NAFEMS World Congress 2021


NAFEMS World Congress 2021 – In this year’s participation of Open iT iNAFEMS conferenceswe are pleased to share insights that would benefit various industries such as aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics, manufacturing, and oil & gas.  

Session 1: Quantifying the Value of Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation 
by Gareth Thomas, Country Manager – Benelux, Open iT 
October 26, 2021 | 11:00 (CEST) 

Have you ever wondered how to view the usage of all the different MathWorks toolboxes in your organization? 

As technology becomes more complicated and vendors expand their offerings, there continues to be more overlap between the capabilities of different vendors. MathWorks now has over 100 toolboxes, making it difficult to determine which ones are truly needed in an organization. 

This talk will show how a technical and scientific computing consulting company quantifies the value of using MathWorks tools in their business model and internal team training. In this session, Gareth Thomas will expound and share his experiences in effectively tracking the usage of MATLAB and its different toolboxes, and using that information to drive internal discussions on the value that software usage metering brings to the company.   


Session 2: Measuring the True Value of Your IT Assets 
by Konstantin Trappe, Technical Consultant, Open iT 
October 28, 2021 | 16:05 (CEST) 

Does your IT spending align with your corporate goals?  

 As worldwide IT investments continue to grow, it often ranks as one of the highest expenditures in an enterprise.  Much of this is due to the complexity in managing IT assets, especially with the multitudes of software vendors and the increasing shift to cloud services.  To maximize your IT budget, it is imperative to oversee them by tracking all IT systems to measure how often it is being used, detect duplication, and assess if any upgrades need to be made.  

In this presentation, we will be sharing the best practices for preventive and strategic methods of implementing a software optimization program. We will also demonstrate the results of this program with case studies. Discover how focusing on the right metrics can guide you in understanding the true value of your IT assets, leading to a successful alignment with corporate goals. 



About the Presenters:

Gareth Thomas 
Gareth is the Open iT Country Manager for Benelux and one of the co-founders of VersionBay, which aims to empower companies to make the most of their software portfolio. 
In his past role, he helped develop the EMEA MathWorks channels by partnering with several companies to expand and develop their reach into the academic market.  
 Gareth is very passionate about technology and is fueled by enthusiastic new ideas and thoughts for his own company and industry partners. 

 Konstantin Trappe 
 Konstantin is a Technical Consultant at Open iT and is mainly responsible for producing a consistent format of analyses reports to help organizations use data to create actionable analysis that can optimize and transform business decisions. 
His dedication to further explore data analysis opened opportunities for him on the Pattern Recognition Lab at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, where he fulfills various supporting roles for Enterprise Computing Group.