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Paolo Colombo


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Paolo Colombo

Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Altair

Paolo helps companies to adopt digially transformative technologies like simulation, cloud computing, digital twins, and artificial intelligence. During his 9 years at Ansys, he was the EMEA Strategic Programs Manager, then EMEA Marketing Director, then became Global Industry Strategy Director, focusing on market strategy in the aerospace, defense and transportation industries. He has written several articles on innovation and the use of simulation in aircraft design. Paolo is currently the Regional Directror of Sales and Marketing at Altair. 


  • Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing, Strategy and Innovation Management from the Open University
  • Master's Degree in Digital Marketing and Ditital Communication from 24 Ore Business School
  • Solution Focused Business Professional Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Science degree from the Open University
  • Nibbio 4 Pilot from the Itialian Air Force Academy

Time at Ansys: October 2010 - March 2020

Articles by This Author

Airplane in the sky

Investigating Placement of Antennas Inside an Aircraft Fuselage

Aircraft antenna design simulation predicts the performance of proposed antenna when installed inside the fuselage to save fuel.

Jet engine

Digital Threads Improve Designs, Development Cycles and Corporate Culture

Sharing all the pertinent information about a design in one location helps engineers break through siloed design cultures in the aerospace industry.

Self driving plane and drone

Self-Flying Planes Are Here; Autonomous Aircraft Are the Future.

Chances are you’ve flown in a self-flying plane, but autonomous aircraft are years away. Discover the differences and engineering challenges.


The Need for Speedy Innovation in the MRO and Aviation Industries

The aviation industry must iterate fast or risk disruption. Those on top will embrace pervasive simulation.

Simulation of a jet plane

5 Factors That Define Aerospace and Defense Industry Trends and How to Account for Them

Simulation is the best tool to lead the innovation associated with aerospace and defense industry trends.

City and a plane

5 Trends in the Aerospace Industry

Multiphysics simulations are the only solution to the growing complexity of the aerospace industry.

Simulation technology

6 Simulation Technologies Aerospace Engineers Don’t Want to Miss in 2019

Here are six Ansys technologies every aerospace engineer should research, including optimizing engine designs with scalable combustion and turbulence models, and how Mosaic meshing speeds up CFD pre-processing.



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