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ConX19 | True North for Enterprise Calibration

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We provide True North for Enterprise Excellence

As technology through digital transformation has advanced, so have we. Our global workforce development sector has adapted and grown into the premier worldwide educational resource for enterprise excellence and high-performance culture training with courses offered in seven languages. Our global services sector ensures our clients achieve operational excellence through a unique combination of industry leading application strategies. Our business engagement experts provide needed enthusiasm for change by infusing the mission throughout the enterprise and connecting leadership with its staff.

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PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
ConX19 gives you the opportunity to connect with the attendees and gain exposure to our 100,000+ IpX members, customers, CM2 Certification holders, and social followers. You will have dedicated access to attendees during breakfast, luncheons, and networking breaks. In addition, all will have access to the attendees during the Sunday welcome and Monday formal evening receptions.

Partners will have premium options for keynote speaking, brand placement, venue marketing, monthly event marketing opportunities, and access for private customer events. Our extended networking breaks provide opportunities for cross-industry lessons learnt whilst ensuring maximized exposure for your products and/or your services.

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CONX19 SPEAKERS
ConX19 speakers will present lessons learned with combining CM2, lean principles, and agile methodologies to achieve maximized business value. The leaders in AI/AR, PLM, ERP, MES, QMS, and CLM solutions will provide guidance on digital transformation through cutting-edge advancements in technology. IpX along with our cross-industry visionaries will lead topics that demonstrate the need for a modern approach to business strategy that integrates the future state roadmap of the enterprise.

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Our 2018 event brought individuals all around the globe from nearly 100 organizations together to share business and digital transformation lessons learned, best practices and case studies representing all facets of people, processes, and technology. ConX19 promises to continue growing the momentum and community. Join us for two and a half days in beautiful San Diego, CA, to hear from global cross-industry and university visionaries, leaders and experts all focused on building sustainable business ecosystems, lasting digital transformation, and a True North for Enterprise Excellence. 

Achieving Enterprise Calibration through People, Process and Technology

PeopleProcessesTechnology
Organizational Change ManagementAssessing, Advancing, SustainingEnd to End Digital Transformation 

ConX19 will include discussions and workshops that provide methods for enabling end to end enterprise transformation. Attendees will learn best practices for tangible organizational change and cultural change that deploy sustainable continual improvement throughout the organization.  

Speakers will present lessons learned with combining CM2, lean principles, and agile methodologies to achieve maximized business value. The leaders in AI/AR, PLM, ERP, MES, QMS, and CLM solutions will provide guidance on digital transformation through cutting-edge advancements in technology. IpX along with our cross-industry visionaries will lead topics that demonstrate the need for a modern approach to business strategy that integrates the future state roadmap of the enterprise.


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Industry Speakers and IPE/CM2 Congress Members - Event Only $0.00 REGISTER
CM2-Professionals - Event Only $350.00 REGISTER
Standard Attendee - Event Only $450.00 REGISTER
Event and CM2 Course - All Attendees $1,095.00 REGISTER
Event and EIA-649 Training Course - All Attendees $1,095.00 REGISTER
Event and CIMdata PLM Certificate Program Course - All Attendees $2,750.00 REGISTER



 

We're Upchain, a cloud PLM solution that simplifies product development by connecting engineers, designers, project managers, and other crucial product stakeholders throughout the lifecycle. With us, product innovation is easier than ever before. Manage changes, view CAD files in 3D, and capture feedback and approvals from any stakeholder using a single, simple platform. Get your products out the door in record time and innovate faster than you thought possible with a PLM designed for you. Visit  
www.upchain.com or follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter @UpchainInc.

















Aras enables the world’s leading manufacturers of complex, connected products to transform their product lifecycle processes and gain a competitive edge. Aras’ open, flexible, scalable, and upgradable PLM platform and applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product information and processes across the extended enterprise. Aras customers include Airbus, BAE Systems, GE, GM, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Microsoft. Visit www.aras.com and follow them on Twitter @aras_plm and LinkedIn.




                      

           





CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and providers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at www.CIMdata.com, follow us on Twitter @CIMdataPLMNews, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA, Tel: +1 734.668.9922. Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.


