11 March, 2019
13:00 - 17:30


13:00-13:30    Registration
13:30-14:00 Opening and introducing the 10x Material solution
>> Read the abstract here!
Speaker: Dr. Roger Assaker, CEO, e-Xstream engineering

14:00-14:45 Virtual testing of composite laminates across the scales >> Read the abstract here!
Speaker: Prof Pedro Camanho, Professor, University of Porto

14:45-15:15 Networking break

15:15-16:00 Predictive Modelling for Industry 4.0 using Artificial Intelligence >> Read the abstract here!

Speaker: SK Reddy, Chief Product Officer, Hexagon

16:00-16:45 SMART Composites Manufacturing - A unique merger of hardware & software to shorten time-to-market" >> Read the abstract here! 

Speakers: Prof Jan-Anders E. Mansson & Josh Dustin,
Purdue University

16:45-17:30 Accelerating the adoption of polymer additive manufacturing thanks to multi-scale modelling and data management >> Read the abstract here! 

Speaker: Guillaume Boisot, Head of Business Development,
e-Xstream engineering

17:30-18:30 Belgian Beer & Cheese Networking

Speakers biography


Jan-Anders E. Mansson

Distinguished Professor at Purdue University

1981: PhD-degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

1990: Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Director of a newly created chair in Polymer and Composite Technology (LTC) at the Institute of Materials.

Research areas: novel cost-effective materials and manufacturing methods as well as unique additional functionalities, beyond the classical performance characteristics of composite materials. 

2004-2008: Vice-president at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, responsible for a newly created vice presidency in Innovation and Technology Transfer

2000-2008: Swiss Focal Point, under the Swiss Federal Science Agency for the cooperation in Science and Technology with the Republic of Korea.

2008-2016: President of the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS), an International Olympic Committee (IOC) 

2016: Purdue University as Distinguished Professor in Engineering and as Director of the Composite Manufacturing and Simulation Center. He also serves as Co-Executive Director for an Indiana Innovation Network (INMAC).

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Pedro Camanho

Professor at university of Porto

1999: PhD in Composite Materials, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, UK

2014: Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Porto

Main research interests: mechanics of deformation and fracture of advanced polymer composite materials, and new concepts for lightweight composite materials for aerospace applications such as hybrid, nano-structured, and ultra-thin composites

Project and other involvements:

  • Visiting Scientist at NASA-Langley Research Center since 2000
  • Visiting Scientist at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Involved in several research projects funded by the European Space Agency, Airbus, NASA, Embraer, Daimler AG, Aernnova, European Union, FCT, and US Air Force


  • 2006 NASA H.J.E. Reid Award for Outstanding Scientific Paper
  • 2005 Young Researcher in Applied and Computational Mechanics Award
  • 2005-2009 Engineering Fracture Mechanics Most Cited Articles Award
  • 2016 Mechanics of Materials Highly Cited Research Award


SK Reddy

Chief Product Officer at Hexagon

Singamreddy Karunakar as the Chief Product Officer AI in Hexagon, is spearheading the AI Strategy for Hexagon to accelerate the adoption and deployment of AI across various products and solutions in Hexagon.


Singamreddy is an AI expert and a successful twice startup entrepreneur. He is a frequent speaker in conferences and an AI blogger.

More info about the speaker could be found at:

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/skreddy99/

Blogs: www.linkedin.com/in/skreddy99/detail/recent-activity/posts/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/skreddy99/videos


Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE), a state where data is connected seamlessly through the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and intelligence is built-in to all processes. More info about Hexagon could be found at www.hexagon.com.