New York – February 21, 2023 – Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, today announced a new leadership structure designed to fuel its mission of creating end-to-end solutions that power smarter treatments and healthier people. The strategic evolution is an opportunity to further long-term goals and growth to enhance customers’ ability to unlock greater value across the Dassault Systèmes portfolio, ultimately taking drug development to new heights.

Pascal Daloz, an accomplished leader at Dassault Systèmes, was named CEO of Medidata. Daloz played a key role in the success of the acquisition of Medidata in 2019, and his proven success as a business leader and visionary are a great complement to Medidata.

Michael Pray was named company COO. In his prior role as Medidata chief commercial officer, he was instrumental in the rapid growth of the company, which includes more than doubling total revenue to over $1B and 100 percent growth in number of customers during the last six years. Pray will lead the day-to-day operations at Medidata, and will work closely with Daloz to build a complete solution set serving the life sciences industry at large.

“Customers are asking to do more with Medidata, and we are evolving to meet their digital transformation needs,” said Pascal Daloz, Medidata CEO. “Building on the strong foundation that has been set over the last twenty years, we will continue to pioneer unmatched solutions across the life sciences lifecycle. We are extremely committed to this industry and will continue investing to achieve the vision that includes prevention to precision medicine and discovery to distribution, in order to be at the center of every patient journey.”

Medidata is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, which with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform is positioned to lead the digital transformation of life sciences in the age of personalized medicine with the first end-to-end scientific and business platform, from research to commercialization.

About Medidata
Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 2,100+ customers and partners access the world’s most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA), is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @Medidata.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production to achieve a more sustainable world for patients, citizens, and consumers.  Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit

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