Director, Ideas Lab
Jeffery Smith is director of the Aerospace & Defense Ideas Lab at Dassault Systèmes. With a career spanning more than 34 years, Mr. Smith has proven results driving disciplined change in all aspects of the product life-cycle. He is an inspired leader, energizing both internal and external customers through strategic and critical thinking in adopting and pioneering new business processes and product improvements to enhance affordability.
Mr. Smith retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation with more than 27 years in various positions, including program leadership and management, critical transformational business capabilities, enterprise processes and tools, engineering, manufacturing, testing, and launch support associated with engineering, IT, technical operations, LMC engineering process improvement (EPI), GPS III, Titan IV, Titan II, Commercial Titan, and NASA shuttle programs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Brigham Young University.