• Design
        • The most significant opportunities to impact the cost of building and operating a ship are found in the design and engineering phase.

          Initial Design  |  Basic Design  |  Detailed Design

        • Build
        • Even a smaller shipbuilding project is immense in scope and scale. Manage the challenges that are unique to ship construction.

          Prepare  |  Fabricate  |  Assemble

        • Maintain
        • With the majority of a ship’s life taking place after it’s been built, it’s crucial to ensure that the organization has a clear picture of the vessel at all times.

          Digital Twin  |  Repair / Refit  |  Operations

        • Nexus
        • SSI Nexus is the place where users, creators, & implementers of SSI software get together. Here they discuss best practices & industry trends, tackle common challenges, gain access to the latest software, and provide input into the future of the products that bring them together.

        • MyLearning
        • SSI MyLearning is where SSI users can access detailed training exercises, materials, courses, and certifications. The self-directed training curriculum ensures that training happens on your schedule and when you need it most.

        • SSI Blogs
        • The SSI blog is your place to get insights into the intersection of shipbuilding and technology, how our industry is moving forward, and keep up with SSI news. It’s the only place to read the latest from Denis Morais and Darren Larkins, SSI’s co-CEOs.

          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Shipbuilding Solutions

        • ShipConstructor
        • Engineering information is a shipbuilder’s most important asset. Getting that information to fit your business means using a solution that is built to handle shipbuilding’s unique challenges and information requirements throughout each stage of a vessel’s lifecycle.

        • EnterprisePlatform
        • Every process in a shipyard requires data. Seamlessly sharing that data across tools in the correct format needed allows for meaningful, actionable information to be consumed throughout the organization. Providing the freedom to choose the tailored tools required for a shipbuilding project.

        • ShipbuildingPLM
        • ShipbuildingPLM is the only product lifecycle management (PLM) platform that is specifically built for the business of shipbuilding. It allows your shipyard to manage and organize information, understand change, build a foundation for digital innovation, and support MRO activities – without the risks and costs of traditional PLM implementations.

        • Company
        • Learn more about SSI and our leadership.

        • Locations & Contact
        • You need a partner with a global presence.

        • News
        • The latest on SSI and shipbuilding.

        • Events
        • Join us at our next event, conference, or trade show.

        • Partners
        • Learn more about our Platform and Development Partners.

        • Clients
        • See the industry leaders who trust SSI.

        • Careers
        • Help us make the business of shipbuilding possible.

Register for
SSI World Shipbuilding Conference 2022

October 4-6 in Mobile, Alabama

Speakers & Presentations

Tom Perrine

Vice President of Engineering at Austal

Mr. Thomas Perrine is the Vice President of Engineering for Austal USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Austal Limited. In this position, Mr. Perrine reports directly to the Austal USA President and he oversees the work of over 400 engineers, naval architects, designers and other engineering support staff.

Presenting

Driving Innovation & Industry Technology Collaboration through NSRP

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has been a bulwark of shipbuilding innovation in the United States. Austal USA’s Vice President of Engineering showcases how the industry has been driving that innovation, collaborating closely for success, and what results key NSRP projects have achieved.

Alan Mendel

VP Business Development, Government & Defense for Aras

Mr. Mendel is a seasoned international business professional with over 35 years of experience in the design automation and product lifecycle management (PLM) business. He has led the Aras North American Operations team and now leads the Aras Government and Defense business. Mr. Mendel is an authority on methodologies and technology solutions for digital transformation, product development and product lifecycle management.

Presenting

Aras Company and Platform Updates – Agile, Upgradeable and Successful Digital Transformation

The Aras mission is to reinvent software for engineering and manufacturing to empower our customers with the flexibility to overcome tomorrow’s challenges. Successful digital transformation initiatives within shipbuilders around the globe have depended on the Aras platform to meet their current and evolving needs. This presentation will include an Aras company and platform update, an overview of our new Enterprise Cloud offering, and a review of our leading shipbuilding users and why they transitioned from their legacy tools to adopt the Aras low-code rapid deployable and fully upgradeable enterprise PLM platform and soluton.

