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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on What Does Semantic Technology do for Robust Design?

Educational webinar will share CIMdata’s experience in applying a semantic technology- based ontology for knowledge capture and reuse.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 24 October 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “What Does Semantic Technology do for Robust Design?” The webinar will take place on November 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (EST) and will last for one hour.

Semantic web technology based ontology is generally associated with its potential to help convert implicit subject matter knowledge in any domain to explicit machine-readable and -searchable knowledge. CIMdata believes that semantic web technology applied to knowledge capture and reuse related to product failure modes and robust design solutions could help mitigate the reliability risks of complex products with sensors, actuators, control algorithms, and software. CIMdata believes that this would be relevant for today’s products, as well as for those of the future that are likely to be much more complex due to increasing application of connectivity and artificial intelligence.

According to the webinar host, CIMdata’s Director for Quality & Reliability Engineering, Dr. Venkatesh “Venki” Agaram, “Semantic technology is credited with the ability to enable knowledge capture for reuse. However, direct demonstrations of the benefits of semantic technology applied to robust design are not easy to find.”

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 is a sequel to the one presented on August 24th, 2017 entitled “Semantic Web Technology helps Design-for-Reliability.” The webinar will demonstrate CIMdata’s experience in applying semantic technology based ontology for knowledge capture and reuse related to Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). The demonstration will highlight what can be realistically expected from applying semantic technology to the two areas of reliability engineering which are commonly used in several industry verticals such as automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery, medical devices, etc.

The webinar will be useful to reliability engineers, reliability engineering managers, systems engineers, systems engineering managers, IT Leadership responsible for product development tools and systems, product managers and consultants from PLM solution providers, and anyone who wants to learn more about semantic web technology.

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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