Technology Lecture on The New Industrial Revolution

Date: 31 May 2005 - 31 May 2005

Venue: SIMTech, Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3


This lecture highlights drastic changes in the industrial processes deriving from new information tools, methods and enterprise organisation.

The new industrial revolution is leading increasingly industry companies from drawing board to knowledge age and in this context, Dassault Aviation is acting both as a pioneer and leader.

The lecture will cover the main maturity steps through a large number of illustrations in aerospace, automotive and other industries. Computer Aided Design in the 80's with 3D models as the reference for product design, Digital Mock Up in the 90's as a powerful tool for Concurrent Design and today, Product Life Cycle Management : enabling shared information and collaborative processes in the Extended Enterprise.

Dassault Aviation with the support of Dassault Systems has deployed this new model of “Digital Enterprise” for military and civil aircraft programs with strong benefits in costs, time cycles and quality.

About Mr Edelstenne and Mr Rouchon

Charles Edelstenne is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dassault-Aviation and the Chairman of GIFAS. He is the founder of Dassault Systé mes, for which he has been the Chairman and CEO up to 2002 and been the Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2002. Prior to this, from 1992 – 2002, Mr Edelstenne was also the President of Dassault Systems of America (USA), Director of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault since 1990, Director of Thales Systé mes Aé roporté s since 1998 and Director of Sogitec Industries since 1984. He is also Chairman of Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation (USA) since 1978 and President of Dassault International (USA) since 2001.

Mr Edelstenne is also the recipient of the following pretigious awards :

  • Officier de l'Ordre National de la Lé gion d'Honneur
  • Officier de l'Ordre National du Mé rite
  • Mé daille de l'Aé ronautique

Christian Rouchon is a mechanical engineer graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris. He began in 1975 in Dassault Aviation Design Office and managed the mechanical Design Office for Flight Control Systems.

He joined the CADCAM strategic team in 1990 to take charge of CADCAM methodology and Digital Mock-Up applications. He is now involved as CADCAM / PLM Senior Expert in the Product/Process Integration for the Digital Factory.

This presentation is non-chargeable. To register, please email your particulars (name, job title, company name) to