Aerospace & Defense is at the forefront of sustainable innovations. Whether we are talking about the challenge of managing ten times more satellites orbiting the Earth, developing interconnected sovereign systems for defense, switching commercial aviation to hydrogen, or producing at rate to enable urban air mobility to take off, this industry is driving the agenda of the Industry Renaissance.
Through Virtual Twin Experiences, Dassault Systèmes is enabling that Industry Renaissance in Aerospace & Defense.
Vice President, Aerospace & Defense, David ZIEGLER leads the Dassault Systèmes Worldwide Aerospace & Defense Business through the development of its Industry-leading Solution Experiences, based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Prior to Dassault Systèmes, David held multiple positions in the Aerospace industry, including 12 years at Airbus both in France and the U.S., holding positions in Strategy, Sales, and Business development, and most recently at Aéroports de Paris. A French citizen, David’s career in aerospace began when he obtained his Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Supaero, followed by an MBA from INSEAD. Passionate about everything that flies, he also enjoys kite-surfing and spending time with his wife and two children, when he is not on a plane.
Chris WALDON is Deputy Director and Chief Engineer leading a government sponsored programme to develop a UK prototype fusion powerplant and establish the enterprise needed to deliver commercially viable fusion energy. Chris has over 25 years experience of leading the design and delivery of complex programmes with first of a kind (FOAK) endeavours containing unprecedented systems, structures and components.
Lee leads the Enterprise & Public Sector business for Nokia across UK & Ireland which includes fixed & wireless network infrastructure, software, and private wireless products.
The team has a cross-vertical focus and works closely with industry experts within Nokia, and our go-to-market partners to deliver solutions to UK&I markets.
Lee has 20+ years of experience in enterprise telecoms & IT and was previously Head of Digital Sales at Telefonica UK.
He is passionate about sustainability, and the critical role of digitalization in helping to resolve many of the challenges faced by humanity and the planet. Tony has worked in the current Nokia ESG function since 2016 overseeing ESG reporting, customer engagement, and most recently ESG enablement across the organization. He has worked in the telecom industry for 27 years.
Jacqueline is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in technology. An advisor to fast-moving tech businesses and a business mentor at the Merryck Group offering board and executive-level coaching. She sits as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Rightmove plc, Costain plc, FDM Group PLC, and IFS AB.
In 2018 she was awarded the Women in Tech Award for Advocate of the Year acknowledging her contribution to diversity:
Listen to her life and music choices on Desert Island Discs podcast in March 2019.
Jacqueline has been acknowledged in the Queen's New Year Honours list 2018 with a CBE for Services to International Trade in Technology.
"If we are to thrive in our digital future, all our voices must be heard when designing technology. If not, we risk creating a world for the few and not for the many."
Happily married to Roger ANDREWS, they have three children, a grandson and two dogs Louie and Archie. Yoga is how she finds her balance…
Séverine TROUILLET is the Global Affairs Director at software & virtual tech company Dassault Systèmes, Northern Europe, where she leads external engagement and business development for public services and education. Séverine is also a Sustainability Lead, promoting Dassault Systèmes’ purpose to enable sustainable innovation with industry, public bodies, innovation centres & Universities.
Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, Séverine worked in public affairs across Europe (UK, France, Belgium) at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the Institution of Civil Engineers, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, EU affairs’ consultancies in Brussels, and in Local Government.
Séverine holds an M.Sc. in European politics and policies (London School of Economics), a Master's in international administration (La Sorbonne), a Political Science degree (Sciences-Po Lille), and recently completed a diploma in Business Sustainability Management (Cambridge University) and a Masterclass in Circular Economy (Exeter University).
Graduating from Leeds University with an Honours Degree in Economics and Business Management, Sharon later completed an MBA supported by Ardagh.
Sharon has worked at Ardagh for 28 years in a range of Marketing and Commercial roles. In her current role, she is responsible for the Marketing and Innovation activities of the Ardagh Glass Packaging (AGP) Europe region. This involves leading the company’s glass innovation team.
Sharon works closely with AGP’s Sales and Product Development teams to understand both customer requirements and emerging market trends. Sharon also supports a pan-European industry communications campaign called ‘Friends of Glass’ promoting the benefits of glass packaging to consumers (Friends of Glass).
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas PREFI was born in 1964 in Aachen. From 1984 - 1990 he studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, where he received his Ph.D. at IPT in 1995 and his habilitation at WZL in 2002. Since 1996 he is the founder and managing director of P3 group AG and other P3 group companies. Since 2008 he is an adjunct professor at the WZL - Chair of Production Metrology and Quality Management of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. Since the renaming of P3 group AG to Umlaut SE in 2019, he is a member of the supervisory board. Since 2021 Umlaut is part of Accenture.