                                 





Configit is a trusted leader in Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM), providing market-leading global manufacturers with business-critical solutions for the configuration of complex products. Based on the patented Virtual Tabulation (VT) technology, Configit’s solutions enable companies to reduce time to market, increase quality of configurable products, and improve process efficiency. Learn more at www.configit.com.



 





Purdue University, a top public research institution, offers higher education at its highest proven value. Committed to affordability, the university has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels. Committed to student success, Purdue is changing the student experience with greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative use of technology. Committed to pursuing scientific discoveries and engineered solutions, Purdue has streamlined pathways for faculty and student innovators who have a vision for moving the world forward. Visit www.purdue.edu







Saratech is an award-winning provider of engineering and manufacturing solutions including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software & services, mechanical engineering & analysis, consulting services, and additive manufacturing hardware. Saratech has a long history of helping clients optimize their engineering and manufacturing processes by leveraging a balanced mix of engineering methodology and cutting-edge technologies. Saratech’s goal is to deliver value and earn our clients trust and business along the road to a long-term and resilient relationship. Saratech is headquartered in Mission Viejo, California with a distributed team of sales and technical staff across the United States. Visit saratech.com for more information.














Women in Manufacturing® (WiM) is the only national trade association dedicated to providing year-round support to women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. At present, more than 2,500 individual members representing nearly 900 manufacturing companies have joined our growing ranks of industry professionals. WiM encompasses manufacturers of all types and welcomes individuals from every job function – from production to the C-Suite. Membership is available to women and men working within the manufacturing sector. Visit www.womeninmanufacturing.org.














XPLM is an independent German IT service provider and system integrator in die PLM sector with subsidiary in the US. XPLM develops integration solutions between leading PLM, MCAD, ECAD, SysML, ERP, DMU, Publishing, MS Office and data exchange applications. The service portfolio ranges from the analysis and definition of PLM business processes to planning and executing implementations, data migration, training, and operational support. XPLM customers include international companies from the automotive, machine and plant engineering, medical technology, mechanical and electrical engineering, pharmaceutical and chemical process and aerospace industries. Every one of our clients benefit from a combination of expert industry knowledge and pioneering initiative. We work with them to implement solutions which will increase innovative power and prepare them for developments into the future.

XPLM maintains close software and service partnerships to worldwide leading PLM and CAD providers like Aras, Aucotec, Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, EPLAN, Infor, Oracle, PROCAD, SAP, Siemens PLM and SolidWorks. Visit www.xplm.com.







CMPRO PLM software is a product lifecycle and configuration management solution to facilitate regulatory compliance and quality system requirements. In fact, CMPRO is renowned as the only Five-Star CM2 compliant PLM tool on the market, and trusted as an enterprise digital solution for the United States armed forces, Department of Homeland Security and Fortune 500 companies.

CMPRO is evolving to meet the demands in the medical device and medical product industries. As a result, CMPRO beta partner program for medical device innovators, original equipment manufactures and contract manufacturing organizations will be launching soon! Visit www.psasys.com to learn more! 


Why Partner at ConX19?

ConX19 gives you the opportunity to connect with the attendees and gain exposure to our 100,000+ IpX members, customers, CM2 Certification holders, and social followers. You will have dedicated access to attendees during breakfast, luncheons, and networking breaks. In addition, all will have access to the attendees during the Sunday welcome and Monday formal evening receptions. 

Partners will have premium options for keynote speaking, brand placement, venue marketing, monthly event marketing opportunities, and access for private customer events. Our extended networking breaks provide opportunities for cross-industry lessons learnt whilst ensuring maximized exposure for your products and/or your services.

Check out our partnership levels by viewing the ConX19 Partnership Opportunities.
 
For additional information contact us at services@ipxhq.com.

