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Welcome to Boston Opening Reception Get “wicked fired-up” at the official kick-off reception. Learn about the history of the city, sing your heart out at Boston themed karaoke, and eat & drink from a specially-crafted New England menu. Connect with fellow attendees as you help us celebrate the opening day of LiveWorx.
Unleashing the Full Potential of Connected Devices and Systems for Monitoring and Control in a Large Distributed Network of Things IoT is changing the way the industrial sector operates. Smart connected systems link data to people and processes and things. The robust networking of real time connectivity from sensors allows the collection and analysis of data for immediate decision making within the smart connected system. Industrial sectors that smart connected systems are greatly impacting are Agriculture, Smart Cities, Renewable Energy and Smart Buildings. A secure and scalable architecture is required in order to integrate multiple systems within a large distributed network. ThingWorx brings the power of the platform to bear in order to be able to rapidly create these smart connected systems. Keri Wright, Callisto Integration Inc.
From CAD to Beauty Shot in Minutes See how fast and easy it is to create photo-realistic, physically accurate raytraced renderings of your CAD data using KeyShot. Will Gibbons, Luxion, Inc
Model Based - The Bridge from Systems Engineering to Definition Model Based Definition (MBD) provides significant advantages for the processes from design into manufacturing. It is more than working without drawings. It keeps all necessary information in one single place and provides the model as a hub for collaboration. Nevertheless, in early stages of the engineering process no geometry information is available. In these phases you can use a function based model for engineering and collaboration purposes in product definition. Today this two models are not linked together. In this presentation a way of bridging the gap is shown. You will see an integrated approach from a MBSE model of an individually specified conveyor over an automated model configurator to a specific conveyor design model. Tools are PTC Integrity Modeler, Creo, Windchill and some intelligent glue between them. Andreas Gallasch, Software Factory GmbH
Using Navigate to Enable Enterprise Collaboration Barriers between departments, different systems, various data streams, and reports can stifle a company's productivity. Throwing things over the wall is rarely the best solution. We'll talk about how current technology can bring your organization together and give people the information they need in a format that suits their needs regardless of department or data source. Chris Woerther, EAC Product Development Solutions
Anthony Bayerl, EAC Product Development Solutions
Mixed-Reality for Building Lifecycle Management Demonstration of AR-assisted interactive facility surveying environment for construction/engineering companies (that provide engineering services for building construction/modernisation/revitalisation) enabling time, effort and error reduction in capturing/validating as-built and as-planned data unlike traditional onsite facility surveying methods. Adam Gasiorek, Transition Technologies PSC Sp. z o.o.
A Better Way to Manage Data Management We will discuss the art of IoT connectivity. Currently, data is not being efficiently or effectively managed. We will show how Project/Program managers and Architects can solve this. We'll cover the cost of bad data profiling; different types of data, strategies for identifying "High-value" data, Edge strategies for minimizing data transfer and strategies for data storage James Klink, PTC
Physical Digital Convergence: The New Frontier of Innovation Jim Heppelmann, PTC President and CEO, shares his vision, and demonstrates how industrial companies and an ecosystem of partners and developers have unlocked new value at the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. Jim Heppelmann, PTC
Smart, Connected Operations: How to Enable Next-Level Production Performance in a Digital World By leveraging Smart, Connected Operations (SCO), any company that produces products can generate valuable insights to improve operational performance while meeting the highest quality, safety and security standards. There are numerous and transformative benefits to be gained from building a SCO strategy, developing internal skills and processes, and deploying digital technology to generate insights at scale. But how should you get started? This information-packed session will offer a framework and maturity matrix to understand where you are in your SCO journey, and the most logical steps for maximizing the value of your efforts. Joe Dury, Kalypso
Smart Cities 2.0: What Works Today Let's imagine a modern city in 2020. A Smart City. Urban planning, ecology, and information technology reach everywhere to improve quality of life. Sensor-based systems are already in place in many municipalities all over the world. Soon, smart cities everywhere will be generating tons of data to help us find a parking spot, conserve water, monitor transport, crowds, and pollution levels, and keep us safe. In Smart Cities 2.0, the citizens are driving. They demand quality-of-life indices. Lighting, energy, water, transportation are crucial; air quality and noise pollution touch everyone acutely. Sustainability has moved to the forefront and so has urban resilience, the ability to recover quickly from climate change risks or other disasters. Carlos Herrando, Libelium
Closing the Loop with Enterprise Change Management Weatherford is a large global enterprise providing products and services to the oil and gas industry. The organisation is very geographically diverse and follows a design anywhere build anywhere philosophy. Building to order makes it hard to know the impact of a change, making change management particularly difficult and critical. The current Engineering Change process has been carefully designed as a result of many years of PLM and ERP experience, it makes use of some key business rules for data validation and revisions in PLM, as well as some minimal interaction and integration with ERP. The validations ensure data integrity is always good, the ERP interaction provides real time information and communication between Engineering and Supply Chain at various stages of the process. It also ensures that changes are implemented throughout the enterprise, closing the loop between design, manufacturing and inventory management, providing True Enterprise change. Lewis Lawrence, Weatherford
Service Keynote Every day you're reminded to improve service in order to drive more revenue and to exceed customers' increasing expectations. However, with so many service use cases, transformative business models, and new smart connected innovations, it can be overwhelming to understand what will drive real results for your business and how to prioritize. During this presentation, we will update you on the latest service trends in the market, and preview the service sessions and experiences that you must see while at LiveWorx. Dave Duncan, PTC
Felisa Palagi, PTC
Jim Sweeney, PTC
Steven Caldwell, PTC
Kick-Start Your Journey: Your Path to Digital Transformation Starts Here The Retail and Consumer Products market is undergoing a massive digitally-enabled transformation, including; optimizing the consumer experience, added pressure around time-to-market and increased connectivity and collaboration with supply chain partners. PTC Retail Leadership shares our retail strategy and best practices on how to compete effectively in today's digital world. Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
Eric Symon, PTC
Welcome - A&D Industry Breakout Kick-off Session As the lead of the FA&D business segment at PTC, I will welcome you all, outline the agenda and what we hope will be accomplished over the next two days. I will also share the PTC strategy for our Aerospace and Defense solutions, and how they overlay to the US Department of Defense Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model as well as set the scene for the next two days. We will use this agenda to help address some of most important technology and business issues that face our customers in the aerospace and defense industry today. Major General H. Brent Baker (Retired), PTC
The Next Big Thing in Automobiles Model Based Systems Engineering is the next big engineering paradigm after the commercial introcuction of CAD. We will discuss how system models take their roles as communication platforms for all engineering disciplines when developing multi disciplinary systems Manfred Broy, Technical University of Munich
Dominik Ruechardt, PTC
How We're Taking Care of Healthcare Medical device manufacturing companies are facing fierce competition and a wealth of opportunities to participate in the connected healthcare marketplace. At the same time, advanced technology inherent in medical devices requires all aspects of the system-including mechanics, electronics, software, and hardware-to be carefully controlled throughout the product's development. Learn about PTC's current offerings and future plans to deliver both platform-based and purpose-built solutions tailored to the unique needs of medical device manufacturers. David Wolf, PTC
Swapan Jha, PTC
Civilization Caught in the Queue The electronics firm LG recently found itself on the hot seat after a customer reported that he was asked by LG support to pay $300 for help to rid his smart TV of ransomware. While the company soon relented, and helped free the ransomed computer at no cost, the incident raised serious questions about the readiness of firms across various sectors - from electronics to automobiles - to meet the demands of supporting connected, software driven products. We will review recent incidents that highlight some of the challenges facing "connected product" companies as they look to scale security and support to a population of thousands, millions or billions of connected products. What investments do these companies need to make today to address this challenge? Are there models that companies can adopt or learn from in making this transition? Paul Roberts, SecurityLedger
Creo Roadmap Paul Sagar, VP of Product Management provides an overview of some of the exciting and groundbreaking capabilities available in Creo 4.0 as well as a sneak peek at Creo 5.0 content. Hear how Creo provides solutions to address the needs of businesses and technology companies as they navigate their digital engineering journey. Learn how to transform your organization from a 2D centric to 3D Model Based enterprise or digital tapestry. Discover how the transformations taking place in manufacturing processes and how organizations are leveraging emerging Additive Manufacturing techniques. You’ll learn how to improve productivity across the entire spectrum of the product portfolio and provide engineers with clearer insight into how their products are being used today and how they can transform as your organizations transform on their journey towards smart, connected products. Paul Sagar, PTC
Putting the SMART in Connected Applications Leverage ThingWorx Analytics in your IoT Transformation Journey to Understand, Advance, and Outperform. Sukeshi Iyer, PTC
Chris MacDonald, PTC
The History and Future of Wearable Computing and Virtual Experience Miniature electronics and global supply chains have us on the cusp of a new era of human experience. Early forms of wearable computing focused on augmenting the human ability to compute freely. As pioneer Steve Mann and calm technology pioneer Mark Weiser wanted, “to free the human to not act as a machine”. What does this mean for us as designers and developers, and how can we build interfaces for the next generation of devices? Who was here before us, and how can we best learn from them? These are the machines that will be a part of our lives in only a few years from now, and the best way to learn about the future is to dig into the past. This talk will focus on trends in wearable computing and VR as it developed from the 1960s to now, and then into the future. This talk will cover various topics on the history and future of wearables. We'll learn about Ivan Sutherland, human augmentation, infrastructure, machine vision, processing, distributed computing and wireless data transfer, a church dedicated to VR, computer backpacks, heads up displays, reality editing, job simulators and unexplored realms of experience that haven't yet come to life. We'll also learn about the road from virtual reality to augmented reality and what we need to build to get there. This talk is for anyone interested in how we can add a new layer of interactivity to our world and how we can take the next steps to get there. Amber Case, MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media
Industrial IoT Analytics for the Healthcare Industry Global healthcare is in a state of dramatic change, with an increasing demand to reduce costs and improve the level of patient outcomes. Recently, there has been a demand from healthcare organizations to being to utilize technology and analytics to improve the quality and efficiency of care - and the medical imaging equipment market is one of the healthcare markets that will be most impacted by this demand. In today's world of "connected machines" and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, machine data analytics can provide strategic value in the medical equipment market a range of areas – preempting failures, improving uptime and utilization, and improving quality of care. In the medical world, devices such as CAT scanners, robotic surgical devices, molecular diagnostic equipment, or MRI machines can cost in the hundreds of thousands, even millions, of dollars, and generate tens of thousands of dollars daily in revenues. With so much at stake, it is essential that hospitals keep these technology-intensive pieces of equipment at maximum uptime and efficiency. Efficiency mining machine data from these connected machines can create tremendous value and provide operational insights that lead to improved delivery of patient care. During this session, you’ll hear industry insight from Glassbeam on the state of the healthcare market, and how Industrial IoT Analytics is being used to drive change and create value in this market. Gopal Sundaramoorthy, Glassbeam
Puneet Pandit, Glassbeam
Commercial Drones Take Flight: Current and Future Possibilities Commercial drones are helping businesses improve their efficiency, decision-making and safety. Commercial drones are transforming how many industries operate, including, construction, military, oil and gas, security and more. Learn how commercial drones can transform your business, the technologies helping the commercial drone industry take off, and the emerging breakthroughs on the horizon. Helen Greiner, CyPhy Works
Industrie 4.0 Transformation in Manufacturing – Seize the Opportunity!! Businesses around the globe recognize the huge opportunities for growth offered by the physical / digital convergence, the IIoT with unified connectivity and new manufacturing technologies. Together, these phenomena are driving new business models, enabling the cost-effective production of highly customizable products, while delivering unprecedented flexibility. These developments are collectively referred to as “Industrie 4.0.” Manufacturing organizations that can seize this wave of transformation will derive huge competitive advantage. Join us for this session and hear leading global experts discuss and explore this paradigm shift of manufacturing transformation, the opportunities and obstacles from four unique vantage points: Academia, Technology, Industry, and Government. Ira Moskowitz, Mass Tech Collaborative
Günther Schuh, e.GO Mobile AG
Eric Schaeffer, Accenture
Olivier Frank, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Howard Heppelmann, PTC
Factory of the Future Case Study of a real-world implementation in the factory and what was the value delivered to the customers using IoT, connectivity and analytics. Lessons learnt from a real world Industry 4.0 deployment. Karthikeyan Natarajan, Tech Mahindra
Unified Digitized Operations: Bringing IT and OT Together to Improve Visibility and Agility in Operations and Reduce Value Leaks with End-to-End Solutions Integrated manufacturing supply chains must collaborate across functional areas, business units and trading partners in order to achieve the speed and agility needed for today’s economy. Learn how Callisto Integration uses its manufacturing domain expertise and the ThingWorx IoT platform to make Smart Manufacturing a reality for its customers by building end-to-end solutions that result in unified, digitized operations. Discover how to leverage ThingWorx and its connectivity to devices; its ability to integrate with point solutions; and its ability to provide data abstraction through a common data model; enabling IT/OT convergence and driving visibility and agility in operations to prevent value leaks and realize improvement opportunities. Keri Wright, Callisto Integration Inc.
Yves Dufort, Callisto Integration
Ask the Experts: Windchill & Integrity Join the Windchill and Integrity Product Managers as they answer everything you have ever wanted to know about the products, functionalities, and capabilities. Francois Lamy, PTC
Graham Birch, PTC
Matthew Hause, PTC
Jeff Zemsky, PTC
Steve Partridge, PTC
Chris Bergquist, PTC
ThingWorx Edge Tunneling: How to Get from Here to There Have you ever attempted to VNC to a remote device only to find that VNC ports are blocked by the firewall? How about SSH? This is no longer an issue with ThingWorx Edge Tunneling. ThingWorx Edge Tunneling provides a route for any TCP based remote application through the secure ThingWorx AlwaysOn Websocket protocol. This session will cover the high-level capabilities of tunnels as well as the basic setup and common debugging problems. Jeff Dreyer, PTC
On Internet of Things and Big Data Enabling Smart, Connected Products in Offshore O&G This presentation shows the journey that Transocean has taken in its IoT and Big Data Strategy. Jose Gutierrez, Transocean
Successful IoT Business Examples Real life use cases and delivering successfully: Create a digital business from the ground up - Reinvent an existing business or business process Franz Aman, VANTIQ, Inc.
Analog Devices Connect – Simplifying the Development and Deployment of Sensor-to-Cloud Solutions This session will demonstrate how some of the newer tools available from Analog Devices can enable customers to build their own IoT applications. These leverage ThingWorx and AWS for cloud development. Our focus has been on combining our industry leading measurement and sensing solutions with an easy to use cloud development platform to enable customers to rapidly develop and deploy their own IoT applications with minimal coding experience. The session will demonstrate a range of different edge platforms that we have available today. Colm Prendergast, Analog Devices Inc
Giving the Green Light to Color Coding We're implementing Model Based in a large factory that is specialized in Moldings for medical applications for NovoNordisk. In this process, we have made the connection to Model Based Enterprise by connecting the processes to CMM and CAM. A process that also uses 3D CAD models which are color coded. This color coding is semantic and therefore re-used in the in the CMM and CAM modules. This gives a significant reduction on programming time on both CMM and CAM. Patrick Kerkhof, TFH technical services
Henk Jorg, TFH technical services
How to Securely Exchange Data Outside Your Enterprise Whether they admit it or not, almost all companies still utilize ancient (read: unsecure) methods to exchange supposedly highly confidential documents and other intellectual property. Despite the best efforts of IT originations and legal departments to outlaw the use of email and other casual means of distributing confidential documents, users find a way to work around these policies. It is common knowledge for example that these outlaw users can simply rename a .ZIP file to a .PIZ file to bypass most email restrictions, or use a personal free app to “drop” a file into a secure “box”. What trends are occurring in the areas of data exchange? Is IP protection getting better or worse? In many cases it seems that IT has just given up and end users can do whatever they want. This presentation explores the ways that information leaks out of your enterprise. Real world customer solutions will be presented as use cases. Bring your tough questions. Paul Downing, PROSTEP INC
Game of Drones: First Flight In this briskly paced live demonstration, We will design, construct, and 'fly' a drone developed entirely with the Creo suite of tools in about 30 minutes. Starting with a basic wiring schematic and an empty skeleton structure, you will supply real-time requirements to drive the design. Creo Piping is used to create a simple, lightweight frame. Creo Cabling is leveraged to create wiring connections. Creo Mechanisms simulate motion. New capabilities of Creo Parametric 4.0 including direct export of the frame to a 3D printer are also used. At the end of the demonstration, a sample drone built from the Creo models is assembled - and 'flown' (safely and in a controlled manner) using a WiFi connection from your smartphone. Brian Martin, Twisted Pear Solutions, Inc.
The IoT Can Even Help You Breathe Better We are working with a leading medical device manufacturer to help launch its first connected device. GCE Group designed and manufactured a portable oxygen concentrator Zen-O, which allows patients with respiratory disorders to manage their oxygen treatment better remotely. InVMA has built a custom IoT application using theThingWorx platform, to allow patients, doctors and service providers to carefully monitor data, whenever and wherever they are. We are providing the critical security which GCE Group requires for their connected medical device. The Zen-O device will benefit from our policy-driven KeyScaler™ platform as patients and doctors are provided with secure access to their encrypted data, while unauthorized users are not. Learn more about the medical solution from design to implementation in this case study which includes a demonstration using the device. Jon Hill, InVMA
James Penney, Device Authority
HIROTEC’s Rapid IoT Success Utilizing a Scalable Strategy At LiveWorx 2016, HIROTEC presented their initial IoT strategy for the rollout of a small scale test of ThingWorx in a six week project sprint. Building on the success of that initial project, HIROTEC will share details on their how they created a full real-time and historical data visualization system for an robotic exhaust inspection system, by utilizing ThingWorx and Kepware. HIROTEC will also share how in just two weeks, with the help of PTC and ThingWorx Analytics, it was able to create and launch a real-time robotic arm failure predication system. Finally, HIROTEC will share information on how it is currently working to implement full real-time and historical data visualization on an entire production line. HIROTEC hopes to share how its strategies of growth through scalability can be utilized by your company to achieve similar rapid success. Justin Hester, HIROTEC Corporation
If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It Connecting to "things"in an industrial environment can be difficult. Yet connection is critical to Operations and the ability to make smarter business decisions-if you can't measure it, you can't manage it. You'll learn about the complexities of communications in the Oil & Gas industry, including devices, networks, data, and the various applications that need field data to realize the power of the Industrial Internet of Things. Specifically, the session will first step through the various stages of the industry - from onshore and offshore drilling rigs to production facilities at wellsites to gathering and pipeline operations to refineries that prepare the products for market. It will then review the challenges that disparate devices, legacy equipment, limited bandwidth networks, and large data volumes present. Finally, the session will introduce Kepware's KEPServerEX connectivity platform as a solution to these industrial connectivity challenges. Steve Sponseller, PTC
Delight Customers and Gain Their Loyalty for Life Gaining visibility into existing data from your products is a significant milestone toward advanced service transformation. Leveraging solutions like Remote Service, Predictive Service with smart, connected products deliver major advantages when performing high value customer service. These become the foundation to advanced service contracts that delight customers and build lifetime customer loyalty. Join us for this session as we review the exciting PTC solutions that empower you on your journey to connected service. In addition, we will be joined by two connected service pioneers who are finding success paving the way forward. Jim Sweeney, PTC
Digital Engineering Transformation Journey and You You'll hear a lot about the Digital Engineering Journey throughout the week at LiveWorx - by attending this session discover how it will affect you. No matter what industry you are in or what department you occupy in your organization, the introduction of smart, connected technology will completely disrupt the way you are currently operating. Join us for this session as we outline what role you will play in this transformational journey, how you can prepare for the changes, and why you're going to love working in the IoT era. Kevin Wrenn, PTC
SLM Spare Parts Management Expert Panel - Mission Readiness through Supply Chain Optimization This panel of industry experts will discuss how different organizations such as the US Coast Guard and the Boeing Co have successfully utilized PTC Servigistics SPM solution to drive up fleet readiness and systems availability while positively impacting sustainment & operation costs. We'll discuss techniques such as Causal Forecasting and Multi-echelon Optimization, as well as the business considerations for migrating from older versions of SPM to the latest SPM v11. Dean Herdt, Capgemini
Danny Hale, United States Coast Guard
Michael Mohesky, The Boeing Company
Marco Calderon, Aviall
Wesley Malcolm, PTC
Sanjay Jagdale, Servizzio
Now You See It. Soon You'll Have It Your latest and soon to be greatest product is months away from a prototype but your sales call is next week. Take your product to the customer via AR. Demo your product via iPad with the detail and quality as if the product was physically there. Sandra Humphrey, Fujitsu network communications
Blockchain Technology: Paradigm Shift or Pixie Dust: Separating the Hype from the True Potential In the past several years, Blockchain Technology has moved from something that – if spoken of at all – was relegated to conversations about bitcoin. Now, Blockchain is a dominant conversation topic, not only around finance, but as it relates to the arts, music business, real estate, and many other sectors.< The reasons for this increased level of discourse are many, but relate to three key components of Blockchain Technology: - It is a distributed ledger - Because of the distributed nature of the ledger, it is immutable, and accessible to all - A core component of Blockchain technology is the concept of Smart Contracts, which allow for transactions to occur at scale and without intermediaries Still, confusion around the plausibility and relevance of Blockchain Technology remain; with some viewing it as a panacea and others viewing it as without merit. Over the past year, I have authored dozens of articles on Blockchain Technology, conducted dozens of interviews with key thought leaders in the Blockchain Tech space, spoken at dozens of events on Blockchain Tech, and consulted with numerous companies and entrepreneurs in this space. This session will consolidate my findings and offer recommendations with respect to the future of Blockchain Tech, how to benefit from it, and how to separate the hype from the actual promise. George Howard, Brown University and Berklee College of Music/George Howard Strategic
Streamlining the MBD and Detailing Process with Creo Any Model-Based Definition (MBD) process starts with the annotated 3D model. Attend this session to learn how the new capabilities in Creo Parametric 4.0 help you to quickly annotate your 3D models while capturing the full semantic definition. In case your company is not ready yet to fully move to MBD, you will also learn about the powerful improvements in 2D detailing. Raphael Nascimento, PTC
Internet of Sieves: Data Loss Prevention in the Age of IoT Enterprise-wise, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) has often been a means of "keeping honest people from doing dumb things". However, the advent of the Internet of Things and its rapid proliferation is straining the effectiveness of DLP. Sophisticated, embedded devices are permeating enterprise and home networks. Attack surfaces and data exfiltration opportunities are increasing in lockstep. The shortcomings of IoT security have been well covered, but there has been very little discussion on how to instrument and monitor the channels used by IoT devices in an effort to prevent data loss. In this talk, we will point out some of the possibilities for data exfiltration in various IoT products and the current (and possibly future) state of the art in defending against this problem. Kelly Lum, Tumblr
Zach Lanier, Atredis Partners
Global Retail Technology Market Trends & Predictions Briefing on the state of play of the global retail market including trends, challenges, opportunities and the latest technologies playing a crucial role in transforming the retail industry. Arthur Zaczkiewicz, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD)
Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
MBD Enables Easy Simulation of Product Performance Utilizing a Model-Based Definition, or MBD, of the part requirements creates the opportunity for companies to increase productivity and decrease time to market by reducing the cycle time of many activities in both design and manufacturing phases. For example, digital information can often automatically feed into the manufacturing and inspection equipment in lieu of manual transfer. Another area where many companies still rely on legacy methods is in tolerance analyses – many engineers still use spreadsheets. This area of engineering analysis can also become far more efficient by utilizing software tools specifically designed to understand and update requirements defined within the models. Instead of manually transferring data back and forth all work can occur within the CREO environment where updates are made to the model definitions in real-time. This session will cover how design teams working with manufacturing representatives can efficiently create complete and unambiguous product specifications within the CAD model that result in the lowest-cost products possible. Stephen Werst, Sigmetrix
Augmented IoT- A New Reality? Attend this session to get an understanding of how your organization can achieve a step function change in operations through the confluence of augmented reality and industrial internet of things (IoT). Advances in sensor and IoT platform technologies allow us to track a wide variety of measures, derive actionable insights through advanced analytics and control actions. At the same time progress in optics, camera, battery, and processor technologies have spurred the growth of smart glasses, resulting in devices capable of industrial-level performance. Combine these two exponential technologies and we can enable machine-to-human and machine-to-machine communications – facilitating the real-time transfer of insights and quick realization of business impact. Prashanth Jayaraman, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Mahesh Chandramouli, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Designing Social Robots & Emotional AI Humans are the most emotionally and socially advanced species on the planet. First-generation home robots, however, are task-based robots that don't engage with people. Social robots that can read and understand human emotions, and display their own emotions, have been in development in research labs for some time, but they're just now starting to make their way into homes. This session with explore the technologies powering social robots and emotional artificial intelligence. Social robots that understand and deliver human-like emotions are sophisticated machines, so we'll explore the challenges involved and the benefits of building robots that are more natural to interact with. The session will also include a live demo of Affectiva's emotional AI engine on the Jibo social robot. Steve Crowe, Robotics Trends Media
Robert Pack, Jibo
Abdelrahman Mahmoud, Affectiva
What's New in ThingWorx 8? In this session you'll hear all about about what's new in the latest release of the ThingWorx industrial IoT platform. Additionally, you'll see a demonstration of the latest platform features designed to make is easier to build smart, connected products and implement smart, connected operations. Kathleen Mitford, PTC
Michael Campbell, PTC
IoT - (WTF) Windchill, Technology, Future Panel discussion with Raytheon, AGCO and others discussing how IOT is being incorporated in their business model and how Windchill is a core technology within the entire solution. We will explore the business case, current state, and what they are looking to achieve in the future. Ross Scott, Raytheon
Eric Froebel, AGCO
The Road Ahead: How IoT is Shaping the Automotive Industry The Internet of Things (IoT) is infiltrating every industry from manufacturing to hairbrushes and does not look like slowing down soon. Whilst IoT is attracting massive investment, few volume deployments have been witnessed with real success. Dr David Pugh, IoT analyst with research firm IDTechEx will discuss how will the innovations unlocking our smart homes and cities will have a potentially paradigm shifting impact the automotive industry and how a useful market is gradually emerging from the confusion. David Pugh, IDTechEx
Retail PLM DevOps Capability and Maturity Model DevOps Framework brings the understanding that software isn’t done until it’s successfully delivered to a user and meets their expectations around availability, performance, and pace of change. Framework aims at improving the efficiency by following Agile and DevOps principles, methods and tools. Manjunath Pandit, ITC Infotech
Yadvinder Changotra, ITC Infotech
Japan User Association News and Views Every year the Japan User Association releases a document summarizing their members' evaluation of Creo from the user's perspective. Members discuss important issues with the current climate of the business process of product design and future enhancements. This information is collected in a document called "Creo KAITAISHINSYO" and has received high praise from PTC R&D. I will share the current activities the association is working on. Shigeru Tsushima, TSUSHIMA.Inc
Driving IoT Success through Monetization and Security As IoT evolves, business models and processes must mature to support new solutions that include hardware, software, services and data. However, many manufacturers are still working on their IoT strategy and haven’t yet defined how they will monetize, protect and update their solutions. The adoption of a software monetization platform drives recurring revenue, increases the value of goods and deepens the customer relationship. By provisioning and managing software and device capability electronically, manufacturers can standardize hardware, create operational efficiencies and react quickly to customer demands. Protecting, securing and updating your IoT solution is just as important as monetizing it and manufacturers that protect applications from cloning, hacking and accidental overuse are well poised to capitalize on all that the IoT offers. During this session we will share how manufacturers can create more value from their IoT solutions and discuss use cases and best practices. Michael Costa, Flexera Software
Real-time Monitoring for Collaborative Robots The pace of change in technology is accelerating. New challenges arise every day, and innovative companies are using new solutions to meet those challenges. One of those solutions are COBOTS (Collaborative Robots) that helps the industry to reduce risk and repetitive tasks in a new and effective way. We were able to merge the physical COBOT with a digital twin by executing a full scope project with the ThingWorx technology from PTC. We were able to quickly and easily connect to the robot using ThingWorx’s industrial connectivity, powered by Kepware, and then quickly build applications that enabled real time monitoring and alert management. The team also developed AR experiences to enable clients to see the digital object move in a physical space. Jeff Bates, Kepware (PTC)
Christian Radillo, PTC
Jose Ortiz Gutierrez, PTC
Reducing the Cost Impact of Engineering Errors, Changes and Escapes for 3D Product Data The findings revealed in this presentation coalesce years of experience based on customer consulting engagements and 3D CAD validation projects conducted by ITI. Steven Meyers, International TechneGroup Inc.
