Speakers 2012

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Michael Fauscette
Group Vice President, Software Business Solutions, IDC
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Innovation Management, Leveraging Social Technologies for Competitive Advantage
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This session will take a look at the evolution of product design into a life-cycle process that is enabled through the addition of social technologies and the power of crowds.
Innovation management is a critical business process that is most effective when implemented as an end-to-end continuous process driven by a culture of innovation and enabled by technology.
The four phases of innovation management; idea-source, develop, produce and feedback; built on new social technologies and integrated across a business, can help companies compete more effectively in a rapidly changing global, hyper-connected business environment.
You missed Michael’s presentation? Watch his recording on-demand,
or register to the post-event and watch his recording as well as other recordings, on demand, inside the 3D virtual expo hall: http://social-plm.com/register/
Marc Diouane
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Social Innovation and Product Development: Current Practices and Future Outlook

The emergence of collaborative technologies, social networking and virtual worlds have clearly revolutionized the way we communicate and conduct work today: Increasingly, different functions within the companies’ value chains are adopting such technologies in one way or another and Innovation and Product Development hasn’t been an exception.

The key question is not whether a company should adopt social product development: Instead, a more appropriate question is How they should adopt them and how they should such use technologies.

This presentation will look at the findings of a survey conducted with Virginia Tech among more than 200 companies on the use of Social Innovation practices and provides some insights for the future.

You missed Ehsan’s presentation? Register to the post-event where you can download his presentation and watch other recordings, on demand, inside the 3D virtual expo hall: http://social-plm.com/register/

Ehsan Ehsani
Product Innovation and PLM practice.
Ron Close
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Stan Przybylinski
Director of Research,
PLM is Getting (More) Social

Only artisans develop products alone, so product development is generally a social process. However, the introduction of social computing concepts and technologies are helping to add new information channels and participants in the product development process.

In this session, Stan Przybylinski, Director of Research at CIMdata, a global strategic consulting and market research organization, will highlight how this fits into the PLM space, and some of the challenges that both PLM solution providers and industrial end users face as a result of this change.

You missed Stan’s presentation? Watch his recording on-demand,
or register to the post-event and watch his recording as well as other recordings, on demand, inside the 3D virtual expo hall: http://social-plm.com/register/

David Blair
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3DSwYm Social Innovation

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Enterprises today, facing a range of industry challenges, need to react to emerging trends, deliver more competitive and successful products and services , make the most of their stakeholders’ know-how, and have a powerful means of creating and capitalizing on IP.

3DSwYm Social Innovation allows all of this and more through rich profiles, blogs, wikis and 3D media sharing, enriched by Exalead Intelligent search and Netvibes dashboard intelligence.

3DSwYm was designed from day one to be an intuitive enabler for social innovation in industry. It provides a single environment applicable to multiple domains: from an enterprise-wide deployment for streamlining collaboration to dedicated engineering teams using PLM solutions.

During this session, you will discover a new Social 3DExperience supporting industry and engineering business processes.

Sophie Planté CEO 3DSwYm
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Fouad El Khaldi
General Manager, Industry Strategy & Innovation
Virtual Prototyping augmented by Virtual Reality:
Enabling the appropriate breadth & depth of the product co-creation process for a Social PLM

The macro trend towards dematerialization and the convergence between Virtual Prototyping and Virtual Reality are the most recent breakthroughs that challenge the limits of Virtual Product Engineering.

During this session, you will understand how ESI revolutionizes Virtual Engineering by supplementing Virtual Prototyping with its Virtual Reality-based technology. You will also see how this combination of technology significantly stimulates Social PLM. Virtual Reality opens up industrial processes and allows the creation of the necessary breadth to integrate the expectations, of different user groups and to get feedback about their interaction with the High Fidelity Virtual Prototype in immersive interactive environment, from the earliest design phase. Virtual Reality  speeds up the overall industrialization phase starting from planning processes, by allowing the industry to make the right decisions, at the right time and to do it cost-effectively. With this approach, ESI enables to embrace the appropriate breadth of the Multi-Discipline (Design – Engineering – Manufacturing – Production – Service and Recycling). It also enables to go in depth in each step from design to final validation, including the supply chain, in a fully collaborative immersive environment, allowing Multi-Layer (“top down/bottom up”), Multi-Generational, Multi-Sites (Design, Production, Supplier, Component, System) decision processes.

