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Reimagining Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Digitized Connected Product Ecosystem - A cross industry round table


Reimagining Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Digitized Connected Product Ecosystem - A cross industry round table

Jun 21, 2018 8 AM
Add to Calendar 2018-06-21 08:00:00 2018-06-21 09:00:00 Europe/London EVENT Reimagining Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Digitized Connected Product Ecosystem - A cross industry round table Marriott Troy, Michigan

Event Description

Connected products propelled by the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms are no longer an emerging trend but have started making inroads into all industries with footprints across the product lifecycle causing exponential increase in product complexity. Simultaneously, the product development and refresh cycles are also tightened to meet customer and market requirements. By virtue of the fast evolving digital enablers, the “Day in the life” of various stakeholders across the product lifecycle is about to encounter a paradigm transformation in the near future. However, there is a strong necessity to close the loop between R&D, simulation and test, and manufacturing in an integrated digital enterprise.

While technology companies are coming up with innovative tools and enablers to facilitate this transformation, the onus is on the manufacturers to ensure that the in-house processes are flexible and scalable to adapt to these changes. This transformational journey will have footprints in multiple layers of the organization. However, are all these requirements well defined? Are all organizations clear on the requirements? Does the imperatives vary across industries? How severe can be the consequence of maintaining fragmented process and disconnected functions? How will product configuration management and change management processes align to this transformation? There can be many more questions on similar lines. Let us jointly navigate these avenues in a forum with deep and constructive insights from eminent thought leaders of the industry and leading manufacturing companies from across industries. 

TCS Participation

TCS, in association with CIMdata and IPX, is proud to invite you to the Cross Industry Round Table on “Reimagining Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Digitized Connected Product Ecosystem”.  

TCS has extensive experience in Enterprise Transformation Programs and has partnered with numerous manufacturing organizations in their journey. TCS believes in the power of synergy that can be derived from a constructive discussion on areas of mutual interest in an open forum with rich participation of manufacturing organizations from various sectors - Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial machinery, Tier X suppliers and so on.

CIMdata is an independent worldwide firm and provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). The participation of CIMdata in the event will ensure world-class knowledge, expertise, best-practice methods on PLM, and insights from leading practices in the industry on developing technology trends and adoptions.

Institute for Process Excellence (IpX, previously ICM) is best known for their founding "CMII" (CM2) certification program, which has been the global standard in enterprise configuration and change management since 1986. The participation of IpX in the event will ensure deep understanding and experience in process definition, functional knowledge, insights on industry standards, and importance of operational excellence, improving culture and reshaping legacy business processes and systems. 

This will be complemented by TCS’ extensive experience and overview of enterprise transformation, technology expertise, and program management as traced along its global footprints across all realms of the manufacturing industry.

Join us in this enriching session as we explore areas of mutual interest with synergy drawn from the participation of cross-industry peer organizations. The open forum will enable the participants to table their points of interest and seek insights from the experts. The richness of content and collaboration is assured to benefit everyone at the event.  


Anurag Jain

Global Practice Lead, New Product Innovation and Life Cycle Processes, TCS

Prabhu Patruni

Global Head, PLM Solutions, TCS

Thomas A. Gill

Practice Manager, PLM Enterprise Value & Integration, CIMdata Inc.

Joseph Anderson

Vice President of Services, Institute for Process Excellence

This is an invite only event.

For more details, please contact: Indranil Ray @


8:00 – 8:30 am

Registration and Breakfast


8:30 – 8:40 am

Kick-off and Context Setting


8:40 – 9:20 am

IPX Keynote - With the backdrop of Industry 4.0, role of Configuration Management as a foundational capability to facilitate maximum value from Digital Thread, Digital Twin, and Lifecycle Management Platform


9:20 – 10:00 am

CIMdata Keynote - PLM at the Core of Analytics-driven Innovation


10:00 – 10:05 am

Launch Demo


10:05 – 10:15am

Break and Demos


10:15 – 11:45 am

Round table Discussion

Discussion tracks:

1.      Megaplans - Managing the programs

2.      Change Files - Managing the change

3.      Fast & Curious - Gauging maturity of product and tech

4.      Biz Tank - Creating the right case



(TCS facilitated)

11:45 – 12:00 pm

Wrap Up


12:00 – 1.00 pm

Networking Lunch


Room - Dennison

Detroit Marriott Troy 200 West Big Beaver Road Troy, Michigan 48084