Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, recently hosted the 12th edition of its annual 3DEXPERIENCE Forum in Bengaluru. The company operates in India across Aerospace and Defence (A&D), Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Consumer Goods and Retail (CG&R), Transportation and Mobility (T&M), Energy Processes and Utilities (EPU) and Marine and Offshore (M&O), among others.
The company works with some major brands in India such as Myntra, Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Honda and Mahindra. In an interaction with Uma Kannan of DH, Olivier Ribet, Vice President at Dassault Systèmes says India is a very important hub of innovation for the company.
How are you looking at the Indian market?
We have 2,800 employees in India. There is something quite unique about India. What we see happening in India, is this integration, this fusion between the world of software, electronics and mechanical engineering.
The quality is super on mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, software engineering, which was not the case even 20 years ago. Now what you see is that in software some of the advanced technologies on Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, encryption, language, structure signals and semantics that exist are happening in India.
So for us India is not a market, it’s a hub of innovation. There is a lot of innovation happening at the educational level and we are engaged in programmes to be more connected in universities and schools.
You work with both Boeing and Airbus...
Many electrical vehicles and autonomous vehicles companies started in California is of big interest to Indian companies. So we import in India some practices that we have developed with American companies and the other way around. But at the same time, we are very cautious about staying extremely secretive about that.