ESTECO Announces Two Keynote Speakers for UM20

TRIESTE, Italy, July 1, 2020 – ESTECO confirmed the 9th edition of its International Users’ Meeting 2020 (UM20) as a hybrid event, on 30 September and 1 October. The company also announced the first two keynote speakers from major international companies: Takenaka Corp. and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Every two years, the meeting dedicated to VOLTA and modeFRONTIER users brings together hundreds of engineers, designers and optimization experts from all over the world. For the first time since the first edition in 2004, this year the event is available free of charge – both remotely and on-site in Trieste, Italy. Visionary keynotes, state-of-the-art case studies and technology previews will describe how ESTECO solutions have been developed and used to help companies “Face the Future” of product development.

Among the first speakers confirmed, Toru Inaba, head office of the Computational Design Group at Takenaka, joins the UM20 agenda with the talk “Application of a collaborative web tool for structural design projects in the architectural field”. Proving the increasing popularity of simulation and optimization in building design, this presentation casts light on how Takenaka designers benefit from ESTECO’s VOLTA collaborative environment to share complex simulation projects and results.

Turning to the aerospace industry, Juan Montoro, conceptual design engineering manager at Lockheed Martin with 20 years of experience, is also confirmed as a keynote speaker. With the talk “The EXPEDITE program and the benefits of VOLTA as a server based MDO framework”, he will discuss the opportunity of moving Multidisciplinary Design Optimization from a desktop to a server based approach. The UM20 physical and virtual audience will get to know how Lockheed Martin engineers used VOLTA to foster MDO and optimize a close air support vehicle.

As the full agenda takes shape, these first keynote speakers confirm ESTECO UM20 as a cross-industry forum to track the latest engineering trends and methodologies. “While parametric design and artificial intelligence have recently stepped into the architectural field in the form of Generative Design,” explained Carlo Poloni, president of ESTECO, “ engineers in the aerospace industry boast a long-term experience with MDO. In both cases, the ability to capture, manage and share simulation and optimization data and processes are changing the game. This is how we’re making the difference and helping companies and designers face the future.”

With over 200 attendees expected, ESTECO aims at confirming soon 20 more speakers from companies like Ford Motor Company, IVECO and Israel Aerospace Industries, covering a wide range of industrial sectors. As in the past editions, the agenda will include VOLTA and modeFRONTIER training sessions, product roadmap and update presentations, as well as networking opportunities with industry professionals and ESTECO experts and developers.

“To better fit our customers’ needs in these uncertain times,” Carlo Poloni said, “All the sessions on the agenda will be available both remotely and on-site in Trieste (Italy), where we’ll take all the necessary measures to ensure participants a safe and engaging experience.”

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ESTECO is an independent software provider, specialized in numerical optimization and simulation data management with a sound scientific foundation and a flexible approach to customer needs. With 20 years’ experience, the company supports leading organizations with enterprise-wide solutions for design optimization, simulation data management and process integration and automation. Over 300 international organizations have chosen ESTECO to consolidate specialized expertise, streamline teamwork and boost product development across a wide spectrum of industrial sectors.

VOLTA is a collaborative Web platform for simulation process and data management and design optimization.

modeFRONTIER is a comprehensive solution for process automation and optimization of the engineering design process.

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