The experience economy, accelerated by the pandemic, triggers new categories of expectations from citizens, patients, learners and consumers. Tomorrow's mobility is no longer a matter of vehicles. It’s a matter of desirable, sustainable mobility experiences. Tomorrow's healthcare is much more than therapeutics. It’s about the patient journey and precision medicine. Tomorrow's cities are not only a collection of buildings, streets and facilities. It’s about quality of life and quality of service. To support these transformations, we need to take a more holistic approach. I believe the innovators of today and tomorrow have to think in terms of "universes", that is to say in terms of organic systems of systems that create, produce and play an experience in a circular economy. We can make this a reality through virtual twin experiences based on modeling and simulation, real world evidence and immersive virtual reality. I truly believe the ongoing transformation toward a sustainable economy will mark this century.
Bernard CHARLÈS has been working as the CEO of Dassault Systèmes since 1995 and as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer since 2016. He started his career in the company in 1983 to develop new design technologies. In 1986, he founded a dedicated New Technologies, Research and Strategy department, and in 1988 was appointed President of Strategy, Research and Development.
CHARLÈS has helped instill a culture of ongoing innovation to further consolidate Dassault Systèmes’ scientific capabilities and make science part of the company’s DNA. The inspiration behind digital mock-up, product lifecycle management and 3DEXPERIENCE®, he firmly believes that virtual technology is about making possible the impossible: 3DEXPERIENCE universes are the most powerful vehicle for testing concepts and creating the future, bringing dream and reality together, and stretching the limits of science and imagination to drive progress in society.
CHARLÈS has positioned Dassault Systèmes as the preferred partner for sustainable innovation in three major sectors of the economy: Manufacturing Industries, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Infrastructure & Cities. The company, established in 1981 and world leader in virtual worlds, was recognized as one of Forbes’ "World’s Most Innovative Companies".
Bernard CHARLÈS is a foreign member of the US National Academy of engineering and a member of the French Academy of Technology.
He holds the rank of Commander in the “Légion d’honneur” (French Legion of Honor). He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure engineering school in Cachan and has a PhD in mechanical engineering majoring in automation engineering and information science. He also holds an agrégation — the most senior teaching qualification achievable in France (specializing in mechanical engineering).
Florence VERZELEN started her career as a financial analyst in investment banking in New York. She then acquired more than 5-year experience in the public sector: she worked in the European Commission in Brussels where she has been responsible for the trade relationships between EU and China, and thereafter of the antitrust case against Microsoft.
She joined the team of the French Minister of European Affairs, as his advisor on trade and industry issue in 2007.
From 2008 to 2017, she worked at Engie, a world leader in the energy sector. She was first in charge of Business Development for the Group, then became CEO of Engie in Qatar and later VP for the group procurement performance plan. She finally was appointed COO of Engie Europe and Russia.
She is also an experienced board member, with board position at PSA and currently at Air France. Florence has been nominated Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2013. Florence is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique / Corps des Mines.
Josephine ONG heads the Dassault Systèmes business in the Asia Pacific South region, covering Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
Her key mandate is driving sustainable value creation for our customers, achieved through identification of high potential market segments and addressing their critical business processes with technology that provides tangible and meaningful KPIs.
Hock Chuan has more than 15 years of experience championing Data & Model Centric solutions in the Asia Pacific South region. He is the Industry Process Consultant Senior Manager for Asia Pacific South, responsible for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio and helping companies to achieve sustainable innovation.
Prior to Dassault Systèmes, he worked in the HPC (High Performance Computing) industry, where he led in the setup of SaaS models for local SMEs to enhance their competitiveness by tapping on national HPC simulation resources.
He has also worked in the Oil & Gas industry where he digitalized equipment servicing processes to reduce cycle time and improve Quality and HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) KPIs of Oil & Gas plants.
Alvin CHEN is the Industry Process Consultant manager for manufacturing industries in the Asia Pacific South region, covering Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.
Alvin has over 11 years of experience in the manufacturing industry with international experience in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
He has manufacturing experience starting from a field automation engineer, working with SaaS and PaaS cloud solutions for manufacturing, to championing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in order to help companies achieve higher performance and greater efficiencies.
