Dassault Systems' Bernard Charles Explains the Future of Cloud Computing

Friday, March 16, 2012

"All of our products will interface all of our software."

At SolidWorks World 2012, Josh and Adam from Engineer vs. Designer conducted an exclusive interview with the one and only Bernard Charles, CEO of a little French mom-and-pop known as Dassault Systèmes (that’s ‘Dassault Systems’ for you Anglophones). Bernard was kind enough to give some titillatingly juicy details about things to come at Dassault.

Josh and Adam asked him about how he became CEO, the challenges facing the 3D software industry, the long-awaited SolidWorks Live Buildings, the death of T-Splines for SolidWorks, the future of CATIA V6 and it’s influence on SolidWorks, and Dassault’s strategy.

Charles also talks about Dassault's aquisition of NetVibes, and what it could mean for the future of 3D design collaboration on the cloud.

Dassault's philosophy is that virtual worlds can improve the real world. According tot the company, integrating NetVibes into Dassault Systèmes’ 3D Experience platform, Netvibes will help customers reveal critical information such as consumer sentiment, brand image or the adherence rate of early adopters. Listening to everything and learning from everyone will allow companies to act in real-time, dramatically increasing the speed of innovation.

The full interview is available at Engineer vs. Designer.