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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to identify the benefits of cloud computing
  • Understand common cloud terminology
  • Understand how integrating PLM with enterprise resource planning benefits engineering
  • Learn how to understand trends in cloud computing



There is a lot of hype around cloud computing and there are a lot of claims about whether it can really be transformative. While the total cost of ownership benefits are proven, there still appears to be many questions about whether the cloud can deliver the same level of functionality. In this presentation we'll examine how the cloud has changed the ways that designers and manufacturers are utilizing information technology and maximizing on it to better apply lean principles in their businesses.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Anyone interested in learning more about cloud computing and plm / erp integration



Gavin Davidson

Gavin Davidson, vertical market expert for manufacturing, 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 software products such as Epicor, Microsoft 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.

Jared Sund

Jared Sund is with Autodesk, Inc., as an Autodesk PLM 360 software product manager based in the Lake Oswego, Oregon, office. Jared's main focus is on areas within Autodesk PLM 360 software, including the scripting engine, REST API, enterprise integrations, and administration/configuration, along with other areas of the tool. In addition to managing aspects of the Autodesk 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 over 10 years supporting and implementing CAD, product lifecycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM), CAM, and analytical engineering tools for companies that include Xerox Corporation Ltd., L-3 Communications Holdings, The Raytheon Company, and Tektronix, Inc. Jared also holds a BS in computer science from Portland State University.



  • 2014
  • PL5477
  • AU Las Vegas


  • Autodesk PLM 360, Fusion Lifecycle, Fusion 360


  • Manufacturing and Product Design


  • PLM and Data Management