On Wednesday, Sept. 29, several representatives from solidThinking, Inc. and colleagues from parent company Altair Engineering, Inc. attended the TEDxDetroit conference at the Detroit Institute of Arts to listen, learn and collaborate with leaders from across metro Detroit. The general theme of the conference, “ideas worth sharing”, was reflected in the range of speakers, artists and musicians who spoke throughout the day as well as in the nearly 900 attendees,
Jim Scapa, president and CEO of Altair, spoke about “Lessons Learned in Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation”. During his presentation, Jim shared with attendees his personal experiences launching and growing an innovative business in metro Detroit. Jim also outlined his coined ‘high IIQ’ – Innovation Intelligence Quotient. The high IIQ is accomplished through strong culture, diversity and broad communications.
solidThinking and Altair also participated in the event’s TEDxLabs section, where creative companies shared with attendees their latest innovations. In addition to several design images and videos of renderings, the Altair and solidThinking booth featured several architectural prototypes, including a roof and chair that were created using solidThinking Inspired’s morphogenesis technology and a BUSolutions prototype, another Altair innovation that we recently featured in the solidThinking blog.
solidThinking was excited to connect with TEDxDetroit’s attending business representatives, luminaries and thought leaders and looks forward to coming TED events. For more information on Altair, please follow their Twitter handle at www.twitter.com/Altair_US or check out their website at www.altair.com.