He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Prasad leads CATIA’s Global Industry Process Success (IPS) organization in Dassault Systèmes for Building & Civil Infrastructure.
A passionate civil engineer with 24 years of profound experience implementing digital transformation in construction, Prasad is a strong preacher of computational design and process automation with Virtual Twins for building and civil infrastructure projects. He finds himself fortunate to be on driver’s seat while construction industry is going through an Industrial Renaissance all over the world.
Alan is the SIMULIA Sales Director for AP South and is responsible for Sales Management of the SIMULIA products. Prior to this role, he was also the technical leader for SIMULIA in AP South. Alan Joined DS Japan in 2009 as a presales consultant, progressing to Fatigue Lead in the Asia Pacific.
Prior to DS, Alan worked in a Japanese consulting company responsible for structural and geotechnical analysis. He also worked as a Postdoctoral researcher for the Tokyo Institute of Technology, under the Center of Urban Earthquake Engineering. Before Japan, He was a member of the faculty in the University of the Philippines, teaching Solid Mechanics, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, and Design of Concrete and Steel Structures.
He holds a doctorate from the Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and had his Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
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Aik Hock has more than 20 years of experiences in business transformation across both private and public sector enterprises, focusing on business strategy, enterprise development, innovation, digital transformation and holistic productivity.
Now at Dassault Systèmes, Aik Hock is the Asia Pacific South Director for Cities and Public Services. His roles include engaging and supporting public sector and the larger smart city ecosystem to build more liveable, resilient cities and a more sustainable future.
Trained in mechanical engineering, Prashanth Mysore offers deep expertise and 22 years of experience in technical portfolio management, digital transformation and product lifecycle management (PLM) platform solutions consulting across a wide range of industrial sectors, notably Energy & Materials, Marine & Offshore, and Aerospace & Defense with experience in multiple countries.
At Dassault Systèmes, Prashanth MYSORE is a Strategic business development & industry marketing Director for DELMIA brand working on digital manufacturing, MOM (manufacturing operations management), with strong knowledge of the Industry Renaissance, Industry 4.0, and Smart Manufacturing technologies. He specializes in business consulting for System & Solution Architecture, Model based Enterprise, Robotics & Automation, Lean Manufacturing techniques, and Factory of the future solutions with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, a collaborative business platform that brings together people, ideas, and knowledge on a common mission of innovation.
Prior to Dassault Systèmes, Prashanth was a Methods Engineer & Production Manager in leading automotive companies in India and Japan
Ralph SMITH commenced his career in the mining sector, initially working in geospatial engineering before moving into mining engineering. He is passionate about the need and benefits of business transformation, creating value and solving industry challenges. While the industry focuses on change, he has contributed to transformation for over 25 years.
During his professional career, he has worked on diverse projects, from 100kt to 30Mt production objectives across a range of commodities e.g. gold; copper; lead; zinc; silver; uranium; nickel; iron ore, talc; rare earths; and mineral sands around the globe.
He saw Dassault Systemes as the company with an established record of achieving business transformation in various industries, joining to lead the mining and infrastructure services globally and deliver value and facilitate positive change.
Corinne has over 20 years of experience in various fields of engineering and construction, including Energy and Major Infrastructure projects. She has led multidisciplinary teams on large hydroelectric projects for the realization of 3D design and the preparation of plans and specifications for bidding documents and construction documents. She also participated in the turnkey project for the expansion of the Sainte-Justine Children's Hospital as Deputy Director. In her role as Vice-President Operational Processes and technological innovations, Corinne has overseen the strategy and roadmap development of INFRA Engineering major projects operational processes as well as 3D solutions and lifecycle management to ensure successful delivery.
She has work with leaders from Construction and Operation & Maintenance to align engineering processes to the Integrated Project Delivery Model especially for Rail & Transit projects. Corinne's mission, as Industry VP for Infrastructure, Energy and Materials for Dassault Systèmes, will be to support businesses and people in achieving their goal to develop sustainable, innovative and more effective projects using virtual experiences. Mrs. BULOTA completed a project management training and is certified PMP (Project ManagementProfessional) since 2011. She speaks French and English.