JC Piat

Senior Project Manager at Austal

Jean-Christophe Piat is a senior project manager at Austal and an expert in true organization-wide digital transformation. JC has experience implementing PLM and ERP and will be at SSIWSC to discuss Austal’s digital transformation process with SSI.

Presenting

A Partner Case Study – Taking the Digital Transformation Journey with SSI

Austal is a leader in true organization-wide digital transformation. JC Piat, Austal’s Senior Project Manager, showcases how Austal’s approach to PLM implementation, ERP integration, and the milestones they’re working on all work together as part of a holistic transformation effort.

Runar Aasen

Manager at B&A Software

Co-founder and manager of B&A Software AS Runar has a Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture from the University of Trondheim in Norway, and has worked for more than 25 years in the mass properties software business. Runar was worked with major shipbuilders and ship designers all over the world as clients and has authored and co-authored several technical papers on the subject of weight engineering.

Presenting

Creating ShipConstructor Parts from ExpressMarine3D

Seamlessly moving early design models into basic and detailed design saves hundreds of modeling hours. Join Runar Aasen to see how an ExpressMarine 3D parametric structure model can be transitioned right to ShipConstructor.

Craig Tulk

Product Business Analyst at SSI

Prior to SSI he gained several years of shipbuilding experience, advancing in roles as a 3D Modeler, Lead Designer, Detail Design Project Manager and Business Development Officer. He is a SNAME member and for 6 years has been paying back to the marine industry by performing various volunteer rolls for the society, currently as FVP – Knowledge Management.
Craig will start the conference with an overview of SSI’s software evolution since 2018.

Presenting

Past, Present & Future – A Product Development Roadmap Review of SSI

SSI is constantly building towards our goal of empowering the business of shipbuilding. Get a first-hand look at our current focus, roadmap for next year, and where we are going beyond 2023 in the development of ShipConstructor, ShipbuildingPLM, and EnterprisePlatform.

Matthew Witzeling

Client Success Evangelist at SSI

Matthew has 14 years of experience working as a drafter, designer, manufacturing engineer, technical supervisor, and project manager at Gunderson Shipyard. Matt is SSI’s Client Success Evangelist and has been a part of every aspect of shipbuilding for decades.

Presenting

Utilizing the ShipConstructor Clash Detection Capabilities

One of the primary goals of a 3D model is to check for problems and correct them before they happen. In this session, learn how Clashes have been improved to run faster and utilize background processing to support real time workflows and how these improved workflows allow designers to stay in their design space, actively check for clashes, and correct them as part of a more streamlined modeling process.

Exploring the Product Model Through the Power Part Views

Navigating project information can present a challenge at any stage of the model development process and SSI now provides more robust tools than ever to provide context for modeling and exploration of the overall model. In this session, you will be introduced to the new ways PartViews can be loaded and tailored to the designer’s needs, explore new methods of filtering object types such as Equipment or Curved plate that allow a designer to control what context is being included, and more.

Joseph O’Brien

Product Owner at SSI

Joseph is a Product Owner at SSI. He is also a naval architect and has had technical lead and product management roles in naval shipbuilding, submarine refit, and commercial vessel procurement.

Presenting

How to Manage Change with the Integrated SSI Product Suite

Excellence in change management is critical for shipbuilding success. Through a sample workflow, see how to better manage, execute, and report on an ECO using Locking, Tasks, and ShipExplorer.

Blair Johnston

Senior Product Owner at SSI

Blair is Senior Product Owner/Product Manager at SSI, specializing in the design and development of applications in C#.

Presenting

Functional Design to Detail Design Transition within ShipConstructor

An overview of PIL based workflows to improve the flow from functional to detail design in ShipConstructor. See the PIL as a representation of the functional design within ShipConstructor, synchronizing with original sources and leveraged to help build out the detailed design. Also learn how change is accommodated in the workflow.

