Product Development and Technology Forum

Wednesday - October 01, 2014

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM


Nancy R. Malo - Business Manager
   - AIAG

8:40 AM - 9:30 AM

The Path From Digital Models To Smart Connected Vehicles

We are clearly on a path to intelligent vehicles. However, we can only get there from a platform of virtual models and simulation. It is also requires a different perspective of automotive systems engineering, because the system will no longer be the individual vehicle but all vehicles interacting with each other and the environment. Dr. Grieves will present his perspective, from a virtual model based Product Lifecycle Management approach of the path to the intelligent vehicles of the future, the systems and information processing issues, technical areas of concentration, and hurdles that will need to be addressed.

Michael Grieves
   - Florida Institute of Technology

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Synergies Via Systems Integration for Design and Manufact.

Modern business practices no longer support the vertical integration models that enabled rapid product and process innovation and integration into the manufacturing supply chain. The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) will provide the conduit that will integrate and leverage new technologies resulting in a synergy between design, manufacture and market demand, enabling innovation across a broad spectrum of business sectors. This talk will begin with the general operational characteristics of the Institutes within the NNMI, and then focus on currently emerging technologies such as digital manufacturing and additive manufacturing as they might completely revolutionize the automotive manufacturing sector.

Thomas Kurfess - HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power & Motion Control and Professor
   - Georgia Institute of Technology

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Product Development Challenges of Leveraging IoT

The term Internet of Things (IoT) applies to connecting people, systems, and things through the Internet. In other words, it is Internet-based "connectivity". In the automotive world, the Internet-based "connectivity" between cars and adjacent industry products such as smart phones, tablet PCs, appliances, etc. offers possibilities of developing new features, functionalities, and product / service business models. Careful strategic thought in product development is imperative for robust introduction of diverse IoT related technology elements to successfully unlock exciting new value from the automotive and adjacent industry value chains, while mitigating the risks of customer annoyance. This session will present enlightening viewpoints on delivering exciting automotive-centric smart connected products from automotive OEM- and supplier-experts, as well as, experts from IoT related technology providers of hardware, cloud computing, and rapid applications platforms.

Dave Pascoe - Executive Director Engineering
   - Magna International Inc.

Doug Moeller - Chief Technology Officer
   - Autonet Mobile

Howard Heppelmann - Divisional Vice President and General Manager IoT Segment
   - PTC - Parametric Technology Corporation

Glen Allmendinger (MODERATOR) - President
   - Harbor Research, Inc.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

PLM Strategies for OEM and Multi-Tier Supplier Relationships

Strategies for OEM and supplier collaboration must address the realities of today's complex and changing automotive ecosystem. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has proven to be indispensable in automotive product development. The challenge is to implement effective global, value-chain PLM strategies across dynamic communities of OEMs, suppliers and partners to ensure quality, cost and perhaps, most importantly, innovation. This session will address ways in which synergy through systems integration and improved business practices can address this challenge. Overviews of PLM's strategies in the OEM and multi-tier relationship will be discuss using case studies. How communications are handled with customers and suppliers will be addressed (i.e. File and metadata exchange), as well as Performance and Security.

Rick Sturgeon - Executive Director of Global Engineering Operations
   - Johnson Controls, Inc.

Nathan W. Hartman (MODERATOR) - Associate Professor and PLM Center Director
   - Purdue University

John Jewell - Vice President, E & S, Engineering & Americas
   - Delphi Corporation

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

State of the "3D Model-Based Enterprise" Union.

During this presentation you will learn how large industry-leading enterprise organizations like JCI, General Motors, General Electric, Boeing, Honeywell, and Ericsson and the Department of Defense (DOD) are leading their respective industries in the deployment of 3D Model Based Definition (3D MBD) and 3D Model Based Enterprise (3D MBE) best practices. These best practices are directed at reducing or eliminating the need for redundant and expensive 2D Engineering Drawings and the "out of sync" Paper Based manufacturing and supplier processes derived from these 2D Drawings. Moderator: Tom Kurfess

Chris Garcia - EVP Global Commercial Operations & Business Development
   - Anark Corporation

Craig S. Humanchuk - Engineering CIO
   - GE Aviation

Ram Pentakota - Chief Engineer, Global CAD
   - Johnson Controls, Inc.

John Schmelzle
   - NavAir

Satish Bali - Engineering Group Manager
   - General Motors Company

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Technical Roadblocks for a Model Based Enterprise

Based upon recent MBE projects undertaken with leading automotive and aerospace companies, this session will explore the issues that companies face as they move towards the Model Based Enterprise. Strategies and solutions include: Model Based Quality and Manufacturability Checking, Derivative Model Validation, Visualization File Validation, and how to Facilitate Engineering Change Orders without 2D Drawings.

Doug Cheney - Senior Technical Specialist
   - International TechneGroup, Inc.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking and Reception

During our Networking session we will also have the APMA Connected Vehicle on display

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