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  • Bernard CHARLÈS

    Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer - Dassault Systèmes

    Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer - Dassault Systèmes

    “Tomorrow’s game-changers will not be those with the most automated production systems, but those who build a culture of knowledge and know-how to reveal and train the workforce of the future, able to solve the challenges of a planet lacking sustainable solutions. ”
  • Javier GLATT

    CEO and Co-Founder - CadMakers

    CEO and Co-Founder - CadMakers

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    Javier is the Co-Founder and CEO of CadMakers, a construction and manufacturing technology company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada with branch offices around the world. CadMakers' mission is to create an interconnected digital solution that allows their construction and manufacturing customers to automate the creation, simulation, validation and knowledge retention of their projects. 

  • Samson KHAOU

    Managing Director - Dassault Systèmes India

    Managing Director - Dassault Systèmes India

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    Samson Khaou was appointed Managing Director of Dassault Systèmes, India on July 2016. He is responsible for the overall growth and performance of the company in the region. Khaou is also responsible for developing Dassault Systèmes India business strategy in line with the market opportunities and the company's mission to partner in the digital transformation and growth agenda of the country.

    Prior to this role, he was Managing Director for Asia Pacific South Region for six years (2011-16), for Industry Services in Europe for three years (2008-10) and for Korea for two years (2006-2007). He joined Dassault Systèmes in 1989 as a R&D engineer and has been holding several key management positions within the company in both Europe and Asia.

    Khaou holds Master Degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering.

  • Gunjan KRISHNA

    Commissioner for Industrial Development & Director of Industries and commerce - Govt. of Karnataka

    Commissioner for Industrial Development & Director of Industries and commerce - Govt. of Karnataka

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     Ms. Gunjan Krishna is a graduate in Economics (Hons) from Lady Shri Ram College and Law from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University. She joined Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the year 2004. She has rich experience of working with the State Governments and Government of India. She served as Managing Director, Karnataka State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited [KSIIDC], where she is responsible for spearheading implementation of infrastructure projects including projects on Public Private Partnership [PPP] basis. She also served as Commissioner for Micro, Small and Medium Industries (MSME), where she was responsible for promotion of MSMEs in the State. She is presently working as the Commissioner for Industrial Development and Director of Industries & Commerce.  As Commissioner, she is responsible for attracting and facilitating investments, promotion of exports and industrial growth of the State.  She has also written a book “From Bondage to Freedom : An Analysis of International Legal Regime on Human Trafficking”.

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  • Atul PARANJAPE

    Vice President - Group Digital & IT, Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering

    Vice President - Group Digital & IT, Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering

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    Atul Paranjape is the Vice President – Group Digital & IT and heads all digital initiatives for L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering. He has been responsible for program management of key initiatives in Digital SCM on SAP Ariba, Integrated Project Management on Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and various IIOT, AI, ML and Data Analytics implementation.

    Prior to this role, he was Chief Executive, L&T Modular Fabrication Yard LLC, Oman and was the head of Operations, reporting to Board of JV Company.

    Paranjape holds Bachelors Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai and has many certifications in CAD/ CAM/ PDM/ ERP Expertise.

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  • Elisa PRISNER

    Vice President, Business Platform Experience - Dassault Systèmes

    Vice President, Business Platform Experience - Dassault Systèmes

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    Elisa Prisner was recently appointed Vice President, Business Experience Platform at Dassault Systèmes. In this role, Elisa oversees all aspects of the company’s transformation to make Dassault Systèmes the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, fostering and applying collaborative and platform-based innovation throughout all organizations.

    Elisa has 15 years of strong business and engineering experience. She holds a double master’s degree in engineering and aerospace, and a Master of Business Administration. She began her career as an R&D aerospace engineer, and later became a business consultant for international aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

    Elisa joined Dassault Systèmes in 2013 as a senior client executive, responsible for Airbus Commercial Aircraft. Since 2015, she has accompanied Dassault Systèmes’ Vice Chairman and CEO, Bernard Charlès, on orchestrating the company’s global transformation projects.

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  • Florence VERZELEN

    Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications - Dassault Systèmes

    Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications - Dassault Systèmes

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    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.

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