About Josh Fredberg

Josh Fredberg Vice President, Marketing ANSYS, Inc. Josh Fredberg joined ANSYS in 2009, bringing a rich, diverse background in engineering and technology to the leadership team. His responsibilities include all aspects of outbound marketing including marketing communications, product marketing and industry marketing as well as overseeing product strategy and product management. Before joining ANSYS, Fredberg was senior vice president of product and market strategy at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he worked on industry strategy, marketing and business development. Prior to joining PTC, he held leadership roles with both ARIBA and Andersen Consulting Strategic Services. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Tufts University, an M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School.

ANSYS Acquires SpaceClaim

You’ll often hear me talk about the importance of getting your product right the first time. After all, your product is your brand. It’s your promise to your customers, your stockholders, your employees, and, of course, to yourself. That’s a promise I know you take seriously.

ANSYS does as well. That’s why, more than a decade ago, we began espousing our vision for Simulation Driven Product Development™. Through SDPD, organizations can derive value by harnessing engineering simulation early in the design cycle to predict how a product will perform in the real world.

image of SpaceClaim ANSYSToday, ANSYS has announced a leap forward in the maturity of SDPD with our acquisition of SpaceClaim Corporation, a leading provider of fast and intuitive 3-D modeling software for engineers. SpaceClaim has been a great partner of ours over the years, and we have great respect for their products and people. In fact, a few years ago we put together a short video on our partnership. Continue reading

Google Zeitgeist 2012 and Engineering’s Finest

As the year 2012 comes to a close, I look back on the accomplishments, milestones and triumphs and can smile with pride. Google Zeitgeist releases an annual video that features the most memorable moments for that year – this year’s video includes clips from Felix Baumgartner’s space jump, the infamous US Presidential Election, the London Olympics, medical milestones, the cries for change across the world, The Euro Cup and many other special events.

But as I watched this video, I realized that I see it through a different lens than most people. Being in the business of simulation, I often wonder about the underlying technology that was used to achieve these great moments in history. Continue reading

ANSYS.com Changes Announced

If you’ve been to ANSYS.com today, you may have noticed some changes. We’ve spent the last few months giving our site a little bit of a facelift to make it easier for visitors like you to find important information like our schedule for user conferences, thought-provoking materials in our resource library and, of course, the ANSYS blog.

image of new ANSYS Website

You talked. We listened.

You asked us to make it easier to find the content that is valuable to you. So we changed the call-out boxes throughout the site so you could more easily identify the variety of white papers, case studies and videos that are available. You also asked for more content across all of our industries and product offerings. We’ve started making those changes, but even more are on the way. Of course, every website is a work in progress. I encourage you to visit the site frequently to see the changes we’re implementing and the content we’re adding.

As always, we welcome your feedback – both positive and critical. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section, and I’ll be sure to respond to them. After all, it’s your website too.