2018 Florida Simulation Summit


Orange County and the National Center for Simulation (NCS) hosted the fourth annual Florida Simulation Summit on Sept. 6, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center.

The Summit continues to showcase the strong progress, synergy and development of the Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) industry in Central Florida and statewide. This year’s event highlighted Digital Twin Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) with a focus in virtual system simulations.

Keynote speaker Bill Schmarzo, Chief Technology Officer IoT and Analytics for Hitachi Vantara, provided insight on Digital Twin Technology. His presentation focused on how a broad range of industries can effectively monetize their analytics and data to improve decisions, optimize their economies of scale and ultimately serve their customers better.

The luncheon keynote speaker Fram Akiki, Vice President of the Electronics Industry at Siemens PLM Software, spoke on customized digital products and how that trend affects manufacturing and product personalization for consumers. Data and analytics collection assists automation and robotics which determines the way digital products are evolving. With the advent of increased connectivity and improving customer experience, devices are getting faster and smaller – which is also fueling the need for innovative digital transformations across all industries.