#2 - 2013COVER STORY

NAVIGATING CHANGEConnecting people, ideas and data accelerates market leadership

In an increasingly “always on” world, connected consumers are using the power of information to drive prices down and services up – and their expectations for stellar experiences with everything from retail to healthcare will only increase as smart devices proliferate. To keep up with the pace of change in the connected world, enterprises must transform unprecedented data complexity into operational simplicity while generating the rich insights and responsive service certain to delight even the most demanding customers.

#2 - 2013COVER STORY

THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCEDidier Evrard, Executive Vice President and Head of the Airbus A350 XWB Program

In today’s fast-paced environment, market needs change so quickly that staying connected to the customer is critical. We learned this lesson the difficult way when our first definition of the Airbus A350 didn’t suit our customers. This gave our competitor the lead in an environment of massive competition. We had to close the gap, which is when we developed the A350 XWB (extra-wide body).

#2 - 2013COVER STORY

WORKING SMARTERPowerful new tools make technology work for everyone

An automotive supplier uses a social innovation tool to unite its employees worldwide in dreaming up the automotive electronics of tomorrow. A mining company “explores” unmined ore deposits in 3D. A global economic development lender uses a dynamic search tool to “mine” past projects for insights that will make future projects more successful. From New York to New Zealand, innovative companies are employing intuitive digital tools to increase their operational agility and empower employees to serve customers better.

#2 - 2013PANORAMA

MARIE-CLAUDE PIETRAGALLAThe art of movement

Marie-Claude Pietragalla is an emblematic figure in the world of dance and choreography. Together with Julien Derouault, an astounding dancer, she has created a unique world, designed as the setting for choreographic experimentation and exploration in “théâtre du corps” (body theater). She is a contemporary artist who draws inspiration from modern society, yet remains open to historical influences by creating a link with the present to explore the art of movement.

#2 - 2013INDUSTRY

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTIONBREAKING WITH TRADITION : Why the construction industry needs an industrial revolution

Until recently, the construction industry has suffered a technology bypass, relying on centuries-old processes and procedures to manage complex modern projects. Today, however, the same software applications that make manufacturing industries efficient are being deployed in building construction. Compass spoke with leading construction industry consultant Dr. Perry Daneshgari about why the industry must evolve.

#2 - 2013EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL

Executive Vice President

Industry Marketing and Corporate Communications

Dassault Systèmes

   

We live in a connected and always “on” world. The number of connected devices is estimated at 10 billion; that’s 1.4 devices for each of the world’s 7 billion people. In the next five years, as more devices become “smart,” that number is expected to skyrocket to 50 billion devices. With each new connection, consumer expectations will grow. People accustomed to instant access to information anytime, anywhere will want dazzling new experiences that leverage the power of connectedness.

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