• PLM Series 2022

PLM Series: Collaboration Across the Digital Thread

June 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2022
10 a.m. ET / 4 p.m. CET


PLM Series: Collaboration Across the Digital Thread 

June 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10AM ET/4PM CET

The speed of manufacturing has changed. Customers are demanding faster design cycles. Efficiencies are required to stay competitive on price. Quality and consistency are required in every product and process.

Cross-discipline capabilities must be established to get the organization moving at lightning speed. PLM together with CAD, IoT, augmented reality, and ERP form a digital thread, connecting your network of engineers and non-engineers across the organization.

In this virtual event series, you will hear firsthand from Bosch Group, Cellcentric, Vestas, and ZF, as well as PTC experts and executives about the concrete steps you can take to improve collaboration across your global teams.

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Select the episodes you would like to participate in:
Ep 1 | June 08 - Democratization of Data: Empowering Diverse Global Teams
Ep 2 | June 15 - End-to-End Configuration Management: Working Concurrently with the Factory and Field
Ep 3 | June 22 - Virtual Product Definition: Enabling the Model-Based Enterprise
Ep 4 | June 29 - SaaS First: Collaborating without Boundaries

Episode 1 | June 8, 2022

Democratization of Data: Empowering Diverse Global Teams - featuring ZF

Enabling collaboration within and across the enterprise is key to improving time to market and overall team effectiveness. In this session you will hear from ZF, a leading automotive supplier with over 150,000 employees worldwide, about how they leverage PLM to share data, connect their IT environments, and break down information silos. PTC experts will then describe how data can be democratized with easy to use role- and task-based apps. The session with conclude with a discussion on how companies such as ZF are supporting their quality inspectors, shop floor workers, and service technicians with augmented reality (AR) as a new way to engage with PLM data.

Featured topics:

  • Empowering Diverse Global Teams at ZF
    Wolfgang Ruedell – Manager Engineering Tools at ZF
  • Extending PLM Data Across the Global Enterprise
    Emily Larkin, Product Manager at PTC
  • Using the Digital Thread to Support Sustainability
    Christophe Braeuchle, VP Product Innovation Management at PTC
  • Emerging Technologies Roundtable: AR for engaging with your PLM Data
    Kevin Wrenn, EVP, Products at PTC
    Catherine Kniker, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer at PTC
    Mike Campbell, EVP and General Manager, Augmented Reality at PTC
  • On-Demand Bonus Session: Creating a System of Product Intelligence with ECAD Integration
    Ruediger Scholz, Senior Product Manager at PTC

Episode 2 | June 15, 2022

End-to-End Configuration Management: Working Concurrently with the Factory and Field – featuring Vestas Power

Configuration management that is aligned to your company’s business model means predictable costs, quality and consistency, and on-time delivery. In this session you will hear from Vestas, the industry leader in sustainable energy solutions, on how they leverage PLM to effectively design, manufacture, and service customized wind turbines that match their customers’ needs. PTC experts will then showcase the latest developments in modular platform designs and process planning. The episode will conclude with a discussion on how companies like Vestas leverage IoT to feed information back into development, enable predictive maintenance, and modify the operating scheme.

Featured topics:

  • Working Concurrently with the Factory and the Field at Vestas Power
    Andreas Burger, Head of Business Development at Vestas Power
    Lasse Nowack, VP Engineering Development at Vestas Power
    Troels Fleckenstein, VP Global IT at Vestas Power
  • Taking Your Modular Platforms to the Next Level with Dynamic Positioning
    Jeff Zemsky, Senior Director Product Management at PTC
  • Implementing Process Planning in a Holistic Way
    JC Nyonkuru, Senior Director Manufacturing Solutions at PTC
  • Emerging Technologies Roundtable: Weaving Connected Machine and Product Data into your Digital Thread
    Kevin Wrenn, EVP, Products at PTC
    Howard Heppelmann, DVP & GM ThingWorx IoT Solutions at PTC
    Abby Eon, SVP, GM Kepware at PTC
  • On-Demand Bonus Session: Working Concurrently with Service
    Patti Lutsky, Product Management Director at PTC

Episode 3 | June 22, 2022

Virtual Product Definition: Enabling the Model-Based Enterprise - featuring Bosch Group

Traditional engineering disciplines of mechanics and electronics must keep up with ever accelerating business operations. In this session you will first hear from Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of diverse technology and services, on how they are breaking down product complexity by sharing information using a model-based approach. PTC experts will describe how to communicate and manage a product definition in an ecosystem where the model (based definition) is directly leveraged up and down the product lifecycle. The episode will conclude with a discussion on how companies such as Bosch Group are utilizing machine and human readable models to improve enterprise-wide collaboration.

Featured topics:

  • Enabling the Model Based Enterprise at Bosch Group
    Olaf Kramer, Director of Engineering IT R&D, Bosch Group Corporate Division of Technology
  • Multi-CAD: MBD/MBE as the On-Ramp to the Digital Thread
    Steve Shaw, Senior Director Product Management at PTC
  • Accelerating Innovation through Model Based Enterprise
    Robbie Morrison, Product Management Director at PTC
  • Emerging Technologies Roundtable: The Model Based Enterprise
    Mark Lobo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PLM at PTC
    Brian Thompson, Divisional GM, CAD Segment at PTC
    Sylvine Datry, Senior Director PLM Strategy & Programs at PTC
  • On-Demand Bonus Session: Cross Discipline Configuration Management with MBSE
    Hedley Apperly, General Manager, VP SSE at PTC

Episode 4 | June 29, 2022

SaaS First: Collaborating without Boundaries–featuring Cellcentric

Cloud is a key enabler for collaboration scenarios, especially across the enterprise. In this session you will hear from Cellcentric, who has ambition to be the leading global manufacturer of hydrogen fuel-cells, on how SaaS is helping to accelerate enterprise product development maturity and adoption, as well as supplier and partner collaboration. PTC experts will then take you through PTC’s newly released PLM as a Service offering, Windchill+™, highlighting overall strategy, roadmap, and transition support. The virtual series will conclude with a preview of the Atlas platform that will support PTC’s entire digital thread product suite.

Featured topics:

  • Collaboration without Boundaries at Cellcentric
    Ulli Rix, Chief Information Officer at Cellcentric 
    Valerie Greschner, Project Office, Engineering Workplace at Cellcentric
  • Windchill+™ Product Strategy and Roadmap
    Dan Rost, Product Management Senior Director at PTC
  • The Transition to Windchill+™
    Thomas De La Iglesia, Product Management Senior Director at PTC
  • Emerging Technologies Roundtable: The Atlas Platform
    Kevin Wrenn, EVP, Products at PTC
    Catherine Kniker, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer at PTC
    Steve Dertien, EVP, Chief Technology Officer at PTC
  • On-Demand Bonus Session: Collaborating with Suppliers and Strategic Partners
    Nick Samardzija, Product Manager at PTC