VP, Enterprise Analytics
Mr. Joshi has over 30 years experience in the industry ranging from manufacturing, to product design support systems. Mr. Joshi has extensive experience in systems integration solutions in the area of PLM, CAD customizations and CAE automation tools.
Mr. Joshi has worked in the software solutions and systems integration development domain for over 20 years. Mr. Joshi was responsible for building solutions that capture best practices in the product development and CAE domain. Mr. Joshi has worked extensively with industry leading PLM applications in the context of providing integrated process automation/guidance solutions. Mr. Joshi was responsible for directing the development of commercial CAE and Process Data management solutions.
Mr. Joshi leads Altair's Enterprise Analytics team and is responsible for product management and development of Altair Software Asset Optimization solution first released in the commercial market in 2013.
Mr. Joshi has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering degree from IIT, Bombay.
Andrea Casotto joined Altair in 2017 through the acquisition of Runtime Design Automation, where he was founder and CEO. He is now Chief Scientist for HPC at Altair. His research is in the area of improving scheduler performance, job prediction using ML, and efficient use of cloud resources.
Senior Technical Manager, Altair Engineering
Ashish Kumar Singh is a senior technical manager at Altair, focusing on the weather market and leading the Altair Access™ engineering team. Prior to this role, Ashish led various projects in web portals, mobile development, and business analytics over 13 years at Altair. Before joining the company, Ashish spent 2 years working with Tech Mahindra, where he architected workflow and rules engine integration for enterprise automation at the Irrigation & Flood Control department of one of the biggest states in India. Ashish holds an MCA degree from UPTU in Uttar Pradesh, India.
CTO, PBS Works, Altair
Dr. Bill Nitzberg leads the product management and engineering teams for the PBS Works product line at Altair. With over 25 years in the computer industry, spanning commercial software development to high-performance computing research, Dr. Nitzberg is an internationally recognized expert in parallel and distributed computing. Dr. Nitzberg served on the board of the Open Grid Forum, co-architected NASA’s Information Power Grid, edited the MPI-2 I/O standard, and has published numerous papers on distributed shared memory, parallel I/O, PC clustering, job scheduling, and cloud computing. When not focused on HPC, Bill tries to improve his running economy for his long-distance running adventures.
Director of Enterprise Computing for EMEA
As Director of Enterprise Computing for the EMEA region, Chris has more than 20 years of experience working in the high-performance computing sector. He is responsible for the technical, sales and support teams which deliver our products and services to a wide range of customer industries, from Weather and Life Sciences to Automotive, Oil and Gas. Before joining Altair in 2018 Chris worked in the information technology & software industry both in a technical and sales capacity. His early career started in the Aerospace industry followed by 10 years in Motorsport and Formula 1 focusing on manufacturing and aerodynamics.
VP Software Development, Altair Engineering
David Block is vice president for software engineering at Altair, focusing on the weather market as well as leading the engineering team for Altair Accelerator™ products. Prior to this role, David led the PBS Professional team for over 10 years, which included the move to open source. Before joining Altair, David spent 18 years at Acuson (later Siemens), a medical ultrasound company, where he wrote firmware before managing various software organizations and major projects. David holds a B.S. in math/computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Senior Solution Architect NVIDIA
Dr. Dai Yang is a senior solution architect at NVIDIA. Prior joining NVIDIA, Dai was research associate at Technical University of Munich, where he worked on various aspects of high-performance computing with the focus on contributed draft for standard extensions of MPI to the MPI forum. Dai is part of the winner team of the Hans Meuer Award at ISC 2020. At NVIDIA. Dai is responsible for tailoring customer-optimized solutions with NVIDIA GPU and Networking products, with strong focus of automotive, industry and HPC customers. Dai is actively supporting NPN Partners such as Altair in planning, deployment, and training of DGX-solutions in the EMEA region.
