelling - A Foundation of the Intelligent Engine

Carsten Buchholz I Project Engineer - Hybrid Electric Flight Demonstrator, Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce Civil Aerospace is a leading manufacturer of aero engines for the large commercial aircraft, regional jet and business aviation markets. The business uses its engineering expertise, in-depth knowledge and capabilities to provide through-life support solutions for its customers. Rolls-Royce is on the journey to Net Zero. We believe that success is depending on the efficiency of the products but as well the underlying engineering processes. The Intelligent Engine vision will be an enabler to integrate engineering ... Read More

Accelerate CAE and CFD with Hassle-Free High-Performance Computing (HPC)

Rick Watkins I Vice President Cloud and Appliance Solutions, Altair

High-Performance Computing (HPC) offers transformative opportunities for CAE and CFD workloads to scale out and scale up across practically all industries and applications. Unfortunately, it is often expensive or difficult to find and secure HPC expertise, even within our own IT organizations. Further, software costs and modifications to required work processes can be hurdles to HPC adoption. Leveraging unlimited software, 25+ years of sysadmin experience, and easy-to-use webportals, Altair takes the hassle out of HPC through public cloud and (on-premise) ... Read More

Sponsor AMD: Why Architecture Matters in Automotive Engineering & Simulation

Rick Knoechel I Global Strategy Lead, Automotive and Discrete Manufacturing, AMD

Expensive tires won’t help a slow car win races. By the same token, commercial CAE software is only as effective as the hardware it runs on. In this talk, Rick Knoechel will explore how computer architecture impacts a system’s speed, throughput, reliability, and longevity, and will discuss what questions to ask when considering your hardware investment.

Will a Ferrari run slower with a Kia engine? Of course. In the same way, your valuable CAE design software will run better for ... Read More

Combining AI and Simulation for OSD Manufacturing Process Optimization

Stefan Pantaleev I Lead Engineer, Simulation & Design Support_GTT, Altair

Virtual process optimization is an important component of the digital transformation strategy in the pharmaceutical industry with physics-based simulation approaches already reducing manufacturing costs and time to market for new formulations. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to maximize the benefits of physics-based simulations and enable real-time technology driven decision making in manufacturing operations. Join this talk to discover how Altair simulation and AI tools such as EDEM and romAI can be combined to perform rapid virtual process optimization in ... Read More

The Value of Achieving a Fully Integrated Engineering Solution for Electronic System Design

Rebecca Fifelski I Automotive Electronics Engineering Executive

Each element of electronic system design requires a focused engineering development solution. Integrating these solutions to enable fully seamless development from requirements definition, design, modeling, simulation, testing, and data mining provides incredible value. While several functions have been integrated within some solutions, a full end to end solution with no data transitions will allow engineering teams to reduce the reproduction of information, eliminate import/export of data, establish correlation, and overall deliver improvements in efficiency and quality.

Panel - Creating Tomorrow: Innovating with AI-powered Engineering

Dr. Fatma Kocer I VP, Engineering Data Science, Altair
Martin Ortega Breña I Design Manager, Mabe
Carlos Lopes I Director of Advanced Engineering - Americas, Maxion Wheels
Dr. Donald Harby, Data Science and Machine Learning Engineer (Data Scientist), John Deere
Carsten Buchholz I Project Engineer - Hybrid Electric Flight Demonstrator, Rolls Royce 

Engineering processes are fast evolving to a new paradigm of hybrid physics and data-driven modeling. Despite the focus on algorithm development for data science, the real challenge in this evolution is identifying value-added use cases and collecting the necessary data. This panel comprises four domain experts who have successfully worked through this challenge in their respective industries. We will ask what value they have identified for data-driven engineering, how they proceeded with their projects, how successes are measured, and how ... Read More

PhysicsAI for Fast CAE Predictions using Deep Learning

Dr. Charles Mortished I Lead Engineering Data Scientist, Altair

Accelerate your design cycles using state of the art geometric deep learning, available to you directly in the modelling environment. Altair® physicsAI™ harvests the power of your CAE data by learning relationships between geometrical shape and full contour results, letting you make lightning-fast design iterations and arrive at better designs, faster. Unlike traditional machine learning, physicsAI learns directly from the geometry without the need for parameterization. This means you can learn from any of your previous simulations without the need ... Read More

APA Panel: Creating More Sustainable Designs Using Simulation Technology

Ismail Benhayoun I Senior Director, Product Design and Development, Altair
Jon Aldred I Product Management Director, HBK
Klaus Hofwimmer I Sales & Support Manager, Magna
Moritz Maier I Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Synera
Francois-Xavier Becot I Executive Co-Manager, Matelys

