James R. Scapa

Author Archives: James R. Scapa

James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his role as Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Altair He is leading this global company that provides simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making. Prior to establishing Altair, he served as an engineering consultant to the automotive industry, beginning his career with Ford Motor Company in 1978. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Growth: Altair 2019 Year in Review

The end of a year usually heralds a period of reflection, both on times gone past and the budding new year around the corner. When I look back on 2019, I find myself in awe of the accomplishments from the … Read More

Diverse Cultures Foster Innovation

Diversity and inclusion drive innovation. Diverse ideas form diverse views. This idea is nothing new – it has been making the rounds on stages, in boardrooms, on podcasts and in business books for years. Experts have confirmed that companies composed … Read More

Jim Scapa, Altair CEO

Design Like the Future Depends on it

Innovation is alive and well and shaking up the status quo as evidenced by the myriad customers who presented at our annual global Altair Technology Conference (ATC). This year’s event hosted more than 700 attendees, 17 technology and partner sponsors, … Read More

Why We Are Doing solidThinking CONVERGE 2016

We have a great software and consulting business, a global clientele, and a track record of putting on very impactful technical conferences. It would be easy for us to continue on our regular techno-centric conference path….but we aren’t. We are … Read More