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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on Digitalizing Reality

This educational webinar will show how PLM is key to realizing the digital enablement of key business processes.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 5 June 2018—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “Digitalizing Reality.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, July 12 2018, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will last for one hour.

The digital enablement of key business processes is growing rapidly. At times, these developments seem to be moving at warp speed, are difficult to follow and understand, and are even more difficult to integrate into one’s business. The opportunities and their business value are clear, but many have no idea how to enable them to derive real value. This webinar will help attendees:

  • To better appreciate that such opportunities apply to the whole company, are true business opportunities, and should be managed as such.
  • To understand that PLM is at the core and that a PLM initiative is a business transformation initiative.
  • To understand that with a solid strategy for implementing these trends, a company will be much better prepared to gain value from future trends.

According to Gerard Litjens, CIMdata’s Vice President for EMEA, and the host for this webinar, “With all the new trends that are presenting themselves in global manufacturing, such as Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things, the Internet of Things, Digital Twins, Additive Manufacturing, and Big Data, PLM has another opportunity to take its business transformational value into the corporate boardroom.”

Mr. Litjens has over 30 years of experience in information and communication technology, product and plant lifecycle management, and other business-enabling solutions for research, engineering, and manufacturing organizations worldwide. He has held various positions in consulting, management, business development, business analysis, education, and ROI development of PDM/PLM, supply chain management, and ERP solutions. At CIMdata he provides in-depth analysis, strategic and tactical business planning, market and channel development, and training services to a range of IT, PLM, CAD/CAM, and ERP solution providers, systems integrators, and resellers. He also provides PLM strategy assessments, benefits analysis, system selection, education, training, and implementation planning services to a range of industrial companies.

This webinar will be of interest to senior executives including COOs, CMOs, engineering executives, marketing executives, manufacturing executives, and maintenance executives; product planners, product managers, and product portfolio managers; PLM team leaders, PLM team members, and all PLM users; product managers, IT leadership, and solution providers; and anyone who wants to learn more about how PLM is at the core of the main product and service trends.

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

To register for this webinar please visit

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