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Prepare to see a different PLM at PLM Boot Camp 09’

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Kicking off October 8th this is the first PLM event for the CPG PLM vertical

(NEW YORK, NY, OCTOBER 01, 2009) PLM Boot Camp ’09 starts in less then a week. As the first Virtual PLM event the organizers and committee members have designed tips for attendees and prospective registrants.

Invest in your people and take advantage of discounts

In this economy budgets are tight and spending limited. PLM Bootcamp requires no travel and your team can huddle around a computer and view sessions together. PLM content is not readily available in the industry press. The content available during the event typically costs thousands of dollars and is delivered by consultants. Events like this one will change the PLM landscape for the industry and should be supported. Invest in your team and see the results. Discounts are available until October 7.

Prepare to see a 'different' PLM

PLM Boot Camp ’09 is focused on product lifecycle management (PLM) and has a distinctly vertical concentration – the fashion and consumer products industries.  The fashion sector alone counts over 40 software solutions that serve specific PLM needs. Although the methodology of PLM stays the same, when it comes to applying PLM in the fashion and consumer products industries, business cases, adoption strategies, and functionality priorities are likely to be different from industries such as aerospace and automotive. The event sessions have been designed to embrace this vertical focus and give event attendees focused and useful content instead of the typical broad approach.

Benefit of the virtual and on demand event format

This is not like a webinar, with slide shows and broadcast sound. PLM Boot Camp presentations are recorded, edited and transcribed in order to provide attendees with a high quality experience. Although the conference will happen virtually the 8 and 9 October the event is lifelike: attendees can chat with speakers, exhibitors and other attendees during session breaks. A virtual goody bag provides tools and documents that help PLM selection and adoption and are a great value and included in registration. After 8 October, the event is available on demand through the 20 December. This means you can log in any time and catch sessions you may have missed. Although the chat will not be available during this time you will be able to view the event up to four times. This resolves many of the scheduling issues you may have.

Self serve two days worth of content

With 14 sessions in two days during the live virtual event you should focus on signing up and viewing what matters to you most, you can always add sessions later. The main threads were designed so you could plan how to spend your time: the first day is strategy-oriented, and the second day is more about implementing PLM systems. Both threads offer a free keynote and 6 sessions. Each session builds on the next for a total PLM curriculum and mirror the steps in PLM selection, adoption, implementation and deployment.

In day one, the strategy thread, you will be exposed to topics such as PLM adoption strategy, PLM leadership, PLM return on Investment (ROI), and PLM solution selection, etc. On day two, the implementation thread, you can expect to know how to successfully implement a PLM system from A to Z, including identifying as-is business processes, optimizing to-be business processes, risk management and change management in PLM implementation, system integration tools, and more. Session speakers are world class consultants, business analysts and industry leaders. Each session is available a la carte or you can register for each day or both. DVD’s will be offered after the event and a great way to bring the event to the enterprise.

To register go to: http://www.plmbootcamp.com/ 

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.