Speaker Line-up for PLM Road Map 2011 Announced (CIMdata)

August 25, 2011 - Ann Arbor, MI –  CPDA, a CIMdata company, announces details of the speaker line-up for its PLM Road Map™ 2011 conference, to be held on October 4 & 5 at The Inn at St. John’s, located in Plymouth, Michigan. Now in its eighteenth year, this highly acclaimed event offers a program that delivers expanded analysis of the year’s most critical business and technology issues in PLM.

The theme for this year's conference is the escalating complexity of PLM and the challenges cross-disciplinary integration faces across domains at all levels of detail. The conference kicks off with a presentation from HP’s Christian Verstraete who will discuss how collaborative product development can successfully address the challenges of rising complexity. Pendaran’s Dr. Hossein Nivi and Geometric’s Joseph Sahiouni will join forces to explain how the transformation and implementation of PLM serves as a unique approach for the full integration of information and people with PLM. Georgia Tech’s Dr. Chris Paredis will then consider the benefits and potential of Model-Based Systems Engineering with SysML. PTC’s Andrew Wertkin will discuss the value of an integral PLM approach that drives innovation and quality for discrete manufacturers. Rounding out the opening plenary session, Altair’s Jim Scapa will take a look forward to the next decade in simulation.

A series of conference break-out sessions focusing in greater detail on PLM, geometric modeling, simulation, and mechatronics will follow. Each break-out track will offer a range of stimulating, in-depth presentations made by a dynamic group of speakers who will share not only their first-hand experiences in addressing key PLM issues but how they are gaining true business value from their technology investments.

The conference will conclude on Wednesday afternoon with a plenary session featuring presentations that will show how integration can be achieved across disparate disciplines. Opening the afternoon, Steve Bashada from Siemens PLM Software will consider PLM frameworks for comprehensive, integrated modeling and decision support. IBM Rational’s, Brett Hillhouse will take a look at how to manage complexity in automotive product development. Finally, Comet Solution’s Malcolm Panthaki will show how simulation is finding its way into the hands of a much broader set of users.

For more information on the agenda please visit the PLM Road Map™ 2011 conference web site at https://cpd-associates.com/pdfs/agenda/include_confagenda_1011.cfm


To register for PLM Road Map™ 2011 visit our web site at: http://www.cpd-associates.com/index.cfm?content=include_conference11.cfm&subcontent=register or call 800-573-4756.


Agenda Highlights:

Opening Plenary: Addressing the Mounting Cultural and Integration Challenges in PLM

Christian Verstraete, Hewlett-Packard Company – Collaborative Product Development to Reduce Time to Profit

Dr. Hossein Nivi, Pendaran, Inc. and Joseph Sahiouni, Geometric Ltd. – “Transplementation:” The Art of Transformation and Implementation for PLM

Dr. Chris Paredis, Georgia Institute of Technology – The Payoff for Model-Based Systems Engineering with SysML: Targeting Tight Integration of Software and Hardware

Andrew M. Wertkin, PTC – Driving Innovation and Quality through a Systems Engineering Approach to PLM

James R. Scapa, Altair Engineering, Inc. – The Next Decade in Simulation: From Virtual Validation to Innovation Intelligence


Four interactive breakout sessions include presentations by the following speakers:


Addressing the Broader Horizon and Deeper Detail Confronting PLM

Dr. Keith Meintjes, CIMdata, Inc. (Host)

Christopher D. Hoffman, Cummins Inc. – Enabling Systems Engineering and Program Management Practices

Panel Discussion: Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) with Roger Burkhart, John Deere; Dr. Horatiu C. German, General Motors Company; Mark Rupersburg, General Dynamics Land Systems; Mark Sampson, Siemens PLM Software; and Paul Weal, LMS International

Brad Holtz, Cyon Research Corporation – What’s Really Going On? Results from Research on Customer Thinking in CAD and CAE Use

Panel Discussion: The Cultural Barriers Facing PLM with Kevin Baughey, Dassault Systèmes; Wayne Collier, Siemens PLM Software; Dale Gallaher, Cognition Corporation; and Jeff Moffa, Emergent Systems


The Expanding Scope of Geometric Modeling Methodologies

Dr. Ken Versprille, CIMdata, Inc. (Host)

Jayeson Fougner, General Dynamics Land Systems – Bid and Concept Modeling using SpaceClaim at GDLS

Joseph Festa, Northrop Grumman – Fastener Insertion Live Link System (FILLS)

Scott Dudley P.E., ESI North America – Providing a Useable CFD for the Non-Expert

Panel Discussion: The Role of Direct Modeling with Blake Courter, SpaceClaim Corporation; Paul Hamilton, PTC; Mike Ray, Dassault Systèmes; and Bob Williams, Autodesk


Integrating Simulation across the Entire Product Lifecycle

Dr. Keith Meintjes, CIMdata, Inc. (Host)

Sassan Khoubyari, Ford Motor Company – Ford Integrated Design & Analysis Template-based Methodology Drives Upfront Quality Engineering Decisions

Simon Xu, General Motors Global Engineering Center – A Synthesis Approach to Automotive Body Development and Optimization

Walter Bauer, Daimler AG – A Customized Tool to Integrate CAE Analysis with STAR-CCM+ to an XML based PLM Environment

Panel Discussion: Dealing with Complexity: The Challenges of Distributed Data with Matt Dunbar, SIMULIA; Dr. Arthur H. Fairfull, Granta Design; Prasad Mandava, Visual Collaboration Technologies; and Dave Mitchell, Siemens PLM Software

Dr. Keith Meintjes, CIMdata, Inc. – Simulation Frameworks: Industry Trends and Current Issues


The Payoff and Challenges of Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing

Rich Wells, CIMdata, Inc. (Host)

Len Wozniak, General Motors – Combining PLE and PLM in the Production of Embedded Controls

Fred R. Stolfi, Ph.D., Columbia University – Benchmark of Industry Leaders in the Integration of Electronics Mechatronics Systems

Andy Jones, Applied Manufacturing Technology – Hosting the Full Development Cycle for Digital Manufacturing

Tim Storer, Procter & Gamble

Panel Discussion: Mechatronics with Thomas Hoffman, Siemens PLM Software; Jon Riley, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences; Dr. Peter Schmitt, Dassault Systèmes DELMIA Corporation; and Frederick L. Thomas, Apriso


Closing Plenary: Achieving Successful Integration across Disparate Disciplines

Stephen M. Bashada, Siemens PLM Software – A PLM Backbone for Comprehensive, Integrated Modeling and Decision Support

Brent Hillhouse, IBM, Rational Software – Managing Complexity in Automotive Product Development

Malcolm Panthaki, Comet Solutions – The Democratization of Simulation with Intelligent Templates


About PLM Road Map™ 2011

PLM Road Map™ 2011 is a strategic conference focused on the next generation of PLM integration. Explore first-hand the progress, opportunities, and roadblocks currently confronting end-users.


About CIMdata, Inc.

CIMdata, an 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). CIMdata provides world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM. CIMdata also offers research, subscription services, publications, and education through international conferences. CIMdata recently completed the acquisition of CPDA, a well-known provider of critical analyses of PLM activities. Visit http://www.CIMdata.com for more information.




Cheryl Peck

CIMdata, Inc.

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