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Keynote Speakers

K​eynote Speakers

ASSESS Initiative

Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh founded intrinSIM in late 2009 to enable rapid next-generation application development for engineering software, and he also co-founded the ASSESS Initiative in mid-2016 to significantly increase the usage and benefit of Engineering Simulation. Mr. Walsh brings over 40 years of experience, expertise, relationships, and collaborations in the CAE, CAD, interoperability, and component software industries. Before founding intrinSIM, He was the VP of Business Development for Simmetrix, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, and business relationships. Before joining Simmetrix, he was VP of Worldwide Sales for IronCAD LLC, VP of North American Sales for DS/Spatial and Spatial Corp., Partner and Founder of New Renaissance, President/CEO and co-founder of FEGS Inc. the North American subsidiary of FEGS, Ltd. of Cambridge UK, President/CEO of PAFEC Inc. the North American subsidiary of PAFEC Ltd. of Nottingham UK, Director of Engineering Applications for Clevenger Corporation and Mr. Walsh has almost ten years experience in engineering analysis positions specializing in CAD/CAE integration, CAE automation, and design optimization. Joe Walsh holds an Architectural Engineering degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ray Kolonay - Director – Multidisciplinary Science and Technology Center- US AFRL

Ray Kolonay

Dr. Ray Kolonay received his Ph.D. from the department Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University. He has over thirty years’ experience in the development, use, and support of computational analysis and automated design methods and tools for aerospace vehicles.Currently he serves as thethe Director of the Multidisciplinary Science & Technology Center in the Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) Aerospace Systems Directorate.Prior to this Dr. Kolonay held a position at the General Electric Company Corporate Research and Development Center where he developed design methods for various mechanical systems. Dr. Kolonay is an ASME Fellow, AFRL Fellow, and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the recipient of the AIAA 2020 MDAO Award.


Dr. Andreas Vlahinos - CTO - Advanced Engineering Solutions

Andreas Vlahinos

Dr. Andreas Vlahinos is a CTO of Advanced Engineering Solutions. Andreas has concentrated on rapid new product development. He has been instrumental in rapid product development through the implementation of Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) and Computer Aided Concurrent Engineering for several Government agencies such as NASA, NREL, SANDIA, DOE and US Army Aviation & Missile Command and industry partners such as IBM, Coors, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, Allison Engine Comp., Solar Turbines, Ball, Futech, American Standard, Kohler, Varian, Stewart & Stevenson, Harris Corp., GENERAL DYNAMICS, TDM, PTC, MDI, Ford Motor Company, Rockwell Collins, BIC, BAE, XEROX, United Launch Alliance, SpaceX, Woodward Inc., Gichner Shelter Systems, NAVISTAR Defense, Flyer Defense, Viper Inc., Lincoln Composites, Advanced Composite Products & Technology, Inc., TetraPak, TOYOTA, as well as several others. He has been Professor of structural engineering at the University of Colorado teaching courses in Structural Mechanics and Computer Aided Structural Engineering.Hhe received the Professor of the Year Award everal times and has published over 150 publications in areas of structural dynamics, design optimization and DFSS.He has received the R&D 100 award and several patents.He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Georgia Institute of Technology.Finally, he is regularly invited as a keynote speaker on a variety of subjects (Generative Design, Innovation, DFSS, DfAM, IoT) in international conferences.



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