Introduction to Simulation Modeling and Digital Twins

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Course Overview

This overview of concepts, methods and tools will introduce the participant to the art and science of simulation modeling in a variety of industries and applications.

A 16-hour hands-on simulation modeling course is also available for those wanting a deeper dive. More information can be found here

Who Should Attend?

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone responsible for designing, improving, or managing processes
  • Engineers
  • Technical professionals
  • Program or project managers
  • Leaders looking for new ways of assessing process risk or performance
  • Suppliers interested in highlighting their product’s features and performance under a variety of conditions using simulation modeling

Course Outline

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Discrete event, agent-based and system dynamics modeling methodologies
  • Case studies and model demonstrations in a variety of industries
  • Digital Twins
  • Software Selection
  • Project Management
  • Best practices
  • Q&A


Rainer Dronzek

Rainer Dronzek has held engineering and management positions in the aerospace, oil & gas, software and consulting industries. He began his analytics career on the Space Shuttle Program at the Kennedy Space Center, where he was first introduced to the art and science of simulation modeling. He has managed projects and standing teams providing modeling services, founded a simulation consulting firm, and organized simulation events and conferences. He is the Managing Consultant of Simulation Modeling Services and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University.

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Susan Ottmann

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