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Bernard Charles > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
Bernard CHARLÈS
Executive Chairman - Dassault Systèmes
Bernard Charles > 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 AI 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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Deepak NG > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Deepak NG
Managing Director - Dassault Systèmes India
Deepak NG > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Deepak NG
Managing Director - Dassault Systèmes India

Deepak NG was appointed as Managing Director for Dassault Systèmes India in February 2020. He joined Dassault Systèmes in 2011 and carries more than 21 years of experience across different industries. He has driven key transformational projects in various industries including Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, High-tech, and Government. In his previous role at Dassault Systèmes, as Director of Global Affairs and Innovative Business Development, he was instrumental to establish new partnerships by engaging in smart city projects and by developing industry-based programs for the workforce of the future.

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Florence VERZELEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Florence VERZELEN
Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing & Sustainability - Dassault Systèmes
Florence VERZELEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Florence VERZELEN
Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing & Sustainability - Dassault Systèmes

Florence VERZELEN is Dassault Systèmes’ Executive Vice President in charge of Industry, Marketing & Sustainability since 2018. Her role is to grow the portfolio of solutions and significantly increase the revenues of Dassault Systèmes in the 12 industries it serves, in order to achieve sustainable growth and rapid business development. To this end, she focus on creating “forward looking” industrial solutions that will help all industrial players to transform through digitalization. Florence has also created the sustainability function within Dassault Systèmes, with the vision that digital solutions can help transform the industries to help them become more sustainable. She is also leading Dassault Systèmes’ service organization, transforming its business model towards “outcome based” solutions.

Before this latest appointment, Florence was working at Engie, a world leader in the energy sector – holding different positions, as Business Development Vice President, Engie Qatar CEO, Performance Plan Vice President and finally Engie Europe COO.
Florence has an extensive experience in both public and private sector, having held different positions in the European Commission and the French Administration.

She is also an experienced board member, with board position at PSA and currently at Air France; CNES, the French Space Agency and Institut Montaigne, the leading think tank in France. Florence is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique / Corps des Mines.

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Morgan ZIMMERMANN > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
Morgan ZIMMERMANN
Chief Executive Officer, NETVIBES - Dassault Systèmes
Morgan ZIMMERMANN > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
Morgan ZIMMERMANN
Chief Executive Officer, NETVIBES - Dassault Systèmes

Morgan ZIMMERMANN is the Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Systèmes NETVIBES, where he is responsible for all aspects of the brand strategy, portfolio and business operations.

He has over 20 years of experience in AI, big data and digital transformation.

Since joining Dassault Systèmes in 2010 upon the acquisition of EXALEAD, a market leader in search platforms and search-based applications, Morgan has been devoted to furthering the capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to reveal information intelligence using AI and big data to transform implicit or explicit information into actionable knowledge and know-how.

While in charge of EXALEAD Strategy, Sales and Business Development, Morgan expanded the brand’s presence across international markets. He was appointed CEO of EXALEAD in 2015, quickly restructuring the product portfolio serving all Dassault Systèmes customers. After leading the acquisition of PROXEM to empower the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with state-of-the-art, AI-driven natural language, Morgan spearheaded the consolidation of all data and AI brands under a single brand: NETVIBES.

A frequent speaker at international conferences, Morgan Zimmermann is passionate about helping customers to realize the power of data to transform their business.

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Shree HARSHA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Shree HARSHA
Global Business Services Industry Business Strategy & Consulting Director - Dassault Systèmes
Shree HARSHA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Shree HARSHA
Global Business Services Industry Business Strategy & Consulting Director - Dassault Systèmes

Shree HARSHA brings nearly two decades of international Business consulting experience and is currently responsible for Marketing, Industry Solutions, and Communication. Harsha is also responsible for developing Dassault Systèmes India marketing strategy in line with the market opportunities and the company’s mission to partner in the digital transformation and growth agenda of most innovative companies. Additionally, he has a strong technology background to make an immediate impact to the top and bottom line as well as helping companies create the springboard for the next generation of growth through disruptive business models.

Prior to this role, he was Business Consulting Director for Asia leading the value Engagement team in driving Digital Transformation at several strategic customers and ensure their success; whose influence and ideas drive the future of Dassault Systèmes’ solutions and our 3DEXPEREINCE strategy. He has worked in partnership with customers across multiple geographies including Japan, China and Germany. Harsha is Mechanical Engineering graduate, and is an alumni of Indian School of Business and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad with focus on Manufacturing & Operations.

