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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on Analytics-Driven Innovation & Product Lifecycle Management

This educational webinar will show how PLM is at the core of analytics-driven innovation.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 25 April 2018—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “PLM at the Core of Analytics-Driven Innovation.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will last for one hour.

CIMdata believes that the two conditions necessary for the successful transformation of a business into an innovative and efficient digital insight-driven enterprise are: (1) a deep understanding of analytics tools development and (2) the ability to combine a variety of data from diverse systems while ensuring data quality. Additionally, the journey of businesses through different levels of analytics maturity, i.e., descriptive, diagnostic, discovery, predictive, and prescriptive needs the development of a certain analytics culture with consistent C-level support. This webinar will present CIMdata’s vision about the digital transformation of industrial businesses to leverage analytics-driven innovation for competitive advantage and how it relates to PLM.

Dr. Venkatesh “Venki” Agaram, CIMdata’s Director for Quality & Reliability Engineering, and the host for this webinar, stated, “In today’s world of IoT, Cloud, and Big Data, a fertile domain for analytics-driven innovation lies at the intersection of product lifecycle management with other operational areas, such as resource management, manufacturing execution, customer relations, and service lifecycle management.”

Dr. Agaram has more than 35 years of experience spanning research and development, virtual engineering, reliability of simulations, complex materials systems, controlled mechanical systems, design for six sigma, structured innovation, innovation culture enhancement, regulatory compliance, recall mitigation, process modeling, market strategy, business transformation, and business development. At CIMdata, Dr. Agaram leads the effort to transform industry practices resulting in a more effective association between knowledge management and quality and reliability engineering, to improve the robustness of smart connected products and processes.

This webinar will be of interest to product development, manufacturing, service, and marketing experts; business analysts, data scientists, and systems & data architects; systems engineers and systems engineering managers; IT leadership responsible for product development tools and other enterprise systems; product managers and consultants from software & service providers, focused on leveraging big data; and anyone else who wants to learn about how PLM and analytics-driven innovation.

During the webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed. To find out more, visit:

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