3DEXPERIENCE FORUM 2017- “The true value creation is in bringing people and society together”- Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes



Two cities, over twelve hundred attendees, thirty-five speakers, two plenary sessions, four different tracks and an ensemble of top corporate C-level executives, business decision makers, government officials and scientists- such magnanimous was the of the 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM 2017. The 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2017 kicked off with great enthusiasm in Bengaluru and Mumbai on the 12th and 14th of September respectively with an official lamp lighting ceremony and synchronized dancers sketching the history and evolution of the company on a wide LED screen.



Samson Khaou, Managing Director, Dassault Systèmes India in his inaugural speech laid emphasis on how digitalization will have a significant impact on the macroeconomics of the country. Digitalization is powering the future of Indian industries from large enterprises to SMEs to start-ups who are looking to scale up and move up the value chain.

Monica and Bernard enthralled the audience with their visionary insights

3DEXPERIENCE FORUM 2017 Dassault Systèmes

Monica Menghini, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Dassault Systèmes, explained how platforms are immersing the world with their imposing nature. We are submerged with 100 different platforms every day, and there is an increase in the use of the word platforms all over the world. By 2020, at least 25% of the businesses will be digital and 75% of companies globally are investing and experimenting with digitalization. She also highlighted the difference between product and platform.


Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes discussed how the current world is not sustainable—“humans take too much and provide too less. Everyone has to collectively find new ways to innovate to provide to people. The true value creation is in bringing people and society together.” He emphasized on the power of innovation and entrepreneurship and how the challenges in healthcare, energy, the environment can be addressed by innovation. He spoke about micro manufacturing which will be diverse where people will be able to experience the product through digital means before buying it. Governments from all over the world are introducing industry policies to accelerate the innovation process to create an ecosystem for education and entrepreneurship.

Commenting on future of industries he added Automation and IoT are just a mean, the future of the industry is people. The platform can be used as a business model by the businesses and the availability of platforms on the cloud will enable a massively simplified world.

Addressing the impact of Digitalization on the Aerospace & Defense industry in Bengaluru

Bengaluru being the aerospace & defense hub of India, the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum had insightful sessions on how the industry is transforming rapidly namely because of IoT, unarmed systems, hypersonic flights, reusable rocketry, and cobotics.

.Aerospace & Defense industry

The keynote speaker for 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2017 in Bengaluru was Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary to the Government, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka. He in his address to the audience described a gamut of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and data management that are enabling the world to manage problems related to health and education. He mentioned that it was important to get ahead of the curve and build the future. Dassault Systèmes is an important partner for the Government of Karnataka and the Aerospace & Defense Center of Excellence will speed up of what industry wants with the academic curriculum.


 impact of Digitalization

Patrick Fardeau, Vice President – Aerospace & Defense Industry, Dassault Systèmes, elucidated upon startups who are entering into defense manufacturing. It is imperative for aviation and defense industry to change. Companies should expand their supplier network and look for new areas for revenues. Companies should look at seamless collaboration through partners to help companies to accelerate from “Concept to Take Off” by 50%. Patrick also highlighted the availability of platforms on the cloud that has equipped a lot of startups that was earlier only used by large enterprises. Cloud enables businesses to compete globally and manages their processes efficiently.


Aircraft Design and Development

Dr. Akhilesh Jha, Senior Scientist, ADE-DRDO, indicated how in today’s aviation and defense industry, integrated Design Environment is the backbone of Aircraft Design and Development. Companies must ensure that collaboration through cloud computing and WAN is implemented. In the future, for Digital Mock Up collaboration, businesses must look into the use of behavior modeling, intensive use of technical economical and operational simulation and WAN-based engineering collaboration and cloud-based collaboration.


After the sessions of Aerospace & Defense sector, the stage was set to showcase Dassault Systèmes’ expertise in the domain of healthcare. In his talk, Dr. Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, gave a glimpse of his ongoing research on using computational modeling and simulation to provide specific treatment to schizophrenia patients. Dr. Ganesan explained how simulation solutions from Dassault Systèmes can help identify the difference in peak responses from two different schizophrenia patients who exhibit similar symptoms and respond differently to similar treatment parameters. The extensive research work would provide insights into selecting the right treatment parameters for individual patients.


Transportation & Mobility

The Bengaluru edition of the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2017 ended with three parallel tracks on Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Mobility and Academia and a tour of the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground.

Addressing the impact of Digitalization on the Transportation & Mobility industry as well as Smart Infrastructure and Smart Cities in Mumbai

Digitalization - Transportation

The keynote at the Mumbai edition of the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2017 was delivered by Vijay Sethi, Chief Information Officer and Head Corporate Social Responsibility at Hero MotoCorp Ltd. He illustrated how digitalization and transformation are synonymous. Digitalization is transforming everything – whether it is smart homes, the education sector, smart cities, mobility, healthcare or autonomous bikes. He emphasized on a five-pronged strategy that businesses need to undertake to embrace digitalization. The first step is a strong conviction within the organization that digitalization is essential for transformation, the second step is to be agile and define roles, the third step is to work in collaboration while the fourth and fifth are the ability to take risks and to encourage employees to go digital.


Transportation & Mobility Industries

Olivier Sappin, Vice President – Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes, stated that a critical level of transformation is happening in the transportation and mobility sector. The transformation is happening globally, however, in India, it can be seen with an enhanced level of enthusiasm – with the government’s plans for electric vehicles, Bharat VI, personalization and Make in India. He also emphasized on autonomous cars and the challenges with car batteries, safety, and security. One of the major investments of Dassault Systèmes will enable system engineers, architects, and other engineers to fully simulate the battery and its parts and also find an alternative for it.



Rajesh Mishra, Senior VP (Corporate Processes and IT), VE Commercial Vehicles, showcased to the audience the adoption of Integrated Data Management based on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to drive innovation in the supply chain transformation process and inbound warehouse planning. For VECV, quality is the most important asset not only in products but also in terms of customer experience. He explained how Digitalization is disrupting the commercial vehicle industry in three blocks: Business process, vehicle and business model. VECV’s approach towards digitalization is the deployment of  3DEXPERIENCE Platform that cuts across functions and drives through processes seamlessly.



The plenary session ended with a session from Alexandre Parilusyan, Vice-President Asia-Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes wherein he showcased how to build Smart Cities based on the 3DEXPERIENCity model in Singapore. After the plenary, the audience found an immersive experience at the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground and a session on Smart Infrastructure & Smart Cities.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2017 ended with a lot of promise and at Dassault Systèmes it is our endeavor to take the engagement with the audience to the next level through customized association.

Dassault Systèmes would like to thank all the sponsors for their trust and association with us

  • Platinum- Fourth Dimension Solutions, NobleTek
  • Gold- Aurionpro, Lenovo
  • Silver- CSM Software, EDS Technologies, Sonata Software

We will be back soon. Watch this space for more action in 2018!

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