The next CIC will be October 28-29 in Washington DC (near Dulles). Location to be announced.
The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress is...
...dedicated to fostering and improving collaboration and interoperability throughout the product lifecycle.
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 eleventh 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.
Conference organizers are pleased to announce that NAFEMS (the International Association of the Engineering Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Community) will hold their North American bi-annual conference at 3DCIC 2014. In addition, the PDES Board of Directors will again hold their annual meeting at CIC this year, and the 3DPDF Consortium will hold their annual meeting at 3DCIC.
The theme of 3DCIC 2014 is “Driving Product Development with Collaboration, Simulation, and Integration”. Executives have long understood that seamless integration of design, analysis/simulation, manufacturing, downstream operations and the supply chain is the key to effective global business. It’s the very foundation of the PLM 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, especially between design-analysis/simulation and design-manufacturing.
CIC has grown into a yearly barometer of the state of collaboration and interoperability strategy, technology and solutions. The three-day 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.