International CAE Conference and Exhibition
International CAE Conference and Exhibition

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The 2021 edition will focus on the trends, technologies, issues and how-to’s of sustainable and successful digital transformation and the key role that engineering simulation has to play in achieving the desired outcome.

Discussions and activities related to digital transformation currently dominate all spheres of life – even more so as a result of the powerful effects of the global pandemic that continue to ripple across the world.

Companies in particular are tackling digital transformation, convinced of the important benefits it contributes to competitive advantage by enabling them to enrich their offers with "intelligent" services; increase production flexibility; influence times, costs, and product quality; achieve greater integration in their supply chain; and generally, improve the technical and energy efficiency of their industrial processes. The individual entrepreneur’s strategy, therefore, dovetails into and is supported by the strategies that countries implement to facilitate this digital transformation process in order to maintain their own competitive advantage globally.

However, digital transformation requires a profound revision of the culture of innovation in countries and in individual organizations, since it requires a rewriting of the rules of business; the logic of competition; strategies around human resources for skills sourcing, retention, and redeployment; and the hierarchies governing the processes of design, production, and product maintenance over its service life – all within the overarching generational imperative of sustainability.

In this context, business leaders undertaking digital transformation projects need to understand how to use key technologies sustainably, in a manner that is harmonious, organic, coordinated and proportionate to the organization’s specific objectives, and to source the necessary skills – either by creating or acquiring them – to exploit these technologies to their full potential.

Each mismatch between these "factors of production" can, at worst, compromise the result or at least impede its attainment and make it increasingly difficult to achieve. Moreover, time is a greater constraint than ever before given the speed of evolution in the digital and virtual environment.

There is no place for skepticism. But, equally, there is also no place for uninformed or incorrect choices that inevitably leads to the blame for the lack of results being attributed – erroneously – to the inadequacy of the technologies.

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For 37 years, the International CAE Conference has striven to provide exhaustive and up-to-date information regarding both the technologies available for engineering simulation, and the knowledge necessary for their use (where, when, why, and how to use them successfully). Over the past few years, the International CAE Conference has broadened its focus to include the interactions with the other technologies that enable the digital transformation.
These are an essential and substantial part of any successful process, which itself cannot occur without its own temporal sustainability and value. The presumption, in many cases, is that engineering simulation is the choreographer and orchestrator of a sustainable and effective transformation process.

The 2021 edition will focus on the trends, technologies, issues and how-to’s of sustainable and successful digital transformation and the key role that engineering simulation has to play in achieving the desired outcome.

Stay tuned!


Vicenza Convention centre

Vicenza Convention Centre
@Fiera di Vicenza
Via dell’Oreficeria 16 | 36100 Vicenza | ITALY

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The "city of Palladio"

Universally known as the “City of Palladio”, Vicenza one of the most ancient cities in Veneto – strategically located in an area within a host of possibilities when it comes to culture, natural beauty, productive resources and wine and food culture, as well as small towns just waiting to be discovered.

This ‘picture perfect’  city is a real jewel to those visitors walk through the old town centre: they will discover a wealth of art which has inspired famous writers such as Goethe, Camus, Fogazzaro, and Goffredo Parise. The piazza dei signori is an obligatory stop with its Basilica Palladiana and Loggia del Capitaniato; while the Teatro Olimpico, the Rotonda and the Basilica di Monte Berico should also not be missed.

Vicenza has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.

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