PLM Road Map 2012 - Successful Conclusion of Annual Event
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PLM Road Map 2012 - Successful Conclusion of Annual Event

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 4 October 2012—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the very successful conclusion of its 2012 PLM Road Map™ on PLM as the Strategic Imperative: Managing Lifecycle Complexity to Drive Competitive Advantage. PLM Road Map is the premier vendor-neutral thought leadership event that covers the broad range of PLM strategies and concepts—as one attendee stated “outstanding, good food for thought.”

On the second day, the event featured sessions on Simulation-Driven Engineering, Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing, PLM Program Management, and PLM Education and Certification. Second day keynote speakers closed the event. They included John Knight-Gregson, Jaguar Land Rover (PLM Transformation: Setting Up the Program Framework); Frank Popielas, Dana Holding Corporation (Simulation-Driven Engineering: The Future of Product Development); and Dr. David Cole, AutoHarvest (The Auto Sun is Rising). The conference was also the venue at which CIMdata introduced its PLM Industry Consortium (see

Attendance grew by about 30% over the 2011 event to 290 attendees from North America, South America, Asia, Europe, India, and South Africa. Sponsorships and booth spaces sold out. Attendee comments were very positive: “great knowledge sharing,” “good insights, thought provoking content,” “really enjoyed the variety of information.” The next exciting PLM Road Map will be held in October 2013 at a location to be announced soon.

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 suppliers 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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