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Speaker Line-up for PLM Road Map 2011 Announced

Ann Arbor, MI, August 28, 2011 --( 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

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 for more information.

Cheryl Peck
CIMdata, Inc.

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