ANSYS Innovation Conference - Northern California

ANSYS Innovation Conference - Arizona

October 3, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)


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

Verly Flores

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.


Time Topic
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 NETWORKING BREAK
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
1:00 - 1:30 Solving the Complete Chip/Package/System Using ANSYS Simulation Software
Aaron Edwards, Manager, Application Engineering, ANSYS
1:30 - 1:45 Iterative R&D in Microelectronics Using Simualations
Seann Ayers, Senior Principal Signal Integrity Engineer, Mercury Systems
1:45 - 2:15 Systems-Level Analysis for Piezoelectric Devices 
Joseph Luis, Principal Design Engineer, Ulthera Inc., Merz Device Innovation Center (MDIC)
2:15 - 2:45 Presentation
Arkajyoti Chang, Electrical Engineering, Benchmark Electronics
2:45 - 3:15 Customization of ANSYS Tools
Eric Miller, Principal & Co-Founder, PADT
3:15 - 3:30 ANSYS Discovery Live Demonstration
Clinton Smith, Application Engineering, PADT

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.