As the world demands safer, more efficient, and more innovative products and processes, our aim is to transform design and decision-making by applying simulation, machine learning, and optimization throughout product lifecycles. Continuing the theme of sustainability challenges from other sessions in this conference, we bring to you this panel discussion with our Altair Panel Alliance Partners on how we can help our customers across industries accomplish their design goals, reduce the environmental impact of goods and services

Introduction: Frictionless AI for the Modern Enterprise

Martin Liebig I Sr. Director, Data Solutions, Altair

AI does not need to be complex to deliver exceptional results. We will explore the most successful use cases for AI from a range of industries, such as banking, automotive and aerospace,  and hear from experts who are using AI and machine learning to modernize and revolutionize their organizations and deliver impactful results in priority areas.

Waste Not, Want Not in Healthcare Using CGI and Altair - Using Analytics to Promote Payment Integrity

Gary Jackson I Director Consulting Expert, Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain, CGI

Payment integrity is the process by which health plans and payers ensure healthcare claims are paid accurately, both in a pre-pay and post-pay context. It encompasses determining the correct party, membership eligibility, contractual adherence, and fraud, waste and abuse detection and prevention.

Using CGI’s TrustedFabric to protect patients privacy and Altair’s RapidMiner to discover patterns, payment integrity can unearth undiscovered patterns that might go unrecognized. This can result in millions of dollars in savings for both ... Read More

Live Q&A (AMER Session)

Gary Jackson I Director Consulting Expert, Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain, CGI
Caroline Phares I Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Altair

Navigating the Data and Analytics Maturity Curve: Strategies for Excellence

Vasilij Nevlev I Director, Analytium

In this presentation, we explore the transformative journey of data and analytics maturity within organisations. Focusing on Analytium’s strategic approach to developing a comprehensive business data strategy, we delve into methodologies that guide businesses from foundational reporting and dashboarding towards advanced analytics and AI-driven decision-making. By highlighting the progression through predictive, prescriptive, and cognitive analytics stages, we demonstrate how companies can unlock significant value and complexity management. Through real-world examples and best practices, we aim to equip attendees with the ... Read More

Live Q&A (EMEA Session)

Vasilij Nevlev I Director, Analytium
Raf Van Hoof I EMEA Data Analytics Partner Manager, Altair

No Way Back: Machine Learning in the Age of Generative AI

Dr. Ingo Mierswa I Sr. Vice President, Product Development, Altair

Generative AI is all the hype, for sure. But is it justified? While many organizations are still getting used to all the new use cases which can be solved, Dr. Ingo Mierswa looks beyond that early phase of adoption in this presentation. He argues that Generative AI may in many instances mark the end of data science as we know it. There is no way back now: We will no longer train models if not needed. Model marketplaces will continue ... Read More

Sponsor Tech Mahindra - Application & Enterprise Modernization fueled by AI

Ashirvad Patnaik, Global BFSI Analytics & Risk Management Lead, Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra will discuss how AI has and will continue to revolutionize traditional divisions of Finance, HR & Marketing. We would also look at the applications of AI across established industries e.g. BFSI, Manufacturing, Automotive. etc. as well as upcoming ones and assess the pros and cons associated with the same.

Industry Presentation: National Consumer Panel (NCP)

Dr. Thomas Schleicher I National Consumer Panel

Hear from Thomas Schleicher, VP of Measurement and Data Science at NCP (National Consumer Panel, a joint venture between NielsenIQ and Circana) about how they have been using data science and machine learning to understand panelist engagement and to provide high-quality and important insights into consumer behaviour to their clients.

Live Q&A (AMER Session)

Dr. Thomas Schleicher I National Consumer Panel
Dr. Ingo Mierswa, Sr. Vice President Product Development, Altair
Vasilij Nevlev, Director, Analytium
Gemma Ortega Perez I Senior Marketing Manager, Data Analytics, Altair

Panel - The Challenges to Clinical Biostatistics Modernization

Caroline Phares I Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Altair
Michael Rimler I PHUSE Open Source Technologies Director and Pharmaverse Council Member for GSK
Bhavin Busa I Principal & Co-Founder, Clymb Clinical 
Stuart Malcolm I Head of Standards, Efficiency, and Automation at Veramed

Pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations have made and continue to make significant investments to modernize their biostatistics functions, collectively through cross-industry collaborations, and individually through internal technology refresh projects. Although there has been progress, much more is needed for true benefits to be achieved. This panel discussion will examine the challenges and obstacles that slow progress and prolong time to benefit realization.

