November 13-17, 2019
Palm Springs, California

James Scapa

CEO, Altair

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Jim Scapa brings more than 35 years of business growth, innovation and cultural stewardship to his role as Founder, Chairman and CEO of Altair. Jim and two partners identified a need and formed Altair in 1985 with a focus on the then-new field of simulation using high-performance computing. Today, through Jim’s leadership, the company employs more than 2,000 employees with 81 offices across 25 countries.

Altair is a leading global provider of simulation and optimization software, high-performance computing technology, product development software and consulting, and data intelligence solutions to a broad range of industry sectors including automotive, aerospace, government and defense, heavy equipment, ship building, energy, electronics, life sciences, architecture, finance, and construction. Growth has been achieved through long-term nurturing of internal technology development and by strategic acquisitions of complementary technologies that have been successfully integrated into Altair’s offerings.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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