Ansys Simulation World 2021


Ansys Simulation World 2021

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Following a record-setting inaugural event in 2020, Ansys Simulation World 2021 is designed to inspire and educate executives, engineers, R&D, and manufacturing professionals about the transformative powers of engineering simulation.

Engage in a full and exhilarating experience including inspirational keynotes from change-making leaders, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and Ansys expert-guided training — for free!

Explore interactive sessions and spontaneous group discussions and engage in numerous opportunities to network with like-minded professionals.

Take advantage of the Simulation World Solutions Center to gain insight from highlighted tech partners that are bridging the digital divide. Registration for Simulation World 2021 is now open.

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  • 13:30 - 14:00

    Simulation World Opening Keynote

    Ajei Gopal, President & CEO, Ansys

  • 14:15 - 14:30

    Simulate Mighty Things – How Simulation Enables JPL to Expand the Frontier of Space Exploration

    Larry James, Lt. Gen. USAF (Ret.), Deputy Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • 14:30 - 14:45

    The Art of Possible: Engineering new business value in today’s disruptive times

    Çağlayan Arkan, VP of Manufacturing Industry, Microsoft

  • 14:45 - 15:00

    Ferrari: Innovating and Winning with Ansys Simulation Technologies

    Ferdinando Cannizzo, Head of GT Racing Car Design and Development, Ferrari Competizioni GT

  • 15:00 - 15:15

    Simulation as a Tool to Plan Complex Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

    David Hoganson, MD, Assistant in Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital | Peter Hammer, Staff Scientist, Instructor in Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital

  • 15:15 - 15:30

    5 “Mega Trends” That Will Have the Biggest Impact on the Simulation Industry

    Carol Erikson, Vice President, Systems Engineering and Digital Transformation, Northrop Grumman Space Systems

  • 15:30 - 15:45

    The Supercomputer Comes to Everyone: Leveraging Exascale Era Technology in Today’s Computing Environment

    Bill Mannel, VP & GM, High Performance Computing (HPC) Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) | Mark Papermaster, CTO and EVP of Technology and Engineering, AMD

  • 15:45 - 16:00

    Pushing the Boundaries of Simulation

    Matt Cadieux, Chief Information Officer, Red Bull Racing Honda

  • 16:45 - 17:30

    CTO Roundtable: Digital Twin

    Prith Banerjee, CTO, Ansys | Sam George, Corporate VP of Azure IoT, Microsoft | Donato Matinez Perez de Rojas , Group CTO, Navantia | Tauseef Salma, Group CTO, Flowserve | Hakan Yilmaz, CTO, Aerospace, Honeywell

  • 17:30 - 17:45

    Protecting Medicine Through Multiphysics Simulation

    Nico Ros, CTO, Skycell

  • 17:45 - 18:00

    Engineering What's Ahead at Intel

    Guido Appenzeller, CTO, Data Platform Group, Intel

  • 18:30 - 18:45

    Accelerating Sustainable Aviation Through Competition

    Jeff Zaltman, CEO, Air Race E

  • 14:00 - 14:15

    Digital Transformation for Our Future

    Geoff Hunt, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies Company

  • 14:15 - 14:30

    How Lucid Partnered with ANSYS to Deliver its Groundbreaking Lucid Air in 2021

    Peter Rawlinson, CEO, Lucid Motors

  • 14:30 - 14:45

    Digital Twin Journey: Product, Process and Production

    John Perrigue, Senior Director, Digital Process Design, Johnson & Johnson

  • 14:45 - 15:00

    Five Key elements that Augment the Modeling & Simulation and Amplifies the Business Impact

    Praveen Poojary, Global Director of Engineering and Simulation-based Design Whirlpool

  • 15:30 - 15:45

    CTO 1:1: The Impact of Simulation on AI/ML

    Prith Banerjee, CTO, Ansys | Jeremy White, Executive Editor, Wired Magazine

  • 15:45 - 16:00

    A Virtual certainty – the expanding role of modeling/simulation ahead for Medtronic

