Kurtis Anliker received a B.S. of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. He started his career at the Naval Air Warfare Center where he worked in a design services organization with access to many leading-edge technologies, such as 3D solid modeling and 3D printing. In 1999, Anliker joined SOLIDWORKS where he took on the role of developing the reseller sales and technical channel in the Western U.S, Canada and Mexico. In 2015, he transitioned to the role of Director of Product Introduction, leading up a team tasked with creating content supporting corporate sales and marketing initiatives.
Kishore Boyalakuntla is Senior Director, Product Portfolio Management and SOLIDWORKS brand UX leader. He is responsible for product strategy and successful launch of all products that SOLIDWORKS delivers to end customers.
Kishore is passionate about enabling engineers to innovate with best in class SOLIDWORKS ecosystem, Customer Success using SOLIDWORKS products, and the impact SOLIDWORKS customers have with the amazing products they create around the world. Kishore has Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Aerospace and an MBA from Babson College.
Gian Paolo Bassi brings more than 25 years of experience in 3D, CAD, and PLM industries to Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. As CEO, Gian Paolo spearheads the development of SOLIDWORKS’ future product and technology strategies designed for the desktop and the cloud, and collaboration with the brand’s strong user community. He most recently served as the vice president of research and development, where he was responsible for charting future product and technology strategies, including the development of the brand’s cloud applications.
Prior to SOLIDWORKS, Gian Paolo was the founder and CTO of RIWEBB where he oversaw the development of new technologies for the Mechanical and Architectural Design Automation industry, collaborating with companies like Dassault Systèmes. Prior to RIWEBB, Gian Paolo served as vice president and CTO of ImpactXoft, where he led the team developing functional modeling and collaboration applications which are now part of CATIA. In this position, he co-invented three of his five patents in functional modeling. He also served in the R&D organizations of companies like Computervision and think3. Gian Paolo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of