James R. Scapa

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James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his role as founder, chairman, and CEO of Altair, a global company focused on transforming product and business decision-making through simulation, data analytics and optimization solutions.

A Year Like No Other

If I had anticipated the challenges of 2020, Altair’s 35th year in business, I would certainly have been confident our team would rise to the occasion. After all, we have a rock-solid foundation built around our innovation culture and our … Read More

A New Mission in Healthcare

There’s nothing quite like knowing you’re on the cusp of something hugely significant. Around 25 years ago, we set out to convince the engineering world that computer-based simulation represented the future. Today, it feels like we’re on a similar mission … Read More

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