Keynote Presentations

The 2014 Annual PLM Conference & TechniFair Keynote Speaker will feature the following Keynote Presentations:

 Monday, April 28 | 8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

 COE Welcome and Executive Presentations 

Don McMillian 



Comedian Don McMillan kicks off the COE 2014 Annual PLM Conference and TechniFair with his own brand of humor. Don’s “Technically Funny” introduction will lead into a message from COE President, Keith Horton.





Bruno Latchague - Business in the Age of Experience

In this session, Mr. Latchague will present a short review of Dassault Systemes's business strategy, and vision for how the 3DExperience platform and recent acquisitions will help our customers change the way they innovate and deliver on the experiences today's consumers demand. 








Phillipe Laufer - Using CATIA for Design in the Age of Experience

CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE, released on last February, will shape the world of the future. Powerful, instinctive user experiences  inspire designers, engineers of any discipline and system engineers. Social innovation redefines collaboration, making it natural to share ideas and concepts. The inclusiveness of CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE invites the participation of every discipline within the global ecosystem. With a combination of presentation, demonstrations and testimonials, Philippe will share his vision of how CATIA will transform the product innovation and development process





 Monday, April 28 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Tesla_Paul The Tesla Motors Vision: Dassault Tools Drive Success

 Paul Lomangino, PhD., Engineering Applications, Tesla Motors


 This session will take a look at how Tesla incorporated CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and ICEM into their implementation and how those tools will continue to contribute to Tesla solutions and products. Paul will also walk attendees through a vision for the future – how Tesla is meeting customer needs, exceeding expectations and using Dassault products to get there.









Tuesday, April 29 | 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.










DELMIA V6, Honda Manufacturing's First Step to PLM

Brent Welsh, Department Manager, New Model Division, Honda North American Services, LLC

 Gregg DennisSenior Staff Engineer, New Model Division, Honda North American Services, LLC



 This presentation will focus on Honda North America Services (HNAS) role and new responsibility to  support Global New Model Initiatives. Topics to be discussed include the move from DELMIA V5 to  DELMIA V6 on the ENOVIA V6 backbone to reduce development time and create a faster market to the  customer, focus on current "wins " we see today as we prepare to go live this spring and the future path  towards total PLM.








Tuesday, April 29 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

PLM Forum and V6 Discovery Panel 


Robert Deragisch  (PLM Forum)

Keith Horton (V6 discussion)


COE will be revealing the results of its year-long experience partnering with Dassault Systemes to enable 25-30 panelists from COE member companies to gain hands on experience with V6.  The panel has created a virtual product design community to virtually create a product. This has been purely experimental and developed in cooperation with DS.  COE volunteer panelists have executed assigned project roles such as Project Manager, Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer and Technical Publications and summarized their experience to share with COE members.  The goal of these panelists has been to virtually design a ‘Nautical Wind Turbine’ making using of DS V6 products of ENOVIA and CATIA.  With ENOVIA V6 allowing for such virtual development the experiment is to demonstrate how a virtual design team can design a new project.  The underlying software will be based on CATIA V6 and ENOVIA V6.  COE has provided updates on the progress, but will now open the documentation to COE members and begin a second Discovery Panel.


Wednesday, April 30 | 3:55 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 


One User: Making a Difference in a Complex Architecture Project

Gisela Attadia, Infrastructure Project Manager, Aeropuertos Argentina 2000

 This session highlights key elements of a large commercial architecture project with  planning and construction spanning some six years.  Throughout the review of these  issues, you will see a recurrent theme on how One User can make a significant  contribution to a project. Learn how a project in the national spotlight is managed  through multiple design and build phases. The specific technical issues addressed in  this presentation include project re-plan, 3D model implementation, automated  baggage handling and collaboration. These issues are all presented in context of One  User’s ability to deliver and achieve outstanding results.  The session will close with  your awareness to project phase deliverables as national headlines.

 Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 is a private and government held company responsible for the operations and infrastructure of all major airports in Argentina.