As I’ve mentioned a few time, we’re going to have a combined meeting next month with the South Sound group as we’ll be welcoming Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of SolidWorks, and Richard Doyle, Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups. This should be a great meeting that I would expect (hope) will be well attended. As if that wasn’t enough, we’re going to up the ante and have it actually catered. No pizza or sandwiches this time. Because of this last bit, we’ll need you to be diligent about RSVP’ing so that Francisco and I can ensure there’s enough food for all.
Also, and this is really important for those of you who attend the meetings at Lake Washington, this meeting is going to be held at Renton Tech. Specifically in the Building C Auditorium. You can find a campus map here.
DATE: August 19, 2015
TIME: 5-7ish PM
LOCATION: Renton Tech Building C Auditorium
PRESENTATIONS: What’s Current & New with SolidWorks – Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO
What Else is New in SolidWorks – Richard Doyle
Gian Paolo Bass 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.
Richard Doyle is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups – but most people just call him “The User Group Guy”. He’s been a SolidWorks user since 1997, and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group in 1999, his career path has led me to DS SolidWorks and a dream job supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network worldwide.