One Size CAN Fit All: Leveraging IoT Gateways for Channel Success This year, 6.4 billion IoT devices will be connected worldwide, jumping to nearly 21 billion by 2020. Advances in architecture supporting IoT and M2M connectivity provide channel partners a rare opportunity to serve dynamic markets - transportation, industry, law enforcement, and many others - with a single platform that can scale to fit. New gateways offer real-time, on-site analysis, using fog computing integrated with cloud-based analytics, which provides added flexibility and performance. Advances in connectivity ensure high-quality, 'always on' communications. Managed service capabilities allow channel partners to monitor, update, and maintain their deployments. Paola Realpozo, LILEE Systems
Upgrading to Windchill 11.0 Migrating from PDMLink 10.2 to 11.0? Hear how Daktronics will be migrating their Windchill environments from PDMLink 10.2 M030 CPS23 to PDMLink 11.0 M030 including upgrades to Oracle 12c with a 500 GB database. The migration will run across five test and one production environment consisting of 24 servers, all new production hardware, supporting over 500 users spanning engineering, sourcing, manufacturing and service. Learn how detailed planning, multiple test runs, and user preparation will allow us to successfully complete the production system upgrade over a single weekend. Leo Schleicher, Daktronics
Andy Hermanson, Daktronics Inc.
Say ‘Yes’ to the Dress: How David’s Bridal Develops the Right Product, at the Right Price, Faster with Consumer-Driven Predictive Analytics It’s tough to develop and pick successful new products. With new product failure rates well over 50%, even experienced designers and merchants struggle to launch products that will win in the market. Leveraging the power of predictive analytics, retailers and brands can identify which products will resonate best with customers and make better decisions armed with both history-based planning tools and the voice of the customer. Join us to learn how incorporating the voice of the customer into assortment and planning decisions can significantly reduce markdowns and increase margins. Discussion points include how to: - Reduce markdowns by more accurately forecasting demand, AUR price, and margin for each item - Shorten time to market, cut product testing costs, and increase new product success rates using customer-powered predictive analytics. - Leverage your PLM investment by integrating with ThingWorx Advanced Analytics and real-time consumer input for optimized line planning. Gretchen Jezerc, First Insight
Mark Chrystal, David's Bridal
Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
100% BOM Association and What it Can Do for You We will share an overview of the implementation of 100% association between WTParts and CAD Objects across John Deere. The implementation enables full visualization of the Engineering BOM (EBOM). Cory Oltrogge, John Deere
The Digital Value Chain - GE's Manufacturing Journey We will share the solution strategy that enabled our digital thread solution connecting CAD, PLM, ERP and MES pillar applications to enable digital manufacturing. We'll outline multiple use cases supporting make to stock, configure to order and engineer to orderflows. Additionally, we'll highlight business challenges and application limitations that need to be overcome to meet all business requirements. Robert Ibe, General Electric - Industrial Solutions
Design for Additive Manufacturing A review of the capabilities in Creo 4.0 to Design for Additive Manufacturing, and an explanation on how a Creo user can take advantage of the 3D printing capabilities without transferring data across multiple software packages specialized in different tasks. Jose Coronado, PTC
Creo Parametric 4.0: Core Modeling Product Update Learn about the latest enhancements to Creo Parametric’s core and flexible modeling capabilities, which apply both to regular part mode and sheet metal design. The session ends with a look at what’s planned for in Creo 5.0. Martin Neumueller, PTC
Service Transformation: New Ways to Grow Your Business for Less Across many industries, innovation is creating powerful synergies between connected devices, the cloud, and business applications. At the same time, global competition is unrelenting and when product margins are under pressure, manufacturers and service providers must look for new ways to drive their businesses growth. Learn how companies are embracing digital transformation and leveraging service as a key area of that transformation to drive efficiency, profits and customer experience. Lubor Ptacek, ServiceMax, from GE Digital
USAF/ARMY – “Increase Readiness, Improve Warfighter Support” through Agile, Integrated Mission Planning The U.S. Department of Defense operates the most complex global supply chains in the world. The USAF is highly respected for managing one of the most complex supply chains with over 5,000 aircraft, 650,000 items, and supports weapon systems in 1,500 locations across a global theatre of operations. PTC Service Parts Management SaaS will enable the USAF to improve demand forecast accuracy, reduce planning workload, implement comprehensive supply planning with supportability, achieve near real-time supply chain metrics, improve logistics cost estimation and optimize aircraft availability by location. The U.S. Army established the Transforming Army Supply Chains (TASC) project to investigate the nature, causes, and consequences of demand uncertainty and supply variability. TASC identified and tested several catalysts for innovation, including mission-based forecasting (MBF), a new concept to support demand planning for military operations. MBF capitalizes on big data, the Internet of Things (IOT), and predictive analytics for condition-based maintenance (CBM). CBM extends predictive maintenance concepts through the use of sensors, Internet connectivity, and digital analytics to determine the remaining useful life of items and ensure replacement as needed prior to executing a particular mission. MBF testing has resulted in substantial reductions in forecast error, inventory savings of billions of dollars, and elimination of costly work-arounds. Danny Hale, United States Coast Guard
Dave Robbins, PTC
e.GO Life: Outcome-based Design for Electric Cars Electric cars that are fun, practical and affordable – e.GO Mobile takes a radically new approach to design, validate and produce lightweight e-cars for everyday use. Uncompromising cost efficiency and maximum flexibility are key to success in this highly competitive and fast-changing market. The traditional OEM-Supplier approach has been replaced with a collaborative research and engineering partner network. The agile product engineering process is characterized by small and fast iterations to get immediate feedback from prototype users. Rather than wasting time and effort by managing copious amounts of requirements and textual specification documents which quickly become outdated, a model-based system design allows for early system behavior validation through simulation, automatic generation of all necessary software elements for system connectivity and prototype-in-the-loop validation for constant improvement of critical performance parameters such as the e-car’s range. This session explains and demonstrates these techniques with PTC’s model-based systems engineering capabilities in combination with Thingworx as IoT platform. Christoph Braeuchle, PTC
Panel Discussion: Connecting Your Business to the Smart Cities We All Live In Hear from our panel of experts representing, City of Boston, BigBelly, Envision Charlotte, Libelium, and Tampere, as they discuss how their cities are leveraging technology to drive better city outcomes in areas such as energy, water, waste, buildings, and transportation. Attend this session to learn more about how your business can collaborate with cities to create new mutually beneficial opportunities. Teppo Rantanen, City of Tampere
Carlos Herrando, Libelium
Nigel Jacob, Office of the Boston Mayor
Amy Aussieker, Envision Charlotte
Leila Dillon, Bigbelly
Scott McCarley, PTC
Product Update: Creo Product Insight Learn about the new Creo Product Insight and how it will help you design and optimize smart connected products. Take advantage of the IoT to understand how your products are really being used, improve product quality and ensure that future products better meet the needs of your customers. Arnaud van de Veerdonk, PTC
The Mind Map of an IoT Chief Security Architect The mind map of a security architect for an end-to-end IoT platform may look like the map Lewis and Clark started with for their expedition through the Louisiana Territory. Like those intrepid explorers, security architects need a wide range of skills and experience to navigate in Terra Incognito. And, even with all the right experiences, the architect cannot be sure when they will reach their destination and at what cost. In this talk, we will identify some of the core elements of a successful end-to-end IoT platform and consider whether the same level of security is required at all corners of such an IoT ecosystem. Like intrepid explorers: we'll help you navigate a highly fragmented market to deliver products and platforms to customers, executing multiple steps of Sacagawean-like translations between elements such as: (1) SOC, BLE and Wifi chips to high availability load balancers; (2)Docker-based micro services on AWS; (3) Secure Element API and device SDK to REST API and COAP; (4) Secure boot and firmware update to AWS authorized OS images and CloudFormation templates; (5) Device factory provisioning to commissioning, on boarding, and cloud registration; (6) Device secure storage to AWS KMS for DB encryption; and (7) Code static analysis to DDOS incident response Madjid Nakhjiri, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center
Augmenting the Industrial Enterprise Adoption of Augmented Reality is accelerating. To support this growth, today’s augmented reality experiences need content: sensor readings, geometry, sequences and other information. Augmenting rich content, in context of the physical product, enables end-users to make decisions, process requests and take action. An abundance of content makes the industrial enterprise, with detailed CAD designs, petabytes of business data and the ability to incorporate connected IoT readings, the logical next frontier for AR. Come join our panel discussion as we explore the future of AR in the industrial enterprise and the tremendous value waiting to be unlocked. Bill Ryan, PACCAR
Kari Terho, Elisa Corporation
Paul Boris, Vuzix
Gary Garcia, Toshiba International Corporation
Matthew Sheridan, PTC
Smart Robotics: Making Robots Intelligent, Cognitive, Aware Any Internet search for the terms "artificial intelligence," "cognition," or "machine learning" with the word "robotics" will return a slew of research and commercial initiatives focused on the intersection of the technologies. Many of these are focused on using robotics to further the understanding of the brain, while others emphasize these technologies as an enabler for robotic decision making, object identification, vision processing, navigation, motor control, sensor integration and other functions, as well as speech, facial and emotion recognition. In this session, attendees will learn how the latest AI and machine learning software and hardware technologies and techniques are being employed to make robotics systems more intelligent. Dan Kara, ABI Research
Subscription Models as a Foundation for Customer Success In the technology markets, the move toward software as a service (SaaS), a rise of connected devices and associated monetization models, and a trend where products serve as a conduit for digital services are driving the rise of subscription. Elsewhere, industries such as media and communication, retail, education, and healthcare are also experiencing a shift toward subscription. In the software industry, the subscription momentum will continue as more software vendors look to shift entirely to subscription approaches, and as subscription becomes the standard pricing methodology for new software offerings. For software customers, the benefits of subscription include the ability to take advantage of innovation by receiving all updates or upgrades as part of the subscription, simplified license management, increased purchasing efficiency, reduced capital spending, lower up-front costs, and more predictable long-term costs. At the same time, customers have valid concerns about the subscription model, and should understand the risks and how to mitigate them before entering into an agreement. Amy Konary, IDC
Getting Ready for the European Union (EU) Medical Device Regulation (MDR) During this presentation, Caroline Leab from Abbott and David Wolf from PTC, will review big changes that are coming for medical device manufacturers if they want to sell products into the European Union. The most significant changes in the proposed regulation include Product Scope Expansion, More Stringent Clinical Evidence, Identification of “Qualified Person”, Implementation of EU Unique Device Identification (UDI), Rigorous Post-Market Oversight and Specifications. There are different ways to tackle the changes when going from the EU’s current Medical Device Directive (MDD) to the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Your company might want to consider a mock audit in which you will review your technical file with a notified body. Caroline Leab, Abbott
David Wolf, PTC
Visualization & Trending of Your Enterprise Change Information Many companies have difficulty in tracking where they are and what is happening in their change processes. Tristar has developed applications to extend out-of-the-box reporting and Windchill UI to make this easier for all level of users to get the data they need the way they need it. Steve Schroeder, TriStar, Inc.
Bryan Enabnit, TriStar, Inc.
Connecting the ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity Server to Devices Are you looking to optimize industrial operations? Data is generated in the Operational Technology and Information Technology worlds in very different ways. On the manufacturing floor, physical assets are controlled by one or more generic, headless computers called Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). These systems are manufactured by a variety of vendors and are configured, monitored and controlled by a dizzying array of unique short haul protocols. This session will demonstrate how to leverage the ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity server, powered by Kepware, to connect common industrial hardware and software systems. Paul Cameron, PTC
IoT: Security & Privacy In 2016, IoT security and data privacy became headline news. Several attacks using IoT devices took down popular websites and some individuals believe this was just a test for things to come. What is the status of IoT Security? Who is deploying security on IoT devices? What type of cybersecurity measures are being used and why isn’t every IoT device manufacturer deploying security? What will be the tipping point that will force widespread adoption of IoT Security? This session will help provide insight into the status of IoT Security and Privacy and provide simple measures that can be taken to help protect devices. John Pratt, Device Authority
Enterprise Change & ThingWorx Navigate Value Attendees of this session will be better able to understand the value of Enterprise Change with ThingWorx Navigate, the ThingWorx Platform, and the #Vision for myView, New Vision's Change Review App. Dave Ackley, New Vision
Jeff Stebbins, New Vision
Enabling Certificates and Unique Device Identity without the Headache of PKI We'll explore the importance of Identity as a foundation of IoT security, and delve into the role played by Certificates, Authentication, Authorization, and Cloud. We’ll demonstrate how these critical elements can be easily enabled within your ThingWorx project, leveraging fully managed identity services and the CMS VerdeTTo Access Control Valve for ThingWorx. Jack Palivoda, Certified Security Solutions (CSS)
Lunch - Tuesday Join us for lunch on the Lawn on D!
NEW! PTC Navigate 3D Parts Search and Sourcing See how 3D search can accelerate design with Creo, Windchill and PARTsolutions. This new tool by CADENAS PARTsolutions helps users to instantly search and source components directly within their application. This session focuses on bringing content and powerful intelligent search for parts into Creo and Windchill. Asbjorn Melo, CADENAS PARTsolutions
Topple your Competition with Connected Field Service What does reactive service cost your organization? From downtime and lost output experienced by your customers, to costly truck rolls absorbed by your business, it can cost you hard earned profit margins and customer loyalty. Together, ServiceMax and PTC offer the first solution to seamlessly combine IoT machine data with a field service delivery system. With more intelligent service you can uncover new ways to win your market and topple the competition. Sarang Sambare, ServiceMax
ThingWatcher: Analyze your Application Behavior and Performance What is anomaly detection and why is it useful? This session will provide a peek under the hood of ThingWatcher. We’ll introduce ThingWatcher anomaly detection, show you how ThingWatcher learns what normal state is and how ThingWatcher discerns between normal and abnormal states. Michael Grinshpon, PTC
Break in Xtropolis - Tuesday Join us in Xtropolis!
Make IoT Reports in Minutes Learn how to generate reports from your IoT data in a matter of minutes. Create custom reports, export them and schedule them for email delivery. We'll provide you with a demo of ReportTHING - a ThingWorx extension that will give your reporting new life and raise the bar of what to expect from your data. Michael Sack, TeraCode Inc.
Speeding NPI Process with PLM Analytics Organizations, to launch a New Product within the stipulated time to market, are faced with challenges due to dispersed stakeholders and their global manufacturing footprint. The entire timeline for release can be impacted due to a delay in few mission critical tasks. To mitigate these risks, access to NPI data from previous product releases is critical to identify potential bottle necks and optimize workload to gain business agility. Additionally, consolidating data that is distributed across various Enterprise Data Silos is essential in creating Business Ready Datasets that are readily available to the users across organization. This allows business to plan, manage New Product Programs, select reliable vendors, improve efficiency and traceability. Further, integrating PLM data with other enterprise systems such as ERP, MES, maintenance (MRO) and SCM, organizations can plan ahead for post-release product support and drive customer satisfaction. Debatra Sengupta, Acnovate Corporation
Uma Mahesh Yalavarthi, Acnovate Corporation
Managing & Integrating BIM with PTC Products This session would provide PTC users with insights of managing BIM data in Creo and Windchill. We would be discussing on the Interoperability solutions between Creo & Revit /IFC (BIM Formats). We would also walk through on how to manage & integrate BIM data in Windchill using custom BIM Workgroup manager and specifically discuss on managing Revit data like Drawing sheets, BOM, link files etc. inside Windchill. Srini Venkat, SrinSoft, Inc.
