Exploring the issues, solutions, perils and pitfalls of collaboration
and interoperability with colleagues and experts in the field.

CIC 2016

October 25 & 26, 2016  •  Golden, Colorado

The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress is...

...dedicated to fostering and improving collaboration and interoperability throughout the product lifecycle.

Now in its 13th year, Jennifer Herron, CEO of Action Engineering, is taking the lead on 3D CIC. Action Engineering will produce the 2016 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress (CIC) with the support of long-time CIC lead, David Prawel, President of Longview Advisors.

CIC (www.3dcic.com) is the only vendor-neutral event addressing collaboration and interoperability in manufacturing and business communications. We pride ourselves in finding presenters that are real-world users discussing real-world problems. CIC has become a yearly barometer of the state of collaboration and interoperability strategy, technology, and solutions across all sectors of discrete manufacturing.

2016 Theme

Commercial Applications of Model-Based Business Process

This year’s CIC is focused on extending the benefits from the Aerospace and Defense industry into the commercial sector. CIC is highly pertinent to mechanical and systems engineers, program managers, and visionary leaders in the Aerospace, Defense, Automotive, Medical, Industrial Equipment, and other Product Development industries.



About CIC

CIC has become a yearly barometer of the state of collaboration and interoperability strategy, technology and solutions. The international event is "the place to go" for executives, managers, senior engineers and IT professionals to network, learn and strategize with thought leaders from from a broad array of commercial and defense industries, as well as with representatives from government.

Attendees take part in highly interactive sessions and lively panel discussions, enabling direct interaction with fellow manufacturing leaders and industry experts who deeply understand issues and solutions that help people work better together in the complex world of global manufacturing. Valuable networking time is also provided to enable continued dialog with colleagues and experts in the field.

If you are in product design, development or IT, CIC is a must for you to attend. Nowhere will be found a more distinguished gathering of fellow executives, managers and other engineering, manufacturing and IT professionals who deal with these complex issues daily.

Collaboration and Interoperability...

Without doubt, the most powerful weapon any company has in its competitive arsenal is its people. And the biggest challenge in deploying this formidable force is getting people to work together effectively – engaging many brains in a common direction so they can innovate bold new products. It takes people working together – global collaboration – to innovate. Yet, global collaboration continues to be an area in great need of improvement. People can’t collaborate if they can’t share data. That's where interoperability comes in – sharing of product data and processes throughout the product lifecycle – enabling global collaboration. Poor interoperability remains the single largest source of waste in product design, development and manufacturing.

Many new developments are pushing collaboration and interoperability processes and solutions into new frontiers, while significant improvements in tools and solutions that are already known and trusted are reducing the negative impact poor interoperability is having in the business of manufacturing, every day. The CIC is dedicated to sharing and discussing these new frontiers, with a goal of improving the productivity and effectiveness of our most important asset - our product design, development and manufacturing people.