Sustainable Innovation in the Spotlight at Dassault Systèmes’ 3rd India Executive PLM Summit

Mumbai, November 06, 2009 - Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today revealed at India’s third Executive PLM Summit in Mumbai its vision about sustainable innovation, explaining how companies can innovate and come out of the economic downturn as winners by leveraging communities for collaboration and global knowledge sharing.

As economies around the world are showing early signs of recovery, the focus is moving fast towards sustainable innovation. After going through challenging times, it has become imperative that innovation must transcend all dimensions, including product, process and organization to improve overall business performance and ensure sustainability. Companies that demonstrate continuous innovation consistently deliver "right-to-market" products and services.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Bernard Charlès, president and CEO of Dassault Systèmes said, “As companies struggle to do more with less, the emerging concept and competency of ‘Sustainable Innovation’ is becoming a source of breakthrough thinking and a means for real differentiation. By equating sustainability with innovation, enterprises have begun to lay the groundwork that will put them in the lead. In today’s fast moving global environment it is no longer enough to be technologically up-to-date. You need to be ahead of the others.” With its high-end 3D lifelike experience and world-leading PLM solutions, Dassault Systemes continues to solidify its commitment to India both as an innovator and a leader in 3D PLM.

In order to build the educational infrastructure for sustainable innovation, Dassault Systèmes has started partnerships with various state governments, educational institutions and companies across the country to train future PLM and 3D professionals. Dassault Systèmes has recently tied up with KIIT Group of Institutions, Bhubaneshwar to start a two-year MBA programme in Technology Management. In addition the company is also supporting JBM Group’s education initiative, “CADMIND” to foster talents in high-end design engineering.

India being a strategic market for Dassault Systèmes, the company’s technology is already present in a growing number of local industries, ranging from apparel, aerospace, automobile, and shipbuilding, to energy and business service. By leveraging the V6 portfolio, Dassault Systèmes is empowering businesses of every size in all vertical markets to innovate.

The Executive PLM Summit witnessed senior leaders from various companies brainstorming on key factors to provide path–breaking insights on sustainable innovation. Executive summit participants included eminent industry people such as Mr. Bernard Charles, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systemes, Mr. S. Sandilya, Chairman Eicher Group, Vice President - SIAM, Mr. S K Arya, Chairman, JBM Group, Mr. Yogendera Prasad, Chairman, Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited, Mr. Anand Rangacharya, Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan, Mr. Somnath Bhattacharya, President, Volvo Trucks India, Mr. Keith A Sharron, COO & EVP, Worldwide Operations, Dassault Systemes DELMIA Corporation, Mr. MV Kotwal, Sr. Executive Vice President & Member of Board, Larsen & Toubro, Arvind Kaul, Managing Director, Vestas India, K Radhakrishnan, CEO, Reliance Retail, Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes Benz, India, Takatoshi Negishi, Senior Director, Advisory Committee Dassault Systemes KK, N Chandrasekaran, Special Director-IT, Ashok Leyland, Andy Kalambi, President, Dassault Systemes, India, and B. D. Sharma, Technical Advisor(Energy) JBM Group

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

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