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

CIC 2015 will be October 28-29 at the Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, Virginia (Washington Dulles)

The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress is...

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

CIC 2015 will be co-located with CIMdata’s highly-regarded PLM Road Map for the Aerospace & Defense Community CIMdata PLM Road Map for A&D . Longview Advisors is co-producing CIC 2015 with Jennifer Herron of Action Engineering.

The theme of this year’s CIC event is “Enabling MBE in Enterprise PLM”. Collaboration and Interoperability comprise the very foundation of the MBE vision. Making this work requires highly trained people, sharing information in efficient processes, supported by world-class technology. This will be a focus area of 3D CIC this year.

Manufacturing is a distributed business, usually involving global design teams and supply chains. World-class manufacturing cannot happen unless people work together effectively, collaborating from any location, and sharing product data safely, accurately and confidently.

Now in its twelfth year, CIC is the only vendor-neutral event in the world addressing collaboration and interoperability across diverse industries in product development, manufacturing and business communications. This makes it an essential forum to get an unbiased perspective to help guide product development, manufacturing and IT strategies in these mission-critical areas.

Day 1, October 28: CIMData – PLM Road Map for Aerospace & Defense With 25 years of history, CIMdata’s PLM Road Map events (http://www.cimdata.com/en/events/plm-conferences) have the reputation of being the must-attend events for PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the A&D industry germinate and take root.

Day 2, October 29: CIC – Enabling a Model-Based Enterprise CIC is dedicated to fostering and improving collaboration and interoperability throughout the product lifecycle. The international event gives attendees a unique opportunity to network, learn and strategize with thought leaders from a broad array of commercial and defense industries, as well as with representatives from government. This year, the congress will focus on the future of a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE). Join users and technology experts to find out the very latest in the MBE and MBD (Model-Based Definition).

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.


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