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Bernard CHARLÈS > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
Bernard CHARLÈS
Executive Chairman - Dassault Systèmes
Bernard CHARLÈS > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
Bernard CHARLÈS
Executive Chairman - Dassault Systèmes

A complete metamorphosis - a radical shift in our perspective on the world - is required. This can only be achieved by leveraging the virtual worlds to improve the real world. Our science based Virtual Twin Experiences rely on a range of multiscale disciplines - biology, chemistry, materials science, mechanics and electromagnetism - allowing our Al engines to transform their gigantic, unorganized data, into structured knowledge and know-how. These virtual assets are becoming the enabler of new products and services to the end consumer, which is what business leaders are expecting: not just the virtualization of the product, but the virtualization of the product in the context of its usage - this is what "Experience" is about.

Bernard Charlès has been Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dassault Systèmes, since January 2024. He served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2022, and was Chairman & CEO in 2023. 

Charlès 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.

He 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 co-author with philosopher Pierre Musso of The Industry Renaissance, which discusses the power of virtual universes to sustainably transform industry. 

He 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).

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Taherah KUHL  > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Taherah KUHL
Global Vice President, Business Services - Dassault Systèmes
Taherah KUHL  > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Taherah KUHL
Global Vice President, Business Services - Dassault Systèmes

Taherah is responsible for driving the industry strategy and vision working closely with executive board defining the vision for the company. The industry teams’ key objective is to deliver innovative solutions designed to meet the needs of the customer, the market and regulatory landscape.

Together with her team she works very closely with our key customers and internal experienced SME’s and is responsible globally for driving the strategy on these stakeholders to design the solutions of the future and managing strategic customer partnerships. With her team, Taherah is developing solutions that are disrupting these industries through DASSAULT SYSTEMES world-renowned virtual twin capability.

Taherah has over 25 years’ experience gained on both buy side and sell side with firms such as Merrill Lynch, Erste Bank and Murray Johnstone where she worked as a fixed income and credit research analyst and a fund manager. She moved into software taking a consultative approach with her customers to provide solutions ranging from enterprise multifactor risk analytics, equity modelling tools through to big data.

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Laurence MONTANARI > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Laurence MONTANARI
Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry - Dassault Systèmes
Laurence MONTANARI > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Laurence MONTANARI
Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry - Dassault Systèmes

Laurence MONTANARI brings nearly 30 years of automotive engineering and business experience to the largest of Dassault Systèmes’ 11 industries of focus, following a career at the French multinational automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault, where she began as a mechanical engineer in 1992. 

In her most recent role at Groupe Renault – senior innovation manager of its in-house LCI (Collaborative Innovation Laboratory) – she led experimental projects to address emerging trends and develop disruptive mobility solutions for urban areas, including an electric vehicle aimed to understand the last-mile delivery of goods, by creating an atypical innovation ecosystem and driving the adoption of cloud-based technologies. 

This involved bringing together and spearheading a virtual value network of project stakeholders from engineering, design and product marketing disciplines – each with their own challenges – to facilitate open innovation and collaboration around a vehicle’s digital model. Project stakeholders had the opportunity and autonomy to engage in a new digital “test and learn” experience with dashboard managers, powerful realistic rendering images, urban delivery web monitoring, and virtual visualization with a headset but without data transfer or processing. Laurence MONTANARI holds a mechanical engineering degree in robotics from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes in France. 


For more information on Dassault Systèmes in the Transportation & Mobility Industry, please click here.

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Henri BERINGER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Henri BERINGER
Business Consultant Director, Transportation & Mobility Industry - Dassault Systèmes
Henri BERINGER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Henri BERINGER
Business Consultant Director, Transportation & Mobility Industry - Dassault Systèmes

In his current role, Henri leverages innovative software solutions to help the Transportation & Mobility industries optimize their customer experiences.

