There is a lot of hype around cloud computing and there are many claims about whether it can really be transformative. While the total cost of ownership benefits have been proven, questions about whether the cloud can deliver the same level of functionality remain. In this class, we examine how the cloud has changed how designers and manufacturers are using information technology and extending the value of it to better apply lean principles in their business.
Anyone who is interested in cloud computing,
including enterprise resource planning (ERP) users,
and management executives
Gavin Davidson, Vertical Market Expert for the manufacturing vertical brings to NetSuite more than 25 years of industry experience. In his current role, Gavin is charged with utilizing his understanding of the product, market place and customers to increase sales, improve customer satisfaction and retention and drive the solution maps for partner and product offerings. Prior to joining NetSuite, Gavin initially completed an apprenticeship in production engineering before taking on several consulting roles implementing a variety of manufacturing products such as Epicor, MS Dynamics, Experlogix and Visual Manufacturing. A native of Glasgow and living in Toronto, Gavin spends his spare time cooking and traveling and is an avid golfer.
Brian is responsible globally for Autodesk's cloud Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, PLM 360, as well as the on-premise Product Data Management (PDM) solution, Vault. He runs all aspect of the product development process including Product Management, Engineering, Quality, User Experience and all supporting roles. Brian has been with Autodesk for 10 years with 15 years' experience in PLM. Prior to his current role, he held various leadership roles including Product Management, User Experience and Customer Success. Before Autodesk, Brian was the founder and CEO of a company called truEInnovations, the developer of what is known as Vault today. Autodesk acquired Brian's company in 2002. Before starting his own company, Brian worked in the semiconductor and telecommunications industries as a systems engineer, designing automation equipment.
Jared is an Autodesk PLM 360 Product Manager residing in the Lake Oswego, Oregon office. Jared's main focus areas within PLM 360 include: the scripting engine, REST API, Enterprise Integrations, Administration/Configuration, along with other areas of the tool. In addition to managing aspects of the PLM 360 product, Jared is also called upon for his technical knowledge in developing different customer solutions. Jared came to Autodesk in 2011 after spending 10+ years supporting and implementing PLM, PDM, CAD, CAM, and analytical engineering tools for companies that include: Xerox Corp., L3 Communications, Raytheon, and Tektronix. He also holds a BS in Computer Science from Portland State University.
Hey you...get off of my cloud! We all need to share information, but how do we unify the tools to get us all onto the same page? The cloud offers an excellent opportunity to share information quickly and accurately, but which platform do you choose? With so many cloud collaboration tools suited to different industries, how do you choose a tool that allows for easy data sharing? How do you track changes once the information is shared? How do you keep the attachments out of email systems while making the data available through email links? How do you quickly and easily track compliance, revisions, and updates within your projects? Bring your ideas and tips to share with others in this roundtable session as we discuss ways to make our lives easier through commonly available cloud collaboration tools and methods to standardize cloud-based offerings. After all, companies can't build products if they don't know what we want, and especially if we don't know what we want!
As with many software as a service (SaaS) providers, Autodesk offers products that support cloud-based collaboration and enable application deliverables right to your desktop or mobile device. As customers, we need to understand what these tools can do for us and how to apply them to our corporate needs. What does Autodesk® PLM 360 cloud-based data management look like to our company? Will BIM 360™ Field or BIM 360™ Glue® cloud-based software help us to better manage site or subcontractor products and deliverables? How can we capitalize on Fusion 360™ software for project-based collaboration between manufacturers and construction teams to solve real-world problems? What about mobile apps, such as Autodesk® FormIt™ for site-based problem description and resolution for project managers? What does it really look like to be able to access any of my work from anywhere: at my desk, in the boardroom, or what have you? Join us for a panel discussion on these powerful new technologies.