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  • Olivier RIBET

    Executive Vice-President EMEAR - Dassault Systèmes

    Executive Vice-President EMEAR - Dassault Systèmes

    Olivier RIBET > Portrait > Dassault Systemes Olivier RIBET > Portrait > Dassault Systemes

    Olivier RIBET is in charge of developing the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) market and cross-industry corporate initiatives.
    He joined Dassault Systèmes in September 2013 as Vice President, High-Tech Industry.

    Since July 2017 he was in charge of all the industries.

    Olivier RIBET brings over 20 years of international experience in the software, high-tech and telecom markets to Dassault Systèmes.  During his career, he has led businesses and teams across Europe, North America and Asia in strategy, software engineering, marketing and business development.

    Olivier RIBET spent over a decade at Microsoft, where he held senior management positions including Head of Mobile Business France and later Senior Director, Windows Business Division.  While at Microsoft, he was part of a team that was granted a patent for a method of extracting key terms in text mining.  Before this, he worked in a number of senior-level sales, marketing and business development capacities at Bull EMEA Information Systems (a ATOS company) and EDF (Electricité de France).

    Olivier RIBET is a graduate of the Institute des Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux, France, and INSEAD/AIEP in Singapore.

  • Dr. Bertrand PICCARD

    Initiator & Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation - Solar Impulse

    Initiator & Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation - Solar Impulse

    Bertrand PICCARD > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Bertrand PICCARD > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Serial explorer, psychiatrist and ambassador for clean technologies combining innovation and adventure to tackle the great challenges of our time.

  • Guillaume VENDROUX

    CEO DELMIA - Dassault Systèmes

    CEO DELMIA - Dassault Systèmes

    Guillaume VENDROUX > Speaker Session Image > Dassault Systèmes Guillaume VENDROUX > Speaker Session Image > Dassault Systèmes

    Graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a Ph. D. in Aeronautics (93), Guillaume started his career in Engineering and R&D in the Transport sector, from aerospace as an R&D engineer in Composite material at Aerospatiale (94-98, to Advanced project Director at Valeo Electrical System (98-06) to a various position in Engineering and R&D at Alstom Transport. In 2010, still in Alstom Transport, Guillaume entered the Manufacturing world as VP industrial In 2016, Guillaume joined DS to lead the DELMIA Brand, DS industrial solutions portfolio to continue supporting all industries in the digital revolution to come.

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  • Philippe BARTISSOL

    Vice President, Industrial Equipment Industry - Dassault Systèmes

    Vice President, Industrial Equipment Industry - Dassault Systèmes

    Philippe Bartissol Philippe Bartissol

    Since July 2011, Philippe Bartissol, Vice President, Industrial Equipment is responsible for defining Dassault Systemes’ strategy and 3DEXPERIENCE solutions’ delivery for the Industrial Equipment industry worldwide.

    The Industrial Equipment industry covers industrial manufacturing machinery and products, heavy mobile machinery & equipment, fabricated metal products and tire industries.

    Philippe Bartissol’s main mission is to gather customer and market needs, to define a 3-year solutions development road map based on industry 3DEXPERIENCE, and to ensure proper go-to-market strategy. 

    Before joining Dassault Systemes, Philippe Bartissol held several executive positions (General Manager for USA & Canada; Industrial & Purchasing VP; Product Development VP; Business Processes VP) at Sidel - a worldwide leader in packaging equipment, part of the Tetra Laval group.

    During his 15 years with Sidel both in line and staff positions, Philippe designed, launched and ensured execution of enterprise transformation programs with one continuous objective: harmonize systems to get to only PLM, one CAD, one ERP, one SRM, one CRM, one sales configurator, one unified machine automation architecture and one new modular product platform.

    Prior to this, Philippe drove the strategy of the Oil & Gas equipment branch of the Areva group and founded the group’s representation in Singapore. 

    Philippe Bartissol holds a degree in aeronautics from Sup’aero engineering school and an MBA from HEC school of management in France.

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  • Morgan ZIMMERMANN

    CEO NETVIBES - Dassault Systèmes

    CEO NETVIBES - Dassault Systèmes

    Morgan ZIMMERMAN > Speaker Image > Dassault Systèmes Morgan ZIMMERMAN > Speaker Image > Dassault Systèmes

    Morgan Zimmermann joined EXALEAD in 2006 as Director of Strategy, Sales & Business Development. He took part in the international development of the brand in Asia, Europe, and the United States and was appointed CEO in 2015.

    Originally, EXALEAD supported major accounts on the use of web technologies as a vehicle for transforming transactional information systems.

