Company NewsSeptember 4, 2019

3DEXPERIENCE FORUM 2019: Q&A with Samson KHAOU, Managing Director for Dassault Systèmes India

How is the forum different than last year? Last year, at the…
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How is the forum different than last year?

Last year, at the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum, we introduced the audience in India to the Industry Renaissance that is emerging worldwide and disrupting businesses. The 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2019 promises an in-depth exploration of sustainable innovation under the theme: ‘Industry Renaissance: Sustainable Innovation and Sustainable Business for a Sustainable World’.

At the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2019, we will be showcasing ‘Create in India’ stories for large industrial manufacturers to SMEs, and start-ups. The forum will also have representatives from global companies who will showcase how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform has enabled them with a real-time cross-function collaborative environment to create products for the future; beating industry benchmarks at reduced costs and faster turnaround time.

What is your key theme for this forum?

We’re experiencing a global Industry Renaissance today, bringing new ways of seeing the world, inventing, learning and producing. Tomorrow’s game-changers will not be those with the most automated production systems, but those who can build a culture of knowledge and know-how to reveal and train the Workforce of the Future, able to solve the challenges of a planet lacking sustainable solutions.

For businesses today sustainability is not just associated with social responsibility but also defines how prepared businesses are, to meet new challenges arising from evolving consumer expectations, new regulatory norms, competitive business cycles, costs and time to market. Businesses need to innovate, design, manufacture and reskill the workforce of the future to be ready for the disruptive nature of future businesses and create a sustainable future.

What is the 3DEXPERIENCE pitch?

As an extension of our 3DEXPERIENCE Lab global network in Vélizy and Boston, we inaugurated our first 3DEXPERIENCE Lab in India last year. Under our 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, we offer entrepreneurs, makers and startups, unique resources to work on disruptive innovations, leverage collective intelligence and nurture projects that have the potential to transform society.

Building on our commitment towards the startup community in India, we invited application from startups for innovative design projects across the country, offering disruptive technology, practicing collective intelligence and delivering the most sustainable solution that transforms the society.  These innovations could be in the domain of Electric Vehicles (EVs), Life Sciences and in Construction, Cities and Territories.

Top three startups will get a chance to present their pitch at the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2019 in Bengaluru on 10th September 2019. The winners will get a chance to present their innovative ideas to the members of the executive committee at Dassault Systèmes. In addition to this, they will get access to access to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and present their ideas at Dassault Systèmes headquarter in Vélizy, France.

Who are the key speakers expected at this year forum etc?

The 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2019 will host industry experts from domains such as Transportation and Mobility, Energy and Materials, Manufacturing and government dignitaries along with senior officials from Dassault Systèmes. Some of the external key speakers this year are:

  • Atul Paranjape, Vice President – Group Digital & IT, Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering; topic – “Digital Transformation for Efficiency Gains – An EPC Perspective
  • Javier Glatt, CEO & Co-founder, CADMAKERS; topic – Digital Twins and the future of Autonomous Construction Software
  • Gunjan Krishna, Commissioner for Industrial Development & Director of Industries and commerce, Govt. of Karnataka – How to educate, train and empower the workforce of the future?
  • Prosenjit Sengupta, Chief Digital Officer, Thermax & Jayant Kapoor, Head of IT – Manufacturing, Havells- How do industry key players invent and apply sustainable business models?
  • Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold Ltd – How to put consumer at the heart of innovation?

Our Vice Chairman and CEO, Bernard CHARLÈS, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes will have a presentation on The Story is the Experience continuing our narrative on Industry Renaissance.

Besides the tracks in aerospace and defense, transportation and mobility, workforce of future, cities and territories, energy and materials will have several interesting speakers showcasing how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is transforming their business to meet future industry challenges.

What are the interesting showcase at the playground this year?

This year at 3DEXPERIENCE Forum we will have playground dedicated to Automotive, Aerospace and Defence, Manufacturing and City modeling. The playground will showcase how Dassault Systèmes is enabling companies to reinvent the way they conceptualize, design and manufacture their products keeping sustainable innovations at the core.

Some of the interesting next gen technology showcases at the playground will be:

  • Planet Care Experience
  • Patient Care Experience
  • E-Mobility Experience
  • Cities of the Future

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