CIMdata Announces PLM Road Map™ 2016 for the High Tech & Medical Device Communities

Industry-focused PLM Conference set for May 24th in Silicon Valley.

Ann Arbor, MI, January 15, 2016 --( CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM consulting and research firm announces that its annual PLM Road Map™ for the High Tech & Medical Device Communities conference will take place on May 24, 2016. The event will be held at The Biltmore Hotel and Suites, Santa Clara, California, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Now in their twenty-third year, PLM Road Map conferences bring together leading industry experts from CIMdata, key industry players, and front-line implementation experts to explore end users’ progress, opportunities, and road blocks.

Having listened to the needs of industrial users and the preferences of solution providers alike, PLM Road Map 2016 for the High Tech & Medical Device Communities will continue CIMdata’s focus on presenting a series of right-sized, one-day, content-rich, and industry focused conferences. The theme for this event is “Innovation and Structure—Where Processes and Tools Collide.”

The high technology and medical device industries are cyclical in nature, having extremely short development cycles, and highly complex, integrated, and collaborative supply chain models. Additionally, these companies tend to have multiple technical disciplines and tools. Regulation and compliance issues come into play with increasingly complex restrictions that must be efficiently and accurately addressed.

Presentations at this event will explore these challenges and others including: impacts that often result in design delays and subpar product innovation when innovation must accelerate in this increasingly complex environment, and how PLM can and should play a key role in enabling innovation while enforcing process discipline and structure.

According to Ms. Laila Hirr, CIMdata’s Practice Manager for High Technology, “2015 turned out to be a revitalization of innovation as business offerings were redefined based upon leveraging electronics and the Internet of Things. Increasingly, multidisciplinary perspectives are reshaping our understanding of what defines products. The challenge ahead is how to make increasingly complex offerings sustainable.” Commenting on the upcoming PLM Road Map for the High Tech & Medical Device Communities conference, Ms. Hirr added, “We have an exciting line up of medical device and high technology innovation leaders who are eager to share their experiences and I strongly encourage you to join us in Santa Clara in May.”

Central to the mission of PLM Road Map is encouraging the continuous collaboration and synergistic innovation between all members of the PLM community–including industrial users, subject matter experts, software providers, consulting services firms, industrial and academic institutes, system integrators, and market analysts–all partners in realizing the vision and value of PLM, especially in the emerging, more sustainable, circular economy.

To support this collaborative mission, CIMdata is making a limited number of conference sponsorship opportunities available to PLM software and service providers.

For more information on PLM Road Map 2016 for the High Tech & Medical Device Communities or to sponsor at this event visit: or contact Cheryl Peck at

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 providers 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.
Cheryl Peck