| The annual PLM Europe conference has proved to be an extremely
valuable experience for both, users and managers of companies using EDS
PLM Solutions products. This user organised conference is packed with
a wide range of technical presentations covering all levels from people
actually using the software, complemented with details from EDS PLM Solutions
on many of the new releases and advanced functionality of the Teamcenter
and the NX Suite including I-deas and Unigraphics.
This years's conference is of a particular importance especially in
light of the major challenges currently facing the manufacturing industry
globally. To deliver competitive advantage companies need now to use
technology to improve their processes. Attendees at this conference
will have the opportunity to understand how EDS PLM Solutions are working
to meet these challenges. This will be the only event in Europe where
users of products from EDS PLM Solutions will hear directly from the
senior executives of EDS about the future strategy of ALL of the products
and how they can be applied to today's challenges.
New for 2003
After listening to attendee's feedback we have s slightly different
Conference set up compared to previous years. On Monday we have planned
a plenary day with a keynote speaker and general sessions from EDS PLM
Solutions about NX and Teamcenter strategies. This day would be of special
benefit to managers looking to understand where the technologies are
getting benefits from deploying PLM technologies.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be filled with a mix of user presentations
and EDS presentations on different subjects for I-deas, Unigraphics
and Teamcenter. We are particularly excited about one new addition to
For the CAE professionals we now have a dedicate one day event running
a parallel with the main conference. Wether you are a involved in CAE
management or area a CAE technical expert this will provide you as I-deas
or Unigraphics CAE users an opportunity to share in the knowledge and
experience of the most advanced and latest CAE technologies
Who should attend?
This is the conference in Europe both for true users of EDS PLM Solutions
software and for CAD/PDM implementation managers. Providing an insight
into the technology directions allows these managers the opportunity
to determine a CAD/PDM implementation strategy for their business.
What will you learn?
The goal of the conference is to provide you with all of the information
you need to use the EDS PLM Solutions products to get maximum benefits
for your organisation. During the conference you will see from both
EDS and other users during the user speaker sessions various approaches
to the challenges you face today. This will range from capturing and
reusing knowledge, through the product development lifecycle, successfully
managing the complex processes within your organisation, through to
approaches to extend collaboration throughout the extended enterprise.
Enhance your knowledge
The General Sessions are good overviews of the product lines. The technical
tracks go into much more detail to keep you up to date with the software.
The goal is to have attendees get solid help from these technical tracks,
such as best of practice guides and detailed tips that they were able
to implement into everyday use.
This is also a good opportunity to attend sessions to evaluate new modules
you may be considering for purchase. The EDS PLM Solutions presentations
will also include useful information such as Enhancement Requests (ER)
updates and software developments for the future.
Get Real User Feedback
Networking with other users is one of the most valuable aspects of this
conference. You can see if others have solutions to some of the problems
your company is having. You will find a friendly users community willing
to help you.
Learn about where existing and new tools can help improve your productivity
Taking information back to share the knowledge with your colleagues
After the conference, have a post conference meeting with the users
to discuss the lessons learned and give an overview of the presentations
attended. Post the presentations on your company's Intranet for everyone
to access. Share the conference CD-Rom that will have all of the presentations
from the conference on it.
The conference is backed up by a strong Vendor Exhibition. This runs
throughout the conference and provides an opportunity to see products
from a wide range of carefully selected partners.
The conference is organises by users for users supported by a team from
EDS PLM Solutions. The conference is established on a not for profit
basis. The feedback and input from the user community is an important
element in planning the conference.