Virtual Engineering enables the entire extended project team (including user groups and supply chain) to co-create and make decisions thanks to a 3D realistic,  immersive and interactive environment, which is fully compatible with the Social PLM context, allowing an unprecedented understanding of products. This approach enables to interact naturally with Virtual Prototypes with the appropriate level of details for each stage, necessary to visually and interactively assess the necessary tradeoffs throughout the product’s entire lifecycle – including not only design but also manufacturing, assembly, shipping, mounting and installation, training, maintenance and repair, lifetime extension, and even decommissioning or recycling perspectives. Such immersive environments are also used to capture the user experience in terms of usability and comfort, under normal conditions, also safety in misuse or extreme conditions, including structural integrity.

David Blair
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Social Computing and Product Development: 

Game Changing Collaboration with Rich Connections to Product Information

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Social computing is all about connecting people.  “Social Product Development” is all about using new, modern, web 2.0 approaches to better connect people around product development activities.  Not only can we improve how product teams communicate, but we can also bring like-minded people together to better share information, explore ideas, solve problems, and find experts – ultimately leading to better products designed more efficiently.

In this session you will learn how one PLM company is focusing on building social computing into their software tools to improve how engineers work.  This is not generic web 2.0 software force fit into manufacturing companies.  This is purpose-built social computing for product development with the needs of engineers, first and foremost.  Come discover new ways to better interact with product teams and networks of people for product development.

David Blair VP Product DevelopmentPTC Logo for Social PLM
Marc Diouane
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Robert Hidajat
Marketing Manager, Lifecycle Collaboration
Leveraging the power of social collaboration in your enterprise PLM strategy.

Social collaboration activities are typically more ad-hoc and unstructured. Projects are formed quickly as potential issues are identified. Project membership tends to be more fluid as potential solutions are being investigated and tested. Finally, projects may be dissolved as quickly as decisions are made.

On the other hand, your PLM activities are more structured with defined business processes, tighter access controls and defined participants throughout various business processes.

In this session we will look at a few examples and use cases to spark some ideas about how you can bridge the gap between these two worlds to unleash your enterprise’s social capital and cultivate rapid innovation.

You missed Robert’s presentation? Watch his recording on-demand,

or register to the post-event and watch his recording as well as other recordings, on demand, inside the 3D virtual expo hall: http://social-plm.com/register/

David Blair
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Social Business Collaboration – Bringing Social Computing To The Workplace

Social computing has changed how we relate to one another by reinventing the way we share information.  In the case of social media, statuses and photos are typically the objects of focus.

On the other hand, enterprise business applications like PLM are also predicated on the notion of sharing information. This act of sharing is loftily referred to as ‘collaboration’.  What’s more, PLM has earned a key role in companies because of its ability to formalize the use of information through workflow processes, enhanced security and analytics.  However capable these tools are, they also have a legacy of complexity and cost which often limits their reach both within a company and throughout the extended enterprise.

From these two seemingly different worlds there has emerged a new class of solutions called ‘Social Business Collaboration’.  Social Business Collaboration combines the user experience of social computing (social discovery, micro-blogging, chat, etc.) with the business benefits of process management.
This session will explore the benefits of Social Business Collaboration by defining the opportunity and context for its usage.

