Upcoming Webinars: Software

Digital Twins and Simulation for Accelerated Automotive Product Development


Product-development simulation has emerged as a crucial component in cutting development time and cost, as well as helping to deliver superior quality and reliability. This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Automotive Engineering examines the latest innovations in product-development simulation, including how digital twins are expanding into more areas of simulation and testing. An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentations.


Michael Hoffmann, Senior Expert, Simulation-Driven Development, VI-grade

Michael Hoffman, VI-grade’s Senior Expert in Simulation-Driven Development, has more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and software development focused on helping customers build better products in less time and with fewer resources. Before joining VI-grade, he held key positions at major simulation software companies such as Altair, MSC Software, and Mechanical Dynamics.

Nate Sladek, Vice President, Strategy and Product Management, Marelli

Nate Sladek is the Vice President of Strategy and Product Management within the electronics division at Marelli. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he worked as a Project Manager, and later worked for Owens Corning and the Lear Corporation, where he led Lear's low-voltage electronics strategy group. Nate holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering as well as an MBA with emphasis in strategy and marketing.

Keshav Sundaresh, Global Director, Product Management, Altair

Keshav Sundaresh brings nearly 20 years of customer success and engineering experience to his role as Global Director of Product Management, Digital Twin and Model-Based Systems Engineering at Altair. In his role, he iss responsible for technical thought leadership, strategy, and driving the development of integrated software solution offerings that enable open, traceable, collaborative, and holistic digital twin/thread. Keshav has held several leadership roles during his more-than-17-year tenure at Altair, and prior to joining the company he was a design engineer for new product development at Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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