President, CIMdata, Inc., USA
Peter Bilello, President of the strategic management consulting and research firm CIMdata—an internationally recognized authority on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)—has more than 24 years of experience in the development of business-enabling information technology (IT) solutions for research, engineering, and manufacturing organizations worldwide. He has participated in PLM analysis, selection, implementation, and training; CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM implementation and management; synchronous and lean manufacturing consulting; software engineering; and general data management strategy development and support. He has authored numerous papers and research reports on PLM and related topics, and his articles, commentaries, and perspectives have appeared in publications throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Mr. Bilello has been directly involved with consultation on the selection, integration, and implementation of large-scale PLM solutions. He has spoken on a number of different PLM-related topics in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Mr. Bilello holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Physics from the California State University, Fullerton, and a Master of Science in Engineering degree, in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, from The University of Michigan.
Presenting: The Future of PLM: Enabling Radical Collaboration
19 Feb 2013, 05:15
An era is ending in product development—the closed-door, experts-only approach to defining requirements and engineering products. It is being flattened by the new social-savvy workforce, Internet-enabled, always-on mobile connectivity, the consumerization of IT, and relentless global competition. This means PLM adopters must expand, rethink implementation strategies and resulting plans, and embrace the fundamental shifts in PLM enabling technologies and their use.
Of these fundamental shifts, the impact of the new social-savvy workers and how they expect and demand to collaborate is perhaps the least understood and of the highest potential benefit. These new workers are redefining what products actually are, how their requirements are determined, and even how they are made; all in much more iterative, ad-hoc, and highly collaborative manner. Having grown up “always connected,” today’s social-savvy workers expect instant access to data and applications with little or no training required, and everything on the Internet accessible via their own mobile devices.
The extent to which an enterprise seizes the opportunities offered by these shifts enabled by PLM—in particular, leveraging radical connectivity to better utilize the new collaborative skills being brought to the workplace—their futures will be brighter.