Al Bunshaft is the Senior Vice President of Dassault Systèmes’ Americas Corporation where he spearheads key strategic initiatives and corporate leadership programs. He was a key architect in Dassault Systèmes’ acquisition of IBM’s PLM business and led the selection, design, construction and opening of the company’s North American headquarters, an award-winning campus recognized for sustainable innovation and located in Boston’s technology belt.
Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, Bunshaft served as global vice president of IBM PLM where he helped major manufacturing companies transition from physical to digital design practices and played a key role in the first digitally-designed automobile.
He is a leading voice in corporate citizenship and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives, such as Teachers at Dassault Systèmes and “Day of Service at Dassault Systèmes.” He is member of the Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, a national STEM Innovation Task Force co-chair, a board member of the Massachusetts High Technology Council, a member of multiple National Academy of Engineering committees, an advisory board member at the University at Albany’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a board of trustees member at the New York Hall of Science and a board member of the American Technical Education Association.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the school and has a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).