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Increase your Solid Edge product knowledge and improve your personal productivity. Join one of Siemens' premier, high quality events where enthusiasts, users, customers, and prospects will participate in virtual sessions full of news and tips!

The event will allow you to learn about new features and functions, increasing your productivity in your company and enriching your network of experiences with colleagues. We hope we can count on your participation!

Top reasons to attend Solid Edge University
• Increase your knowledge of the Solid Edge product and improve your personal productivity.
• Learn new ways to approach your toughest engineering challenges.
• Attend sessions led by subject matter experts.
• Absolutely free event.

June 23rd, 2021
09:00 Hrs - 14:00 Hrs
10:00 Hrs - 15:00 Hrs
UK Time
CET Time


09:00 AM – 09:10 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Nick Rakkar
09:10 AM – 09:25 AM
Digital Transformation: The Opportunity For Small and Midsize Manufacturers

key industry trends, their implications, and how digital transformation is impacting manufacturers

How digital transformation helps drive disruptive innovation
John Fox

Alan Adojaan
09:25 AM – 10:25 AM
What's New in Solid Edge 2021 + Sneak Peek 2022
Jon Sutcliffe & Jeff Walker
10:25 AM – 11:00 AM
Mechanical Design Tips and Tricks
Paul Abbott
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Creating Technical Documentation
Ali Nadimi
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Electrical Design
Kevin Moran
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Modular Plant Design
Graeme Berry & Andoor Sangamesh
Partner Tracks – in local language
(for session join in break-out rooms)
13:00 PM - 14:00 PM
Track #1

How to improve SE productivity

Beñat Arriluzea| Pixel Sistemas | Spain
Track #2

Simulation capabilities for Solid Edge users

Jacqueline De Cicco | Isap Ag, | Germany
Track #3

Synchronous modeling with Solid Edge

Michel Fontaine | Fealinx | France
Track #4

Solid Edge – Designing from an opposite point of view

Imre Szucs | Enterprise Communications Magyarország Ltd | Hungary
Track #5

Solid Edge FLOEFD &
Solid Edge 2D Nesting

Giada Volpe | Engineering Slr | Italy Ivano Chivelli | Tech-Value Slr | Italy
14:00 PM – 14:15 PM
Wrap UP (In main conference hall)
Nick Rakkar

Speaker Panel

Nick Rakkar | Business Development Director, EMEA | Siemens Digital Industries Software

Nick Rakkar is the Business Development Director at Siemens covering the Solid Edge digitalization portfolio in Europe, Middle East, Africa. Nick has been at Siemens Industry Software for 7 years and has previously held roles within defence, IT and software organizations. Nick has a B.Eng. degree in Physics and Electronic Engineering and lives in the UK

John Fox | VP Marketing | Siemens Digital Industries Software

John Fox, is Vice President of Marketing at Siemens PLM Software. He has more than 15 years of management and product development experience in electronics, high tech and software industries, with previous roles at PTC, Accenture and semi-conductor equipment maker Kulicke & Soffa Industries.

Jon Sutcliffe | Director of Global Technical Enablement | Siemens Digital Industries Software

Jon Sutcliffe is the director of Global Technical Enablement and is responsible for defining, planning and managing the technical enablement content for the Siemens Digital Industries Software Solid Edge portfolio. Jon brings over 30 years of PLM industry experience to his current role. Prior to joining Siemens Digital Industries Software in 2017, Jon held the position of Technical Manager at the largest Siemens business partner in the UK. Here he was responsible for managing the Solid Edge technical team from both a pre and post sales perspective. Jon has been working in the Solid Edge channel from a technical perspective since the first ever version in 1996.

Jeff Walker | Director, Solid Edge Software Development | Siemens Digital Industries Software

Jeff Walker is the Director of Solid Edge Products at Siemens Digital Industries Software. He has more than 25 years of experience in the mechanical CAD industry. Jeff began his work in the Solid Edge product design group in 1995, helping to provide innovative solutions to complex mechanical design problem. In his current role he is responsible for leading the Solid Edge development organization in providing the best in class mechanical CAD applications for the mainstream market.