    Since the acquisition of EXALEAD by Dassault Systèmes in 2010, Morgan Zimmermann has rebuilt EXALEAD's product portfolio to accelerate value creation across the 12 industries served by Dassault Systèmes to:

    Transform knowledge of engineering and purchasing into performance and cost reduction levers. Transform the implicit know-how (working methods, processes) of engineering and manufacturing into levers of operational excellence

    Exploit the data generated by consumers/end-users to support clients’ digital transformation.

    In 2018, Morgan Zimmermann was named CEO of NETVIBES EXALEAD in order to leverage the NETVIBES ability to provide in-context insight from the market and industry into all enterprise business processes.

    Prior to joining EXALEAD, Morgan Zimmermann led the business development of Cril Telecom Software, a software publisher in global mobile networks.

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  • Stephane DECLÉE

    CEO ENOVIA - Dassault Systèmes

    CEO ENOVIA - Dassault Systèmes

    Stephane DECLÉE > Speaker Image > Dassault Systèmes Stephane DECLÉE > Speaker Image > Dassault Systèmes

    Stephane Declee joined Dassault Systèmes in 1991 as an R&D Engineer: After 8 years of evolving from software engineer to product manager and CATIA Domain leader (Electrical Equipment & Systems, Digital Mockup & Synthesis), he has held several executive positions: From 1999 to 2002 as VP Strategy & Research working with Bernard Charles & Dominique Florack.

    From 2003 and 2008 as VP ENOVIA R&D based in the US, driving the acquisition & integration of MatrixOne in 2006 and first deliveries of ENOVIA V6.

    From 2009 to 2011 as VP R&D Industry Solutions Mr. Declee is a graduate of the HBS AMP 2009 program as well as a graduate of the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Rouen (France), specializing in thermo-energetics.

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  • Olivier SAPPIN

    CEO CATIA - Dassault Systèmes

    CEO CATIA - Dassault Systèmes

    Olivier SAPPIN > speaker >  Dassault Systèmes® Olivier SAPPIN > speaker >  Dassault Systèmes®

    26 years expertise in Product Development & End to End Virtual Product / Experience Innovation.

    Since December 2019, CEO of CATIA at Dassault Systèmes.

    He started his career at Dassault Systèmes (3DS) in 1995 in CATIA’s Shape Design Industrialization Team. He then joined 3DS international Automotive Competency Center working with renowned customers like HONDA, FIAT, BMW, CHRYSLER and PSA to help them transform their design practices in the area of car body and styling. Through these experiences, he acquired deep knowledge of the automotive sector and customers’ business processes. 

    In 2011, he was appointed Vice President of the new defined Transportation & Mobility industry, which helps manufacturers and suppliers to develop new mobility experiences for their consumers. 

    As CATIA CEO, he is looking forward to empower the Community of Design Innovators to Engineer & Experience the best System of System from Concept to Experience Driven Engineering. 

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  • Darko SUCIC

    Technical Sales Director DELMIA COE - Dassault Systèmes

    Technical Sales Director DELMIA COE - Dassault Systèmes

    As head of Center of Excellence for Digital Manufacturing, Dr. Darko Sucic leads the technical sales for all markets and customers. Additionally, Darko is responsible for several strategic customers to ensure their success, and whose influence and ideas drive the future of DELMIA solutions. 

    In this role, Darko has been involved in implementation projects at foremost DELMIA automotive customers like Audi, Daimler, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, PSA, Renault Scania, Tata Motors, Toyota and Volvo. In addition to automotive industry, Darko has been involved in implementation projects at DELMIA Aerospace customers like Airbus, Boeing, Dassault Aviation, Embraer and SAAB Aerospace among others. His major responsibility is driving the strategy and product development efforts for Automotive and Aerospace customers’ needs. 

    Prior to joining DS, Darko was the senior researcher at the Institute for Nuclear Energy and Energy Systems, University of Stuttgart. His research work was devoted to building digital models and simulation of complex technical systems. Having spent over 15 years in the engineering industry, Dr. Sucic has worked in partnership with customers across multiple industries globally to implement lean engineering processes, reduce costs and waste, simplify supply chains, and quantify the value of technology and change. Dr. Sucic received a Doctor’s Degree in Engineering from University of Stuttgart. 

  • Josefina SONNERUP

    Solution Manager, Industrial Equipment Industry - Dassault Systèmes

    Solution Manager, Industrial Equipment Industry - Dassault Systèmes

    Josefina SONNERUP > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Josefina SONNERUP > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Josefina is a solution manager responsible for after-sales service software solutions within the Industrial Equipment industry at Dassault Systèmes. Josefina is also co-driving the sustainability initiative within her industry. Her passion towards new business models is strongly linked to her “product-in-use” background. Prior to Dassault Systèmes Josefina was working as a software product owner for an aircraft manufacturer, leading the digital transformation towards model-based service.  

