Orange County hosted a summit to highlight Florida’s simulation industry and help identify opportunities to commercialize simulation. The second annual Florida Simulation Summit was Sept. 22 and took place at the Orange County Convention Center. Hundreds of attendees, including our president and CEO, Bill “Roto” Reuter, participated in the event, and heard stories from companies and organizations about how they use simulation.

FSSummit pic (1)“A lot of people don’t know that simulation is a key enabler in a multitude of industries beyond defense, including entertainment, education, healthcare, energy, transportation, manufacturing, and cyber,” Roto said. “It impacts the way we live, work, and even the way we entertain.”

The summit shows how businesses can apply simulation to improve training and education, and presents real examples of how some industries are currently using simulation. For instance, educators are using simulation to prepare students for STEM careers, while universities are looking beyond to develop advanced simulation technologies.

The event is co-presented by the National Center for Simulation and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. It takes place each fall and the next one is Sept. 7, 2017.