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Converge 2016 Global Keynote Speakers announced by solidThinking

Top thinkers at the intersection of technology and design to keynote global conference series Troy, Mich., July 13, 2016 – solidThinking, creator and developer of technology for bringing desirable products to market faster, has announced marquee keynote speakers for Converge 2016, its new global conference series for product visionaries and experience creators that explores the intersection of design and technology. The six inaugural events will draw thousands worldwide kicking off in Los Angeles and completing in Seoul. Details and attendee registration are available at Converge2016.com.

Headliners for the global programs include:

Arjen Benders – Design Director, Philips

Janine Benyus – Biomimicry expert, author, and Co-Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

Eddie Can – Associate and Project Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

Franco Cimatti – Head of Vehicle Concepts and Pre-Development, Ferrari

Ralph Gilles – Renowned designer and Head of Design, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Jason Lopes – 3D Printing Professional and Lead Systems Engineer, Legacy Effects

Il Hoon Roh – Architect and Artist, Il Hoon Roh Studio

Daniel Schneider – Technical Manager, Airbus APWorks

Suresh Sethi – Global Design Director Air & Water / Vice President Design South Asia, Whirlpool

Terry Wohlers – Noted Additive Manufacturing and 3D-Printing expert, Wohlers Associates

Professor Dr. Peter Zec – International design consultant, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award

Cheng Zhizhong – Senior Design Engineer, China Academy of Space Technology

“We are very pleased to feature these keynotes in our new global conference series,” says James Scapa, Altair’s founder, chairman, and CEO, “They are some of the world’s top thinkers at the intersection of technology and design, and we are truly excited at what they will impart to Converge attendees.”

Converge 2016 will explore a growing creative middle ground, shared by both designers and engineers and enabled by new software, materials, and manufacturing methods that are changing the way individuals and organizations create and innovate. Industry leaders will share their experience and vision for design and manufacturing in a global economy accelerated by market and technology trends including 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and High Performance Computing.

Converge 2016 locations and dates are:
Los Angeles, California, USA: September 8-9
Essen, Germany: September 20-21
Shanghai, China: September 27
Tokyo, Japan: October 14
Bangalore, India: November 16
Seoul, South Korea: November 18

Register and check out speaker and event details at: Converge2016.com.

About solidThinking
solidThinking creates, develops, and markets technology that helps organizations make informed decisions and bring the most desirable products to market faster. solidThinking software is sold and supported by a global network of distribution partners and is also available as part of the Altair HyperWorks® suite. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Troy, Mich., (USA)-based Altair. To learn more, please visit solidThinking.com.

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Media Contacts:
Altair Corporate/North America
Biba A. Bedi
+1-757-224-0548 x 406

Altair Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Evelyn Gebhardt