    Mike Hess, Vice President, Corporate Technology and Innovation, Medtronic

  • 16:00 - 16:15

    The Future of Adaptable Computing in the Data Center

    Salil Raje, Executive Vice President and GM, Data Center Group, Xilinx

  • 16:15 - 16:30

    USAF Digital Campaign

    Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

  • 16:30 - 16:45

    Sense The Unknown: Modern Method to Designing Chips

    Mahesh Tirupattur, Executive Vice President, Analog Bits

  • 16:45 - 17:00

    Designing the fastest bike ever using simulation

    Frédéric Grappe, Director of the Performance Department, Groupama-FDJ Cycling Team | Stefan Küng, Cyclist, WorldTour Groupama-FDJ cycling team

  • 18:00 - 18:45

    CTO Roundtable: Product Innovation

    Prith Banerjee, CTO, Ansys | Erik Ekudden, Group CTO, Ericsson | Joachim Fetzer, Head of Electric Powertrain Business Unit, Marelli | John Morris, CTO, Seagate | Scott Parent, CTO, Baker Hughes

April 2021

20 - 21

Tue 20 Apr - Wed 21 Apr 2021

1:30 pm to 7:00 pm (GST)

Venue: Online

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Ajei Gopal

President & CEO, Ansys

Ajei Gopal has served as Ansys’ president and chief executive officer since January 2017. From August 2016 to December 2016, he serve

Bill Mannel

VP & GM, High Performance Computing (HPC) Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Bill Mannel manages the High Performance Computing Business Unit in the HPC/MCS Global Business Unit (GBU). Bill is also HPE executive

Blake Moret

CEO Rockwell Automation

Blake Moret is Chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital tr

Çağlayan Arkan

VP of Manufacturing Industry, Microsoft

As Vice President of Manufacturing Industry at Microsoft, Çağlayan Arkan is currently responsible for managing the digital transforma

Carol Erikson

Vice President, Systems Engineering and Digital Transformation Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Carol Erikson is Vice President of Systems Engineering and Digital Transformation for Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector, a spac

Charles Litalien

Engineering Senior Director Pratt & Whitney

Charles Litalien is an aerospace executive with a passion to develop people, products, processes and technologies. He has been with Pra

Christopher Garrett

Technical Advisor for Systems Engineering Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

Christopher A. Garret, is a Senior Level Executive, Technical Advisor in Systems Engineering at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Cen

David Hoganson, MD

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, Computational 3D Visualization Program; Instructor of Surgery Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Dr. David Hoganson is an Assistant in Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, and is an Instruc

Donato Matinez Perez de Rojas

Group CTO Navantia

Donato Martínez Pérez de Rojas has developed his professional career mainly in Navantia, starting as Deputy to the Technical Director

Dr. Alec Gallimore

Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering University of Michigan

Dr. Alec D. Gallimore is the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dean Gallimore is a rocket scientist,

Erik Ekudden

Group CTO Ericsson

As Group CTO, Erik Ekudden is responsible for setting the direction of technology leadership for the Ericsson Group. In 2017 he was re-

Ferdinando Cannizzo

Head of GT Racing Car Design and Development Ferrari Competizioni GT

Ferdinando Cannizzo is Head of GT Racing Car Design and Development in Attività Sportive GT. In other words, he is the technical direc

Frédéric Grappe

Director of the Performance Department Groupama-FDJ Cycling Team

red Grappe is Performance Director of the FDJ professional cycling team engaged on the UCI World Tour. He has been working in this team

Geoff Hunt

Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies Company

Geoff Hunt is Senior Vice President of Engineering & Technology at Pratt & Whitney. He leads the company’s global Engineering

Guido Appenzeller

CTO, Data Platform Group, Intel

Guido Appenzeller is the Chief Technology Officer for Intel’s Data Platforms Group, where he is responsible for technical direction a

Hakan Yilmaz

CTO, Aerospace Honeywell

Jaswinder Walia

Engineering CIO GE Aviation

Jeff Zaltman

CEO Air Race E

Jeff Zaltman knows a thing or two about organising competitive air racing events. This long-time devoted ambassador for air racing on a

