At the conclusion of the summit we had a small roundtable lead by Mike Burkett from AMR Research. The voices you’ll here in addition to Mike are Chris Lorence from GE Aircraft Engines, Shawn Greenwald from Motorola and Tim Coles from JCB. You’ll hear me in there too. The discussion mainly focused on the early part of the product lifecycle, specifically portfolio management and ideation. A few really interesting learning points for me, especially that in order for early stage tools to “work” they have to get out of the way of the end user and make their job easier.
This is a different take on what it takes to innovate. Think you are fast? How do 90 day life cycles and 1 day development processes sound to you?
Obviously my head in really into podcasting the last few days, but this looks like a good tool to solve a problem I have had, especially when using a single mike for a lot of people or recording a conference call. I’ll check it out (and maybe even try it on a few of the recordings I made over the last two days) and will report back what I find.
Another presentation from one of our users on how their innovation process has been helped by Teamcenter.
Karl Ulrich from the Wharton School of Business addressed the UGS Innovation Leadership forum today in Scottsdale. He had some really interesting things to say about how to go about the process of innovation. Take a listen.
Microsoft is one of our best partners and this talk is focused on how Microsoft itself has become a great innovator in both software and hardware (X-box, Zune).
A great view on how to justify an investment in PLM as delivered by Frank Bellio of Mercury Marine.
Sanjay Parthasarathy, the Corp VP at Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism spoke at the recent UGS Analyst Event on June 20th in NYC. Hear what he has to say about the Microsoft – UGS partnership, the importance of the manufacturing segment to Microsoft and the future of applications.
Sanjay P. at UGS Analyst Event