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Cassandra Worthy, Change Enthusiast, CassandraWorthy.com 

Cassandra Worthy, Change Enthusiast, CassandraWorthy.com

Cassandra is a high caliber, powerfully energetic speaker, engineer, change ENTHUSIAST, and one of the best female motivational speaker in Atlanta. With her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech, she has spent well over a decade working in Fortune 500 companies including Procter and Gamble and Berkshire Hathaway undergoing some of the biggest shifts ever recorded in the CPG industry. She’s played integral roles in multi-billion dollar acquisitions, leading cultural shifts within both acquiring and acquired organizations. As a champion of change and the world’s leading expert on Change Enthusiasm™, Cassandra has become a leading African American motivational speaker, delivering programs of inspiration not just to current business leaders but to students who are the future STEM game changers as a business motivational speaker.

Cassandra teaches Change Enthusiasm™ through sharing her experiences with business leaders and organizations alike going through significant shifts in the workplace, offering her unique perspective and inspiration.

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Peter Schroer, CEO, Aras

Peter Schroer, CEO, Aras

Peter Schrorer has over 35 years of experience working with PLM strategy and technology, starting as an end user in manufacturing through to the formation of Aras Corporation, invention of the model-based PLM architecture, and leadership of the fastest growing PLM community worldwide. As CEO of Aras, Peter champions a new approach to the business of engineering, and drives the PLM technology and business model disruption required to make it happen. His experience spans more than a decade in product development and manufacturing with Data General, Thermo-Electron and IBM, and over 20 years in PLM with Workgroup, Eigner+Partner and Aras. He also earned a BSEE, MENG EE, and MBA from Cornell University.

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Rob McAveney, CTO, Aras 

Rob McAveney, CTO, Aras

Rob McAveney has over 15 years of experience in the design, development and implementation of mission-critical business solutions. As Chief Architect at Aras he drives the product direction of the Aras platform & suite, turning complex business requirements into software solutions. He began his career at Boeing, where he focused on engineering process development and systems integration. Later he joined Eigner+Partner, now part of Oracle, where he architected PDM environments for configuration management at some of the world's largest manufacturers.

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Crystal Reed, SPAWAR HQ, US Navy

Crystal Reed, SPAWAR HQ, US Navy

Crystal Reed is the Configuration Management (CM) Technical Process Owner who is recognized as a CM technical authority leader throughout the SPAWAR claimancy. She held a leadership position for two years on the CM2/IPE Global Congress, worked on the SAE Systems Management Council as Secretary and just recently was elected as Co-Chair for the SAE International G33 Configuration Management Committee. Crystal’s career in logistics started in the United States Marine Corps and continued while supporting the United States Navy with CM knowledge, skills, abilities, training and proficiencies with over 38 years’ experience. By assisting other CM professionals with individual development plans that reflect unique workforce development areas, she has realized her passion of ensuring CM is successfully executed at the appropriate skill level.

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  Mike McKinney, Corporate CM2 System Leader, Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

Mike McKinney, Corporate CM2 System Leader, Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

Mike McKinney has worked in various design engineering roles for the last 40 years and in the consumer appliance industry for the last 27 years. Earning his CM2 Professional certification (CM2-P) in 2015. He has also serves in a leadership role since 2015 as the IPE/CM2 Global Congress Secretary. His dedication to CM2 recently earned him a promotion within Sub-Zero Group. As the new Corporate CM2 Systems Leader, he plays a key role in building a CM2 group that will work across all departments to foster an environment for continuous improvement and reduced intervention effort.

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Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata 

Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata

Peter Bilello has more than 26 years of experience in the development of business-enabling 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 Americas, 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 BS in Computer Science with a minor in Physics from California State University, Fullerton, and an MSE in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from The University of Michigan.

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Susanne Lauda, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AGCO 

Susanne Lauda, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AGCO

Susanne joined AGCO Corporation 5 years ago. AGCO is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA that manufactures agricultural equipment at various locations around the globe, and has roughly 20,000 employees. In her role as global project lead for manufacturing automation she represents the business in regards to the Enterprise PLM strategy. Among other issues she identified the need for a harmonized global change process to support the company’s new platform strategy, and to specify the PLM tool requirements. Susanne also drives the global strategy for Manufacturing 4.0 (Smart Factory), and manages a team that investigates the potential applications for new production tools, such as Additive Manufacturing. Susanne holds a degree in production engineering from her native Germany and received her CM2-P certification in October, 2013. Prior to working for AGCO she has worked at MTU (Diesel engines), Zeppelin New Technologies (aerospace components), Rheinmetal (defense), Siempelkamp (foundry, forging presses) and INP (manufacturing consultant).
Max Gravel, Gulfstream

Max Gravel, Group Head, Configuration and Change Management Manager, Gulfstream

Max has over 10 years experience in Configuration and Change Management (CCM) at Gulfstream Aerospace. His team is currently leading an effort to integrate CCM processes and enabling systems across the enterprise using the CM2 principles as backbone.