Jeremy White

Executive Editor Wired Magazine

Jeremy White, Executive Editor of Wired magazine, is in charge of all product coverage for Wired UK (print and online) — finding the

Joachim Fetzer

Head of Electric Powertrain Business Unit Marelli

Joachim Fetzer has been with Marelli since December 2018. Prior to this position he worked as Managing Director and Member of the Board

John Morris

CTO Seagate

John Morris is responsible for accelerating technology partnerships with Seagate’s customers, and cultivating emerging customers glob

Kim Boucher

Technology Commercialization Leader - Office of the CTO Analog Devices

Kimberly Fay Boucher is a business executive who has driven high performance organizations over the past 20 years. She is currently the

Larry James

Deputy Director NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Larry D. James was appointed Deputy Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in August 2013, where he is the Chief Operating Officer r

Mahesh Tirupattur

Executive Vice President Analog Bits

Mahesh Tirupattur is the Executive Vice President at Analog Bits responsible for business partnerships, IP licensing, and joint venture

Maki Ikeda

Director of the Energy Innovation Center Baker Hughes

Maki Ikeda is currently the Director of the Energy Innovation Center for Baker Hughes, located in Oklahoma, USA. Her career in Oil &

Mark Papermaster

CTO and EVP of Technology and Engineering AMD

Mark Papermaster is Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology and Engineering at AMD. He led the redesign of

Matt Cadieux

Chief Information Officer Red Bull Racing Honda

Matt Cadieux has over 25 years of IT experience in engineering and manufacturing environments. He oversees the IT department that is re

Matthew DeBord

Senior Correspondent Business Insider

Matthew is a Business Insider senior correspondent who covers transportation (and chess, guitars, home-audio equipment, cocktails, and

Mike Hess

Vice President, Corporate Technology and Innovation Medtronic

Mike Hess, VP of Corporate Technology and Innovation at Medtronic, has been at Medtronic for 21 years, working in R&D, clinical, pr

Nico Ros

CTO Skycell

Nico Ros is cofounder and CTO of Skycell AG, a company that is changing the face of global pharmaceutical supply chains through a combi

Nicole Anasenes

CFO and SVP of Finance, Ansys

Peter Hammer

Staff Scientist, Instructor in Surgery Boston Children's Hospital

Peter E. Hammer's primary research interests include mathematical modeling of cardiac biomechanics and electrophysiology as well as bio

Peter Rawlinson

CEO Lucid Motors

As CEO, Peter is responsible for all strategic and business aspects of the company. As CTO, he is responsible for the creation and deli

Praveen Poojary

Global Director of Engineering and Simulation-based Design Whirlpool

Praveen Kumar Poojary is an engineering executive with an MBA, an M.S, degree, and 22 years of global experience in driving New Product

Prith Banerjee

CFO and SVP of Finance Ansys

Prith Banerjee is Chief Technology Officer at ANSYS, a leader in engineering simulation. In this role, he leads the evolution of ANSYS'

Salil Raje

Executive Vice President and GM, Data Center Group Xilinx

Dr. Salil Raje, Ph.D., has been Senior Vice President of Software & IP Products Development at Xilinx, Inc. since April 26, 2017. D

Sam George

Corporate VP of Azure IoT Microsoft

Scott Parent

CTO Baker Hughes

Scott Parent is the Chief Technology Officer for Baker Hughes Digital Solutions and Enterprise Technology. In this role he is responsib

Tauseef Salma

Group CTO Flowserve

Dr. Tauseef Salma is Vice President, Marketing & Technology at Flowserve. Previously, Salma worked for Baker Hughes, a GE Company,

Tessa Myers

VP, Product Management Rockwell Automation

Tessa Myers is the Global Vice President–Software & Control at Rockwell Automation, Inc., and is on the board of Badger Meter, In

Thomas Fischer

Director of Engineering and Technical Management, Air Force Materiel Command United States Air Force

Thomas M. Fischer, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Engineering and Technical Management and Chief Engineer

Tiernan Ray

Writer/Editor ZDNET and The Technology Letter

Tiernan Ray has been a writer and editor in technology, business and finance for over 26 years. He is currently a journalist a ZDNet,

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