Innovation Conference

ANSYS Innovation Conference

November 8, 2017

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)


DoubleTree By Hilton
Bloomington Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55439

Krista Loeffler

Join ANSYS for an informative conference on how to incorporate various productivity enhancement tools and techniques into your engineering department’s workflow.

Innovation enables organizations to open new avenues of product differentiation by customizing products. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, engineers must innovate quickly to incorporate new features while reducing development costs and delivering new products to the market before the competition. Simulation plays a key role in helping engineers drive innovation, enabling complete virtual prototypes of complex systems to be validated across all physics and engineering disciplines.

ANSYS applications engineers and presenting customers will discuss design challenges and how simulation-driven product development can help engineers rapidly innovate new products. Our technical sessions will take you on a deep dive into multiple disciplines and applications relevant to industries and startup ecosystems in the Minneapolis-Bloomington area.


Time Topic
8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast Reception
9:00 - 9:30 AM ANSYS Welcome
Clark Cox, Regional Sales Director, ANSYS
9:30 - 10:15 AM Industry Keynote: Systems Modeling at Cummins
Gary Johansen, Executive Director Worldwide Engineering, Cummins Power Generation
10:15 - 11:00 AM Digital Twin & the Internet of Things
Peyman Davoudabadi, Principal Engineer, ANSYS
11:00 - 11:15 AM Networking Break
11:15 - 12:00 PM Systems Simulation
Mark Solveson, Lead Application Engineer, ANSYS
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 PM Academic Keynote
John Abraham, University of St. Thomas
1:45 - 2:15 PM Polaris: Simulation Journey
Jason Hohenstien, Engineering Manager, Polaris
2:15 - 2:45 PM Sub-Zero: Simulation Journey
Anderson Bortoletto, Principal Engineer, Sub-Zero
2:45 - 3:00 PM Networking Break
3:00 - 3:30 PM Medtronic: FCC Antenna Submission
3:30 - 4:00 PM Smart Connected Devices
Laila Salman, Lead Application Engineer, ANSYS
4:00 - 4:30 PM ANSYS Discovery Live
Mark Swenson, Lead Application Engineer, ANSYS
4:30 - 5:00 PM Reception - Hors D'oeuvres