Who Wants to be a Creo Engineer? Attend this fun, interactive presentation on Creo Parametric 4.0 tips and tricks. In game show fashion, you'll team up and answer questions all while learning tips, tricks and what's new in Creo Parametric 4.0. Topics covered will range from general usability to new advanced features. You'll have the ability to test your knowledge to see if you have what it takes to call yourself a Creo Engineer. Steven LaPha Jr., NASA - KSC ESC
Vanessa Martins, NASA - KSC ESC
FDA’s Case for Quality - Investing in Quality Pays Case for Quality is a multi-year FDA led initiative to develop best practices to improve product and manufacturing quality beyond compliance with regulatory requirements. The effort is being coordinated by Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), a partnership between FDA, industry and other collaborators. Because of repetitive quality issues and stagnant data among device manufacturers, the FDA and medical technology companies should: 1) Collaborate on practices in device design and production to enhance patient safety and access to high quality medical devices. 2) Change focus from just regulatory compliance to sustained product quality. 3) Continually engage all parties to advance device product quality. All of this leads to Windchill QMS, a solution that creates a closed loop system established on a single repository, harmonized with ISO 13485 which is a quality management standard for medical devices. The solution covers the complete lifecycle of a medical device from initial conception to final disposal. We will share USDM Life Sciences journey on all the points outlined above. Travis Reeder, USDM Life Sciences
Kim Hutchings, USDM Life Sciences
How IoT and AR Reach Crazy Fast Speeds Utilizing IoT and Augmented Reality throughout a Race Car's Lifecycle. Abstract: Griiip, a startup company, designs and manufactures innovative race cars targeted at the entry level racing categories. Griiip implements new technologies with an emphasis on affordability while creating a new racing experience for all. Using IoT and Augmented Reality (AR) is a significant part of the company's strategy to change motorsport. Suppling users and consumers with all the data they need, directly and right-on-time, will enable them to operate independently without intermediary entities. We will share how Griiip uses the sensors installed on its G1 race cars to collect, analyze, and present data benefiting and increasing the effectiveness of each participant throughout the cars' life cycle: engineering, operations, service, marketing, sales and -most important- the drivers and viewers. Tamir Plachinsky, Griiip Automotive Engineering LTD
Industrie 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing, PTC’s Manufacturing Transformation Journey We'll take you through the manufacturing Journey. Learn to continuously improve your operational performance and flexibility through digital manufacturing, real-time intelligence predictive analytics and more. You will be taken through 3 stages of the journey, Understand, Advance and Outperform. We will cite customer success stories. JP Provencher, PTC
The A to Z of Parts Pricing and Inventory Finding a balance between developing a profitable pricing strategy while building customer loyalty is a challenge for many aftersales divisions. Countless factors, such as lifecycle considerations, and competition can critically impact the price model. We will review trending issues in parts pricing and show you how to create an effective pricing strategy. We'll touch on best practices based on our expertise and experience with countless clients as well as how to best incorporate Service Parts Management techniques such as forecasting into your Service Parts Pricing strategy. Chris Rose, AGCO
Helen Taptich, AGCO North America
Jon Utterback, Barkawi Management Consultants
Ruchir Patel, AGCO
IoT Delivers Cleaner Air, Rivers, Lakes and Swimming Pools A deep dive into multiple case studies of how we use IoT, Analytics and Augmented Reality for governmental bodies and Manufacturers in Europe. You'll learn how these transformational technologies, including high-speed data networks, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, IoT, cloud computing, augmented reality and data analytics combine to manage infrastructure systems and create superior products. Our case studies include monitoring and forecasting bacteria in rivers, lakes, swimming pools and using real-time data from sensors for cleaner air. Manufacturers can now answer questions like, "Where in our production sequence can we improve the quality of our products?" "What are the weak links of our products?" "Is there a relationship between production glitches and our various vendors?" We will take you through a journey of how governmental bodies and Enterprise companies are transforming their business models and strategies by embracing IoT and moving towards Analytics and Augmented Reality. David Daud, ThingFarm
Hack Attack: Hands-on Hacking of Common Internet of Things Devices Leading security researchers from the firm Independent Security Evaluators will demonstrate exploits against a handful of connected devices. ISE expert Drew Ogle will explain and show how attackers would progress through an actual exploit, describing the attack anatomy along the way. You will be left with a tangible sense for how IoT devices get broken, and how to think about better securing them. Drew Ogle, Independent Security Evaluators
A Herculean Service Story We'll take you through how Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co is using the PTC Service and Parts Information for S1000D solution to provide its customers with a next generation Service Information Solution in support of the world famous C130J Hercules Program. There is no aircraft in aviation history - either developed or under development - that can match the flexibility, versatility and relevance of the C-130J Super Hercules. In continuous production longer than any other military aircraft, the C-130 has earned a reputation as a workhorse ready for any mission, anywhere, anytime. Bill Hackney, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company-Marietta
Ian Boulton, PTC
Digitizing Design and Product Development The session will explore the shift toward digital tools and methods across design and product development processes to improve speed to market, drive innovation and enable better communication. Yoram Burg, Efi Optitex
Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
Quach Hai, PTC
Panel Discussion: Leading Industry Experts Share their Model Based Definition Journeys: Where They Are, How Things Are Working and the Challenges Encountered Join this presentation to hear leading industry experts from Raytheon, GE Oil & Gas, TE Connectivity and US Army ARDEC and Capvidia share how their organizations are approaching Model Based Definition (MBD) from pilot to production. Discussion points include: • Creating leadership support to train and pilot MBD while engaging other functional areas • Developing foundational standards for MBD to be implemented prior to initiating any transition to MBD. • Selection of a MBD pilot with wide-ranging contact (supply chain, quality, manufacturing) without critical path deliverables for low risk and high leverage value • How US Army ARDEC is using 3D pdf’s applied to Technical Data Packages under ARDEC’s MBE umbrella. • Utilizing Legacy 2D drawings with models automatically transferred to 3D Annotated MBD Models • GE Oil & Gas framework and integration of tools such as MBDVidia for PTC Creo provides clear benefits of 3D Annotated Models • The biggest cultural change is not necessarily moving from detailing a 2D drawing to annotating a 3D model but rather the paradigm shift in what ways and how the 3D model is used by others. Mark Nielsen, TechAzul
William Cockrell, Raytheon
Ryan Gelotte, TE Connectivity
Daniel Campbell, Capvidia
PLM Roadmap The Internet of Things is an industry game-changer. In order to stay competitive, it is essential that organizations embark on a Digital Engineering Journey to transform the way that they create products that are smart and connected. Over the past year, PTC has introduced new PLM solutions that will fast-forward your organization along its journey – energizing and connecting your product development teams and in turn, enabling you to get greater value from your PLM investments. We’ve taken important steps to integrate and extend the software and systems you depend on. During this session, hear more about how PTC’s PLM solutions can help completely transform the way that your organization engineers products, see demos of these solutions in action, and explore PTC’s roadmap to continue your organization’s evolution in the IoT era. If you are a Windchill customer, this is one session you cannot afford to miss! Francois Lamy, PTC
Driving Design Reuse to Increase Productivity and Enable Collaborative Design Camso is the world’s leading manufacturer of off-road tires, tracks and track systems. This presentation shares how we are able to use top-down design methodologies to drive design reuse, increase productivity, and enable collaborative design. I will review Camso’s 3D model design process from conceptual idea to manufacturing the mold. As we go through, I will highlight and demonstrate specific Creo functionality we use throughout the process and how it is benefits our designers and suppliers. Martin St-Laurent, Camso
Shared Robot Learning in Omni-Channel Order Fulfillment When robots are able to share their experiences across platforms and form factors, more robots and flexible operations are possible. Interoperability and information sharing is crucial for wide adoption of autonomous systems. Daniel Theobald, Vecna
The Retrofit Opportunity for Connected Car The average car on the road is 11 years old. Why wait until connected cars trickle down to the masses? New products and services enable consumers to add some connected car features to their existing car. And these enable your business to offer new services and engagement to hook customers to your services and products. In this presentation, we will survey the emerging technologies, devices, and business models. These retrofit offerings will enable companies to use IoT to better serve customers in cars, without depending on the automakers. Frank E. Gillett, Forrester Research
ThingWorx Industrial IoT Platform Overview Come experience all of the functionality in the ThingWorx Platform as senior leadership shares with you the latest functionality and capabilities. You will see engaging demos that highlight the leading IoT platform. Michael Campbell, PTC
Riaan Lourens, PTC
Enterprise NPD Analytics - Visibility into Smart Decision Making! In smart connected product design, a product is as an outcome of smart decisions. And near real time visibility enables organizations to make informed decisions eventually making them smart. We are pioneering the PLM& Big Data model for near real time visibility into NPD process. The analytics thereafter is helping organizations to make smart decisions and take the remediation steps to avoid delays and failures in their NPD journey. Jagmeet Singh, Cognizant
Connected Service Experience At PTC LiveWorx, ITC Infotech will be presenting a Connected Service Experience that showcases how ThingWorx is transforming the way products can be serviced. Using Augmented Reality, a Field Technician has access to real-time. Dominic Dsouza, ITC Infotech USA Inc.
Jitender Hooda, ITC Infotech USA Inc.
It's Not Your Grandmother's IoT : Blockchain and IoT Morph into an Emerging Technology Powerhouse Blockchain and IoT are red-hot and the possibilities are endless in connecting things to the Internet. According to Business Insider, $6 Billion will be invested in Internet of Things which will generate $13 TRILLION by 2025. And Blockchain is poised to reduce banking infrastructure by $12 BILLION a year by 2015, according to Accenture. This panel brings you experts who are combining IoT and Blockchain real world. Did you know that IoT and Blockchain is being used with… fruit? And that it has world leader visibility? And your credit cards… and how is blockchain changing IoT? This panel has the latest in this latest emerging technology morphing: Blockchain and IoT. Susan Poole, BlockBridge Advisory
Paul Tatro, Blockchain Training Institute
Ismail Malik, Blockchain Lab
Russell Moore, TSYS
Christian Saucier,
Digital Life in Smart Cities Tech Mahindra deployed a Smart City solution in a massive IT centric Special Economic Zone in India being developed as a one-point destination for residential as well for international companies. We have developed it into Smart City Living lab. Various Smart City solutions for Energy Management, Environmental Monitoring, Security & Surveillance, Smart Parking and Digital Life are developed and integrated with the ThingWorx Platform. We will do a walkthrough during the session. Saurabh Singhal, Tech Mahindra
NGE IT – Technical Collaboration Architecture for Systems Engineering In the idea economy, time to market is everything, the ability to engineer solutions quickly and efficiently makes the difference between leading and following, between profit and loss. HPE’s Next Gen Engineering (NGE) IT concepts can shrink your product development timelines through secure collaboration across R&D disciplines. Based on HPE Edgeline, this architecture drives performance gains and cost improvements for PTC Creo, Thingworx AR, CAE, and other graphics rich application environments. Limit your data replication cost and wait times. Control and secure your IP. Work together with partners, suppliers and your own distributed departments. Alfred Pargfrieder, HPE EMEA
Best Practices in the Integration of PTC Windchill with ERP Systems Connecting PTC Windchill to the ERP system is vital for an efficient flow of information between development and logistics. Mr. Afschin Dideban will introduce and compare different basic methods of integration and point out the pros and cons of each method. He will highlight the benefits of an interface between the two systems in general and the technical requirements that an interface should fulfill. Afschin Dideban, Innoface GmbH
Innovation at Speed – Accenture Liquid Studio In our session, we will discuss the importance of, and benefits from, building a platform for innovation. At the Accenture Liquid Studio, we’ve made a significant investment in creating the tools needed to rapidly prototype new experiences, leveraging a selection of open source hardware and software. Join us for insights in how to drive new ideas from concept through pilot. AJ Bubb, Accenture
Upstream Model Driven DFM and Cost Analysis: A Step Towards the Digital Enterprise With ever growing competition, organizations are figuring out ways to succeed in the marketplace. To ensure that they succeed, it is important to bring new, innovative, good quality products out in the market before the competition and at acceptable prices. One of the ways of to contribute in achieving this objective in a New Product Development process is to be track, manage and reduce the high impact DFM, DFA issues which eat into schedule and cost plans. Having a seamless digital thread helps organizations track designs right from concept to the shop floor and into the hands of the customer. There are many software which contribute to creating and empowering this digital thread. One of them is a software which helps you avoid design to manufacturing iterations, collaborate effectively with the supply chain and know your product costs upfront so that design decisions can be taken in a cognizant manner. In this session, we will see how this concept can be made a reality and how organizations can take a step towards building the digital thread and the digital factory of the future using an enterprise wide MBD and DFM initiative supported by the right software. Rahul Rajadhyaksha, HCL Technologies Ltd
Next Gen Composer: What’s New Curious about new ThingWorx developments? First released with Thingworx 7.4, ThingWorx’s next generation Composer is built using modern design concepts and latest technologies to improve the user experience. This session will introduce you to the newest version of Composer. Come see the latest developments and join an open Q&A. Christopher Carney, PTC
Automation of Order-to-Cash Process in Oil and Gas Water Management Services Around 20 billions barrels of water are produced every year onshore US from more than 1.5 millions oil and gas wells. This water is stored in tanks, requiring about 100 million truck rotations to recycle it. Each rotation involves a full Order-to-Cash process including a Service Request, a Field ticket, an Invoice and a Payment between the water hauler and the producer. This largely manual, paper-based process is hugely inefficient and costly at at a time when the industry is in great need of efficiency through automation. We will discuss how IoT on water tanks combined with a central integration B2B cloud platform can save money and optimize operations. Jean-pierre Foehn, Amalto Technologies
How PLM Can Clean Your House We will discuss how iRobot was able to break down the barriers between engineering and operations leading to reduced costs and shorter cycles to market. Learn through iRobot's real-world example how to transform product development with PLM one step at a time. From Bill of Materials (BOM)structure setup, to parts classification, change management, supplier management, BOM forecasting and even product cost analytics. Stephen Drzewiczewski, iRobot
Maximizing PLM through Custom Role Based Navigate Apps Learn more about how to maximize your investment in PLM by approaching your organization with Role based applications developed on the PTC Navigate platform. KPIT will walk through its approach to creating Navigate apps which are compelling and targeted to specific business functions in the organization. Through these applications you can maximize your existing investment in PLM by engaging additional portions of the business whose role may not be to view data just through the lens of PLM. Case study will follow the example of Navigate apps already released by KPIT targeted towards specific industries. Robert Morrison, KPIT
Managing the World of Spare Parts The complexities of the modern supply chain raise several challenges for managing a global inventory of spare parts. A sophisticated tool like PTC Service Parts Management delivers multiple advantages. The right partner -like Barkawi- can provide expert guidance as you make strategic decisions that will impact parts availability, forecasting and customer satisfaction in an enormous way. We will review trending issues in parts management and discuss how to create an effective parts management strategy. And we will share exciting advancements in the SPM solution and the exciting momentum in the market. Joining us will be two industry leaders using PTC SPM solution to strong results. Vasu Narayanan, Barkawi Management Consultants
Traci White, Servizzio
Steven Caldwell, PTC
Model Based Enterprise from Pilot to Production Leading industry experts from Raytheon, NASA and US Army ARDEC and MBSE Solutions share how their organizations are approaching Model Based Enterprise (MBE) from pilot to production. Discussion points include: ? Expanding how 3D models are used at all functional levels through the enterprise including manufacturing operations and quality ? Selection of a MBD pilot with wide-ranging contact (supply chain, quality, manufacturing) without critical path deliverables for low risk and high leverage value ? How US Army ARDEC is using 3D pdf's applied to Technical Data Packages under ARDEC's MBE umbrella. ? Why NASA is implementing Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and SySML William Cockrell, Raytheon
James Hummell, MBSE Solutions
Mark Nielsen, TechAzul
Bryan Fraser, NASA
Ian Boulton, PTC
The Ultimate ALM Session Introducing Windchill-integrated ALM! ALM solutions now offer deep integrations to Windchill for streamlined visibility and traceability across the product lifecycle. Learn about new features that supercharge the PTC Requirements and Validation, Model-Based Systems Engineering, and Global Software Development solutions. See demos of solutions in action, and explore the PTC roadmap for transforming software and systems engineering for manufacturers. If you're a Windchill, Creo or Integrity customer, this is one ALM session you can't afford to miss! Steve Partridge, PTC
Matthew Hause, PTC
Integration Potholes, Speed Bumps and Roadblocks Integration, once the key to innovation, is fast becoming the key to mere survival. Software is becoming a principle driving force in the design of highly engineered products. As a result the necessity of ALM / PLM integration is becoming self evident. We'll show you the first steps taken by BAE Systems US Controls division along the path to an integrated solution. Delve into the trade-offs and design decisions that were made along the way and their ramifications. Apply the lessons learned to your ALM / PLM integration projects. Ron Welch, BAE Systems
Medical Device Innovator’s Customer Panel Hear from representatives from five leading health care and medical device manufacturers in an engaging and highly interactive session. Moderated by industry analysts Dan Matlis and Sandra Rodriguez of Axendia, this panel discussion will explore real-world strategies for addressing common technology challenges in the health care industry. Panelists from Alcon/Novartis, Roche, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, and Stryker bring diverse expertise spanning service, quality, software engineering and R&D domains. Bring your questions – and share your insights! Daniel Matlis, Axendia
Sandra Rodriguez, Axendia
Toniel Speidel, Stryker
Philip Day, Medtronic
Mark Turner, Novartis
John Krug, Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
Ask the Experts: Creo Join the Creo Product Managers as they answer your most-burning product questions and reveal expert short-cuts and uncommon tips to gaining the most from Creo. Jose Coronado, PTC
Arnaud van de Veerdonk, PTC
Russell Hsu, PTC
Jim Barrett-Smith, PTC
Paul Sagar, PTC
Raphael Nascimento, PTC
Berthold Hug, PTC
Mark Fischer, PTC
Martin Neumueller, PTC
Panel Discussion: Leveraging Next-Gen Tech to Develop Truly Trend-Driven Fashion Join a panel of retail technology executives, industry thought-leaders and design/product development experts who will discuss the plan-and-create stages of the fashion product lifecycle, including how to better capitalize on trends to feed stronger assortment planning and design, and explore in more detail the shift toward digital tools and methods across design and product development processes. Darren Glenister, PTC
Monte Riehl, Sportmaster
Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
Megan Coale, Vera Bradley
Jim Shea, First Insight
Eric Symon, PTC
Finding Business Value in IoT Typically, most IoT conversation are technically focused. Questions such as Why implement a smart, connected product or operations strategy? or Why is IoT becoming such a strategic part of many businesses?…often get overlooked for conversations surrounding technology. During this panel discussion you will discover the true business value of IoT and hear from business leaders who are taking advantage of the IoT market opportunity and becoming game-changes in their organizations. Barry Skirble, Bayer Pharmaceuticals
John Bremner, Elekta
Charles Swisher, CenturyLink
Cory Hewett, Gimme
Catherine Kniker, PTC
Rob Patterson, PTC
Securing Real World IoT Deployments: An Update from the IoT Impact Lab IoT Impact Labs is a leading Internet of Things accelerator in New England that pilots early stage IoT solutions with small and mid-sized businesses in areas such as agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, transportation and smart cities. Join IoT Impact Labs founder, Chris Rezendes, and executives from funded companies in a discussion of the information security and privacy challenges that they have faced launching real world Internet of Things companies and solutions. This is a must-see session for anyone who wants to understand the practical security challenges (and solutions) that smart business, industry and infrastructure face. Chris Rezendes, IoT Impact Labs
Steve Roberts,
Liz Wiley, IoT Impact LABS
Karen Schwalbe, Southeastern Massachusetts Agriculture Partnership
Navigating the Cloud Tipping Point Every organization reaches a technology tipping point. New systems and processes work better and make more financial sense than existing ones. We are at a cloud tipping point—a time when organizations are opting to be cloud forward or cloud first. In this session we’ll discuss the organizational shift to cloud as well as the 5 ways that visionary IT organizations can become strategic partners in this time of transition. The move to a cloud forward state goes well beyond the replacement of aging systems and traditional refresh cycles. The shift to cloud has become as much about technology as it has about innovation. In fact, for some organizations the shift to cloud has also become cultural. Dev Ops and Line of Business have a strong voice in cloud selection and procurement. So what does the term cloud first mean and why now? In this session we’ll also explore how a Dev Ops philosophy is leading the charge in a Cloud First world. So if DevOps is driving this cultural and economic shift, where does this leave IT? It’s clear that moving to a cloud- first world changes just about everything. How can your IT team navigate the change? Forward thinking IT firms are shifting from being a builders of computing infrastructure to being brokers of cloud services. Joanne Peterson, Clarify360
Engineering Simulation – Your Best Bet to Develop Innovative Smart Connected Products Faster and Capture IoT Market Opportunity Smart connected products are enabling the digital economy, transforming organizations and entire industries. Autonomous vehicles, personalized medicine, and smart industrial assets, for example, hold the potential to deliver trillions of dollars of economic opportunity. Yet, creating and deploying cost-effective solutions to capture this opportunity requires changes to engineering product development processes and operations. In this session, we will share how leading companies are using engineering simulation platforms to develop smart connected products. We will use automotive industry to illustrate how engineering simulation is traditionally used to accelerate the development of safe, reliable, efficient ground vehicles, and how simulation is accelerating the ongoing transformation towards electrification and autonomy. You will learn how digital exploration, digital prototyping, and digital twins can help your enterprise maximize revenue and profitability through better product design, improved operations, and new services models Mohammad Davoudabadi, ANSYS
Sudhir Sharma, ANSYS
Improving Patient Care with Medical Robotics Medical robotics can lead to a reduction in healthcare costs, error prevention, and lessen the burden on healthcare workers. There are many opportunities for advancements in this industry that will improve patient care. At the same time, there are many challenges standing in the way of getting it right. This panel will discuss the technical challenges of developing medical robotics and cyber-physical systems that can improve patient care delivery while addressing the real cybersecurity, data analytics, and interoperability challenges. Joseph Chapman, The MITRE Corporation
Mark Johnson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Gregory Fischer, WPI Robotics
Krishna Venkatasubramanian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Keyshot - Making Rendering Easy This will be a demo-focused presentation with only a short slideshow presentation. The goal will be to educate viewers on how Luxion makes photo-real rendering attainable for everyone. I will demonstrate features and take time for Q&A. Will Gibbons, Luxion, Inc
What's Next in My IoT Journey? With all the talk about the the next shiny things in IoT—from fresh platforms to augmented reality to virtual reality and more—you're sure to have new shiny questions to match​. If you're wondering where to start, how to bring your Proof of Concept to life, or how ​to get buy-in across the organization, join us for our Ignite Session. We'll offer ideas for determining the right ROI, identifying the skills you need to pull off a successful IoT initiative, handling technical debt and scaling, the importance of security, and, above all, how to handle and capitalize on all that new data. You have questions, we have answers. ​ Nahel Gandhi, Janeiro Digital
Jeff Kushmerek, Janeiro Digital
The Next Two Clicks of Moore’s Law Over the next four years, or two clicks of Moore's Law, a ton about our technology world will change. Scoble will bring you the best from his travels visiting R&D labs, startups, and innovators around the world. He views the world through his rose-colored-mixed-reality glasses, which will be the new user interface for self driving cars, Smart Cities, IoT, and many other things in our world. He'll send you off with some lessons for companies both large and small. Robert Scoble, Transformation Group
Integrating Microsoft Mixed Reality Platform Into Your Business with HoloLens and Microsoft’s Immersive Headsets Microsoft’s Mixed reality brings people, places, and objects from your physical and digital worlds together. Interacting with holograms in mixed reality enables you to visualize and work with your digital content as part of your real world. Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform transforms the ways you communicate, create, collaborate, and explore. This session will discuss use case scenarios for both Microsoft HoloLens and Microsoft Immersive Headsets and how to get started with these platforms. Kevin Collins, Microsoft
If a Creo App Were Installed in a Forest, Would Anyone Hear It? You will learn how to use the XML files that are created during the installation of Creo 3.0 to create a silent install. In addition, we will discuss how to create a command program using XML files to do a silent install of Creo 3 on the client PC and how to customize the icons. Steven North, ITW Food Equipment Group
Augmented Reality for Electrical Design A look at Zuken’s E3.series electrical design, manufacture and test process through the eyes of the Microsoft’s Hololens. See what is possible using the new tools as a copilot in the design environment with direct access to manufacturing information and test procedures. Paul harvell, Zuken
Transforming the Medical Device Market with Machine Data Analytics The Internet of Things and machine data analytics are transforming the medical device market. This session will cover a real world case study of a medical device manufacturer who is leveraging ThingWorx technology along with Glassbeam Analytics to gain product insight and improve usability for its medical devices. Puneet Pandit, Glassbeam
ThingWorx Studio: Advanced Topics and Best Practices Are you intrigued by the possibilities AR offers and would like to learn how to build an AR experience on your own? In this session, we will share how you can customize code examples using JavaScript, CSS, and Data Filters as well as provide best practices concerning the upgradability of your AR application. Jeffrey Wehrman, PTC
Materials Information in Design, Development, and Additive Manufacturing Manage materials information to save time and cost, drive innovation, ensure consistency, avoid risk. We’ll see examples: managing complex test, process, and pedigree data; deploying validated materials in Creo and Windchill; and an emerging solution for managing vital Additive Manufacturing data. Richard Painter, Granta Design Ltd
Gus Baumzweig, Granta Design
Developing Connected Product What’s Needed This presentation is centered around making companies aware of all the aspects you need to consider, understand and decide upon to be successful with your connected product journey. Carl Wendtland, DRIVEN-4
Fred Bellio, DRIVEN-4
Creo Integrated Tolerance Analysis Software - 3DCS Learn how to use embedded GD&T and PMI to develop tolerance analysis models in order to simulate the 3D stack-up and manufacturing process of your product. As part of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) 3DCS tools help manufacturers reduce variation, scrap, rework and create more robust designs. Mike Pritchard, Dimensional Control Systems DCS
Certified ThingWorx Developers Share Their Experience Looking for some guidance in creating predictive maintenance dashboards? In this session, certified ThingWorx Developer Associate, Valerie Cohen from Deloitte Consulting, will discuss her experience working with ThingWorx for a client project. She will explain how her team set up several dashboards around predictive maintenance and successfully read data from PLCs and secondary sensors, created predictive analytics algorithms using the EIS software, and worked closely with members of the PTC team to develop a comprehensive dashboard to convey this information. Keri Wright, Callisto Integration Inc.
