Beyond PLM Panel on ACE 2011

I’m on my way to Detroit today to take part in Aras Community Event – ACE 2011. On Wednesday, I will be running a discussion panel "Beyond PLM". In the ecosystem of Product Lifecycle Management vendors, Aras is an interesting company, which stands aside of main roads. The name behind that is – Open Source. This is also the main confusion point when people starting to talk about what Aras PLM is about. Few weeks ago, I wrote the following post – PLM Open Source: Strategic or Off-Road. There are way too many flavors of Open Sources these days. What flavor is Aras PLM? I’m going to learn it in details later this week.

I’m delighted to have 3 outstanding panelists in my session: Peter Schroer, Aras CEO; David Sherburne of Carestream Health and Vasco Drecun of Siemens IT Solutions. Having triumvirate of a vendor, customer and IT/service people is a good opportunity to have a comprehensive discussion. The context of my panel conversation will be focused on what will impact the next 10 years of PLM. To predict a future is not a very fruitful goal. Therefore, I’m planning to focus more on what PLM future we want to create.

I’m planning to ask 5 questions on my panel. One question is still open. As readers of my blog, you have an opportunity to influence this question. Please comment on what do you want me to ask my panelists and the best question will go live. I will be also publishing my presentation and conclusions of the panel.

Best, Oleg

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8 Responses to Beyond PLM Panel on ACE 2011

  1. Lars Taxen says:

    Oleg,

    Here is one:
    What approach do you suggest to manage the ever increasing complexity in PLM implementation projects?

    Lars

  2. Shekhar Burande says:

    Do you fit the people to the PLM solution or you change the solution to fit the people? How do you manage the Organization change? (Not expecting standard reply of executive sponsor and force. Assuming that is a given?)

  3. prasad k says:

    what will be the effect of cloud offering on PLM wrt ERP ?

  4. Lars, Shekhar, Prasad, Thanks for the questions. Will run panel tomorrow and put updates and my presentation online. Best, Oleg

  5. Sudarshan Shubakar says:

    Oleg, Not sure if I am too late. Here is one from me
    “Use of PLM on mobile devices.” How important is this in the next 5 years?

  6. Sudarshan, thanks! a bit late, but we actually discussed “user experience”. So, mobile devices are there… Best, Oleg

  7. Shekhar, Thanks for the question- in my view (and it was mentioned during the panel), technology needs to fit people. So, technology needs to change… Best, Oleg

  8. prasad, thanks for questioning. I think, “cloud” is coming to both PLM and ERP. Probably slowly than we expect… Best, Oleg

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