Ken Short

Vice President, Marketing, Product Management, and Customer Support


Ken Short joined 2020 in 2013 and holds the position of Vice President of Marketing, Product Management, and Customer Support. He is responsible for strategic planning and management of the company’s lines of business as well as product management of the portfolio of 2020 solutions.

Ken previously served as Vice President of SIMULIA Strategy and Marketing at Dassault Systèmes. Over a ten year period, starting in 2002 with Abaqus Inc. before it’s sale to Dassault Systèmes he was responsible for the product strategy and management, marketing, alliances, academic business and customer services functions.He has more than twenty years of technical, marketing, product management and business development experience in engineering and software.

Ken has held a variety of positions with organizations including Rolls-Royce Aerospace, PDA Engineering and Rasna Corporation. Before he joined Abaqus Inc., he served as Vice President, Simulation Products at Parametric Technology Corporation until March 2002.

Ken holds a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Wales and a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.