Max has a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering, holds CM2-P certification and is a member of the CM2/IPE Global Congress. 

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  Nathan W. Hartman, Ed. D., Department Head, Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University

Nathan W. Hartman, Ed. D., Department Head, Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University

Nathan Hartman is the Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Department Head of the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University, and Director of the Purdue University Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Center. Dr. Hartman is also Co-Executive Director of the Indiana Next-generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC). In 2011, Professor Hartman was designated a University Faculty Scholar, and in early 2013, he was on the team providing content for the research and technology framework of what eventually became the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (part of the Manufacturing USA program).

Professor Hartman’s research areas focus on the process and methodology for creating model-based definitions; examining the use of the model-based definition in the product lifecycle; developing the model-based enterprise; geometry automation; and data interoperability and re-use. He has been awarded over $9,000,000 in research funding to support his work, primarily from industrial and manufacturing corporations. Professor Hartman’s industry research partners include Rolls Royce, Cummins, Boeing, GM, Rockwell Collins, Textron, Gulfstream, Procter & Gamble, GM, Honda, and others. He has also done funded research work through NSF, DMDII, and NIST programs.

Professor Hartman currently teaches courses in 3D modeling, virtual collaboration, 3D data interoperability, and graphics standards and data exchange. Professor Hartman also leads a team in the development and delivery of online PLM and MBD professional education certificate programs for Purdue’s various industry partners. He also works closely with the Ivy Tech Community College system around design technologies and digital manufacturing curricula to support Indiana’s education and workforce development needs. Professor Hartman holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Purdue University and a Doctorate from North Carolina State University. Dr. Hartman spent over seven years working in industry for Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Caterpillar, and Rand Worldwide. During his time at Fairfield Manufacturing, he worked in various machining groups and in tool design. Upon joining Caterpillar, Professor Hartman worked in the 3600 Engine Series engineering group, where he designed components for the engine and served in the transition group that implemented 3D solid modeling technology and trained other users. At Rand Worldwide, he was responsible for the development and delivery of training curriculum for the use of 3D CAD and product data management tools, as well as an assessment and training program for Caterpillar, John Deere, and Motorola that included over 3000 people.

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  Martin Haket, Configuration Management Business Architect, ASML

Martin Haket, Configuration Management Business Architect, ASML 

Graduated in 1999 in Information Technology, Martin immediately was confronted with configuration management on his first job in the defense industry. In succeeding positions, CM became more dominant, eventually leading to his current position as Configuration Management Business Architect at ASML. In this position he is driving the introduction of a CM2 based change process and teaching the ASML in-house CM2-12 courses. Martin’s CM2 training started in 2006 leading to CM2-P certification in 2015. In 2017, Martin became IpX's first and only current recipient of the CM2-Doctorate. 

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  Martijn Dullaart, Configuration Management Expert/Architect, ASML

Martijn Dullaart, Configuration Management Expert/Architect, ASML 

Martijn is a CM Architect at ASML. He has a passion for CM and he creates awareness with businesses about the need for CM and has designed and deployed business processes based on CM2 best practices and implemented PLM to support these processes. Next to his work at ASML, Martijn is chair of the IPE/CM2 Global Congress and chair of the Industry 4.0 committee of the IPE/CM2 Global Congress. Martijn is always looking for improvements and discovers trends and takes initiative in introducing new capabilities and innovations like Industry 4.0 in order to help organizations increase quality, reduce time to market and reduce cost. He has over 13 years of experience in both the CM and PLM domain. Martijn has a Master's in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and holds a CM2-P & CM2-S certification.

