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Items filtered by date: April 2017 - CIMdata
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

PTC’s LiveWorx 2017 (Commentary)

Key takeaways: PTC continues its evolution in support of IoT, demonstrating the convergence of the digital and physical worlds. Its IoT support, with ThingWorx at the heart, links the physical world to the digital twin while their Augmented Reality capabilities bring data in the digital twin onto the physical world. PTC clearly described their vision for IoT and PLM, and demonstrated how they support tight connections between digital representations and physical products using their platform. PTC is building out ThingWorx as a comprehensive IoT platform and is now adding applications that provide focused business functionality and value, e.g., ThingWorx Control Advisor for manufacturers. CIMdata attended PTC’s LiveWorx 2017, held in Boston May 23 through 25. Billed as a technology conference and marketplace for solutions engineered for a “smart, connected world,” the event was staged under the banner “Shaping the Future of Business.” This year’s LiveWorx grew significantly over past years as more and more
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Key takeaways: Product lifecycle management (PLM) strategies and enabling solutions have been adopted in many industrial sectors, including the retail, footwear, and apparel (RFA) segment, well beyond PLM’s origins in aerospace and automotive. Successfully implementing PLM in RFA firms requires deep RFA industry experience and process knowledge, and access to the levers of power in the executive suite of RFA firms. Accenture offers access to the latest PLM technology, a deep bench of savvy RFA professionals, and a long history of successful PLM implementations. Accenture is also expanding the boundaries to social, analytics, crowd sourcing, predictive analytics, and IoT; leveraging strengths and experience from across Accenture. Introduction Industries of all types offer products and services. These offerings are conceived, designed, implemented, sold, and, eventually, retired. Complex physical products like automobiles and aircraft were the first to demand rigorous data and process management supporting lifecycle strategies, a discipline that came to be known as product lifecycle management
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Key takeaways: Dassault Systèmes’ DESIGN In the Age of Experience event was inspiring and a significant number of their clients showcased how they are using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to change the way they innovate and design. Dassault Systèmes’ four pillars of design in the age of experience include: Designing Experience, Design is The Business Plan, Design is Tribes, and Design is Science Driven. Dassault Systèmes is delivering solutions that seek to enable innovation by providing the data, tools, and time needed for individuals and groups to think and find new and innovative ways to do things and deliver experiences. In the future, a two-year-old and a senior citizen should be able to pick up a design tool and use it productively without any training. Dassault Systèmes is currently hosting a series of “In the Age of Experience” events to highlight various facets of their 3DEXPERIENCE platform vision and support for the emerging experience-based economy.
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