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CIMdata Announces its 2017 PLM Market & Industry Forum Series
source: CIMdata
Attendees will be the first to learn about CIMdata¡¯s analysis of 2016¡¯s PLM market results.
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 14 December 2016 ¡ª CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM consulting and research firm, announces its international 2017 PLM Market & Industry Forum schedule and program. Approaching their twenty-seventh year, these one-day events will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA on March 30; Stuttgart, Germany on April 6; Bangalore, India on April 10; Beijing, China on April 14; and Tokyo, Japan on April 19.

CIMdata¡¯s PLM Market & Industry Forum is designed exclusively for PLM solution providers, PLM service providers, PLM systems integrators, and PLM channel partners of all sizes. Forum attendees will explore the challenges currently facing the PLM market. Presentations will offer insights into the current economic climate, leading trends, and their effects on the PLM economy. There will be a detailed look at the state and trends of current and future PLM markets, and the eagerly awaited first public release of CIMdata¡¯s 2016 PLM market analysis results.

The theme for 2017 is ¡°PLM: A Key Enabler for Digitalization.¡± Over the last several years, the IT world has dramatically changed due to several strong influences, like social, mobile, big data/analytics, and the cloud, collectively known as ¡°SMAC.¡± Some would also include the Internet of Things (IoT). CIMdata sees the ¡°next big thing¡± as digitalization. It is important for members of the PLM economy to leverage this new wave and be part of the solution.

Presentations at the 2017 Market & Industry Forum will include, ¡°Digitally Enabled Processes: The Golden Threads of Engineering,¡± a discussion that will look at the gaps, overlaps, and limitations of the current naming conventions used to define the digitalization of product development processes throughout the lifecycle; ¡°Defining and Managing the Digital Twin throughout the Lifecycle,¡± a review of this evolving PLM focus and how newer technologies are being used to enable the complete digital twin throughout the entire lifecycle; and ¡°Beams and Bits: Making the Case for Digitalization in AEC,¡± a discussion that will outline the case for using digitalization to improve business processes across AEC and build bridges to manufacturers who supply the AEC industry. Other agenda topics include: an assessment of cloud PLM, expanding the PLM opportunity with IoT, and Configure-Price-Quote and how it can become part of a PLM strategy.

Participants should expect to gain a solid understanding of the current and emerging PLM market, of the dynamics impacting it, and of the expectations for its continued evolution. Attendees will also gain further insights into opportunities and approaches they can use to navigate the PLM economy in the year to come.