    “What was before one-time-sales of equipment is now becoming Equipment-as-a-Service. What was before called after-sales is now becoming continuous sales. What was before called ownership is now becoming usership and what was before called end-of-product-life is now becoming circular innovation.  This thanks to the industry renaissance and the rise of new business models. Business models adapted to the recent change in the human behavior and the sense of taking more responsibility of how we buy and consume things in our daily lives.” Says Josefina. 

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  • Alice STEENLAND

    Chief Sustainability Officer - Dassault Systèmes

    Chief Sustainability Officer - Dassault Systèmes

    Alice Steenland > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Alice Steenland > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Alice Steenland joined Dassault Systèmes in 2020 as the company’s first Chief Sustainability Officer.

    Previously, she was the founding Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at AXA Group, where she helped the company rise to a leading position in global sustainability rankings, thanks in part to a pioneering responsible investment strategy including the landmark decision to divest from coal and, later, tobacco. Prior to joining AXA, she led the investor research arm of Vigeo (now a subsidiary of Moody’s), worked in the business consulting unit of Arthur Andersen, and acted as an independent consultant in the field of strategic planning for Save the Children USA.

    Alice currently serves as a board member of ShareAction and Arvella Investments, as a lecturer at France’s Ecole Polytechnique and as an advisory committee member at the Yale School of Management, the impact fund Giant Ventures, and the leading French sustainability think tank IDDRI.

    Alice Steenland received her bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

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  • Thomas GRAND

    Vice President, Energy & Materials - Dassault Systèmes

    Vice President, Energy & Materials - Dassault Systèmes

    “Innovation in the nuclear industry is accelerating as the push for sustainability and agility drive companies to strive for ever greater differentiation, efficiency and safety. By breaking down the silos between people, processes, and data, the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform is a key catalyst in enabling this business transformation. ”

    Thomas GRAND became Vice President, Energy & Materials Industry, Dassault Systèmes, in 2016.

    He drives industry adoption of a new digital perspective of the full business lifecycle – innovation to recycling – to deliver sustainable life for the 21st century. Thomas helps companies in power, metals and minerals, chemicals, mining, and oil and gas create efficient and sustainable materials, processes, and facilities using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

    Thomas began his career with British Energy as a systems engineer at Sizewell B nuclear power plant and then specialized in energy consulting and project management for IBM Business Consulting Services and AREVA. He joined corporate marketing at AREVA for the market analysis of nuclear and renewables, and later was vice president of strategic marketing.

    Thomas has a master’s degree in energy management from the joint program of BI Norwegian Business School, IFP School in France, and ESCP Europe Business School, a bachelor’s degree in digital systems engineering from the University of West of England, and an associate’s degree in power engineering and industrial automation from Claude Bernard University in France.

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  • Wilfried GASSNER

    EuroCentral Senior Solution Consultant - Dassault Systèmes Deutschland

    EuroCentral Senior Solution Consultant - Dassault Systèmes Deutschland

    Wilfried GASSNER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Wilfried GASSNER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    innerhalb der 3DEXPERIENCE Centers & Lab Organisation und verantwortlicher technischer Berater für Kunden aus dem Maschinen- und anlagenbau sowie der Automobilindustrie.

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  • Thorsten GERKE

    Worldwide CATIA Systems Industry Process Consultant - Dassault Systèmes

    Worldwide CATIA Systems Industry Process Consultant - Dassault Systèmes

    Senior world wide industry process consultant for CATIA systems engineering. 20 years of professional experience in model based systems engineering including requirements management, system architecture design, system traceability, embedded systems and system simulation. Previous experience at MathWorks, Synopsys, Avanti and Bosch Automotive. M. Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering and MBA in General Management.

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  • Markus MEIR

    CATIA Industry Process Consultant Senior - Dassault Systèmes

    CATIA Industry Process Consultant Senior - Dassault Systèmes

    Markus MEIR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Markus MEIR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Markus MEIR, EuroCentral Senior Solution Consultant, ist Experte in den Themen: Flächen, DESIGN, Flächenrückführung, Faserverbundwerkstoff sowie Electrical bei Dassault Systemes. 
    Mit mehr als 35 Jahren Erfahrung in der Produktentwicklung, hatte er verschiedene nationale und internationale Positionen inne: 
    z.B. FORMULA one oder AEROSPACE. 
    Seit 2007 bei Dassault Systemes und arbeitet eng mit Kunden zusammen. 