Dr. Hilary Oliver is a senior research software engineer at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in Wellington, New Zealand. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in astrophysics (computational plasma physics) from Princeton University. He currently works on software infrastructure for weather and environmental forecasting systems with a particular focus on workflow automation. Dr. Oliver is the originator of Cylc, and he co-chairs the Technical Advisory Group of the Unified Model Partnership (institutions that use the Met Office Unified Model atmospheric model around the world).
Vice President of Radioss Development & Altair Solver HPC
Expert in software optimization and parallelization on multi-core architectures and accelerators, Eric developed the Hybrid MPP parallel version of Altair Radioss finite element software. After receiving an MSc degree in computer science, Eric started his career in 1994, working at CNRS, then Mecalog and Altair since 2006. Since 2017, Eric is Vice President of Radioss Development and Altair Solver HPC. Eric also holds an Executive MBA from HEC business school obtained in 2007.
Senior Research Engineer
Eric Morales, a Senior Research Engineer with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, is responsible for bringing HPC and Finite Element Analysis tools to PING Golf. He has worked with the Engineering team for the last 18 years to create some of the most innovative products in the golf industry. The PING Engineering team has been able to leverage both HPC and Altair tools to design industry leading products like the G30, G400 and G410 Drivers along with the i500 and G700 irons.
Product Manager, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
Ian Littlewood is a long-time Altairian of nearly 20 years. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and began work in engineering design on industrial and automotive machinery in 1991, then transitioned to CAE analysis — and HPC systems — while working primarily on car suspension components, cross car beams, engine mounts, and other projects for key global OEMs. This started a long history of using workload management tools and tuning application sets on HPC systems.
At Altair, Ian has supported Altair HyperWorks™, where knowledge of desktop and HPC application tuning is critical, and managed Altair’s UK HPC footprint. He moved into workload management with Altair PBS Professional™ 15 years ago to support, implement, and architect customer solutions for major customers. After a period in sales, he transitioned to product management to bring his breadth of knowledge to bear in mapping customer requirements into the software development process of Altair PBS Works Suite.
Senior Partner Business Manager NVIDIA
Michael has extensive experience in various roles with NVIDIA going back to 2003. The initial focus was in the Consumer and Mobile sector, Michael joined the Enterprise team as a Partner Business Manager in 2015. Michael is responsible for the NVIDIA partner business supporting the partners business partners companies with opportunity creation, business development and sales tracking. In addition, he supports the daily processes like for example reporting, training, MDF planning. Michael works since day one in the NVIDIA Partner Network with Fluidyna that was acquired by Altair in 2019.
Exascale Computing Project
Mike Heroux is a Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, Director of Software Technology for the US DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) and Scientist in Residence at St. John’s University, MN. His research interests include all aspects of scalable scientific and engineering software for new and emerging parallel computing architectures.
He is the founder of the Trilinos scientific libraries, Kokkos performance portability, Mantevo miniapps and HPCG Benchmark projects, and is presently leading the Extreme-scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S) project in DOE, a curated collection of HPC software targeting leadership platforms.
Mike is involved software productivity and sustainability improvement efforts for DOE and NSF, and reproducibility initiatives for scientific publications with ACM and IEEE
Director Appliances Business Development, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
Rick Watkins is the Director for Altair’s Cloud and Appliance Solutions, focusing on making HPC and Cloud Computing resources easy-to-use and available to all CAE and CFD analysts. After attaining Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and the University of Texas, he started his career as a designer on the 787 in Boeing’s Commercial Aircraft division. He joined Altair in 2006 as an Application Engineer before moving to the HyperWorks business team. After 8 years, he moved to the Enterprise Computing business team focusing on high-performance computing software. He transitioned to his current role 2 years ago, where he’s able to leverage on his CAD, CAE and HPC experience to assist customers making the move to cloud and high-performance computing.
