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9:00 AM - 9:35 AM (EDT)
Empowerment is the missing factor for successful Digital Transformations.  Learn why empowerment can overcome Black Swan events and many of the factors that hold companies back from continuously transforming with speed, resilience and agility.
9:35 AM - 10:10 AM (EDT)
An interview with Bill Halliden, Senior Manager, Digitalization and Service Operations, Toyota Europe, on how TME is empowering digital transformation across their digital thread.
10:10 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)
Learn how systems architecture enables optimization across multiple design domains, teams, and tools.
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
Hear industry experts discuss why a System-centric approach is critical to manage exploding product complexity. We will explore how their organizations are leveraging Systems Thinking to successfully transform data, tools, processes, and the role of a PLM platform to achieve their Digital Transformation objectives.
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
Minerva has been developing Aras solutions for more than 10 years. See how Minerva Deliverable Matrix will optimize product documentation, how Minerva Data Viewer is a useful tool for collaboration with external partners and how Minerva Package Manager can streamline the time it take to package and deploy solutions
This presentation describes a utility that was built to front-end all engineering changes whether pre-production or production facilitating the scope, scale, and reach of the requested change.
If financial services may be less tangible than goods manufactured in a factory, they can have just as much complexity in their design. The ARAS platform manages BNP Paribas Securities Services Products catalogue across the 35 countries and 90 markets.
Grammer will explain how value creation is enabled by strategic company decisions for digitization and what are the key elements in that journey, creating disruptive value to the company while providing continuity to the business users.
Discover the evolution of Simulation Management from data through tasks to processes. See how Aras’s new Process Engine platform service enables users to create repeatable simulation tasks with a configurable template library.​
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
This presentation will showcase the value inherent in synchronizing the design intent represented by a systems architecture model with hardware and software planning and execution tools (CAD and Jira). It will also illustrate the advantages of enabling interchange with domain-specific tools (in this case, a logistics analysis support tool).
In response to the DoD 5000.88 directorate NAVWAR developed over a two year period, the “Master Integrated Technical Integration Suite” or METIS. This session describes this journey and their results.
The promise of Digital Transformation cannot be fully realized without simulation. As the market leader in simulation technology, Ansys is uniquely positioned to unlock the power of simulation throughout the product development process. Learn how Ansys Minerva, powered by Aras Innovator, provides a simulation platform to enable true Digital Transformation.
With a vision to implement PLM from product information from “need to recycling”, Haulotte developed a PLM solution to "Give all actors the wings to perform the steps of the lifecycle"
Discover how Quality Planning and Quality Systems help you proactively anticipate and control quality as well as tackle quality challenges that may occur throughout the product lifecycle with the Aras Quality Management System Application.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
The benefit of joining the digital twin to its digital thread is a competitive advantage. This presentation will make the case for how and why the digital twin and its digital thread are in fact inseparable and key to transforming your organization’s future.
9:00 AM - 9:35 AM (EDT)
What’s the latest from Aras? Come hear a comprehensive update on all Aras product offerings, including what’s been delivered in the past year and what’s planned in the next year or two. Get the big picture so you can plan what other conference sessions to attend, and start thinking about what you’d like to roll out as part of your PLM implementation or expansion. You’ll hear about software functionality to accelerate your vision, new opportunities to collaborate with Aras, and deployment options that will empower you to meet your digital transformation goals.
9:35 AM - 10:10 AM (EDT)
Leveraging Aras Innovator’s flexibility and ability to integrate with other systems Cubic provides immediate notification of assigned tasks to individual team members. Cubic integrated Aras Innovator with SAP HANA to present focused, actionable data analytics using Tableau. Enabling the executive steering committee to view metrics on overall ECO cycle times, project team utilization, process bottlenecks, and more and take business critical executive decisions.
10:10 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)
Discover how a resilient platform empowers you to collaborate across domains to rapidly develop innovative products.
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
An up-to-date tool for the assessment and decision of Change Requests in Engineering and Production
At Sandia National Labs, the document management process for one of their internal customers requires access control based on metadata values, user role, relationship type, and workflow state. Creation of a custom “Rules Engine” to grant specific permissions.
In this session, Denise Fitzgerald who leads the digital transformation efforts will present an overview of the labs' Digital Engineering Initiative and the projects that have been implemented. This will be followed by a software demonstration of the digital thread covering the areas of requirements, systems modelling and simulation, and V and V. 
Join us as we demonstrate how you can define product variability and use it in configurable product structures to manage numerous variants. ​
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
NuScale Power’s Director of Corporate Services, Neil Olivier, will discuss the need for a resilient digital platform for their clean Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology. Learn how Aras’ single enterprise platform will provide an end to end to solution to support regulatory standards, configuration best practices and maintenance support for decades to come.
Valley Fine Foods leveraged the adaptability of Aras Innovator to launch new items and easily train new employees, in a year where a lot of the food industry’s general conventions were flipped on its head.
With a highly customized product line, IwT recognized that it was time to move beyond their legacy PDM system. In this session, you’ll learn how IwT’s customized engineering change order (ECO) process in Aras Innovator has led to significant improvements throughout engineering and production.
Discover how Aras can help accelerate your digital transformation with our turnkey, Software-as-a-Service, Aras Enterprise and Managed Services offerings.
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
Learn how Cubic leveraged Aras Innovator to create Engineering Change Order workflow which enables reviews based on product's design maturity powered by matrixed dynamic workflow assignments. Cubic will also illustrate how data was extracted from Aras Innovator to SAP HANA and presented as dashboards using Tableau
Market is driving the need for product variability - one size definitely doesn’t fit all. We’ll present how we are using Aras platform to effectively manage product proliferation and how we’ve digitized the Product configuration management.
Presentation from TCS:
This presentation talks about the need for ‘Digital Thread' and how it will help various organizations to acquire new digital capabilities that was not possible with traditional PLM approach.