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  • Björn MANDERBACH

    DELMIA Industry Consultant Director - Dassault Systèmes

    DELMIA Industry Consultant Director - Dassault Systèmes

    Björn MANDERBACH leitet das technische Vertriebsteam der Marke DELMIA bei Dassault Systèmes in Zentraleuropa. Als Experte für die Themen Digital Manufacturing, Manufacturing Operations Management und Supply Chain Planning & Operations hat er über 19 Jahre Erfahrung in der Konzeption und im Vertrieb der Dassault Systèmes Lösungen bei produzierenden Unternehmen in verschiedenen Branchen. Aktuell liegt der Fokus seiner Tätigkeit in der Beratung, wie Dassault Systèmes mit der 3DEXPERIENCE Plattform als Verbindung zwischen virtueller und realer Welt der Fertigung Mehrwert in Unternehmen schafft.

  • Florence VERZELEN

    Executive vice-president, industry, field marketing and sustainability - Dassault Systèmes

    Executive vice-president, industry, field marketing and sustainability - Dassault Systèmes

    Florence VERZELEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Florence VERZELEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Florence VERZELEN started her career as a financial analyst in investment banking in New York. She then acquired more than 5-years 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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  • Vincent MERLINO

    Business Experience Solution Portfolio Director, ENOVIA - Dassault Systèmes

    Business Experience Solution Portfolio Director, ENOVIA - Dassault Systèmes

    Vincent MERLINO > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Vincent MERLINO > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Vincent is passionate about new Technologies & Innovation.

    He started his career 15 years ago as Mechatronics Engineer in Transportation & Defense Industries.

    He joined Dassault Systèmes 13 years ago and following different roles including Director of Solutions for the High-Tech Industry.

    Since 2020, he is driving a strategic transformation initiative aiming to deliver a new a portfolio of Business Experiences solutions, bringing value to the whole enterprise including new audiences like HR, Finance, Sales, Marketing, etc…

    After work, he becomes a guitarist, runner or cook.    

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  • Amale HENDOUZ

    Solution Technical Consultant, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Solution Technical Consultant, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Amale HENDOUZ > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Amale HENDOUZ > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Amale is an engineer working as Solution Technical Consultant in Dassault Systèmes Industrial Equipment Industry. Amale is passionate about team collaboration and communication! She was part of the team that create lean management solutions connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

    Since she joined Dassault Systèmes 2 years ago, she has extended her knowledge to service process engineering to boost the availability of sold equipment on the field.

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  • Isabelle MORIN

    Solution Technical Consultant, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Solution Technical Consultant, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Isabelle MORIN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Isabelle MORIN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Isabelle is an engineer working as Solution Technical Consultant in Dassault Systèmes Industrial Equipment Industry. Isabelle joined Dassault Systèmes 2 years ago with her strong convictions about data science solutions for equipment manufacturers. She has devoted her time to demonstrating how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can help reducing the downtime of installed equipment.

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  • Julien TREILLARD

    Technical and Solution Senior Manager, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Technical and Solution Senior Manager, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Julien TREILLARD > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Julien TREILLARD > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Julien is managing the technical team in Dassault Système’s Industrial Equipment Industry.

    Julien has a very strong background in design engineering, and is focused on making sure that sales and marketing organizations can be included early during engineering phases thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s capabilities.

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  • Bastien VEDRINE

    Solution Technical Specialist, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Solution Technical Specialist, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Bastien VEDRINE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Bastien VEDRINE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Bastien is managing the technical team in Dassault Systèmes Industrial Equipment Industry.

    Coming from the tire manufacturing industry, Bastien is convinced that connecting the dots from engineering to manufacturing, to sales marketing and after-sales operations is key to reduce risk, and impact positively the environment.

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  • Vincent DELBOUYS

    Industry Solution Technical Manager, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Industry Solution Technical Manager, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Vincent DELBOUYS > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Vincent DELBOUYS > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Vincent works in Dassault Systèmes Industrial Equipment Industry.

    When it comes to solutions for end to end traceability from requirements, to multi-discipline engineering and risk assessment, connect with Vincent. Vincent is passionate about complex systems, and make sure thanks to the digital transformation you boost the performance of your equipment as well as its reliability.

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  • Simon DEZERT

    Solution Technical Consultant, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Solution Technical Consultant, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Simon DEZERT > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Simon DEZERT > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    An engineer working as Solution Technical Consultant in Dassault Systèmes Industrial Equipment Industry. Simon is not only a tough rugby player, he also makes sure that by working on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform you can transform your business processes to configure to order.