Director, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
Stuart Taylor received a bachelors degree in Applied Physics and Electronics and a masters in Microelectronics. He has over 20 years’ experience of VLSI design and the automation required to do this successfully. He’s worked on full custom microprocessors, networking designs and over a dozen GPUs developing some novel floor-planning techniques along the way. For the past 7 years, he’s been on a team developing workload management products for high throughput computing – in particular FlowTracer and Accelerator – originally developed by Runtime Design Automation. Runtime was acquired by Altair Engineering in 2017 and he’s now in product management tasked with taking these products to the next level.
Senior Manager – EMEA Enterprise Computing Marketing
Ernst has 18 years of experience working in diverse fields of engineering software development, technology consulting, sales and marketing where science and computing were always at the heart of the technology. Degrees in engineering and business administration combine with his experience to afford him a valuable perspective on the value of HPC in these fields and serves Ernst well in his current role where he is responsible for communicating Altair’s HPC vision and product strengths to markets in Europe and Africa.
MSC in Computer Science and Executive MBA. Jérémie started his career in IT Operations Management for Fortune 500 companies like Total and Société Générale. In 2009, Jérémie founded a start-up developing Cloud Management tools focused on OpenStack and public cloud providers that he led as CEO. After being acquired by Altair, Jérémie drove the strategy and product management for Cloud computing products. Now he is leading the product management for the entire PBS Suite and driving the business development for the Enterprise Computing division.
Tejas Karmarkar is a Director, Product Manager for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure HQ in Seattle WA USA. He and his team is responsible for engineering and business strategy for Industry verticals such as Automotive, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Financial Services worldwide. Before Oracle Tejas worked at Microsoft for 12 years in various roles specifically in Microsoft Azure Compute Engineering where he was responsible for HPC/Big Compute. Altogether, he has more than 21 years of experience in the manufacturing, cloud and software industry. Tejas has a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as an MBA from Michigan State University.
Guy has a very strong track record in setting up very strategic and global Partnerships and Joint Go to Market agreements with Fortune 500 Companies at a global scope, multi-B$ volume, especially in cooperation between leading Telecommunication & Cloud Service Providers, IT Solutions, Services & software companies and that in area of Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, High Performance Scientific Computing, Healthcare and Internet of Things. Guy has more than 30 year’s successful career in the IT, Telecommunications and cloud market at an International and Global level.
Guy has started his first part of his career in the Computer Added Design & Engineering market and is now back in the strongly related HPC market leading the HPC & AI business for Advania Data Centers , especially enabling enterprises and their Software partners to leverage a Consumption based HPC business model with zero carbon emission.
Guy has held several Sales, business development and sales leadership positions at Siemens, RealDolmen, Apollo Computer, Hewlett Packard and has held several International and Global Sales Management and Business Development leadership positions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he worked very closely with Global Communications solutions companies like Alcatel Lucent, Nokia, Ericsson, Siemens, BT, Vodafone and many others
Annie Ma-Weaver manages technology partners for Google Cloud focused on High Performance Computing and accelerators on GCP. Before joining Google, she conducted behavioral economics research at Columbia Business School, worked in investment banking in Hong Kong and consulted for the Scottish government. Annie earned her MBA with Honors from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business while working full time at Google. She also earned BAs in Economics and Psychology from Columbia College at Columbia University, graduating cum laude. In her free time, Annie loves to tackle ambitious recipes, play classical piano, mentor college students and people early in their careers and go on long walks with her husband, dog and daughter.
Nidhi Chappell leads the HPC and AI product team for Azure. Her team is responsible for all HPC HW offerings include Intel and AMD CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and other accelerators as well as HPC software offerings like Azure Batch, Azure CycleCloud and HPC Pack. Her team focuses on bringing true HPC capabilities to cloud (e.g., 200Gb IB) to enable easy on ramp for tightly coupled HPC jobs. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nidhi was at Intel for 12 years where she led the development of AI product strategy and Intel’s efforts around converged workflow for HPC and AI. Nidhi holds an MBA from University of Michigan,Masters in Computer Engineering from University of Wisconsin and a US patent on branch prediction.