ANSYS Innovation Conference - Arizona

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018


9:00 am - 4:30 pm MST


ASU Skysong, Building 3, 1365 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85257

PADT is excited to announce the 2018 Arizona ANSYS Innovation will be coming to ASU Skysong:


As the digital and physical worlds become one, products are growing in complexity. Companies are facing unrelenting pressure to innovate, lower cycle times and reduce costs, while also increasing quality and eliminating risk. They’re asking engineers to solve problems that appear unsolvable with current technology.

Attend ANSYS Innovation Conference to learn more about what sets ANSYS software apart from other engineering simulation tools. Presenting customers and ANSYS technical experts will discuss how a consolidated simulation platform enables engineering teams throughout the entire supply chain to confidently address increasing system complexity and successfully meet product targets (launch date, cost, quality) while significantly reducing the total cost of ownership of engineering simulation tools.

This one-day conference brings together ANSYS technology users, partners, developers, and industry experts for networking, learning and sharing of innovative ideas.

This event is FREE to attend, register early to reserve your spot. Lunch will be provided.









9:00 - 9:30



9:30 - 9:40


ANSYS Introduction and Welcome
Andy Bauer, Senior Account Manager, ANSYS

9:40 - 10:40

Keynote: Chasing an Electric Land Speed Record
Reece Ticotin, President, Eagle Works: Advanced Vehicle Lab
Matthew Norris, Systems Engineer, Eagle Works: Advanced Vehicle Lab
Mason McKovich, Aerodynamics Engineer, Eagle Works: Advanced Vehicle Lab


10:40 - 11:10



Autonomous Vehicle Lidar, Camera, Radar, and Closed-Loop Simulation
Chris Grieve, Regional Director - US West, Optis

11:10 - 11:25



11:25 - 11:55


ANSYS Additive Suite: The Most Powerful Simulation Solution for Additive Manufacturing
Eric Miller, Principal & Co-Founder, PADT


11:55 - 12:10 PM



Revolutionizing Cloud Computing with Nimbix
Greg Lewis, Sr. Enterprise Account Executive, Nimbix


12:10 - 1:15



1:15 - 1:45


Solving the Complete Chip/Package/System Using ANSYS Simulation Software
Aaron Edwards, Manager, Application Engineering, ANSYS

1:45 - 2:00

Iterative R&D in Microelectronics Using Simulations
Seann Ayers, Senior Principal Signal Integrity Engineer, Mercury Systems

2:00 - 2:30

Arkajyoti Chang, Electrical Engineering, Benchmark Electronics

2:30 - 3:00

Customization of ANSYS Tools
Eric Miller, Principal & Co-Founder, PADT


3:00 - 3:15



ANSYS Discovery Live Demonstration
Clinton Smith, Application Engineering, PADT

3:15 - 4:30



Keynote Speakers


Reece Ticotin

President, Eagle Works: Advanced Vehicle Lab


Reece Ticotin is a senior in mechanical engineering at ERAU-Prescott and is currently the president of Eagle Works. He spends his time with the team managing the project and ensuring progress is made efficiently. He also serves as the point of contact for the executive administration for the university. Post-graduation in May 2019, Reece plans to start his career working in the electric vehicle industry.




Matthew Norris

Systems Engineer, Advanced Vehicle Lab


Matthew Norris is a Junior in Aerospace Engineering at ERAU-Prescott and is now in his second year working on the Eagle Works AVL project. He currently maintains the overall model of the vehicle and serves as a systems integrator. Matthew intends to go to graduate school for Systems Engineering following the completion of his undergraduate degree.





Mason McKovich

Aerodynamics Engineer, Advanced Vehicle Lab


Mason McKovich is Project Manager of Aeroshell Design and Fabrication at Eagle Works Advanced Vehicle Lab. Mason oversees all design aspects of the aerodynamics package for the team’s electric land speed racing vehicle, including fluid flow analysis of the vehicle’s aerodynamics package in ANSYS Fluent. Mason is a junior in aerospace engineering at ERAU-Prescott.

Eagle Works Advanced Vehicle Lab is a student organization at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ (ERAU-Prescott). The team is dedicated to the design of an E2 class electric land speed record vehicle. To achieve the goal speed of 250 mph, Eagle Works uses multi-physics simulation to ensure designs are efficient, optimized, and most importantly, safe. With the help of ANSYS simulation, the Eagle Works team has made major progress, and plans to make their record attempt in summer of 2019.

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