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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Airbus Executive, Dr. Henrik Weimer, to present at CIMdata’s PLM Road Map for the Aerospace & Defense Industry in collaboration with PDT Europe

Presentation will consider how the risks associated with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution obsolescence within the aerospace and defense industry can be managed.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 22 September 2016—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, and PDT Europe announce that Dr. Henrik Weimer of Airbus will make a presentation at PLM Road Map™ for the Aerospace & Defense Industry in collaboration with PDT Europe. PLM Road Map for the Aerospace & Defense Industry will take place on November 8 at The Renaissance Paris La Defense, Paris, France. PDT Europe will take place at the same location on November 9-10.

Managing the cost and risks associated with PLM solution obsolescence within aerospace and defense (A&D) companies is a large and growing problem. The long lifespan of A&D products means that PLM solutions, along with large volumes of complex and interrelated product data, will transition through several technology upgrades. Each upgrade that occurs during the lifespan of an aircraft or weapon system leads to unacceptable levels of cost and the risk of data loss. To address this pain-point a group of like-minded industry peers jointly funded and staffed a project team to identify root causes and potential remedies.

In his presentation, “PLM Solution and Data Obsolescence with A&D,” Dr. Weimer will share a high level review of the defined objectives, requirements, and a roadmap for an industry standards-based PLM architecture for obsolescence resilient solutions that will enable global collaboration within a multi-vendor PLM environment. The requirements specify conditions that, if met, will achieve the objectives, enabling the desired state and business improvement. The presentation will lay out a notional timeline for achieving the desired response and a means for validating the performance of PLM software providers and other relevant entities within the PLM ecosystem.

As head of PLM Architecture & Innovation at Airbus, Dr. Weimer leads the PLM Architecture and Innovation team within the Information and Communication Technology office. His responsibilities include the PLM strategy and planning for Airbus, the related architecture governance, as well as the innovation and research program related to PLM at Airbus. Dr. Weimer joined Airbus in 2002 from the automotive industry, and has been covering varying roles in Airbus Customer Services, Engineering, and Information and Communication Technology.

PLM Road Map 2016 for the Aerospace & Defense Industry in collaboration with PDT Europe, is the must-attend event for A&D industry executives and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the A&D industry germinate and take root. For more information visit:

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