Presentation from PROSTEP:
Today engineering for global industries faces heterogeneous engineering environments resulting in departmental silos, multiple operational domains, duplicated data, various sources of truth, security, and interoperability issues. PROSTEP answers these concerns through connecting enterprise technologies giving you real-time data flow and information between systems.
See how Aras helps you seamlessly stay on the cutting edge of technology with our latest option in cloud technology and containerization - Aras Innovator Container Deployment (AICD).
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
With over a dozen engineering offices spread around the world, Nidec needed a solution that would allow all of its engineering users to work with the same PLM system. Aras’ vault replication provides a practical way for distributed teams to use the same PLM system.
Internally built application for equipment management covering instrumentation of all kinds, preventative maintenance and calibrations, check-in/checkout, shipping, software licenses, computers and Chemical Inventory.
This presentation will showcase the CAD Data Share and RFQ/Source List applications that have been successfully deployed and adopted within DENSO, as well as a look at some future plans with Aras Innovator.
Review of Purdue’s classroom implementation of Innovator evolution over the past three years and where it stands today in context of our Virtual Product Integration (VPI) major and implementation within the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Center (IN-MaC) Manufacturing Testbed.
Discuss the future of manufacturing process plans, assembly instructions, and MBOMs.
9:00 AM - 9:35 AM (EDT)
Emerging technologies are changing products and the product lifecycle. Learn how the Aras community is adapting and driving new platform capabilities.
9:35 AM - 10:10 AM (EDT)
The Digital Engineering focus, for the DoD has shifted to implementation. This presentation will discuss some focused efforts to enable the use of digital engineering techniques
10:10 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)
Discover how to reduce downtime and increase workforce efficiency with advanced maintenance strategies.
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
Microsoft's experience with 5 continuous years of successful upgrades while retaining all business data, configurations, and customizations. We will share lessons learned, the efforts required, how development, testing, and deployment were organized.
This presentation will discuss the evolution of Seaspan’s Aras tool from a document management system to the central component of a fully integrated Product Lifecycle Management ecosystem.
This presentation highlights a philosophy of experimentation as a means of the AF achieving its primary objectives, and will include examples of past and ongoing efforts that utilize flexible technology platforms to address data challenges, culture change, and process reengineering risks.
Presentation from PwC:
Configuration Lifecycle Management Takes Digital Transformations to the Next Level In many companies today, data silos, fragmented IT system landscapes and a lack of connectivity are key challenges on the digital transformation journey. The key to a successful transformation lies in the intelligent combination and use of all important systems, making use of the strengths of each individual and finding synergies.

Presentation from Razorleaf:
In this session we will discuss how Flexco leveraged Razorleaf products and services to further extract greater business value from Aras Innovator.  By deploying Razorleaf’s Clover Platform for PLM integration, Flexco is connecting their enterprise and production systems to establish a traceable digital thread for product development and innovation.
The path to product-as-a-service starts with digital twins and progresses with maintenance planning and execution. Learn how Aras can help you achieve efficiency through seamless maintenance of your products.
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
This session will focus on the connection of disparate data and disparate systems in an operations, maintenance, and sustainment environment (OM and S) environment to enable Digital Sustainment and deliver the optimized level of maintenance and maximized availability for an Enterprise.
Caltex Oil Tools is an innovative leader in the energy sector where complex one-off projects require engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance stay in lockstep.   They’ve tackled these challenges with Aras’ core PLM capabilities and extended the digital thread into their manufacturing activities with connectivity to Microsoft Dynamics 365, Business Central (D365).
Want to make your end users and mgt team smile? Join us to learn more about highlights of how Aras Innovator V12 makes end users and companies are more effective. We will also cover how you can save time and get to the future faster with your upgrade to Aras Innovator V12.
Presentation from SSI:
The shipbuilding industry faces key challenges (and competitive opportunities) that arise from managing the exceptional scale and complexity of shipbuilding product data. These challenges have made the adoption of PLM a key requirement for future competitiveness in the shipbuilding industry.

Presentation from vdR:
Join the vdR Group as we explore Nexus for Aras, an enterprise connectivity solution designed from the ground up to meet the unique needs of companies engaged in engineering and manufacturing.
Learn about our offering, Aras DevOps and best practices that help you follow streamlined DevOps processes to respond quickly to changing requirements and enable new business models.
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
This presentation will review Insitu's journey over the last 4 years of using the agile scrum methodology and a small team of 3 to incrementally expand the capability of our Aras instance, with a key focus on improving efficiency within product engineering. Recent projects include: integrations with CAD systems (SolidWorks and Mentor Graphics) and the IHS database (through Aras Component Engineering); and development of multiple change control workflows.
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
Final thoughts and closing remarks from our CEO