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Contact Name: Paul Downing
Contact Title: President/CEO PROSTEP, Inc.
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Company Information

Siemens PLM Software:  None Specified
Business or Company Industry:  Aerospace and Defense, Automotive and Transportation, Federal Government, High Tech and Electronics, Machinery and Industrial Products, Other
Services Provided:  Hardware, Software

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Solutions Center Times

Monday, June 4

8:00 - 4:30 Exhibitor Move-in
Tuesday, June 5
7:00 - 4:45 Open
7:00 - 8:00 Attendee Breakfast
9:45 - 10:15 Coffee Break
12:00 - 2:00 Attendee Lunch
3:45 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:45 - 5:45 Closed
6:00 - 8:00 Partner/Attendee Reception
Wednesday, June 6
7:00 - 4:45 Open
7:00 - 8:00 Attendee Breakfast
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
12:00 - 2:00 Attendee Lunch
3:45 - 4:00 Coffee Break
Thursday, June 7
7:00 - 2:00 Open
7:00 - 8:00 Attendee Breakfast
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
12:30 - 2:00 Attendee Lunch
2:30 - 11:55 Closed | Tear-Down

Company Information

About PROSTEP, Inc..
PROSTEP, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PROSTEP AG and is located in the hub of the US automotive industry, Birmingham, MI. PROSTEP is the leading vendor-independent PLM Strategy consultants for the discrete manufacturing industry specializing in PLM Integration, PLM Migration, CAD data exchange, and 3D PDF technology (bill of materials example in 3D PDF, engineering change orders in 3D PDF, and 3D PDF samples). With 250+ employees throughout and 20+ years of experience, PROSTEP specializes in PLM consultancy services and engineering solutions. PROSTEP are experts in providing leading global manufacturing companies with the support they require for designing and optimizing their internal and cross-enterprise development processes.

Founded in 1993 by a consortium of global OEMs and suppliers, PROSTEP has been instrumental in advancing the open standards currently being deployed. PROSTEP tools like OpenPDM and OpenDXM integrate seamlessly with best-in-class PDM, CAD, TRANSLATION and QUALITY CHECKING systems and networks to bridge the connectivity and quality gaps found in today’s complex heterogeneous environments. PROSTEP contributes thousands of hours of expertise each year to supporting various open standards bodies. The non-profit group ProSTEP iViP is comprised of members from a large number of companies around the world, including OEMs, suppliers and vendors, all interested in advancing the adaption of industry standards.PROSTEP is proud to count among its customers and partners leading, worldclass companies from various branches of industry and from all over the globe. PROSTEP’s list of customers include companies such as Airbus, Audi, BMW, Bosch, Continental, Daimler, Delphi, GM/Opel, John Deere, Valeo and Volkswagen.PROSTEP has longstanding partnerships with global solution providers such as Dassault Systèmes, IBM, SAP, Siemens PLM and others.

Round Table Sessions
Partner Presentations
Title: How to Securely Exchange Data outside your enterprise.
Primary Presenter: Philip Michaud [Sales Executive/Key Account Manager - PROSTEP]
Date & Time: Jun 06, 2018 03:25 PM

Whether they admit it or not, almost all companies still utilize ancient (read: unsecure) methods to exchange supposedly highly confidential documents and other intellectual property.  Despite the best efforts of IT originations and legal departments to outlaw the use of email and other casual means of distributing confidential documents, users find a way to work around these policies.  It is common knowledge for example that these outlaw users can simply rename a .ZIP file to a .PIZ file to bypass most email restrictions, or use a personal free app to “drop” a file into a secure “box”.  

What trends are occurring in the areas of data exchange?  Is IP protection getting better or worse?  In many cases it seems that IT has just given up and end users can do whatever they want.

This presentation explores the ways that information leaks out of your enterprise .

Real world customer solutions will be presented as use cases

Bring your tough questions.

3 Take Aways

  1. How information is leaking from your organization.
  2. Why is this so hard to control?
  3. What Free or Paid options exist to help mitigate the problem.

