Laurence Montanari

Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes

Speaker Bio

Laurence Montanari has been leading Dassault Systèmes's solutions for the Transportation & Mobility industry since 2020. With 28 years of experience in the automotive sector, her investment and passion for the industry allows her to lead Dassault Systèmes customers’ industry transformation programs. Sustainable innovation is necessary in this very challenging industry, where mechanical design and software design need to work together. Trying to change the future requires will-power and curiosity. Taking risks will separate winners from the others.

After graduating from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes in 1992 with a diploma in mechanical engineering specializing in robotics, Laurence Montanari began her career at Renault in Internal Combustion Engine development. She moved to the Services Department, improving the quality of vehicles in use and accelerating recall campaigns. She was then in charge of the Renault Group accessories Business Unit. These different positions allow her to work with engineering, quality, and vehicle car programs, while remaining close to the marketing and sales.

During her career at Renault, she has managed 2 innovative vehicle projects to address the future of sustainable mobility. She managed the pre-study of the Twizy concept in an agile mode in 2008, which was a 2-seater electric, urban vehicle. In 2019, she was head of the Renault EZ FLEX vehicle project to address last-mile urban delivery solution. It involved the entire ecosystem which shows that it is possible to design and offer different sustainable vehicles and new business models. This shows that the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform accelerates the development of such innovative projects.

Married and mother of 3 children, Laurence Montanari loves nature, the great outdoors, and is convinced that we all have an important role to play in preserving the environment for future generations. She strongly believes that providing affordable mobility solutions and protecting the environment must go hand in hand.


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