Norman Eldridge

Senior Product Owner at SSI

Norman Eldridge is a senior Product Owner and has lead SSI’s Client Success Team for over a decade. Norman and the Client Success team recognize the many challenges and trends faced by todays shipbuilding industry.

Presenting

Options for Supporting Geographically Distributed Teams

Shipbuilding industry trends increasingly require the ability to connect geographically distributed teams and partners to projects in real-time. Norman will explain several of SSI’s solutions for supporting geographically distributed teams working on the same project.

Jason Rancourt

Senior Client Success Specialist at SSI

Jason Rancourt is an experienced Client Success Specialist who has been with SSI since 2003. He has worked closely with the SSI development team, clients and third party integrators and will be discussing use of Microsoft Power BI to leverage SSI data to solve shipyard problems.

Presenting

Utlizing Power BI to Visualize Project Data in the SSI Marine Information Model Reports and Project Insights

From VPs to project managers to production and design engineers, being able to easily access up-to-date project information is critical to making decisions. Learn how SSI is using Microsoft Power BI to facilitate data visualization and analysis for your shipbuilding projects.

Thomas Stokes

Senior Software Training Specialist at SSI

Thomas Stokes has been with SSI for 6 years as a Training Specialist, arming our clients with the knowledge to keep them proficient in the software and current with new features.  Prior to Joining SSI, he had  10 years of Marine Design experience in both Pipe & Structural design.

Presenting

Understanding How SSI Products Can Assist in Managing Sisterships

Working with sister ships is one of shipbuilding’s toughest challenges. Explore how SSI solutions can help your team manage change, re-use existing work, and minimize downstream impacts.

Ken Sanderson

Senior Project Consultant at SSI

Ken Sanderson has been with SSI for 12 years, and as Senior Project Consultant works closely with clients providing consulting services, customized training and support as well as the development teams supplying industry experience, testing and feedback for feature development.

Presenting

SSI Product Tips & Tricks that ALL SSI Business Partners Should Be Using

The less time it takes us to design our projects, produce production information, generate reports and spreadsheets and find information the more competitive we are. This session will show you some tips and tricks in both ShipConstructor and EnterprisePlatform software that will save you time, improve information accuracy or just make life easier for you.

Workshops

ShipConstructor – Tips & Tricks

The less time it takes us to design our projects, produce production information, generate reports and spreadsheets and find information the more competitive we are. This session will provide you with hands-on experience with tips and tricks in EnterprisePlatform that will save you time, improve information accuracy or just make life easier for you.

EnterprisePlatform – Tips & Tricks

The less time it takes us to design our projects, produce production information, generate reports and spreadsheets and find information the more competitive we are. This session will provide you with hands-on experience with tips and tricks in EnterprisePlatform that will save you time, improve information accuracy or just make life easier for you.

Ian Barnes

Director at Cloudis

Ian has been in the computer business since 1977. He has been involved in the computer training, software and consultancy businesses since. He joined the company that later became Cloudis Ltd in 1996 and in 2002, in partnership with a colleague, they bought the business.

Presenting

The Cloudis CMPIC Electrical Cable Management System in Practice for Ship Design

The shipyard needs a solution that can manage the complexity of cabling, take advantage of information from the rest of the product model, and make it simple to reference related information downstream. See how Cloudis’ CMPIC solution takes advantage of SSI project data to make the design, routing, and installation of cabling more efficient.

Workshop

CMPIC – Electrical Cable Management

A hands-on session showing how Cloudis’ CMPIC can be used in conjunction with ShipConstructor to make the design, routing, and installation of cabling more efficient.

Brian Ahern

CEO of DotProduct3d

Brian is an experienced and multi-talented business manager with a broad and diverse background including experience as an entrepreneur and general manager, sales manager, business lawyer, and US Naval officer.

Presenting

Advances in DotProduct3D’s Portable Mobile / Handheld Scanning Technology

DotProduct is revolutionizing the way ships of all sizes are designed, built, renovated, and repaired. With the speed and portability of our handheld 3D scanners, marine engineers and naval architects now have accurate 3D information available at their fingertips for use in ShipConstructor throughout design, construction, drydock repairs, and more.

