Program Director, Global Academia,
Xavier Fouger created Dassault Systemes’ Academy, the corporate organization supporting skills in Product
Lifecycle Management (PLM) and 3D applications by means of global and local education and certification
programs through a network of partners and thousands of academic institutions worldwide.
He works with educators to sustain the attractiveness of engineering professions, faster align curricula with
employability requirements, and invent educational practices which involve virtual laboratories, search-based
applications, community-based teaching and learning, gaming technology and 3D engineering software. As an
early supporter of GEDC, he organized the council’s founding meeting in May 2008 and supported the
proliferation of the council’s inaugural statement, the ”Paris declaration”.
Working with policy makers in various countries, he provides expertise in building educational programs to
serve socio-economical objectives.
He graduated as industrial engineer at Ecole Centrale de Lille, served as Attaché for Science and Technology at
the French embassy in Vienna and as vice-president of the International Federation of Engineering Education
Societies (IFEES). He is vice-president of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) and of the
Cartagena Network of Engineering.
He provides lectures on Innovation Management in several world class educational institutions.