In his career, Henri had various roles relating to prescriptive analytics software: Optimization Consulting director in IBM and ILOG, founder of TempoSoft for human resource planning optimization.
 
Finally, as a Quintiq director, Henri facilitated the adoption of advanced applications for Operations Planning and Optimization in the Transport & Mobility Industries.

Henri graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, France, and holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence.

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Matthias MEIENHOFER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Matthias MEIENHOFER
SIMULIA Partner Sales Manager, Asia Pacific South - Dassault Systèmes
Matthias MEIENHOFER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Matthias MEIENHOFER
SIMULIA Partner Sales Manager, Asia Pacific South - Dassault Systèmes

Mr. Matthias MEIENHOFER graduated with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil in Switzerland, after completing his Master's Thesis at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

In 2016, after his studies, he moved to Singapore and started working as an Antenna Designer for a large company within the Hi-Tech/Medical Devices sector. He is currently working for Dassault Systemes, as a consultant for Electromagnetic Simulation, covering AP South.

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Alvin CHEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Alvin CHEN
Industry Process Consultant Senior Manager - Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes
Alvin CHEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Alvin CHEN
Industry Process Consultant Senior Manager - Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes

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.

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Cameron COLLIE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Cameron COLLIE
DELMIA Worldwide Industry Expert - Rail - Dassault Systèmes
Cameron COLLIE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Cameron COLLIE
DELMIA Worldwide Industry Expert - Rail - Dassault Systèmes

COLLIE is a senior Strategic Consultant with over 35 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry.

Cameron has a reputation for possessing a highly perceptive understanding of business issues within the Rail Industry as well as across a diverse range of other industries. His ability as a “thought leader” is highly valued by clients, as is his ability to provide pragmatic solutions to business problems and requirements.

Cameron was the inventor of the capability-based rail industry reference model “Industry Reference Frameworks – Rail” and the associated framework methodology. He wrote a whitepaper on this methodology and presented it at a global conference in Tokyo in 2009, for which he received the award for Best International Paper.

Cameron is highly experienced in the areas of ICT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture. He has an indepth knowledge of a range of relevant methodologies and techniques. He is a contributor to industry forums on Industry and Enterprise-level Architectures and is the developer of several Industry architectural frameworks and blueprints.

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Prashanth MYSORE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Prashanth MYSORE
Director, DELMIA Marketing - Dassault Systèmes
Prashanth MYSORE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Prashanth MYSORE
Director, DELMIA Marketing - Dassault Systèmes

Trained in mechanical engineering, Prashanth MYSORE offers deep expertise and 23 years of experience in technical portfolio management, business transformation and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions consulting across a wide range of industrial sectors notably Energy & Materials.

Based in Adelaide, Prashanth is working for Dassault Systèmes worldwide team with responsibilities including expanding technological capabilities in Digital Manufacturing & Manufacturing Operations Management and ensuring quality of the domain & market development. He has specialized in Productivity Improvements, Lean Manufacturing, Industry Renaissance, Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing technologies with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, a collaborative business platform that brings together people, ideas, and knowledge on a common mission of innovation. 

Prior to this, he has been a Methods Engineer & Production Manager in leading Automotive Companies in India and Japan
 

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Gustavo PILGER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Gustavo PILGER
GEOVIA R&D Strategy & Management Director - Dassault Systèmes
Gustavo PILGER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Gustavo PILGER
GEOVIA R&D Strategy & Management Director - Dassault Systèmes

Gustavo PILGER is a Mining Engineer/Geostatistician with over 20 years’ experience in the global mining industry and with a strong background in mineral resource modelling and uncertainty analysis, holding a PhD and a MSc degree in geostatistics and a specialisation degree in Mining Geostatistics from the Paris School of Mines. 

Gustavo has worked for large mining corporations and consulting organisations, where he has been working with a vast range of commodities located in several parts of the globe in collaboration with multidisciplinary groups. He has also experience in all aspects of Technology Development for the mining industry.

