HP's Christian Verstraete To Round Out Keynote Speakers At CPDA's PLM Road Map Conference
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HP's Christian Verstraete To Round Out Keynote Speakers At CPDA's PLM Road Map Conference


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HP's Christian Verstraete to round out keynote speaker line-up at CPDA's PLM Road Map Conference

Stamford, CT - July 27, 2005 - Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA) announces that Christian Verstraete, Global Lead, High-Tech Industry & Supply Chain, Hewlett-Packard, will join Lockheed Martin's Robert W. Manney, Bombardier Aerospace's Donna McAleenan, and DaimlerChrysler's Roger Lundberg to round out the keynote speaker line-up at PLM Road Map 2005. The conference will take place on September 28 and 29 at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan.

Verstraete will discuss how the combination of a portfolio of collaboration approaches maximizes the creation of sustainable value in the extended enterprise. In most companies, PLM and Supply Chain Management represent two separate domains, each optimized independently of the other. But in the world of a "Demand Driven Supply Network", a collaboration approach must cover both sets of requirements. Verstraete, drawing on his experiences at HP and work undertaken with several colleagues at the University of Louvain, Belgium, will demonstrate how such partnerships can take place and what competitive advantages they can provide.

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About Christian Verstraete

Christian Verstraete leads the High-Tech industry and the Supply Chain Portfolio go-to market strategy for HP. In this role he works closely with internal HP groups to review HP's best practices and to define how those can be used in their go-to market strategies.

Previously, Christian led the manufacturing practice within HP's Consulting and Integration business unit. The manufacturing practice consists of 1,200 consultants around the globe who create and deliver services and solutions in the areas of supply chain, procurement and sourcing, product lifecycle collaboration, demand chain, and collaborative business integration. The team has also developed specific offerings for customers in the automotive, high-tech, pharmaceutical, and energy sectors.

Before that, Christian created the enterprise application integration and portal infrastructures team within the Consulting and Integration business. During his career, he has held a variety of positions in business development, marketing, consulting, and project management. He is a mechanical engineer from the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and has a degree in industrial management from Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven in Leuven, Belgium.

About PLM Road Map 2005

PLM Road Map 2005 is a strategic conference focused on the critical trade-offs that shape product development. At PLM Road Map 2005, find out first hand which issues are currently confronting end users. Presentations will cover collaboration across the enterprise, knowledge capture and reuse, the business benefits of PLM integration, PLM interoperability, the trade-offs of open CAD and tight integration, product development platforms to meet the needs of commonality and variety, up-front simulation, up-front manufacturing process constraints, SOA reuse of software modules as Web services, and more.

Join top analysts from CPDA and key industry players as they share their personal experiences in making technology work, by driving efforts up front early in design, and by continuously incorporating cross-disciplinary knowledge and feedback.

About CPDA

Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA) provides the latest in-depth, objective information for assessing technology and business goals. Coordinated by a group of experienced analysts, its cohesive suite of collaborative research programs leverages the efforts of top software designers and leading-edge users. CPDA's differentiation is its specific, deep, and pragmatic approach to the market, and a hands-on understanding of the technology required to drive successful implementations.

CPDA's collaborative research programs include Design Creation and Validation, Product Value Management, Product Definition/PLM Infrastructure, and Design/Simulation Council.

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