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  Christina Sigrist, Manager, Product Configuration Management, Bose

Christina Sigrist, Manager, Product Configuration Management, Bose

Christina has over 40 years in CM in the consumer, automotive and defense industries. She currently manages the Product Configuration Management team at Bose Corporation. She previously worked for Motorola and Northrop Grumman ensuring the CM principles were followed. Christina has a BS in Business and obtained CM2-P certification in 2014. 

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  Paul Nelson, Chief Technical Strategist, Northrop Grumman

Paul Nelson, Chief Technical Strategist, Northrop Grumman

Paul leads technical strategy for Integrated Digital Product Development and Services (IDPDS) as Chief Technical Strategist at Northrop Grumman. He is promoting the proper processes and tools to significantly reduce development time and costs while meeting all customer requirements. Paul has BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering. He is INCOSE CSEP certified, holds a graduate certificate in Systems Engineering, and is CM2-Professional certified.

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  Susan Rockafellow, Project Manager, Configuration Management Professional, Javelin Technologies Inc.

Susan Rockafellow, Project Manager, Configuration Management Professional, Javelin Technologies Inc.

An accomplished Project Manager, Configuration Management Professional with over 25 years experience in delivering small, medium and enterprise wide Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and Product Data Management (PDM) software solutions, working with companies with diverse and complex requirements in different industries, including but not limited to manufacturing, defense, medical device, telecommunications, and high-tech.

Ability to quickly understand customer requirements through interviews of varying stakeholders, from end-users to senior management. Possess the ability to uncover unrealized requirements and business issues of a customer.

Accomplished communicator in maintaining strategic customer accounts by helping sales team build and maintain long-term relationships. An experienced trainer and presenter, delivering training and presentations to a handful of end-users, executive management, or technical staff - to presenting at user conferences and large training classes.

Certified trainer for IpX’s CM2 training classes in Canada. Certified CM2-C since 2002. 

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  Scott Perdue, President, Configit, Inc.

Scott Perdue, President, Configit, Inc.

Scott is President of Configit Inc. and oversees operations in the United States. With more than 10 years of experience managing configuration projects and more than 20 years of experience working with Information Technology in the manufacturing industry, he guides Configit’s clients through the Configuration Lifecycle while leading the strategic growth of Configit’s U.S. based development, delivery, and sales teams.  

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Anurag Jain, Chief, Europe Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation Group, TCS - Tata Consultancy Services

Anurag Jain leads Transformation Consulting Practices for TCS’ Manufacturing, Chemical and Processes and Agriculture Industries for entire Europe Region. The services span across the industry value chain of Product processes, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, Quality, Profitability, Sales, Services and Marketing Processes. The group specializes in achieving Business transformation enabled via Technology and Digitalization. Anurag has roughly 28 years of experience in the Industry and in Consulting arena, and has been with TCS since past 13 years. He possess rich Industry experience in achieving Business Transformation comprising Product Innovation, Product Design and Development, Plant Engineering, Service & Quality and Marketing. He has worked with Aerospace, Automotive, Farm Equipment, Capital Goods, Consumer Durables, Telecom, Chemicals, Agriculture and Hi-Tech industries, in different capacity and currently plays advisory roles for major programs. Anurag is a Mechanical Engineering graduate, and has worked with the TCS clients in North America, Europe, UK and Japan.  

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Cenk Onen, Engineering Director, Roketsan 

Cenk Onen, Engineering Director, Roketsan

Cenk Onen is the Engineering Director of ROKETSAN, one of biggest 100 defense companies in the world. Cenk has more than twenty years of experience in defense business. Currently, he is responsible for design and development of new products in ROKETSAN. He holds a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Science in Aeronautical Engineering.

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  James White, Principal Digital Transformation Strategist, IpX

James White, Principal Digital Transformation Strategist, IpX

James White is an Industry Executive and Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Additive Manufacturing (AM)/3D Printing, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and Business Transformation. He has extensive industrial manufacturing experience in global Hi-Tech, Medical Device, Automotive, Aerospace and Discrete industries, delivering disruptive products, systems, and solutions. During a career spanning 20+ years in 6 countries, he has helped clients achieve new business goals by leveraging his extensive enterprise experience with passion, to help clients confront, embrace, and benefit through disruptive change. Within IpX, James uses the True North Enterprise Calibration™ model to help enable organizations to benchmark, assess, and transform the business challenges which impact them most.

