India ATC 2019 – Highlights

Altair successfully organized the 15th edition of 2019 India Altair Technology Conference (ATC) held in Bengaluru on 11 & 12 June and the shorter version ATCx held in Delhi catering to territory distant from the main ATC.


The 2019 India ATC focussed on the Innovation Intelligence as the theme and offered our customers a chance to learn and witness the latest technologies in the field of simulation technology made available under Altair HyperWorks software. The event had an overwhelming response with over 2400+ registration and 1300+ attendees across Bangalore and Delhi.

As customary, on the evening a day before the ATC, the 8th edition of the Leadership Conclave was held – a Thought Leadership program focussing on the topic “Artificial Intelligence & The Future of Product Life-cycle”. Over 180 c-level executives and senior management attended the panel discussion. Following the session, panelists came from leading companies involved in using Artifical intelligence in their product designs.

  1. Manu Saale – Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz R&D India Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Alok Nanda – CEO, GE India Technology Centre & CTO, GE South Asia
  3. Jacob Peter – Vice President, Robert Bosch India
  4. Dr. Krishna Prasad – Director, Aptiv (AS & UX) India
  5. James R. Scapa – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Altair

Following day, the Altair Technology Conference (held on Jun 11 and 12), started with the presentation of the vision of Altair by James Scapa – Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Altair sharing the recent acquizations made by Altair and how the synergies from existing and acquired technology bring value to its customers. Following Industry keynote presentations covered how simulation technologies were trending in the Aerospace, Automotive and Agri-Farm sector respectively.

  • Vikram Reddy – General Manager, Aviation Engineering GE India
  • Rajeev Kumar B.R. – Head of Engineering-RBEI/ENF, Robert Bosch India
  • Sunil Jha – Director, Engineering, CLAAS India Pvt. Ltd.

Subsequent sessions covered Altair’s new technologies acquizations – Altair KnowledgeWorks (formerly Datawatch) in the Data Science space featuring Machine Learning and Analytics Space; Altair SimSolid – a game-changing meshless structural analysis tool for rapid design change for large assemblies; Simlab sT – a multi-physics simulation tool developed in-house bring in synergies between the various physics solvers. Finally, the presentation of the all-new HyperWorks 2019 version released in June globally drew a lot of interest.

The ATC/ATCx event had Technical workshop tracks spanning across varies technologies conducted by Altair global technical experts and local teams.


  • Non-Linear Explicit Simulation
  • Optimization
  • Modelling & Visualization
  • Design to Manufacturing
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • OptiStruct Implicit-Nonlinear
  • Process Automation
  • Multi-Body Dynamics

In addition to the above, there were dedicated DOMAIN tracks which dwelled deeper into the emerging trends in the following domains – High-Performance Computing, Electromagnetics Motors, Electromagnetics Antenna & EMI/EMC, Aerospace, Machine Learning, Durability, Crash & Impact Simulation and NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness).

The following global experts presented in addition to the local technical team.

  • Michael Dambach – Sr. Vice President, HyperWorks Program Management, Altair
  • Vincent Leconte – Sr. Director, Global Business Development-EM Solutions, Altair
  • Frank Wu – Vice President, CFD  – APAC Altair
  • Gunaseelan Krishnasamy – Vice President, SimLab Development, Altair
  • Shan Nageswaran – VP, Aerospace, Marine & Heavy Industry Verticals, Altair
  • Dr. Shidan Murphy – Director, APAC Solutions Specialists Data Intelligence, Altair

ATC had 9 exhibition booths and over 1000+ conference delegates visited the booths. The Digital Twin booth showcased a windmill highlighting the usage of simulation technologies in creating a digital twin of a physical model leveraging the Altair SmartWorks and Altair KnowledgeWorks technologies. Another highlight was the E-mobility booth which showcased the e-bike from Ather Energy and the usage of Altair Flux technology in the design of the electric motors.

This year ATC received a tremendous response for technical paper presentations by Altair customers with over 128 abstracts, 86 paper submissions and 79 papers selected for presentation at the ATC.

We sincerely thank all our speakers, paper authors, conference attendees, partners and their organizations for the overwhelming response and for their time and support to yet another successful Altair Technology Conference.

Awards for the best paper presentations.

Optimization: Day 1

  1. Mahindra Research Valley
  2. AAM India Manufacturing Corporation Private Limited.
  3. General Motors Technical Center India

Optimization: Day 2

  1. Reliance Industries Limited.
  2. Volvo Ltd.
  3. AAM India Manufacturing Corp Pvt. Ltd.

OptiStruct Analysis

  1. Ather Energy
  2. Tata Motors Limited.
  3. CLAAS India

Computational Fluid Dynamics

  1. VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd.
  2. Hussmann Services India LLP

Multi-Body Dynamics

  1. Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd.
  2. Mahindra Research Valley
  3. CEAT


  1. IRS Mumbai
  2. Royal Enfield
  3. NRB Bearings Ltd.

Modelling and Visulization

  1. General Motors Technical Center India Pvt. Ltd.
  2. General Motors Technical Center India Pvt. Ltd.


  1. VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd.
  2. Autoliv

Inspire & SimSolid

  1. Dana India Technical Centre Pvt. Ltd.
  2. TMTL Eicher Engines (Tafe Motors and Tractors Limited)

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Conference Location

Conrad Bengaluru
25/3 Kensington Rd
Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru