CIMdata and Eurostep are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for PLM RM & PDT 2019 in Paris which will take place November 13-14. The theme for this year’s event is “PLM for Professionals—Product Lifecycle Innovation.”

President, CIMdata
Peter will speak under the topic: The State of PLM: Today’s Market & Leading Trends
This presentation will review the current state of the PLM industry with emphasis on key trends and issues, including augmented intelligence and other emerging trends that are critical to the success of PLM implementation and adoption. CIMdata will share its views on these trends and the impact they have on companies implementing PLM and the PLM professional community in this increasingly challenging global business environment. 

Ph.D., Strategy and Innovation Coordinator, Ragn-Sells Group
Graham will speak under the topic:
Doing Right and Doing Well: Enabling the Circular Economy for Long Term Prosperity
In recent years the immense potential of moving toward circular value chains has been touted by politicians, academics, and entrepreneurs. New approaches to how we design, produce, sell, and cycle products have been shown to impart several benefits for the economy, society, and the environment – perhaps most notably for coming generations. Strong actions are needed throughout political and business landscapes for such long term, circular value creation to become the incentivized norm instead of the exception. Specifically, PLM in concert with innovation and proactive policy formulation can assist in alleviating barriers such as post-consumer product/material information and value disconnect, the discounting of critical future resource needs, and market mechanisms that encourage linear (over circular) design. By raising these issues and a few concrete cases, we hope to encourage discussion and further collaboration with the PLM community, the misnamed “end of life/waste management industry” and broader industrial ecosystems.

Technical Director, Bouygues Travaux Publics, Bouygues Construction Group
Christophe will speak under the topic:
Chernobyl, the Megaproject with the New Arch (Novarka)
33 years after the accident the new Chernobyl confinement is complete, with a safe area around reactor N°4.  It is the result of a 12-years international project, including R&D, design, testing, construction, and commissioning of the largest movable structure ever built. The project has been delivered despite the most challenging environment with an earthquake, snow, tornadoes, and of course radiation. In addition to the harsh environment, the requirements were extreme, with a confinement lifetime of 100 years without maintenance. Bouygues Construction was a leading player in the work with Novarka and will share with attendees how to take on the challenges associated with a project this complex, how to manage the challenges, the stakeholders, and deliver with success.

More about:Peter Bilello, President & CEO, CIMdata

Peter Bilello has more than 26 years of experience in the development of business-enabling IT solutions for research, engineering, and manufacturing organizations worldwide. He has participated in PLM analysis, selection, implementation, and training; CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM implementation and management; synchronous and lean manufacturing consulting; software engineering; and general data management strategy development and support. He has authored numerous papers and research reports on PLM and related topics, and his articles, commentaries, and perspectives have appeared in publications throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Peter has been directly involved with consultation on the selection, integration, and implementation of large-scale PLM solutions. He has spoken on a number of different PLM-related topics in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Peter holds a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Physics from California State University, Fullerton, and an MSE in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from The University of Michigan.

More about: Graham Aid, Ph.D., Strategy and Innovation Coordinator, Ragn-Sells Group.

Graham Aid is the Strategy and Innovation Coordinator for the Ragn-Sells Group which performs environmental services and recycling across Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Estonia. Graham has broad professional experience in the areas of resource management, recycling, and the circular economy via the combination of research, innovation, education, and inter-organizational facilitation. In his role as R&I coordinator at Ragn-Sells, he has worked with industrial partners from the paper production, automotive, mining, energy, agriculture, and construction sectors in developing and launching resource effective, systems-based solutions. His focus is on how innovative business models, tactical approaches, and technologies can enable and support sustainable business strategies. Graham holds an MSc in Sustainable Technology from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and a PhD in Environmental Technology and Management from Linköping University

More about: Christophe Portenseigne, Technical Director, Bouygues Travaux Publics, Bouygues Construction Group.

Christophe Portenseigne, graduated from “Ecole Centrale de Paris” with a diploma in engineering. Christophe has spent the majority of his career at the Bouygues Construction group. He started working on maritime projects and then moved to oil and gas construction projects. In 2007, he expanded his expertise to whole infrastructure activities such as bridges, tunnels, highways, high speed trains, ports, nuclear power plants etc. He acquired an international and intercultural experience through nine years of miscellaneous international postings including working on large construction projects in Beirut, Chernobyl, Hong-Kong, Indonesia, Nigeria, French Polynesia, China, and the UK. In 2010, he was named Technical Director of “Bouygues Travaux Publics.” In this role, he has global responsibility for design as well as research and development for all infrastructure projects.