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Call for Speakers – PLM Road Map & PDT 2020

“Digital Thread—the PLM Professionals’ Path to Delivering Innovation, Efficiency, and Quality”

The Digital Thread is a multifaceted opportunity with implications affecting innovation, efficiency, and quality. Many companies view these dimensions as a tradeoff and define performance improvement goals and strategies to achieve what they see as an optimum balance between the three. However, for companies that manufacture aeroplanes, automobiles, medical devices, military equipment, heavy machinery, and the AEC sector, innovation, efficiency, and quality are independent imperatives, and improvements in all three dimensions are aggressively sought-after.

Industry leaders have developed strategies and are pursuing implementations of the Digital Thread in ways that enhance their innovation platform, increase the efficiency of development, production, and service, as well as their ability to assure compliance with the highest standards of product quality.

In the tradition of providing an event tailored to the interests of PLM Professionals, we have crafted an agenda that offers a mix of presentation topics related to the theme of the conference. 

Solicited Presentation Topics Include:

  • Lifecycle configuration management of products and systems
  • Model-based definition (MBD) required to achieve the Digital Twin
  • Collaboration through the extended enterprise
  • Model-based systems engineering (MBSE)
  • Standards to support the Digital Thread
  • Implementation models including cloud and hybrid
  • Security and IP protection in PLM
  • The use of BI, AI and technologies to support the democratization of PLM

In your presentation proposal, one of the topics listed above should be addressed from the perspective of future state visions, requirements and roadmaps, or case studies of transformational implementations encompassing people, process, and technology.

Key dates:

February 4Call for speakers/abstracts open for North America 2020
February 14Abstracts due
May 12-13Conference – Washington D.C, USA 
May 15Call for speakers/abstracts open for Europe 2019
May 31Abstracts due
TBDConference – Sweden 


Submit your abstract (100 – 200 words) and proposed presentation topic, along with a proposed presentation title to Please indicate the event you would like to speak at, it could be both.


Visit CIMdata’s website or email either – Cheryl Peck at; or Håkan Kårdén at

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