Dan Staples

Siemens Digital Industries Software

VP Mainstream Engineering R&D

Main Stage //
Siemens Software for Start-ups, Scale-ups and SMBs

The Talk:

Many Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) face the same challenges as larger organisations but without the finances or people that large companies enjoy. This means that to produce a modern product, SMBs need to cover a range of engineering and manufacturing disciplines in a streamlined and cost-effective way.

Siemens is making this technology available to SMBs in a packaged, affordable manner. Increasingly this technology is accessed in the cloud which lowers the cost of ownership and makes it more readily deployable.

In this talk, Siemens will present with Gravitilab, a UK company democratising access to microgravity and space environments for research and testing services, while also making it more sustainable by significantly reducing vehicle emissions and by helping to prevent the build up of orbital junk that threatens the future of space services

The Speaker:

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.

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