Simulation Leadership Forum - EDRMedeso

Simulation Leadership Forum

Sep 11 2019
2 days
800 EUR
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The focus on digitalization and innovation speed has brought engineering simulations to the desks of top executives: Could this be the tool that gives us an advantage in relation to our competitors when it comes to innovation, time to market and quality? How can we successfully manage the integration of simulations in our product development process? Furthermore, how do we know if our investments in simulation technology give us a good return?

This event focused on simulation driven business transformation. What is the business case of simulations? What happens when simulations drive the design and when the questions turn from ”This is my design, let me know how good it is” to “This is the performance I want, please let me know what the design should look like”. How do you re-organize when the whole concept and product development process changes? And how does this link to Additive manufacturing, IoT and autonomous vehicles?

Agenda day 1 Democratization of simulation

12.00 Registration and Lunch

13.00 Introduction of day 1

13.30 Torbjörn Virdung, Volvo Cars – CFD Simulation Workflows at Volvo Car Corporation – Optimizing Simulation throughput

14.15 Coffee

14.45 Jakob Vernersen, Grundfos

15.15 Matti Kauhanen, ABB Oy

15.45 Panel discussion

16.30 End of day 1

19.00 Dinner at the hotel


Agenda day 2 Expanding the scope of simulations

08.00 Coffee

08.30 Introduction of day 2

08.45 Seyed Hosseini, RISE IVF

09.30 Matts Karlsson, Linköping Universitet

10.15 Coffee

10.30 Martin Larsen, Oticon

11.15 Panel discussion: Summary and concluding discussion

12.00 Lunch

13.00 End of conference



Torbjörn Virdung is Technical Expert for Complete Vehicle CFD at Volvo Car Group. As Technical Expert, Torbjörn is working on all CFD-rated questions at Volvo Car Group, within most, if not all attributes, including Aerodynamics, Cooling Performance & Heat Management, Contamination, Climate Comfort, Aero Acoustics and Propulsion.

Torbjörn will talk about the CFD-workflows at Volvo Car Group, from PLM to Results, and last year’s efforts on streamlining these workflows and CFD-methods, not only within each attribute, but also across the company. He will also touch on democratization of CFD simulations, and code choices for different methods and project phases


Jakob Vernersen is driving the Simulation Driven Development initiative in Grundfos and has been leading the team that brought engineering simulations to top management attention in Grundfos. By taking several strategic and tactical steps over the last six years, Jakob and his team have led simulations to a level that even on a global level is in the forefront and that is slowly breaking down the development silos in his company.

An important aspect of the Simulation Driven Development journey has been to broaden the usage and make simulation accessible also to designers and even non-engineers by embedding tools and workflows in simulation apps. But there are more dimensions to this story that Jakob will tell us about.


Seyed Hosseini is managing the additive manufacturing team at RISE IVF, and is also Vice director of the Swedish Metal AM-Arena project. In both roles Seyed has been a strong advocate for engineering simulations throughout the design process of AM parts. In particular how to increase the turnaround time of the AM value chain, hence strengthening the business case of AM for an increasing range of applications and industries.

Seyed will talk about the AM journey at RISE-IVF, and how design and simulations for additive has helped RISE-IVF reach their ambitious targets for their industrial research and have a better outreach by managing major parts of the supply chain in additive manufacturing.


Matts Karlsson, Professor from Linkoping University and the National Supercomputer Centre, has a wide range of research interests including image-based biomedical modelling and simulation, engineering fluid mechanics and heat transfer in industrial applications, turbulence as well as high-performance computing. Matts will talk about the unification of high-resolution measurements and extreme-scale simulations in a variety of applications ranging from biomedical applications and scale-resolved vehicle aerodynamics simulations to multi-phase flows and advanced multi-scale multi-physics for chemical vapour deposition simulations.


Matti Kauhanen is heading the Technology Management Office in the Drives Business Unit, which is responsible for electric drives, related solutions and services within the ABB Group. ABB is the global market leader in variable speed drives business. He joined Strömberg in 1984 and since then he has held various positions from design engineer to management within the company in the areas of research and development.
Mr. Kauhanen has more than 30 years of experience in electric drives. Since 2000, he has been responsible for technology and platform development for various products. His focus has been research and technology development for product portfolio. Remarkable results have been achieved – enabling new features, higher reliability, better performance and more competitive VSD products.

Digital powertrain, digital twins, analytics, software platform and connectivity technologies are some of his latest research and development objectives to improve productivity.

Kauhanen holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics, Control and Computer Technology).


Martin Larsen is Lead developer for a team of 20 people at Oticon. For a long time he has expanded the use of simulation in the development work at Oticon where more physics have been added continuously.
He is now leading a simulation democratization project where he is rolling out simulation technology to sister companies in the Oticon group, with the philosophy that everyone should use the same tool, independent of function. In his presentation he will guide us through the challenges that this may cause, but also the upsides of such approach



Conference hotel and accommodation

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Phone: +45 32 501 501 E-mail:
Ellehammersvej 20  | 2770 Kastrup |  Danmark |

For hotel room discount please refer to EDRMedeso #3034GR015108



Limited number of places, please register today!

Conference fee is 800 EUR and will be invoiced after registration is completed.
(including: conference, lunch x 2, coffee, dinner day 1 )

If you have registered and can’t attend for some reason we need to have this information in writing August 15 at the latest.
If EDRMedeso receives cancellation after that date, 100% of the registration fee will be invoiced.


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