10:30 am - 12:00 pm
IpX
The Quality Paradigm: IpX’s CM2 Platform, PLM, and Digital Transformation
Shaping Industry Innovation with Effective Change and Process Excellence [4 Hours] Cost: Free to Aras Attendees ($350 Value) Attendees will also receive...
 Joseph Anderson
President
IpX - Institute for Process Excellence
XPLM
XPLM Connectivity Classes: Sessions 1 & 2
All about tools to get a grip on the end-to-end innovation process Your employees are not getting information as easily as...
 Mark Caradonna
Director Sales & Business Development
XPLM Solution GmbH
 Bernd Zimmermann
Managing Director
XPLM Solution GmbH
Training 1
Aras DevOps Packaging and Continuous Integration
Aras DevOps provides a turnkey solution that allows one to do development in Aras Innovator, with Source Control Management (Git),...
 Madjid Kemache
Technical Trainer
Aras
Training 2
What’s New in Aras Innovator R14-R29 + Office Connector
Aras has added many key enhancements to the functionality of Aras Innovator since upgrading from the Aras Innovator 12 platform....
 Connie Burke
Training Manager
Aras
Tech Summit
Tech Summit
Tech Summit is an exclusive, invite-only event where the Aras Community comes together to learn how Aras Innovator has solved...
 Anthony Ponceot
Technical Director
Aras
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
IpX
The Quality Paradigm: IpX’s CM2 Platform, PLM, and Digital Transformation
Shaping Industry Innovation with Effective Change and Process Excellence [4 Hours] Cost: Free to Aras Attendees ($350 Value) Attendees will also receive...
 Joseph Anderson
President
IpX - Institute for Process Excellence
XPLM
XPLM Connectivity Classes: Sessions 3 & 4
All about tools to get a grip on the end-to-end innovation process Your employees are not getting information as easily as...
 Mark Caradonna
Director Sales & Business Development
XPLM Solution GmbH
 Bernd Zimmermann
Managing Director
XPLM Solution GmbH
Training 1
Overview of Variant Management (Part 1)
In this session, users will gain experience with the Variant Management application firsthand through instructor-led exercises. You will gain an...
 Juro Mukai
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Training 2
Configure Dashboards & Widgets, and Reporting
Aras has implemented enhancements to Aras Dashboards and Reporting. Aras users will now have reporting capability and the ability to...
 Rennie-Reneé Warren
Technical Trainer
Aras
Tech Summit
Tech Summit
Tech Summit is an exclusive, invite-only event where the Aras Community comes together to learn how Aras Innovator has solved...
 Anthony Ponceot
Technical Director
Aras
CIMdata Master Class
CIMdata’s Digital Transformation Master Class @ ACE 2024
Pre-Registration and payment is required for this class CIMdata’s Digital Transformation Master Class leverages CIMdata’s internationally recognized 5-day PLM Certificate Program....
 Peter Bilello
President & CEO
CIMdata
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
IpX
The Quality Paradigm: IpX’s CM2 Platform, PLM, and Digital Transformation
Shaping Industry Innovation with Effective Change and Process Excellence [4 Hours] Cost: Free to Aras Attendees ($350 Value) Attendees will also receive...
 Joseph Anderson
President
IpX - Institute for Process Excellence
XPLM
XPLM Connectivity Classes: Session 5
All about tools to get a grip on the end-to-end innovation process Your employees are not getting information as easily as...
 Mark Caradonna
Director Sales & Business Development
XPLM Solution GmbH
 Bernd Zimmermann
Managing Director
XPLM Solution GmbH
Training 1
Extending Variability with Variant Management (Part 2)
Upon completion of the "Overview of Variant Management" session, participants will now add additional Options, Rules, and Breakdown Items to...
 Juro Mukai
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Training 2
Using Federated Properties
Federation allows the use of data elements maintained outside the Aras Innovator database within the regular Aras Innovator system operations....