Title: Secure AM Data Exchange Using Blockchain Technology
Primary Presenter: Robert Beverly [Sales Executive - Prostep]
Date & Time: Jun 05, 2018 01:25 PM

Additive manufacturing (AM) and blockchain technology are described as disruptive technologies. Nevertheless, they have created new markets, value networks and have the potential to displace established market leaders. Poor data exchange solutions in 3D printing/AM pose a risk of intellectual property (IP) theft with the potential to leak manufacturing information. IP theft and physical damage resulting from poor security protocols can be catastrophic to both your company and the public at large.

The security solution would cover the entire manufacturing process from initial creation of 3D print data to exchanging data with 3D print providers and their printers using RFID chips. 

Title: 3 Keys to a Successful PLM Migration with SIEMENS
Primary Presenter: Brian Schouten [Director of Technical Presales - PROSTEP Inc]
Date & Time: Jun 07, 2018 10:40 AM

If your company has not recently completed a PLM migration project, then one is coming up whether you know it or not and you should be prepared.

One of the first most important topics will be to “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) in house, or with and outside company or one of system vendors involved. Often times a system vendor will create a mystique around large migration projects to either talk you out of migrating most of your data or to talk you into a paying for a large migration project. As with home DIY projects there are significant savings and advantage to doing your own migration. However, there also can be substantial also risks. If your team is has the time, is moderately technical, and has a good understanding of the systems in use or planned, there is no reason you can’t approach this as a DIY in house project.

At this session, you will learn about some of the major obstacles that occur when planning and executing large or small migration projects. You will also gain practical advice, best practices examples, and even budgeting tips for approaching a migration project.
Too often organizations leave migration concerns until the end of a project. By then they are out of both money and time, and this results in rushed, poor quality migrations which can have ramifications that last for years. Migrations can be hard, and are often painful, but they don’t have to be!

Real world examples and customer use cases will be presented.

Bring your tough questions, and let us show you how to make migrations easier.

3 Take Aways
1. Types of Migration Strategies
2. Common Mistakes to Avoid
3. Budgeting Examples

Title: Benefits of MBD-Enabled 3D PDFs
Primary Presenter: Courtney Rainey [Sales Executive - PROSTEP ]
Date & Time: Jun 06, 2018 04:00 PM

MBD for computer-aided design (CAD) leverages 3D geometric part shapes, designs, tolerance, annotations and key design data necessary for 3D drawing interpretation. The MBD-enabled drawing captures product information consisting of many integrated parts with bill-of-materials (BOM) data linked for use within an enterprise workflow. The challenge arises when MBD-enabled 3D PDFs must be shared within differing domains.

The three main takeaways attendees should take from this session are:

  1. The challenges of information collaboration across different domains
  2. The impact of MBD and 3D PDF in enterprise systems
  3. Solutions for creating a fully integrated and collaborative environment founded on 3D PDF definition

Title: Managing Simulation Data in a Multi-PLM Environment
Primary Presenter: Brian Schouten [Director of Technical Presales - PROSTEP Inc]
Secondary Presenter: Rick Licursi [Senior Application Engineer - SIEMENS PLM Software]
Date & Time: Jun 06, 2018 02:00 PM

Managing the massive amount of data input generated during simulation and deriving results quickly enough that may influence design decisions has become the one of the greatest challenges for Engineers, Analysts,  and Product Managers.  Unfortunately, the management of design and analysis data in different systems has also become a process bottleneck for many companies.  The issue is compounded when a Multi-CAD and Multi-PLM environment is used in production. 

This presentation will offer an overview of the benefits of leveraging Teamcenter Simulation and PROSTEP OpenPDM to efficiently and synchronize data in a Multi-PLM environment and manage it effectively.  The specific capabilities of Teamcenter Simulation including the CAE Data Model, Integration with Third Party CAE tools, and Simulation Visualization functionality are seamlessly enabled with PROSTEP’s OpenPDM integration software between multiple CAD and PLM systems.   IT and Engineering Directors / Managers, as well as Product Designers, Engineers, and High Level Analysts will benefit the most from this presentation.  


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