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  Semiha Yaşar, Founder of SEMPRO Consultancy and Engineering

Semiha Yaşar, Founder of SEMPRO Consultancy and Engineering

Starting her professional life in 1984 at Aselsan as Mechanical Design Engineer, she served as a consultant at Republic of Turkey, Ministry of State (1987-1990). Joining FNSS (FNSS Defense Systems) at 1990 as a Senior Engineer, Ms. Yaşar served as Engineering and R&D Supervisor (1994-2007), Project Manager (2007-2009), Development Programs Director (2009-2014) and Product Engineering and R&D Director (2014-2015). She held Vice President position at BMC Otomotiv between 2016-2018.

Ms. Yaşar founded SEMPRO Consultancy and Engineering in 2015 and continues to hold her position.

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  Erika Klein, Director HW Engineering at Microsoft

Erika Klein, Director HW Engineering at Microsoft


Erika has 20+ years of technology industry experience, and is currently the Director of Product Data Management for Azure Cloud Hardware Engineering enabling server deployments to production data centers world-wide. She drove the PLM business implementation for Azure and continues to innovate and drive system integrations, data governance and new PLM functionality. Her experience spans from eCommerce solutions at Sun Microsystems to product development and product data management/PLM at Microsoft. Erika has degrees in Computer Science, Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from Regis University. 

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  Justin Belmont, Product Structure Engineering Supervisor, Micro Motion

Justin Belmont, Product Structure Engineering Supervisor, Micro Motion, Emerson

Justin manages the Product Structure Engineering group for Micro Motion, an Emerson company. With over 15 years of Mechanical Engineering experience in the Oil & Gas and Power Generation industries, Justin works with Product Development, Product Support, Marketing, Configuration Management, and eBusiness in defining project scope and configurable product structures for ease of manufacturability, maintenance, and service with a worldwide focus. The Product Structure group serves as the bridge between all the roles required to design, build, transact, and market a product. Justin holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.

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Mari Wozny, Manager, Configuration Management, Flow Technology, Emerson 

Mari Wozny, Manager, Configuration Management, Flow Technology, Emerson

Mari Wozny has been in the configuration management (CM) discipline for 20+ years. Her CM roles include Analyst, Architect and Manager. She has worked in various companies including a Defense firm, a Start– Up and several High-Tech companies providing her with a broad spectrum of business application or savvy. Currently, she is leading/managing a CM team at Emerson Micro Motion in Boulder Colorado.

Additionally Mari has led technical writing and instructional design/training teams. This additional experience compliments her CM background because she has discovered much of her time as a CM Leader is influencing and training her users and clients on the CM principles. Mari is passionate about CM2 especially being married to Ray Wozny (CEO of IpX). In fact, it’s not unusual for their home to resonate with lively discussions on CM, PLMs, MRPS, etc., not to mention the Game of Thrones (GOT). Mari believes in continuous learning and is excited to facilitate the digital transformation within the CM discipline.  

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  Alex Gerwer, Former Anthem Watson Director

Alex Gerwer, Former Anthem Watson Director

Alex Gerwer is a professional who has had global marketing experience working in every segment of the healthcare ecosystem over the course of the past 25 years. As both a consultant and as an executive leader, he has been responsible for the successful marketing of a wide variety of products and solutions, from launch to maturity. He has had particular experience in creating and managing successful healthcare market verticals for several leading IT and telecommunications companies. His work in both patient monitoring and telecommunications has provided the basis for his expertise in the healthcare IoT market.

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 John Laslavic, CEO and Founder, Upchain

John Laslavic, CEO and Founder, Upchain

John is the CEO and Founder of Upchain. He’s a PLM and software veteran and for the last 25 years has been intimately involved managing every single stage of PLM software architecture, development and implementation. He’s helped some of the largest companies in the world, including Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, GM, BMW, Fiat, Sandvik, Husky, P&G, ESA, DoD and, Magna.

He’s worked at companies like EDS, Siemens in senior roles as well as LWBC where he grew the PLM practice to $8 million in revenue with 50% margins. 

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