CIMdata Featured in Webinar on How to Overcome the Innovation and Strategic Business Alignment Disconnect

Webinar to address how organizations connect their innovation investments with strategic business objectives for competitive advantage.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 22 April 2014—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces that Stan Przybylinski, Vice President of Research, will take part in a webinar sponsored by Sopheon on how to overcome the innovation and strategic business alignment disconnect. This presentation will focus on the problems faced by companies seeking to connect innovation investments with strategic business objectives. Insights from a recent CIMdata study with industry practitioners will be provided. The webinar will be of interest to those involved in the strategic planning process and those who are responsible for the innovation of products, services, processes, or infrastructure to support strategic business goals.

“ Innovation is central to the strategy of many companies,”  says Przybylinski. “ Common practice is to use a strategic planning process to go from vision to mission to strategy. Depending on the industry, the approach necessary to meet strategic innovation objectives will vary.”  Stan Przybylinski has over 30 years of experience in the development of business-enabling IT solutions for research, engineering, and manufacturing organizations worldwide. He has worked in R&D, marketing, and communications with both Fortune 100 companies and small organizations.

Webinar attendees will learn answers to the following questions:

  • How should companies assess and plan their actions to meet corporate strategic objectives?
  • Which initiatives in product, services, processes, or infrastructure innovations should be approved?
  • How do you balance portfolio and project investments between line extensions, new-to-the-market products, and risky ventures?

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 7th 11:00 a.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. BST. To learn more and to register, visit:

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and providers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia- Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at, follow us on Twitter:, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA; Tel: +1 734.668.9922; Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands; Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.


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