As Head of GEOVIA R&D within Dassault Systèmes, Gustavo manages the strategic definition and development of GEOVIAs’ portfolio. He provides strategic views to define the technology vision for modelling and simulating the planet in a responsible manner. With leadership teams across Dassault Systèmes he contributes to defining transformational technologies to enable companies to overcome their challenges, improving predictability, efficiency, safety and sustainability whilst maximising shareholder value.

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Peter GRAHAM > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Peter GRAHAM
Infrastructure, Energy & Materials Industry Solution Experience - Dassault Systèmes
Peter GRAHAM > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Peter GRAHAM
Infrastructure, Energy & Materials Industry Solution Experience - Dassault Systèmes

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.

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Mauro DELLEMONACHE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Mauro DELLEMONACHE
GEOVIA Chief Executive Officer - Dassault Systèmes
Mauro DELLEMONACHE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Mauro DELLEMONACHE
GEOVIA Chief Executive Officer - Dassault Systèmes

Mauro is the current Chief Executive Officer of GEOVIA, a Dassault Systèmes brand, which provides digital solutions focused on the intersection of natural resources, infrastructure and urban planning. GEOVIA solutions empower a diverse community of geoscientists, earth engineers, and urban planners to access the information and insights they need to make informed decisions that balance economic, environmental, and social considerations, ensuring the responsible use and development of the earth's resources.

With almost 30 years of international business leadership and operations experience, Mauro has held several leadership and management positions, leading to his current role as GEOVIA CEO. He previously served at Schneider Electric for seven years and spent 20 years at Rockwell Automation.

Mauro's strategic and disciplined planning methodologies have led his teams to successful outcomes while fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment across business units and individuals. He holds an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from Niagara College, Canada, and is an alumnus of the prestigious INSEAD business school. Mauro is passionate about technology and its impact on industries, describing himself as a technology geek.

In Mauro's own words, he finds leading an organization that prioritizes people, technology, and sustainability exciting. He aims to create value for GEOVIA's users by connecting individuals, ideas, data, and solutions via the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, empowering them to innovate in new and groundbreaking ways.

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Josephine ONG > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Josephine ONG
Managing Director, Asia Pacific South - Dassault Systèmes
Josephine ONG > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Josephine ONG
Managing Director, Asia Pacific South - Dassault Systèmes

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. 

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Florence VERZELEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Florence VERZELEN
Executive Vice President, Industries, Marketing and Sustainability - Dassault Systèmes
Florence VERZELEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Florence VERZELEN
Executive Vice President, Industries, Marketing and Sustainability - Dassault Systèmes

Florence VERZELEN started her career as a financial analyst in investment banking in New York. She then acquired more than 5-years 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.

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Neerav MEHTA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Neerav MEHTA
Senior Deputy General Manager,Project Control & Digitalization - L&T Energy Hydrocarbon
Neerav MEHTA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Neerav MEHTA
Senior Deputy General Manager,Project Control & Digitalization - L&T Energy Hydrocarbon

With over 22 years of experience in the civil & structural engineering space, Neerav MEHTA is currently the Senior Deputy General Manager, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited. He has led Enterprise-wide Digital Transformation Program (EPSILON) - Covering entire EPCC Value chain, has 17+ years of experience in EPC and EPCM Projects in areas of Oil & Gas, Refinery & Petrochemicals fields. He has been responsible for the technical review of key engineering deliverables, man power planning and monitoring, cost/quantity and schedule monitoring, interfacing with construction team, vendors and other engineering disciplines and has represented civil teams for 3D model, HSE, constructability and design reviews. Mr Neerav MEHTA has significant experience to work with multi-cultural teams for various International & Domestic Projects. He received his Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Civil Engineering from Sardar Patel University and has completed post graduated programs in Data Science and Business Analytics from the Great Lakes Institute of Management and the University of Texas at Austin.

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