CIMdata subject expert Don Tolle to speak on digital product definition trends, challenges, and opportunities
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 25 March 2014—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces that Donald Tolle, Director of CIMdata’s Systems Engineering & Simulation Consulting Practice, will be speaking at the 2014 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress. 3DCIC takes place May 28-30, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Conference has become an annual ‘must attend’ event on the PLM industry agenda for senior engineering and IT professionals,” says Tolle. “This year, combining 3DCIC with the NAFEMS 2014 Americas Conference will introduce a unique dimension to the proceedings, highlighting the emerging trend towards integrating systems performance modeling and simulation into the mainstream of the product development lifecycle process. In the CIMdata presentation, we highlight the technology trends in model-based systems engineering, and the resulting challenges and opportunities with respect to data interoperability and organizational collaboration.”
Highlights of Mr. Tolle’s presentation include current trends and challenges in the emerging digital product definition area of model-based systems engineering, along with the process improvement opportunities available by linking these early stage conceptual design activities with multi-domain performance simulation activities.
Don Tolle has more than 30 years of PLM industry experience in the disciplines of new product development and virtual product development, working with global manufacturing companies in the automotive, aerospace & defense, industrial equipment, marine, consumer products, medical products, and high-tech electronics industries.
CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.
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