EDITORIAL Florence Verzelen

FLORENCE VERZELEN

Executive Vice President

Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications

Dassault Systèmes

Any activity or process in the real world can be replicated – and improved upon – in the virtual world. Amazon, Alibaba, Uber and Airbnb have digitally transformed common consumer activities. Now, digital transformation is reshaping industry, linking the real with the virtual to enable new ways of inventing, learning, producing and trading.

This transformation – this Industry Renaissance – is so sweeping it redefines the word “industry.” No longer just a means of production, industry is becoming a process of value discovery, invention and creation. When a car can fly, the traditional boundaries between automotive and aerospace disappear. When employees can train themselves for new tasks through virtual worlds on the job, the traditional boundaries between companies and academia disappear.

As you will discover through the customer stories included in the cover section of this issue, Dassault Systèmes is THE catalyst and enabler of Industry Renaissance. For decades, we have advanced the science of product creation from 3D CAD, through DMU and PLM, to 3DEXPERIENCE and Industry Renaissance. We have been recognized as the world’s most sustainable company, well positioned to help you develop and use “3DEXPERIENCE universes to harmonize product, nature and life.”

“INDUSTRY RENAISSANCE IS SO SWEEPING, IT REDEFINES THE WORD ‘INDUSTRY.’”

FLORENCE VERZELEN

We offer the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, a true business experience platform that enables companies to capture and grow their knowledge and know-how to create winning, personalized customer experiences. Our 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace helps companies transform supply chains into value networks. It is driving our own Industry Renaissance, extending Dassault Systèmes’ reach from software provider to facilitator of the world’s largest virtual factory.

Our innovative value network includes our 3DEXPERIENCE Lab startup accelerators and our 3DEXPERIENCE Centers, an interconnected community of top researchers, corporations, startups and laboratories dedicated to enabling innovation and shaping the future of industry.

As a leader in education, we help to train the Workforce of the Future, annually enabling 5.5 million students in 40,000 educational institutions to learn not from documents, but through virtual experiences. We draw on the various branches of science to create our software, breaking down silos of knowledge in search of the most innovative, sustainable solutions. For 30 years, we have led in the creation of multidisciplinary, multi-scale solutions, and we continue to invest to maintain our lead.

The driving force behind the great European Renaissance was the ability to mass-produce books. Today, the new book is the experience: virtual experience that is driving Industry Renaissance. By leveraging it together, we can invent a more prosperous and sustainable future for all.

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