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Praveen MYSORE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Praveen MYSORE
Industry Consultant Director - Dassault Systèmes India
Praveen MYSORE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Praveen MYSORE
Industry Consultant Director - Dassault Systèmes India

 Mr. Praveen Mysore is Technical Director at Dassault Systèmes India Private Limited. He has been associated with Dassault Systèmes since 2002. Before joining Dassault Systèmes he was working with Mahindra & Mahindra, Mumbai as Press Tool Designer.

At Dassault Systèmes, he has held various positions starting with Application Engineer, Technical Manager, Brand Sales Director and now Technical Director. He is responsible for engaging with clients across 12 industry verticals on business transformational projects. His main focus is to drive the value engagements with clients to ensure that clients maximize the value of the solution from Dassault Systèmes and benefit from business transformation. 

He has worked with many Indian and overseas clients in Asia Pacific region deploying the digital solution for engineering, manufacturing and governance from Dassault Systèmes. 

Mr. Praveen holds M. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from VTU.

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Ravikiran POTHUKUCHI > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Ravikiran POTHUKUCHI
Director, Manufacturing & Logistics - Dassault Systèmes India
Ravikiran POTHUKUCHI > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Ravikiran POTHUKUCHI
Director, Manufacturing & Logistics - Dassault Systèmes India

Ravikiran POTHUKUCHI leads Dassault Systèmes’ Manufacturing & Logistics business in India. His role is to define the business strategy to expand Dassault Systèmes’ solution footprint in India’s rapidly growing manufacturing & logistics sectors.

Ravikiran started his career with Dassault Systèmes in 2004, donned various roles within its R&D organization before moving into a business development role in 2011. In 2017, he took the countrywide responsibility to grow the market share in its core industry verticals. Having delivered a YoY double-digit growth for the last 4 years, he is entrusted with the responsibility to tap the growth potential of India’s manufacturing & logistics sectors. 

A graduate of premier academic institutions IIT-Madras, IIM-Bangalore, he is also a DAAD scholar and a member of several industry bodies such as SAE and IFCCI.

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Anissa BELLINI > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Anissa BELLINI
Manufacturing Industries Sector Strategy Director - Dassault Systèmes
Anissa BELLINI > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Anissa BELLINI
Manufacturing Industries Sector Strategy Director - Dassault Systèmes

Anissa BELLINI is the Strategy Director for the Manufacturing Sector at Dassault Systèmes. After 4 years at IBM, she joined 3DS in 2010 as a Solution Consultant within the global sales organization, working with a number of customers across multiple industries and developing a strong expertise in systems engineering. In 2017, she became Technical Executive for a global account, where she drove key customer engagements.

In 2020, she joined the High-Tech industry department as Solutions Director to define strategic needs and develop industry solution experiences. Since February 2023, Anissa has been leading the manufacturing industry strategy, focusing on the deep transformation of the sector and related next solutions for a more resilient, circular and innovative world.

Anissa holds a master's degree in signal processing and digital communications from ENSEA, France. She also successfully completed the INSEAD & Dassault Systèmes joint leadership program in 2022.

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Frederic BESSON > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Frederic BESSON
WW VP CATIA Brand Sales - Dassault Systèmes
Frederic BESSON > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Frederic BESSON
WW VP CATIA Brand Sales - Dassault Systèmes

He joined Dassault Systemes in 2011 as a Global Account Director for the AIRBUS Group Account.
Airbus Group is operating in EWEST,ECAL,ENORTH and most recently in NAM (Airbus Canada for the A220 Aircraft Program).

From 2007 to 2011,Frederic worked in internationa; assignment in North and West Africa (based in Morocco and Tunsia), in charge of the IBM Software business for North and West Africa

From 1999-2003 he was IBM Canada as Global account manager for key industrial/aerospace accounts.Prior to join IBM in Canada he was part of a French start-up company in PDM business where he had multiple roles from product manager,project manager and technical sales manager.

He has more than 22 years experience in the PLM/PDM and CAD market and owns a Major Degree in Information System & MRP from University Lyon 1.

