COE NewsNet - September/October 2017

COE NewsNet - September/October 2017

September/October 2017

In This Issue:
Feature Articles
Security Implications of the Cloud
With the Dassault Systèmes Cloud, small business have access to high-level design tools, allowing for greater sophistication and efficiency, at a fraction of the cost. In an interview at SOLIDWORKS World 2017, David Mann, High-Tech Industry Sales Director at Dassault Systèmes, noted the goal of the Dassault cloud is to level the playing field for small businesses, especially those with limited budgets.

"We see a lot of smaller companies coming up... but they're using sub-standard tools," he explains. "What we wanted to do was make available our cloud with all of the high-level design tools, whether it be SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, ENOVIA, or DELMIA."  Furthermore, he notes, the Dassault cloud allows for greater collaboration, giving small businesses access to consultants and experts throughout the design process.

Leveraging the Dassault cloud seems like an easy win, but business owners may question the security implications of cloud computing. After all, they are entrusting sensitive data to a party outside their own system. Here are a few questions business owners might ask when it comes to cloud security, and how the Dassault Systèmes' methodology addresses these concerns.

Impact of the Cloud: Three Case Studies 

From designing a perfectly shaped tea spout to creating shelving displays that sell, or managing architecture projects of massive scale, business owners have found the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud allows for greater efficiencies, collaboration, and access to a wider toolset without costly investments of traditional data storage. Here are a few examples of how experts across industries are leveraging this application. 

COE News
Speak at COE 2018
Looking to be recognized as a leader and expert among your peers while gaining visibility for yourself and your company? Speak at COE 2018. Proposals are due this Friday, October 6. Click here to submit. 

Registration is Open for COE 2018
Registration is now open for the COE 2018 Annual Experience & TechniFair, April 15-18 in San Diego, CA! 

Join us for three days of programming with sessions from industry leaders and experts within the Dassault Systèmes community. 
Q&A with Mike Clare, COE President 
The COE 2018 Annual Experience and TechniFair is right around the corner. We spoke with COE President, Mike Clare, to talk about the conference and share important updates. 

How many years has COE hosted the annual conference?
33 years! 

For any first-time attendees and new COE members, why is this an important event and what can they expect to get out of it?
The COE annual experience is a vital offering for COE members. Key objectives of any conference first-time attendee or seasoned veteran should be as follows:
  1. Learning from others' experiences, other companies, other industries, Dassault Systèmes, hands-on training, etc.
  2. Networking is a tremendous benefit, I can't stress enough how many times I have called on people that I casually met at a COE event to ask for recommendations. It could be a process question or even a challenging manufacturing question.
  3. Learning about new products in the exhibit hall that might help your company increase efficiency. We have many Dassault partners in our exhibit hall that are very willing to answer questions and help you solve your most challenging issues.
  4. Having fun!! We work very hard all day at COE and we hope to allow you some time to relax in the evening and have a little fun as well.
COE Automotive Industry Workshop 
Held on Friday, November 3, the COE 2017 Automotive Industry Workshop will provide more than 100 attendees the opportunity to hear user experience stories from the automotive industry and attend a full day of educational breakouts, including hands-on labs using V5 and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Register now to get the $99 Early Registration rate.
  • 4 Educational Tracks
  • 2 Hands-On Training Rooms
  • 2 Hours of Breaks, Lunch, and Networking
  • 24 hours of education options packed into ONE day
  • 8 SolutionsFair Exhibitors
If you're interested in presenting at this year's event, submit your presentation idea here.
Ask the Expert Webinars 
October and November are exciting months of content for COE! Join us for our four-part Ask the Experts webinar series beginning this Thursday, October 5.
Renew Your Membership Today!
For over 30 years, COE has been bringing together users of Dassault Systèmes' software solutions to give them unprecedented access to education, training, networking, product influence opportunities and best practices. Continue to be a part of the COE community by renewing your COE membership today!
Volunteer with COE
Please view a list of volunteer openings here and submit your name if you are interested in volunteering with COE. We have expanded our structure to give a greater focus to all of our member industries so there should be a position of interest for everyone.
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