MSC Software 2007 Americas VPD Conference - October 11 - 12th

MSC Software 2007 Americas VPD Conference

Gaining Competitive Advantage through Engineering Productivity

Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan
October 11-12, 2007

MSC.Software's Virtual Product Development Conference brings together executives, managers, engineers, designers, and academics across various industries to explore how industry leaders are improving communication and collaboration processes across engineering disciplines, user communities, and organizational boundaries in order to accelerate product development by enhancing productivity.

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Keynote Presenters Include:

Thomas J. Lange

Director for Modeling & Simulation in Corporate R&D
, Procter & Gamble
In 1998, Mr. Lange was appointed Associate Director for Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) in Baby Care, and Reliability Engineering responsibilities for all P&G Paper goods including Always, Charmin and Bounty. In August 2004, Mr. Lange was appointed Director for Modeling & Simulation in Corporate R&D. In this position, Mr. Lange heads P&G's modeling & simulation efforts including CAE and Computational Chemistry efforts.

Dr. David E. Cole
Chairman, Center for Automotive Research
Cole is the Chairman of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was formerly Director of the Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation (OSAT) at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He has worked extensively on internal combustion engines, vehicle design, and overall automotive industry trends.

Thomas C. Tecco
Global Director, Computer-Aided Engineering, Electrical and Test Systems, General Motors Corporation
Mr. Tecco is the Director of Global CAE/Test Systems and Electrical for the Information Systems and Services (IS&S) organization at General Motors. He also has responsibility for Systems Engineering and the Designing Engineer initiative.

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Industry Track Presentations given by:


  • Chrysler North America
  • Dura Automotive Systems
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Embraer
  • Energizer Battery
  • Ford Motor Company


  • General Dynamics Land Systems
  • General Motors
  • L-3 Communications Integrated Systems
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Spirit AeroSystems


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Attend this valuable event for only $495 per person.
Group discounts of $250 per attendee apply to groups of 4 or more from the same company. Contact an MSC representative for additional information regarding group and government/education discounts.

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MSC Software's 2007 VPD Conference will address the technologies and processes of virtual product development (VPD), providing a consolidated review of the simulation environments available today, and a perspective of trends and developments over the next 12 months. Our aim is to celebrate the best in VPD process management, industrial applications, and design innovation from the MSC community.


Join us and you will be better equipped to address the following:

  •   CAD-enabled and design-friendly solutions to support creative innovation
  •   Multi-discipline core simulation to dramatically impact engineering productivity
  •   New environments for advanced simulation, including knowledge capture and re-use
  •   Enterprise environments to efficiently manage simulation processes and information

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