Samson Khaou, Managing Director, Dassault Systèmes India
Innovation worldwide is creating a smart future with newer possibilities for people and societies. As we commence in 2019, it gives me great immense pleasure to share with you the milestones that we achieved last year and strengthened our position to deliver sustainable innovation that can unlock real value. In 2018, we were honored to be recognized as the ‘Most Sustainable Company’ in the world by Corporate Knights for our efforts towards harmonizing product, nature and life and for implementing this vision in everything that we do.
We were also on the ‘Fortune’s Future 50’ list that reflects a company’s capacity to reinvent its business and sustain revenue growth. They noted how manufacturers from diverse industries who work on complex products use our solutions and 3DEXPERIENCE platform to experiment with designs and modifications before actual development – be it ships, cars, airplanes, oil rigs or mining equipment. This recognition came our way just a few months after we were recognized by Forbes as one of the ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2018’ and rank at the 48th position here. We are among the top 15 in the Software & Services Industry.
Complementing our industry accolades has been our stellar efforts to enter unchartered territories. Dassault Systèmes has a 30-year-old legacy in the aerospace and automotive industry. Since then, we have made continuous efforts to establish our domain expertise in several associated industries. Our association with Ashok Leyland, India’s second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer was strengthened with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform to unify virtual and physical testing to meeting global challenges. Another major success was UNO MINDA Group, a leading Tier 1 supplier of proprietary automotive solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), adopting Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to drive its new product development process and improve business efficiency. Sandhar Technologies, an Indian engineering company and a leading automotive tier one supplier to global automotive OEMs, also deployed Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to accelerate their new product development process. As we move ahead, we see great potential in simulation technologies. The adoption of Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA applications by NIMHANS, India’s premier institution for mental health, is a testimony to the promise simulation technologies holds for the life sciences sector. Dassault Systèmes’ solutions have aided NIMHANS with their research by improving the efficacy of treatment through Neuromodulation. This is a first-of-its-kind deployment, where psychiatrists at NIMHANS will be able to leverage simulation technology to forecast challenges and outcomes of the treatment procedure for disorders such as schizophrenia.
Consumers today demand product experiences that enrich their lives in a meaningful way and at the heart of it lies sustainable innovation. It gives me great pride to share that this year we opened the first 3DEXPERIENCE Lab in India, at Pune. Aligned with the country’s mission to empower emerging start-ups and fostering innovation, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab is an open innovation and start-up accelerator. We are confident that it will empower promising start-ups to bring disruptive projects to life like its Boston and Paris counterparts. Likewise sustainable innovation, we have a commitment to developing the workforce of the future. The 3DEXPERIENCE Innovation Center for Aerospace & Defense at the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) in association with Government of Karnataka is running in full swing. We signed a partnership with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) to set up a 3DEXPERIENCE Center to make students industry ready in the field of Aerospace & Defence, Automotive and Shipbuilding on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
As we are ready for 2019, I would like to thank our customers, partners, peers, employees for their remarkable contribution in making campaigns like 3DEXPERIENCE on WHEELS, the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum and the local editions of Manufacturing, Science, Mining and Cloud events a success last year. I would like to reiterate our commitment to our mission of providing business and people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovations harmonizing product, nature, and life. We will continue to innovate, create a promising future and bolster our strength in the sectors where we are present.
Wishing you all the very best in 2019!