Webinar on PLM For Auto and Aero Suppliers

Jim Brown and Dassault Systémes' VP Kendall Pond will present on this Engineering.com webcast sharing insights on the value of PLM for aerospace and automative suppliers that have outgrown their informal data management approaches. Companies in the auto and aero supply chains can learn how to better manage data, … [ read more ]


SaaS-O-Matic Spoof and Interview on True Cloud PLM with Excellims

How do you tell true cloud PLM software versus other SaaS options and why is it important? We start this episode by poking some fun at old software disguised as cloud. Then, Jim Brown interviews Excellims Corporation's VP of Engineering Mark Osgood who shares his experience outgrowing spreadsheets for managing … [ read more ]


IoT Makes As Good as the Day I Bought It a Thing of the Past Guest Post on PTC’s Product Lifecycle Report

Jim Brown penned a post on evergreen design for PTC's Product Lifecycle Report Blog. The report, IoT Makes "As Good as the Day I Bought It" a Thing of the Past, shares the exciting potential available from smart, connected products that can be updated in the field to correct issues, improve performance, or add … [ read more ]


Siemens PLM Vision 2015+

In addition to being a major industrial manufacturer in their own right, Siemens PLM has a rich history in the engineering software industry. Today, they continue to drive their PLM agenda forward while taking greater advantage of the synergies available from being a part of a global manufacturer with offerings … [ read more ]


How Much PDM is Right for You? (animated video)

This short, animated Tech-Clarity TV episode explores the different Product Data Management options available to manufacturers. It explains that value of full-featured PDM as a step beyond CAD File Management and a stepping stone toward PLM for more advanced capabilities as … [ read more ]


Pre-Announcing Tech4PD – a new Web Show with a Twist


OK, I am jumping the gun on this announcement, but I am excited and want to share the good news. Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights and I are teaming up on a web show. I can’t announce where it will be hosted yet because we are still working out the details. The show will address important topics – enabling technology for product innovation, product development, and engineering – but we promise to have some fun with it. Watch for Tech4PD coming your way soon.

UPDATE: The show is now live on Engineering.com, please take a look and let me know what you think! There is also a good discussion going on around the first episode. There is a quick redirect to the Engineering.com channel by entering www.tech4pd.com.

Part of the fun is a point-counterpoint style segment where Chad and I will take different positions on a topic. He may take the engineering manager’s view and I may represent corporate business value. Then, we will let you vote for whose viewpoint rings true with you. Each segment we plan to have a repercussion for the one who gets the least votes. Eat a pepper, take a polar bear plunge, … who knows.

Stay tuned for more information, and watch me warming up for the new show.  😉




  1. dorasmith says:

    look forward to the he said…he said 😉

  2. Good luck with this show Jim – wouldn’t it have been great to do a three way when we were all together last? Maybe next time!

  3. joey says:

    we will let you vote for whose viewpoint rings true with you.

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