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Al Bunshaft

Managing Director, Dassault Systèmes Americas Corp.

Al Bunshaft is the managing director of Dassault Systèmes’ Americas organization. He brings to Dassault Systèmes more than 25 years of developing and delivering innovative technology solutions to customers and has held numerous leadership positions in technology, R&D, sales, and product development. In his role at Dassault Systèmes, Bunshaft is responsible for the structure, management, and evolution of the 3000-person business operations in North America, including the sales and development facilities of the five Dassault Systèmes brands residing in the geography. Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, Al served as global vice president of IBM PLM and led the company’s strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes. He played a critical role in leading a number of major manufacturing companies to transition from physical to digital design, and was instrumental in the development of the first automobile designed through an all-digital process. Previously, Al held numerous executive positions at IBM. He led IBM’s Unix business in Asia and was based in Tokyo from 1998 – 2002. Prior to that Al was IBM’s Director of Graphics Workstation Development and was instrumental in the development of the first 3D graphics programming languages as well as the early development of virtual reality systems. He first joined IBM in 1984 at the company’s Kingston, New York, Development Lab as a computer graphics programming lead. Prior to joining IBM, Al was a member of the research staff at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s National Science Foundation sponsored Center for Interactive Computer Graphics. He received his M.S. in Computer Engineering from RPI and holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany. He serves on the boards of numerous educational committees and has been actively involved in supporting educational activities for the past 20 years.