Dassault Systemes S.A. (ADR) : Countdown to SolidWorks World 2012: "Father of the iPod" to Keynote
01/20/2012| 09:05am US/Eastern
Leading Event Showcasing "Love of Design" to Take Place February
Just a few years ago, the iPod revolutionized personal electronics
worldwide. Tony Fadell, the designer who spearheaded the team that
brought the iPod to market, will keynote SolidWorks World 2012, the
Company's annual summit of engineers and designers. Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks
World event will take place February 12-15, 2012, in San Diego, and
focus on the theme of "united by design."
Known as the "Father of the iPod," Fadell made his mark via his former
positions as Apple's senior vice president of the iPod division and
adviser to Steve Jobs. Today, Fadell is changing the game again as
founder and CEO of Nest,
a hot startup that's introduced the world's first learning thermostat.
The Nest Learning Thermostat? learns about you and your home to
automatically turn itself down when you're away, guide you to
energy-efficient temperatures when you're home, and free you from
programming hassles by creating a customized temperature schedule. Nest
has been dubbed the "iPhone of thermostats" by Wired and The
New York Times describes it as "gorgeous, elegant and very, very
"To create a game-changing product, function and design must go hand in
hand," said Fadell. "We certainly put that principle to work when
developing the Nest Learning Thermostat, and I'm excited to share more
about that experience with the thousands of passionate, designers and
engineers who will attend this year's SolidWorks World."
To this end, crowdsourcing will be a hot topic on Day 2 of SolidWorks
World. Social development is becoming increasingly important to product
ideation and creation, and SolidWorks customers will showcase how it's
easier than ever to bring ideas to fruition. With an engineering-focused
hive mindset, creativity and expertise come together in incredible
products. Stay tuned for more ideas that will change the way you think
about product development.
Day 3 of the event will bring the long-awaited What's New
session. Attendees will get a sneak peek of SolidWorks 2013, as well as
a view of what's on schedule for SolidWorks--and its users--this year.
Kevin Goosie, an engineering designer at SAIC, who tweets at @kgoosie,
will be this year's official Internet Correspondent. He will be blogging
about SolidWorks World 2012 on the SolidWorks
Users can connect with SolidWorks World 2012 online through the
complete agenda is available online. Users can register for
SolidWorks World 2012 at: https://registration.itnintl.com/sww12/regonline/RegLogin.aspx.
Early Bird discounts end on January 20.
About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.
Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault
Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that
help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our
products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation,
publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For
the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web
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