Product Innovation Congress 2013

CIMdata co-chairs annual PLM event.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 19 February 2013—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces participation in the annual Product Innovation (PI) Congress which is taking place in Berlin, Germany. With about 375 delegates and speakers, PI Congress is presented by UK-based MarketKey. The theme of this year’s conference is to provide insight and inspiration into product information creation, development, and management. This conference follows three previous PLM conferences held in Europe and North America.

In addition to chairing and facilitating the conference CIMdata will also present a full track of speakers covering PLM in discrete industries. The first-day speakers include: Steve Wozniak, Chief Scientist Fusion-IO (Innovation, Creativity, & Technology); Brian Chiesi, Director Process & Tool System Integration, The Boeing Company (The Sky’s the Limit? Reaching for the value of PLM at Boeing Commercial Airplanes); Magnus Dahlen, Director of Corporate Engineering Process, Autoliv Inc. (From Multinational to Global Company - The Role of PLM); and Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata (The Future of PLM: Enabling Radical Collaboration).

The sponsors’ exhibit area features 30 companies. Attendees are eager to learn more about what the various sponsors have to offer in support of their PLM strategies.

The event continues on Wednesday with more breakout sessions on a number of topics and another group of compelling keynote addresses including: Massoud Hassani, Founder, Mine Kafon (Mine Kafon - A Design for Saving Lives); Ulrich Lanz, Head of Application Services Engineering, Andritz (When Things Go Wrong: How to Put Them Right); Dr. Martin Eigner, Institute for Virtual Product Engineering, Technical University of Kaiserslautern (The Future of PLM: An Integrated Approach); and Doug McCuistion, SGT, Inc. (The Curiosity Rover and its Journey to Mars).

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at, follow us on Twitter:, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA, Tel: +1 734.668.9922. Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.

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Peter Bilello, President
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