Welcome - Introduction Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS - bio
SOLIDWORKS Product Overview Kishore Boyalakuntla, Senior Director, Product Portfolio Management and Brand User Experience Leader - bio
SOLIDWORKS 2016 Demo Kurt Anliker, Director of Product Introduction - bio
Partner Presentation - HP
Connected Device and Mechatronics
Lou Feinstein, Senior Product Portfolio Manager, SOLIDWORKS - bio
Integrating Design and Manufacturing
Craig Therrien, Senior Product Portfolio Manager, SOLIDWORKS - bio
Partner presentation – Boxx
Customer Presentation Rob White, Director of Mechanical Engineering, Rethink Robotics - bio
Gian Paolo Bassi Chief Executive Officer, SOLIDWORKS
Gian Paolo Bassi brings more than 25 years of experience in 3D, CAD, and PLM industries to Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. As CEO, Gian Paolo spearheads the development of SOLIDWORKS future product and technology strategies designed for the desktop and the cloud, and collaboration with the strong user community. He most recently served as the vice president of research and development, where he was responsible for charting future product and technology strategies, including the development of the SOLIDWORKS cloud applications.
Prior to SOLIDWORKS, Gian Paolo was the founder and CTO of RIWEBB where he oversaw the development of new technologies for the Mechanical and Architectural Design Automation industry, collaborating with companies like Dassault Systèmes. Prior to RIWEBB, Gian Paolo served as vice president and CTO of ImpactXoft, where he led the team developing functional modeling and collaboration applications which are now part of CATIA. In this position, he co-invented three of his five patents in functional modeling. He also served in the R&D organizations of companies like Computervision and think3. Gian Paolo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bologna.
Kishore Boyalakuntla Senior Director, Product Portfolio Management and Brand User Experience Leader
Kishore Boyalakuntla is Senior Director, Product Portfolio Management and SOLIDWORKS brand UX leader. He is responsible for product strategy and successful launch of all products that SOLIDWORKS delivers to end customers.
Kishore is passionate about enabling engineers to innovate with best in class SOLIDWORKS ecosystem, Customer Success using SOLIDWORKS products, and the impact SOLIDWORKS customers have with the amazing products they create around the world. Kishore has Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Aerospace and an MBA from Babson College.
Kurt Anliker Director of Product Introduction, SOLIDWORKS
Kurt Anliker serves as the Director of Product Introduction for SOLIDWORKS. As such he is responsible for leading the team launching SOLIDWORKS-branded products to the market worldwide. He joined SOLIDWORKS in 1999 as a Territory Technical Manager for the West Area and expanded the role to include management of technical sales for the western region. Prior to SOLIDWORKS, Kurt was a technical application engineer at reseller, Rand. Kurt has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.
Louis Feinstein Manager of Portfolio Management: High Technology, I.O.T and Mechatronics products
Louis Feinstein joined SOLIDWORKS in 2012 to infuse “Electrical DNA” into the brand. He is a former Engineering Director in industry and holds a BSEE. Over the course of his career, Lou has worked within a variety of industries including communications, data storage, and aerospace and defense. He holds various patents relating to electrical and electromechanical design, assembly and fabrication.
As a product manager, Craig Therrien is responsible for Mold and Machine Design applications of SOLIDWORKS. Craig has more than 20 years of industry experience as an engineer, CAD/CAM consultant, product manager, and a CAD/CAM software company founder. Prior to DS SolidWorks, Craig worked at General Electric, PTC and Sigmaxim. He achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is a graduate of the General Electric's Manufacturing Development Program.
Robert White Director of Mechanical Engineering, Rethink Robotics
Robert White serves as the Director of Mechanical Engineering for Rethink Robotics. He joined the company in 2010 as part of Heartland Robotics and was the director of Manufacturing and Test prior to his current role. Robert also spent time as a senior research and development engineer at Emo Labs, Inc. and Robert Bosch. He holds a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.