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Adopting multidisciplinary design for integrated collaboration


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When mechanical, electrical and software design teams are siloed, there is a lack of visibility, communication gaps, slower decision-making, errors, and delays. When not addressed, these issues lead to missed opportunities for innovation, reduced productivity, and increased program risk. Multidisciplinary design and optimization for A&D provides a comprehensive design solution that integrates critical aspects of product development at the earliest stages, including mechanical, electrical and software design.

Watch Anthony Nicoli, Global Director Aerospace & Defense, Thierry Olbrechts, Director of Aerospace and Defense Industries Simcenter Solutions and John O'Connor, Director of Aerospace Product and Management at Siemens, discuss new aerospace design methods to increase collaboration and efficiency.

Watch this webinar and learn:

  • The pitfalls of independent work among mechanical, electrical and software design teams and including visibility issues, communication gaps and slower decision-making.
  • The benefits of multidisciplinary design and optimization and how to create a holistic approach that integrates critical elements of product development.
  • How to use this approach to address challenges and foster collaboration and innovation among diverse design teams.

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Anthony Nicoli

Director Aerospace & Defense

Leading the aerospace business for the IES segment, Anthony is charged with expanding IES’s contribution to this market. Prior to this role, he led the Mentor Graphics technical sales team serving The Boeing Company. He joined Mentor in 1999, growing to lead the marketing organization for Mentors’ integrated circuit physical verification product line, Calibre, before joining the Mentor sales team.

Anthony spent nearly twenty years in the defense industry, developing electro-optic and electro-acoustic systems and businesses, working primarily in the tactical missile countermeasure and underwater imaging domains. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

John O’Connor

Director, Product and Market Strategy – Aerospace & Defense

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Thierry Olbrechts

Director of Aerospace and Defense Industries Simcenter Solutions

Thierry Olbrechts graduated in 1993 from KU Leuven, Belgium. He joined Siemens in 1996. Since 2000, Thierry has been responsible for the Aerospace Simulation and Test business development, go-to-market and aerospace solutions strategies.