Global ATC 2018 Continues with Game-Changing Announcement in Paris

After being capped off with a fantastic Gala Dinner at the Théâtre du Merveilleux, an incredibly impressive Day 2 of the 2018 International Altair ATC has come to a close.

Today over 700 attendees were wowed with a number of incredible keynote presentations. Kicking off the day and setting the tone was Altair CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder, Jim Scapa who presented on Altair’s vision. At the conclusion of his presentation, Jim had a special treat for the attendees of the ATC announcing Altair’s acquisition of Altair SimSolid, a game-changing meshless simulation technology that analyzes full features CAD assemblies in minutes. To view Jim’s announcement and to learn more about Altair SimSolid, click here 

After Jim, we kept the momentum going with engaging and inspiring presentations on simulation-driven innovation from the likes of Harvard, JLR, Zaha Hadid, Volvo, LG, and even Ferrari. If you were unable to attend this year’s event, don’t fret, all of the amazing presentations have been recorded and we are looking forward to sharing them with you. To register to view these presentations post event, just click here 

Once all of the exciting keynotes concluded, all of the attendees boarded a number of busses and headed off to the magnificent Théâtre du Merveilleux. After a short ride through Paris rush hour traffic we arrived at the venue and were met with an unforgettable experience at the incredibly unique venue. During a cocktail hour at the venue, everyone took part in 19th century carnival games while networking and discussing the day’s events. Following this was a wonderful dinner featuring classic French cuisine.  

Post dinner, everyone returned to the busses and back home to prepare for the final exciting day of the ATC which will include breakout sessions on mechanical simulation, electromagnetics, crash and safety, CFD, concept design, and more. It should be a wonderful day full of learning and fun. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back tomorrow! 


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.