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Dr. Raj Iyer, Chief Information Officer for IT Reform, United States Army to Keynote at PLM Road Map™ & PDT Spring 2021

Dr. Raj Iyer. Chief Information Officer, poses for his official portrait in the Army portrait stuidio in Arlington, Virginia, Jan 22,2021. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. XaViera Masline)

The presentation will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for PLM to support the United States Army.

Stockholm, Sweden & ANN ARBOR, Michigan, USA 24 March 2021— Eurostep and CIMdata, Inc. are pleased to announce that Dr. Raj Iyer, Chief Information Officer for IT Reform, United States Army, will make a keynote presentation at PLM Road Map & PDT North America Spring 2021. The event will take place virtually over two half days on May 19 & 20. The theme for this year’s event is “Disruption—the PLM Professionals’ Exploration of Emerging Technologies that Will Reshape the PLM Value Equation.”

The United States Army (Army) is rapidly adopting disruptive digital technologies such as cloud computing, big data analytics, and Artificial Intelligence to achieve digital overmatch against peer and near-peer adversaries. The Army is embarking on an unparalleled modernization program, taking it from the industrial age to the information age. The modernization program includes developing and fielding new digitally-enabled weapon system platforms such as long-range precision fires, next-generation combat vehicles, future vertical lift platforms, air and missile defense, and a unified network to support Multi-Domain Operations. To achieve interoperability across these platforms, the Army needs to develop data standards and integrated architectures to enable data to be shared from the tactical edge to the enterprise to include the joint Combatant Commanders and allied nation partners. An integrated warfighting concept requires a revolutionary way to address how current technologies such as PLM should be adapted to support the development, fielding, and operations of the Multi-Domain Force.

In this keynote presentation, Digital Transformation Supporting Army Modernization – Challenges and Opportunities for PLM, Dr. Iyer will describe some of the challenges and opportunities for PLM to support Army modernization.

PLM Road Map & PDT Spring 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.

About Dr. Raj Iyer

Dr. Raj Iyer is the United States Army’s Chief Information Officer for IT Reform. In this role, he serves as the principal advisor to the secretary of the Army, setting the strategic direction and objectives for information technology and information management. He directs the execution of policies and programs for IT and information management areas, including integrated IT architecture, enterprise data management, cybersecurity, and cloud.

Previously, Dr. Iyer was employed at Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he served as a senior manager from 2015 to 2018 and then as a managing director from 2018 to 2020. While at Deloitte, he served as the Lead Engagement Partner for the Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Technology Leader for the Huntsville market, and Market Leader for the Army Materiel Command.

Throughout his career, Dr. Iyer has supported a range of defense and commercial clients on a number of complex enterprise transformation challenges, including IT strategy, IT innovation, and IT modernization. He has established new organizations, including the first office of the chief technology officer in the Army Materiel Command, co-founded a successful technology startup, and led recovery programs such as He also holds a patent and has published dozens of peer-reviewed papers.

He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and multiple master’s degrees, including a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington.

About Eurostep Group

Eurostep delivers software and services for product lifecycle management, focusing on exchanging and sharing 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 various industries, including automotive, aerospace, defence, 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 industrial organizations and providers of technologies and services seeking a 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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