The conference will be moderated by Francois Mathieu - Consulting and Services Director, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes.
Vice President Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes
Alain Houard is the Vice President in charge of the Marine & Offshore industry at Dassault Systèmes. He is driving the company’s vision, strategy, and value proposition to better serve the various Marine & Offshore sectors – from Naval Shipyards, Commercial Shipyards, Offshore, Yachts & Workboats to Marine Suppliers and Marine & Offshore Specialists.
Mr. Houard’s organization is responsible for the definition and development of Industry Solution Experiences based on Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE® platform to help Marine & Offshore stakeholders address their specific challenges and accelerate innovation.
Mr. Houard joined Dassault Systèmes in 1990. Prior to being appointed Vice President for the Shipbuilding and Energy Industries in 2010, he held various positions with regional responsibilities. He was the Aerospace, Shipbuilding and Defense Director for North America, the CATIA Sales Director for North America and later became the CATIA Sales Vice President for Europe.
Mr. Houard graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Paris with an Aeronautics and Space Engineering degree. He also holds a Master’s degree in Database Management Systems from the University of Paris.
Consulting and Services Director, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes
Francois Mathieu is Consulting and Services Director for the Marine & Offshore industry at Dassault Systèmes. In this position, he is supporting major transformation projects at leading shipyards in Asia and Europe.
After spending the first seven years of his career as a mechanical engineer in aerospace and as a design engineer in the automotive industry, François Mathieu joined IBM in 1996 as a pre-sales project manager. In this position, he led major projects including a two-year project at Chantiers de l’Atlantique following a formal training in naval architecture.
François Mathieu joined Dassault Systèmes in 2004 where, prior to being appointed Technical Director for the Marine & Offshore Industry in 2012, he was in charge of business development for small and medium enterprises in the marine sector, with a special focus on yachts and workboats, naval architects, and marine engineering companies.
Mr. Mathieu graduated from the National University of Toulouse with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and holds a Master’s degree in engineering from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers.
In his spare time, he likes sailing his boat over the Mediterranean Sea.