Simultaneous product development, rather than sequential flow, is the need of the hour and with the power of our virtual development offerings, Dassault Systemes has the vision to allow companies to hop on to a common platform, come together and collaborate to spawn innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
Guillaume GERONDEAU is Vice President at Dassault Systèmes, Transportation and Mobility Industry Asia. He is an expert in automotive, digital business transformation, and smart mobility.
Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes in 2015, he had a 30 years long career in the automotive industry as Senior International Innovation, Product, Marketing, Sales Executive, and Strategy Consultant.
Guillaume has experience as an executive in almost all the areas of the value chain in the automobile industry. He was head of global product strategy and product planning at Nissan. He was also heading global brand strategy and product marketing for Toyota after having been in charge of European product planning and marketing. At Renault, he managed a long-term research budget, led the innovation process and the reorganization of the R&D resource management, and was managing director of the Austrian subsidiary.
He also served as senior advisor of Booz Allen and Hamilton (now Strategy &) specialized in the automotive sector.
Rupesh KHOPADE is presently working as a Senior Partner Success manager at Dassault Systemes Singapore. He works with many Asian automotive suppliers to improve the existing design practices and methodologies. Also, he is helping automotive suppliers to implement new initiatives such as virtual verification, Additive Manufacturing, and, Cloud solutions.
He is working with Electric Vehicles startups to put in place the innovation platform. Rupesh is actively working with EV OEMs, startups, and suppliers to help them adopt and set the design, manufacturing, and marketing processes, including industrial design, 1D simulation, FEM, Multi-disciplinary engineering, Manufacturing operations management, and digital marketing.