CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces full agenda details for its upcoming Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council workshop. The focus of this year’s workshop, the 12th annual, is “Leveraging Simulation for Competitive Advantage.” The workshop will take place at the Caterpillar Visitor Center in Peoria, Illinois and will run over two consecutive half days.
The workshop will start during the afternoon of April 29 and will end mid-afternoon on April 30. Highlights of the first day will include a personal tour of Caterpillar’s visitor center and museum, a keynote presentation on “Product Development: Keys for Success” from Caterpillar’s director of research and advanced engineering, Dr. Lou Balmer-Millar, which will be followed by a networking dinner.
The second day of the workshop, April 30, will cover the following key topics; simulation governance, platforms for simulation and analysis, and simulation data management. Attendees will hear from speakers from General Motors, Dana, Cummins, and Sandia National Laboratories. In the morning, GM’s Mary Fortier and Dr. Ramesh Rebba will make a keynote presentation on the topic of “Simulation Capability Metrics - A Quantitative Approach.” To round out the day, Dr. Barna Szabo, Co-Founder and President of Engineering Software Research and Development, Inc., will offer his unique perspective on simulation governance in a keynote presentation entitled, “Simulation Governance: An Idea Whose Time has Come.” In addition to the various end-user presentations, a small group of leading simulation solution providers will join a panel discussion on simulation at the leading edge.
Throughout the workshop CIMdata’s Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council and a select group of leading-edge users will share how they have been able to create a competitive advantage by deploying simulation and analysis to facilitate product and manufacturing system development. CIMdata’s practice manager for Simulation & Analysis, Dr. Keith Meintjes, will facilitate the workshop.