CIMdata’s President to Present at PI Congress Berlin

CIMdata_logoANN ARBOR, MI, Feb 28, 2017 – CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces its president, Peter Bilello, will make a presentation at PI Congress Berlin entitled “PLM: The Foundation for Enterprise Digitalization.” PI Congress Berlin will take place at the Maritim Proarte, Berlin, Germany on February 27-28. Mr. Bilello’s presentation will take place during the morning of day 2 of the conference, on February 28.

Digitalization is rapidly moving from a fuzzy concept to the newest data-driven derailment of the status quo as new sources of information speed up innovation throughout the product lifecycle. Digitalization is transforming products from physical goods and tangible services. In today’s world of nearly total information digitalization, products and services are often bought and installed as much for the information they generate or collect as for the nominal benefits spelled out in requirements, designs, product datasheets, and advertising. In a way, we, meaning the PLM Economy, were here first. Digital tools were the beginnings of this digitalization wave, and today what PLM does and can do is essential to meeting these broad-based digitalization objectives. CIMdata believes that the emergence of the PLM enabling product innovation platform is the foundation upon which functional capabilities, data, and processes are enabled—everything users need, when they need it, all in one place.

Today’s digitalization requirements necessitate all enterprises that design and/or deliver products and services to pursue a PLM strategy that enables the end-to-end digitalization required to not only be successful in today’s highly competitive environment, but to thrive. Digitalization is so profoundly transforming physical goods and tangible services that the data is becoming the “product.” We need to figure out how to make the most out of this newest disruption. This presentation will investigate this important, rapidly evolving enterprise strategy and technology wave.

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.

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