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Simio User Group Meeting with Advanced Training
May 7-11, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA

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2nd Annual Simio User Group

Simio is excited for the second user group meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on May 7-8th, 2018 with Advanced Training following on May 9-11th, 2018. We invite you to join other users and friends of Simio in a various industries and companies such as: Boeing, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Bayer, Spirit Airlines, Roche and many more!

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schedule (Subject to Change)

8.00 am


speaker: Simio | Location: Outside Commonwealth Room

9.00 am


speaker: Simio | location: Commonwealth Room

9.15 am

HDR, Architecture

Speaker: Sean Carr | Location: Commonwealth Room

Speaker: Zhanting Gao

Speaker: Olivia Pewzer

Topic: Application of Simio in Architecture Environment Focusing on Linking Simio to Architectural Design Software

9.45 am

OTTO Motors (Clearpath Robotics)

speaker: Michael-Anthony Tedesco | Location: Commonwealth Room

speaker: Bonnie Yue

Topic: Experience and Best Practices for Creating Reusable Simio Assets

10.15 am

Paragon Decision Science

Speaker: Marcelo Moretti Fioroni | Location: Commonwealth Room

Topic: Simulation of Automated Warehouse at Quimica Amparo

10.45 am


Location: Commonwealth Room

11.00 am

Vidant Health

Speaker: Michael Zimmer | Location: Commonwealth Room

Topic: Utlization and Capacity Modeling for Radiology Modalities: MRI and Interventional Radiology

11.30 am

Lockheed Martin

Speaker: Lauren Gibbens | Location: Commonwealth Room

Speaker: Ryan Skinner

Material Flow Transportation Model for Full Rate Production

12.00 pm

Roche Diagnostics | ZHAW

Speaker: Adrian Lötscher | Location: Commonwealth Room

Speaker: Ismael Zeaf

Topic: Advanced Simulation Building Block Libraries

12.30 pm


Location: Sterling Room

1.30 pm

Company Update & New Features

Speaker: Simio | Location: Commonwealth Room

2.00 pm

User Feedback

Speaker: Simio | Location: Commonwealth Room

3.00 pm


Location: Commonwealth Room

3.15 pm

The Many Uses of Dashboards

Speaker: Simio | location: Commonwealth Room

3.45 pm

Using the Simio API

Speaker: Simio | location: Commonwealth Room

4.15 pm

Industry 4.0

Speaker: Simio | Location: Commonwealth Room

4.45 pm

Pittsburgh Themed Happy Hour

Location: Sterling Room

6.30-9.30 pm

Networking Dinner

Location: PNC Park Club Level

We invite you to join us for networking, drink and dinner at PNC Park.

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9.00 am


speaker: Philipp Ernst | Location: Commonwealth Room

speaker: Katrin Brandt

Topic: Virtual Factory at Bayer

9.30 am

Northeastern University

speaker: Mohammad Dehghani | Location: Commonwealth Room

Topic: Simulation-Optimization with Data-Table inputs: An appointment scheduling case study

10.00 am


Speaker: Daley Mikalson | Location: Commonwealth Room

Topic: Investigating the Impact of Regulatory Changes on Airport Security Throughput

10.30 am


location: Commonwealth Room

10.45 am

Systems Navigator

Speaker: Rienk Bijlsma |location: Commonwealth Room

Topic: Simulation of the Loading Racks for Railcars at an Oil Terminal

11.15 am

West Jet

Speaker: Jennifer Kneller | location: Commonwealth Room

Topic: Network Planning-Optimization of a Planned Schedule

11.45 am

Dennis Group

Speaker: Satish Mallya | location: Commonwealth Room

Topic: Robotic Applications in Simio

12.15 pm


location: Sterling Room

1.15 pm

Data Driven Models

Speaker: Simio | Location: Commonwealth Room

1.45 pm

General Simulation Approaches, Best Practices, Selling to Executives

Speaker: Simio | Location: Commonwealth Room

2.15 pm

Scheduling Features for Simulation Models

Speaker: Simio | location: Commonwealth Room

2.45 pm


location: Commonwealth Room

3.00 pm

Modeling Tips and Tricks

Speaker: Simio | location: Commonwealth Room

3.30 pm

AutoCreate and CreateFromThis

Speaker: Simio | location: Commonwealth Room

4.00 pm

Advanced Process Logic and Tokens

Speaker: Simio | location: Commonwealth Room

Venue overview

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh

Prominently embraced by the confluence of Pittsburgh’s famed three rivers, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown is your gateway to the city of Pittsburgh. The iconic hotel delivers hospitality as dynamic and refreshing as the city’s distinctive landscape, renowned arts community, growing global industries, and proud cultural heritage.

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User Group Registration Costs

General Registraion


  • Ends April 5, 2018



  • Ends May 2, 2018

Advanced Training Registration Costs

Day 1


  • Targeted at all Simio users who want to expand on what they have learned during Simio Level 2 training. It will include advanced treatment of topics like task sequences, debugging techniques, subclassing, functions, processes, steps, and tables.
  • Note: Training will be from 8am - 5pm

Day 1 & 2


  • Will feature twin goals: to expand on Day 1 with still more simulation topics, and to introduce some Enterprise-specific topics that are useful in both simulation and scheduling. This will include topics like: changeovers, work schedules, materials, dynamic selection rules, auto creating from tables, logs, and dashboards.
  • Note: Training will be from 8am - 5pm

Day 1, 2, & 3


  • Building on Day 1 & 2 and will target Enterprise users to provide a solid coverage of simulation-based scheduling. It will include topics such as scheduling project approach, model driven approach, data generated approach, output tables, targets, Gantts, Portal, results comparison, and experimentation and model optimization (OptQuest).
  • Note: Training will be from 8am - 5pm

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User Group Meeting
Day 1 Advanced Training
Day 2 Advanced Training
Day 3 Advanced Training

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