The panelists for this discussion hosted by Altair SVP for Global Sales Ubaldo Rodriguez, are Jason Williamson, Vice President, Oracle for Startups and Oracle for Research, Dr. Mary Boyce, Dean, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, Dr. Rana el Kaliouby Founder & CEO of Affectiva, David Prasser, Founder & CEO Startus-Insights, and Dr. Christopher Borroni-Bird, Founder of Afreecar LLC.. Startups are important when it comes to being innovative, implementing the latest technologies first, pushing trends, and linking big established companies to these trends. At Altair, the term “start-up” is close to our heart. We were ‘young’ once too and know what it takes to turn a startup into a global, publicly-traded company with more than 3,000 employees in 25 countries. Remembering where we came from and staying true to our roots, today we are committed to supporting startups on their way to the top. Not only do we provide solutions catering to a start-ups’ growing needs that enable innovation, reduce development times, and lower costs through the entire product lifecycle from concept design to in-service operation, we also foster and drive the discussion between academia, startups, and industry. The recording is about 42 minutes long and was originally presented at the Altair Technology Conference 2020.