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The must-attend configuration events of 2018

Agenda & Speakers

Presenter
09:00 - 09:15
CLM Summit welcome
Presenter
09:15 - 10:00

Henrik Reif Andersen

CEO, Professor, Co-founder at Configit
Bio
CLM as enabler for digital transformation

Manufacturing companies are experiencing increased pressure to digitally transform their business. Customer journeys, product development, manufacturing and product services all need to be seamless digital experiences. Configuration Lifecycle Management is a key enabler for this transformation.

In this talk, we will elaborate on how CLM is a catalyst for digital transformation in manufacturing companies. Providing a key link between products and customers, CLM is an essential component to successful digitalization efforts.

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Presenter
10:00 - 10:45

Klaus Wagenführer

Head of Application Development Sales & Service at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Bio
After-sales configuration challenges using a
lifecycle solution strategy

Heidelberg offers standardized, and now configurable, after-sales services, beginning with service contracts for the installed base in the market. This supports Heidelberg’s transformation from a product-centric company to a service-oriented, customer-centric company.

This talk will provide insights about the corresponding roadmap, and will include:

  • The strategy behind this digital transformation
  • What is needed to offer Lifecycle Solutions
  • How this roadmap supports Heidelberg’s cloud strategy
  • The overall project plan
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Presenter
10:45 - 11:15
Networking & Configit product demo kiosks
Presenter
11:15 - 12:15

Louis Columbus

Principal and member of the senior management team at IQMS
Bio
Defining Digital Transformation Success:
How To Create Your Own Roadmap

Digitally transforming any business must begin with the customer and their needs, preferences, and goals. Leading company-wide improvement efforts requires a robust roadmap that communicates which of these customer needs and goals are being solved by digitally transforming systems and processes. The most effective digital transformations simplify and improve customer experiences and outcomes, specifically in the area of product configuration.

This presentation will focus on:

  • Identifying what all successful digital transformation initiatives have in common
  • Defining digital transformation goals, objectives, and action plans
  • Creating your digital transformation roadmap
  • Defining what success looks like – from the customer’s perspective
  • Making your digital transformation permanent
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Presenter
12.15 - 01:30
Lunch & networking
Presenter
01:30 - 02:15

Fred Wilkinson / Erin Jasso

Senior Business Architect / Product Definition and Offer Project Leader at Ford Motor Company
Bio
Configuration Complexity at Ford Motor Company

Business View

  • Global product lineup.
  • Manufacturing space.
  • Emerging opportunities in mobility and autonomy.

IT/Process View

  • The Ford Factory – Concept to Customer
  • CLM Challenges
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Presenter
02:15 - 02:45

Shahid Ayub

Senior Vice President,
Center of Excellence
Bio
Case Story: Design anywhere. Manufacture anywhere. Sell anywhere.

This presentation will demonstrate how Configit Ace is used to integrate sales, R&D and manufacturing configurations to introduce and support a CLM implementation.

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Presenter
02:45 - 03:15
Networking & Configit product demo kiosks
Presenter
03:15 - 04:00

Joseph Anderson

Vice President of Services at The Institute for Process Excellence
Bio
Meeting the Challenges of Tangible Transformation

The foundational element is an autonomous and adaptive enterprise of people, processes, and products that operate cohesively within an integrated business model. Old mind-sets, legacy processes and systems must be shifted or the organization will fail to exploit true operational excellence. Based on the CM2 enterprise operating model and modern enabling digital solutions, there will no longer be a difference between information and material because products will be dynamically linked to their application and supporting information.

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Presenter
04:00 - 04:15
Wrap-up
Presenter
04:15 - 05:00
Configit product demo kiosks
Presenter
06:30 - 09:30
Networking dinner at Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta
Presenter
09:00 - 09:15
Opening remarks
Presenter
09:15 - 10:00

Henrik Hulgaard

CTO, PhD, Co-founder at Configit
Bio
CLM Cloud Overview

The new CLM Cloud offering from Configit is a cloud-based approach that allows companies to share configuration models and pricing to resellers, system integrators, and other external organizations.