Val Cohen, Deloitte Consulting
Powering the Digital Thread with Advanced Visual Collaboration and 3D MBE During the past few years there has been a rapid migration away from conventional 2D engineering drawings, paper based processes and loosely coupled database reports, toward more effective and efficient digital and model based communication and collaboration. This presentation will cover the latest advances in visual collaboration and 3D MBE publishing as powerful processes and technologies that effectively enable the digital thread initiatives of today’s most innovative and efficient manufacturing organizations. Stephen Collins, Anark Corporation
Paul Perreault, Anark Corporation
Transformation is Exhausting … So You´d Better Get Through Quickly This session takes a short walk through recent learnings and examples from HPE IoT transformation projects and opportunities. With a focus on the Manufacturing industry, practical examples are covered on how to engage and how to setup successful projects, as with the accelerating IoT market, waiting is not an option. Matthias Roese, HPE
The Second Wave of the Second Machine Age The first wave of the second machine age automates and augments mental tasks that humans can understand well enough to turn into code. In the second wave, machines are learning how to do tasks on their own, without explicit instructions. This is creating a multi-trillion dollar opportunity. But the benefits are very uneven, with many companies worse off than they were before. In particular, a growing number of winner-take-all markets are dominated by superstar companies while incumbents are challenged to change or die. What’s more, technological advances have created a paradox of growing total wealth, but stagnant median income, undermining our society’s social contract. The implications of the next wave will depend not only the nature of the technology, but also on our management decisions, our policy choices and ultimately, our values. Erik Brynjolfsson
Happy Hour Happy Hour in Xtropolis
Humans or Machines? There is potential for human-centered design to make the future a better place for people and the environment. We will share what we see as the emerging relationship between Humans and Machines within something we call Big Design. Big Design represents a shift in focus from the design of discrete products, services and structures, to more deeply connected, intelligent and interdependent systems bridging multiple contexts, platforms, and scales. The two together will create new types of systems and processes that will achieve more than either humans or machines could by themselves. Patrick Kalaher, frog
Real-Life Digital Twins Using simulation is a critical part of evaluating multiple designs and operating scenarios prior to building prototypes. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) enables a connected simulation-based model of a product or process, known as a simulation-based digital twin. Data derived from the sensors connected to the physical product or process can provide real-time boundary conditions for the digital twin. In addition, the digital twin provides data and insights in the absence of sensors. The digital twin can help determine the root cause of performance problems, evaluate various performance optimization and maintenance strategies, and improve bottom line by perfecting the next generation of products and processes. In this presentation, a real-life digital twin of a motored pump system will be demonstrated showing how to utilize twins for efficient and accurate root cause analysis and corrective actions. Mohammad Davoudabadi, ANSYS
Industry Meet-Up Receptions Mix and mingle with attendees who share your interest, job function, and passion for technology at industry-themed receptions throughout the seaport. Join your peers for a night of networking, fun, food, beverages, and festivities. AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORTATION – Atlantic Beer Garden AEROSPACE & DEFENSE – Lucky’s Lounge RETAIL & APPAREL – Empire Boston HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL DEVICE, LIFE SCIENCES – Bastille Kitchen MANUFACTURING, OIL & GAS AND ENERGY, SMART CITIES – Whiskey Priest ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES – Tavern Road WOMEN LEADERS IN INNOVATION – Row 34 PRODUCT DESIGN & BUSINESS PROCESS, CONSUMER PRODUCTS – Rosa Mexicano
Code & Candy: The Sequel (or CAD-Driven eBOM Structure) Demonstrate how you can capture existing sequence numbers and custom quantities from drawing tables and apply them to assembly models automatically. And how this is done using simple J-Link (or Creo Object Toolkit) code. We will then demonstrate how to use a Windchill Listener to manipulate the WTPart structure to apply custom quantities and units of measure, and how to keep CAD changes in sync even after specific usage links have been disassociated from the CAD structure. All of this plus free candy... Who could ask for anything more? Jim Ellis, JLG Industries, Inc.
Charles Foreman, JLG Industries, Inc.
The Benefits of Doing the Same Thing, the Same Way, Everywhere Learn about Raytheon's journey to provide a repeatable process to deploy their customized Windchill PDMLink environment to both off-network labs and in-country, global data centers. The strategy of one common image allows the company to have the same familiar PLM application throughout the globe. Timothy Swett, Raytheon
Lianne Poisson, Raytheon
Danny Poisson, Raytheon
Twila Pfieffer, Raytheon
ThingWorx Applications for Manufacturing - Rapidly Driving Continuous Improvement The manufacturing segment from PTC will introduce our new starter apps for the factory. The starter apps will support the manufacturing journey outcomes of 1. Unified Connectivity, which provides one unified data source centralizing real-time operational information from disparate production assets, sensors, systems and external sources. 2. Real-time Issue Identifications which monitors the status and performance of assets, production processes, and product quality in real time. Detect anomalies and generate alerts via text, e-mail, web, and mobile dashboards. 3. Role-based Intelligence that offers real-time actionable, role-based operational information empowers teams and enables optimal performance. We will cite specific customer examples and partner support as well as our other solutions like the ThingWorx Platform that make the starter apps possible. JP Provencher, PTC
Kathleen Mitford, PTC
MBD: Reality is in the Eye of the Beholder (Or Stakeholder) We'll discuss some of the challenges you might encounter when exchanging a Model-Based Definition (MBD) between various stakeholders of a product. They often hold disparate positions because they focus on different aspects of the product's lifecycle. This also means exchanging data amongst multiple CAD systems, PDM systems or downstream devices such as inspection equipment. Rosemary Astheimer, Purdue University
Optimizing the Value of PLM with Windchill Multi-CAD Support Windchill historically has provided data management integrations for a multitude of mechanical and electrical/electronic CAD authoring tools. As more and more of today's product innovations contain both mechanical and electrical components, providing this level of support is now critical for enterprise-wide collaboration. Moreover, whether it is via the supply chain or design partners, a product is rarely designed in a single authoring tool. We'll explore working practices for integrating your design data into a complete product definition, while using Creo's Unite technology. We will show you the latest capabilities available with Windchill 11 for streamlining the consumption and reuse of MCAD design data independently of authoring applications. In addition, we will discuss how to effectively incorporate ECAD design data into a product's digital definition in Windchill, enabling global data access, online design reviews, structured BOM generation and MCAD collaboration within a single, digital environment. Steve Shaw, PTC
Linda Mazzitelli, PTC
Service Simulation: Taking the Guesswork Out of Service Parts Supply Chain Service Parts business demands delicate balance between inventory cost and service level. Faced with unpredictable and changing reality, even the most optimally planned supply chains suffers from expensive excesses, service shortfalls, unforeseen disruptions and hazy forward-looking picture of inventory investment. To top it, service as you measure differs from what the best of breed solutions are optimizing to. In order to accurately predict service levels and get a handle on health of your inventory, you need Service Simulation. It is a unique way to get insight into your service parts supply chain, so you can make your inventory work for you – guesswork out, reality in! In this session, you will learn about the various ways you will benefit from Service Simulation, and how Philips used it in annual budgeting process. Shrinaath Chidambaram, Philips
Andrea Lobo, SimAcumen
Vinod Arekar, PTC
Industry Panel Discussion on Additive Manufacturing This panel will discuss the latest advancements in technology for Additive Manufacturing, the implications for manufacturing organizations and the path to implement AM in Production Environments. Roy Sterenthal, 3D Systems
Steve Immel, Materialise
Roger Kelesoglu, Stratasys
Jose Coronado, PTC
Adapting Your Product Designs for a Connected World Many organizations strive to enter the smart connect product market and aren’t sure how to start. In this session you’ll hear two connected device stories from Welch Allyn, a leading global manufacturer of medical devices. David Kellner, Senior Manager of Mechanical Engineering, will share how Welch Allyn set new entry stakes in a mature market segment to stimulate growth and frustrate competition. Leveraging connectivity, they established a new market. You’ll also learn how Welch Allyn continues to incubate and bring new products to market and provide immediate business value to the organization—And their patients! David Kellner, Welch Allyn, Inc.
IoT LIVETALX - Session One Part 1-IoT in Weeks Not Months; What are you waiting for? Join Robert Schmid aka Mr.IoT, as he audaciously shares his passion for all things digital. Robert is Deloitte’s Chief IoT Technologist and a leader of Deloitte’s strategic alliance with PTC Thingworx. Let Robert help you discover that, today, instead of taking months just to connect sensors, edge and cloud, you can now see immediate value from your IoT project. Part 2- A Multidisciplinary approach to accelerating IoT solution development The main goal of an IoT solution is to simplify, accelerate and reduce risk in bringing a product to market. It takes a community to build and operate an IoT solution. Companies engage in building an IoT solution to reduce service costs. Companies also engage in building IoT solutions to reduce manufacturing costs and facilitate design iterations. Building a robust IoT solution is a multi-party engagement. One such engagement is between PTC and Microsoft. By building a joint IoT solution, PTC and Microsoft can add customer value and deepen customer engagement. Cyra Richardson, Microsoft
Robert Schmid, Deloitte Digital
Scope & Speed: Defining a Successful Strategy for IoT in Manufacturing Defining a Strategy to implement IoT in your manufacturing plants is daunting task for most businesses. The promises of the end state results are alluring and measureable. The challenge is how to define and execute on a strategy that fits your business plans. It all starts with establishing current capability and business drivers to define a realistic execution framework for applying IoT in Manufacturing. This session provides a forum for a dialog that will present an actionable approach to build a custom Manufacturing focused IoT strategy framework and deployment path for your business. Paul Engelberth, PTC
How Smart Watches Help You Catch Your Train Smart watches are being worn more and more. A good Smart Watch needs 4G LTE WWAN connectivity to handle mobile payments that require NFC (Near Field Communications) for proximity offline payments and WWAN connectivity for remote online payments. So the expectation of all new Smart Watches is to include Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, NFC and 4G LTE. The biggest usage case globally is not health or fitness. It's as a wearable payment device, especially for public transportation. We will explain the fashion appeal of Smart Watches, also the change in behavior via voice commands needed to fluidly master usage of a Smart Watch and why it is the lowest price point as a IoT Hub device in a Smart network. Karl Weaver, Oasis Smart SIM
ThingWorx Manufacturing Technical Lab In this learning lab you will learn how to get started with the Industrial Internet of Things in a manufacturing environment. Participants will install and explore Kepware’s KepserverEX and ThingWorx Manufacturing starter applications, while configuring and connecting to an edge device acting as a PLC with secondary sensors for asset monitoring. Serge Romano, PTC
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Mashing-up Multiple Data Streams - Lessons Learned Using ThingWorx and Kepware We will review the lessons learned and best practices discovered when developing a mashup that streams live data from several PLC controllers via a Kepware KepServerEX. The mashup uses a repeater to display data for several PLC controllers that are all instances of a Thing Template so that a single mashup can be used, with the mashup displaying unique information from each controller. We'll show how the company mapped controller tags to ThingWorx properties, how they bound those properties to individual controller thing properties, and how they use a scheduler to calculate formulas on the data input to display information like rates, times, hit ratio, etc Yale Evans, Moen
Jasna Camper, Moen
Change Management: Finding the Sweet Spot Between Complex & Simple Change Management is not an easy process for many. Make the process too complex and it impedes user adoption. Missing critical steps with a simple process can lead to increased costs and reduced quality. Getting the right balance for an organization means understanding ones needs to comprehend and implement the change at the right level while delivering a Change Management process that will be adopted. Once that process is developed how do you measure for success? We will discuss paths to determine, deploy and measure a Change Management process with Windchill. Jeff Zemsky, PTC
How Augmented Reality is Really Changing OEM's Reality In our smart, connected world it is more important than ever to have a strong foundation of digital service content to support OEM equipment. Customers are demanding more and more interactive and immersive experiences that help them maintain, operate and optimize the performance of their assets. Join me and explore the exciting possibilities that are emerging with technologies like Augmented Reality. We will share examples of how companies are starting with Digital Service Content and taking their first step on the service transformation journey. Dave Duncan, PTC
Augmented Reality for Industry – Challenges & Benefits A real proven AR use case done by EY and our industrial customers. We'll show the challenges, benefits and limitations you are faced by implementing AR solutions in an industrial environment like e.g. automotive or plant engineering companies. Marco Liesegang, Ernst & Young GmbH WPG
Delivering Smart City Solutions and an Open City Wide Platform to Accelerate Economic Growth and Promote New Solution Innovation Cities have the need to both deliver smart city solutions that provide immediate value, as well as a city wide IoT platform to foster and accelerate future innovations from incubator businesses, universities, and high tech businesses. Cities can accomplish both goals with strategic smart city solution investments cities that together establish the necessary pieces of infrastructure to deliver a city wide platform. A city wide IoT platform in turn will ensure that all investments, such as physical assets, gateways, cloud environments or communication networks, are maximally leveraged and make onboarding new solutions and innovations easier, faster, and more economical. Attend this session to learn how cities can work with an ecosystem of partners that share a common vision to immediately deliver against numerous smart city goals with new smart IoT solutions and realize new opportunities by enabling the rapid deployment of new smart city sensors and solutions by universities, start-ups, and small, medium, and large businesses. The city wide platform will enable developers and businesses to more fully leverage existing IoT infrastructure in the deployment of new sensors and new solutions, and maximize reuse and avoid the reinvention of capabilities that are common to all solutions. The session will examine real world case studies and the key criteria for a city wide IoT platform, including as flexibility, agility, and openness. Also, importantly, the session will highlight how a platform can enable developers to add capabilities and accomplish things that would never have been possible otherwise. Ultimately, the true value of the city wide platform will be measured in its ability to accelerate economic growth in cities by promoting the creation of new local business ventures, and new services for existing businesses. Scott McCarley, PTC
Diagnosing the Future of the Medical Industry We’ll discuss how medical device companies must contend with a shifting regulatory landscape, accelerating innovation cycles, a new set of competitors and rapid advancements in science in technology. Sandra Rodriguez, Axendia
Daniel Matlis, Axendia
Digital Transformation & Disruption in Fashion and Retail Living the fast-paced lives we live now, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come. In the mid ‘80s, the IBM XTs and PS2s made their way into use for early CAD and PDM solutions, and the beginnings of Fashion’s digital revolution were born. Apple subsequently branched out, introducing and improving upon other digital appliances, first into consumer electronics and music distribution with the iPod, and then into the world of mobile phones. Based upon what we know today, this was when the IoT (Internet of Things) rally came to be, allowing connected users to share their data and become truly social. Ever since, social media use has been on the up, helping to promote luxury fashion brands, RTW, e-tailers, and bricks and mortar high-street stores. This session will discuss the use of virtual assistants; real-time trend; dynamic planning and virtual design; 2D-3D design and development; synthetic costing; digital printing; spreading and cutting; advancements in RFID and robotics; supply-chain logistics; and virtual and augmented reality, all transforming to improve the connected retail experience. Yoram Burg, Efi Optitex
Mark Harrop, WhichPLM
Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
Product Update: Large Assembly Management and DIC With product complexity on the rise and the need to deliver new and innovative products to the marker faster and cheaper, designers and engineers are under increasing pressure to be more efficient and productive when working with large and complex product designs with multiple configurations across an ecosystem of design teams, partners and suppliers. In this session, PTC Solution Managers, Arnaud Van de Veerdonk and Mark Lobo, will cover some best practices for designing, managing and visualizing large assemblies leveraging powerful capabilities and proven methodologies with Creo, Windchill and Creo View. Arnaud and Mark will also touch on potential future projects related to this area – e.g. lightweight graphics and AR/VR. Mark Lobo, PTC
Arnaud van de Veerdonk, PTC
Expert-Led Panel: How to Make Smart Connected Design Work for You How is your product performing in the field? You can guess or you can know. Join Paul Sagar, VP of CAD Product Management, François Lamy, VP PLM Solution Management & Strategy, and VP of ALM Solution Management, Hedley Apperly for this panel. They’ll show you how to take a deliberate strategic approach to smart connected product design; the technologies that can help; and ways to apply both to your day-to-day product design process. Andreas Korff, Parametric Technology GmbH
Francois Lamy, PTC
Paul Sagar, PTC
Modeling for the End Game This session will uncover four key steps to creating models that are flight-ready: on time, every time. MBD Consultant and Industry Expert, Mark Nielsen will show you how to take the guess work out of preparing models and garner better business outcomes. You’ll learn how to create useful models that are downstream ready, retrieve data from manufacturing and inspection processes, establish proper sampling strategies to ensure defined tolerances are specified for manufacturing, and ultimately drive first-time “correct” parts. This session will show you how to extend the value of your parts beyond manufacturing. Mark Nielsen, TechAzul
Accelerating Your IoT Solution Journey from Exploring to Development to Deployment and Operation If you are in management, product development or IT and want to accelerate your companies journey to delivering a successful IoT solution, then you should join this session to learn about the opportunities and resources ThingWorx that you can take advantage of to ensure the fastest path to successful IoT solutions. Victor Gerdes, PTC
2020: When SkyNet Attacks The growth of IoT devices is not slowing as we see by IDC projections that predict device numbers to surge passed 200 billion objects by 2020. However, much of the information transacted by these devices is insecure and subject to attack. For the average user, this can feel as though their device is taking over or even ruining their life. By using a few simple tools and processes, connected device manufactures can secure their devices against compromise and deliver a consistent, high-quality user experience. Jeremy Rowley, DigiCert
Robotics and Smart Manufacturing For years, the manufacturing industry has been understandably excited about the conceptual vision of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. But for most companies, particularly those in the SMB community, these goals have seldom made it beyond the aspirational stage. But thanks to the advent of disruptive technologies, including soft robotics and cloud robotics software, manufacturers of any size can now optimize their existing production infrastructure. As a result, the vision of tomorrow’s production environment can be realized today. Eugene Demaitre, Robotics Business Review
Carl Vause, Soft Robotics
Mark Silliman, Tend
The ThingWorx Platform 101 Survey Course: What’s It All About Get in on the ground floor with the ThingWorx platform. This session looks at the essential capabilities of the market-leading IIoT platform that industry analysts are raving about. Now enhanced with latest improvements available with ThingWorx 8. This presentation will cover the range of ThingWorx capabilities for:• efficient application development• securely connecting from the edge• managing connected devices• distributing software to remote devices• creating IoT workflowsEnterprises are heterogeneous places with complex systems and business processes that rely on technology from many vendors. Recognizing this, the ThingWorx platform readily allows for an open bring-your-own approach to preferred development tools, device clouds, enterprise business systems and infrastructure providers. Ultimately we’ll look at how the ThingWorx platform addresses the needs of managing smart, connected product, operations and systems to realize the full value of IoT initiatives. Richard Caplow, PTC
Data Modeling for the Industrial IoT Why is a Data Model the first thing to consider when building your IoT solution? The Data Model provides a framework for everything that interacts with your application. This session will cover best practices for IIoT application data modeling. We’ll talk about modularity, reusability, future updates, and help you consider how your application's data will interface with external systems. We’ll also discuss what impact external data has for the "standardization" of your data model. Jason Wyatt, PTC
Never Been a Better Time to Go to The Cloud Is your PLM environment stuck in the past – difficult to update, upgrade, and add functionality desperately needed to keep your company competitive? Learn how you can accelerate your time to market while reducing IT support costs with PTC’s PLM Software as a Service. We have packed our cloud offering with a rich set of enterprise capabilities, everything from document management to visualization to system integration including our new Thingworx Navigate set of role based applications. Tom Rassmann, PTC
Chris Bergquist, PTC
Optimizing Your 3D Geometry for Seamless Integration and Peak Performance Reduction of large and complex CAD assembly file size while maintaining either solid models or tessellated data is imperative in today’s 3D environment that demands speed, data integrity and IP protection. CoreTechnologie’s Geometry Simplification module has a proven track record, using scripts for batch process within a PLM application, enabling the automatic simplification of 3D models while creating envelope information. Renee Raven, CoreTechnologie
David Selliman, CoreTechnologie
Next Gen Field Services Powered by Digital+Multi-Reality Companies depend on technicians to field-service and maintain the complex machines and devices that deliver their products or services—and that’s costly. Forward-thinking organizations are turning to digital to offer next-generation field services solutions—a product-centric model that promises optimized efficiency, enriches workforce training, lowers operational costs, and delivers a better customer experience for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO). John Gonsalves, Cognizant
FA&D Executive Panel Discussion: Impact of IoT on Systems Readiness Executive Panel: Discussion on the potential impact of IIoT/AR technologies on systems readiness and affordability: Gen Brent Baker (Ret) - PTC, Lt Gen Michael Dana - USMC, Mr Lou Kratz - Lockheed Martin, Mr Chuck Evanhoe - President of EvanHoe Associates. Joseph Spruill, Lockheed Martin
Steve Dertien, PTC
Noel Zamot, Corvus Analytics
Major General H. Brent Baker (Retired), PTC
Ian Boulton, PTC
From Data to Insight, the Edge is Getting Smarter At LiveWorx 2016, Robert Schmid of Deloitte said “40% of IoT processing will eventually be done at the edge”. This talk by Ian Fountain, Director of Monitoring Solutions at National Instruments, gives insight into how intelligent edge hardware is helping businesses save millions while preparing for the evolution of more intelligence at the edge. Ian Fountain, National Instruments
Accelerate your Windchill Return on Investment by implementing EBOM, Process Automation, Change Management Fishbowl Solutions has a passion for PLM. We view PLM as a strategy that when envisioned and implemented properly delivers a true competitive advantage. In this session, Fishbowl will show how they have leveraged their unique approach and solutions to help world class customers shorten their implementation timeline and deliver a larger Return on Investment, all while reducing their risk. Don’t be bogged down in implementation, come find out why customers choose Fishbowl and begin to realize the benefits of a robust PLM strategy. Ross Jessen, Fishbowl Solutions
Rick Passolt, Fishbowl Solutions
Implementing Automated End-to-End Integration Tests to a Thingworx Application ThingWorx platform presents a well defined procedure to run unit tests for custom services. Even though, it is hard to find references on automating tests of ThingWorx apps. With the growth of data we get from IoT, ThingWorx apps are getting bigger and more complex each day. In a complex development environment, the need of automated testing is a top priority, as you can monitor each step of development of your application through comparison of past executed tests. Radix Engineering and Software team uses a set of tools, as Selenium and Jenkins, to automate its tests. In this case study we will be talking about the difficulties and methodologies to develop an automated end-to-end testing environment to your ThingWorx application. Yaissa Campos Siqueira, Radix Engineering and Software
Luan Sandes, Radix Engineering and Software
Promoting Your ThingWorx Expertise Discover the IoT projects that certified ThingWorx Developer Associates and Professionals are working on. Hear how their ThingWorx expertise has been showcased with a ThingWorx certification. Learn how you can become certified. Cara Scott, PTC
Connecting a Raspberry PI to ThingWorx using the C SDK Do you want to learn how to connect Raspberry Pi to ThingWorx? The latest C SDK 1.4.0 for ThingWorx makes creating your own custom data delivery console applications easier than ever before. This session will demonstrate how to deliver data from a Raspberry PI based temperature sensor and control a remote LED using the ThingWorx C SDK and the wiring PI library. We will also demonstrate the new CMake build system introduced in C SDK 1.4.0 which simplifies building and debugging your own C SDK projects. William Reichardt, PTC
IoT-Enabled Lean: Rewriting the Rules for Top Line Value & Bottom Line Margin The physical and digital convergence impacts all value chains in the company. By real-time, error free information in the digital closed loop lifecycle management, the way of working for engineering, manufacturing and services will change. The companies taking the lead in this digital transformation will outpace the competition. Kent Eriksson, PTC
The Approval Matrix: Boston Scientific and Accenture's Approach PLM implementations in highly regulated industries often need a flexible approval matrix or framework that does not depend on the clients' needing to maintain rigid container teams and member assignments. Instead, the specific approval roles, role purposes and role qualifiers must be dynamically composed, depending on the attribute values and data types undergoing change or being reviewed. Accenture designed and implemented a flexible approval matrix for Boston Scientific by subtyping Windchill Parts as Approval Rule Objects (ARO's) with specific approval roles, role purposes and role qualifiers. This allowed complex business logic to be easily captured by creating ARO's to govern the approval of all the migrated data when the system went live successfully in September 2016. We will cover the business and technical perspectives of the approval matrix John Woodington, Boston Scientific
Johannes Loubser, Accenture
The Rapidly Evolving World of IoT: A Rapidly Evolving Company's POV As the world changes and becomes more interconnected in IoT, there are tremendous opportunities to innovate, for new customers and in new markets. Organizations need to be dedicated to developing new business opportunities in high-growth industries and emerging markets and foster new business innovation. Itron Idea Labs accelerates innovation to create competitive advantages by being agile; testing disruptive solutions; engaging with customers, early and often; and delivering strategic solutions at a faster pace. Itron Idea Labs is designed to be complimentary to Itron's businesses and collaborates with internal teams and partners to identify, research and develop new business models. Once a model is verified and a solution is developed, Itron Idea Labs works to transition that solution back to Itron's existing businesses. Elena Vasconi, Itron
How We Used IoT to Help a Crane Dealer Lift Itself Up The asset-intensive industries like manufacturing, heavy equipment, oil & gas, and construction often struggle in real-time monitoring and preventive maintenance of assets. This is due to lack of real-time and historical visibility into operations, multiple disparate systems spread across different locations and inefficient data processing. Smart asset management powered by IoT is helping industries overcome these challenges and achieve next level of operational excellence with new revenue streams, which in turn tracks and increases Return on Assets (RoA). We will explain how to build a connected, intelligent enterprise that can think, predict and act, leveraging smart asset management. Secondly, we'll discuss key challenges faced while making a business IoT ready and how to overcome them. Finally, we will show a live demonstration of how we helped the crane dealer maximize the lifetime value of their assets using smart asset management. Raakesh Rajan, Rapid Value Solutions
Avinash Thakur, RapidValue Solutions
Using IoT Technology to Create a Paperless Factory to Improve Operational Efficiency The main challenge we faced was the lack of visibility into the shop floor. The 'big picture' was not fully represented across the factory's manufacturing process. Audit and compliance reporting was cumbersome requiring manual paper trails and logbooks which were prone to errors and inconsistencies. We wanted to improve operational efficiency and the utilization of resources. With IoT we succeeded. Details of the IoT implementation include: - Developing and setting up a 'paperless factory' - Establishing live dashboards for real-time reporting of key metrics. - Creating automated alarms and notifications distributed via email and mobile notifications - Digitizing quality control templates and incorporating in the integrated system - Making available checklists and guidance documentation to factory personnel via their mobile devices. - Implementing predictive analytics for machine maintenance and risk avoidance. Michael Guillory, Sage IT, Inc.