 Paulo Costa
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Tech Summit
Tech Summit
Tech Summit is an exclusive, invite-only event where the Aras Community comes together to learn how Aras Innovator has solved...
 Anthony Ponceot
Technical Director
Aras
CIMdata Master Class
CIMdata’s Digital Transformation Master Class @ ACE 2024 (Continued)
Pre-Registration and payment is required for this class CIMdata’s Digital Transformation Master Class leverages CIMdata’s internationally recognized 5-day PLM Certificate Program....
 Peter Bilello
President & CEO
CIMdata
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Networking Reception
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:40 am
General Session
Reflections on Platform, Community, and Innovation ​
Roque Martin offers perspective after serving 24 months as Aras CEO and a member of the Aras Community. The rate...
8:40 am - 9:10 am
General Session
Threading Our Way Into Industry 5.0 ​
Engineering and PLM have been completely transformed by the forces of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 refers to the embrace of...
9:10 am - 9:55 am
General Session
Data in Context: Leveraging the Modern Digital Thread ​
The Digital Thread concept has become the foundational paradigm for defining how technology is applied to streamline collaboration, data flow,...
 Uyiosa Abusomwan, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice | Product Management in Industry 4.0
Rice University
 Jochen-Thomas Morr
Partner
Pricewaterhouse Coopers GmbH
 Prabhu Patruni
Global Head - Digital Thread Solutions
Tata Consultancy Services
 Rik Rasor
Co-CEO
AI Marketplace
9:55 am - 10:25 am
Meals and Breaks
10:25 am - 10:55 am
General Session
Unlocking Innovation​: Community Stories from Microsoft and Ocado
The Aras community is defined by people, teams, and organizations that think differently about how they differentiate, think differently about...
 Husman Khan
Head of Engineering
Ocado
10:55 am - 11:55 am
General Session
Digital Engineering on Day One
In June of 2018 the US DoD published the Digital Engineering Strategy that detailed the need to change the state...
 Cresta Bateman
Digital Engineer Sr Mgr - Model Based Product Support
SAIC
 David Ewing
Director, Digital Engineering
SAIC
11:55 am - 12:25 pm
General Session
What's New - Part 1
Join Aras SVP of Product Management for a brief overview of the Aras technology deep dives, partner presentations, and community...
 John Sperling
SVP Product Management
Aras
12:25 pm - 1:55 pm
Lunch & Networking
1:55 pm - 2:40 pm
Customer Innovation 2
Moving the Digital Thread Discipline at Purdue Forward
The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University is leading the charge in PLM education by introducing Mechanical, Aeronautical, and...
 Travis Fuerst
Professor
Purdue University
 Sathvik Reddy Vudumula
Teaching assistant
Purdue University
Platform Flexibility
ReadyOne, Aras Innovator & Envision: Delivering the Power of Model-Based Instructional Content
Join Ellie Linehan, VP of Solutions at Canvas GFX, and Cresta Bateman, digital engineer and sr. manager, Model-Based Product Support...
 Cresta Bateman
Digital Engineer Sr Mgr - Model Based Product Support
SAIC
 Ellie Linehan
VP Solutions
Canvas GFX
Aras Product A
Why Aras Innovator SaaS?
Since its introduction in 2022, Aras Innovator SaaS has become the primary deployment model for the platform. Unique in the...
 Guy Bursell
Business Strategy Leader, Manufacturing & Mobility Industry
Microsoft
Aras Product B
Data Mastery: Elevate Your Insights with Analytics and Dynamic Dashboards
Reveal the capabilities of dynamic dashboards crafted for data visualization, empowering decision-makers to swiftly identify trends and patterns. Combine this...
 Matteo Nicolich
Senior Product Manager
Aras
Training 1
Responsive Forms & New Configurable Behavior
Prior to Aras Innovator R29, there was a single way to define a Form for the Aras Innovator client, now...
 Rennie-Reneé Warren
Technical Trainer
Aras
Training 2
Implementing RESTful Services
The Aras Innovator Server is fully capable of handshaking with external client systems using RESTful Services implementation. By using the...
