Stamford, CT, For Immediate Release – Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA), a provider of critical analyses for PLM decisions, announces that Philippe Sottocasa, Manager, Sogeti High Tech Simulation Centre of Excellence, will join GM's Terry Kline, Lockheed Martin's Christopher L. Blake, Siemens PLM Software's Stephen Bashada, HP's Christian Verstraete, and IBM's Peter Robison as a keynote speaker at its annual PLM Road Map conference, to be held at The Inn at St. John's, outside of Detroit, Michigan on September 23 and 24.
The engineering services market is fast changing. Customers are increasingly looking for companies that are able to take over even bigger work-packages. At the same time simulation is becoming the key factor to slash time-to-market and costs. To remain competitive, services providers need to combine: simulation expertise, autonomy for the hardware and software, offshore capabilities, and a secure delivery process.
In his keynote presentation, Transformation: Time for a New Wave of Optimization, Philippe Sottocasa will concentrate on the solutions proposed by Sogeti High Tech to meet these challenges, including the implementation of a SimEnterprise solution, mainly based off an in-house SimManager Portal.
Now in its 15th year, PLM Road Map™ 2008 is a strategic conference focused on the critical tradeoffs that shape product development. PLM Road Map™ 2008 will enable attendees to explore first hand the progress, opportunities, and roadblocks leading-edge end-users are confronting.
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About Philippe Sottocasa
Philippe Sottocasa is Manager of Sogeti's High Tech Simulation Center of Excellence. Philippe's group serves a variety of clients throughout the US and Europe across Aerospace (EADS), Energy (AREVA) and Consumer Goods Packaging (P&G). For the past ten years, Philippe has been involved in developing a dedicated services centre for numerical simulation, during which time the size of the unit has grown from three to 200 people. This team is dedicated to creating value and reducing risk across the extended enterprise to maximize lean engineering by implementing numerical simulation across the full product life cycle from preliminary design to manufacturing.
Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA) is a provider of critical analyses for PLM decisions. CPDA offers the latest in-depth, objective information for assessing technology and business goals. Coordinated by a group of experienced analysts, its cohesive suite of collaborative research programs leverages the efforts of top software designers and leading-edge users. CPDA's differentiation is its specific, deep, and pragmatic approach to the market, and a hands-on understanding of the technology required to drive successful implementations. CPDA’s collaborative research programs include Design Creation and Validation, Design/Simulation Council, PLM-Integration/Product Definition, and Product Value Management.