ScienceSeptember 6, 2021

How are science and tech driving life-changing innovation?

We’re in a time of crisis. Scientists have called a “Code Red…
Avatar Patrick Ball

We’re in a time of crisis. Scientists have called a “Code Red for the humanity.” The COVID-19 pandemic is unrelenting. The need for life-changing innovation and collaboration has never been clearer. Facing two major crises, through science and technology we must push toward a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Times of crisis are also times of opportunity. Climate change and COVID-19 have been catalysts for innovation; our unprecedented challenges have spawned unprecedented collaborations. There is reason for optimism, in spite of the challenges we face.

It’s in this context that Dassault Systèmes will host our second virtual Science of the Age of Experience event on Tuesday, September 28.

A half-day session focusing on three key areas – Better Living, Industry Innovation and Sustainable Planet – Science in the Age of Experience 2021 will bring together renowned leaders from several fields for discussions of some of today’s major painpoints, causes for optimism, COVID-19 responses, and the roadmap for a more sustainable future.

Our exciting lineup of speakers includes Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics George Church, Geotwin CEO Göknur Sirin-Jubin, President and COO of Avit Manufacturing Rhonda Barnet, and Dassault Systèmes’ own co-Chairman and CEO Bernard Charlès.

The Better Living section will explore how our understanding of systems and synthetic biology and personal genomics has grown and how virtualization is accelerating change.  Industrial Innovation will dig into the role of science in driving the transformational change, across all sectors, needed to define and implement drastic measures to avoid environmental devastation, climate change and deliver on Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Planet looks at the role of science in ensuring sustainability for food, water, shelter and resources as the world’s population grows.

In the Better Living session, we’ll hear from Harvard’s George Church on the state of genetics and synthetic biology, among other topics. Sanofi EVP of Global Industrial Affairs Philippe Luscan will share insights on what it takes to ensure state-of-the-art biomanufacturing.

The Industrial Innovation discussion will feature Avit Manufacturing’s Rhonda Barnet on workforce innovation and digitalization, as well as a second speaker to be named later.

Sustainable Planet and Cities will include Geotwin’s Sirin-Jubin sharing insights her company’s city-level simulations gleaned from the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other current painpoints. Antoine Picon, the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology at Harvard Graduate School of Design, will focus on the new challenges facing cities and the need to be more resilient in the face of the health and climate crises and urban population growth.

Register now to join us at Science in the Age of Experience on September 28. And stay tuned for additional information on the agenda, recordings and more.



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