Get Inspired: 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Speaker Lineup Announced

This year’s 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 will be an all-virtual event, which means anyone anywhere can tune in and get inspired by this year’s stellar lineup of speakers. This year’s speakers represent many different industries and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Translation: there will be something of interest for everyone this year.

So without further ado, let’s get on with it and share some of the luminaries who will each be presenting their unique perspectives on the world of design and the tools and technology that provide “The Freedom to Create.”

General Sessions will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, February 9-11th. The General Sessions will discuss topics, including Things to Life (Strategy and Direction), From Products to Experience (3DEXPERIENCE Works in Action), and From Connections to Relationships (real customers share their success stories).

Guest Keynote Speakers will include:

Duncan Wardle, former head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, and his team helped Imagineering, LucasFilm, Marvel, Pixar, and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe. Wardle’s unique Design Thinking process helps companies embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA. You won’t want to miss him.

Frank Stephenson, Design Director of Frank Stephenson, an independent design company, is now applying his design expertise to a wide range of projects that move beyond the realms of automotive design. That industry is where he earned acclaim as lead designer and design director at major carmakers such as McLaren, Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat and MINI. He is pioneering the role and way that design is seen in the future of innovation.

On day one, featured customers will include: Taco VanDer Maden, Development & Operations I.T. Manager at IKEA, and Jim Keravala, CEO, Offworld AI, will discuss how they built on human imagination to create new ways of innovating, collaborating, and connecting with their own customers.

The Power of the Community

On Thursday, February 11th, you’ll hear from users across the SOLIDWORKS community all striving to have an impact on our world for the better. Stories will be presented from our featured speakers in three sessions, including:

An Engineer’s Journey: Everyone’s path is different; learn how the following became engineers:

  • Eric Beatty, Omax Corporation, and
  • Paul Ventimiglia, Robby Technologies / First Robotics  and four-time BattleBots Championship Winner, will talk about their journeys as engineers

 Innovation in Unprecedented Times: How does your business evolve during COVID?

  • Tej Patel, from medical diagnostic company, Fluxergy
  • Matt Carney, Open Standard Industries and Open Standard Respirator
  • EriK Gatenholm and Hector Martinez, CEO/CTO, CELLINK

Creating Experiences: will talk about extending the real with virtual experiences and how it has evolved over time.

  • Brett Bushnell, entrepreneur, engineer and CEO/co-founder Two Bit Circus
  • Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari / Chuck E Cheese
  • Grant Delgatty, Chair of Product Innovation at USC Irvine and Young Academy,

Join the melting pot of designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to learn, collaborate and celebrate together at the virtual event February 8-11, 2021. For more information, and to view the overall agenda, please go to the event web site.




Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.