Dr. Dayna Baumeister from Biomimicry to Keynote Altair Technology Conference

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Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, will keynote Altair Global Technology Conference.

Dr. Dayna Baumeister will keynote the 2019 Global Altair Technology Conference (ATC) October 10-11 in Detroit. Baumeister, is co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, a B-Corp social enterprise that helps clients find innovation inspired by nature and offers the highest level of biomimicry training to professionals worldwide.

Dayna’s foundational work has been critical to the biomimicry movement, establishing it as a fresh and innovative practice, as well as a philosophy to meet the world’s sustainability challenges. As an educator, researcher, and design consultant, Dayna has helped more than 100 companies consult the natural world for elegant and sustainable design solutions, as diverse as Nike, Interface, General Mills, Boeing, Google, Natura, Herman-Miller, Kohler, Seventh Generation and Procter & Gamble. Dayna is a natural systems thinker and brings a unique perspective to her work to help others see nature as model, measure, and mentor. She designed and teaches the world’s first MS in Biomimicry as a Professor of Practice at ASU, co-founded, and now directs The Biomimicry Center at ASU, and compiled more than 20 years of experience in the practice of biomimicry into the Biomimicry Resource Handbook: A Seed Bank of Knowledge and Best Practices (2013).

The ATC conference will begin on October 10 with featured keynotes from brands at the forefront of innovative business practices including Biomimicry 3.8, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Andiamo, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Sarcos Robotics, Maxion Wheels, Terrafugia, as well as insights from Altair executives. There will also be a panel discussion focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and the future of product lifecycles, which will discuss how AI and machine learning will change the way products are being designed and how organizations will soon leverage the transformative power of these technologies.

Day two of the event will showcase Altair client presentations from around the world that will address industry, technology, and design trends spanning Internet of Things, generative design, future powertrains, machine learning, additive manufacturing, multi-physics optimization, high-performance cloud computing and computational fluid dynamics.

We pride ourselves on being an organization filled with open-minded thinkers who have created some of the world’s best technologies that help businesses make better decisions,” said James R. Scapa, Altair’s founder, chairman and CEO. “Our Global ATC event has become an atmosphere that inspires others who seek inspiration and new ideas to accelerate their organizations as they compete in an increasingly connected world.”

Prior to the Global ATC, Altair will be hosting a model-based development symposium on October 9 at the MGM Grand Detroit. The symposium will include more than 15 technical client presentations on topics including multi-disciplinary simulation for e-mobility, CAE data post-processing for noise and acoustics, and real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulators.

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