COE 2016 Annual PLM Experience & TechniFair Recap
The COE 2016 Annual PLM Experience & TechniFair, held April 10–13, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, brought together users of CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SIMULIA for three days of dynamic and hands-on learning that included presentations, training sessions and workshops, focus sessions, networking receptions and more. Attendees represented over 150 companies and many different industries, including aerospace, automotive and manufacturing.
The pre-conference activities began on Sunday with a series of workshops for participants to choose from. The workshops covered legal regulations and compliance, as well as how to use analytics to improve business. One hands-on workshops provided attendees with an overview of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and its capabilities while a second workshop walked through the process of transitioning to this platform.
Once the conference began, every morning kicked off with networking opportunities and keynote presentations. Notable keynote speakers included Dassault Systèmes executives Paul DiLaura, Vice President of Sales, Value Chain, and Philippe Forestier, Executive Vice President of Global Affairs and Communities, who discussed the value and evolution of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to open the conference. Other keynote speeches delved into how and why various industries — including the transportation, aerospace, architecture and engineering, and construction industries — are leveraging the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. These speakers shared insights from experiences using Dassault Systèmes software and how it has benefitted their work, leading to increased efficiency and productivity on complex projects and the ability to stay ahead in competitive fields.
Beyond the keynote presentations, the wide variety of offerings gave attendees the freedom to tailor their conference experience to meet their individual personal and professional needs. Subject matter experts shared their expertise in daily sessions with topics ranging from information management to product definition and there were opportunities to attend COE University to participate in hands-on labs. Additional offerings included panel discussions and technology exhibits. Attendees were even able to take three Dassault Systèmes certification exams.
By coming together for this annual conference, Dassault software users are better able to solve business issues and challenge themselves to drive innovation that will continue to shape the future.