Dan Staples

Managing Product Complexity

Talk Abstract:
The demand to design more innovative products that meet increasing customer needs, but are simpler to use, cheaper to manufacture, meet regulations and combat your competition has never been so critical.  Dan Staples will illustrate how to welcome product development complexity with a toolset that balances breadth and depth, and keeps productivity the priority.

Talk title:
Managing Product Complexity

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.