Talkin' About Our Next Generation Experience first-hand PTC’s next-generation PLM solution and suite of solutions for the retail industry. Discover new capabilities, features and functionality. Hear from a PTC FlexPLM customer on best practices for upgrading to Windchill V11. Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
Quach Hai, PTC
Awesome User News – UI & User Experience Enhancements in Creo 4.0 -191 Learn about the exciting new enhancements in Creo Parametric 4.0 in the areas of user experience, user interface and UI customization. Martin Neumueller, PTC
The Digitalization of the Enterprise: Closing the Loops with a Product Innovation Platform Digitalization is moving from a fuzzy concept to the newest data-driven derailment of the status quo as new sources of information speed up innovation throughout the product lifecycle. In many ways, digitalization is the logical next step in representing anything and everything in 1s and 0s. Digitalization is transforming products from physical goods and tangible services. In fact, in many cases data is displacing them as the "product." In today's world of nearly total information digitalization, products and services are often bought and installed as much for the information they generate or collect as for the nominal benefits spelled out in requirements, designs, product datasheets, and advertising. In our view, the emergence of the product innovation platform has the potential to not only enable the end-to-end digitalization required to be successful in today's highly competitive environment, but to thrive. Peter Bilello, CIMdata
Code Blue: Rethinking Security for Clinical Environments Hospitals and physicians offices are on the front lines of the IoT revolution - and have been for years. Network-connected medical equipment provides vital, real time data to doctors, nurses and support staff, enabling them to manage more patients, better with fewer people. But research has shown that medical equipment isn't immune from the same flaws and weaknesses as traditional IT systems. In fact: just the opposite. Medical devices often lack even basic security protections that have long been taken for granted on desktops, laptops, servers and even mobile phones. Medical systems are often silo'd, lacking integration and requiring clinical staff to coordinate information across multiple different interfaces and management stations. As more devices begin connecting wirelessly to clinical networks or break out of the four walls of the clinical environment altogether, the risks to medical devices and patient safety increase. In this panel discussion, Chip Block and a panel of experts will talk about efforts to secure medical devices and clinical environments from external and internal threats. Among other things, this panel will profile Docbox, one solution that seeks to create a common platform for securely connecting medical devices within clinical environments. Tracy Rausch, DocBox
Chip Block, Evolver
Matthew Knight, Bastille Networks
Tim Rudolph, Evolver
Julian Goldman, Partners HealthCare System
Mission Readiness in the Cloud – Dealing with Emerging DFAR Security Regulations in FA&D Technical Presentation: Danny Hale from USCG to talk about the solution use for the USCG and PTCs Tom Wollard and Adam Suber then will take the audience through the latest cyber security regulations issued by the DoD that are impacting DoD agencies, OEMs and requiring the upgrade of computing infrastructure to remain in compliance. This session will also cover how the USCG is utilizing SaaS from an operational perspective with PTC’s cloud services which provide a Fed Ramp approved secure cloud and turnkey solution to DOD 8520 and additional regulations. Danny Hale, United States Coast Guard
Thomas Wollard, PTC
Joe Iannacone, PTC
Dave Robbins, PTC
The Benefits and Challenges of 3D Printing in Metal 3D Printing in Metal introduces endless technical benefits, but yet companies are still struggling how to incorporate the technology into their product development and manufacturing processes. The presenter will review the different challenges and obstacles we face today in the product development life cycle, from having a digital model all the way to a printed physical model and how some of these challenges are met today with the help of innovative software applications, that allow implementing new manufacturing strategies and business model. Roy Sterenthal, 3D Systems
Overcoming Obstacles and Defining Success on the Path to Successful Connected Service Initiatives We've heard about the opportunities manufacturers are facing as they transition toward offering connected services, including higher margins, greater efficiencies, and improved customer satisfaction. But many companies are still struggling to get connected service initiatives off the ground. This panel discussion with PTC customers and partners will share a path forward beyond common obstacles to realize the potential of connected service. Mark Hessinger, 3D Systems
Heather Ashton, IDC Manufacturing Insights
A Smarter Car Through Machine Learning Machine learning enables us to extract and utilize information that lies within the data generated by millions of connected devices each day. It has the potential to make everyday devices smarter, and our cars are no exception. But what does it take to transform an ordinary car into a smart car? We have developed a prototype of a Smart Car that recognizes its driver by analyzing data that it already collects from its internal sensors. We collected and decoded time-series sensor data such as gear position, steering wheel position, and RPMs, during several trips with four different drivers. We trained a model that takes this data as input, associates each driver with patterns in the data, determines the probability that each of the four drivers is the one currently driving the vehicle, and reports the most likely driver. In our tests, the Smart Car model successfully identified the driver with 92% accuracy. In this session, we will discuss some of the challenges involved in developing a connected car. We will give an overview of general machine learning concepts and the specific techniques used in our prototype, including feature engineering, feature selection, time series prediction, and categorical prediction. Finally, we will demonstrate the Smart Car’s ability to identify drivers based on their driving patterns. Ashley Baer, PTC
2D, 3D, and Augmented Reality for the Industrial Enterprise Come see how ThingWorx Studio helps customers and partners create compelling Augmented Reality and mobile experiences in an easy-to-use authoring tool. Experts will demonstrate how to enable a composite view of digital and physical product data, dashboards, and alerts presented in 2D, 3D, and AR - without the need to write code. Marc Schuetz, PTC Inc.
Digital Supply Networks: The Smart Factory A smart factory has the ability to fundamentally transform not only the production processes within the four walls of a manufacturing facility but also the processes across the enterprise and supply chain. By leveraging exponential technologies such as sensor-based asset visibility, digital twin, predictive maintenance, and cognitive automation, manufacturers become more agile, connected, efficient, and proactive while their operations become more transparent. These advanced digital approaches will have a positive impact on asset efficiency, quality, cost, safety, and sustainability. Steven Shepley, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Mixing Realities for Mobile and IoT Technologies that Support Training and Service Technicians for Advanced Manufacturing, Medical and Industry Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Energy, Medical, and Agriculture are exploring advances in the technology of how and when to implement. Columbus, Ohio is a hotbed of activity, including a billion dollar Smart City project. We will explore how a simplified integrated approach using advanced technologies can address the obstacles and challenges into viable solutions. EduTechnologic as a service provider is actively working within each of the industries and integrating solutions including offerings from PTC ThingWorx, Vuforia, IBM, Microsoft, and RealWear. Brad Henry, EduTechnologic
Austin Gilliam, EduTechnologic
Growing the Massachusetts Robotics Landscape Massachusetts counts itself as one of the premier robotics clusters in the world. More than 120 robotics companies call Massachusetts home, and there are no signs of that number slowing down. This session will explore why Massachusetts is a great ecosystem for the robotics industry and the variables of running a business in the Commonwealth. CEOs will share their experiences and strategies in staffing and manufacturing in Massachusetts. Mark Smithers, Boston Engineering
Durval Tavares, Aquabotix
Katie Stebbins, EOHED, Commonwealth of MA
Ron Trznadel, Robotics Trends Media
Field Asset Ops – Insights & Efficiencies Ranging from manufacturing automotive & oil exploration to renewable energy, KPIT leading the convergence of operational and information technologies. There is a constant need to perform data analysis quickly & accurately along with machine data, geolocation, mapping, weather and transactional enterprise data. KPIT has developed innovative solutions across industries that provides the means to improve business process, increase asset performance efficiencies, and worker safety with higher production quality. IntelliAsset – a SaaS offering from KPIT is available on the ThingWorx platform where data is collected, filtered, cleansed, shaped and integrated in near real time for advanced analytics and decision making, leveraging 3D Creo models, AR/ VR integration, SLM/ mobility & process orchestration. Probodh Chiplunkar, KPIT
Using Tolerance Analysis Software to Explore Manufacturing Alternatives Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s largest producer and manufacturer of wind turbines, used Excel to run tolerance analyses combined with some trial and error on the prototypes for a new design. During one final test before shipping the first unit to the field they realized that the spinner at the center of the blades was colliding with the fixed nacelle. The required gap in the design wasn’t there in the actual assembly. What would they do? What would be most effective in terms of cost and time? Would they change the design - an engineering change could cost 5000€ for just the paperwork? Before understanding the cause of the problem one consideration was making adjustments at the time of final assembly in the field. Before changing anything, though, they used CETOL 6σ for PTC® Creo® to understand the true cause of the problem and explore better alternatives for resolution. Attendees will learn how Vestas explored both manufacturing and design alternatives to enable them to solve their hub and nacelle issue. They will learn how to apply the same methodology in their design process by incorporating tolerance analysis tools, such as CETOL 6σ. Chris Wilkes, Sigmetrix LLC
One-Click Mass Deployment of Thingworx for Secure IoT and Cloud Innovations at Scale 2016 was the year for IoT proof-of- concepts. Early adopters are coming to the realization of the complexities involved in scalable mass deployment and security for Industrial IoT. These complexities can include hardware root of trust, OS security, network security, cloud security and application vulnerabilities, and finally issues related to extensibility - the ability to future-proof oneself so as to be able to add additional functionality at the edge once the solution is deployed. Ron Victor, ioTium
From Legacy to Annotated MBD Model in 10 Minutes In this live demo, we will demonstrate how Creo Parametric Toolkit applications will help you to quickly upgrade your legacy models to a MBD standard. Jan Stothfang, B&W Software
IoT at Scale Tech Mahindra is SI partner for a leading telco operator in India. We are running a program to launch an end-end Track & Trace solution covering people, moving assets, fixed assets and vehicle telematics. The solution we have developed is reliable and cost effective that the telco will make available to end customers. The solution will be built on ThingWorx IoT Platform because of its ability to scale up to meet specific customer and industry requirements. We will do a brief demo during the session. Saurabh Singhal, Tech Mahindra
From Reactive to Proactive: Fixing Things Before They Break Customer operates Reflow Ovens for the manufacture of Printed Circuit Boards and in order to maintain consistency in production quality, monitors Oxygen Parts Per Million in internal environment and Air Intake rates. Customer alarms on hard set points and deals with maintenance in a reactive fashion. We will cover use case determination and framing for applied analytics and how an implementation of ThingWorx Analytics was able to take the customer from a reactive maintenance strategy to a pro-active predictive strategy by leveraging the capabilities of ThingWorx Analytics. We will also cover development of a UI in ThingWorx Foundation that makes use of ThingWorx Analytics results and speaks to the fundamental use by the customer on the factory floor. Osman Aziz, PTC
Cyber Lawn Darts: Standards, Best Practices and the Fight to Protect Consumers on the Internet of Things The growth of IoT will make the specter of cyber physical attacks - once rare - quite common, as attacks on hospitals, smart vehicles and implantable medical devices attests. The likelihood of cyber physical attacks makes it imperative that industry have clear guidelines on matters related to security and privacy. But what guidelines? And from whom? In this panel discussion, we will talk about the work that organizations have done to develop and promote cross industry standards and guidelines for securing connected devices. We will talk about some of the challenges inherent in IoT deployments: from provisioning and de-provisioning IoT devices to software updates. Beau Woods, Atlantic Council
Craig Spiezle, Online Trust Alliance (OTA) / Internet Society
Paul Roberts, SecurityLedger
ThingWorx & Device Clouds Learn how ThingWorx paired with either AWS or Azure IoT services provides a comprehensive set of services to manage connected products. ThingWorx is designed as an open set of IoT platform services that can be deployed flexibly in either AWS or Azure clouds. Once deployed in the cloud ThingWorx can leverage both Edge and IoT services from either Microsoft or Amazon depending on the preference of your IT architects. Customers today leverage ThingWorx as a IoT Application Enabler to accelerate deployment of Smart Connected Product solutions using Azure and AWS. Ken Rawlings, PTC
ThingWorx Model Best Practices This session will answer the question of “What are Things and how do I best use them?” using example implementation delving into the relationship of application requirements and ThingWorx constructs. Other questions to be addressed include: How to design the model for maximum re-usability? How do I encapsulate business logic and asset definitions to make the model as easy to maintain as possible? How do I plan for extensibility of the model? When do I use a ThingShape versus a ThingTemplate? What is the difference between a data entry versus a Thing? Rob Black, PTC
ThingWorx High Scale Ingest Come learn about the upcoming beta for ThingWorx HSI, the first ThingWorx release designed to run natively in a cloud environment, and architected for high availability and horizontally scalable data ingestion. ThingWorx HSI will be capable of ingesting millions of messages per second and will serve as the foundation for horizontally scalable scripts and services. JOHN SCHAEFER, PTC
Global Smart Home, Smart Enterprise, and Smart City Internet of Things (IoT) Use Cases: A First-Hand Look at the Current Best Practices in Singapore, Dubai, and Stuttgart Every new device now seems to be “smart.” Commercial or consumer; factory, home, or street corner; equipment, machines, appliances, electronics, databases, and software are all now connected to the internet. Whether you now have, will soon have, or aren’t quite convinced you want to have smart devices, this session is designed to help you the decision-maker become competent, confident, and comfortable when creating or overseeing the creation of the IoT strategy for your enterprise, city, or country. Ken will focus on the three most important, and fastest-growing areas of IoT: smart homes, smart enterprises, and smart cities. He will share specific use cases from Singapore, Dubai, and Stuttgart to give you the actionable insights you need to chart the course for your organization. IoT use cases may include [customer approvals pending at time of writing]: water, power, waste, lighting, healthcare, military, transportation, customs and immigration, warehousing, retail, entertainment, consumer appliances and electronics, and manufacturing equipment. Ken Herron, Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd.
The State of Startup-Corporate Collaboration MassChallenge has worked with hundreds of startups and corporations to understand the best practices and opportunities for collaboration between the two groups. This panel will cover key learnings from both the corporation and startup perspective about how the two can collaborate most effectively, and provide anecdotes about what both groups should start doing and avoid doing in the future. Layla Shaikley, Wise Systems, Inc.
Sandy Kreis, John Hancock
Dina Samra, MassChallenge
ThingWorx Analytics and PLM – Unlocking New Actionable Insights from PLM using Machine Learning The time and investment you’ve spent deploying and maintaining PLM is significant. If you’re like most companies, your PLM system is full of structured, high-value data that is locked in the system. With ThingWorx Analytics, you can easily apply machine learning to PLM data to gain rich insights that highlight trends, uncover issues, and improve decision making. There are many valuable opportunities to drive business value with analytics in PLM, that are easy to deploy and customize. Join this session to see us demonstrate a few examples. Jordan Reynolds, Kalypso
Innovation Journey: Design Anywhere / Build Anywhere In this presentation, Tria Hauglie from the Boston Scientific Corporation and Tom Hartmann from Accenture will talk about the journey to realize Design Anywhere / Build Anywhere vision. Boston Scientific Corporation transformed their R&D and Quality organization to drive measurable business value through PLM strategy and technology. The session will focus on: design Anywhere / build Anywhere journey; how to build business support and adoption; business case through value realization; delivery excellence through Agile methodology; enabling new R&D and Quality business capabilities. Tom Hartmann, Accenture
Tria Hauglie, Boston Scientific Corporation
Introducing VMware Pulse IoT Center – Helping You Take Control of All Your Things and Edge Systems with Dell and Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions VMware’s Pulse IoT Center empowers both OT and IT organizations to have complete visibility and control of their IoT implementations. The solution enables companies to onboard, manage, monitor and secure all things and infrastructure for IoT. Come learn more about VMware’s first ever IoT solution and how VMware in partnerships with Dell and Bosch Connected Services are helping customers enable IoT innovation in their enterprise. Avanti Kenjalkar, VMware
Connected Digital Enterprise - Strategies to Deliver Business Value through IoT Enterprises, today are trying to ride on the wave of digital disruption in order to catch up and stay ahead in the market driven by the new digital economy. Newer business models, smarter products, manufacturing excellence and service innovations are being attempted leveraging the disruptive digital technologies like IoT, AI, Cloud and Analytics. IoT in particular has provided a promising platform in the journey towards bringing in connected products eco-system, increased manufacturing throughput and innovation in services through digitally connecting the enterprise and ecosystem. This calls for strategies in ensuring successful adoption of IoT as a transformation enabler for connecting the ecosystem and derive economic value. Thanga Kalidoss, Tata Consultancy Services
Paul Jenkins, CadActive
Redesigning Innovation: Breaking Beyond the Competition Innovation. In some industries, it can make the difference between winning and losing. In others, it can mean the difference between life and death. In still others, it might just determine the simple joy of the open road. Learn from this executive panel how innovation is driving business transformation across many industries today. Rod Copes, Royal Enfield
Eric Warren, Richard Childress Racing
David Feygin, Boston Scientific
Why is ‘The Edge’ Important for the Promise of IIoT in Oil & Gas Conceptually, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have been discussed at great lengths over the past few of years. “Why IIoT for Oil & Gas?” has been asked, use cases have been explored, and implementations are underway. The shift from concept to implementation is now sparking new discussions. Users and systems integrators are asking the “what” and “how” of IIoT, wondering what technology is best and how integration will work between various applications. One particular concern over the IoT is how to connect to the 35 to 50 Billion devices by 2020 (a 2015 Gartner estimate). In the Oil & Gas industry, many times the networks available to connect to devices in the field have limited bandwidth. Companies are already struggling today to connect their SCADA systems and devices – the thought of connecting to even more devices and applications doesn’t seem realistic. Another concern with sending data across networks and potentially into “the cloud” is security. The Oil & Gas industry is already a target of cyber security due to the volatile nature of their product and the catastrophic impacts a man-in-the-middle cyber-attack could potentially cause. Sending more and more data across networks could open vulnerabilities. In this session, we will cover what is IIoT, the “Things” in the Oil & Gas industry, and the types of applications that want the data in these things. We will then discuss data collection at “the edge” and how this can improve connectivity in these low-bandwidth networks while also enhancing the security of your communications. Performing analytics at the edge is now possible with today’s embedded computing power. We will discuss the use case of edge analytics and how it can also alleviate the challenges of data collection and transfer across your network. Steve Sponseller, PTC
The Road to Industrial Immersive AR: Crossing the Chasm The work of field service engineers, inspection and maintenance workers, assembly mechanics, and electricians are typical of the many jobs that require technical field documentation, detailed work instructions, form submissions and reports. Newer needs include hands-on coaching by remote experts, visualization of data feeds and analytics from the industrial Internet of Things. Support for these workers started with paper, moved to PDFs, expanded to include rugged handheld computers, and currently includes tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. Yet none of these permit the hands free use that promotes safety and ultimate productivity. Immersive Augmented Reality may be an eventual solution, but current platforms are early and fragmented, the investment in content transformation is massive, usability is not well solved and devices are not suitable for tough environments. Enter the industrial head mounted tablet—a new category of wearable device that acts as the pragmatic bridge to industrial AR, solving many of the problems faced by the 100 million global skilled field workers in heavy industry. Andy Lowery, RealWear
Native Connectivity: Connecting the ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity Server to the ThingWorx Platform Are you thinking about using ThingWorx to connect and monitor industrial assets? Modeling physical assets in a manufacturing setting requires detailed knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). You’ve chosen ThingWorx to create a digital representation of your physical assets - your Data Model - but how do you connect to the PLCs that are monitoring and controlling those assets? This session will demonstrate how to harness the ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity Server, powered by Kepware and the ThingWorx platform to model your physical industrial assets like pumps, furnaces, assembly lines, turbines, and robots. Dave Larson, PTC
Paul Cameron, PTC
Lunch - Wednesday Lunch is served in Xtropolis
Augmented and Mixed Reality – The Next Generation of Digitalization in Product Production The manufacturing engineering landscape is changing dramatically with a steady migration away from the use of 2D manufacturing instructions. The introduction of Model Based Definition (MBD) processes is providing many options for the digitalization of the production process one of which is the use of Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies. The experience of the end user is key to the success of the implementation of AR and MR. We will present the benefits of the technology and explain the key components of a solution that are required for a successful end user AR/MR experience. John Welton, Theorem Solutions
Industrial Connectivity for the IIoT Wondering how to get your manufacturing and industrial assets connected to IIoT platforms like ThingWorx? In order to get started leveraging the power of predictive analytics, machine learning, and more that these platforms offer, you must first connect to get the data! We'll show you how to bridge data from all your industrial equipment and PLCs to ThingWorx. We will demo: - Quickly connecting PLCs and sensors to the ThingWorx platform - Modeling data from the plant floor in ThingWorx - Viewing the data in a basic mash-up (or even AR experience) Rapidly connect your industrial data to ThingWorx to catch the IIoT wave - you won't want to miss it! Joanne Bacharach, PTC
Monetizing your IoT Investment: How to Deliver Impact This session will provide you with a clear framework with regard to Monetizing IoT | How Begins with Why(TM). How to generate new revenue is one of the most common challenges physical product companies have as they look to IoT to deliver new services. We will explore elements outside the physical product and connectivity and take an Outside-In view of expected needs of the customer and connecting these implications to making technology decisions. Mike Fallon, PTC
Automated Model Building: Scalable Machine Learning for Industrial Analytics SparkCognitions Automated Model Building (AMB) is a differentiated approach to solving problems associated with applying machine learning for predictive industrial analytics. By replicating the mind of a data scientist and automated much of the data science process, SparkCognition has created a scalable machine learning solution. Brant Swidler, SparkCognition
Accenture Altitude Demonstration Accenture recognizes that human-centered innovation is the key to its clients’ growth in the 21st century. Through the acquisition of Altitude, Accenture and Altitude bring a new innovation and way of thought to better serve your innovation needs. Come learn more and meet the Accenture Altitude team to experience some of our latest innovation. Alex Tee, Accenture
Scott Johnson, Accenture
Addressing Connectivity Issues in the MRO Digital Thread We will discuss how the digital thread into Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) operations— which includes Requirements Management, Parts Management, Task Management, and Over & Above Scope Management—is leveraging integrated PTC and iBASEt software to address connectivity issues in eight areas of interest: customers, specifications, workforce, equipment, parts, processes, suppliers, and records. Conrad Leiva, iBASEt
Can Enterprises Take Control of IoT? The challenges and complexities of deploying IoT at enterprise scale are huge, but so are the payoffs. Enterprises must take a streamlined approach to deploy, manage and secure IoT in order to support the many IoT use cases and the different types of IoT infrastructure and things that will soon reside under their control - with thousands or hundreds of thousands of sensors, smart devices and equipment using different configurations and protocols. This Ignite Session will highlight the challenges of IoT at enterprise scale and introduce VMware’s new IoT solution Pulse IoT Center that helps streamline and simplify managing, operating and securing across all IoT use cases.
