Jaguar Land Rover and Abbott Vascular to Deliver Keynotes at 2009 SIMULIA Customer Conference
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Jaguar Land Rover and Abbott Vascular to Deliver Keynotes at 2009 SIMULIA Customer Conference

Worldwide Conference for Advancing

Realistic Simulation Technology and Methods


Paris, France, and Providence, R.I. USA, January 22, 2009 Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that keynote addresses from Jaguar Land Rover and Abbott Vascular will highlight the SIMULIA Customer Conference (SCC) being held May 19-21, 2009, in London, England.

Keynote speakers, Mark Stanton, Group Chief Engineer – Vehicle Engineering & Attributes for Jaguar Land Rover and Kelly Pike, Advisor – Research & Development for Abbott Vascular, will provide insight into how realistic simulation is being used by their respective companies to drive research and innovation, provide performance insight and help build better products in less time.

SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes’ brand for realistic simulation, is expanding their traditional Abaqus Users’ Conference audience to include users of other SIMULIA products including Isight, Fiper, and SLM. The 2009 conference will feature presentations by engineers from more than 70 manufacturing and research organizations, including The Boeing Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Corus RD&T UK, Edwards Lifesciences, Foxconn International, General Motors, GN ReSound, Halliburton, Honda R&D, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Rolls-Royce plc, Samsung Electronics, Tetra Pak, and many others. 

“The 2009 SCC will showcase content from our customers, partners, and the SIMULIA team, focused on the latest technology advancements for unified FEA, multiphysics, design optimization, and simulation lifecycle management,” stated Ken Short, VP Strategy and Marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “We are extremely pleased that Mark Stanton and Kelly Pike will join us to share their companies’ experience in using realistic simulation to make a difference in how their products are developed to improve our everyday lives.”

Microsoft is the premiere sponsor of SCC 2009 and other exhibiting sponsors include: AVL, Beta CAE Systems, DatapointLabs, FE-Design GmbH, Granta Design Limited, HBM-nCode, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Safe Technology Ltd, Simulayt Limited, and Zentech International Limited.

Early-bird registration for the SCC is now open, visit




SIMULIA is the Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers a scalable portfolio of Realistic Simulation solutions including the Abaqus product suite for Unified Finite Element Analysis, multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems, and SIMULIA SLM for managing simulation data, processes, and intellectual property. By building on established technology, respected quality, and superior customer service, SIMULIA makes realistic simulation an integral business practice that improves product performance, reduces physical prototypes, and drives innovation. Headquartered in Providence, RI, USA, SIMULIA provides sales, services, and support through a global network of regional offices and distributors. For more information, visit


About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.  Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit


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Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts:

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Derek Lane (DS Americas)               Email Contact                         +1 (818) 673-2243

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