APA Panel - Breaking the Barriers of Becoming an AI-driven Enterprise

LaRue Brown I Senior Director Data Solutions, Altair
Julien Muller I Co-Founder & CTO, Ezako
George Bara I Chief Strategist, Zetta Cloud
Sam Verdonck I Business Development & Partnerships Director, Tangent Works
Dr. Walid Amanou I CEO, UbiAI

Companies are becoming increasingly interested in leveraging AI technology and enabling a modernistic approach to decision making. What’s causing this evolution? What challenges do companies face when trying to adopt an AI approach? During this panel discussion featuring the Altair Partner Alliance, we attempt to break the barriers of becoming an AI-driven enterprise.

Real time Data-driven Digital Twins in Structural Dynamics

Carlo Pestelli I Wartsila

Modern simulation tools and powerful computational hardware are enabling today an entire new way of thinking in machinery design. Acquiring more information from the machinery with various sensors, and feeding those to precise predictive models , allow unprecedented possibility for machinery performance and ways of making business with it.

HPC Integration: Improving AI/ML Performance AND Economics for the Citizen Developer and Data Scientist Alike

Randy LeBlanc I VP Data Analytics, BFSI, Altair
Rick Watkins I VP Cloud and Appliance Solutions, Altair

Join this candid discussion of how the integration of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Analytics is no longer a “why” or “if”, but rather a “how” question. Uniquely positioned at the convergence of these two fields, Altair has the responsibility to lead this transition from siloed data science to more-fully integrated environments that are available to the nascent-but-growing community of data analytics advocates, creators and consumers.

Demo - Altair® IoT Studio™ and Altair® AI Studio™ : The Power of Developing IoT and Analytics Projects

Paloma Reinoso I Product Manager, Altair

During this demonstration we will show you a real use case from a ‘smart connected factory’ and demonstrate how products from our Altair®  RapidMiner® platform work together seamlessly. We briefly introduce the different modules with Altair®  IoT Studio™,  explain how we built dashboards in Altair® Panopticon™ to visualize data from IoT sensors and then how we integrated all this data into Altair® AI Studio™ to be able to build predictive maintenance models.

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Introduction: Revolutionizing HPC in the Era of AI and Cloud

Dr. Bill Nitzberg I Chief Engineer, HPC, Altair

Bringing you the biggest change to HPC in 30 years! Staying ahead of future requirements while addressing today’s demands can be challenging. Achieving results promptly and with increased efficiency is more important than ever before. Hear from industry experts on how to utilize the full potential of your compute environment, break down resource silos, and optimize cloud bursting — all while staying within budget constraints.

The Future of Workload Management

Dr. Rosemary Francis I Chief Scientist HPC, Altair

HPC is rapidly becoming more complex. Administrators must support a wide range of new workloads that mix AI/ML with HPC while pulling data from varied data sources and a compute environment consisting of assorted structures, including GPUs, CPUs and new accelerators. How do we meet this complexity as an industry while delivering better scalability and efficiency? Introducing the biggest change to HPC resource management in 30 years: Altair® Liquid Scheduling™.

Workload Management at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Including Aurora - One of the Fastest Supercomputers in the World

William (Bill) Allcock I ALCF Director of Operations, Argonne National Laboratory

We will start out with a very brief introduction to how the Department of Energy (DOE) funds research in the US and the DOE National Laboratory System, of which Argonne is a part, and then we will discuss our workload manager “journey” which has brought us to contributing to OpenPBS® and running Altair® PBS Professional® and how we currently use it and some of our plans moving forward.

HPC for AI

Scott Campbell I Program Manager, Altair

HPC has evolved to include a large number of AI workloads running alongside HPC or in neighboring compute pools. What can we do to ensure the efficient running of these two worlds without compromising on platform specialization or efficiency? This presentation outlines Altair’s strategies for facilitating hybrid environments that combine HPC and AI workloads.

Building and Managing Enterprise Grade Hybrid Cloud by Altair® HPCWorks™

Jeonghyun Doh I Senior Engineer, Doosan Enerbility

Since the 2000s, there has been a growing demand for integration of cloud services, even in the field of High-Performance Computing (HPC).

In response to this trend, Doosan Group recently opted for Altair HPCWorks to enhance the operation and hybrid cloud capabilities of their HPC infrastructure.

By leveraging Altair HPCWorks, they have established a unified hybrid cloud platform, resulting in operational simplicity, improved user experience, and enhanced performance.

