A 2-Day Virtual Conference to drive next-generation solutions

Let’s converge virtually to create an optimum simulated reality

MSC Software’s User Conference 2020 is an opportunity to explore what’s happening in the design and engineering space. Become a virtual contributor and participant in the manufacturing trends we are heading towards. Listen to key notes from MSC Software and Hexagon Experts, become an integral part of talks and discussions around ‘Engineering Convergence.

MSC Software sees engineers and manufacturers at the point of convergence and with the Virtual User Conference 2020, MSC Software experts and participants are attempting to deliver speed on technology’s commitment. Network with our Company Executives, Engineers, Product Developers, CAE Specialists, our Partners and Academicians.

Conference Agenda includes:

  • Insights by Hexagon and MSC Senior Leaders
  • Network one-on-one with Domain Experts
  • Key customer presentations
  • MSC Software products range understanding
  • Paper presentations based on different domains
  • Peer interaction in spite of the pandemic
  • Zones

Let’s collaborate, discuss studies and get insights into strategies to move forward with engineering softwares, simulation technologies and more.

Conference Registration

Conference Highlights

Keynote Sessions & New Technology Overview

Keynote Sessions &
New Technology Overview

Media Coverage

User Paper

Dedicated Product Workshops

Dedicated Product

Networking Opportunities


Conference Speakers


Sridhar Dharmarajan (DS) is the Executive Vice President & Managing Director – Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence India and MSC Software, Indo-Pacific. In his role, he is responsible for India sales operations of the Metrology and Production Software portfolios, as well as MSC Software and Q-DAS. He also oversees the MSC Software Indo-Pacific regional business operations across India, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand.

He joined MSC Software Corporation in 2007 establishing the company’s first sales office in the Region. Over the past decade, he has built and retained high performing teams. He has been responsible for the company's market leadership and 10x growth. Before MSC Software Corporation, between 2002-2006, Mr. Dharmarajan was responsible for successfully setting up the MatrixOne operations in India.

He is also a successful entrepreneur who has set up two companies - Bluefont Technologies and Pixtel communications (Pixtel was sold to Mindtek, Taiwan) in the early 2000’s. It is during this time Mr. Dharmarajan acquired an in-depth knowledge of setting up and running a software company end-to-end. Mr. Dharmarajan started his career with Wipro Infotech. After leaving Wipro, he was handpicked to be a part of a core team to establish SDRC (now Siemens PLM) in India. During his eight-year tenure at SDRC, he was the recipient of numerous technical and sales excellence awards and played a vital role in the success of SDRC in the country.

Mr. Dharmarajan has completed his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. He is based in Bangalore and calls the Garden City his home.

Sridhar Dharmarajan

Sridhar Dharmarajan (DS)

Executive Vice President & Managing Director – Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence India & MSC Software, Indo Pacific


Dr. Assaker holds a PhD and MS in Aerospace Engineering with a strong focus on nonlinear computational mechanics where he totals more than 20 years of experience. He complemented his engineering education with an MBA in International Business and several advanced technology, business and entrepreneurship courses from prestigious universities such as MIT. In parallel to growing e-Xstream to be the world leader in advanced composite modeling, he is the Vice Chairman of NAFEMS Composite Working Group and active member of other technical material associations such as SPE and SAMPE.

Roger Assaker

Roger Assaker

CEO, MSC Software


Paolo Guglielmini is President, Manufacturing Intelligence Division. Mr. Guglielmini leads the strategic and commercial development of Hexagon’s Smart Factory Solutions in the world of manufacturing. He has served in key roles since joining Hexagon in 2010 – from strategy and business development to mergers and acquisitions – and most recently as the president over Hexagon's Smart Factory design & engineering portfolio.

Since joining Hexagon in 2010, Paolo has served in multiple roles in business development, product management and M&A, ultimately as EVP of Business Development. He has been highly instrumental in leading Hexagon's evolution from a leader in dimensional metrology to a provider of software-centric quality solutions across the lifecycle.

Previously, Paolo served as Consultant at Accenture in the Technology practice and Project Leader at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research). Paolo holds a MSc. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the IMD Business School.

Paolo Gugliemini

Paolo Gugliemini

President, Manufacturing Intelligence division


Boon Choon Lim is the President, Korea, ASEAN, Pacific, India at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. As an experienced engineering professional with over twenty years' experience managing industrial business and metrology solutions, Boon Choon has worked across multiple renowned organizations and leadership roles. Beginning his career as an application engineer, Boon Choon was instrumental in leading and growing businesses to double digit profits in the Asia Pacific region.

His experience covers a range of markets from Oil & Gas, Energy & Power, Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics to Medical industries.

Boon Choon holds an MBA and a M.Eng degree, from one of UK’s leading MBA schools, University of Strathclyde and Singapore’s highly acclaimed National University of Singapore.

Boon Choon Lim

Boon Choon Lim

President, Korea, ASEAN, Pacific, India at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence


Makoto holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University in Japan and has spent his whole career in Software Cradle since 2002 starting as a Computer Programmer to become Product Manager, then Head of Development, and since 2019, President and CEO of Software Cradle, that is now a Hexagon company. He is passionate about delivering quality Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software that is fast, accurate yet usable by engineers around the world to solve real-world engineering problems.

Makoto Shibahara

Makoto Shibahara

President and CEO, Software Cradle


Dr. Hendrik Schaftall is the Managing Director and CEO of Simufact Engineering, part of MSC Software and Hexagon. He is responsible for leading the company. Together with his partner Michael Wohlmuth, Hendrik Schafstall founded FEMUTEC engineering in 1995 – today´s Simufact Engineering GmbH.

Prior to the company founding, he was employed as a research associate at the Helmut-Schmidt-University of Hamburg, obtaining his doctorate researching friction models in cold massive forming. He was a mechanical engineering student at the Leibniz University of Hannover and received a diploma as a graduate engineer.

Hendrik Schafstall

Hendrik Schafstall

Managing Director and CEO, Simufact Engineering, part of MSC Software and Hexagon

Conference Agenda

User Conference 2020 - Virtual Event | December 2-3, 2020

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