Dominique Florack joined Dassault Systèmes in 1986 to head up product data management. In 1990 he was appointed Director of Strategy and Research, and then in 1994, Director of CAD Mechanical Solutions, in charge of all CATIA applications. In 2000 he was named Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy & Research, and in 2012 Senior Executive Vice President, Research & Development. In 2020 he became President. His role includes leading the alliances strategy and overseeing the research and technology strategy.
Driven by a commitment to help people and companies create and innovate, he has shaped Dassault Systèmes R&D to address the needs of business, industry and new experiences. He has been instrumental in building the technology cornerstones of Dassault Systèmes solutions, helping to shape the values of a Research & Development organization that is today fully resourced to support the major transformations under way in industry and across society. Dominique Florack and his worldclass teams of engineers have made R&D the pillar of Dassault Systèmes growth, diversification, and international expansion as a scientific company. By building a Research & Development organization with a dual scientific and industrial focus, he has helped pioneering 3D company Dassault Systèmes establish itself as the world’s leading supplier of cutting edge products and technologies to meet the needs of an ever-expanding range of industries.
Dominique Florack holds the rank of Knight in the “Légion d’honneur” (French Legion of Honor). He is a graduate of Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de Techniques Industrielles and has prepared a Ph.D. in mechanical design and artificial intelligence from Ecole Centrale Paris.