 Paulo Costa
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Ask Aras Demo Room
Ask Aras Demo Room
Drop in for a demo of Aras Innovator and its applications.
 Tim Keer
Director Customer Solutions
Aras
 David McDonnell
PLM Solutions Consultant
Aras
 Gary Wilmot
Solutions Consultant
Aras
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Customer Innovation 2
Empowering Digital Transformation: Unlocking User Adoption in Aras Platform through Innovative e-Learning Solutions
Discover DENSO's digital learning evolution at this enlightening session, detailing the shift from dated training methods to an advanced Learning...
 Chris McDermott
Manager
Denso International Americas Inc.
Platform Flexibility
Nicomatic's Aras Innovator Quick Start SaaS Implementation within a Flat Management Organization
Benjamin Simeoni, Nicomatic PLM Project Manager, will present how Nicomatic went live within a few months with Aras SaaS and...
 Benjamin Simeoni
PO Tech datat
Nicomatic
 Gilbert Delabrousse
Technical Director
INENSIA
Aras Product A
Aras DevOps: Toolchain and Processes to Manage Your PLM Implementation
Flexibility is the cornerstone of Aras Innovator. The platform is designed to easily tailor applications to fit your processes, datamodel...
 Benjamin Chaillon
Technical Product Manager
Aras
Aras Product B
 Leigh Young
Product Manager
Aras
Training 1
Aras DevOps Packaging and Continuous Integration
Aras DevOps provides a turnkey solution that allows one to do development in Aras Innovator, with Source Control Management (Git),...
 Madjid Kemache
Technical Trainer
Aras
Training 2
Implementing RESTful Services (continued)
[CONTINUED] The Aras Innovator Server is fully capable of handshaking with external client systems using RESTful Services implementation. By using the...
 Paulo Costa
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Ask Aras Demo Room
Ask Aras Demo Room
Drop in for a demo of Aras Innovator and its applications.
 Tim Keer
Director Customer Solutions
Aras
 David McDonnell
PLM Solutions Consultant
Aras
 Gary Wilmot
Solutions Consultant
Aras
3:35 pm - 4:20 pm
Customer Innovation 2
Aras SaaS Migration and MPP Incorporation at Svante Inc.
Svante is a leading carbon capture and removal solutions provider specializing in novel solid sorbents, structured adsorbent filters, and rotary...
 Noman Rasool
Enterprise Solution Lead and Product Owner
Svante Inc
Platform Flexibility
Exploring HII – Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Journey with PLM
After a retrospective overview of the journey so far, Kay C Jamison and Bruno Benevolo will look at how Ingalls...
 Kay C Jamison
Manager
Ingalls Shipbuilding
 Bruno Benevolo
Director of Enterprise Solutions
SSI
Aras Product A
Aras Product Documentation and Information Roadmap
Aras is expanding and transforming product content for documentation to provide more comprehensive and useful information to better support existing...
 Sandra LoPilato
Manager, Technical Documentation
Aras
Aras Product B
REST Easy with Configurable Web Services
Are you interested in using low-code capabilities to accelerate application and integration development? Join us to learn how you can...
 Eli Donahue
Technical Product Manager
Aras
Training 1
Aras DevOps Packaging and Continuous Integration (Continued)
[CONTINUED] Aras DevOps provides a turnkey solution that allows one to do development in Aras Innovator, with Source Control Management (Git),...
 Madjid Kemache
Technical Trainer
Aras
Training 2
Defining User Access with MAC Policies
Mandatory Access Control (MAC) Policies are designed to allow you to create a set of rules to further control access...
 Juro Mukai
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Ask Aras Demo Room
Ask Aras Demo Room
Drop in for a demo of Aras Innovator and its applications.
 Tim Keer
Director Customer Solutions
Aras
 David McDonnell
PLM Solutions Consultant
Aras
 Gary Wilmot
Solutions Consultant
Aras
4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
Meals and Breaks
4:50 pm - 5:35 pm
Customer Innovation 2
Building the Digital Engineering Backbone
A thriving digital engineering environment must include solid data management and configuration control setup. In the case of ReadyOne, Aras...