This presentation will include an overview of CLM Cloud including what is in version 1.0, how to gain access, and the vision and roadmap for future functionalities. We will explain how to get configuration data onto the CLM Cloud from SAP, Model and Ace and will describe different ways to consume the data from the CLM Cloud, both online, in web-applications, and offline, in mobile applications such as on iPhones/iPads and Android applications.

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Presenter
10:00 - 10:45

Susanne Lauda

Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology at AGCO
Bio
The importance of aligning purchasing and manufacturing planning in configuration management

Discussions about configuration management often focus on the alignment between the sales organization and engineering. But before the customer gets the product that (s)he has ordered, somebody has to manufacture it.

With customers expecting shorter lead times with no compromise on product quality, it is imperative that the master data flow is seamlessly transported through the entire supply chain. This trend leads to more and more highly configured products, not only in AGCO’s farming equipment environment, but also (and especially) in consumer goods.

This presentation will discuss how these challenges effect purchasing and manufacturing planning processes.

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Presenter
10:45 - 11:15
Networking & Configit product demo kiosks
Presenter
11.15 - 12:00

Dave Loomans

Manager, Sales and Marketing Systems at Greenheck Fan Corporation
Bio
The CLM Journey is a Digital Transformation

A digital transformation is rapidly taking place in the construction industry and CLM plays a major role in that transformation.

  • Economic drivers accelerating the transformation process
  • Transformational goals and objectives
  • Technology enablers to achieve goals and objectives
  • How CLM factors into the process
  • Greenheck’s journey into the CLM process
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Presenter
12.00 - 12:15

Dave Loomans

NACUF secretary
Bio
NACUF – The User Network for Product Configuration Success
Presenter
12:15 - 01:30
Lunch & networking
Presenter
01:30 - 02:00

Shahid Ayub

Senior Vice President,
Center of Excellence
Bio
Case Story: Improving operational excellence
while improving the customer journey.

This presentation will give an inside look at moving from selling standard products to selling systems comprised of both standard and configurable products, software and services.

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Presenter
02:00 - 02:45

Louis Columbus

Principal and member of the senior management team at IQMS
Bio
Digitally Transforming Manufacturing In 2018 Survey Results

Manufacturers are in a race to grow by streamlining operations and making them as efficiently as possible, while at the same time designing, producing and selling smart., connected products.

Over 250 manufacturers were recently surveyed regarding their current and future digital transformation plans and strategies which specifically focus on CLM, CPQ, and QTC.

The survey quantifies how customers are the catalyst or fuel that provides the momentum manufacturers need to keep digitally reinventing themselves.

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Presenter
02:45 - 03:15
Networking & Configit product demo kiosks
Presenter
03:15 - 04:15

Scott Perdue

President at Configit Inc
Bio
Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) course

The newest course in the Configit Academy takes a deep dive into Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM). Learn from the leaders in CLM how to evaluate your company’s needs and CLM maturity level, as well as identifying how CLM can be applied to each lifecycle phase.

In this presentation, select course materials and topics will be discussed, including:

  • Introduction to Configuration and CLM
  • Overview of Product Lifecycle Phases
  • CLM Modeling
  • CPQ as Part of CLM
  • Impact on Business Functions
  • Understanding Your Solution Space
  • Change Management Using CLM
  • Examples of CLM Solutions
  • CLM Maturity Model
  • CLM ROI Tool
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Presenter
04:15 - 04:30
CLM Summit wrap-up
Presenter
04:30 - 05:00
Configit product demo kiosks
Presenter
06:00 - 10:30
Networking dinner at Georgia Aquarium

Why attend?

  • Strategic focus
  • Analyst presentations
  • Customer strategic presentations
  • CLM adoption
  • Configit strategic roadmap
  • Networking with industry leaders
  • Social event with peers
  • Technology focus
  • Configit product roadmap
  • Product deep-dives
  • Customer implementation presentations
  • Product demo booths
  • Explore best practices
  • Networking with peers
The conferences will be held at InterContinental Buckhead, Atlanta
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