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Agenda Topics Announced for PLM Road Map & PDT 2020

This major PLM industry event will take place virtually in November.

Stockholm, Sweden & Ann Arbor, MI, USA 2 September— Eurostep and CIMdata are pleased to announce the agenda topics for PLM Road Map™ & PDT 2020, which will take place this year as a virtual-live event in November. The theme for this year’s event is “Digital Thread—the PLM Professionals’ Path to Delivering Innovation, Efficiency, and Quality.” The event will take place between 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EST) / 15:00 – 18:30 (CET) on November 17-19.

PLM Road Map & PDT will bring together the perspectives of thought leaders from aerospace & defense, automotive, maritime, and other industries who are working to remediate the pain points that inhibit the Digital Thread. The agenda will include presentations from program managers responsible for Digital Thread strategies and implementations within their companies

Presentations over the three days will cover the following topics:

  • Digital Twin, It Requires a Digital Thread
  • Multiple-View Bill of Materials Solution Evaluation Benchmarks
  • 5G for Digital Twins & Shadows
  • Delivering Through Life: Digital Innovation in Maritime
  • Digital Thread: Be Careful What you Wish For, It Just Might Come True
  • Global Collaboration – Defining a Baseline for Data Exchange Processes and Standards
  • Looking Outside the Core of PLM to Deliver Value With PLM
  • Model-Based Definition
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering: The State of the Industry
  • What does it Take to Create the Digital Thread in Complex Systems Development?
  • Digital Thread—the PLM Professionals’ Path to Delivering Innovation, Efficiency, and Quality

“The agenda topics are of high interest to any PLM professional, and the line-up of speakers is great, matching previous PDT Europe and PLM Roadmap events,” says Mr. Håkan Kårdén, Eurostep’s Director of Marketing. “In times like these everything is challenged but the way to respond is not standning still but to accelerate efforts and investments to help us meet the future. This years had demonstrated that we need to design PLM to be agile, resilient and systems wide, life cycle as well as supply chain. We are looking forward to deliver another must-attend event, this time on-line” added Mr. Kårdén.

According to Ms. Cheryl Peck, CIMdata’s Director of Marketing, “We are committed to delivering high client value through our face-to-face PLM conferences. This year’s virtual event will be no different. The agenda topics we have put together look to future state requirements, roadmaps, and transformational implementations that encompass people, process, and technology.”

PLM Road Map & PDT is a highly relevant event for PLM industry leaders and PLM practitioners globally, providing independent education where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the industry germinate and take root.

For more detail on the agenda, please visit:

About Eurostep Group

Eurostep delivers software and services for product lifecycle management with a particular focus on the exchange and sharing of data within and between enterprises. Services range from pre-studies to the implementation and support of systems. Eurostep has subsidiaries in Sweden, the UK, France, Finland, Germany, and the US and has blue-chip customers in a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, defense, energy, high tech, and building & construction. To learn more about Eurostep, please visit

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 provided 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,

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