The Digital Twin: An Aerospace and Defense Revolution


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On October 7, 2020, Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics published a paper, There is No Spoon: _The New Digital Acquisition Reality that galvanized the aerospace and defense industry. The paper asserted that for the United States to maintain air superiority aircraft designers would have to adopt design practices that have been standard in IC design for years: digital engineering, agile development, and open standards.

In this 30 minute webinar we will explore the ideas of There is No Spoon so as to be ready for them when this revolution makes its way to ASIC and FPGA development.

What You Will Learn:

  • The definition of “The digital trinity”
  • The agile promise of “the tech stack”
  • Examples happening in aerospace and defense companies today

 Who Should Attend:

  • Design & Verification Engineers & Managers who want to be one step ahead of this trend

Meet the speakers

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Siemens EDA

Ray Salemi

Aerospace and Defense Solutions Manager

Ray Salemi is the Aerospace and Defense Solutions Manager for Siemens Questa verification solutions. A former Mentor Graphics verification consultant working with aerospace and defense companies, Ray holds a Bachelor of Science in Computers Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Babson College. In his current role he ensures that Siemens IC verification solutions meet the needs of Aerospace and Defense companies.
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Siemens EDA

Tom Fitzpatrick

Strategic Verification Architect

Tom is a Strategic Verification Architect at Siemens Digital Industries Software (Siemens EDA) where he works on developing advanced verification methodologies and educating users and partners on their adoption. He has been a significant contributor to several industry standards, both in Accellera and IEEE, including Verilog 1364, SystemVerilog 1800, UVM 1800.2 and is a founding member and current Vice Chair of the Portable Stimulus Working Group. He is also the 2019 recipient of the Accellera Technical Excellence Award. He has published multiple articles and technical papers about SystemVerilog, verification methodologies, assertion-based verification, functional coverage, formal verification, Portable Stimulus and other functional verification topics and has produced some of the most popular and successful video training courses on Mentor's Verification Academy website. Tom holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in EE/CS from MIT, is an avid golfer and a huge Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan and has been married to his wife, Dee, for 25 years.


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