[VIDEO] PLMx discussions from Hamburg and plans for PLMx Chicago

[VIDEO] PLMx discussions from Hamburg and plans for PLMx Chicago

It is a bit unusual blog for me. Last year, I published few articles that triggered discussions in PLM blogs. The topics is these discussions went from PLM ranking, future of PLM consulting, technologies and PLM implementations. Here are few articles:

Why traditional PLM ranking is dead and PLM ranking 2.0 from Beyond PLM.

The death of PLM consulting by Jos Voskuil also known as Virtual Dutchman.

PLMx event in Hamburg earlier this year gave a unique opportunity to both me and Jos Voksuil to come together live and discuss these topics. We’ve been very much thankful to PLMx organizers for capturing video of this conversation, but I was guilty by not publishing it on time. As you probably know, the backlog of articles on my blog is huge and unfortunately I’m missing to publish some very important discussions. Today is the time to pay the debt and publish the video with a very short introduction.

First of all, the video is long. So, by publishing it on Friday evening, I’m giving a little chance for you to spend time watching Jos, me and audience going around topics such:

1- Technologies vs people

2- The promise and reality of the cloud

3- Comparison between PLM vendors and technologies

4- PLM consulting opportunities.

Without further ado, here is the video. Grab coffee and spend some time watching it.

I’m also very excited to share that I will join PLMx event in Chicago next month. Check more information about the even on its website. There is still no information about my session and topic, but I already can share that PLMx Chicago is focusing on of my favorite topics in PLM – transition to intelligence. Here is a passage from PLMx Chicago website:

Welcome to PI PLMx Chicago, America’s only independent Product Lifecycle Management event exploring next generation tools and processes delivering an integrated technology operating model. Learn how manufacturers take advantage of PLM as it transitions from a data management tool to a hub for strategic intelligence and insight, leading the enterprise towards a connected digital value chain.

I also want to point on one of my earlier articles  – PLM paradigm shift, manufacturing data and information consolidation. Industry is moving from “controlling information” function to exploration of data and intelligence. It will give a strong push to new technologies and practices of PLM development.

What is my conclusion? We are coming to the point when we re-invent PLM from the old paradigm of rigid linear systems controlling the engineering functions to a broader scope of PLM implementations covering processes of end-to-end lifecycle and capable to deal with large scale of industrial data. It is a unique opportunity to be in the industry at this time. Next 5-10 years will bring a lot of changes to PLM and manufacturing industry. Stay tuned. Just my thoughts…

Best, Oleg

Disclaimer: I’m co-founder and CEO of OpenBOM developing cloud based bill of materials and inventory management tool for manufacturing companies, hardware startups and supply chain. My opinion can be unintentionally biased


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