General Sessions



COE Welcome

Mike Clare, COE President, Systems Engineer – Boeing Research & Technology, The Boeing Company


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Dassault Systèmes Executive Update

Dassault Systèmes – The 3DEXPERIENCE Company

Bruno Latchague, Senior Executive Vice President, Americas Field Operations, Global Brands and Indirect Channels, Dassault Systèmes

After delivering many software advances aimed at designing in 3D and managing products across their lifecycles, there is a new world to imagine, create and build. By leveraging science, engineering and art, and by taking advantage of the significant technological advances to reduce the distance between the virtual and the real, in 2012 Dassault Systèmes defined a new horizon, which they call 3DEXPERIENCE. 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.

Leap to the Platform – How the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is Empowering Users and Enabling a New Era of Product Innovation

Dean Marsh, Managing Director for North America, Dassault Systèmes

From the C-suite to designers and engineers, embracing a platform brings more value across an organization than you may realize. This presentation will begin to demystify the benefits of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and showcase real-world examples of businesses that have used our platform to change the game in their industries, including:

  • A new marketplace on the platform that connects designers with makers to easily bring the latest manufacturing capabilities into your workflow
  • How your existing software and data can become powered by the platform
  • Companies of all sizes that have already used the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to turn their vision into a reality

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Dassault Systèmes & The Academic World

Al Bunshaft, Senior Vice President, Global Affairs and Workforce of the Future at Dassault Systèmes Americas, and President of the Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation

Dassault Systèmes has teamed up with COE and its corporate member sponsors to assist more than 70 students in attending the COE 2018 Annual Experience, the ePoster Scholarship Competition, and other new activities being implemented as part of this new academic initiative. The program enables students to gain experience presenting their work at a professional conference, network with users and potential employers, and helps to build the industry innovators of the future. This new initiative provides direct interaction with these students for companies that sponsor this new academic program. Engineering and design students want to express their talent and find the job of their dreams. During this session, hear how this new academic program will help students do just that.

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COE Open Forum- Digital Transformation from the PLM Perspective

Moderator: Bob Deragisch, Parker Hannifin


Ken Armann, CIMdata
Jeff Erno, Dassault Systèmes
Brian Meeker, Deloitte
Sandeep Sandhu, Dassault Systèmes

Jay Vleeschhouwer, Griffin Securities
George Young, Kalypso

Each panelist will provide their perspective on the PLM journey and what they see companies investing in, field pre-submitted questions from COE members and take follow-up questions from the audience.


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COE 3DEXPERIENCE Discovery Panel

Moderator: Greg Brock, General Electric

Panelists coming soon.

The panel will share the experiences of first time users of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform as they worked through their roles on a project created by COE. The primary focus of the panel was on the collaborative apps for Ideation, Project Management, and Change Management. While simulating a product change, panelists also touched on Mechanical Design, Simulation, and Manufacturing Design. Get a full debrief of their project at this session, and hear the latest from the group by reading their blog here 



Industrializing the Additive Manufacturing Valuestream – Exploiting Disruption to Drive the “Art of the Possible”

Terry McGowan, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company

Rani Richardson, Director, CATIA Technical Sales Light Weight Engineering, Dassault Systèmes

Today, Boeing uses approximately 12 different software tools for Additive Manufacturing throughout their business units. Boeing is eliminating a majority of their software tools as they migrate to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for all business units. There will be a lot of disruption to make this happen, but without disruption, there is no transformation. During this session, you will hear how Boeing exploited disruption to drive the “art of the possible” and in the end will greatly increase productivity.


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Innovating the City of the Future—3DEXPERIENCity

Jonathan Bjerke, Director, 3DEXPERIENCity, Dassault Systèmes

With a soaring global population, vast numbers of people are facing living in cities that are decades or centuries 
old, built for much smaller populations with very different needs. This puts our environment at risk by wasting resources such as land, water and energy, and makes cities harder to manage logistically.

A diverse range of disciplines are helping solve these challenges, aided by a suite of digital tools that allow scientists and city planners to see and explore the futures we are creating and their effects on their inhabitants and the planet as a whole.

This approach could lead to a reimagining of the entire discipline of architecture by focusing not just on the resulting structure but also the impact a building will have on the planet’s resources.

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCity project aims to create holistic, virtual models that enable urban planners to digitally study and test ideas, to consider the impact urbanization has both within the invisible boundaries of their city, and also on the entire planet and its resources.

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Flying High with Boeing’s AerosPACE Program

Jim Pelkmans, Senior Business Partner - Organizational Change Enablement NAM, Dassault Systèmes SA

Fabian Zender, Innovation and Performance Engineer, The Boeing Company

Like many manufacturers that rely on an annual flow of work-ready engineering graduates, Boeing has struggled to consistently find entry-level candidates with the skills it needs to stay ahead in the competitive aerospace industry. To address this real world experience gap, in 2014 Boeing launched Aerospace Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering (or AerosPACE). Modeled after NASA’s systems engineering workflow, the AerosPACE design process focuses on conceptual, preliminary and detailed design as well as prototyping and design for manufacturing. In this session, you’ll learn how engineering students at eight U.S. universities are teaming up to tackle a daunting challenge: to learn, over 28 weeks, enough about aerodynamics, manufacturing and collaboration so that they can design, build and fly an aircraft.

Ali Bouzari is a culinary scientist, author, educator, and co-founder of Pilot R+D, a culinary research and development company based in northern California. As a chef with a Ph.D. in food biochemistry, Ali has helped to lead the charge in changing the way we think about cooking by teaching and developing curriculum at top universities, from ivy league schools to the Culinary Institute of America, and collaborating with the country’s most innovative restaurants including Benu, Eleven Madison Park, The Restaurant at Meadowood, and the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. His book, Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food, was published by Ecco on September 27, 2016.


"I'm presenting at the conference to try and give two potent reservoirs of creativity and insight — chefs and scientists — another way of speaking the same language."

Ali Bouzari, Ph.D.