The traditional group photo at the 2010 SCC was at another beautiful location. We had a police escort for the nearly 400 attendees who walked several blocks from the Convention Center to the steps of the Rhode Island State Capitol in Providence – in 96 degree fahrenheit weather! The sweltering heat dampened our shirts, but not our spirits as we headed to the top of the Biltmore hotel for a refreshing and icy Dell’s lemonade during the reception before our annual banquet.
The final day at SCC started out early. But even those who stayed out a bit too late taking the Trolley to local night spots, showed up on time to hear Matt Dunbar, SIMULIA’s Chief Software Architect talk about trends in High Performance Computing. SIMULIA continues to push the limits of cluster computing so that customers can simulate their products faster, with ever increasing levels of complexity.
Of course there were more than a dozen customer presentations including sessions on the innovative use of realistic simulation in manufacturing, civil engineering, materials, forming, defense, and automotive.
Our customers also had a chance to wrap up the event with final visits to the partner booths. CD-adapco and Microsoft, our premier sponsors, along with 23 additional partners were able to share their complimentary technology solutions throught the event.
The closing General Lecture from SIMULIA featured Bruce Engelmann, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, David Fox, Director of Mechanics Technology. They took the stage to provide details on our strategy for delivering a broader range of multiphysics simulation solutions. Mark Christon, Director of SIMULIA CFD Technology joined them and highlighted details on the the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics capabilities in Abaqus 6.10.
Scott Berkey, SIMULIA’s CEO wrapped up the 2010 SCC by highlighting the record breaking statistics of the SCC, including more than 400 attendees and 105 presentations.
Scott encouraged our customers to keep driving the use of realistic simulation technology to; achieve better insight into the “real world” behavior of their products, improve their product development cycles, and deliver superior quality products.
The conversations that were started during the 2010 SCC are not ending just because the conference is over. On the contrary, it’s just the beginning.
During the closing Q&A session, Ken Short, SIMULIA’s Vice president of Strategy and Marketing made it clear that the best way to influence the development direction of our solutions is for customers to engage in direct communications with our industry leads, field staff, and product management group.
So, as you can see, the 2010 SCC is the foundation for the continued expansion of our global, industry-focused communities. Later this year, the SIMULIA Regional User Meetings will provide 1000’s of our customers to gather in more than 30 locations worldwide. Plus, you will have more ‘online’ opportunities for conversing with SIMULIA, your peers, and our partners.
Oh – and did you hear? We announced the location for the 2011 SIMULIA Customer Conference – Barcelona, Spain!
Véale allí – See you there…
…and see you online too!