General Sessions

Monday, April 23


Meet Bob Deragisch

COE Welcome

Bob Deragisch, COE President, Director, Engineering Services, IT Infrastructure and eBusiness Parker Hannifin Corporation - Parker Aerospace Group


Meet Francis Bernard


Meet Bruno Latchague


Meet Andy Kalambi


Meet David Mann

Dassault Systems General Session: Exploring the Past, Present and Future

Join us on Monday morning for a journey through the evolution of Dassault Systèmes. This session will include some fascinating insights into the history of Dassault’s products and organization, a look at the modern day role of engineers as they adapt to the drastic changes in businesses and organizations, and a sneak peek at what the future holds for all of us.

The Dassault Systèmes Journey 

    • Francis Bernard, Dassault Systèmes Co-Founder and President, 1981-1995

Dassault Systèmes Update 

    • Bruno Latchague, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations, Industry Solutions and Indirect Channels, Dassault Systèmes

Internet of Experiences – The Digital Engineer

    • Andy Kalambi, Global Vice President 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, Dassault Systèmes
    • David Mann, Director WW High Tech Industry Sales, Dassault Systèmes

Click the video below to learn more about high-tech innovation in a connected world.




Meet Behrooz Shahidi


Meet Shashi Maire

Upfront CAE – Validate Vehicle Architecture to Deliver Robust Performance 

Shashi Maire, Virtual Product Creation, Ford Motor Company

Behrooz Shahidi, Engineering Supervisor in Body CAE, Ford Motor Company

Join Behrooz Shahidi and Shashi Maire to learn how to leverage Upfront CAE tools and techniques to Optimize Safety, NVH, Durability, Performance to Cost & Weight Targets. This process enforces better Cross Functional Attribute Interaction between teams (NVH, Durability, Safety, Packaging, Body, Chassis, Powertrain) and results in less downstream design churn and a robust virtual signoff. It also improves accuracy of program cost estimates and limits cost over runs by having a clearer definition of platform content through Upfront CAE.

Andreas learned the ropes of the restaurant business during his teenage years while working with his father at their family’s popular fine-dining concept Augusto’s Cuisine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Schreiner pursued a degree in Hospitality Management, graduating from Florida International University; he later pursued a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from NOVA Southeastern University. His post graduate career took him through four countries and a four career-move growth with the Hyatt and later Four Seasons Hotel Group – Palm Beach, Miami, Bahamas and Costa Rica. He joined forces with culinary mavens Jose Mendin and Sergio Navarro to open an Asian-inspired gastropub, Pubbelly. Their popularity quickly birthed concept two, then three and then to the city’s fastest growing restaurant empire, The Pubbelly Group. In addition to his responsibility of running day-to-day operations for all of their brands, Schreiner also handles the company’s growth and development, seeking out new ventures to expand the brands reach.


Tuesday, April 24

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Meet Hansong Huang

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Meet Philippe Loeb

Beyond the Box: Innovative Secondary Packaging with 3DEXPERIENCE

Hansong Huang, Ph.D., Director, Advanced Engineering, Amcor Rigid Plastics

Philippe Loeb, Vice President CPG-RETAIL, Dassault Systèmes

Join us for an exploration of how major consumer packaging organizations are driving innovation, creating efficiencies and supporting brand identity through secondary packaging. We’ll walk through the different steps of the packaging development process, highlight where cost efficiencies and decreased development time have helped bring products to market faster, and talk about the new opportunities this technology will enable in the future.

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. 

Wednesday, April 25


Meet Steven Levine, Ph.D.

The Living Heart Project – Engineering Our Future 

Steven Levine, Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Director - Living Heart Project, Dassault Systèmes

As designers and engineers, we strive daily to imagine new products that are engineering marvels, aesthetic sensations or simply useful devices that make our lives easier and more productive.  But in the 21st century, the real wonders of engineering will be far more personal; in fact, they will be exactly that: personal. We are entering an age where the human experience is at the center of design and to compete we must consider the engineering of a human. This was the inspiration for the Living Heart Project, a world-wide initiative to bring together designers and engineers with scientists and clinicians to build a multiphysics engineering model of the human heart. Using a crowdsourcing model which has been called “thought leadership at the leading edge of medical research”, by the Huffington Post, the project met its first goal of launching a commercial human heart model after just eighteen months, and that’s just the beginning. The project has achieved what most engineers would not have conceived of even trying, inspiring a new age of design by opening a window into the most important engineering marvel, the human body.

Download the Living Heart Project Experience App by Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA Corp., available for iPhone and Android

Click the video below to learn more about the Living Heart Project from 3dsSIMULIA.

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Neville serves as Corporate Executive Chef of Arby's Inc. Neville became a member of the Arby's team in August 2004 and has a breadth of experience both in chain account and manufacturing product development. After attending the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, he served for several fine-dining restaurants in Boston and San Francisco. Neville also serves as the Director of Product Development and Innovation at Arby's, making him a leader in culinary R&D trends.