CIMdata Announces Collaborative Research on Digital Transformation

CIMdata Announces Collaborative Research on Digital Transformation
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ANN ARBOR, MI, USA, Jun 7, 2019 – CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the initiation of a multi-sponsor collaborative research program focused on how a Product Innovation Platform is a critical enabler of an enterprise’s digital transformation (DT).

In many companies, senior leaders view DT as a strategic initiative that may or may not be related to their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) efforts. Their PLM messages themselves may be limited in scope to their current implementations and need an expanded vision—the Product Innovation Platform. This collaborative research program is designed to help answer vital questions about the on-going or planned DT efforts of industrial companies, how their PLM implementation plays in their DT efforts (or not), and their investment plans. The goal of this research is to deepen the understanding of on-going DT and PLM efforts to help promote success while at the same time encouraging more companies to understand and take strategic action in these areas.

To kick off this research program, CIMdata enlisted several leading PLM solution and service providers as Founding Sponsors: ANSYS, Dassault Systèmes, and HCL Technologies. The extended research program team will collaborate to help identify the crucial issues around DT, Industry 4.0, and the Product Innovation Platform.

The research program includes several elements, including an initial Webinar highlighting the key issues. The Webinar will also introduce a global survey to learn more about the digital transformation efforts of industrial organizations and their adoption of enabling technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital twins. Interviews with thought leaders from Sponsors and their lead customers will be published on the blog and actively promoted on social channels by all participants to encourage broader discussion on the topic and to promote survey participation. In addition to materials developed with the Sponsors, CIMdata will also publish the results more broadly for use by members of the PLM Economy.

According to Mr. Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata’s Vice President and leader of CIMdata’s research program, “Everything is going digital or is being digitally transformed. This Webinar and the research it initiates will help the PLM Economy understand what others in the industry are doing to respond to these massive global trends.”

Those interested in learning more can get involved by signing up for the complimentary webinar, “Lifecycle Digitalization.” The webinar will take place on 27 June 2019 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will last for one hour. During the Webinar, CIMdata will frame the problem and talk about some new CIMdata research that will dig deeper into the issues surrounding digital transformation.

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