The 2014 ANSYS Convergence Conference features engineering experts and other thought leaders offering best practices in applying simulation technologies to create breakthrough products.


  • Keynote Speaker – V. Anand Sankaran, Chief Engineer and Executive Technical Leader, Energy Storage & HV Systems, Ford Motor Company – Driving Innovation and Electrification at Ford
    V. Anand Sankaran
    At Ford, Sankaran is responsible for electrification technologies, namely, energy storage system, e-drive system, motors, inverters, converters and high-voltage electrical distribution systems. He has held a number of roles there, including product development, for which he led successful implementations of Escape, Fusion, Energi and Focus hybrid and electric vehicles. He was named by Automotive News as one of the top 100 most influential leaders in electrification in 2011.
    Sankaran holds a number of electrical engineering degrees, including a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He also received an MBA from the University of Michigan.
  • Keynote Speaker - Mark Meili , Associate Director, Procter & Gamble - Putting Powerful Simulation Tools into the Hands of Non-Experts: The Key to Work Process and Culture Change
    Mark Meili
    At Procter & Gamble, Mark Meili is responsible for a broad application of modeling and simulation technology across product, package and manufacturing system design for the the global fabric, home and personal power business. He focuses on classic fluid mechanics, structural mechanics and heat transfer along with process dynamics and factory floor design using discrete event simulation. With more than 28 years of career experience, Meili has held positions in manufacturing engineering, process development and processing technology with a focus on liquid mixing and processing of complex rheological fluids.
  • Physics-specific tracks showcasing the unique ways in which companies leverage solutions from ANSYS to solve challenging problems
  • Presentations from a variety of industries
  • Opportunities to meet with ANSYS hardware and software partners and discuss how their solutions improve your product development processes
2013 Highlights


June 5, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Networking Reception and Poster Session
5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Westin Southfield Detroit
1500 Town Center
Southfield, MI  48075