Medidata Bolsters Senior Leadership Team to Further Accelerate the Digital Transformation of Life Sciences with Unmatched End-to-End Solutions

Pascal Daloz Named CEO and Michael Pray Named COO of Medidata

New York – February 21, 2023 – Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, today announced a new leadership structure designed to fuel its mission of creating end-to-end solutions that power smarter treatments and healthier people. The strategic evolution is an opportunity to further long-term goals and growth to enhance customers’ ability to unlock greater value across the Dassault Systèmes portfolio, ultimately taking drug development to new heights.

Pascal Daloz, an accomplished leader at Dassault Systèmes, was named CEO of Medidata. Daloz played a key role in the success of the acquisition of Medidata in 2019, and his proven success as a business leader and visionary are a great complement to Medidata. 

Michael Pray was named company COO. In his prior role as Medidata chief commercial officer, he was instrumental in the rapid growth of the company, which includes more than doubling total revenue to over $1B and 100 percent growth in number of customers during the last six years. Pray will lead the day-to-day operations at Medidata, and will work closely with Daloz to build a complete solution set serving the life sciences industry at large.

“Customers are asking to do more with Medidata, and we are evolving to meet their digital transformation needs,” said Pascal Daloz, Medidata CEO. “Building on the strong foundation that has been set over the last twenty years, we will continue to pioneer unmatched solutions across the life sciences lifecycle. We are extremely committed to this industry and will continue investing to achieve the vision that includes prevention to precision medicine and discovery to distribution, in order to be at the center of every patient journey.”

Medidata is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, which with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform is positioned to lead the digital transformation of life sciences in the age of personalized medicine with the first end-to-end scientific and business platform, from research to commercialization.

About Medidata

Medidata is powering smarter treatments and healthier people through digital solutions to support clinical trials. Celebrating 25 years of ground-breaking technological innovation across more than 33,000 trials and 10 million patients, Medidata offers industry-leading expertise, analytics-powered insights, and the largest patient-level historical clinical trial data set in the world. More than 1 million registered users across 2,200+ customers trust Medidata’s seamless, end-to-end platform to improve patient experiences, accelerate clinical breakthroughs, and bring therapies to market faster. A Dassault Systèmes brand (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA), Medidata is headquartered in New York City and has been recognized as a Leader by Everest Group and IDC. Discover more at and follow us @Medidata.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes 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 can redefine the creation, production and life-cycle-management processes of their offer and thus have a meaningful impact to make the world more sustainable. The beauty of the Experience Economy is that it is a human-centered economy for the benefit of all – consumers, patients and citizens. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 350,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit