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Hal Hikita is Senior Director of Industry Solutions & Portfolio Management at Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA, where he is responsible for the virtual materials strategy. He has more than 20 years of experience in executive management, materials science, engineering, enterprise software, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, Hal served as a Management Consultant, leveraging his global and entrepreneurial business experiences to solve business and technology challenges for highly-regulated industries with an emphasis on Business Intelligence/Big Data, enterprise architecture, Enterprise Resource Planning/PLM solutions and business strategy/transformation.
Hal began his career at Boeing where his domain expertise in materials science, fracture mechanics and composites created the opportunity for him to lead research and engineering teams in various aerospace initiatives including the High-Speed Civil Transport and the International Space Station programs. Subsequently, he joined MSC Software where he directed global software development and product management teams engaged in high-performance software for computational engineering and materials. He has also served as the Chief Operating Officer and Strategic Planning EVP for a semiconductor company focused on the wireless and cellular markets.