2007 GoldSim Newsletter
is to help you make better decisions in an uncertain world
by providing state-of-the-art software, training and expert
consulting. Our GoldSim simulation software package provides
the power, flexibility, and usability to efficiently simulate
and understand the future behavior of complex systems in business,
engineering, and science.
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2007 GoldSim User Conference and Training Seminar in San Francisco, October 23-26
The GoldSim's User Conference is rapidly approaching. If you intend to register, this is your final opportunity. The conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 25-26 in San Francisco, California. Just prior to the conference, we will offer two concurrent training seminars: Basic GoldSim Modeling on October 23-24, and Advanced GoldSim Modeling on October 24. The conference is a terrific opportunity to increase your knowledge of GoldSim, ask questions directly to GoldSim developers, and network with other GoldSim users.
for conference information.
The agenda for the conference includes sessions to improve your GoldSim skills, presentation of a number of papers from our most experienced and knowledgeable users, a poster session so you can see how other users apply GoldSim, and a model contest so you can show off your GoldSim skills. We will also be featuring a group modeling exercise this year that promises to be both fun and highly educational. (The agenda can be viewed here). As always, we have scheduled several social events in the evenings so that you can enjoy the sights of one of the world's most vibrant cities while networking with fellow GoldSim users.
Modeling Insurance Risks in an Uncertain World
Today's insurance and reinsurance transactions occur in an increasingly complex, international, and interdependent environment. Globalization has introduced additional variables, complexities, and competition, requiring insurers and reinsurers to more carefully calculate the risk they accept and the prices they charge. Many of the modeling tools on the market today are simply not powerful or intuitive enough for even the most sophisticated risk managers to accurately calculate pricing, analyze reserves, and model the effects of these dependencies. Join GoldSim on Tuesday, Oct 16th, 11 AM PDT (2 PM EDT, -7 hours GMT) for the webinar, Modeling Insurance Risks in an Uncertain World. This webinar will demonstrate how GoldSim can be used to quantify the risks and uncertainties associated with today's insurance and reinsurance models, improve your risk management processes, and ultimately help you make better decisions in an uncertain world.
Sign up for the upcoming webinar.
Interview with René Kahnt of G.E.O.S.
G.E.O.S. Freiberg Ingeniergesellschaft mbH is an international German consultancy working in the areas of geology, geotechnics, management consulting, hydro-technical engineering, water supply and ecology. Special services are provided in the fields of microbiological technologies, treatment technologies for mine effluents, process modelling and optimisation of large scale remediation projects.
René Kahnt is the head of the Water-Energy-Biotechnology department at G.E.O.S, and is a very experienced GoldSim modeler. René earned a Ph.D. and specialized in theoretical solid state physics at TU Chemnitz (Chemnitz University of Technology). In 1994, René began to work for Wismut, the Eastern German Uranium Mining remediation project. There he was responsible for environmental modelling and decision analysis. The focus of his work was contaminant release and transport from tailings facilities, flooded
underground mines, and waste rock piles. While at Wismut, René started to work with the precursors to GoldSim (RIP and STRIP), and in the late 1990s was one of first serious users of GoldSim. René joined G.E.O.S. in January 2006. René took some time to chat with us about GoldSim, modeling and consulting.
A Quick List of Features in the Next GoldSim Release...
The next release of GoldSim (scheduled for release in the next several months) includes the following features:
Enhanced Dashboard capabilities, to make it simpler for users to build and edit powerful dashboards.
Enhanced tool tips and formula-editing capabilities, to make models easier to understand and debug.
New probability distributions and stochastic capabilities.
Faster, more-responsive editing and running of large models.
"Smart" contaminant transport elements that will accept data defined by either chemical element or by species, and by either moles or masses.
As always, we encourage user requests and suggestions. If you have specific feedback, please contact us at email@example.com. You can unsubscribe or subscribe to this Newsletter at our website. © 2007 GoldSim Technology Group LLC.