Industry Renaissance in the Age of Experience

The newest issue of Dassault Systèmes’ corporate thought-leadership magazine, Compass, is out!  The cover story is on Industry Renaissance in the Age of Experience.  Across four articles in the cover section, we look at a profound societal transformation that is underway, equivalent to the European Renaissance, when Gutenberg’s printing press made the knowledge contained in books available to all. Today, the new book is the experience. Virtual experiences enabled by digital technology are ushering in an Industry Renaissance, disrupting society with new ways of inventing, learning, producing and trading. We provide examples of companies who are transforming the world by taking a fresh new approach to the way they conduct business.

The issue is full of articles on other topics too, such as:

  • Upstream Thinking. Traditionally, companies with an idea for a new product have designed and engineered it, then organized focus groups of target consumers to gather feedback. With design and engineering set, however, making changes often is too expensive. Upstream Thinking involves customers from the beginning, creating radically inventive and disruptive concepts.
  • Workforce Partners. Demand for technological skills in the workplace is rising, but workers who have them are in short supply. To fill the gap, businesses are collaborating with academic institutions to help their workers upskill and adapt to fast-changing job requirements through practical, hands-on training.
  • Localized Packaging. Increasingly, CPG companies are attempting to expand into new markets by developing variations of their products tailored to local tastes. But the product itself will not guarantee success; the packaging, too, must be appropriate to the market. Successful firms are managing the complexity of meeting local regulations and easily adapting their packaging to local cultures with help from collaborative platforms.

Read this issue now to discover these stories and much more!  To learn more about the impact of Industry Renaissance, we invite you to watch the video below.


Alyssa Ross

Alyssa Ross

Alyssa is a Communications Director on the Dassault Systèmes Corporate Publishing team. She’s been part of DS for over 18 years, in roles ranging from public relations to marketing programs. Twitter: @DS_Alyssa