John Kitchingman is Managing Director of the Northern European region. John joined Dassault Systèmes in early 2018, following a successful 15-year career at IBM where he held senior roles covering the Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace & Defence, Electronics and Manufacturing industries. Most recently he was Global Sales Leader for Automotive and Aerospace & Defence, responsible for multi-billion dollars of business across IBM globally, defining and driving a programme that returned these industries to sustainable growth. Beyond John’s long and substantial redentials working in business transformation enabled by technology around the world, he has dedicated energy to a number of causes close to his heart. He is Chair of the Marie Curie Development Board in the West Midlands, and also recently supported Warwickshire’s 2017 Employability Charter for technology and new skills into education.