General Sessions

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COE Welcome

Mike Clare.png Mike ClareCOE President, Systems Engineer – Boeing Research & Technology, The Boeing Company

Mike Clare has 25+ years in the aerospace and defense industry, mostly with The Boeing Company. Prior to his work with Boeing Research and Technology, Mike worked as a manufacturing engineer for 14 years in areas such as tool design, NC programming, process planning, process engineering and a CAD/CAM site support lead. Mike has been an active participant at COE since 1996.


Dassault Systèmes Executive Update

The mission of 3DEXPERIENCE is to provide businesses and people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing product, nature and life. In this session, you will learn more about Dassault Systèmes’ strategy for Social, Industry, and Experiences.

media/jkpnkmqd.png Bruno Latchague, North Senior Executive Vice President, Global Brands, Indirect Channels, Americas, Dassault Systèmes

Bruno Latchague has been instrumental in planning and implementing key transformations at Dassault Systèmes in R&D, service and, most recently, sales. While striving to promote an organic approach to change, he builds efficient, dedicated, responsive organizations and teams that can rise to the technological, creative and industrial challenges for which Dassault Systèmes provides solutions.

media/bzqprjkd.png Erik Swedberg, North America Managing Director, Dassault Systèmes

Experienced Global Account Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in IT Strategy, Professional Services, Project Portfolio Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Pre-sales. Strong sales professional studied at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

media/tkgptmmk.png Rick Sturgeon, Senior Director Transportation & Mobility, Dassault Systèmes

Rick Sturgeon focuses on providing strategic direction for Products and Services focused on improving the 3DExperience of Dessault customers. He earned degrees in Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

media/bywwptzk.png David Ziegler, Vice President Aerospace & Defense Dassault Systèmes

David Ziegler's main responsibility is to engage, understand, and lead the strategic roadmap for product development/sales with Aerospace and Defense Customers around the world. David is a French citizen, who holds an MSc in Aerospace from Supaero, and an MBA from INSEAD.


Design, Build, Fly: Aurora's History of Design Build

This presentation will explore Aurora’s prototype development efforts throughout the years, highlighting Dassault Systèmes CATIA tools vital to development, communication, fabrication and assembly.

media/gqnbyzwv.png Clint Church, Vice President, Engineering, Aurora Flight Services

Clint Church leads an engineering organization comprised of eight divisions covering all disciplines necessary to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. Church has played a key role in the design, manufacture, and qualification of a broad range of manned and unmanned air vehicles.


Transforming the Construction Industry with 3DEXPERIENCE xApps

KOTRONIS Consulting is initiating the Construction Industry Renaissance online through the use of a novel language and new way of communicating made possible by 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud. Learn how simplifying production and diversifying consumption amongst the value networks is achieved to deliver the built environment with increased harmony.

media/tzgdyypw.png James Kotronis,  Founder and Managing Member, KOTRONIS Consulting

James Kotronis has over 25 years of experience in the direct application of relational parametric tools in the fields of design, architecture, construction and fabrication. His work focuses on improving design performance through the synthesis of design, construction and fabrication thinking across disciplines and stakeholder boundaries.