NovoPLM The Fastest Growing Reseller NovoPLM and Sconce Solutions have have been a leading PTC Services partner for years. With the acquisition of Barry-Wehmiller International they have been able to grow to the third largest PTC reseller, This makes NovoPLM the number one PTC certified trainer with classes throughout the US, on-site and virtually. Now you can get all of your software and service needs in one place. Jason Green, Novo PLM/ Sconce Solutions
Alexander Kimmel, Novo PLM/ Sconce Solutions
A Solar Turbine Blade, By Any Other Name Solar Turbines has been on a part classification and attributing journey for over ten years. We'll share our perspective and strategy on part classification and attributing journey and how we are using taxonomy to take our asset analytics to the next level. Catherine Tradd, Solar Turbines
Why Size Matters with ThingWorx We'll have a discussion and walkthrough of typical ThingWorx reference architectures, covering both cloud-based and on-premise architectures. We will also provide guidelines to determine appropriate hardware for running your ThingWorx platform. David Bernbeck, PTC
Creo View: What's New. What's Next. What's Next After That This session will focus on the latest updates in Creo View 4.0 and enterprise visualization with Windchill 11.0. We will also preview the roadmap for Creo View and Windchill visualization going forward. Mark Lobo, PTC
10 Tips for Preparing Creo Parametric Data for Consumption Outside of Engineering CAD Data in the engineering organization is increasingly becoming a necessity, but not everyone is benefitted equally by Creo Parametric. Bring in Creo Illustrate, Creo View, Creo Simulate and more. Different needs, different data consumption, different considerations. Uh-oh! Not to worry! his session will give you 10 tips on how to prepare your data for downstream consumption including Simplified Reps consideration, assembly structure and Drawing creation. Brian Krieger, PeterBilt Motors Company
Global PLM Consolidation, Harmonization and Deployment: The Stryker Story After repeated attempts at PLM, and in an effort to transform their organization from franchise model to an effective operating company, Stryker was looking for a strategic PLM partner to help lead a global program to harmonize processes, effect organizational change and implement leading practice PLM capabilities to effectively respond to competitive market pressures and deliver breakthrough innovations in Connected Care. Learn about Stryker's journey as they navigate this challenging, multi-year, transformational effort encompassing global process harmonization including R&D, Manufacturing Operations and Quality & Regulatory groups to deliver on a three year roadmap.  Through leading practice, rapid deployment methodologies and standardization with a multi-year phased approach, Stryker is now on a successful journey to global PLM adoption and deployment. Toniel Speidel, Stryker
Rod Walters, Kalypso
Enabling the Model-Based Enterprise with PTC Technology Model-Based Enterprise is a lot more than just the elimination 2D drawings. The foundation of MBE is the product definition data set, which includes the 3D annotated model as well as attributes and other related data. Attend this session to learn how PTC technology can be used to help create and manage product definition data sets throughout the product lifecycle and across the extended enterprise Steve Shaw, PTC
Jean-Claude Niyonkuru, PTC
Raphael Nascimento, PTC
Case Study: Connecting the Dots – Successfully Integrating the Supply Chain In today's fast fashion world, retailers understand the key elements that impact their ability to deliver timely, in-demand products to their customers. Critical to delivering on this goal is having the visibility into, and understanding of, garment components and their impact on lead times and delivery dates. Join executives from Nexgen Packaging, Chico’s and PTC who will explore how Chico’s successfully integrated PTC’s FlexPLM and Nexgen Packaging solutions to improve supply chain visibility, connectivity and engagement with vendor communities. Jim Welch, Nexgen Packaging
Jarred Lucas, Nexgen Packaging
Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
Create Your Individual Pathway for IoT Learning Starting your journey in IoT? Overwhelmed by the amount of information available and don’t quite know where to begin? This session will highlight hand-picked resources to help get you familiar with the IoT landscape and associated business and product strategies. From free, online courses to articles on how smart, connected products impact competition and company structure to product demos, you will develop a pathway for learning based specifically on your interests. For those of you who want to take things one step further, we’ll explore an online course specifically around ThingWorx, our industry IoT platform, and highlight some hands-on projects you can take after LiveWorx. Ayora Berry, PTC
Integrate EPLAN in Windchill - Steps Towards an Electric-Mechanical Product Representation Collaboration in product development especially in a discipline comprehensive way, needs transparency in processes as well as in structures. Therefore, integration of electrical and fluid documentation into PLM processes is nowadays part of the task list in a lot of companies. This session will show how EPLAN as an electrical engineering CAE system can be integrated into Windchill. Based on best practice examples the moderator will present what benefits an integration can offer for mechatronic engineering but also which challenges have to be solved on the way to a discipline comprehensive digital representation of the product model. Leah Kirkpatrick, EPLAN Software & Services
Arnd Paulfeuerborn, EPLAN Software & Service
An Adventure in Industrial IoT with HPE HPE engaged with a major international company to address IoT requirements for manufacturing with state of the art solutions. The engagement addressed needs for delivering better process and machinery monitoring, improved productivity of employees, improved collaboration, insight on how to best optimize the manufacturing process, improved resource management and provisioning of a more secure production and supply chain environment. This session outlines the experiences encountered and client business benefits secured by these solutions. Steve Fearn, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Beyond Security with Identity In today’s environment, we are accelerating the instrumentation of the physical world, connectivity, and the use of artificial intelligence to create outcomes previously not possible. In this world, there is an increasing need for trusted data - data integrity, rights management, privacy, …. and more. More specifically, there is a growing demand to attest relationships and hence the integrity of same in a way that enables us to create outcomes based on those relationships. This requires a change in paradigm for security …… the holy grail for security has always been the possibility of “integrating identity into the silicon” – it provides a tremendous advantage over the cyber adversaries and enables feature capabilities “up the stack” not possible with traditional approaches. This presentation will provide background into global drivers and insight into the emerging needs and possible approaches to meeting them. Lauri Deschamps, Analog Devices Inc.
Blockchain in Aerospace & Defense: What, Why, and How Using Blockchain to manage multiple versions of an In-Service Configuration. WHAT blockchain is and what makes it valuable and disruptive. WHY aerospace and defense companies should start considering blockchain to address specific types of challenges. HOW blockchain can be used in the context of a specific aerospace and defense use case. Blockchain isn’t an application. It creates opportunities to increase the power of applications. These are early days. Think, pilot, and let the technology continue to mature at pace. Craig Gottlieb, Accenture
Start Your Engines: Designing, Racing, and Winning with Richard Childress Racing Ever wonder how NASCAR drivers outpace the competition? Hear directly from Dr. Eric Warren, Vice President of Competition at Richard Childress Racing, who has helped RCR drivers visit Victory Lane more than 20 times! You’ll get a behind-the-scene look at how RCR designs, manufactures, and races high-performance cars and engines that are built to win using their fully-integrated Vertical Manufacturing Operation. From designers to the pit crews, RCR’s closed-loop design strategies allow each member of the team to analyze data, surface new ideas, and make adjustments on the fly, all to outperform the competition. This session is not to be missed! Eric Warren, Richard Childress Racing
IT-OT Convergence Linking Legacy Systems to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) World Convergence IT and OT applications lay the foundation for Enterprise Digital Transformation and Smart Manufacturing. Information Technology applications such as Enterprise Resource Applications (ERP) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Warehouse Management applications with Manufacturing IT applications Mfg Execution Systems with Operational Technology applications such as SCADA, HMI, Data Historian and plant control systems such as PLC,DCS, RTU,PAC and data acquisition and Field service applications with latest Industrial IOT. Plants have challenges in integration of linking the legacy hardware and software from OT into IT landscape. This paper will address the challenges and how to mitigate these challenges in the path of digital transformation. Murali Chandrahasan, L&T Technology Services
IoT LIVETALX - Session Two Part 1: Industry X.0: Realizing Digital Value in Industrial Sectors The industrial world is now digitally connected to a point of no return. Eric Schaeffer takes an insightful look at the business impact of the Internet of Things movement on the industrial sphere. He combines deep analysis with practical guidance, and offers tangible and actionable recommendations on how to realize value in the current digital age. Part 2: The Internet of Things – A Digital Transformation Master Plan for Businesses Enterprises must get smarter to survive. “50% of the S&P 500 will be replaced over the next 10 years” according to strategy consulting firm Innosight. Ivo Rook, Director of Internet of Things at Vodafone demonstrates how IoT is enabling digital transformation in every vertical. He uses real world examples to show how Vodafone is helping businesses to stay competitive and to capture the opportunity that the digital revolution represents. Ivo Rook, Vodafone
Eric Schaeffer, Accenture
VR - A View of the Future from the Past I have been working in VR and interactive 3D for a long time. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with many of the people that are directly responsible for creating the magic in the world that we live in today. These are the people that started with a virtual blank page and created their own reality. Their vision of computing a VR defined a vector into their future that we have had the privilege of extending into ours. Knowing where this vector started gives us an incredible perspective on where it is today and where it is going. I will describe my personal journey along this vector over the last 35 years, demonstrate a few things I am working on today, and speculate about where this vector into the future may take us. David Smith, wearality
Native Anomaly Detection and ThingWorx Alerts How can you create alerts that notify you when anomalies are detected in your IoT solution? Anomaly Detection is an integral component of the ThingWorx 8.0 platform, allowing you to configure, create, and monitor alerts in one centralized place. This session will explain how to create and use anomaly alerts, monitor and recover from unexpected states, discuss how to subscribe to and handle anomaly alerts, and demonstrate how anomaly monitoring can be used in a real world IoT application. Thearon Helgeson, PTC
IoT and Digital Transformation: Achieving Rapid First Value - Where to Begin? Discussion of leading practices and techniques for attaining rapid first value identified through reviews and analyses of current case examples in successful IoT-enabled transformations of core business processes. Key Takeaways: Through this fast-paced and fact-based discussion, you’ll learn how to: - Identify and prioritize the right rapid first value outcomes for your business - Define and ratify relevant performance measures to deliver fast value - Optimize the dimensions of scope, effort and benefit of your IoT Program Jeff Miller, PTC
Field Service Solutions that Pay For Themselves on Day One HMS edge gateways enable fast easy to use service solutions leveraging engineering development tools used during product development. By coupling VPN access with data collection capabilities, HMS gateways reduce the cost of machine deployments while enabling long term service solutions based on remote data. Learn how companies are justify IoT investment with their management teams opening the door to long term revenue generating service solutions. Tom McKinney, HMS Industrial Networks
Getting the Most Vvalue from Service Parts Management: Innovations in Aftermarket Planning Disparate legacy and ERP systems along with varied customer and supplier data sources can become constraints to effective SPM usage. Capgemini will discuss innovations in how to cleanse data and enable business rule management to drive more value from your SPM investment while limiting the need for customizations. Anand Javvadi, Capgemini
David Williams, Capgemini
Deconstructing Predictive Analytics: Tips, Tricks (and Treats) for All Predictive analytics is a very scientific process and a lot of the algorithms come embedded into modern languages and databases. This presentation is an introduction to the predictive analytics from a business users and solutions architect view. We'll provide tips and tricks on predictive analytics work and the next logical step of prescriptive suggestions, and share three examples from the IoT, Oil & Gas and Retail Industry. Hari Guleria, PRIDEVEL
How John Deere Uses BOM Transformation for Continuity Between the Engineering, Configuration, and Manufacturing BOMs Utilizing Multiple Bills of Material to streamline the communication of information from engineering to downstream users allows reuse of core information to produce a digital thread that empowers development and manufacturing. BOM Transformation and usage at John Deere allows us to work in the most familiar BOM views and enables downstream changes related to areas of our responsibility. And this Leverages more of our integrated environment and investment to work for us in a Digital Thread environment. We can manage the BOM information from CAD=>EBOM=>CBOM=>PBOM=>MBOM throughout, upstream and downstream. Major benefits include: Visibility and Awareness, common organizational structure for different domains, filtering, variant spec., visualization, configuration, organization, design in context, ownership and security. Key Takeaways -John Deere situation is not unique and what we have done can be accomplished with a proven process for managing your BOM transformation -Driving better collaboration between silo’d portions of your business results in higher efficiency gains, data integrity and higher quality. -Data reuse is possible for multiple consumers and the rich digital thread of information builds as it progresses. Ryan Wilson, John Deere
From Napkin Sketch to Parametric Model Discover options for taking a 2D sketch in JPEG form (either hand drawn or sketched in Photoshop) into Creo and building an intelligent, robust solid model from the artwork. We'll show how to use the ISDX module to import the sketch (or sketches if the designer provides multiple views), orient it properly relative to a coordinate system, and define geometric references to give additional parametric control over the final form. We'll also cover how to create curves to build surfaces in the model by combining the functionality of ISDX and the Creo Surfacing tools. Learn ways to exercise precise control over the driving curves and some common pitfalls to avoid in the process. Finally, We'll show ways to deliver on exacting demands from the industrial designer such as curvature continuity across all surface and edge round transitions. Jomichael Porter, Harman Professional Solutions
Applying Augmented Reality in Hazardous Robot Operations The presenters will share a case study that describes how AR was applied to hazardous robots operations and maintenance in the automotive production of Fiat Chrysler Poland. The presenters will also discuss the background of the project in relation to the robots market, and share guidelines on how they would identify and recognize the needs along with how to implement IoT and AR projects. Konrad Dróżka, Transition Technologies PSC
How BMW Develops Complex, Safety-Critical Systems Using Model-based Engineering New Automotive Systems in E/E are highly connected and are built on the collaboration of distributed functions. In addition, the requirements for safety concepts are getting more and more demanding due to higher degrees of automated vehicle functions. In order to fulfill the norms like ISO26262, new methods to verify functional safety have to be introduced. System architectures and requirements have to be developed in parallel. We will share how BMW introduced -and the benefits of- step approach models for multi-level system architectures and the joint use and re-use of these models, all based on a common development methodology and a modeling tool chain, which integrates existing solutions and data. Georg Strobl, BMW Group
Andreas Korff, Parametric Technology GmbH
Implementing a Innovative QMS (Quality Management System) Using ThingWorx and Windchill We will explore a company's journey to implement a company-wide user interface (portal) for Quality Management System (QMS) documentations that are configuration managed in Windchill. Consumers of these documents are from all functional areas and different user level, some with no Windchill experience. The user interface was developed using ThingWorx Platform. We will walk through the journey from the "business use case" to "development", including lessons learned and tips and tricks. Janis King, General Atomics
Brian Joyce, General Atomics
Ian Boulton, PTC
The Value of Value: How to Sell a PLM Project In 2015, Accenture successfully worked with Roche Diabetes Care and PTC to shape a PLM digital transformation journey with their client. The results were a long-term transformation roadmap, strong business case and a clear value driven approach. Currently, the company is in the implementation of Release 1 and already planning to start the next release next year. Based on our experience many companies are missing the strategy work and having difficulties shaping a suitable PLM transformation based on the business value. Additionally, many times a PLM transformation will be positioned as just another IT project which is not our view. We will share the work, outline how important it is to develop the right approach from the beginning and introduce the current project scope and roadmap based on Windchill v. 11 and Integrity. John Krug, Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
Shilpi Bhargav, Roche Diabetes Care, Inc
Israel Yuste Picon, Accenture
Unlocking Retail Analytics For Retail, footwear and apparel companies with mature IT environments there is an untapped resource of valuable data and metrics that can be leveraged to make decisions around assortment, supplier analytics and operational efficiency. ThingWorx can be leveraged as a data gathering platform to provide these analytics, that are typically inaccessible due to the source data being captured in disparate systems. We will examine a suggested approach and sample analytics/metrics. Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
Benjamin Robbins, PTC
Using Old Data to Make New Products We'll present the decisions and data collection methods for determining if current assemblies are viable candidates for new products. We will discuss matching attributes (EG. Drive mechanism, energy density, cost,...), and collection methods (EG. old relationships, associated data, cleanup process,...). We'll review rules for comparing reuse to creation for time, cost, and quality. Ted Craft, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Leveraging Your Engineering Product Content from PLM System for Service Users This session explains how to efficiently use engineering content available in the PLM system to create service information for service technicians and other service network users including interactive service procedures and associative service BOMs for strengthened change control and reduced latency of updates to the field. Dave Duncan, PTC
Hiren Kumbhojkar, PTC
6-Degrees of the IoT The Internet of things is different than any technology we (as IT professionals) have been called to implement, manage and protect. As a result, we need a new paradigm for protecting this new technology. Built upon the foundation of the original Internet, the Internet of Things bears little resemblance to it. Rather, it resembles modern social networks in its application. In this discussion, Senrio VP of Operations Jamison Utter explores this idea using the now-familiar "6 degree theory" (think: 'Kevin Bacon') and other social networking concepts. Jamison will explain why it is important to understand these concepts and how they will influence the growth of the Internet of Things and the ways it will challenge IT professionals and organizations that wish to leverage it. Jamison Utter, Senrio
VR for Product Development Virtual Reality is rapidly being adopted for a range of product development use cases. Join this class to learn how VR can enhance design communication, collaboration, marketing, and training. Learn what you need to know about hardware and software options for creating and deploying VR solutions, including workstations, graphics, and head-mounted displays. In this class, you will also have the opportunity to learn about how Epic Game’s Unreal Engine, the gaming industry’s leading game engine, is used by product development firms to create believable and immersive VR experiences from 3D CAD data. Get a glimpse of the Unreal Engine roadmap and learn more about how the Unreal Engine Enterprise team is helping firms get the most out of the amazing capabilities of Unreal Engine for VR. Chris Murray, Unreal Enterprise, Epic Games
The Power of 3D Printing: Creating Operational Efficiency and Accelerate Time to Market Come and learn how 3D printing has been driving true change across industries by improving product innovation and time to market, streamlining traditional manufacturing processes and reducing costs. And while the technology plays a strategic role in many of the world’s leading manufacturers, customers are now taking the next step into Industry 4.0 - aligning additive manufacturing with the factory floor. This transformation is real, with analysts estimating an economic impact of $230 - $550 billion per year by 2025 across consumer products, direct product manufacturing and tooling/mold manufacturing. By attending this session, attendees will discover new opportunities for growth and leadership – understanding how 3D printing is transforming business models by creating unprecedented operational efficiency and accelerating time-to-market. We’ll investigate companies around the world who are transforming their business models with supply chain efficiencies, product customization and digitization of their production lines. Looking ahead, the audience will understand the way 3D printing is coming of age and reinventing the value chain – empowering organizations to be more competitive and solidify market leadership in this evolving business environment. Roger Kelesoglu, Stratasys
The Connected Device and Modular Design Could Change Your Product Development Process There are two emerging and seemingly unrelated trends that could change your hardware design process. The first being the fact that hardware design is becoming module or block based. Engineers are building new products based on functional block selection instead of individual components. With much of hardware design becoming commoditized, utilizing hardware modules as your product’s building blocks has numerous benefits. The second emerging trend is the product connection to the Internet of Things. The product can now report back diagnostics results, environmental conditions, etc. based on actual usage. New product design can now be based on field performance data versus assumptions. This session will present a product design strategy that combines IoT connectivity with a module based hardware design process. For the first time, the hardware design team can see past the manufacturing process and have quantifiable data on how their product is performing. A data set containing diagnostic results across thousands of products can identify a poorly designed module that is creating numerous field failures. Changing your hardware design process to combine IoT connectivity with modular based design can dramatically improve product quality and customer satisfaction. Bob Potock, Zuken USA
Additive Manufacturing and Automated Robot Design Building robots via conventional practice requires painstaking design and assembly steps that rely heavily on human intuition and individual expertise. Dr. Robert MacCurdy, a postdoctoral researcher at MIT, has developed algorithms and fabrication techniques that automate the design and production of customized robots to accelerate this process, with the goal of automatically designing robots that "walk out of the printer.” MacCurdy’s research creates design synthesis algorithms and manufacturing technologies, with the goal of a unified software and hardware tool chain that can automatically synthesize, evaluate, and fabricate electromechanical devices. Realizing this goal will require a modular design and construction method that employs a small set of simple modules (cells) that are deployed in large assemblies to solve a specific task, an approach that I call "Multicellular Machines." The robot design process is recast as a search over the position of modules in the assembly; fabrication is accomplished via the ordered placement of modules. I am working to address several key automation challenges: fabricating robot bodies, fabricating robot "brains", and designing both. Robert MacCurdy, MIT
Futurecast Beyond Mobile, Data, and UX: Engagement, 5G, and the Future of Communication What does the future of communications hold? While terms like AI and IoT have become ubiquitous with the future, perhaps no other technology will shift our relationship with our devices than 5G. With speeds of up to 1,000 times faster than 4G, every cellular device will have the bandwidth to carry massive amounts of data and computing power. With 4K, VR and localized AI in every person's pocket or on their wrist, our experience with technology will create a seamless and magical future. Discover how 5G will open up endless possibilities for the future of technology. Tamara McCleary, Thulium
Orchestrating Business Value with ThingWorx Utilities ThingWorx Utilities provides customers with critical capabilities for managing smart, connected products and systems. ThingWorx provides the tools to easily connect your products and business systems enabling integrated orchestration optimizing your business processes. This session will detail how today’s Connected Products become actors in that orchestration. ThingWorx Utilities provide immediate value in three areas: 1) ThingWorx Asset Management offers the ability to provision, remotely monitor and manage the connected assets in their IoT implementation, 2) ThingWorx Software Content Management enables a securer and cost-effective way to manage the distribution of that content to your connected products. Furthermore, it provides you with an optimized process for package deployment and real-time visibility to your Connected Products deployment status with full audit history. 3) ThingWorx Workflow Builder provides an environment for non-developers to create, edit, and manage IoT business processes to optimize the interaction with the connected products. Ken Rawlings, PTC
Efficiently Managing your APQP / PPAP Data in Windchill APQP and PPAP data typically resides in many locations and is difficult to maintain. Companies would like to consolidate this data into Windchill. However, Just doing basic document management is not enough. Tristar has developed a simple application to correlate and track all related PPAP information. Steve Schroeder, TriStar, Inc.
