While engineering simulation is used widely in some companies and industries, almost all companies would benefit from increasing the use of simulation and there are industries where simulation is not widely used. Also small/medium sized companies are less likely to make use of simulation than large companies. The NAFEMS Business Impact Working Group has identified a number of ways to justify increasing the use of engineering simulation. Roger Keene will go through those different methods and offer advice on how to go about convincing senior management of the value of engineering simulation.
Roger Keene is the Chair of the Business Impact Work Group and a business consultant and facilitator. He retired from Dassault Systemes in 2018 where he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Operations for the SIMULIA brand, responsible for sales, customer support, training and services for all of Dassault Systemes simulation products, particularly the Abaqus finite element software. He led the integration of several simulation companies and their products into Dassault Systemes, including CST, PowerFlow, X-Flow, Simpack, Wave6, Tosca and Isight. Roger came to Dassault Systemes when it acquired ABAQUS, Inc (previously known as HKS) in 2005. He has a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University in the UK and worked at Arup consulting engineers and MSC Software, prior to joining ABAQUS.