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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CIMdata Announces its 2019 PLM Market & Industry Forum Series

Attendees will be the first to learn about CIMdata’s analysis of 2018’s PLM market results.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 11 December 2018 — CIMdata, Inc., the leading global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) consulting and research firm, announces its 2019 PLM Market & Industry Forum schedule and theme. The one-day events will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA on April 4; Frankfurt, Germany on April 11; Pune, India on April 15; Beijing, China on April 19; and Tokyo, Japan on April 24.

CIMdata’s PLM Market & Industry Forum is designed exclusively for PLM software providers, PLM service providers, PLM systems integrators, and PLM channel partners of all sizes. Forum attendees will explore the challenges currently facing the PLM market. Presentations will offer insights into the current economic climate, leading trends, and their effects on the PLM economy. There will be a detailed look at the state and trends of current and future PLM markets, and the eagerly awaited first public release of CIMdata’s 2018 PLM market analysis results.

The theme for 2019 is “Augmented Intelligence: Applications Across the Product Lifecycle.” CIMdata subscribes to the view that machine intelligence will not replace humans but will serve to augment them, something that will enhance the ability of humans to quickly make the best possible decisions. CIMdata believes that the work to date barely scratches the surface of what is possible. The 2019 PLM Market & Industry Forum events will be used as a platform to kickstart the conversation on engineering intelligent systems that can serve our needs and extend our capabilities.

CIMdata’s Vice President and Head of Research, Stan Przybylinski, stated, “Artificial intelligence (AI) has been the “next big thing” for decades. The benefits of Moore’s Law and advances in AI and machine learning have increasingly made that promise a reality. For 2019, CIMdata’s global PLM Market & Industry Forum series will focus on applications of these technologies in PLM and adjacent enterprise software markets that are augmenting human skills, bringing data and advanced analytics to the point of work to make humans, and the processes they deploy, more effective.”

Presentations will be made on the following topics:

  • The current state of PLM.
  • PLM global market analysis for the 2018 calendar year.
  • The application of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to leverage PLM-related data.
  • How technologies such as Generative Design, Simulation & Analysis, Big Data Analytics, Advanced Materials, and Robust Design will converge to an augmented intelligence environment.
  • Ways that field data can be used to improve products, customer relationships, sales, and margins.
  • Advanced variant configuration management.
  • Key trends in Model-Based Systems Engineering.

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Participants at the Forums will gain a solid understanding of the current and emerging PLM market, of the dynamics impacting it, and of the expectations for its continued evolution. Attendees will also learn more about opportunities and approaches they can use to navigate the PLM economy in the year to come.

For more information and to register for a 2019 PLM Market & Industry Forum event, please go to:

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