 Jacob Donovan
Digital Engineer
SAIC
 Chad Grubb
Digital Engineer
SAIC
Platform Flexibility
Accelerated User Adoption with Next-Gen e-Learning Solution
While significant investments are made to attain complex digital transformation goals, ensuring seamless user adaptation and fully utilizing the implemented...
 Tajagna HIRPARA
Portfolio Manager
SteepGraph Corporation
 Lars HANSEN
Business Consultant
SteepGraph Coorporation
Aras Product B
Strategic Insights into Product Variation Management
Explore with us key strategies to navigate the complexities of handling diverse product variations and how Aras can streamline this...
 Ayla Singhal
Senior Product Manager
Aras
Training 1
Manufacturing Process Planning (MPP)
Aras Manufacturing Process Planning (MPP) empowers manufacturing engineers to create rich manufacturing plans using connected engineering data on the Aras...
 Connie Burke
Training Manager
Aras
Training 2
Defining User Access with MAC Policies (Continued)
[CONTINUED] Mandatory Access Control (MAC) Policies are designed to allow you to create a set of rules to further control access...
 Juro Mukai
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Ask Aras Demo Room
Ask Aras Demo Room
Drop in for a demo of Aras Innovator and its applications.
 Tim Keer
Director Customer Solutions
Aras
 David McDonnell
PLM Solutions Consultant
Aras
 Gary Wilmot
Solutions Consultant
Aras
5:40 pm - 6:25 pm
General Session
Rapid Fire Demos
More information coming soon.
6:40 pm - 8:40 pm
Networking Reception
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am
General Session
Guest Keynote
What if everyone in your organization had the courage to bring ideas to life? This presentation offers strategies for noticing,...
 Dr. Jackie Freiberg
Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, and Culture Coach
9:30 am - 10:15 am
General Session
Accelerate ESG Goals with Digital Thread ​
The ability to manage and operationalize Environmental, Sustainability, and Governance goals has become a differentiator for modern product-driven companies. Managing...
 Josh Epstein
Chief Marketing Officer
Aras
 Matthias Fohrer
Director Global Alliance EMEA
Aras
 Jeff Bernier
Global Sales Director - Digital Thread Solution
Ansys, Inc.
 Sankar Natarajan
Global Head - Industry 4.0 Consulting
Wipro
 Greg Pada
VP Business Strategy Engineering
AVEVA
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Meals and Breaks
10:45 am - 11:15 am
General Session
Unlocking Innovation​: Community Stories from SICK AG and Edwards Lifesciences
The Aras community is defined by people, teams, and organizations that think differently about how they differentiate, think differently about...
 Marcellus Menges
Vice President Global R&D
SICK AG
 Joe Robles
Sr. Manager, Business Solutions
Edwards Lifesciences
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
General Session
Panel Discussion: Navigating the Industry 4.0 to 5.0 Transition ​
Aras is fortunate to have some of the true pioneers of digital engineering on our board of directors. Roque will...
 Tony Affuso
Former CEO & Chairman of Siemens PLM, Aras Board Member
Aras board member
 Jim Cashman
Former CEO & Chairman of Ansys, Aras board member
Aras board member
 Peter Schroer
Founder, & Former CEO of Aras, Angel Investor, Aras Board Member
Aras board member
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
General Session
What's New: Part 2
Join Aras SVP of Product Management for a brief overview of the Aras technology deep dives, partner presentations, and community...
 John Sperling
SVP Product Management
Aras
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch & Networking
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Customer Innovation 1
Ocado Technology: Digital Transformation Enabled by Aras
Husman Khan will share the Ocado Technology digital transformation journey with Aras to date and provide a vision of what...
