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The must-attend configuration events of 2018

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

Agenda & Speakers

CLM summit agenda

Presenter

Tuesday, October 23

MorningRegistration & breakfast
Introduction to the CLM Journey
Keynote speaker
Customer cases
Networking breaks
AfternoonLunch & Networking
CLM strategies
Customer Case
Networking breaks
EveningNetworking dinner at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

Wednesday, October 24

MorningBreakfast & Networking
CLM Cloud
Customer cases
Networking breaks
AfternoonLunch & Networking
CLM strategy
CLM course and break out session
Customer Case
Networking breaks
EveningTransfer to Georgia Aquarium
Networking dinner at Georgia Aquarium
Transfer to InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

More speakers to be announced forthcoming!

Presenter

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

Fred Wilkinson / Erin Jasso

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Networking dinner for CLM and User Summit Georgia Aquarium

User summit agenda

Presenter

Wednesday, October 24

EveningConference registration
Transfer to Georgia Aquarium
Networking dinner at Georgia Aquarium
Transfer to InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

Thursday, October 25

MorningRegistration & Breakfast
Configit CLM Cloud
Configit Quote & Ace
Customer cases
Networking breaks
AfternoonLunch & Networking
Configit Model & Build
Configit Solution packages
Customer cases
Break-out session
Networking breaks

More speakers to be announced forthcoming!

Presenter

Elmar Schaab

Global PLM Program Manager at ABB
Bio
Presenter

Mattia Pontacolone

CEO at Coolshop
Bio
Online / offline dealer support challenges

The sales process of configurable products is complex, and often intermediated by a network of distributors. Add to this limited network connectivity, and the challenges of providing real-time, accurate product data anytime, anywhere increase dramatically.

Using Configit’s patented VT technology, Coolshop has created a robust application for users to configure, price, and quote on-the-go, regardless of platform.

Working with industry leaders including Columbus McKinnon and CNH Industrial, Coolshop has combined front-end and back-end capabilities into one single application covering the entire sales process.

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Presenter

Henrik Hulgaard

CTO, PhD, Co-founder at Configit
Bio
How to integrate CLM Cloud with existing Configit products

With CLM Cloud, Configit’s new configuration-as-a-service offering, companies can share configuration models and pricing to external organizations such as resellers and system integrators.

This presentation will outline how we intend to take advantage of the cloud-based platform in our existing enterprise applications Quote, Ace and Build. We will present the vision and roadmap for each of these products and explain how they together form a platform that allows customers to create, share and use data of configurable products across the enterprise.

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Presenter

Jesper Blak Møller

Product Manager, PhD at Configit
Bio
New and upcoming features in Ace

This presentation will discuss new features in Ace, such as numerics and strings, and the new pricing module; as well as a product roadmap showing upcoming features in an Ace.

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Presenter

Sigrún Ívarsdóttir

Quote Manager at Configit
Bio
New and upcoming features in Quote

Hear about recently added features of Quote, including the new product selector using product categories, improved user experience with quote revisions, and a new configurator UI. Upcoming features will be discussed during a roadmap presentation.

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Presenter

Jesper Blak Møller

Product Manager, PhD at Configit
Bio
New and upcoming features in Model

See demos of recent features in Model, such as creating and publishing VT Packages to the CLM Cloud, and hear about upcoming features in a roadmap presentation.

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Presenter

Jesper Jæger Henriksen

Build Manager at Configit
Bio
New and upcoming features in Build

This presentation takes an in-depth look at Build’s new features, including VT integration (now with Ace), collaboration improvements, and web service API for VBIS, as well as upcoming features such as localization improvements and improved configurator launch.

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Presenter

Jesper Jæger Henriksen

Build Manager at Configit
Bio
Quote/Build integration demo

A look into how Quote and Build can be combined into a powerful CPQ platform with both single component and system configuration sales. The demo will show how a user can go from creating a quotation in Quote and a configuration in Build and save the configurations back into Quote.

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The conferences will be held at InterContinental Buckhead, Atlanta
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Delegate Rates

CLM Summit
$895
Both Summits
$1.095
User Summit
$450
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