ASSESS Initiative Says it Made Impression at COFES 2019

 ASSESS Initiative's presence included active participation in the program by ASSESS Initiative advocates including Joe Walsh, Andreas Vlahinos, Peter Thorne, Linda Lokay, and Karen Caswelch. 

 ASSESS Initiative's presence included active participation in the program by ASSESS Initiative advocates including Joe Walsh, Andreas Vlahinos, Peter Thorne, Linda Lokay, and Karen Caswelch. 

ASSESS Initiative reports that it had a strong presence at COFES 2019. This presence included active participation in the program by ASSESS Initiative advocates including Joe Walsh, Andreas Vlahinos, Peter Thorne, Linda Lokay and Karen Caswelch. The vision of the ASSESS Initiative is to join key players, both users and developers of simulation software, to guide and influence the software tool strategies for performing model-based analysis, simulation and systems engineering.

Walsh was the kickoff keynote speaker. In his keynote, Walsh spoke about “Advancing the Simulation Revolution,” this year’s theme for the 2019 ASSESS Congress, and described the ASSESS Initiative activities and upcoming ASSESS 2019 Congress.

Thorne of Cambashi was the next keynote speaker who gave a presentation on “Convergence in a Changing World.” Vlahinos of Advanced Engineering Solutions presented and led a discussion on “Do the newly-released real time simulation tools enable Democratization of simulation?”. 

During the COFES 2019 awards dinner, Vlahinos was awarded the COFES Engineering Leadership award and Walsh was awarded the Joe Greco Community Award.

Later, Thorne of Cambashi led a discussion on “A rational basis for decisions.”  Walsh and Lokay of PTC led the discussions on generative design with presentations on “Is Generative Design the shortcut to Democratization of Engineering Simulation?” and “Generative Design: A disruptive technology, or just another tool in the tool box?” Lokay of PTC and Caswelch of SciArt participated in the “Women in Engineering panel, which sparked animated discussions, according to ASSSESS organizers.  Walsh wrapped up the ASSESS Initiative's participation on the final day by participating on the analysts’ panel on “Understanding Technology Trends.” 

The ASSESS Initiativehas been organized around a key set of themes associated with expanding the usage and benefit of engineering simulation.

Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming ASSESS 2019, which is the fourth annual ASSESS Congress and will be held October 27-29, 2019 in Braselton, GA at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort.  

Registration for the ASSESS 2019 Congress is by invitation only and is limited to 110 attendees. Those who have an invitation can register online and those interested participating who do not yet have an invitation may contact the ASSESS Initiative to apply for an invitation.

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