Dan Staples

Managing Product Complexity

Talk Abstract:

Siemens will highlight some of the key trends in today’s design technology along with real-life examples of how the company can assist in overcoming challenges in the world of engineering.

A challenge of focus is the skills gap in engineering between education and industry; on the main stage Dan Staples explores this challenge, from gender gap to technology gap, and looks at real-life stories of progress.


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 the creation and evolution of industry-leading Synchronous Technology.

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