Second Annual Collaboration Management Forum to be Held in Conjunction With 2012 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress

Renowned Industry Analyst to Host Special Executive Symposium

Feb 21, 2012, 09:07 ET from Longview Advisors

LOVELAND, Colo., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Longview Advisors (, organizers of the annual 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (CIC), today announced the second annual forum for executive management will be held in conjunction with the 2012 event May 21 to 23 in Denver, Colorado ( The Management Forum will cover topics of particular interest to executives managing processes and people for more effective global collaboration in product development and manufacturing. The following topics are currently on the agenda for this year's forum:

  • Decoupling PDM from PLM: Increased Granularity in Engineering IT Ecosystem
  • Engineering as a Communications Hub for Enterprise Design
  • Discovery Driven Design: A Frank Discussion on the State of CAD
  • The Generational Profile of Today's Engineering Organization
  • The Intersection of Social Computing and Product Development


This year's Management Forum will again be hosted by Chad Jackson, a recognized authority on design and engineering in new product development, with more than 15 years of experience in the industry ( "Over the past year, there have been significant changes in engineering trends," said Jackson, president of Lifecycle Insights Inc. "In this forum, we'll be covering the most important strategy and technology issues that impact engineering productivity. It's a management conversation that rarely has a public venue in this industry. I'm looking forward to candid discussions about these important topics."

Now in its ninth year, the annual 3DCIC is the only vendor- and product-neutral event in the world addressing collaboration and interoperability in manufacturing and business communications. The international event has grown into an essential forum for executives, managers, senior engineers and IT professionals to network, learn and strategize with thought leaders from automotive, aerospace and many other manufacturing industries, as well as with representatives from government and defense communities. Visit the web site ( to find out more about the event, what past attendees had to say, why you should attend, and for free access to all presentations and audios from the 2010, 2009 and 2008 events.

About Lifecycle Insights
Lifecycle Insights is an independent research and advisory firm that studies the most pressing issues affecting engineering professionals and organizations. The firm provides unique insight into not only how specific strategies and tactics will help an engineering organization achieve its goals, but also how those activities will personally affect the engineer, manager or executive.  For more information, please visit:  (

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:  (

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