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  • Augustin RHEINS

    Industry Solution Experience Manager, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Industry Solution Experience Manager, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Augustin RHEINS > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Augustin RHEINS > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Augustin RHEINS is an engineer working as Solution Technical Consultant in Dassault Systèmes Industrial Equipment Industry. Augustin comes from the railway industry, but for 3 years, he is passionate about how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can provide solutions for equipment manufacturers to connect their modelling and simulation organizations so that they can work in a single environment.

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  • Thomas JANSEN

    Industry Solution Technical Consultant, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Industry Solution Technical Consultant, Industrial Equipment - Dassault Systèmes

    Thomas JANSEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Thomas JANSEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Thomas JANSEN is an engineer working as Solution Technical Consultant in Dassault Systèmes Industrial Equipment Industry. Thomas is found in robots. He studied mechanical engineering in Bristol, worked in a startup called CMR Surgical, devoted to manufacturing surgical robots.

    He is convinced that robot manufacturers can reach operational excellence thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and works intensively in demonstrating it.

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  • Prof. Roman DUMITRESCU

    Roman DUMITRESCU > Speakers > Dassault Systèmes® Roman DUMITRESCU > Speakers > Dassault Systèmes®

    Prof. Roman DUMITRESCU studied mechatronics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Afterwards, he worked as a research associate at the Chair for Product Engineering at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of the University of Paderborn.  During this time, he was awarded a research grant by the International Graduate School “Dynamic Intelligent Systems”. In 2010, he received his Ph.D. degree in the field of Systems Engineering for intelligent mechatronic systems under the supervision of Prof.  Jürgen Gausemeier.

    Between 2011 and 2015, Prof. DUMITRESCU led the Product Engineering department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM (former Project Group for Mechatronic Systems Design of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT). Since 2015, he has been one of the three directors of the institute and remained responsible for the Product Engineering department with its three research groups Product and Production Management, Product Engineering, and Digital Engineering and Collaboration. In 2016, he became a member of the executive development program “Fraunhofer Vintage Class” of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

    Prof. DUMITRESCU’s research focuses particularly on interdisciplinary development management and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) as well as numerous key technologies of digitization such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, Location Based Services and Molded Interconnect Devices (MID).

    In 2016, Prof. DUMITRESCU declined an offer as Full Professor at the University of Augsburg. Since the end of 2016, he has been a Full Professor for “Advances Systems Engineering” at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics of the University of Paderborn.

    At the same time, Prof. DUMITRESCU is the managing director of the technology network Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe (it’s OWL) which was awarded one of Germany’s 15 Leading-Edge Clusters by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2012. In the it‘s OWL Clustermanagement GmbH, he is responsible for the strategy and R&D as well as the technology transfer into SMEs. Additionally, he is technical manager for the areas Systems Engineering and Work 4.0 in it`s OWL.

     

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  • Tobias BRODE

    Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA)

    Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA)

    Tobias BRODE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Tobias BRODE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Tobias BRODE studied physics and microsystems technology in Berlin and has been working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart since 2007.

    After leading a research group for liquid handling and related robotics for pharmaceuticals and diagnostics for several years, he has been head of the Medtech / Biotech business unit since 2015.

    In 2016, together with two colleagues, he founded the spin-off Dispendix GmbH, which was sold to the Swedish company Cellink in 2018.

    Currently, he is working with a team at Fraunhofer IPA on the spin-off company Kutoa, which will sell the mobile laboratory robot Kevin based on Fraunhofer IP.

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  • Thomas RILKE

    Managing Director - Deutsche Messe Technology Academy GmbH

    Managing Director - Deutsche Messe Technology Academy GmbH

    Thomas RILKE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes® Thomas RILKE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®

    Thomas RILKE has been Managing Director of the Deutsche Messe Technology Academy GmbH since 2009. He was also Managing Director of Robotation Academy GmbH, from which today's Deutsche Messe Technology Academy developed as a company that organizes knowledge transfer across the board in the fields of automation, robotics, additive manufacturing and digital reality at the Hannover site and in the global academies operated jointly with local partners. Thomas Rilke has been a member of Deutsche Messe since 1991. In various functions, most recently as Director, he was responsible for the further development of content and the strategic positioning of key HANNOVER MESSE trade show themes in the market. This includes, above all, the key area of automation, which Thomas Rilke has developed into one of the world's leading sections of the show in dialogue with decision-makers in both the international market leaders and small and medium-sized enterprises. Through his responsibility for other core industrial themes such as energy or solutions for urbanisation, Thomas RILKE is very closely and comprehensively familiar with global market developments. In his functions, he has built up a far-reaching personal and international network, which includes not only those responsible for industry but also economic policymakers, industry associations and research institutions.

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