In this presentation, I ... Read More

Sponsor Intel: Mainstream Convergence of HPC & AI Workloads

Everton Paulino I HPC & AI Solutions Director, Automotive & Manufacturing, Intel

Organizations turn to technology to help develop actionable business insights from and monetize their valuable data. Join Intel’s HPC & AI Director for an overview of emerging trends on this topic, common challenges and insight into how modern technologies have evolved to help with ... Read More

A Drink with Quantum Founder Talking about Technology of Tomorrow 

Steve Brierley I CEO Riverlane
Dr. Rosemary Francis I Chief Scientist HPC, Altair

Join the conversation featuring Steve Brierley, the founder of Riverlane, a quantum computing company, and Rosemary Francis, Altair’s Chief Scientist, set in the lovely surroundings of Cambridge. Questions such as “Which sectors will see the initial advantages of quantum technology?” and “When can we expect practical implementations to emerge?” will be addressed, alongside insights into the impact of quantum computing on the HPC sector.

Beyond the Balance Sheet: Billing, Cost Control, and Metrics

Ian Littlewood I Sr. Director, Product Manager, Altair

Join this presentation where efficiency meets strategy to deliver a competitive advantage via cloud HPC. Here, we get insight into how organizations can navigate the landscape of dynamic cloud scaling to meet business objectives. Ensuring Cloud spend is aligned with business value is key to leveraging cloud. Clear visibility of instantaneous and accrued cloud spend is critical to provide robust cost control, all in one place.

Simulating Clouds in the Cloud

Will Shanks I HPC Systems Engineer III, National Science Foundation National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCAR is always looking to improve our HPC offering, like many sites, this includes evaluating the use of public clouds. Learn how we have been testing Altair’s NavOps to improve our researcher’s productivity and how we are dealing with the challenges inherent in such cloud bursting solutions.

Intelligent Scheduling Powered by AI

Matthew Bonyak I Product Manager Altair

As a world leader in both optimized HPC workload orchestration and frictionless AI, Altair converges these disciplines to optimize scheduling processes through intelligent algorithms which enhance efficiency, reduce downtime, and minimize costs. Learn how analyzing historical data and real-time system metrics through AI, intelligent scheduling algorithms can make informed decisions to maximize system utilization, minimize job completion times, and enhance overall system performance.

HPC on Cloud Accelerates Industry Simulation

Alex Huang I Product Director of High Performance Computing, Alibaba Cloud

Introduction: Preparing Students to be Real-World-Ready

Jim Ryan I VP, Global Academic Programs, Altair

It can be valuable for students to learn to use tools & technologies like Altair’s while in school, as that facilitates a virtuous circle: students can get the premier jobs they are seeking; faculty course instructors can complement theory & first principles with software tools for engineering simulation and data science & AI that bring principles to life (and are widely used in industry); and companies can more readily find and hire the new talent they’re seeking to help drive ... Read More

Implementing a Curriculum with Altair Tools to Help Converge Simulation, Data and HPC

Achraf Kallel | ESILV Teacher Researcher, France

The ALTAIR & ESILV Chair of HPC and AI convergence provides students with a unique opportunity to enhance their skills in simulation, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing. Throughout the 18-month training program, students engage in various case studies aimed at practical application.
One notable project centered on Digital Twin was undertaken in collaboration with EIKOSIM partners. In this project, students embarked on a comprehensive journey: starting from conceptualizing and topologically optimizing a part, then transitioning to its realization through ... Read More

Shaping the Future of Research in Antarctica with Team Polar

Mick Schuessel | Partnership Manager, Team Polar

Antarctica holds crucial insights into Earth’s history and climate, yet limited accessibility hinders research. Student Team Polar is developing an autonomous rover, leveraging Altair’s design expertise, to enhance safety, sustainability, and accessibility in Antarctic exploration. Discover how our innovative approach is shaping the future of research in this unique and vital environment.

Fireside Chat with Dean Kamen about FIRST® Robotics

Jim Ryan I VP, Global Academic Programs, Altair
Dean Kamen, Founder of DEKA R&D and FIRST®

Join this personal interview with Dean to hear about his vision for how technology like Altair’s can help unite our world rather than dividing it. Altair is proud to support Dean’s inspiring vision for “giving kids the opportunity to create a successful future for themselves” – through ‘coopertition’ and gracious professionalism.

Designing and Building Better Robots with Altair® Inspire™

Colin Dagg | Design and Analysis - Heroes of Tomorrow (HOT), USA

See how students can use Altair Inspire’s analysis and optimization tools to make effective and competitive robots as they compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition. Team 67, The Heroes of Tomorrow, has integrated Inspire into their design process to analyze their components, predict failures, and guide decisions to produce highly engineered world-class robots. This presentation shows recent case studies where Inspire helped The HOT Team structurally improve individual components and analyze the structure and dynamics of entire systems.

