Dan Staples

Siemens PLM

VP Mainstream Engineering

Main Stage //
Accelerating digital transformation – how to take your product development to the next level

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Talk Synopsis:

Most small and mid-sized manufacturers believe that new, digital technologies can help level the playing field when competing with large corporations. The most advanced companies are harnessing the power of digital transformation to leapfrog their competition and even disrupt their industries.

Dan Staples, VP of R&D at Siemens, will highlight how technology trends in areas like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud computing are changing the way manufacturers are designing and developing products, opening up a world of new opportunities for innovation and growth.  Dan will present new research, cutting-edge technology demonstrations, and practical, real-world examples of how manufacturers are embracing digital transformation to innovate faster, beat the competition, and succeed in the market.

Dan Staples is the Vice President of Mainstream Engineering R&D at Siemens PLM, with responsibility for the Solid Edge and Femap product lines.

Dan has more than 25 years experience in the Mechanical CAD industry, including key roles at Intergraph, SensAble Technologies, and UGS.

Dan was instrumental in defining the original vision for the Solid Edge product line and managing its deployment and evolution.

More recently, he has been involved in defining a vision for Next Generation Design and building out the Solid Edge portfolio of products.

Staples holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.