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Suhaspritipal GONGATE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Suhaspritipal GONGATE
3DEXPERIENCE Lab Senior Manager - 3DEXPERIENCE Lab India
Suhaspritipal GONGATE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Suhaspritipal GONGATE
3DEXPERIENCE Lab Senior Manager - 3DEXPERIENCE Lab India

12 years of professional experience in Engineering & Software industry in Design Engineering,  CAD/CAE/PLM domain. He urrently working in Dassault Systemes India R&D Centre and he is Leading Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab  Global Accelerator program for Startups and Innovation – India. Suhas is handling Corporate strategy, Senior Manager for Ideas and strategy innovation at  Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab of Open Innovation - Present In Dassault Systemes R&D Center PUNE.

Empowering open innovation through social and collaborative disruptive projects, leveraging digital continuity and 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. He has developed a strong network amongst Indian startup Ecosystem, Innovation Centers , Startup Incubator and is associated with Academia Collaboration Programs promoting Research / Innovations in Academia and Academia Transformations. Keen Interest in Latest Technology research, Mentoring and coaching in any field from City to Life to Lifestyle.

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Dr N SARAVANAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr N SARAVANAN
President & Chief Technology Officer - Ashok Leyland
Dr N SARAVANAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr N SARAVANAN
President & Chief Technology Officer - Ashok Leyland

Dr. Saravanan is a PhD in mechanical engineering and he earned his MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Dr. Saravanan joined Ashok Leyland in 2005 in the Product Development function, after working for over a decade in the USA at Ford Motor Company and Intel Corporation. He brings with him rich experience in Vehicle Engineering, Verification, and Validation. After a 2-year assignment in 2011, as CEO of Nissan Ashok Leyland Technologies Limited, where he oversaw the development of LCV of the JV, he took over as Head of Engineering at Ashok Leyland in 2013. He later became the Head of Product Development and is currently the Chief Technology Officer.

He has over 20 publications to his credit and he serves on the Board of many industry bodies in the areas of Safety, Regulations, and Emissions.

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Ritesh AGRAWAL > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Ritesh AGRAWAL
Senior Vice President & Head of Sourcing - Mahindra & Mahindra
Ritesh AGRAWAL > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Ritesh AGRAWAL
Senior Vice President & Head of Sourcing - Mahindra & Mahindra

Ritesh Agrawal is Sr Vice President – Head Sourcing – Auto Sector, with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. He has an industry experience of 27 years , having worked with L&T and  Maruti Suzuki before joining M&M in 2005. He has done his Btech (Hons) in Mechanical Engg from IIT Kharagpur, and,  MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. 
 
Ritesh was in Vendor development at Maruti Suzuki handling Sourcing and Supply chain functions for 10 yrs before joining Mahindra Renault JV as a Sourcing commodity head. He then moved into Strategic Sourcing Unit at M&M. He has been in various roles at Strategic sourcing - as a Commodity Head for key verticals apart from leading Hedging, Risk Management, Digitisation and Analytics , has led expansions at M&M both at M&M Plants as per his role in Capital Purchase and with the suppliers.

He has Implemented Risk Management framework for risk assessment of suppliers & their Tier 2 to derisk the supply chain and has helped suppliers do business planning and strategy formulations through Supplier Business Capability building. He has a keen interest in digitization and has handled several projects in M&M on digitization & data analytics.

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Narain KARTHIKEYAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Narain KARTHIKEYAN
Founder & Director - DriveX Mobility Pvt. Ltd.
Narain KARTHIKEYAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Narain KARTHIKEYAN
Founder & Director - DriveX Mobility Pvt. Ltd.

Narain KARTHIKEYAN born 14 Jan 1977 is India’s first Formula One driver. He has accomplished the impossible in the world of Motorsports all the way from India. Based from the business house family called PSG in Coimbatore, India with an excellent track record of over 100 years in various philanthropic and commercial interests in education, health care and textiles.

He co-founded Leap Green Energy, a multifaceted renewable energy company with a capacity of 2 Gigawatt. He has also worked extensively with automotive OEM’s in manufacturing and development and has established himself as the brand ambassador of Tata Motors. Most recently, Narain co-founded DriveX, India’s fastest growing pre-owned mobility platform.

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Pankaj CHADHA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Pankaj CHADHA
VP Defence - L&T Defence
Pankaj CHADHA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Pankaj CHADHA
VP Defence - L&T Defence

Mr. Pankaj CHADHA is a Vice President and Head – Submarine business of M/s L&T.  His business has been involved with the country’s prestigious Strategic Submarine Project.

He is a member of the top management committee of L&T’s Defence business. During his 30 years of career span with L&T, he got an opportunity to work through the complete value chain of the Submarine business.

