Few minutes before PLM Innovation 2012

Few minutes before PLM Innovation 2012

I’m just few hours before two-day marathon of PLM Innovation 2012 in Munich. The list of speakers and the agenda is very impressive. Actually, browsing through the agenda, I have really hard time to decide about what track and session to attend. What is most impressive in this agenda is “customer focus”  in combination with discussion and networking. Two keynotes look very interesting. Crowdsourcing, community and co-creation by Peter Fassbender, Head Design Center Fiat Latin America, Fiat Automóveis S.A., Brazil and PLM: Necessary but not sufficient by Thomas Schmidt head of Operational Excellence and IS of ABB, Switzerland. There are several interesting workshops organized by vendors – Autodesk, PTC, SAP and Siemens PLM. Also, there are few appealing customer workshops. One of them by Hydro Quebec looks very interesting to me, and I’m planning to attend it.

Beyond PLM sessions

I will be running two sessions during the 2nd day of the event. One of them, about my favorite topic related to PLM and Consumerization of IT. I’m going to share some interesting numbers and facts about what called these days – CoIT. Second is the discussion panel about new business models for PLM with four guests – David Sherburne of Carestream Health, Leon Lauritsen of Minerva, Richard Murawka of PTC and Grant Rochelle of Autodesk. I’m looking forward to seeing you during my sessions.

Thinking Before PLM…

You can find a photo gallery I’m going to maintain during the conference here. I found two vintage cars in the lobby of the conference venue – The Westin Grand Munich. The engine of the old Rolls Royce on the display is incredible. Take a look below.

What is my conclusion? Follow #PLM2012 hash tag on twitter. Keep following photo stream update on FB and G+. The old Rolls Royce engine made me think again about how all machines, airplanes and other products were designed before PLM software. I think, this is an important question to ask ourselves today when “simplification” is one of the most important words. “Less is more”. Look behind us to learn how to simplify our processes and make it more transparent and efficient. Just my thoughts…

Best, Oleg


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