Interview with Samson Khaou

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Samson Khaou
Samson Khaou
MD
Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes

How many apparel retailers or brands have incorporated your VR solutions? Do you see the demand growing in the apparel domain?

We offer our solutions to fashion segment- apparel, luxury, footwear and accessories, and retail sector in India. These companies can have access to a full portfolio of solutions to digitally transform their business.  Arc International, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Limited, Myntra, Fossil, Gürmen Group, Nowy Styl Group and the Rockport Group are some of the 17,000 international companies in fashion, home, lifestyle and retail that are successfully collaborating with Dassault Systèmes to create and deliver products that consumers will love.   

Our industry solution experience provides our customers a unified digital environment that connects internal and external stakeholders, integrates its value chain, and improves visibility, flexibility and decision support.  Teams can collaborate in a single environment, spending less time chasing and duplicating data and more time on developing and sourcing items. Our solutions can help mitigate the risk of incorrect samples, additional costs and production errors or delays, to accelerate time to market of products that meet consumer demand.

What are the future plans at Dassault?

As the Indian 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry is set to grow exponentially in coming years, we at Dassault Systemes are keen on investing more towards skilling young minds and nurture domestic start-ups via our incubator programme. We are willing to invest more in the country's 3D ecosystem with opening up more training centres and bringing the young start-up community under our wings. The gap between the western and emerging 3D-printing and additive manufacturing markets is bridging up and we see a great potential in the Indian aerospace, defence and automotive industry in days to come.

The advent of digitisation has significantly altered the manufacturing sector. The Internet of Things, 3D printing and artificial intelligence are motivating corporate India to change its core business practices in a way that would enable it to leverage technology-led solutions in a data-driven economy. The digital transformation is the way forward for the Indian economy. 
3D is going to transform how consumer electronics are manufactured and consumed in the coming years. 

We have been pushing the envelope with respect to 3D implications in various industry verticals such as aerospace and defence, automotive, industrial equipment, hi tech, consumer goods, life sciences, engineering, construction. The emerging 3D printing technologies will disrupt the traditional industrial manufacturing economies in India especially at a time when the government is focusing on improving its manufacturing output from the current level of 16 per cent to 25 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP).

What are the future plans at Dassault?
Published on: 25/04/2017

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