Altair’s 2018 Global Technology Conference Commences in Paris

The first day of Altair’s Global Technology Conference (ATC) 2018 just finished and what a day it was! With more that 870 registrations and over 600 people already joining today’s industry seminars and welcome reception, this conference sets out to break all records. 

At 1pm ATC 2018 officially opened its gates and kicked off, all rooms filled to the max with attendees ready to learn from nine different industry sessions including topics on Multidisciplinary Optimization, Lead Time Reduction, Design for 3D Printing, Digital Twin, Predictive Maintenance and In-service Simulation, Fatigue and Durability, Design for the Future of e-Mobility, CAE Math, Scripting, and Data Visualization, Altair Support for Universities, and Design for Manufacturing.  

The industry seminars featured Altair and customer presentations alike with highlights such as BMW presenting the first 3D printed part ever being used in a series vehicle. Professor Darrell Socie discussed in detail the different available fatigue simulation tools in the Fatigue and Durability seminar. The same seminar also featured presentations from Altair’s APA partners HBM Prenscia and Engineering Centre Steyr as well as real live industrial applications from ALSTOM Transport. Altair presentations focused on relevant trending topics today. The Digital Twin, Predictive Maintenance, and In-service Simulation seminar which included a presentation by Socomec demonstrating how the company has leveraged Altair’s full IoT stack and architecture to build an end-to-end IoT solution.  

The list of highlights goes on and on and after an interesting and instructive afternoon the day concluded with a lively welcome reception in both exhibition areas offering a perfect platform to network with exhibitors, sponsors, fellow attendees and Altair experts.   

After a successful first day, we are now all looking forward to the keynote sessions of Wednesday October 17th, offering presentations from Altair’s executive leaders and customers Ferrari, JLR, Zaha Hadid, ClassNK, Volvo and many more. See you all at 9.00 am in Auditorium Berlioz, at the Palais de Congress d’Issy in Paris!


About Chad Zamler

Chad is the Vice President of Campaign Marketing at Altair. Prior to joining the company, he spent time with a number of companies in both online marketing and web project management. He has been with Altair since 2011, and holds BA and MBA degrees in Marketing from Michigan State University.