Lineup Complete for the 2008 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Conference

Elite Sponsors and International Experts Support Industry Leading Event

Loveland, CO April 28, 2008 – Longview Advisors, the organizer of the 2008 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Conference and Exhibition, today announced that the lineup for this years event is complete, featuring renowned speakers, elite sponsors, and a host of international experts in the field of Collaboration and Interoperability in global manufacturing. The unique event will be held May 15th & 16th, 2008 at the Denver Athletic Club in Denver, Colorado.

This 4th annual industry conference brings together industry leaders who will discuss the issues and barriers to sharing and working with digital product data. Keynote speaker Dr. Mike Jahadi of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will kick off the event with a presentation on global integration and management of 21st century fighter aircraft. The second day keynote speech will be given by Kevin Borek, PLM Lead for the Pentagon, who will discuss Product Lifecycle Management from the perspective of the Department of Defense (DoD).

In addition to the keynote presentations, other renowned experts in the field will present and discuss their experiences in a broad range of topics relating to collaboration, interoperability and 3D deployment in a global enterprise. For example, Charles Lee, Integrated Product Team Lead at The Boeing Company, will bring his extensive real-world experience to the general assembly with his presentation “Mylars to Models: Managing Legacy Data Migration”. His presentation will discuss challenges of migrating legacy data, lessons learned, and recommended best practices.

“In order to take full advantage of the benefits that the ever evolving 3D CAD systems provide, it is necessary to migrate existing design definitions into the 3D environment,” said Charles Lee. “Recognizing that the challenge of integrating legacy definition with new design increases steadily as more CAD data is generated, we initiated this pilot program to explore the various hidden challenges and to develop efficient migration processes.”

To mention just a few more, Terry Partridge, Technical Advisor at Cummins Engine will present “CAD Interoperability: Challenges, Solutions, & Recommendations”; Doug Cheney, Manager of Interoperability Consulting at ITI TranscenData will discuss validation of 3D CAD data; Richard Zuray, PLM Technical Principal of The Boeing Company, will present “Long Term Archival and Retrieval of Digital Product and Technical Data (LOTAR) in a Global Industry”; Don Richardson, director of the PLM Strategy at Microsoft will discuss the role of Unified Communications in Design Collaboration; and Dr. Nathan Hartman, a Professor at Purdue University, will provide “ A Comparison of Functionality between STEP AP 203 E2, STEP, JT, and U3D Technologies”..

“Manufacturers are challenged with developing new products and services in ever decreasing cycle times to meet their customers’ needs” said Don Richardson, director of PLM strategy at Microsoft. “The requirement for effective collaboration and communication has become a business imperative, and we are pleased to be able to support an event focused on addressing these specific issues.”

The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Conference brings together experts and executive decision makers from automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, electronics and other discrete manufacturing industries, along with representatives from government and the defense community. Attendees take part in a diverse choice of breakout sessions and lively panel discussions offering direct interaction with industry experts who deeply understand issues, solutions, perils and pitfalls. In addition, ample networking time is provided to discuss specific topics with colleagues and experts in the field.

Sponsors of the event include: Adobe Systems, Anark Corporation, Datakit/Unified CAD, ITI TranscenData, Kubotek USA, INCAT, INTEL, Lattice Technology, Microsoft, Proficiency, Right Hemisphere, Siemens PLM Software, Spatial Corp., Technigraphics, and TransMagic. Promotional sponsors include COE, Desktop Engineering Magazine, MCADCafe, PDES, Inc., SME, and Tenlinks. The 250,000 member ConnectPress CAD Communities is this years premier sponsor.

For registration and complete schedule information on the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability 2008 conference, please visit

Longview Advisors Inc. provides consulting services in the business, technology and application of 3D software in product lifecycle management. For more information, please visit

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