Gwen is an Senior Energy and Materials Industry Business Consultant with Dassault Systèmes, with over 20 years of experience in energy and natural resources, Gwen have a proven track record in understanding and resolving complex business problems, delivering improved performance and meeting business targets.
Throughout her career has worked in Operational Readiness, Business Analysis, Process Design and Continuous Improvement.Gwen has extensive experience in Energy has a passion for sustainability and innovation.
Gwen is also foundation member and non-executive Director of Lithium Valley, Australian Microgrid Centre of Excellence and Bardan Cells.
Klaus ROOS has worked at Brose for more than 20 years, beginning as ERP Project Manager, then progressing to Logistics and IT Manager and, ultimately, General Manager of the operation in Changchun, China. In his current role as Head of Production Strategy, Roos is responsible for plans that define how technology should be utilized to enable Brose’s overall business strategy and future development.
Michael LICHTENTHAELER works as 3DEXPERIENCE® Industry Consultant Director at Dassault Systèmes in Germany. As a 3DEXPERIENCE evangelist, he has been advising customers on their innovation projects in the fields of Life Sciences, Business Services, and Consumer Packaging Goods for 15 years. Offering users a virtual world in which there are no limits to their ideas for sustainable innovation is both Michael's and Dassault Systèmes' motto.
Andrea BUGAR is Head of Digital Design Manufacturing and Services (DDMS) and responsible for the Digital Transformation Program of Airbus Group and its
division. DDMS was started in the Space area where it is implemented and further developed.
Olivier AUDELAN leads WW CATIA Industry Process Experts on Infrastructure & Buildings.
Olivier graduated in Mechanical Engineering.
He joined Dassault Systemes in 2001 … From 2001 to 2013, when he was part of DASSAULT SYSTEMES INDUSTRY SERVICES, he managed multiple technical roles, from CATIA Expert on Fluid & 3D Master. Since he joined 3DS, he capitalized on his former experience and acquired wide-range of technical and sales experiences providing him all the expertise and talents required for this new role. He led these 8 last years the CATIA Industry Process Experts on INFRASTRUCTURE & TERRITORIES for developing the “Process Based Design” adoption, based on Systems Engineering approach.
He is involved on various customers from different industries (LifeSciences, Energy, DataCenters, CPG …).
Kenneze is a part of Dassault Systèmes’ Industry Process team, based in Singapore.
With over 12 years in the energy and materials industry, his experience includes operational planning and execution, technical services, and digital transformation within the mining and infrastructure domain.
Leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ portfolio, Kenneze aims to bring cross-industry best practices and technologies in addressing the gaps in the mining value chain and to work with clients in maximizing their operational and business growth while ensuring an inclusive and sustainable framework.
Dr. Peter GRAHAM is Solution Director for the mining segment within the Infrastructure, Energy & Materials Industry division of Dassault Systèmes. He is both a Chartered Mining Engineer and Chartered IT Professional based in Europe with over 40 years experience in the mining industry. Before joining Dassault Systèmes, he has worked extensively in mining operations, consulting and research and development. He was formerly a policy advisor to the International Finance Corporation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
His current role in Dassault Systèmes is to ensure that mining customers can unlock value from their operations by applying the most appropriate technology.
Lastina HUTAPEA is a mining engineer, who graduated from Sriwijaya University 17 years ago. She used to work for GEMCOM (now GEOVIA) but left for a few years. She rejoined Dassault Systèmes about 4 years ago as a member of GEOVIA services team in AP South. Now, she is an Industry Process Consultant, supporting the sales team for GEOVIA pre-sales and client support activities in topics such as Geology Modelling, Mine Planning, and Short Term Mine Planning.
Andrew COWAN, as Investment Commissioner, leads the Territory Government’s promotion and attraction of investment in the Territory.
Andrew has extensive experience delivering complex projects and driving strategic government priorities, most recently in the strategic defence relations, regional development, digital and tourism sectors.
Prior to joining the Department of Chief Minister and Cabinet, Andrew was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation, with responsibility for international engagement, trade and investment, workforce development and small business.
He has over 2 decades of executive leadership experience in the public and private sectors, joining the Territory Government in 2010.
Andrew has tertiary qualifications in science and education, and is an Executive Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.