We had an amazing time at 3DEXPERIENCE® World 2020 and in the blink of an eye it was over! Today, everyone was very excited during the general session as multiple Dassault Systèmes partners shared some of the neat projects and ideas they are working on. It really is exciting to see how these companies and individuals are coming up with new products that are impacting our world.
Today's general session featured different Dassault Systèmes partners that presented some of the initiatives that are game-changing for the manufacturing world. One of the presenters was Danielle Boyer, a young entrepreneur, that is also an advocate of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). She created a program called Every Kid Gets a Robot. We learned about her journey and how she is using SOLIDWORKS® in the classroom to teach her students everything they need to know about robotics.
We also had the opportunity to hear from Sam Rogers, from Gravity Industries, and how he developed a "jet pack" 5 turbojet-powered jet suit. His presentation was meant to inspire engineers, designers and creators to not let the difficulties and failures while developing products prevent you from making progress. His passion for the design process was clear and he credits the tools from Dassault Systemes for making it possible.
Another one of today's speakers was Dean Kamen, from DEKA, a company that has produced some of the most life-changing products of our time, with the most advanced technologies such as the Segway. Dean delivered the final speech at the conference’s last general session and emphasized his passion for empowering children across the world to engage in STEAM activities and providing them opportunities in life they otherwise may never access. Dean completed his speech with an introduction to FIRST Global, his latest initiative to bring inspiration and recognition of science and technology (FIRST) Robotics competitions to every corner of the earth. This is clearly his life's passion and he encourages everyone in the tech community to join in the cause. He believes the only way we can secure the success of our future generations is to make the tools universally available to our youth.
The Pitch Battle
During the last general session at 3DEXPERIENCE World, we got to see the second ever Pitch Battle, where four finalists presented their new product proposals. The audience was given access to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to select the top two projects. Then, a panel of judges interviewed the last two finalists and chose Winter Innovations. This company has created a new technology to improve orthopedic surgery, consisting of a suturing needle used for whipstitching in orthopedic reconstruction procedures. One of the founders explained how SOLIDWORKS was essential in the developing stage of this product.
The Model Mania winners were announced in the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground and TriMech’s own, Matt Kokoski, won third place among the SOLIDWORKS VARs. Congratulations, Matt! It was tough to say goodbye to all of the amazing technology and vendors who provided tremendous experiences in the Playground throughout the conference.