2021 Year in Review: celebration, education and sustainable innovation

It’s been another year and what a year it’s been. 2021 has been a trying year – once again characterized by the COVID-19 pandemic and the world’s response to everything from vaccines to variants to supply chain challenges. It’s been a year about trying to get back what we’ve been missing. Back to our offices, to each other, to some semblance of normal. And, in trying to get back we’ve lost, we’ve begun to find new ways forward. That means much more than the pandemic.

Dassault Systèmes is driven by a mission to harmonize product, nature and life. We believe in digital transformation and empowering people and businesses with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovations. With customers, partners and individuals around the world, we’re rising to meet the biggest challenges of the day, including climate change, the evolving future of work, and overcoming the pandemic.

Let’s take a look back at 2021: a year marked by celebration, education and sustainable innovation.

Telling the Dassault Systèmes story

Celebrating our 40th year, Dassault Systèmes has around 20,000 global employees, who bring value to more than 220,000 customers in over 140 countries worldwide. Those numbers barely begin to tell the story of how Dassault Systèmes powers people’s lives.

These two videos, produced in early 2021, illustrate the ubiquity of Dassault Systèmes-supported innovations, as well as the scale of our impact.

And about that 40th birthday… We’ll be celebrating this major milestone in the months ahead, but the company kicked off the celebration with an incredible event that saw 40 talents from around the company perform in an event called “The Great Show” that took place at the Zenith Paris – La Villette and was livestreamed to employees everywhere.

Click through a photo gallery to see 3DS employees singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and performing magic.

A new approach to events

Over the past couple of years, going remote has been the norm for many of our favorite events. In 2021, Dassault Systèmes wanted to push the limits of what a virtual event could be. We pushed the envelope further and further with our “Age of Experience” events.

Educating the workforce of the future

The future of work is forever shifting. Technology isn’t just re-shaping the future of work, it’s altering pathways to employment. At Dassault Systèmes, we believe in and see firsthand constant evidence of the potential of young people to change the world. And, as such, we’re investing in efforts to educate the future workforce. This year, we introduced new offers for students looking to jumpstart their careers with real experience and certifications, and announced the launch of 3DEXPERIENCE EDU Centers of Excellence.

Commitment to sustainable innovation

If you’ve spent any time reading these pages, it’s no secret that Dassault Systèmes is deeply committed to creating a more sustainable world. This commitment is baked into our DNA as a company. In 2021, we announced our Sustainability Compass, which outlines our strategic goals between now and 2025. In short, we believe that, as a technology company serving clients from all sectors across the economy, we have the power to catalyze radically more sustainable transformations in the processes that shape the physical world through our virtual universes. Put another way, we strive to “walk the talk” and embed sustainability in everything that we do.

Impactful partnerships

As a company, we’ve always valued relationships – with our customers, partners and employees around the world. This remains true as ever. Here are a few examples of partnerships forged in several industries in 2021:

It was another year marked with unprecedented challenges, 2021. But you can see we’ve remained steadfast in our goal of bringing ideas to life that improve our world and the human experience. From all of us at Dassault Systèmes, here’s wishing you and yours a Happy New Year and all the best in 2022!

Patrick Ball

Patrick Ball

Patrick is a Senior Communications Manager on the Corporate Publishing team here at Dassault Systèmes. An experienced journalist, marketer, speechwriter and storyteller, Patrick's words have appeared on pages and stages around the world.
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