PITTSBURGH, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The global Convergence Conference series, presented by ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS), begins today in Silicon Valley, bringing together industry visionaries to share the latest trends, best practices and applications in engineering simulation. Over the course of the next several months, customer speakers from such industry leaders as Airbus, AREVA, BMW, Daimler AG, John Deere, Mars and Volkswagen will share their simulation successes as well as important lessons learned.
The Convergence Conferences feature panel discussions, workshops, breakout sessions and case studies, as well as valuable simulation insights showcasing the unique ways companies leverage solutions from ANSYS to solve complex engineering problems. For example, presenters will discuss such diverse topics as using simulation to create longer-lasting batteries and to study valve motion in the human heart.
"I'm excited to deliver the keynote address at the Santa Clara Convergence Conference," said Thomas E. Markusic, CEO of Firefly Space Systems. "Simulation is transforming our vision of `NewSpace' – opening up space for business and exploration by building the world's lowest-cost, small satellite delivery system – into reality. It's helping us to make space highly profitable, improve life on earth and extend human exploration to Mars."
"Engineering simulation and the power behind simulating complete virtual prototypes are changing virtually every industry around the world. The Convergence Conferences are proof of that," said Sin Min Yap, ANSYS vice president of marketing. "The stories these customers tell are truly inspiring – and lead to innovative products that are improving lives everywhere."
With local language presentations and numerous locations to choose from, there are many opportunities to learn how best-in-class organizations are transforming their research and development processes and maximizing their investments in simulation. There are scheduled events on five continents and in more than 30 countries, including the United States, Brazil, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Japan, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
About ANSYS, Inc. ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations ― no matter their industry ― to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs over 2700 professionals, many of them experts in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, embedded software, system simulation and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit www.ansys.com for more information.
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