Workshop

DotProduct3D

A session for those interested in seeing first-hand how to incorporate laser scanning and point clouds into their existing workflows.

Chris Ahern

VP of Sales & Marketing at DotProduct

Chris is VP of Sales & Marketing at DotProduct LLC, where he is more than 8 years. His experience with marketing and management improved companies worldwide.

Presenting

Advances in DotProduct3D’s Portable Mobile / Handheld Scanning Technology

DotProduct is revolutionizing the way ships of all sizes are designed, built, renovated, and repaired. With the speed and portability of our handheld 3D scanners, marine engineers and naval architects now have accurate 3D information available at their fingertips for use in ShipConstructor throughout design, construction, drydock repairs, and more.

Workshop

DotProduct3D

A session for those interested in seeing first-hand how to incorporate laser scanning and point clouds into their existing workflows.

Ronald de Vries

Managing Director of Floorganise

Ronald de Vries is Managing Director and co-Owner of Floorganise. His professional experience as a chartered controller and his academic business administration background bridged the gap between top management, the office and shop floor within shipyards.

Presenting

Automated Detailed Planning through Integration of the SSI & Floorganise Product Offering

As projects become more complex, it’s becoming even more important to bridge the gap between engineering and operations. See how Floorganise is able to use ShipbuildingPLM as their single source of truth, ensuring that only accurate and released information, like weld length, weld type, or spool size is downstream to drive automated detailed planning.

Workshop

Floorganise

Ronald de Vries, Managing Director at Floorganise shares hands-on how shipyards can move past traditional trade-offs and connect released information directly from PLM to a shipyard MES.Ronald de Vries, Managing Director at Floorganise shares hands-on how shipyards can move past traditional trade-offs and connect released information directly from PLM to a shipyard MES.

David Males

Director of Sales and Marketing at InnovMarine

35+ years as a trusted sales and marketing executive in IT & Related Services in the US and Canada, Mr. Males brings a pragmatic approach to helping clients solve real business problems effectively and affordably. David’s previous experience serving the industrial manufacturing and infrastructure development (AEC) sectors allows him to bring a practical perspective to help the marine and shipbuilding industry address key challenges surrounding digital transformation, lifecycle management, and the impact of emerging technology on current and future workers.

Workshop

SmartShape

Shipbuilding is getting more and more complex. And collaboration between the increasing number of stakeholders is challenged. That’s where SmartShape – a platform to build connected, collaborative, and programmable digital twins – thrives. Discover how SmartShape is used by shipyards to increase quality and cost-efficiency.

Ian Boulton

Global Aerospace and Defense PLM Sales Specialist at PTC Windchill

Ian is a former military maintainer who served in the UK RAF, then BAE SYSTEMS as a field service representative, followed by Logistics Business Systems as VP of Sales.  Since joining PTC in 2007, Ian has focused on helping PTC customers drive digital transformation throughout their organization, working with clients such as the US Navy, US Army, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

Presenting

A Product Lifecycle Management Ecosystem from Design to Sustainment

The digital thread establishes traceability from early in the design through build and sustainment. This presentation from PTC will demonstrate how PLM and Industry 4.0 technologies, can enable shipbuilders to streamline engineering processes and create digital continuity with a cohesive digital thread across the lifecycle.

Jagan Shesadri

Senior Product Owner at SSI

Jagan Seshadri is a Product Owner at SSI, responsible for EnterprisePlatform and PublisherLT. By understanding clients’ workflows, day-to-day challenges, and future plans, Jagan works to guide the development of the software to serve the needs of industry.

Presenting

ShipbuildingPLM – Current & Future Product Roadmap

ShipbuildingPLM is the only product lifecycle management (PLM) platform that is specifically built for the business of shipbuilding. Discover what the SSI team is tackling next in its development.

