In every development project, choosing the suitable material is a crucial decision with many interdependencies, and especially in globally distributed value chains, this becomes a challenging task. Material Data Access and availability affect engineering, sourcing, technical purchasing, and needs to address many interests.
With more data available to engineers than ever before, how will they translate these streams into usable information that can be retained as organizational knowledge? As the ability of computers to perform traditional engineering analysis advances relentlessly, the skill requirements for engineers will continue to change. Engineers face not just the technical challenge of multi-domain, multi-physics, and multi-fidelity modeling but also the need to be an effective part of a multi-disciplined, multi-national, and multi-cultural virtual team. Hear industry perspectives on the technologies that will shape the future of engineering and the skills that will be required to apply them.