Final Lineup For 2013 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress Announced

 Final Lineup For 2013 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress Announced

Expert Speakers to Present at Unique Industry Event

PR Newswire

LOVELAND, Colo., April 2, 2013

LOVELAND, Colo., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Longview Advisors, organizers
of the annual Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (CIC), today announced
its lineup of speakers for this year's event. The agenda is available at the
congress website, (

Now in its tenth year, CIC has become a yearly barometer of the state of
collaboration and interoperability strategy, technology and solutions in
manufacturing and business communications. The three-day international event
gives attendees a unique opportunity to network, learn and strategize with
thought leaders from many sectors of discrete manufacturing, including
automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment and electronics industries, as well as
with representatives from government and defense communities.

Organizers are pleased to announce that NASA/ESA (European Space Agency) will
hold its 14th annual product data meeting at 3DCIC 2013. In addition, the PDES
Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting at 3DCIC this year, and the 3D
PDF consortium will be joining the CIC again for its second annual meeting.

The 2013 CIC program provides information-packed presentations and panels of
industry experts, highlighted by the following, mentioning only a few:

  oA Roadmap for Impact: Driving Innovation in the New Age of Manufacturing,
    Dr. Thomas Kurfess, Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing at the
    Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the
    President of the USA
  o3D Product Definition and Collaboration: A SASIG Initiative, Ram
    Pentakota, Global Chief Engineer, Johnson Controls
  oCollaborative Multi-user Synchronous Modeling, Analysis and Design, Dr. C.
    Greg Jensen, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
  oThe Way Forward for Advanced Manufacturing and Inn, Bob Kiggans, Vice
    Chairman at SCRA Applied R&D, Vice Chairman, ITI and Chairman at
    Intelligent Manufacturing System
  oCollaborating to Put Wheels on Mars, Gabriel Rangel, Office of the CIO,
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  oConcurrent Engineering Approach to Design Mission Feasibility Studies at
    CNES, Jean-Luc LeGal, Director, Concurrent Design Facility, Space Mission
    Feasibility Study Office, CNES
  oResults of the 2013 Collaboration & Interoperability Survey, Chad Jackson,
    President, Lifecycle Insights
  oEnabling Mobility for 3D Information, Processes and Practices, Simon
    Floyd, Director of Innovation & PLM Solutions, WW Discrete Manufacturing
    Industry, Microsoft
  oVisualization vs. Communication: Enabling the Model-Based Enterprise,
    David Opsahl, Executive Director, 3D PDF Consortium
  oJT for 3D Visualization and Collaboration, Mike Zink, Facilitator for the
    JT Open Program Technical Review Board, and Senior Product Manager,
    Siemens PLM Software
  oCAD Data Translation Validation, Dr. Charles Chen, Associate Technical
    Fellow, Boeing
  oDigital Interoperability Requirements for Model-Based Quality, Curtis
    Brown, Principal Engineer, Honeywell FM&T
  oRoundtable Discussion - Pros, Cons and Alternatives of Archiving Data,
    Moderated by James Delaporte, Partner and Business Transformation Leader,

Visit the congress website ( to find out more about the event
and for free access to presentations and audios from past events.

About Longview Advisors

Longview Advisors Inc. provides consulting services in the business,
technology and application of 3D software in product lifecycle management.
For more information, please visit: (

Press Contact:
Terri Douglas
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303-581-7760, ext. 18

SOURCE Longview Advisors Inc.

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