The things we’ve seen, in 2019

Here we are, just about to turn the calendar to 2020. As we end the year (and the decade!) we at Dassault Systèmes want to take some time to reflect on our 2019.

Our corporate mission is to provide business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. As such, it shouldn’t be a surprise that you’ll see a clear theme about this topic in all we did in this year.


Making a Difference

People who strive for sustainability and who use the virtual world to improve the real world should be celebrated! We launched a video series called Making a Difference to tell stories about people who are improving the world with Dassault Systèmes solutions. Thus far, we’ve shared seven stories of individuals who are working hard towards their sustainability goals, in a wide range of sectors: medicine, farming, transportation and more. Watch an overview of the series below, then check out the full stories of these sustainability pioneers.

We’ve Got News!

We made a number of significant announcements this year, from new customers to new products to major acquisitions.  Among the highlights:

Helping Our Customers Sustainably Innovate

Our customers continue to sustainably innovate through the power of 3DEXPERIENCE. We shared a lot of their stories this year: including IMC Toys, Spark Racing Technology and the European Spallation Source (ESS) to mention just a few. We also shared a two-part post that featured six of our customers who are focused on sustainable design: Barilla, BMW, Decathlon, GE Healthcare, Kengo Kumo & Associates, Renault. You can read both parts: 1 and 2.

We also announced some major advances with customers, including:

Out and About

We hosted and attended many events in 2019!  Among the highlights:

  • We again held our Age of Experience events: Design in the Age of Experience in Milan in April, Manufacturing in the Age of Experience in Shanghai in September and Science in the Age of Experience in Boston in October. Click on each link above to watch a highlight video from the event. Thousands of customers, prospects and industry experts came together for educational talks, hands-on experiences and networking. We also hosted a webinar for those who couldn’t join us in Shanghai: Sustainable Manufacturing in the Age of Experience addressed how global manufacturers are using the virtual world to reinvent their business.
  • CES – we once again started the year at the Consumer Electronics Show.  There, we revealed the results of a survey that asked  consumers what they expect to see in cities in 2030.  Hyperloop rail, fully connected smart home systems, mobile payments and personalized preventive health plans are just a few of the disruptive technologies respondents expect to improve overall quality of life, deliver socially-conscious benefits and personalize experiences. You can discover the results here, and you can also check out our recap video below.
  • Paris Air Show – our focus was on how aerospace companies can reinvent the way they work as systems become more complex to design, build and deliver. We talked to OEMs, engine makers, space companies, the supply chain, and other innovators who are seeking new ways to accelerate innovation, drive efficiencies and move to the factory of the future in order to develop the best products and experience for customers. We produced 3 videos recapping this; watch those here.
  • In association with Financial Times, we hosted interactive business workshop for senior executives and thought leaders to address the question “What does it take to deliver a sustainable business?” The event at Illuminate @ Science Museum examined how companies can transform macro principles into concrete actions and how they can create sustainable business models that foster agility, speed innovation for the next generation of products and services, and encourage and capture the knowledge and know-how of their workforce (including their retiring employees).

Thanks for the recognition!

We proudly received some awards in 2019.


As you can see, it’s been a very busy year at Dassault Systèmes!  We wish you and yours all the best, and we look forward to sharing more experiences with you in 2020!



Alyssa Ross

Alyssa Ross

Alyssa is a Communications Director on the Dassault Systèmes Corporate Publishing team. She’s been part of DS for over 20 years, in roles ranging from public relations to marketing programs. Twitter: @DS_Alyssa