Altair Student Contest: Celebrating our Winners Worldwide

A summary of the winners of the global student contest from May 2023 to February 2024.

Scouting with Altair® RapidMiner® in First Robotics

Jacob Hammitte I Product Engineer - Controls / 3604 Mentor

In First Robotics scouting can be a challenging task that involves manipulating mass amounts of data from many data sources. Not only does it need to be done quickly, but it also needs to be done accurately because of the effects it can have on choosing competition partners that will determine the outcome of playoff matches. Altair RapidMiner can be used to efficiently complete all tasks needed, and due to its no-code/low-code environment, students can quickly pick it up and ... Read More

Empowering Tomorrow's Engineers: Altair Inspire's Role in Undergraduate Engineering Coursework and Research

Dr. Marko Lubarda | UC San Diego Assistant Teaching Professor, USA

This presentation will focus on the use of Altair® Inspire™ in undergraduate engineering coursework and research. A case study is discussed where students used Altair Inspire for modeling and simulation in an extracurricular research project, which culminated in their co-authorship of two research papers. The talk will also reflect on the application of Altair Inspire in the junior-level computer-aided analysis and design course, highlighting its role in providing practical CAD experience to students while also enhancing teaching. Plans to expand ... Read More

Panel - Making Students Real-World-Ready for Careers in Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Simulation

Jaideep Bangal I Director GTT, Altair
Prof. Timothy W. Simpson | Penn State University Professor, USA
Prof. Duann Scott | MIT Professor, USA
Dr. Robert Taylor I Professor in Practice, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

The success of numerous companies hinges upon recruiting trained students to bolster their endeavors in lightweighting and Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM).   However, many universities lack adequate opportunities to fulfill this critical mission of student training.   This session aims to highlight the potential achievements attainable when faculty integrate project-based learning opportunities and dedicated curricula to support student training in these domains.   Additionally, we will explore best practices and tools aimed at empowering both students and faculty to achieve success in ... Read More

Complementing Automotive Engineering Theory with Altair Simulation Tools

Prof. Alessandro Scattina | Politecnico di Torino Professor, Italy

In the Master’s degree program for Automotive Engineering, in some courses Altair® HyperWorks® tools are used for engineering simulations in examples oriented to a real vehicle design process with growing difficulties. Students benefit by being able to more competently apply powerful software tools that are used in industry by better understanding the associated theory. The exercises assigned to students in these courses involving use of Altair tools for FEM and vehicle design simulations will be shown.

Training the New Electric Motor Drive Engineers: Role of Modeling and Simulation

Dr. Berker Bilgin I McMaster University Professor and Co-founder Enedym, Canada

The future of sustainable transportation and energy generation is electric. More efficient electric motor drives with a more secure supply chain are at the heart of this vision. This presentation focuses on how modeling and simulation tools play a role in training the next-generation electric motor drive engineers to help them accelerate our vision for electrification.

Bridging the Gap: From Academic Concepts to Industry Applications in EV Power Electronics

Dr. Uthane Supatti | Kasetsart University Professor, Thailand

In the rapidly evolving field of Electric Vehicle (EV) power electronics, the transition from academic theory to industry application presents both challenges and opportunities. This presentation aims to bridge this gap by elucidating how fundamental concepts taught in universities are directly translatable to solving real-world problems in EV power electronics, specifically through the lens of motor control implementation.

At the core of this discussion is the application of Altair’s advanced simulation software, a tool that has proven instrumental in the ... Read More

Hear From Our Past Attendees

Great conference on very timely and relevant digital transformation, engineering tools, data/analytics, CAE and HPC topics.

Dave Kepczynski
Chief Information Officer
General Electric Research

Very good online event: very well organized & thought-provoking, with great presentations by fellow academics and industry members, showing how advanced simulation tools can be instrumental to find solutions to problems in the real world.

Dr. Marcelo Tavares
Professor
UFRJ

It was a conference full of great insights and a lot of inspiration. I very much enjoyed having the pleasure on being the panel with women from all around the world sharing their personal experience and expertise

Katharina Hopp
SVP Business Team Mobility Solutions
Robert Bosch GmbH​

Great opportunity and the right way to present new possible scenarios on which Altair products and competences can help third parties to promote their business in a more efficient way.

Antonio Del Prete
Associate Professor, University of Salento
CTO, AES

Insightful and great selection of speakers.

Zoran Lazovski
Industry Development Manager
Google Cloud

I liked the format of a panel discussion and appreciated the choice of speakers, you have made! Thanks again!

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CEO
SIMCON

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