Bernard Dion is the Chief Technical Officer of the Systems Business Unit of ANSYS that is developing system simulation and embedded software modeling and code generation tools. His duties include business development, product management and system certification. He has served as the Secretary of the tools group of the DO-178C standardization committee for aeronautics software certification. He co-founded Esterel Technologies in 2000, a part of ANSYS Inc. since 2012. Bernard holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, a M.Sc. and Ph. D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.