During recent years computing technology has moved quickly from desktop computers to mobile devices and cloud computing. Such a technology shift provides both CAE vendors and enterprise users with large challenges and large opportunities. In the first part of the lecture we will present Bayer AG's vision for the application of these technologies. What advantages does a global chemical enterprise like Bayer experience, what technological requirements does such an enterprise have, and which challenges does it face? In the second part of the class the Bayer vision is compared to the view of Autodesk, Inc., as an innovative CAE software provider. Cloud and mobile computingjust a vision 5 years agois now reality in a variety of released cloud and mobile apps. How does this technology match the needs of industry? How is it accepted, and will it indeed induce major changes in the ways that CAE is applied in a chemical enterprise like Bayer? We will provide a snapshot of an interesting interaction between industry vision and software vendors' visions.
- Understand the needs of an owner/operator of a process plant
- Understand the value of Autodesk cloud and mobile offering
- Learn about the concerns and challenges of owners when dealing with cloud offerings
- Understand the benefits of a close partnership between industry and Autodesk
Reiner Meyer-Rössl is the process plant industry lead in the Global AEC Sales Development Group at Autodesk, Inc. He joined Autodesk in 2007 with the acquisition of ACPlant technology, which is the base for the Autodesk plant flagship product AutoCAD Plant 3D software. He is responsible for strategic partnerships and projects, managing the Process Plant Industry Eco System (technical partners), and is working on different initiatives such as the Plant Vision and the Autodesk iRING/ISO15926 initiative. He represents Autodesk in various industry groups like DEXPI or Fiatech. Prior to Autodesk, he was owner and managing director of ACPlant Austria, board member of AC Rosa AG, Germany, and chairman of Flow Logic International in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.