Altair's HyperWorks Technology Conference Offers More Than the Average PLM Event

From high-profile presenters and sponsors to hit entertainment, Altair aims to host the premier PLM conference for industry professionals free of charge

TROY, Mich., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc. ( presents a stellar lineup at its HyperWorks Technology Conference to be held Sept. 16-17 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mich. The leading global provider of technology and services announces that Sun Microsystems, which recently introduced a direct port of Altair's solver solutions to its Solaris platform, is a Gold sponsor and co-host of the evening entertainment and networking reception to be held Sept. 16. Altair is also pleased to announce Piston's legendary R&B show-band, the Sun Messengers, will be the evening reception's featured entertainment.

"Altair looks forward to providing professionals in product lifecycle management (PLM) and engineering software with an annual forum that explores the topics, issues and information relevant to the growth and development of their industries with the annual HyperWorks Conference," said Michael J. Kidder, vice president of corporate marketing of Altair. "As a global leader and influencer in these industries we feel that it is important to share this wealth of information free of charge, and thanks to the support of our industry partners we are able to do so."

Altair Engineering's HyperWorks is an engineering simulation platform that supports product lifecycle management processes. It ranks as one of the leading simulation-driven design solutions for product development across the world's top corporations in the advanced manufacturing community. Altair's annual HyperWorks conference is one of the premier PLM technology events for the advanced manufacturing community. The two-day conference brings together hundreds of industry professionals and technology leaders from a broad range of vertical markets and highlights the latest industry trends in enterprise simulation.

Among the highlights scheduled during the conference include a welcome from Altair CEO James Scapa and a keynote address from Nand K. Kochhar, executive technical leader, Global CAE, for Ford Motor Company. Other conference keynoters include Terry Swack, co-founder and CEO of Sustainable Minds; and Giovanni Greco, director of engineering for Sea Ray.

The conference will also feature an expert panel on "The Relevance of Simulation in Today's Enterprise" moderated by Anthony J. Lockwood, editor at large of Desktop Engineering magazine, a media sponsor of the conference. The highly anticipated panel session will include such industry experts as Aberdeen Group Vice President, Product Innovation & Engineering Chad Jackson; CIMdata, Inc. Director of Research Kenneth Amann; Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA) Chairman Donald H. Brown; and Cyon Research Corporation Vice President and Chief Visionary, engineering-automation consultant and prolific author Dr. Joel Orr.

For free registration to Altair's Americas HyperWorks Technology Conference or for more information, please visit

About HyperWorks

Built upon a foundation of design optimization, performance data management and process automation, HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation platform for rapid design-exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture CAE solution in the industry, HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, analysis, visualization and data management solutions for linear, nonlinear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction and multi-body dynamics applications. For more information, please visit

About Altair (

Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for enterprise analytics, product development and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit

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