Written by Megan Jenkins on July 19, 2019
February 11th, 2019
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A few weeks ago, we warmly greeted high-ranking guests from Scandinavia here at SimScale. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark made it possible for our team to meet and host a delegation of Danish business consultants from Avanti People—a consulting firm that solves problems in management, organizational development, business innovation and IT services. During our meeting, we discussed cloud-based engineering simulation and how it could affect the concept of Industry 4.0.
Following a short presentation on engineering simulation and SimScale, we had a long discussion about different topics related to our vision for the future of product development and our business model.
This was a valuable enrichment experience because it showed us new perspectives for the application of engineering simulation, especially in accordance with the growing importance of automated and connected manufacturing, enhanced collaboration and distributed development.
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Of particular interest to our guests was how a wide-scale usage of engineering simulation will affect the entire ecosystem of engineering in the future. Just like CAD did in the 80s, cloud-based CAE will shift the paradigm of product development. This does not mean that physical testing will be replaced by simulation—rather, it refers to a more data-driven, transparent and iterative way of designing better products in a shorter timeframe with fewer resources and costs.
Despite the different professional backgrounds between our companies, there are several overlaps. For example, Scrum—an iterative and incremental agile software development methodology—is being used in both companies to manage software and general development processes.
It was a great pleasure to meet the folks from Avanti People. We would also like to express our thanks to the Danish consulate for facilitating this meeting.
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