PLM Business Consultant, TacIT, Netherlands
Jos Voskuil, aka virtualdutchman from his blog, has been working for over 20 years in the world of PDM and PLM in a unique role: interfacing between all stakeholders involved in a PLM implementation. Using his experience of implementing and leading PLM implementations in the mid-market during the nineties, Jos has focused on areas of coaching implementation teams, mediating in stalled PLM implementations, explaining best practices for PLM awareness and the need for change management in order to achieve strategic business goals.
In 2008, Jos started blogging around the soft side of PLM to fill the gap in knowledge and understanding of what PLM could bring and what the customer/vendor/implementer thinks. This involves a massive focus on coaching versus the usual focus on technology, functions and features only.
In 2007, Jos began focussing on bringing PLM benefits to non-traditional PLM industries, like pharma, process and power, infrastructure etc. to assist in defining and bringing the value of PLM to process inductries.
Between 1999 & 2006, Jos started his own private company, TacIT, and worked closely with the SmarTeam customers, implementers and R&D team, leading solution development and methodology for the mid-market. He focuses on the training and coaching of companies around PLM with regards to methodology, change and project management.
Presenting: PLM Loves Innovation?
19 Feb 2013, 02:25
In this session Jos will consider the relationship between PLM and Innovation:
- What is the difference between Invention and Innovation?
- How accurate is the familiar claim that PLM and Innovation go hand-in-hand?
- Does PLM's historical role as a tool to manage data and formalize processes help or hinder innovation?
- What about Innovation without PLM?