You missed Ron’s presentation? Watch his recording, on-demand,
or register to the post-event and watch his recording as well as other recordings, on demand, inside the 3D virtual expo hall: http://social-plm.com/register/

Ron Close
Chief Marketing Officer, Nuage Inc.
Ron Close
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Maya Olsha-Yehiav
Director, Product Management
Process Automation and the Social Enterprise

Today, there is an enormous difference between the way people access computing resources at work and the way they access technology in their personal lives.  At work, people have become used to highly structured enterprise systems like PLM while their personal digital personas are increasingly contained in unstructured systems, like social networks. Two more polar extremes would be hard to define. Just as the personal computer empowered people in enterprises to demand more flexible computing, knowledge workers’ expectations of business systems is being shaped by their personal experiences with social networks. In short, they are demanding business systems that work like social systems. Yet the idea behind PLM is fundamentally a sound one. However, the technology for product-based process automation needs freshening to make it relevant for today’s users. This session at Social PLM 2012 will introduce attendees to a new cloud-based process automation system that achieves the goals of PLM while still appealing to users’ updated expectations of how systems today should work.

You missed Maya’s presentation? Watch her recording, on-demand,
or register to the post-event and watch his recording as well as other recordings, on demand, inside the 3D virtual expo hall: http://social-plm.com/register/

Maya
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The Role of Product Data in Social PLM Collaboration
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For many years, social networking has changed the way people collaborate . Social networking has recently begun a move from influencing our personal lives to our business environments. New and existing enterprise technologies and processes need alignment with social networks to develop new collaboration practices.  A big challenge facing this alignment is a lack of new tools that integrate collaborative practices and workflows with data.Manufacturing companies generate and use vast amounts of specialized and complex product data that make decision support difficult. Product data is difficult to access because it is sourced within different file types and fragmented across disparate departments and information silos. One of the top business imperatives that drive manufacturing competitiveness is innovation. To remain competitive, manufacturing companies need to reduce costs and deliver products faster by taking better advantage of their product data.

This session will explore how to integrate product data in manufacturing companies to boost social PLM collaboration.

You missed Robert’s presentation? Watch his recording on-demand,

or register to the post-event and watch his recording as well as other recordings, on demand, inside the 3D virtual expo hall: http://social-plm.com/register/

Oleg Shilovitsky
Senior Director of PLM and Data Management
Oleg Shilovitsky
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Chris Williams
CEO, Vuuch

Product Development is a Social Process

Social is all about improving connections between people and discussion. It is no secret that product development requires deep discussion and solid connections between those involved.  Ask any project manager, VP or director of engineering what their three biggest challenges are and “communication” is always on the list.  Product development has a need for social. Product development teams are losing massive amounts of intellectual property (IP).  PLM, ERP and CRM are important applications but they capture only a fraction of the IP.   Massive amounts of IP is lost in the discussions related to a project or deliverable.  Social captures this IP while at the same time helping a project team convert discussions into decisions.

Enterprise applications are needed as they record important information required to run the business.  But people report information to these system, they do not work in these systems.  People work in email, issues lists and meetings.  And workflow is not work.  PLM has a version history for the parts, but PLM does not know why or how people made the changes.  A complete social @ work solution improves the ability to carry on discussions, drives discussions to decisions and captures and connects this IP to the structured data stored in PLM, ERP, CAD or any other application.

Social @ work improves team communication, connects you with experts in the company or beyond and source feedback from customers.

Darius Lahoutifard

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Social PLM Solution for SMB

Social becomes a common thing these days. Engineers worldwide discuss and share experiences, companies search for contributors to recruit them for solving engineering tasks. We have come to a conclusion to go further and provide engineering society with professional instruments as additional to social ones.

We took into account engineering needs and necessities of small and medium businesses and considered that many of them need a PLM solution that should cover many engineering processes – not only design, but logistics and manufacturing. As a priority nowadays companies would choose the one that is not expensive and easy to use.

Critical moment for all supply chain participants is narrowing gaps when providing data on components (materials, parts) between manufacturers, product designers and procurement managers. Our professional team seems to come close for solving stated above issues and ready to announce DEXMA web PLM solution.

You missed Dexma’s presentation? Watch their recording, on-demand,
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Nikolai Nyrkov
PLM Team Leaderassisted by Alexey Grigoryev
Darius Lahoutifard
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