 Husman Khan
Head of Engineering
Ocado
Customer Innovation 2
Supporting Future Businesses with Cutting-edge PLM Capabilities
In the dynamic landscape of business evolution, the role of product lifecycle management (PLM) takes center stage in shaping the...
 Marcellus Menges
Vice President Global R&D
SICK AG
Platform Flexibility
BOM to CAD: Revolutionizing Product Development
Unlock Innovation and discover how companies streamline product development by leveraging the power of Aras Innovator® to create a Bill of...
 Bill Gilchrist
Senior Solutions Consultant
Essig PLM
 Jackie Rudolph
Business Development Lead
Essig PLM
Aras Product A
Level Up Your User Experience with Responsive Forms
Forms are fundamental to the user experience of the Aras Innovator platform, which is why we're investing in making them...
 Eli Donahue
Technical Product Manager
Aras
Aras Product B
Advancing 3D Visualization
Aras is expanding the functionality for 3D Visualization to provide critical features that can be leveraged in various product lifecycle...
 Kevin Richard
Director of Product Execution
Aras
Training 1
Introduction to 3D Visualization
Aras 3D Visualization (3DV) is a business-ready solution for converting and visualizing native 3D computer-aided design (CAD) files in Aras...
 Connie Burke
Training Manager
Aras
Training 2
Using Federated Properties
Federation allows the use of data elements maintained outside the Aras Innovator database within the regular Aras Innovator system operations....
 Paulo Costa
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Ask Aras Demo Room
Ask Aras Demo Room
Drop in for a demo of Aras Innovator and its applications.
 Tim Keer
Director Customer Solutions
Aras
 David McDonnell
PLM Solutions Consultant
Aras
 Gary Wilmot
Solutions Consultant
Aras
2:50 pm - 3:35 pm
Customer Innovation 1
Global Regulatory and Distribution Compliance
Navigating the Regulatory and Distribution Compliance landscapes can be daunting, especially when each country has its unique requirements. At Edwards...
 Joe Robles
Sr. Manager, Business Solutions
Edwards Lifesciences
Customer Innovation 2
20 Years of Aras Innovator at SRC Inc.
SRC started its PLM journey with Aras 20 years ago and has developed many Aras Innovator applications over the years....
 Kevin Murray
Sr. Developer Product Lifecycle Applications
SRC
Platform Flexibility
From Concept to Customer: Elevating Aras Innovator PLM with SALESSIGHT PLM for Seamless Sales and Marketing Integration
Discover the transformative power of SALESIGHT PLM, an innovative enhancement for Aras PLM designed to seamlessly integrate sales and marketing...
 Pawel Wojcik
CTO
mediatec.net GmbH
Aras Product A
User Experience of the Aras Platform
Aras Innovator provides a consistent and intuitive user experience for all applications built on the platform. Learn about new and...
 Kenny Sperling
Product Design Manager
Aras
Aras Product B
Profit from our SaaS-ready MultiCAD Connectors to Aras to Streamline your Product Development
Aras Innovator facilitates highly efficient collaboration among mechanical engineering teams by enabling the direct sharing of native assemblies across various...
 Bernd Zimmermann
Managing Director
XPLM Solution GmbH
Training 1
Introduction to Aras DevOps
Aras DevOps provides a turnkey solution that allows one to do development in Innovator, with Source Control Management (Git), and...
 Madjid Kemache
Technical Trainer
Aras
Training 2
Using Federated Properties (continued)
[CONTINUED] Federation allows the use of data elements maintained outside the Aras Innovator database within the regular Aras Innovator system operations....
 Paulo Costa
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Ask Aras Demo Room
Ask Aras Demo Room
Drop in for a demo of Aras Innovator and its applications.
 Tim Keer
Director Customer Solutions
Aras
 David McDonnell
PLM Solutions Consultant
Aras
 Gary Wilmot
Solutions Consultant
Aras
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Meals and Breaks
4:05 pm - 4:50 pm
Customer Innovation 2
Connecting the Dots: Leveraging the Digital Thread for Enhanced Prototyping at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
The Digital Thread is helping MIT Lincoln Laboratory improve our prototyping processes by acting as a conduit to connect design,...