Ali Nadimi | Application Engineer | Siemens Digital Industries Software

Ali Nadimi is technical marketing engineer at Siemens Digital Industries Software and part of the Global Technical Enablement team. He is responsible for providing technical and sales enablement materials for on the Solid Edge Portfolio, an affordable and easy to use portfolio of product development tools. He brings over 4 years of Solid Edge experience to his current role.

Kevin Moran | Senior Applications Engineer | Siemens Digital Industries Software

Kevin joined the Siemens Mainstream Engineering Global Technical Enablement team in 2018, with a primary objective of focusing on the new Solid Edge Electrical Design products. In addition to providing product expertise to customers, Kevin assists with the creation and distribution of marketing, sales and presales collateral.

Kevin has been involved in Design/Engineering/Manufacturing for the past 25 years. A large amount of Kevin’s time has been spent working in the CAD/PLM industry. This has been a combination of working for channel partners and at vendor level. Kevin has also worked within the Additive Manufacturing industry for a number of years.

Graeme Berry | Senior Business Development Manager | Siemens Digital Industries Software

Graeme Berry is the Senior Business Development Lead responsible EMEA and Germany for the Solid Edge Modular Plant Design Solution. He joined Siemens in 2018 and  brings with him, decades of experience working in the CAE industry for a number of the software vendors as well as at resellers and has owned his own company reselling Siemens products. Graeme starting his career as a user of various CAD tools and went on to work in Technical support, Sales and Channel Management within the software industry for the vendors and for resellers, he has also owned his own company reselling Siemens products.

Sangamesh Andoor | Senior Application Engineer | Siemens Digital Industries Software

Sangamesh joined Siemens India operations in the year 2011 as Presales Technical Consultant. Later moved to Siemens Global Technical Enablement team in 2019 to support the Solid Edge Portfolio products focusing on Modular Plant Design and Teamcenter integrations. Before joining Siemens, I have worked @ Mahindra and Mahindra, General Motors and Applied materials India. My focus is enabling Siemens customers to address the ever-increasing design complexities in data management and plant/process industry with our smartly integrated Solid Edge portfolio products.

Paul Abbott | Pre Sales Consultant | Siemens Digital Industries Software

Paul, worked in Pre sales Supporting Partners, have been working with Solid Edge Training, supporting, demonstrating for the last 20 years.

Alan Adojaan | CEO and Founder | Yanu

Alan Adojaan, CEO and Founder of European startup Yanu, maker of the world’s first contactless robot bar. Yanu is building an autonomous, contactless, AI-powered robot bartender "Yanu" to change the future of bartending and servicing customers in busy venues around the world. It is fast, compact, standalone, asks no salary, communicates, identifies, and takes payments.

Certificate of Participation

Solid Edge
A complete product development portfolio

Solid Edge is a portfolio of affordable, easy-to-use software tools that address all aspects of the product development process. Solid Edge combines the speed and simplicity of direct modelling with the flexibility and control of parametric design – made possible with synchronous technology.

What’s new in Solid Edge?

Solid Edge 2021 Core CAD video
Solid Edge 2021 Subdivision Modeling Video
Solid Edge 2021 Data Management Video
Solid Edge 2021 CAM Pro Video
Solid Edge 2021 CADENAS
Solid Edge 2021 2D Nesting
Video EN
Solid Edge 2021 Simulation
Solid Edge 2021 Technical Publication Video
Solid Edge 2021 Wiring design

What makes Solid Edge unique?

Mechanical Design

Design at the speed of creative thought, with new subdivision modelling, lightning-fast reverse engineering, a new user interface powered by artificial intelligence, and an intelligent 3D model search engine.

New subdivision modelling

Develop distinctively unique products based on organic shapes without the need for expert knowledge with new subdivision modelling for next-generation design.

Faster reverse engineering

Reduce time spent on reverse engineering with lightning-fast performance enhancements including deviation analysis.

Adaptive UI

Improve productivity with new adaptive UI capabilities that harness artificial intelligence to predict next steps based on user behaviour.

Faster performance

Faster performance and memory load time when developing large assemblies. New support for embedded components inside the assembly with no file reference, for simplified supplier data workflow.

Intelligent model search

Streamline the process of finding 3D models using intelligent search functions through integration with 3D for Solid Edge.