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Aashish KSHETRY > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Aashish KSHETRY
Vice President, Systems - Asian Paints Limited
Aashish KSHETRY > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Aashish KSHETRY
Vice President, Systems - Asian Paints Limited

Aashish has been with Asian Paints for 31 years. His current role he heads the Information Technology function of the Asian Paints group and reports to the CEO. Leading the digital innovation for transforming the group from a Paints to a Décor products and services D2C organization are his current focus areas. Prior to this has worked in various roles and functions. Having started his career in IT in Asian paints has worked on development of applications in area of Manufacturing and Logistics. Was instrumental in the transition of Asian Paints to packaged applications and adoption of ERP and advanced planning solutions.

He moved to Manufacturing and was responsible for all plants in India and worked on building large and highly automated manufacturing facilities to meet the growing demand in India operations. He was then heading the Supply chain of the decorative business till March of 2019 responsible for areas from Manufacturing, Planning, Sourcing, Purchase and Logistics now $4 Bn Supply chain. He was also the head of HR  for 3 years for the Asian Paints group from Dec 2018 to Jan 2022. He did his graduation in Engg – Computer Sciences and MBA – Operations Management.

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Sreekumar PANICKER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Sreekumar PANICKER
VP, Global Supply Chain Center of Excellence and Direct Material Productivity - EATON Technologies Pvt....
Sreekumar PANICKER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Sreekumar PANICKER
VP, Global Supply Chain Center of Excellence and Direct Material Productivity - EATON Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Sreekumar PANICKER currently serves as the Vice President of the Global Supply Chain Center of Excellence (GSCCoE) and Direct Material Productivity (DMP) at Eaton Technology Pvt. Ltd in Pune, India. In this capacity, his responsibilities include the implementation of the global supply chain strategy to establish One Eaton Best in Class Supply Chain System at Eaton. He is an integral member of the global supply chain council, to drive supply chain strategy for Eaton.

Before assuming his current role, Mr. PANICKER held the position of Vice President of Enterprise Engineering & Eaton Research Labs within Eaton Innovation Center at Pune. With an extensive industry experience spanning over 32 year, Mr.  PANICKER has undertaken various roles and managed diverse responsibilities within Eaton's India Innovation Center during his 18 years with the company.

Prior to joining Eaton, he served as the head of the Asia Engineering Center in Pune, India, for Invensys plc (now Schneider Electric) for nearly 6 years. Before that, he worked as an R&D manager at Thermofisher Scientific's India acquisition, Chemito Instruments, for nearly 8 years.

Mr. PANICKER holds a master’s degree in computer science from Allahabad University and a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication from Pune University.

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Suhaspritipal GONGATE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dnyanesh DANDEKAR
Vice President - R & D, Sharda Motor Industries Limited.
Suhaspritipal GONGATE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dnyanesh DANDEKAR
Vice President - R & D, Sharda Motor Industries Limited.

Professional Summary:
A result oriented professional with 22 years of experience. Demonstrated capabilities for charting strategies for new products, new technologies and new features in the existing products. Multinational organization experience in complex and global environment for processes and methodologies being practiced (Matrix organization).

Academic Credentials:

  • MBA Executive: S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai (2007-2009)
  • M.E. Thermal Engineering: Government College of Engineering, Karad (2000-2002)
  • B.E. Mechanical: Government College of Engineering, Karad (1994-1998)

Professional Experience:

  • Dec 2019 - Present: Vice President – R&D, Sharda Motor Industries Limited
  • Nov 2017 – Nov 2019: Head of Product Engineering – Tenneco Automotive India Pvt Ltd
  • Dec 2003 – Oct 2017: Cummins Group of Companies in India and USA
    • Mar 2014 – Oct 2017: Product Engineering Leader
    • Mar 2012 – Feb 2014: General Manager – Technology Planning – USA
    • Jul 2009 – Feb 2012: DGM - Product Planning, Automotive Business, India
    • Dec 2003 – June 2009: Analysis group (Combustion and CFD)
  • Nov 1998 – Dec 2003: Assistant Manager, Kirloskar Copeland Limited

Technical Skills:
Emission Regulations, Emission driven product development
Diesel Engine Development, After-treatment system, DOC, DPF, SCR
Design and Analysis, Design for manufacturability, Testing and Validation
Competitive Benchmarking and Automotive Industry knowledge

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