"Innovation"

Vertical Innovation Platforms: From Dassault Systemes V6 to Autodesk Fusion

Vertical Innovation Platforms: From Dassault Systemes V6 to Autodesk Fusion

Innovation platforms is a new trend in engineering and manufacturing software. Read my earlier article Sweet Dreams about Product Innovation Platforms to catch up. My attention was caught by the news coming from Autodesk last week. Autodesk PLM360 is rebranded as Fusion Lifecycle and added to Fusion Innovation Platform. My earlier…

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Will innovation platforms produce real innovation?

Will innovation platforms produce real innovation?

Innovation is trending these days. Companies are considering innovation as a single most powerful competitive advantage. Industry researchers and software vendors are responding to the trend – all products are re-positioned as innovation platforms. You can see it in one of my earlier articles – Sweet dreams about product innovation…

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Why standards is not a silver bullet to create PLM innovation platform?

Why standards is not a silver bullet to create PLM innovation platform?

The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to chose from. Engineering.com article Moving Towards Product Innovation Platforms put a great deal of focus on opportunity to use standards to solve the problem of data integration and interoperability in product development, engineering and manufacturing. I captured few very…

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3 options for PLM disruption in 2016

3 options for PLM disruption in 2016

The hardest thing in technology is to disrupt yourself. My attention was caught by an old interview with former Solidworks CEO Jeff Ray speaking about how they created a team of people working to re-invent Solidworks. The interview is here. Here is the passage that caught my attention. Deelip: I…

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Has PLM innovation stalled?

Has PLM innovation stalled?

We love to speak about latest gadget features and disruptive technologies. Earlier this month, CNet posted  about “telepresence robot” is currently holding a place for a woman in Sydney who will be one of the first in the world to own Apple’s latest smartphone. Wow… it sounds great, but here…

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Sweet Dreams about Product Innovation Platforms

Sweet Dreams about Product Innovation Platforms

Everyone likes innovation. It gives you good feeling and brings the whole power of imagination into your brain. If you Google “innovation”, you can find so many interesting things. For example, famous quotes from Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford and others about innovation. Navigate here to read more. My favorite…

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How manufacturing companies can open source PLM innovation?

How manufacturing companies can open source PLM innovation?

Whatever you can hear about complexity of PLM, there are lot of manufacturing companies that created outstanding PLM implementations. These implementations are helping them to optimize product design, speed up engineering to manufacturing process and do many other innovative things making their engineering and manufacturing uniquely competitive. From my experience, these…

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Accelerate 2014: PLM360 and the state of manufacturing industry

Accelerate 2014: PLM360 and the state of manufacturing industry

I’m attending Accelerate 2014 PLM360 event these days in Boston. This is the first ever live gathering of Autodesk PLM360 community. According to Ron Locking who kicked the event yesterday, it comes to a total number of about 200 attendees combined of customers, partners and industry analysts. So, why Boston?…

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Why and when to re-think PDM?

Why and when to re-think PDM?

PDM (Product Data Management) isn’t a new discipline. Nevertheless, I think, PDM is going through the time of disruption and renaissance. Cloud, social and mobile technologies are changing the way we’ve been working in the past. From that side, I can see companies that trying to re-invent PDM with a…

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