Bryan Enabnit, TriStar, Inc.
Extension Developer Best Practices Would you like to support customization in your extension without jeopardizing future upgrades? This session will demonstrate what developers need to consider when building extensions to help ensure upgradeability. We’ll also discuss techniques that support extension customizations. Andrew Angle, PTC
The Road to Industrial Immersive AR The work of field service engineers, inspection and maintenance workers, assembly mechanics, and electricians are typical of the many jobs that require technical field documentation, detailed work instructions, form submissions and reports. Newer needs include hands-on coaching by remote experts, visualization of data feeds and analytics from the industrial Internet of Things. Support for these workers started with paper, moved to PDFs, expanded to include rugged handheld computers, and currently includes tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. Yet none of these permit the hands free use that promotes safety and ultimate productivity. Immersive Augmented Reality may be an eventual solution, but current platforms are early and fragmented, the investment in content transformation is massive, usability is not well solved and devices are not suitable for tough environments. Enter the industrial head mounted tablet—a new category of wearable device that acts as the pragmatic bridge to industrial AR, solving many of the problems faced by the 100 million global skilled field workers in heavy industry. Andy Lowery, RealWear
Right First Time: Introduce The Right New Products At The Right Price Greater than 50% of all new products fail. By incorporating the voice of the customer into new product decision making, retailers, brands and Consumer Products organizations can increase their new product success rates by as much as 70% while reducing markdowns by as much as 25%. Gretchen Jezerc, First Insight
Industrial IoT (IIoT) - Data Driven Assets, Operations and Services Proven in 19,000 sites and with 1.5 billion sensors, OSIsoft’s PI System - over the past 35 years - has been widely adopted as the foundational data store for industrial sensor time-series data. Attend this session to learn how the PI System works with the emerging class of IoT data and with components of PTC’s technical stack such as ThingWorx – for data driven assets, operations and services , remote monitoring and diagnostics, and others. Further, with use cases, we will illustrate how our customers are exploiting data - from Connected Products to Connected Manufacturing. Also see Gopal GopalKrishnan, OSIsoft
Success of Things - Drive Outcomes with Customer Success The prominence of connected products, the “industrial internet”, and outcome-based delivery models increases the need for companies to manage their customer lifecycles proactively to drive retention, cross-sell/up-sell, and higher levels of engagement. Omer Rabin, Gainsight
How ECAD Integration into Windchill Helps to Drive your Process for Manufacturing, Service & Maintenance ECAD design like schematics and 3D cabinet contains a lot of information for the manufacturing process. This session shows how NC programs for automated cable preparation or machining of cabinets can be assigned and tracked in Windchill through the compete life-cycle. Arnd Paulfeuerborn, EPLAN Software & Service
ThingWorx: Platform for Management Revolution In the second Harvard Business Review (HBR )article, Jim Heppelmann and Professor Porter raised the challenge, "For companies grappling with the transition (to the IoT), organizational issues are now center stage - and there is no playbook. We are just beginning the process of rewriting the organization chart that has been in place for decades." We will argue that ThingWorx can be much more than a technical IoT platform. It can answer the question by being a platform for management change, away from hierarchy and linear processes, to an integrated circular management form revolving around a REAL-TIME IoT data hub. It can break down information silos, improve efficiency and also spark innovation by allowing departments to work collaboratively -- and even integrate supply chain and distribution partners as well as customers. See for more. W David Stephenson, Stephenson Strategies
The Glass Half Full: Managing the Delicate Balance Between Floods and Droughts We will discuss the importance of partnerships and how Aquamatix was able to leverage domain expertise, the ThingWorx IoT platform, and other partners to deliver WaterWorX and addresses the water crisis, sustainability, flooding and water service provider operational efficiency. The main points we will discuss are: - The Aquamatix journey and importance of partnerships - Reasons why ThingWorx was and remains the most powerful toolset to enable a domain expert to build a vision - Pitfalls and successes along the way - The importance of collaborative standards in IoT - Why the global water market is a great fit for ThingWorx, PTC and the Smart City In addition to this discussion we will give product demonstrations of WaterWorX. Laurie Reynolds, Aquamatix
GE's Journey to the Brilliant Factory GE's Brilliant Factory Digital Lab embodies GE's Digital Industrial strategy as a showcase to demonstrate the use of technology, automated solutions and predictive analytics for manufacturing, in a micro manufacturing environment. We will share the journey we're taking to build a Brilliant Factory, leveraging GE's Digital Industrial operating system, Predix, GE's commercial applications, and by building the partner ecosystems that includes PTC. Brian Perlstein, General Electric
IoT Security Challenges and How to Meet Them Having challenges with IoT Security? Come and learn more ThingWorx can help you build a secure IoT solution. Learn more about ThingWorx unique security features and about the most recent security features that have been added to platform. Finally learn about some of the IoT security challenges in the market and how ThingWorx can help you meet those challenges. Rob Black, PTC
The Whole Story of Managing Parts We will discuss how customers are moving beyond traditional CAD data management to manage parts and BOM within PLM. We'll include an overview of the various paths customers may take on this journey. In addition we'll give insight into the latest improvements in Windchill v. 11.0 and Creo providing enhanced support of Part centric methodologies. Steve Shaw, PTC
Jeff Zemsky, PTC
Everything You Wanted to Know About Systems Engineering (But Were Afraid to Ask) Hear from leaders who are advancing the state of the art of systems engineering in this interactive panel discussion. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions of customer and PTC panelists on how they are successfully transforming their systems engineering practices to improve product innovation, quality and time-to-market. Bruce Cameron, Technology Strategy Partners
Georg Strobl, BMW Group
Bryan Fraser, NASA
Andreas Korff, Parametric Technology GmbH
Thingworx Studio - Rapid AR Authoring Learn about the new, exciting, unique, highly-efficient, and easy-to-use authoring application. It can help creating use-case, specific experiences including 2D, 3D and augmented reality content. And data from sensor-enabled IoT products and enterprise business systems consumed on phones, tablets and digital eyewear using ThingWorx View. Marc Schuetz, PTC Inc.
Aerospace & Defense IoT and Augmented Reality (AR) Case Studies In this session PTC, Orbital ATK and Avatar Partners will share some real world case studies of successful IOT and AR implementations in FA&D. The IOT can bring tremendous improvements in workforce performance and business intelligence. Learn how some A&D organizations are doing this today! Derek DeVries, Orbital ATK
Wade Sutton, PTC
Todd Stecker, PTC
Ask the Experts: Creo, Mathcad and Windchill A Liveworx favorite! Join the Creo and Mathcad Product Managers and Windchill Solution Managers. They’ll answer your product questions and reveal expert short-cuts and uncommon tips to getting the most out of Creo and Windchill. Martin Neumueller, PTC
Berthold Hug, PTC
Jose Coronado, PTC
Raphael Nascimento, PTC
Mark Lobo, PTC
Steve Shaw, PTC
Mark Fischer, PTC
Russell Hsu, PTC
Andrew McGough, PTC
Jim Barrett-Smith, PTC
Arnaud van de Veerdonk, PTC
Panel Discussion: Utilizing PLM/IoT to Unlock Supply Chain Visibility and Responsiveness Join a panel of retail PLM executives, IoT experts, industry analysts and supply chain professionals who will discuss the ‘source’ and ‘produce’ lifecycle stages, and explore how to unlock valuable insights through a connected IoT-enabled supply chain to optimize production and improve costing and quality. Jim Welch, Nexgen Packaging
Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
Patrick Javick, GS1
Steve Riordan, Kalypso
Bradford Thomas, PTC
Delivering with Integrity – A Case Study in the Development of Safety-Critical Products The Hybrid Closed Loop pump software was the first project developed and delivered using the ALM tool PTC Integrity. The system allows the automatic adjustment of insulin delivered to the patient. The case study will present both the development of the solution tailored to fit the software development needs and the application of the solution to the project. The design and use of items to manage changes and the general workflow for document changes, Tests, and test results reporting. It will discuss the architectural decisions made in modifying the Integrity solution. The workflows not only guide and constrain users; they provide a uniform way to generate the work products. I will discuss the main elements of our solution, some of the supporting Items, and discuss the decisions that went into the development. The main items covered are: Document control Change Control Defect Tracking Traceability Test Execution recording Report Generation Workflow support Philip Day, Medtronic
Using Blockchain to Complete the Digital Transformation of Your Manufacturing Processes Manufacturers have been working to transform their processes for decades. But in the past decade, digital design, machine learning, additive manufacturing (3D Printing), and IoT have dramatically accelerated their ability to do so. Nevertheless, there have still been missing links in even the most forward looking digitization efforts. But no longer. Blockchain technologies promise to provide the infrastructural “Glue” that changes digitization from a series of point solutions to a full Digital Transformation of Manufacturing. Jack Shaw, American Blockchain Council
How Will the Internet of Things Transform Pricing? Pricing is one of the critical places you can innovate. The Internet of Things makes possible new pricing models that directly connect value to price. The companies that introduce new value-based pricing models often come to dominate their market. In this session, Industrial Internet of Things pricing expert Steven Forth will present a simple process for developing your pricing strategy and making pricing part of your innovation. Pricing is the most powerful lever you have to immediately increase revenue or profit or market share. It is where all of your work on understanding your market, customers and their buying process come together. Pricing excellence is critical to winning in the new Internet of Things world. Steven Forth, Ibbaka
Connecting CAD and DFMA: Improving Efficiencies Leveraging Tools You May Already Have Attendees will discover how implementing DFMA (Design For Manufacturability and Assembly) into their everyday CAD processes can drive true cost savings while leveraging existing CAD tools. Design for Manufacturing and Assembly is proven to transform your product lifecycle without large scale corporate culture changes. In the 90’s, analysts predicted savings of 50% or more in time-to-market, product cost, manufacturing lead times and time to assemble. The results have shown real savings that met or exceeded expectations. In this session we will use real world cases of DFMA to demonstrate how simple changes to the design process can dramatically improve the product lifecycle, and the pivotal role the CAD user plays in the DFMA process. Attendees will see how these techniques link everyday CAD functions to the DFMA process, and leave with a basic understanding of how they can incorporate DFMA improvements through their organization without having to change the corporate culture. Joel Beckley, SIGMAXIM
The Importance of AI Verticalization in Robotics Robotics is having a major impact on many markets. One of the keys to make robots even smarter is adapting cognitive and conversational AI for each robot and its application, audience and environment. This expert Q&A will explore the vital role AI verticalization plays in robotics and what's needed to create a deeply verticalized conversational AI, addressing consumer and industrial IOT applications. Kenn Harper, Nuance Communications
Steve Crowe, Robotics Trends Media
ThingWorx Analytics: Turning Data into Intelligence The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises to produce huge volumes of streaming data from sensors and create enormous value, if you can uncover the value hidden in all of your data. We will discuss the journey to transform data coming from your devices into actionable intelligence starting on day 1 and continuing into the future. Learn how ThingWorx Analytics allows solution developers to embed advanced analytics into their application throughout the journey. We will demonstrate how users can find the true value in the IoT data – to learn from the past, understand and predict the future, and make decisions to enhance outcomes. Attendees will learn how sophisticated analytics are made available to users via simple, intuitive user interfaces with easy-to-understand information and visualizations. Dave Magnoni, PTC
Mark Wiliford, PTC
Creating a Business Rules Engine with ThingWorx Are you interested in developing IoT applications, but don't know how to design the business side of your application? A Business Rules Engine is important because it creates a central location for constantly changing business solutions and provides an outlet for non-technical people to be able to make changes. This session will demonstrate how to use ThingWorx to create a business rules engine in real world examples. Jason Johnson, PTC
Successful Transformation: Top-Down & Bottom-Up Engagement In this session you learn to define the optimal mix of top down and bottom – up transformation initiatives that helps you: - To execute a digital transformation strategy and; - Combine it with rapidly achievable business value from bottom up transformation initiatives. Frank Tueg, PTC
Industrial Digital Transformation Journey - Methodology Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the capability of changing the way we make, operate and service the product. And while the potential benefits of the IIoT are significant, there are no easy answers to the inherent fundamental complexity – how to begin, assess and transform the product and operations as smart & connected in the digital transformation journey. Maxbyte has arrived the Industrial Digital Transformation Journey approach for end-to-end IIoT implementation and to enable disruptive business models. Ramshankar C S, Maxbyte Technologies
Leverage your Installed Base to Drive your Customers' Experience Hear from the experts on how you can grow customer lifetime value of your installed base by raising the bar on customer experience and leveraging it for product and service upsells. We will share how you can easily capture and maintain accurate records as well as run analytics reports on your installed base in ServiceMax. Lubor Ptacek, ServiceMax, from GE Digital
Creo Spec-Driven Piping - Powered by CadActive The Spec-Driven Piping extension in Creo Parametric is an extremely powerful application that can be used to streamline your team’s piping designs. Despite the substantial benefits, many organizations do not take advantage of the time savings and engineering benefits that the tool provides, as it often requires an expert to implement and maintain. This session will highlight some of the key features of the spec-driven piping module, and will introduce "RsysConfig", a new, user-friendly, web-based interface which automates the implementation, configuration, and management of spec-driven piping, grants instantaneous access to predefined industry specs, and eliminates the need for an expert to manually edit resource text files. Also, see how quick and easy it is to migrate your existing spec-driven data from Creo 2 or 3 to the new file formats in Creo 4! Paul Jenkins, CadActive
James Sullivan, CadActive Technologies, LLC
Augmented Reality (AR) Revolutionizing Manufacturing by Creating “Augmented Workers” Augmented Reality (AR) is becoming ubiquitous in factory floor as digitization led by Industrie 4.0 takes place in manufacturing world. Massive data about assets are now available at workers’ finger tips (waiting for a “finger tap” to use the term for HoloLens gesture) when they need it; where they need it; and the most easy-to-use way to utilize it. We will discuss how we are using AR for reducing production downtime and improving time-to-train, time-to-repair, time-to-maintain and other productivity metrics for “augmented workers”. PTC’s Vuforia is the development platform of choice in the industry for implementing AR applications. Ashis Khan, L&T Technology Services
Kick-Starting America’s Digital Transformation One of the world’s largest sources of valuable information is America’s federal government. As the nation’s First Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra advocated for the power of that data to spur innovation. Wired Magazine, editor-in-chief, Nicholas Thompson will engage Chopra in an exploration of how unleashing the vast volumes of government data will transform labor markets and spark a new wave of economic opportunity. Nicholas Thompson, Wired Magazine
Aneesh Chopra
Mix @ 6 Join thousands of startups & entrepreneurs at Boston’s premier tech bash. This championship-worthy event will bring together the best and brightest to sip and snack on complimentary refreshments, demo product showcases, and sway to the live music by DJ 2nd Nature. Don't forget to wear your favorite sports jersey!
Table Topics Join us for breakfast and informal topic discussions. Analytics & Big Data Data Management IoT for Start-Ups Industrial IoT Platform IoT Strategies & Business Models IT Infrastructure & Cloud Security & Privacy Smart Cities Smart Connected Products Blockchain Augmented Reality Virtual Reality Drones Robot Arms Medical Robots Driverless Transportation Additive Manufacturing (3D Priniting) BOM Management Change Management Modeling Model Based Definition (MBD) Smart Connected Product Design System Engineering/Software Management Enterprise Collaboration Digital Factory Industrtial Internet of Things Industrie 4.0/Smart Manufacturing Connected Field Service Service & Parts Information Service Parts Management A&D Automative & Transportation Healthcare & Medical Device Oil & Gas Retail
Design Optimization Process for 3D Printed Designs Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) also known as 3D Printing is the manufacturing technique of the present and future. In this fabrication process, the shape complexity is free. We will provide an overview of ALM techniques with numerous examples. We'll discuss the enormous potential of light weight designs, the barriers of commercialization, a topology optimization work flow, sub divisional surface modeling, lattice structure features and Behavioral Modeling. Andreas Vlahinos, Advanced Engineering Solutions
Configured Product Visualization: Now You See It, Now You Have It We will share a demonstration of visualization of configured products. It will show how configuration rules and logic are used to select parts, models and variants to build a complete, accurate model of a single machine. Scott Haack, John Deere
ThingWorx Connectors: How to Make Different Systems Speak The Same Language Accessing reliable and up-to-date PDM, SDM, ERP or ALM information at any time is essential in drawing decisions in business. Gathering all information related to a product, its manufacturing history, usage or maintenance details is never easy. This is mainly because information is distributed across different systems, it needs to comply with regulatory restrictions, it is access restricted or represented in different formats. Companies across different industries are forced to work with these heterogeneous IT system infrastructures. ThingWorx introduces a great framework to connect systems of any kind and build new PLM applications supporting engineers and analysts. Additionally, Navigate is built on top of it and introduces new role-based PLM apps. We will outline how ThingWorx Connectors easily amalgamate a vast selection of PDM, SDM, ERP and ALM systems of different vendors to the ThingWorx and Navigate toolset. Peter Pfalzgraf, PROSTEP AG
How Integrity Lifecycle Manager Is Changing the World, One Fortune 500 Company at a Time Advancements in technology are continuously driving mankind to increase and optimize capability across industries to meet basic and less basic needs. This trend is resulting in cross pollination of technologies and ideas, intertwined disciplines and highly integrated systems. The resulting increase in complexity and risk creates the need for new approaches and best practices with the discipline of Systems Engineering key among those. Today, complexity and risk aversion are highest in the aerospace and defense and as a result Systems Engineering tends to be most mature in those industries. The automotive industry however is accelerating Systems Engineering adoption. In doing so, many automotive companies are facing challenges in adopting Enterprise wide Systems Engineering tools. We will take the audience through Cummins' journey in adopting PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager to enhance its product development process. Teejay Momoh, Cummins Inc
How 'ThingWorx Data Integration Project' Makes Sweet, Sweet Music There are multiple information systems in any business environment which work in a distributed manner due to the nature of their role and ownerships. Often these systems need to communicate with each other. Without integration between them, companies only create silos of information and the data collected does not add much value. In this session, the presenter will explain how ThingWorx Integration Hub can be effectively utilized to integrate data between these systems and have a centralized view of it for better decision making. Shravan Gaggad, PTC
Why Surfacing Graphics Will Never be the Same Again Come and learn about the exciting new enhancements in PTC Creo 4.0 in the area of surfacing and graphics. Mark Fischer, PTC
Everything Works with ThingWorx You are developing your IoT solution with ThingWorx, and you have tools that show how your application is being used. But you have question on how ThingWorx is being used. How many users, things and property writes? What are my ThingWorx performance and usage statistics. Join us for this overview of ThingWorx Performance Advisor and get the answers. Michael Tresh, PTC
Glen Worthington, PTC
When Digital and Real Worlds Collide The Internet of Things enables companies to connect the physical and digital worlds together to create new value. New applications and services will emerge that combine the data streamed from the physical devices with intelligent digital models to solve problems throughout the entire product lifecycle. ANSYS and PTC will present how integration of product based computational models into IoT solutions can enable companies to quickly analyze current (or past) operating conditions, rapidly triage and diagnose issues, predict future behavior and optimize product performance. Mohammad Davoudabadi, ANSYS
Mark Wiliford, PTC
Next Generation Human Machine Interface All-in-one mobile solution for a condition monitoring, smart and predictive factory shopfloor maintenance. The solution is called FIOT (Foxon Internet of Things) and is fully based on ThingWorx platform, KEPServerEX OPC communication and company FOXON industrial automation knowhow. Michal Tuma, FOXON s.r.o.
