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Catching up with Simge Akarsu, Senior Strategy & Program Manager at Dassault Systèmes – Part 2

Catching with Simge Akarsu, Senior Strategy & Program Manager at Dassault Systèmes

Earlier this month we caught up with Simge Akarsu, Senior Strategy & Program Manager at Dassault Systèmes.

It was great to talk to Simge and learn more about her education, industry experience and the path that lead her to SOLIDWORKS.

If you missed it, catch up with Part 1 of our interview here.

How many SOLDWORKS Works World (3DEXPERIENCE World) events have you attended?

“I’ve attended SOLIDWORKS World (and 3DEXPERIENCE World) since 2012, so 9 years!”

Simge, we ALL have a favourite – what has your favourite locale been for this event so far?

“That’s easy – SOLIDWORKS World 2012 in San Diego. It was amazing to be there and it was both my 1st and my favourite!”

Do you have a favourite keynote speaker?

“At 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 – Dean Kamen.

He is amazing – he has done so much and is so humble in how he shares his experiences.

He is such a nice, genuine human given all of the work that he has done.

He’s changed the world with some of his medical and technical inventions but he’s just a normal, regular guy.

When I listened to him speak, I was blown away.”

We are all very excited about 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021. Please tell us what we can expect from this virtual event?

“People love coming to 3DEXPERIENCE World for learningnetworking and to meet new people.

As 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 will be a virtual event, these things are still as important (if not more so) to our customers this year.

Our team is committed to creating the feel of a real event and there will be tons of content for everyone.”

We are excited to once again have Tracy Wilson join us this year as your host and emcee for 3DEXPERIENCE World!

This year we will have over 130 technical break-out sessions focused on SOLIDWORKS and the entire 3DEXPERIENCE portfolio with nearly half of them taught by our customers.

Just because we are virtual doesn’t mean we can’t do some networking!

We are planning many engaging focused meet-up sessions for our attendees to connect with their fellow attendees, presenters and executives.”

3DEXPERIENCE World would not be complete without the Playground – now you can virtually visit the exhibits and sponsors to experience and gather more information.

Many other popular 3DEXPERIENCE World activities such as The Hive, Model Mania, and EDU Zone will also be part of this year’s experience!

Registration for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 is free to anyone that wishes to attend and listen to any of the technical breakout sessions being offered.

There is a VIP add-on available for those that wish to be in some selected VIP sessions and take certification exams. Find out more in the FAQs section of the 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 website.”

“General Session is such a huge part of our event. We will be hosting a General Session every day of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021.

We will hear from Dassault Systèmes CEO, Bernard Charlès as well as SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi and other executives as they share their inspirational visions of the future.

We will also welcome some great Keynote Speakers this year such as automotive designer Frank Stephenson, as well as Disney’s Former Head of Innovation and Creativity, Duncan Wardle.

There will be some dynamic featured speakers that will share their stories of using SOLIDWORKS as well as the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform in their daily workflows.

Industrial Designer Jason Pohl one of the speakers; he will also be hosting a meetup session where he can share more of his industrial design story as well as engage with attendees in a more informal atmosphere.

CEO of TITANS of CNC, founder and star of the TITANS of CNC television show on MAVTV, and creator of the TITANS of CNC: Academy and Aerospace Academy, Titan Gilroy will be at 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD as well.”

“There is a full list of all keynote and featured speakers on the 3DEXPERIENCE website.

Anyone can visit the 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 website to view the agenda as well as read more about both keynote and featured speakers.”

Thanks so much to Simge for taking time out of a (very) busy schedule and sharing her story with us.

On behalf of the entire DriveWorks team, we wish you well in this role and look forward to ‘seeing’ you at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021!

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