PTC Launches Premiere PLM Summit Series in North America with HP, MSI, and CIMdata
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PTC Launches Premiere PLM Summit Series in North America with HP, MSI, and CIMdata

-- Seminars Help Organizations Better Understand PLM Solutions and the Value Opportunities of Product Development --

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PTC , the product development company(TM), today announced The PLM Summit Series, a schedule of seminars in major North American cities. The seminars are designed to provide insight to organizations seeking to better understand PLM and the strategic advantages that an enterprise-wide focus on product development can provide. The PLM Summit features leading industry experts, interactive workshops, and newly published information designed to provide customers with the latest insights, data and tools available for designing and implementing a PLM strategy. The event is being held in partnership with Hewlett-Packard, MSI and CIMdata.

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Seminar attendees will hear a number of industry thought leaders, including: Ed Miller, CIMdata president; Kevin Parker, MSI editor-in-chief; Jim Heppelmann, PTC executive vice president and chief product officer and Gareth Evans, HP Global PLM Services Manager.

"PLM is one of the hottest topics in manufacturing today. Even in today's recessionary economy, smart companies are investing in PLM to stay competitive. The PLM Summit Series will provide attendees with unique and valuable information to help today's manufacturing professionals become versed in product lifecycle management best practices," said Jim Heppelmann, PTC executive vice president and chief product officer.

"PLM has evolved from a mere extension of a company's engineering activities into a critical business process," said Kevin Parker, MSI editor- in-chief. "Our readership of top product development and manufacturing managers and executives are very interested in how they can stay competitive in today's challenging marketplace."

"Intellectual assets, when leveraged proactively, are a business's competitive weapons. PLM is the catalyst for leveraging those assets to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction and corporate value," said Ed Miller, CIMdata president.

The PLM Summit Series is targeted to business executives and engineering professionals who are involved in, or responsible for, the product development process within their company. The PLM Summit Series is designed to:

  -- Provide insights on how PLM can drive strategic advantage for their
  -- Explain how companies can create and capture value through their
     product development strategy.
  -- Show attendees who should be responsible for implementing a PLM
  -- Create an action plan for PLM by way of interactive workshops.
  -- Demonstrate the latest technological innovations in hardware and
     software for the implementation of an organization's product
     development business initiatives.

For detailed seminar agendas, prospective attendees should visit and register at or call 1-888-271-6780.

Further information on PTC is available at or call 1-888-782-3776, ext. 901.

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