Bruno Benevolo

Director of Enterprise Solutions at SSI

Bruno has taken a lead role in several significant CAD/CAM, EDMS/PDM/PLM projects in the shipbuilding, offshore, industrial and nuclear plant industries. He is now the Director of SSI Enterprise Solutions, focused on the evangelization of SSI ShipbuildingPLM technology as well as enterprise implementation efforts for SSI´s global clients.

Presenting

Shipbuilding Lifecycle

Shipbuilding’s unique needs require a shipbuilding-specific solution. SSI’s Director of Enterprise Solutions showcases how your organization can support concurrent design, procurement, and construction and create a digital twin foundation for asset handover to support fleet sustainment and MRO.

PLM and ERP united in an efficient shipyard system architecture

PLM and ERP are sometimes incorrectly perceived as being competing applications within the shipyard. In this presentation Bruno Benevolo will present SSI´s vision as to how these two corporate applications can be made to work together effectively to address procurement and production planning demands, driven by Engineering data.

Ray Deldin

Experienced Sales/Sales Management Professional at Altair Engineering

Ray is the Director of Maritme Sales, with a history of producing solid, quantifiable results; experienced in both direct sales and sales management. Well-versed in the areas of operations, product design, and manufacturing.

Presenting

LiftShip – Integration with Hyperworks FEA Solution with ShipConstructor to support Lift & Turns

How can lifting and turning components be integrated into a project workflow in a way that prevents mishaps and improves efficiency? Ray Deldin of Altair Engineering discusses the efforts being put towards the NSRP LiftShip Project and what progress has been made.

Workshop

NSRP LiftShip using Altair Hyperworks

Explore hands-on how Altair Hyperworks can be used hand-in-hand with ShipConstructor to improve the efficiency of lifting and turning project workflows.

Jan Fischer

Cost Management in Shipbuilding at CostFact

Jan is a Managing Director at COSTFACT. Fisher is being working with cost management for more than 20 years, with over 14 dedicated to the shipbuilding industry.

Presenting

Using the 3D Design Model Data to Understand Costs Associated with Change

Cost Management starts with the proposal and bidding process. See how CostFact supports cost management throughout all shipbuilding stages including the early phases of design, engineering, calculations that accompany production, and finally to the analysis of a completed project.

Workshop

CostFact

A user practitioner focused session demonstrating how to use the 3D design model in conjunction with CostFact to understand costs associated with change.

Matt Judge

VP Sales at Vizseek

Matt is the VP of Sales at VizSeek. He is a frequent speaker to professional organizations on a variety of business topics and has been in industrial sales and marketing for over 25 years. Matt is a graduate of Indiana University and the Art Institute of California. His career includes sales in the heavy truck industry, establishing the North American headquarters of a European industrial manufacturer, and owning an import-export business, during which time he was the US point man for a German deep draw metal stamper and a Swedish supplier of specialty metric fasteners.

Presenting

Vizseek – ONR Navy ManTech Project Results in a Shipyard Application

Shipbuilding projects are of an incredible scale and complexity. Simplifying that complexity for the user is how VizSeek, the visual search engine, can help organizations optimize the way in which they interact with the information they already have.

Simon Crook

Solution Specialist at SSI

Simon is a Solution Specialist at SSI with nearly 20 years of experience as a Designer and CAD Manager at leading shipyards. It is Simon’s goal to digitize the marine industry by eliminating the double handling of work, removing information silos, and creating an efficient, effective end-to-end process with a single source of truth for manufacturing information.

Presenting

Presenting – Getting your ShipConstructor project PLM ready

The benefits of utilizing a PLM system for ship design and manufacture are well known – a centralized platform to share information, improved communication among teams, manage change and configurations, automate processes, standardize development of the product model and much much more! To achieve all these downstream benefits, is your ShipConstructor model set up to get the most out of PLM? This presentation provides a checklist to ensure you’re ready.


Register for
SSI World Shipbuilding Conference 2022

October 4-6 in Mobile, Alabama

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