Dassault Systèmes Opens ENOVIA MatrixOne Global Customer Conference with Keynote Speakers from Sony Ericsson, The Barilla Group, Guess?, Inc. and Tower Semiconductor

The world’s most innovative product companies gather to discuss the role of PLM in driving collaboration, innovation and acceleration for new product introduction

WESTFORD, Mass., Nov. 14, 2006 — International leaders in apparel, automotive, consumer products, high-tech, and other major industries are convening in Grapevine, Texas today for Dassault Systèmes’ (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) ENOVIA MatrixOne Global Customer Conference (GCC) the company announced today.


The four-day forum features some of the world's most innovative companies describing how they use PLM solutions from ENOVIA MatrixOne, a product line of PLM industry leader Dassault Systèmes, to drive business value and gain competitive advantages by reducing new product introduction costs, managing supplier networks, extending design expertise across the global enterprise, designing for environmental compliance, improving quality and accelerating time to market. Sony Ericsson CIO Colin Boyd will deliver the customer keynote address. Boyd will describe how his company’s ENOVIA MatrixOne PLM program helped accelerate product innovation to achieve market goals.


Also keynoting the event will be Dassault Systèmes CEO Bernard Charlès; ENOVIA CEO Joel Lemke; Senior Vice President of ENOVIA MatrixOne Mike Segal; and Vice President of AMR Research and PLM expert Mike Burkett. Burkett, who will deliver the analyst keynote speech, co-wrote the first definitive report on PLM and is considered one of the driving forces in popularizing the term’s use. Charlès will discuss Dassault Systèmes’ vision for bringing the power of PLM to a wide range of new users in existing and new markets. The solutions and services developed by Dassault Systèmes today give shape to Charlès' vision of leveraging the power of 3D to help companies develop, simulate, and optimize the complete lifecycle of their products, and preserve the environment for the future.


The GCC2006 Platinum sponsor is Geometric Software, a leading provider of PLM and engineering services and a strategic research and development (R&D) partner for Dassault Systèmes and ENOVIA MatrixOne. Additional sponsors include Cambridge Solutions, Archer Grey, BearingPoint, Integware, Kalypso, Sogeti, Sun Microsystems, Tata Consulting Services, Walter Wilhelm Associates, and United Technology Solutions.


The GCC agenda includes an executive roundtable scheduled for Tues., Nov. 14, featuring the CIOs of The Barilla Group, Guess?, Inc., and Tower Semiconductor Ltd. They will discuss their companies’ top-level business challenges, how PLM solutions help meet them, and how are they measure their PLM programs’ successes. Industry-focused sessions on Nov. 14 and 15 will feature organizations sharing their experience with ENOVIA MatrixOne PLM solutions. Among the companies speaking at breakout sessions are Agere Systems, Arvin Meritor, Eaton Aerospace, EcoLab, Honda, Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, ARL Penn State University, Medtronic ERS, Johnson & Johnson, Qualcomm and Tektronix.


“PLM solutions have emerged as a true competitive differentiator, enabling companies to accelerate time to market, promote innovation, and realize the full value of their intellectual property,” said Mike Segal, senior vice president of sales, marketing and operations for ENOVIA MatrixOne. “We continue to invest in leading-edge technology which enables us to create and deliver industry-specific, best-in-class business process solutions that bring PLM to a very strategic level. GCC will showcase our vision and solutions at work in some of the world’s most successful companies."


Please visit www.matrixone.com/gcc/index.html for more details on GCC 2006.


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Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating 'virtual twin experiences’ of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production. 

Dassault Systèmes’ 20,000 employees are bringing value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit https://www.3ds.com