Showcasing the Latest Advancements in Digital Design Innovation

Fuelled by Intelligent Simulation and Data Analytics Technologies, Enabled by HPC

The 2nd Altair Northern UK Seminar - Free to Attend | 6th Dec, 2022 | Newcastle, UK

Digital technologies are enabling a revolution in the development of innovative, and often electrified products. Simulation and data analytics solutions are combining to create intelligent digital twins, while high performance computing (HPC) advancements are facilitating rapid exploration of designs. Understanding the latest advancements in digital technologies and implementing them effectively is key to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

This free to attend seminar and networking event, taking place in collaboration with the National Innovation Centre for Data, will showcase innovative applications of digital design, data analytics and HPC technologies across product development and manufacturing processes. From practical applications of data science to improve operational efficiency, to advancements in digital twin solutions to enhance performance of electrified products, the agenda covers today’s most high value applications of digital technologies; all delivered through presentations, live demonstrations and interactive panel discussions.

Featuring Presentations and Insight from:


Why Should You Attend?
Learn and network with your peers and gain practical insight into the latest advancements in digital design solutions that can be directly applied to your product development processes and manufacturing environment.

Who Should Attend?
This event is ideal for all design, engineering and operation leaders who are involved in the development and manufacture of industry leading products.

Speakers Include

Richie Ramsden

Richie Ramsden

Technical Director

National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD)

Adam Towse

Dr Adam Towse

Head of Discipline

Assystem Energy and Infrastructure

Rosemary Francis

Dr. Rosemary Francis

Chief Scientist


Karan Bedi

Karan Bedi

Senior Digital Innovation Lead

Avery Dennison

Greg Shaw 400x400

Greg Shaw

Data Analyst

Mitsubishi Chemical Group

David White_Danecca

David White

Battery Systems Engineer



Kevin Welch

Chief Engineer, Closures & Exteriors

Jaguar Land Rover


David Griffith

Managing Director

AmdoSoft Systems

Oliver Clark

Oliver Clark

Solution Architect



09:30 Welcome and Introduction
  Session I: Keynote Addresses - Chaired by Michael O’Donnell, Account Manager, Altair
09:45 Keynote:
How Data Can Enable Manufacturers to Become More Productive
Richie Ramsden, Technical Director
National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD)
10:10 Keynote:
Evolution of HPC and Cloud Computing Enabling a Convergence of Simulation and AI
Dr. Rosemary Francis, Chief Scientist
10:35 Keynote:
Enabling Data Science at Avery Dennison to Lower the Cost of Production
Karan Bedi, Senior Digital Innovation Lead
Avery Dennison
  Session II: Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence - Chaired by Sean Lang, Data Strategist, Altair
11:20 Live Demo: Building Predictive Maintenance Models from Scratch
Oliver Clark, Solution Architect
11:40 Opportunities for Data Science in Automotive Engineering
Kevin Welch, Chief Engineer, Closures & Exteriors
Jaguar Land Rover
12:00 Predicting Polymer Bead Size Distribution Using Process and Recipe Data Analytics
Greg Shaw, Data Analyst
Mitsubishi Chemical Group
12:20 Supporting North-East Manufacturers with Industry 4.0 Initiatives
Richard Eynon, Project Industry 4.0 and Electronics Specialist
& Ian Barrett, CAD and Engineering Specialist

The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project (SAM) at University of Sunderland
12:40 Improving Manufacturing Efficiencies with Robotic Process Automation
David Griffith, Managing Director
AmdoSoft Systems

13:00  Lunch and Networking
  Session III: Impacting Product Performance with Simulation and Digital Twins - Chaired by Dr. Royston Jones, CTO, Altair
14:00 Innovation Showcase in Product Electrification - with Examples from ZF, Alstom, Drive System Design and More
Simon Guicheteau, Senior Applications Engineer
14:20 Predicting Electric Vehicle Range Through Digital Twins
Selçuk Sever, Principal Engineer, Switch Mobility
Switch Mobility
14:40 Live Digital Twin Demonstration:
Creating an Intelligent Digital Twin to Optimise Battery Performance
David White, Battery Systems Engineer
15:05 Keynote:
A Physics Based Digital Twin for Nuclear

Dr Adam Towse, Head of Discipline
Assystem Energy and Infrastructure
15:30 Panel Discussion: How to Accelerate the Adoption of Digital Technologies
16:00 Prize Draw & Close /Networking



National Innovation Centre for Data

The Catalyst
3 Science Square
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle upon Tyne