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 PDF Key Takeaways Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge team delivered more than 75 hands-on training and end user presentations to help educate and inspire their user base Siemens PLM Software announced the “Solid Edge for Startups” program which offers qualifying businesses one year of free access to Solid Edge software On October 26, 2016, Mr. John Hayes, CEO of Engineering.com, the digital media publishing company, played host of Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge University 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Hayes directed his welcome to the approximately 500 attendees in the city famous for the Indianapolis 500 automobile race. The annual Solid Edge University brings together Solid Edge users, partners, and staff in a two-day educational atmosphere of over 75 presentation and hands-on sessions to present new product capabilities and best practices under the theme “Expand Your Horizons.” The opening keynote address was delivered by Mr. John Miller, General Manager and Senior Vice President, of Mainstream
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 PDF Key takeaways: Autodesk is establishing itself as a pioneer in cloud services by aggressively deploying a web services platform, building new cloud-based applications, creating new business models, and establishing a modern developer network Autodesk is driving to host a “Common Data Environment” for customers across its industry verticals, and to establish a growing portfolio of branded web services, third-party solutions, and independent integrations which use this data Artificial intelligence (machine learning) was prominent, with examples ranging from product design optimization to construction risk reduction, and customer service improvement for Autodesk subscribers The challenge for Autodesk will be to successfully bridge to the future for the millions of customers using its established applications, while simultaneously winning out over its competition as it expands into new disciplines and markets The mythological Roman deity Janus had two faces—one looking to the past and the other to the future. Janus is a fitting metaphor for Autodesk at its annual
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 PDF Key takeaways: The trend toward smart, connected products and the emergence of the Internet of Things are changing both product complexity and how businesses must operate and compete—resulting in both new opportunities and new challenges R&D leaders must own PLM as their strategic enterprise platform Companies need to establish a Product Architecture Management Strategy Companies must think and develop in a system of systems paradigm Introduction Technology is rapidly changing the definition and design of products. They are no longer just electro-mechanical devices. Embedded electronics and software as well as cloud connections provide much of the functionality and differentiation between product models and variations. Products have become smart, connected devices that communicate with one another and to other systems using the Internet, hence the name Internet of Things (IoT). This change is effecting every kind of product from airplanes to cars and home appliances. Companies are scrambling to develop their connected strategy and implement working solutions.
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 PDF Key takeaways: Third party software solution providers attest to their reliance on Siemens PLM Software’s technology components, such as Parasolid After fighting some brutal rush hour traffic in the greater Boston area on October 11, 2016, I breathed a sigh of relief and took my seat at the first Siemens PLM Components Conference in Boston’s trendy Aloft Seaport hotel to see Mr. John Whetstone, Director of Product Management and Marketing at Siemens PLM Software welcome a select audience of attendees. While most software product conferences target end users, this unique gathering focused on the technical and business leadership of solution providers that build and deliver those products—software products, built using Siemens PLM Software’s components. Just looking around the room, I concluded it was a potential paradise for anyone seeking possible employment with an innovative, high tech PLM or BIM solution provider. The room was peppered with industry notables representing some of the leading
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 PDFKey takeaways: Key takeaways: Smart, connected products have become the norm in a wide range of industries, requiring product companies to evolve their product development strategies and tools to respond Leading product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services providers have been evolving their offerings to respond, often through acquisitions Siemens AG continued this trend by announcing their intent to acquire Mentor Graphics, a leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) solutions, which will further bolster the PLM offerings of Siemens PLM Software Music players, smart phones, autonomous vehicles, and all manner of smart, connected products are driving changes in product development processes and tools in a wide range of industries. Increasingly, the value consumers derive from the products they buy is coming from the software content in those products. Product companies must respond and are adopting PLM enabling solutions as part of that response. Just a few years ago, the focus was on mechatronics, a
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 PDFKey takeaways: IBM has bet their company on cognitive computing which includes Watson technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics and professional services, and the cloud Based on attendance at the recent World of Watson event, the market is listening and responding Companies in a range of industries are starting to see real benefits from applying IBM’s technology stack to their business problems In 2011, Watson, a cognitive solution developed by IBM researchers, shocked many people by winning a Jeopardy competition against top human challengers. Industry veterans were also surprised in 2014 when IBM announced the creation of an IBM Watson business unit, backed with a $1 billion commitment.[1] The company then doubled down on their investments in cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) by forming an IoT business unit in 2015.[2] The company has transformed itself twice in the last thirty years, from a hardware company to a software and services
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