Highlights of CIMdata PLM Industry Forum – India 2016

        This years India Forum was on an interesting topic, which many of us never thought will impact PLM so much.. After attending the forum, definitely when I approach my customers I am going to talk more about the “Material” that matters.. Whole world is looking at material and its implication on lifecycle of a product.. CIMdata’s view of PLM is much broader than only cPDM but extends to Design, Process, Digital Manufacturing, Simulation and also the software lifecycle which goes inside..
        Here are some highlights from this years Forum:

        1. Need of Innovation is “Material”, “Energy” & “Information”.  Classical PLM focuses on Information, Energy comes from external sources, for innovation to be further successful, Material needs a focus.
        2. Last year PLM market grew at 8.2% in Constant Currency Terms. Expected growth of 6% this year and CAGR 6.3% for next 5 years
        3. Then the focus moved on Material driven innovation, where cases like Nike, Airbus, Boeing were discussed along with concepts of Open Innovation and how it is impacting PLM market
        4. With these changes in Material, importance of Simulation in early lifecycle was discussed and its implication on Simulation and Design software

        Like these there were many topics covered in this years Forum.

        This years forum was a success like last year.. and next year we are looking forward for larger participation and may happen in different city.. Keep watching this space for updates on CIMdata Training / Certification and next years forum.. We are already waiting!


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        About the Author

        Rahul Deshpande

        Rahul is Principal Consultant at Brainwave Consulting Group – a cutting edge domain consulting group for New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management.   Rahul brings over 16 years of experience in developing Technology and Business Solution for the Manufacturing Industry. He has worked with several clients in the manufacturing space in multiple roles spanning consulting, account management , Solution Architect and Program Management roles across the New Product Value Chain from Requirement / Enquiry management to launch of Product. He brings in cross functional experience covering Pre-Sales& Marketing, Business Planning, &IT Solution deployment. Rahul has worked along with the PLM ISV & Customers to define innovative solution and developed products for BOM Cost analysis and Sourcing Analytics on ENOVIA platform. He has penned different papers on usage of PLM for different processes & industries while addressing their business challenges. He brings a unique 360o view of the IT industry, and has significant contributions in the areas of IT Strategy, Program Management & Product Management.   Apart from holding a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Rahul holds a Management degree from SIBM(Symbiosis Institute of Business Management). Rahul is associated with SIBM as visiting faculty for Innovation Management & International Business