Jaromir Peterka, Foxon
Define the Future of Connected Service For many, Connected Service represents the future of innovation, productivity and a bevy of exciting new opportunities. But what transformations will the future of Connected Service bring? Just how rapid will the Internet of Things impact your industry? Which IoT enabled services will you differentiate with? What’s on the horizon for Connected Service apps and what is the pathway to take advantage of these technologies and strategies? Join us for this session to peek into the future of Connected Service and explore a smart, connected world of endless possibilities. Jim Sweeney, PTC
Product Update: Direct Modeling – Creo Direct, Creo Flexible Modeling Extension and Creo Elements/Direct In this session, Berthold Hug, PTC Product Manager, will provide attendees with an update on Direct Modeling for Creo and Creo Elements/Direct. He will discuss the most recent product enhancements in Creo Flexible Modeling Extension and Creo Elements Direct. And also provide an outlook into future enhancements. Attendees will also learn about data upwards compatibility from Creo Elements Direct to Creo 4.0 and beyond. Berthold Hug, PTC
The Next Interface: A Future of Augmented Reality for the Enterprise Augmented reality is becoming more prominent in the consumer space due to the success of games like Pokemon Go and recent updates from the likes of Facebook and Snapchat. But while AR can be a fun feature for consumer applications, it holds immense potential for the industrial enterprise. With so much data now available from connected products and operations, AR stands to serve as the next interface for rapid, in-context consumption of that data. This panel will explore why AR is becoming so interesting to enterprise companies, the degree to which it will impact how we work, and what it will take from hardware and software for AR to reach its full potential. Lindsay Boyajian, Augment
John Werner, Meta
Craig Herndon, N/A
Patrick Ryan, Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS)
IoT Security: A Penetration Tester's and Attacker's Perspective The IoT industry is connecting devices to the the internet that were never thought possible or necessary. Once users get use to these connected devices, it's hard to think of life without them. Some manufactures forget the simple fact that the devices they are connecting are in effect computers. We will discuss some of the largest security findings, what attracts researchers to your device, and share the most common mistakes manufactures are making. We'll also discuss simple methods to keep your devices out of the news and make it harder for attackers and security researchers to exploit the devices. We will look at the attack surface of the devices deemed to be in IoT, and look at unintentional uses and other physical and brand damaging IoT research. Weston Hecker, NCR
Transforming your Customer Experience – Using Data Science for Proactive Support Many organizations are faced with massive amounts of data from the software, systems, and connected products they support. Companies are seeing tremendous value in using data science to gain insights into the customer experience, but are often challenged with the quantity, complexity, and variety of the data. Getting this data into the right format in order to do proper analytics is the key to unlocking this value and revolutionizing the customer experience through proactive support. This requires data ingestion, transformation, and proper analytics driven from advanced rules logic. Join PTC and its partner Glassbeam, as they discuss this topic. This session will cover the business case for unlocking value in your data, how it can be used to impact, improve, and transform customer support through proactive measures, and explore unique data transformation technologies that are being used today to make this process easier. Vivek Sundaram, Glassbeam
Glen Worthington, PTC
How 65 User Stories Turned into 1 Smart User Interface Learn about our journey to collect over 65 user stories from key stakeholders in engineering, accounting, program management and purchasing to develop a user interface in ThingWorx to perform cost and weight rollups. In addition to the user interface developed, PACCAR connected to Windchill for metadata and representations along with metadata from spreadsheets. Hardik Kansupada, Cognizant Technology
Bill Ryan, PACCAR
Undertaking Regulatory Requirements During a Business Transformation and Technical Deployment: A Panel Discussion Philips Health Care is a Global HealthTech and Personal Health Care Manufacturer on a three year journey deploying Windchill, WPA, STI, SUMA, and other core PTC functionality. During the concourse of its current journey the team has absorbed a litany of lessons learned specific to deployment within a restricted / FDA governed environment from an application and data migration perspective. This is a panel discussion to share viewpoints and lessons learned so other companies know what to watch out for deployment and implementation in a Health Care, or other regulatored environments. Herke Suhr, PHILIPS
Elric Froute, PTC
Jon Kaminski, Accenture
Simulations and Engineering Calculations Made Easy. Really! We will demonstrate how simulations and engineering calculations are made easy. We'll explain how Creo and PTC Mathcad, simulation, analysis and modeling are seamlessly integrated. You'll gain an understanding how the comprehensive simulation capabilities in Creo enable designers to easily analyze parts and assemblies and optimize design. This leads to immediate added value in product development. Mathcad combines the ease of use and familiarity of an engineering notebook with a powerful mathematical engine. And all this allows you to use more time for development and require less time for documentation. Jose Coronado, PTC
Andrew McGough, PTC
Realizing the Value of Augmented Reality By now you've heard that AR is the next "big thing." However, once you get past the "wow" factor, what are specific business applications and use cases where AR can have an impact? Over a thousand industrial enterprise companies like yours have tried AR and built their own AR applications through the highly successful ThingWorx Studio pilot program. The program enables these companies to build own unique AR applications for a wide range of enterprise use cases and industries. We'll review examples and discuss why AR will be important to your business and review approaches for justifying AR. Matthew Sheridan, PTC
Andres Rosello, PTC
New Advice on Performance Advisor Come learn how to get maximum benefit from Performance Advisor. During this joint session discover how the latest improvements to Performance Advisors for Creo and Windchill can help you administer your applications. For the Creo Performance Advisor, we will give a live demonstration of the latest capabilities including a preview of new Windchill Client reporting planned to be released in June 2017. And we'll deliver an update of the latest capabilities available with the Windchill Performance Advisor, including how to deploy using its new Thingworx Agent along with insight into future roadmap plans. Jim Barrett-Smith, PTC
Steve Shaw, PTC
Virtual Manufacturing with Configured Products Use of MPMLink with Global Platforms for manufacturing process planning with highly configured products. Dominic Susairaj, John Deere
Where to Plug-in into a World Without Plug-ins? With the major web browsers removing support for plugins many OEMs are confronted with the requirement to find a better way. With the use of WebGL and other HTML5 compliant standards, find out how you can deliver web based content without plugins while maintaining the highest quality standards. OEMs are committed to improving customer experience through asset uptime, mean-time-to-repair and overall customer satisfaction. The benefit for OEMs is reduced service desk call volume, improved customer loyalty and parts return. Brian York, The Toro Company
Jeffrey Coon, PTC
Consumer Product Case Study: Accelerating the Pace of Product Innovation and Development with FlexPLM As the value chain continues to globalize, increasing complexities present many challenges for companies, including communication and process visibility. Join executives from Hasbro - the third largest toy maker in the world who will share stories, lessons learned and best practices conveying how PLM improved communication, process visibility and control across in-house and global supply chain operations. Executives will also discuss how integration of PLM within their businesses helped them to improve agility, exceed expectations, drive revenue and collaboratively bring new, profitable products to market faster. Brian Silva, Hasbro
Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
Scott Martin, PTC
Unlock the Potential of Model-Based Definition by Using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Methods Model-Based Definition (MBD) offers companies many benefits and the means to increase quality, productivity, and throughput. In order to achieve these benefits, the Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) must be complete, consistent and unambiguous so that it can be machine readable. GD&T was developed to unambiguously define the requirements for each part feature in human readable form. In order to also be machine readable, however, this GD&T definition must include consistent semantic references to the CAD geometry. The complexity of the GD&T syntax and semantic rules can sometimes present a barrier to MBD adoption. So how can we effectively use GD&T to begin to unlock the potential of MBD? Attend this session to learn what GD&T is, why GD&T is so important to MBD, and how the MBD tools in Creo 4.0 and GD&T Adviser help users properly apply semantic GD&T to their products. James Stoddard, Sigmetrix
ThingWorx Navigate Roadmap ThingWorx Navigate is PTC’s family of connected apps that provide self-serve, universal access to product information from Windchill and other enterprise systems in a role-based view that is easy to consume. These connected apps help accelerate completion of product development tasks and to facilitate better, faster decisions in engineering, manufacturing and service. In this session, the presenter will review the Navigate features in the latest release based on ThingWorx 8 and outline the capabilities planned for Navigate releases over the next year. Chris Bergquist, PTC
PDM Backbone Management for Complex Products The purpose of this project will be to show how PDM is managed in long lifecycle and complex line of products and how PTC products’ robustness help the customer to design efficient products over decades. Alexandre Courcoul, Airbus Operations SAS
Transforming Your Business Model with the IoT Organizations have strategic and tactical choices they need to make when entering the world of connected product design and smart connected manufacturing. Attend this session to learn why you need to be piloting IoT development, what approach may best suit your company, the benefits of connected development, and a three-legged approach to developing your IoT strategy and a proof of concept. Dennis Eidem, EAC Product Development Solutions
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The Lab of the Future, Today: IoT Success in Life Science R&D Many entrepreneurs have balked at the thought of building IoT solutions for fragmented markets, like life sciences. We saw opportunity. While doing research at Harvard, I had a eureka moment: There had to be a more efficient way to run experiments and manage experimental data. I realized IoT could be the answer. My co-founders and I launched TetraScience to connect the ecosystem that supports science and speed the path to scientific discovery. In this session I will tell our story but also delve into some compelling customer use cases: • With new data analytics, a lab ops team found a way to decrease capital equipment budget by 10% and servicing by 13% for ROI of 29x within 3 months. • By using cloud-connectivity, a $3M experiment was saved - and resulted in a life-saving drug getting to market faster. Alok Tayi, TetraScience
One BOM is Better Than Two – Linking the CAD BOM and PDMLink Product Structure As SRAM began shifting from a drawing-centric to a part-centric environment, it became clear that maintaining a link between the CAD BOM and PDMLink Product Structure was crucial. Maintaining a separate and disjointed CAD BOM and Product Structure BOM would add confusion and work for SRAM and our suppliers. The method for passing information from Creo into PDMLink, effectively linking the CAD BOM and PDMLink Product Structure is less than ideal. We determined that instead of doing this work manually, using PTC's j-Link API to automate the process resulted in a win-win; people get the ease of CAD BOM creation using out-of-the-box Creo tools and the time-saving benefits of using PDMLink Product Structure, all in a connected and synchronized environment. Scott Bots, SRAM LLC
Roger Cook, SRAM
Big Data for Manufacturers - Next Generation Business Opportunities Big data has transformed our world. Datafication has changed the value streams of several businesses such as Retail and Banking/Finance. But does Big Data impact the traditional industries such as manufacturing? We will discuss how Internet of Things is transforming value streams in traditional businesses and the Big Data opportunities it presents for the future. Kishor Himane, PTC
Get More Bang for Your PDMLink Buck If you have implemented PDMLink for CAD data management but not yet as an enterprise solution, we'll show you how. We will look at practical approaches for enhancing not only the footprint of your implementation, but how to increase user adoptability and reduce data silos within your organization. We will discuss methods for bringing the management of low-hanging fruit such as engineering documentation as well as the less thought of files such as training records and company policies to help enable a single repository. We will discuss how projects can be piloted to increase the scope of your usage while minimizing user resistance and simplifying tasks such as ISO compliance. Finally, we will cover the "behind the scenes" steps that needs to be done by your Administrator to enable leveraging your existing system such as context architecture, object initialization rules, object typing and extending and access control modifications. Dan Harlan, Novo PLM
The Secrets to Mastering Data Management for IoT IoT is a networking paradigm where interconnected, smart objects continuously generate data and transmit it over the Internet. However, the solutions to manage and utilize the massive volume of data produced by these objects are yet to mature. Traditional database management solutions fall short in satisfying the sophisticated application needs of an IoT network that has a truly global-scale. Current solutions for IoT data management address partial aspects of the IoT environment with special focus on sensor networks. We need to highlight the distinctive design primitives that should be addressed in an IoT data management solution, and discuss how they are approached by the proposed solutions. We finally propose a data management framework for IoT that takes into consideration the discussed design elements and acts as a seed to a comprehensive IoT data management solution. Ketan Magdum, PTC Software India Pvt. Ltd.
The Options and Variants Process in Creo Parametric and Windchill Using PTC's Options and Variants technology allows for a more robust and efficient design & collaboration. Leveraging this functionality allows the design community to create and re-use product platforms and easily manage complex relationships and configurations while allowing downstream sharing of the platform's design intent. By assigning systems-driven choices and automating product creation using variant specifications, the user will be able to save time and effort across multiple design endeavors. We will walk through the nuances of setting up and executing the Options and Variants process in both Creo Parametric and Windchill. The discussion will include an overview of the necessary licenses and lessons learned. Marcel Hammond, Orbital ATK
Heather Pomerene, Orbital ATK
EALM: Enterprise Asset Lifecycle Management - Managing Product Lifecycles and Enterprise Assets at WMATA WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) is using Windchill PDMLink in conjunction with IBM’s Maximo Enterprise Asset Management solution to provide integral access between engineering and maintenance data for rail, bus, and infrastructure assets of the Authority. The use of PLM in correlation with traditional asset management tools represents a departure from stale thinking and opens the door to efficiency with respect to access of configuration data, engineering updates, and prescriptive and proactive service and maintenance activity. Mark Winnie, KPIT Technologies
Sayee Mahalingam, KPIT
Modeling in Creo for Downstream Success Engineers and designers need to author their models so that their rich design data can be leveraged in downstream processes. This presentation will describe the unique requirements for CAD data for use in downstream processes, i.e. manufacturing and metrology. Furthermore, this presentation will show how Creo models need to be organized, and what they need to contain, in order to make the hand-off downstream as smooth and efficient as possible. Several examples, for different types of design and for different downstream process methods, will be shown to illustrate these concepts. In addition, the latest advances for transferring data to the supply chain will be shown. Asa G. Trainer, ITI
Service Track Wrap Up: 12 Things I Learned at LiveWorx It’s been a busy week and it is time to reflect. Join us to review the LiveWorx “highlight reel” for the Service Track. Lessons learned, tools, facts, and quotes, we will summarize it all and share it with you during this session. Felisa Palagi, PTC
Configuring the Flex BOM to be Used for Your Hard Goods QA Specification and PIMS System Colony Bands configured the FlexPLM Bill of Materials (BOM) so it could be used to write hard goods product specifications. We added special fields to the BOM/integration to automatically feed key attributes to our sales website. To enable this, Flex feeds a datawarehouse using an integration. The datawarehouse feed the other company systems. We will share as a result of this project we were able to eliminate two existing systems and avoided buying a PIMS software solution. Chelsea Olm, Colony Brands
Ann Van Dyn Hoven, Consulting with Colony Brands
Scott Clement, Colony Brands
Robert Fanning, Colony Brands
Connecting Engineering Simulation to an Industrial IoT Platform Attend this presentation to learn how the combination of the Industrial Internal Of Things (IIoT) data analytics methods combined with the power of system simulation can greatly improve industrial assets management throughout the Product Life Cycle. The presenters will address this through the concepts of Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) and Digital Twin. The Digital Twin concept is detailed and illustrated with all its uses from design to test and operations. A generic Industrial IOT architecture providing “simulation as a service” is presented and illustrated through several industrial examples while demonstrating the benefits of the approach in terms of predictive and prescriptive maintenance, asset management and product optimization. Eric Bantegnie, ANSYS
Bernard Dion, ANSYS
How Can PTC Provide an Ecosystem that Matches Partners Effectively and Creates More Value for all Parties Involved? In order for PTC to capture value from core interactions among the key stakeholders, the BU MBA consulting team developed platform design guidelines for ThingWorx, focused on incorporating network effects and monetization. Marsi Hazizaj, Boston University
Stephanie Leishman, Boston University
Russell Anas, Boston University
Zaraid Jimenez Estrano, Boston University
Knowing Your Device is Securing Your Device: Turnkey Certificate Authentication and Authorization for ThingWorx In this session we’ll explore the importance of Identity for IoT security, and delve into how unique identity can be added to ThingWorx projects courtesy of turnkey, fully managed solutions. Judah Aspler, Certified Security Solutions (CSS)
The Thrilling Potential of Natural Touch for AR/VR Applications The goal of VR is to immerse the user into the computing scene. Immersive computing has to extend beyond the visual element to be relevant. As in the real world, the physical & mechanical states provided by the sensibility touch are an absolute requirement to cross the threshold of perception and drive full immersion in VR. VR without touch is like a movie without sound. Steven Domenikos, Tactai Inc.
PLM and SLM Joined Digitally for the Connected World Connected products and digital manufacturing will cause a complete change in how products are developed, configured, manufactured and maintained. The current methods for capturing and maintaining product data are not sufficient managing product data in a digital world. This presentation will discuss the future of connected assets and how companies, specifically product development organizations need to prepare for this new connected world. Peter White, Capgemini
Dana Nickerson, Capgemini
Print 3D Sensors and Antenna Directly onto Products We live in a 3D world, and to fully realize the IoT vision of ubiquitous, smart connected products, sensing and connectivity must conform to 3D reality. However, legacy Sensor and Antenna production is generally 2D, failing to optimize for cost, size, weight and performance when adapted to 3D products. We will describe how Optomec's Aerosol Jet system can directly print 3D Sensors and Antenna onto existing structures, an essential building block for IoT rollout. Examples include Strain, Creep, Current, Gas, Temp & RF Sensors; and Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi Antenna. As a digital Additive Manufacturing process, this solution enables parametric design libraries accessible in CAD/CAM, backed by qualified printing parameters. This direct digital approach results in lower upfront cost, as well as functional benefits. For example, a tightly integrated sensor provides more sensitive data, which is critical to maximizing LifeCycle savings in Industrial applications, like Condition Based Maintenance. Dave Ramahi, Optomec
When Municipalities, Cities And Utilities Come Together, Good Things Happen Forward-thinking cities, utilities and smart city solution providers recognize that in order to realize the full value of IoT, they must enable a secure and scalable IoT infrastructure that integrates multiple systems. Not disparate smart city point solutions and networks. Learn how Sensus, a leader in the development and deployment of smart meters and communication device networks, offer IoT gateways and an Application Creation Environment (ACE) to enable the rapid delivery of diverse and powerful IoT-based applications for cities and utilities. Randolph Wheatley, Sensus
End-to-End Digitalization Journey on Customized Boats We will share the PLM journey at CNB. This will include a full digital mockup, configuration and change management, options and variants management, eBOM to mBOM, work instructions, and connected systems dashboards. Cadiou Wilfried, BENETEAU SA - CNB
Using IoT to Turbo-Charge Creo Creo Schematics provides support for system diagrams that can represent IoT infrastructures from device to back-end system. Further, Creo Schematics can be used to represent directly connected devices to form a more complex system. Coupled with the API provided with Creo Schematics, engineers and diagnosticians can combine real-time feedback from an installed system and display it on the system diagram with Creo Schematics. The live display can then be interrogated further to get down to the lower level wiring diagrams in order to verify designs and diagnose issues. We will demonstrate how this can be done and walk through how it can be set up, so you can understand the broader use of the IoT and Creo toolsets in novel scenarios. Cassandra Kemp, CeDeL Solutions LLC
Martin Kemp, CeDeL Solutions LLC
Unscheduled Maintenance. It Can Cost Millions, Harm People And the Environment Systems operating in industrial settings require a high degree of Reliability and Availability. Facilities like power generation plants, manufacturing lines, and oil & gas drilling sites rely on the operational capability of complex equipment. The consequences of unscheduled maintenance include not just the costs of lost production revenue. Failures impact the bottom line through repair and clean-up costs while critical failures can potentially cause harm to people and the environment. Reducing the likelihood of failure in these environments has long been a goal of Reliability Engineering. This session will discuss Machine Learning analysis, how it will better identify failures and improve preventative maintenance while providing an example of a real world application of the process. Stefan Niculescu, PTC
Brad Cline, PTC
Using Industrial Protocols to Connect IoT with Industry at the Edge Conceptually, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been discussed at great lengths over the past few years. “Why IoT?” has been asked, use cases have been explored, and many implementations are underway. The shift from concept to implementation is now sparking new discussions. Industrial users and systems integrators are asking the “what” and “how” of IoT, wondering what technology is best and how integration will work between various applications. These discussions extend to the manners in which connected devices communicate, both in “the fog” at the edge and with higher-level systems and “the cloud”. This session explores the open standards and protocols connecting assets within the Industrial Internet of Things. It details the pros and cons of the request/response and publish/subscribe protocol models, and describes the importance of use cases in determining which methods or protocols best fits your needs. Sam Elsner, PTC
Windchill Business and System Administration Roadmap We will survey the top ten improvements made to Windchill from an administrator's perspective. We'll cover both system and business administrative areas and discuss topics including promotion tools, system monitoring, performance advisor, user administration and license usage reporting. Walid Saad, PTC
PTC Connected PLM Strategy for Retail and Consumer Products Join PTC Retail Executives for insight into an IoT strategy for retail and consumer product companies. The digital consumer and fast fashion are redefining retail. is more complex and competitive than ever. Now is the time to transform your business to meet these challenges of Designing products that consumers want and bringing them to market. You need bold new solutions to enable this transformation. Begin your retail transformation journey now with PTC. Nick Lansley, Nick Lansley's Innovation Lab
Quach Hai, PTC
Brion Carroll, PTC
Creo Modeling Tips & Tricks The Creo Product Managers take the stage to help you design smarter for both today and tomorrow. Boost your productivity with expert tips and tricks to improve productivity and design quality. Learn straight from the experts how to make the most of your product design toolset and the new functionality Creo 4.0 offers. Arnaud van de Veerdonk, PTC
Martin Neumueller, PTC
Berthold Hug, PTC
Jim Barrett-Smith, PTC
Russell Hsu, PTC
Raphael Nascimento, PTC
Jose Coronado, PTC
Andrew McGough, PTC
Mark Fischer, PTC
“Always On” SDKs: Connecting Your Device with ThingWorx Choosing the Thingworx IoT Platform is simple but connecting your devices, using your choice of development language, is not always as straight forward. This session will discuss the overall capabilities of the “Always On” Thingworx SDKs, the features they provide and will demonstrate how you can take advantage of them. Examples will be discussed in Java and C. Ian Egielski, ThingWorx
William Reichardt, PTC
Designing Calm Technology Our world is made of information that competes for our attention. What is needed? What is not? We cannot interact with our everyday life in the same way we interact with a desktop computer. The terms calm computing and calm technology were coined in 1995 by PARC Researchers Mark Weiser and John Seely Brown in reaction to the increasing complexities that information technologies were creating. Calm technology describes a state of technological maturity where a user’s primary task is not computing, but being human. The idea behind Calm Technology is to have smarter people, not things. Technology shouldn’t require all of our attention, just some of it, and only when necessary. How can our devices take advantage of location, proximity and haptics to help improve our lives instead of get in the way? How can designers can make apps “ambient” while respecting privacy and security? This talk will cover how to use principles of Calm Technology to design the next generation of connected devices. We’ll look at notification styles, compressing information into other senses, and designing for the least amount of cognitive overhead. Amber Case, MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media
ThingWorx and Connectivity Come learn how ThingWorx’s extensive connectivity capabilities allow you to connect virtually anything to the leading Industrial IoT platform. We will highlight connections to sensors, clouds, factories and more. Jeff Bates, Kepware (PTC)
Rob Black, PTC
How Failing First, Hard, and Fast Fueled a National Movement Reshma Saujani is a serial failed politician. Strikingly, it is because of her failures she has built a national movement that is changing the conversation about women and technology. Recounting her personal narrative and lessons learned in this compelling, dynamic and earnest presentation, Saujani also weaves in stories of other accomplished women who have overcome roadblocks and forged new paths—women who have similarly learned to live an authentic life by taking risks and choosing to seek failure rather than fear it. Offering tools to improve resiliency and embark on new ideas, she ignites and inspires audience members to pursue risk and help reshape the country. Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code
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