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Canada Innovation Conference

Join us on May 17, 2023, at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa for the Ansys Canada Innovation Conference. This one-day event will offer a blend of Ansys expert-led technical sessions, highlighting workflows and solutions and engaging customer presentations that demonstrate proven results.

We will feature Michael Tremblay, CEO of Invest Ottawa, and Steve Bleymaier, Ansys Field CTO, as the keynote speakers. We are also introducing a new session this year - an all-women panel focusing on women in technology and simulation.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
8:15 AM - 3:30 PM EST


Brookstreet Hotel

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Keynote Presentations


Please join us for the keynote presentations at the beginning of the day. After the networking break at 10:30 AM, you can attend one of the breakout sessions for the remainder of the day.


08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM

Welcome / Kick Off

Hao Hu & Greg Margolis

09:10 AM - 09:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Mark Sutcliffe, Mayor of Ottawa

09:30 AM - 09:50 AM

Customer Keynote

Michael Tremblay, CEO Invest Ottawa

09:50 AM - 10:10 AM

Ansys Keynote

Steve Bleymaier, Field CTO

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Women In Technology


10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Networking Break

Radio Frequency & Antenna

10:50 AM to 11:30 AMDesign Optimization using OptislangLaila Salman
11:30 AM to 12:10 PMAnsys Electronics: The Valuable Assistant in Designing Antenna ArraysCCI
12:10 PM to 1:10 PMLunch
1:10 PM to 1:50 PMMillimeter-Wave Resonant Cavity Antenna With Multibeam and High-Gain Capabilities for 5G ApplicationsGaltronics
1:50 PM to 2:30 PMFrom UHF to V Band, HFSS Applications in Recent Antenna Developments at MDAMDA
2:30 PM to 2:50 PMNetworking Break
2:50 PM to 3:30 PMThe Use of Ansys HFSS to Create Digital Twins for Radar Systems in Healthcare and Unmanned VehiclesUniversity of Waterloo

Signal & Power Integrity

10:50 AM to 11:30 AMAnsys 23R1/R2 Update for SI/PI/EMI ApplicationsAaron Edwards
11:30 AM to 12:10 PMComplete Multiphysics Analysis of Printed Circuit Board ApplicationsRobert Towne
12:10 PM to 1:10 PMLunch
1:10 PM to 1:50 PMNew Technologies for EMI/EMC SimulationsJuliano Mologni
1:50 PM to 2:30 PMSignal Integrity Analysis using Advanced HFSS TechniquesWade Smith
2:30 PM to 2:50 PMNetworking Break
2:50 PM to 3:30 PMChip Package-PCB Interconnect OptimizationSyed Bokhari, Ph. D - Fidus Systems Inc.

Digital Mission Engineering

10:50 AM to 11:30 AM

Digital Mission Engineering/Digital Mission Modeling: Taking your Analysis Impact to the Next Level

Earth Imaging Mission Operational Design via STK and Other Tools

Wayne Ellis



11:30 AM to 12:10 PMNEOSSAT Mission Assurance, Risk Reduction, and Scientific Exploitation: Enabling Earth Orbit and Solar System Monitoring Via DME ToolsGovernment of Canada
12:10 PM to 1:10 PMLunch
1:10 PM to 1:50 PMData visualization in DME with OMEGA: Visualizing Sensor Data in your STK Virtual EnvironmentJP Ploschnitznig
1:50 PM to 2:30 PMSensor Emulation in DME with Sensor Program Integration Enhancement (SPIE)JP Ploschnitznig
2:30 PM to 2:50 PMNetworking Break
2:50 PM to 3:30 PMNano-Satellites Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking using STK/Astrogator Integration with PythonMDA


10:50 AM to 11:30 AMAnsys Mechanical OverviewJohn Ferens
11:30 AM to 12:10 PMElectro-Thermo-Mechanical PCB Reliability WorkflowCarlos Gomez
12:10 PM to 1:10 PMLunch
1:10 PM to 1:50 PMAddressing Key Mechanical Failure Mechanisms in High-Tech Electronics ApplicationsGil Sharon
1:50 PM to 2:30 PMAnsys CFD OverviewStephen Orlando
2:30 PM to 2:50 PMNetworking Break
2:50 PM to 3:30 PMUsing ANSYS Mechanical to Analyze a Load Frame to Support Research in ConstructionNRC


10:50 AM to 11:30 AMPower Integrity and reliability Signoff for Analog & Mixed Signal IP with Ansys TotemRama Nemalikanti
11:30 AM to 12:10 PMThe 5Cs of Power Integrity Signoff: Capacity, Coverage, Convergence, Collaboration, CloudRama Nemalikanti
12:10 PM to 1:10 PMLunch
1:10 PM to 1:50 PMConquering 3D-IC Power, Signal, and Thermal Integrity Challenges with Ansys RedHawk-SC ElectrothermalChris Ortiz
1:50 PM to 2:30 PMIntegrating Realtime Super Resolution Radar DSP with Ansys AVxcelerateJeff Blackburn
2:30 PM to 2:50 PMNetworking Break
2:50 PM to 3:30 PMTBDTBD

New & Emerging Technologies

10:50 AM to 11:30 AMAdvancements on EMC and Charging Simulations using EMA3D        Juliano Mologni
11:30 AM to 12:10 PMOpstiSLang OverviewRavi Teja Katragadda
12:10 PM to 1:10 PMLunch
1:10 PM to 1:50 PMAnsys Optical Design Solutions OverviewKishor Ramaswamy
1:50 PM to 2:30 PMAdvancing PIC Design via Predictive ModellingGuanhui Wang
2:30 PM to 2:50 PMNetworking Break
2:50 PM to 3:30 PMAccelerating Digital Transformation with Ansys DiscoveryMark Loomis

Keynote Speakers

Steve Bleymaier

Field CTO - Aerospace & Defense

Brigadier General (USAF Retired)

Man wearing dress shirt and jacket smiling.
Michael Tremblay

President & CEO - Invest Ottawa

Man wearing dress shirt and jacket smiling.

Women in Technology Panel

Laila Salman

Principal Application Engineer

Lieutenant Colonel Melissa Reyes

Section Head - Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Space Systems

Director General Air and Space Force Development - Canadian Armed Forces

Sonya Shorey

Vice President, Strategy, Marketing, & Communications - Invest Ottawa


Ansys Speakers

Jeff Blackburn

Senior Product Sales Manager

Aaron Edwards

Director - Ansys Customer Excellence

Wayne Ellis

Product Sales Manager - Digital Mission Engineering

John Ferens

Principal Application Engineer

Carlos Gomez

Manager - Application Engineer

Mark Loomis

Product Sales Manager

Juliano Mologni

Senior Product Manager

Rama Nemalikanti

Director - Application Engineer, SCBU

Stephen Orlando

Senior Application Engineer

Chris Ortiz

Senior Principal Application Engineer - SCBU

John (JP) Ploschnitznig

Principal Application Engineer

Kishor Ramaswamy

Director - Ansys Customer Excellence

Laila Salman

Principal Application Engineer

Gil Sharon

Lead Application Engineer

Wade Smith

Manager - Application Engineering

Ravi Teja Katragadda

Senior Application Engineer

Robert Towne

Lead Application Engineer

Guanhui Wang

Senior Application Engineer

Jing Wang

Product Sales Manager


Ottaw Tech Day


Brookstreet Hotel

525 Legget Drive

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

K2K 2W2