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Keith Meintjes > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

Dr. Keith MEINTJES | Practice Manager, Simulation and Analysis, CIMdata

Dr. Keith Meintjes has over 35 years of experience in the development and application of simulation tools to transform product development. His achievements include novel methods for combustion simulation, patents for engine design, and strategic planning for the world’s largest commercial HPC facility. Dr. Meintjes joined CIMdata when they acquired CPDA, where he was Research Director for CAE and managed CPDA’s Design/Simulation Council. Previously, he spent nearly 30 years at General Motors. At GM Dr. Meintjes was responsible for the engineering requirements for GM’s Global CAE IT infrastructure and was named Senior Technical Fellow. At GM Powertrain he held strategic, planning, and management positions, to embed simulation tools in the powertrain product development process. Earlier, at the GM Research Laboratories, Dr. Meintjes developed thermodynamic and CFD simulation models for engine performance and combustion, and was instrumental in GM’s acquisition of a Cray supercomputer. Dr. Meintjes holds BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering, with a specialty in Aeronautics, from the University of the Witwatersrand, and an MA and Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Rani Richardson > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

Rani RICHARDSON | CATIA Director of Technical Sales, Dassault Systèmes®

Rani Richardson brings technical expertise and extensive real-life mechanical engineering experience which includes composites and additive manufacturing design and manufacturing to her position as a Director, of CATIA Technical Sales for Light Weight Engineering. In this role she is responsible for leading all activities related to the CATIA brand for Composites and Light Weight Engineering including Additive Manufacturing in North America. Rani consults with Dassault Systèmes customers, particularly industry-leading aerospace, high tech, industrial equipment and automotive companies, concentrating on implementation, education, demonstrations, and business development for the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.