Gian Paolo Bassi


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Talk Abstract:

The 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS portfolio matches the way you want to work.

Whether you work on your desktop or tablet, whether you’re a team of thousands or a one-man band, whether your company does end-to-end product development or specializes in one domain, your organisation is always a part of a product-to-market ecosystem, and you need a portfolio that helps you connect that ecosystem.

You need next generation applications for design, simulation, manufacturing, and data and lifecycle management. You need a new way to take products to market, one that moves you:

  • From micro-managing disjointed tools like email, Dropbox, CAD and simulation to leveraging design and engineering applications—and collaboration tools– that work together seamlessly
  • From being swamped with disparate data to aggregated data that provides insights that matters, in real time
  • From siloed departments to united teams working together towards a shared goal.

Gian Paolo Bassi brings more than 25 years of experience in 3D, CAD, and PLM industries to Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp.

As CEO, Gian Paolo spearheads the development of SOLIDWORKS’ future product and technology strategies designed for the desktop and the cloud, and collaboration with the brand’s user community. He most recently served as the vice president of research and development, where he was responsible for charting future product and technology strategies, including the development of the brand’s cloud applications.

Prior to SOLIDWORKS, Gian Paolo was the founder and CTO of RIWEBB where he oversaw the development of new technologies for the Mechanical and Architectural Design Automation industry, collaborating with companies like Dassault Systèmes. Prior to RIWEBB, Gian Paolo served as vice president and CTO of ImpactXoft, where he led the team developing functional modeling and collaboration applications which are now part of CATIA.

In this position, he co-invented three of his five patents in functional modelling. He also served in the R&D organisations of companies like Computervision and think3. Gian Paolo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bologna.