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About the Rev-Sim Initiative

What We Believe: Democratizing Simulation

Forward thinking companies are democratizing simulation using Simulation Apps to gain measurable improvements to innovation, development time, and related product quality. Leveraging the experience and expertise of their most senior analysts allows companies to work with dispersed departments, suppliers and partners confident that they will maintain control, that standards will be enforced and data consistency will be maintained, and also ensuring that the results of the analyses will be valid. For too long, simulation has been in the hands of experts only – it is time to put this powerful tool in the hands of everyone who needs it.

The CAE experts at these companies rapidly embed their expertise into Simulation Apps and validate them. With these easy-to-use, solution-specific Simulation Applications, junior engineers and others in product development teams who are not experts in the underlying simulation tools can now safely and robustly run sophisticated simulations, achieving the promise of Simulation-Driven Design within time and budget constraints by democratizing simulation.

In the companies that have reaped significant ROI from democratizing simulation, there is no longer a question of whether this methodology is essential. While the experts continue to use and need powerful, general-purpose simulation tools, others in the organization who need to run simulations are now able to leverage their expertise using Simulation Applications – the simulation experts are no longer the bottleneck in the design process.

The vision of the Rev-Sim.org website is to become THE web-based resource center and community-building platform that provides education, inspiration, innovation and collaboration in support of the democratization of simulation. From Papers, Feature Articles and Blog Posts to Presentations, Webinars and Customer Successes, this site provides the background and educational materials to help you learn more about democratizing simulation and the measurable results being delivered.

Who We Are

The Revolution in Simulation non-profit initiative and the Rev-Sim.org website are the results of an open collaboration and alliance between a number of leading simulation industry professionals who have volunteered their time, expertise, and passion.

We are especially thankful for the contributions from the many Topic Moderators who curate the topics found on the “How it Works” pages and other simulation experts. These individuals, who are all volunteers and receive no compensation from participation, serve as our Board of Advisors. We are equally appreciative of the Founding Sponsors who have also given their time, talent and money to help jump-start the Revolution in Simulation platform.

Finally, the Revolution in Simulation Executive Operating Committee consists of the following individuals who have contributed much of their time and experience over recent months:

Malcolm Panthaki, Founder & CTO of Comet Solutions, may be reached at malcolm@rev-sim.org when he is not out pursuing his other deep love, nature photography (here’s a tiny sample of his growing body of work). He has devoted most of his professional career to making simulation more accessible, first to the experts, and now, since the early 2000’s to the democratization of simulation. As one of the initial group of industry experts involved in the ASSESS Initiative, he realized a need that wasn’t being met, and decided to rally the troops to create the Revolution in Simulation online community, to provide end-users with all the resources needed to democratize simulation. Connect with Malcolm on LinkedIn.

Rich McFall,  Managing Practice Director at PLM Alliances LLC, may be contacted at rich@rev-sim.org except when he is unplugged out on a trip exploring other countries and cultures. His professional passion is helping to build partnerships, alliances, and communities across the different  market segments within the larger global PLM ecosystem, including CAE. He was drawn to work with the Revolution in Simulation initiative because of his experience that the greatest innovations often come from new or small-midsize independent software providers who by forming alliances can do more faster than status-quo market leaders. Connect with Rich on LinkedIn.

Bob Farrell, Jr., Founder of Farrell MarCom Services LLC may be contacted at bob@rev-sim.org  unless he is out working on his golf game.  Bob provides marketing communications / content marketing services to B2B technology companies.  His career began at SDRC (now Siemens PLM) and along the way Bob has provided services for companies focused on new product development, product data interoperability, simulation, manufacturing and supply chain software.  He sees democratized simulation as the next big industry game changer. Connect with Bob on LinkedIn.

Scott Botkins, Webmaster Scott Botkins may be reached at scott@rev-sim.org when he is not off the grid and fly fishing somewhere in the Great Smoky Mountains.

How To Contribute and Participate

We invite others to join us as there are many opportunities to volunteer and participate regardless of your years of experience or special interests. Contact us now.