Peter is President of the strategic management consulting and research firm CIMdata. He is an internationally recognized authority on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM); has more than 29 years of experience in the development of business-enabling information technology (IT) solutions for research, engineering, and manufacturing organizations worldwide. He has participated in PLM analysis, selection, implementation, and training; CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM implementation and management; synchronous and lean manufacturing consulting; software engineering; and general data management strategy development and support. He has authored numerous papers and research reports on PLM and related topics, and his articles, commentaries, and perspectives have appeared in publications throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science the California State University, Fullerton, and a Master of Science in Engineering from The University of Michigan.