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Five Can’t-Miss Presentations from Future.Industry 2024

We’d like to thank everyone who helped make Future.Industry 2024 a resounding success. We’re proud that our annual flagship global event once again shined a light on the technology, trends, organizations, and leaders that are poised to create a better future for all. Undoubtedly, this year’s event lived up to its theme: the “science of possibility.”

Want to revisit the Future.Industry 2024’s key presentations or catch up on material you missed? We’ve got you covered – all the presentations are available here. Below, we’ll explore five of the key presentations from this year’s event.


1. “Disrupt to Win with Computational Innovation Intelligence”

Altair CEO Jim Scapa kicked off the event by outlining Altair’s nearly 40-year-long computational intelligence legacy and how it’s helping create a safer, more connected, and more sustainable future. Scapa dives into how Altair’s key platforms – Altair® HyperWorks®, Altair® RapidMiner®, Altair® HPCWorks™, and Altair One™ – are driving simulation-driven design, providing unmatched data insight, and delivering unprecedented computing capabilities.

Key takeaway: “Our vision continues to come to fruition, especially as I look out and see how our customers are embracing the expertise and technology we offer.” 


2. “DEKA & ARMI Innovating Humanity: A Fireside Chat with Dean Kamen”

In this fireside chat, Scapa is joined by visionary leader and inventor Dean Kamen, most known for his work as the founder of FIRST, DEKA Research and Development Corp., and Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), along with the invention of the Segway. Together, Scapa and Kamen explore the intersection of technology, healthcare, and regenerative medicine, unveiling the threads of creativity and collaboration that have woven the fabric of Kamen's career. 

Key takeaway: “My advice to people is: there are no shortcuts, get used to failure. As long as you can pick yourself up from a failure and say you learned something, you’re a winner. Always keep going.” – Dean Kamen


3. “Trends in the Semiconductor Market”

To cover the latest in the global semiconductor landscape, we welcomed Simon Segars, a renowned figure in the tech industry with more than 30 years of experience as the former CEO of ARM and a current board member for Dolby Laboratories, Vodafone, and more. Segars explains how the semiconductor market – the backbone of our modern digital world – is undergoing rapid transformation thanks to technological advancements, evolving industry demands, and more.

Key takeaway: “Technology is advancing, use cases are changing, the people who are building silicon are changing – perhaps it’s time to rethink the business model fundamentals behind everything. It’s an amazing time to be in the industry – there’s never a dull day in the semiconductor space.”


4. “10 Must-Haves When Choosing an Enterprise AI Platform”

For tips on enterprise AI platforms, tune in to this presentation from Mike Gualtieri, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester. Anywhere you look, talk of artificial intelligence (AI) is unavoidable. AI is no longer a “nice-to-have” – today, AI applications are essential for companies that want to be at the cutting edge. Increasingly, organizations are turning to no-code/low-code AI platforms to support the complex, multi-stakeholder life cycle that is modern enterprise development. Watch Gualtieri to see the complete list of features and capabilities all enterprise AI platforms should have.

Key takeaway: “If you want to accelerate your AI applications, look at AI/machine learning platforms and ask: How does it accelerate training? How does it accelerate data? How does it accelerate deployment? And how does it facilitate collaboration amongst all of those steps and roles?”


5. “Ethics in AI Panel: Shaping Tomorrow's Technology”

Last, but not least, is a compelling discussion featuring panelists from some of the world’s top organizations, including Google, PwC, the University of Florida, the AI for Good Foundation, and the Centre for AI & Digital Policy. Moderated by Sean Lang – host of Altair’s Future Says podcast – the panel explores the latest ideas shaping modern AI ethics and regulation. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to delve into the critical intersections of technology and morality and explore the need for ethical considerations in AI development.

Key takeaway: “The ethical framework [for AI] is a societal framework. It’s scale-free – it’s not about a technology, or a particular behavior or sector. When we talk about AI, I think [considering] the interaction [of AI] with our expectations for society in general is important. I wouldn’t want to talk about AI in a vacuum.” – James Hodson, AI for Good Foundation


Don’t Miss Out! See All the Presentations from Future.Industry 2024

These presentations will get you up to speed on the industry’s biggest current and future trends, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Click here to see the full list of Future.Industry 2024 presentations.