Schedule at a Glance 

Please note:
All Leaders' Summit exclusive sessions are highlighted yellow. 

Sunday, February 24

1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 Conference Registration 

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 Welcome Happy Hour

Monday, February 25

6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 Conference Registration

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

 Coffee & Networking

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

 COE Welcome


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

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Dassault Systèmes Update

Dean Marsh, Managing Director for North America, Dassault Systèmes

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

General Session - Where are they today? An industry update from Boeing, Wichita State University Innovation Campus Update and Joby Aviation

As Boeing continues to implement the tools and processes built around the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE environment and apply them to the Additive Manufacturing value stream, this presentation will discuss capabilities and processes where 3DEXPERIENCE is meeting business needs. Additional discussions about emergent requests for enhancements and capabilities can be shared to further understand workflow and processes specific to the industrialized AM value stream. The presentation will include examples of results from the use of FGDE and Manufacturing Process Planning and how the digital thread is supported throughout the lifecycle. Finally, we will discuss the approach to training a large workforce in disruptive additive design methods and rapidly achieving proficiency by our engineering workforce.

WSU’s Innovation Campus, home to the 3DEXPERIENCE Center. Wichita, has had a lot of development take place since first being introduced three years ago. Higher education has changed over the years and WSU has created an applied learning environment where students can work, live, learn and play. In addition, this philosophy allows us to introduce the 3DEXPERIENCE platform down to all levels of education especially the high school level.

The facilities available on campus have evolved and new partners have taken up space on the Innovation Campus. Several projects have been performed at the 3DEXPERIENCE Center and it enables a variety of industries to come and experience the platform and have access to technologies without having to make huge investments. This session will provide an overview of where the Innovation Campus and the 3DEXPERIENCE Center is today and where we are going tomorrow.

Shawn Ehrstein, Director, Emerging Technologies and CAD/CAM, Wichita State University

Alec Clark, Mechanical Engineer, Joby Aviation

Philippe Laufer, CEO, CATIA, Dassault Systèmes

Terrence McGowan, Senior Systems Engineer, The Boeing Company

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

General Session - “Diffusion of Innovation” applied to Modeling & Simulation – what can we learn from Social Science research?

Four billion times a day, Procter & Gamble brands touch the lives of people around the world. At P&G, our people work to make sure those brands live up to their promise to make everyday life just a little bit better, now and for generations to come. Modeling and simulation is a vital tool to assure we can meet these promises. Predicting consumer experience of everyday products is usually a multidiscipline problem requiring contributions from mechanical, chemical, biological and other scientific domains. These interactions, by their very nature, are multi-scale ranging from the chemical bonds that determine interface behavior and material structure to the large scale manufacturing systems used to produce products around the world.

Mark A. Meili, Director of Modeling and Simulation, Procter & Gamble

11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Dassault Systèmes Executive Q&A – Industry Trends and Challenges

Our executive panel will provide an overview of the trends influencing the product direction for Dassault, and where they see the greatest opportunities for organizations to leverage technology to drive change.

12:15 p.m – 1:00 p.m


1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Developing the Perfect Product: A Chevron Customer Case Story

Hear more about how Chevron is leveraging Dassault’s “Perfect Product” solution for its lubricants business needs.  “Perfect Product,” based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, connects users across a company’s global operations in a digital collaborative environment to help it to reduce time, resources and costs associated with new product development.

Ashim Guha, Global Vice President, Tech Mahindra

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Leadership and Cultural Change: A Boeing Customer Case Story

By using 3DEXPERIENCE DELMIA, Boeing’s teams are shifting from the current state of spreadsheets, estimates, and guess work to a future that can be holistically modeled digitally from requirements through engineering and manufacturing.  This presentation will navigate the leadership and cultural shifts required to migrate to the new paradigm by keeping the end state in view, the factory.

Edward Dreyer, IT & DA Senior Manager – Product Systems, The Boeing Company

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break  

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Opportunities & Obstacles: Creating a Connected and Collaborative Digital Enterprise

Learn how leading manufacturing organizations such as Boeing, Hydro-Quebec, and the US Navy are succeeding with their Digital Transformation strategies by utilizing the power and capabilities of the Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE platform.  This presentation will include common obstacles and challenges, as well as real-world industry success stories.

Stephen Collins, CEO and Co-Founder, Anark Corporation

4:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

TechniFair Grand Opening Reception 

Tuesday, February 26

6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 Conference Registration

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

 Coffee Break 

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

 COE Recognition Awards

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

General Session: Dassault Systèmes Executive Update: The 3DEXPERIENCE Company

Learn about the value the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is bringing to customer across industries, organizations, and the world. Attendees will learn how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform continues to evolve, and what this means for users of CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, Simulia and more.

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

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Networking & Refreshment Break 

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

General Session: CATIA Strategic Roadmap

Philippe Laufer, CEO, CATIA, Dassault Systèmes

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

COE Forum: Moving Towards Digital Thread — From Migration to Integration

More organizations that are looking to transform their development and production cycles are exploring the concept of digital thread, but without an integrated, seamless value chain, you can’t move from concept to reality. How are organizations planning to address these challenges from migration through implementation? In this interactive discussion, a group of customers and industry experts will help to clarify what digital thread is (and isn’t), how to integrate your ecosystem, and discuss the broader impact to all parts of your organization beyond production. You’ll hear real-world examples of the challenges organizations have faced as they’ve implemented digital thread and MBSE, as well as how they’ve resolved them, and the new possibilities they have created. We’ll close out with a roadmap for the future of digital thread, and then answer your questions.

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Leading Digital Transformation, a Procter and Gamble Customer Case Story

Procter and Gamble recently completed their transition to the 3D EXPERIENCE Platform.  Digital Transformation is too often seen as a technology problem and insufficient focus is applied to the organizational, cultural and data transformation that must occur for transformation to deliver the intended value.  Classical organizational change management approaches are not always effective.  This talk explores why Digital Transformation is harder and will provide a framework and helpful tools to successfully drive transformation.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Open Space Technology: Getting Buy-in for Transformation

In this engaging and interactive format, participants will engage in facilitated dialogues to brainstorm on the major challenges that can stall business transformation, and will develop a shared set of ideas, best practices and recommendations that you can share with your organization.

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Coffee Break 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Measurement for Success: How Bell’s 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Transformation Is Changing Our Business

Hear from the architect of Bell’s 3DEXPERIENCE Platform migration what their transformation experience was like, what challenges they faced, and where they are seeing new opportunities and efficiencies. Glenn will discuss the initial goals that spurred this project, what it took to stay on track (and sometimes, to get back on track), and what the measurable metrics are for this project.

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Continuous Innovation - Closing Panel

Join us as we wrap up our program by inviting our featured speakers and industry experts to share their key take-aways from Leaders’ Summit. We’ll bring together the lessons learned from each session, and find out how our presenters have learned from each other, hear their questions for each other, and ask your own!

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  TechniFair Happy Hour

Wednesday, February 27 – View COExperience Agenda