About Beyond PLM

This blog is my contribution to the community of people looking for information about Engineering and Manufacturing Software.I started this blog back in 2008 to help engineers to find information about product lifecycle management software (PLM). The original idea was to share daily ideas about innovation related to CAD, PDM, PLM. I post about everything that in my view related to CAD, PDM, PLM, Collaboration, Innovation, Data and Data Management and beyond…

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are my own only and in no way represent the views, positions or opinions – expressed or implied – of my employer (present and past) “

“If you want to have a great future you have to think about it in the present, because when the future’s here you won’t have the time”. [Nathan Myhrvold, ex-CTO of Microsoft].

About me:


I’ve been building software products for data management, engineering and manufacturing for the last 20 years. It allowed me to gather experience in diverse fields – industries, customers, technology, organization, management, communication.

I’m passionate about using technologies and building businesses that transform the way people work in engineering, manufacturing and enterprise. My biggest enjoyment moments is to see how technology is solving real customers’ problem.

At Beyond PLM, I’m consulting companies in engineering and manufacturing domain. My primarily area of focus is data and product lifecycle management strategy. It cover diverse set of topics – software vendors, products, technologies, processes. I’m also mentoring startup companies in both hardware and business software domain.

Newman Cloud is a new business I started in 2016 with the with a mission to help manufacturing companies conduct more efficient business in 21st century environment. We develop openBoM– new cloud-based bill of materials and inventory management tool for hardware startups, manufacturing, and supply chain.

At Autodesk my focus was search and data technologies. Over the course of the time in different groups I was responsible for PLM360, Vault and Search.

I co-founded Inforbix in 2010. We built cloud-based semantic search and big data tools for engineers. We pioneered a new way for engineers to solve product data problems. It was fun and a lot of work to make things happen. Autodesk acquired Inforbix technologies in 2012.

I spent 10 years working for SmarTeam, Enovia, Dassault Systems. I held various positions in R&D group and company management. I led dev teams, working with customers and partners.

At Decision System Israel I developed data management and CRM applications. My team was developing components for Professional Help Desk (PHD) startup in Stamford, CT. Sold to CA in 1998.

In early 1990s, I was working for Autodesk reseller in Israel. I created AutoCAD apps, did pre-sale, customer support and training.

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Oleg Shilovitsky.