CIMdata Announces 2021 PLM Market and Industry Forum Series


    ANN ARBOR, MI, USA, Jan 15, 2021 – CIMdata, Inc., the leading global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) consulting and research firm, announces its 2021 PLM Market & Industry Forum schedule and theme. For 2021, these events will be held virtually over the course of three half-days.

    The first session will take place in April with coverage over five time zones. This session will consider the current economic climate, leading trends, and their effects on the PLM economy. There will be a detailed look at the state and trends of current and future PLM markets and the eagerly awaited first public release of CIMdata’s 2020 PLM market analysis results. Update sessions are scheduled for June and September.

    The theme for 2021 is “Resilience in the Face of Crisis: Bouncing Forward.” The PLM Economy was poised for another strong year in 2020 when COVID-19 stopped the world in its tracks. Companies in a wide range of industries had to immediately adapt to support working from home, remote collaboration, and many other scenarios. The PLM Economy responded and showed their ability to deliver value to their customers. Presentations will show how the PLM Economy and its many customers have chosen to thrive in these uncertain times.

    According to Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata’s Vice President, “CIMdata believes that times like these are ripe for boldly going where organizations have not gone before. Applying the right technology and processes to help define a new normal for a product or manufacturing process is often part of PLM’s goal. We will use this forum to explore the resilience of and innovation by the PLM Economy and their industrial clients.” Mr. Przybylinski added, “There have been some great examples of bouncing forward, creating new products, new business models, and new services. What have we learned? What changes might be permanent, and which ones might spring back to the pre-COVID-19 status quo? What new business opportunities arose during the pandemic, and which ones will stand the test of non-COVID-19 time?”

    We will cover the following topics during the first session:

    1. The current state of PLM
    2. PLM global market analysis for the 2020 calendar year
    3. The Resilience of the PLM Economy
    4. Industrial Resilience in the Face of Crisis

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    Participants will gain a solid understanding of the current and emerging PLM market, the dynamics impacting it, and the expectations for its continued evolution. Attendees will also learn more about opportunities and approaches they can use to navigate the PLM Economy in the year to come.

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