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Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce the initial lineup of keynote speakers for the NAFEMS World Congress 2019. Representing industry and academia from around the globe, they speak from positions of great experience and knowledge and are sure to provide excellent insight into their work in the simulation and analysis field.

Charles Poon

Ford Motor Company [USA]

The Role of Simulation in the Transformation of the Automotive Industry

Charles Poon

Rodrigo Britto Maria

Embraer [BRA]

Applications of SPDM in Aircraft Structural Analysis

Mark Meili

Procter & Gamble [USA]

"Diffusion of Innovation” Applied to Modeling & Simulation – What can we Learn from Social Science Research and Marketing?

Francisco Chinesta

ENSAM ParisTech [FRA]

The era of “Twins”! A new paradigm for simulation-and-data-based engineering as applied to materials, processes, structures, and systems. 

Lyle Levine

National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), [USA]

Supporting the simulation community with benchmark measurements for additive manufacturing of metals

Heinz Stoewer

Space Associates [GER]

Systems and Complementary Engineering Disciplines Interactions

Vicky Pope

Met Office [GBR]

Achievements and Challenges in Weather and Climate Modelling

Christian Brix Jacobsen

Grundfos [DEN]

Implementation of Simulation Driven Development

Olivier Colmard

Renault Technocenter [FRA]

Numerical Simulation to Develop and Validate Autonomous Car 

Martin Eriksson

Validus Engineering [SWE]

Activities and Factors Essential to the Endorsement of Confidence in Numerical Simulation and Predictions