Arjo van der Ham is cofounder and chief technology officer at Lightyear. He holds an MSc degree in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and has been involved in solar cars since 2012, when he developed the solar panel for the world’s first solar powered family car, Stella. At Lightyear, he’s responsible for the technology roadmap, IP, the vehicle specification, trendwachting and benchmarking.
Laurence Montanari is graduated in mechanical engineering & robotics at Ecole Centrale Nantes. She has 26 years of experience at RENAULT. She has started as Process Quality Engineer to improve engine production. Then she spent 20 years in After-Sales on technical issues and recall campaigns at first to shorten the loopback to the Technocentre to provide after-sales solutions to the dealers. She has also lead the global transformation of the after-sales documentation system across 12000 Renault dealers WW.
In 2008, she has been the ‘mother’ of the Twizy project to re-invent the urban mobility, in charge of the upstream phases. Then Director of accessories & merchandising across Renault, Dacia & Samsung brands increasing revenue & performances of the department. For the past 5 years, she led a Collaborative Lab -LCI- and lead EZ Flex Experimentation and 3DExperience pilot at Renault. She joined recently Dassault Systèmes as Vice-President for the Transportation & Mobility industry.
Frederic MERCERON is the Solution Director for the Transportation & Mobility industry at Dassault Systèmes. His role is to deliver industry-leading solutions for vehicle manufacturers (Cars, Trucks, Buses, Trains, Motorcycle, and Racing) and suppliers to help them innovate, develop, test, and produce new mobility experiences for their consumers.
After finishing his Master's Degree as a mechanical engineer, he worked for KTI as an applications engineer in Knowledge-Based Engineering, working with renowned customers such as Airbus, PSA, Valeo, and Ford.
In 2000, Frederic joined Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5 Vehicle Architecture team and helped to introduce V5 solutions for preliminary design at several OEMs. After two years there, he took the leadership of the Vehicle Body-in-White (BiW) team; ensuring Car & Truck OEMs and Suppliers deployed best in class design engineering methodologies.
In January 2007, Frederic moved to SIMULIA, a new brand created after the acquisition of Abaqus, and took the lead of the center of competency. He then helped to develop DS’ SLM solution (Simulation Life cycle Management), strengthened by the additional acquisition 2 years later of Enginous.
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.