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Agenda Topics for PLM Road Map & PDT Spring 2021

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

Stockholm, Sweden & Ann Arbor, MI, USA 11 March—Eurostep and CIMdata are pleased to announce the agenda topics for PLM Road Map™ & PDT Spring 2021, which will take place as a virtual-live event in May. The theme for this year’s event is “Disruption—the PLM Professionals’ Exploration of Emerging Technologies that Will Reshape the PLM Value Equation.” The event will take place between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EDT) / 15:00 – 19:00 (CEST) on May 19 & 20.

PLM Road Map & PDT 2021 represents an event customized to the interests of the PLM Professional. With this in mind, our agenda will offer a mix of reports and case studies from teams of industry experts, covering technologies, processes, and people. PLM Road Map & PDT Spring 2021 will examine various emerging disruptive technologies looking at the value they promise to deliver and why they are disruptive. We will address the role of standards in ensuring the openness and interoperability of these technologies. Additionally, we will share some examples of applying these technologies in the aerospace, defense, AEC, energy industries. Presentations will cover the following topics:

  • Today’s Emerging Trends & Disruptors: Reshaping & Rethinking PLM
  • Digital Transformation Supporting Army Modernization – Challenges and Opportunities for PLM
  • Joining Up Engineering Data without Losing the M in PLM
  • Integrating Models
  • Additive Manufacturing – not as simple as paper printing–yet
  • What Can Be Stupid About Smart Products
  • Designing and Keeping Great Teams. Lessons from Preparing for Mars. What Can PLM Professionals Learn from This?
  • Building a profitable Digital Twin Business
  • Leveraging PLM and Cloud Technology for Market Success

“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 Road Map events,” says Mr. Håkan Kårdén, Eurostep’s Director of Marketing. “In times like these, everything is challenged, but the way to respond is not by standing still but by accelerating efforts and investments to help us meet the future. This year has demonstrated that we need to design PLM to be an agile, resilient, and systems-wide life cycle as well as supply chain. We are looking forward to delivering another must-attend event, this time on-line,” added Mr. Kårdén.

According to Ms. Cheryl Peck, CIMdata’s Director of Marketing, “Back in November of 2020, we successfully introduced our first-ever virtual-live PLM Road Map & PDT conference. For our spring 2021 event, we are once again planning a virtual event focused on disruptive technologies and the value they promise. Keeping track of a large number of disruptors can be daunting and not optional if we do not want to miss out on the opportunities disruption affords. The agenda topics we have put together will expand our scope of thinking and help PLM Professionals learn how to harness the potential of using disruptive technologies to maximize organizational value.”

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.

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