Manish Kumar

Dassault Systèmes

CEO Solidworks
Main Stage //
Experiences: Moving Beyond Designing Products

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Talk Abstract:

Designing an amazing product is just the start. Making the transition to creating experiences elevates design to a new, life-changing level. Don’t just make things people use. Design to change the way people live, work, and play.

Sound ambitious? Perhaps, but by uniting the design, simulation, governance, manufacturing, and marketing domains, you have the power to make experiences a reality. Join Solidworks CEO, Manish Kumar, as he shares real-world examples of designing for experience and how this approach has the power to improve lives, positively influence behavior, and ignite our creativity like never before.


From day dreaming designs at IIT, Delhi lecture halls to building his own furniture, this avid woodwork artist knows design like the back of his hand. He has done it all at Solidworks. In his more than two decades at the company, Manish has led early development of translators, surfacing, modelling, sketcher, assembly, weldments, sheet metal, drawings, and more.

In his current role as CEO, Manish spearheads the synergy between R&D and the brand’s vibrant community of users. He also helps in accelerating the adoption of the continuously expanding Solidworks portfolio. As the Vice President of Solidworks R&D, he has played a key role in the development of Solidworks product and technology strategies.