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

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.

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

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.

Jean-Philippe Provencher - Director IoT Solutions Strategy
   - PTC - Parametric Technology Corporation

Doug Moeller - Chief Technology Officer
   - Autonet Mobile

Elizabeth Halash
   - Ford Motor Company

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

Dave Pascoe - Executive Director Engineering
   - Magna International Inc.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

PLM Strategies for OEM and Multi-Tier Supplier Relationships

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.

John Mackrell (Moderator) - Sr. Consultant
   - CIMdata, Inc.

Mark Johnson - Manager, Product Management Systems
   - Ford Motor Company

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

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

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.

Jim Merry
   - Anark Corporation

Craig S. Humanchuk - Engineering CIO
   - GE Aviation

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

Satish Bali - Engineering Group Manager
   - General Motors Company

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

John Schmelzle
   - NavAir

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.

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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