Altair Future.Industry Experience Explores What’s Next in Advanced Manufacturing

Ford, Samsung Mobile, BMW, and Altium among featured keynotes

Altair will host a global digital experience, Future.Industry from October 19 to 21, 2021. From big-brand thought leaders to early-stage, start-up entrepreneurs, Altair will showcase innovative companies leveraging the power of convergence; simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI), transforming the way they design, operate, and compete – now and in the future.

The featured keynote on day one will be Sheryl Connelly, chief futurist at Ford, who will explore how consumer and lifestyle trends will affect organizations in the future. Skilled at identifying and analyzing global consumer trends, Connelly was named to Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” has been a speaker at TED and TED Global, and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Financial Times, and more.

The free, three-day virtual experience will feature insightful and compelling presentations from companies including:

  • Aptiv – evolution of designing smart connected products
  • Alstom– the future of digital transportation
  • Leonardo SpA – connecting physics and real-world data for meaningful digital twins
  • Samsung Mobile – enabling design for manufacturing characteristic verification
  • Altium – enabling board-level simulation
  • BMW – designing for sustainability with engineering automation

Day two puts Altair’s most successful customers in the spotlight. It will feature interactive tracks with dedicated customer presentations focused on smart, connected products, sustainability, tomorrow’s engineer, and manufacturability. Day three is dedicated to current users and people who are interested in getting started with simulation, showcasing practical applications of Altair technology and how to deploy it throughout the product development cycle.

The three-day event is an excellent opportunity to network with peers and to get insights into the latest industry trends, as all sessions will include live interaction with Altair and industry experts. All sessions will be presented in English with live audio translation available in French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish to support a global audience.

“Future.Industry is designed to serve as a venue to discuss how we can – together – create a smarter, more connected, and sustainable world,” said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “We look forward to hosting the world’s brightest minds from all industries as we share, challenge, and explore the best practices that will inspire our future.”

Sponsors include Intel, SAE, Tech Briefs, Automotive Engineering, Develop3D, Scientific Computing World, Engineering Update, NAFEMS, CIMdata,, and Center for Automotive Research.

For more information and to register for Future.Industry, visit

Altair’s global digital experience, Future.Industry takes place from October 19 to 21, 2021.

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