 Denise Fitzgerald
Leader Digital Engineering Center
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Platform Flexibility
Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS): Enhancing the Value of the Cloud
For decades, the location of sensitive and business critical data and systems was on premise. The rapid development of cloud...
 Mr. Svilen Georgiev
Product Manager
T-Systems International GmbH
Aras Product A
Exploring Product Capabilities
Be part of our initiative to engage on product exploration and discovery. Participants in this session will have an opportunity...
 Matteo Nicolich
Senior Product Manager
Aras
Aras Product B
Streamlining Product Development: Accelerating Time-to-Market with Seamless ECAD to PLM Integration
Explore the integration of ECAD tools with Aras Innovator to ensure an error-free collaboration from engineering to manufacturing. This presentation...
 Mark Caradonna
Director Sales & Business Development
XPLM Solution GmbH
Training 1
Using Office Connector
The Aras Office Connector provides a convenient way to manage office files created using Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and...
 Rennie-Reneé Warren
Technical Trainer
Aras
Training 2
Responsive Forms & New Configurable Behavior
Prior to Aras Innovator R29, there was a single way to define a Form for the Aras Innovator client, now...
 Connie Burke
Training Manager
Aras
Ask Aras Demo Room
Ask Aras Demo Room
Drop in for a demo of Aras Innovator and its applications.
 Tim Keer
Director Customer Solutions
Aras
 David McDonnell
PLM Solutions Consultant
Aras
 Gary Wilmot
Solutions Consultant
Aras
4:55 pm - 5:40 pm
General Session
Aras in the Round
More information coming soon.
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Networking Reception
Aras Community Reception: River Ranch Stockyards
Bring your cowboy boots and get ready for some good old fashioned Fort Worth fun!  In the spirit of cowboys and...
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Training 1
What's New in Aras Innovator R14-R29 + Responsive Forms
Aras has added many key enhancements to the functionality of Aras Innovator since upgrading from the Aras Innovator 12 platform....
 Connie Burke
Training Manager
Aras
Training 2
Overview of Variant Management (Part 1)
In this session, users will gain experience with the Variant Management application firsthand through instructor-led exercises. You will gain an...
 Juro Mukai
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Aras Product Input Session
 Anthony Ponceot
Technical Director
Aras
Aras Product Input Session
 Ayla Singhal
Senior Product Manager
Aras
 Kevin Richard
Director of Product Execution
Aras
 Bernd Zimmermann
Managing Director
XPLM Solution GmbH
9:30 am - 9:45 am
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Training 1
Implementing RESTful Services
The Aras Innovator Server is fully capable of handshaking with external client systems using RESTful Services implementation. By using the...
 Paulo Costa
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Training 2
Extending Variability with Variant Management (Part 2)
Upon completion of the "Overview of Variant Management" session, participants will now add additional Options, Rules, and Breakdown Items to...
 Juro Mukai
Senior Technical Trainer
Aras
Aras Product Input Session
 Kenny Sperling
Product Design Manager
Aras
 Eli Donahue
Technical Product Manager
Aras
Aras Product Input Session
 Benjamin Chaillon
Technical Product Manager
Aras
10:45 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Training 1
Configure Dashboards & Widgets, and Reporting
Aras has implemented enhancements to Aras Dashboards and Reporting. Aras users will now have reporting capability and the ability to...
 Rennie-Reneé Warren
Technical Trainer
Aras
Training 2
Introduction to Aras DevOps
Aras DevOps provides a turnkey solution that allows one to do development in Innovator, with Source Control Management (Git), and...
 Madjid Kemache
Technical Trainer
Aras
Aras Product Input Session
 Ayla Singhal
Senior Product Manager
Aras
 Kevin Richard
Director of Product Execution
Aras
Aras Product Input Session
 Bernd Zimmermann
Managing Director
XPLM Solution GmbH
 John Sperling
SVP Product Management
Aras