DMDII's CTO, Brench Boden, to Kick-off CIMdata's Product & Manufacturing Innovation Workshop

CIMdata, Inc. announced that Mr. Brench Boden, Chief Technology Officer for the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) and a Senior Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, will make a keynote presentation at CIMdata's Product & Manufacturing Innovation Driven by Digital Design & Simulation: Challenges, Strategies & Best Practices for Business Success Workshop. The workshop will take place at the UI LABS Innovation Center, home to DMDII, in Chicago, Illinois, on June 6-7, 2017.

The Department of Defense (DoD) /Air Force vision of the Digital Thread is to enable a next generation, model-driven process for the innovative development, manufacturing, and sustainment of complex cyber-physical weapons systems. In his keynote address, "The Digital Thread Revolution: From Digital Artifacts to Model-Centric Engineering and Beyond," Mr. Boden will highlight the challenges and opportunities in implementing the Digital Thread across the DoD and industry organizations. The presentation will consider the role of new initiatives such as the Digital Twin. It will also highlight the activities and major programs underway by the DoD, industry, and organizations such as DMDII, to achieve both the long term vision, as well as a nearer term roadmap for achieving real operational and business impact from "connecting the Digital Thread." Mr. Boden will make his presentation during the first day of the workshop.

CIMdata's Product & Manufacturing Innovation Driven by Digital Design & Simulation workshop, is the must-attend event for industrial organizations and product development solution providers interested in learning about model-driven engineering strategies and solutions that will enable on-going product and manufacturing innovation to create competitive advantage, minimize total lifecycle costs, and drive top line revenue growth. It will provide attendees with independent experiences from industrial companies and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and critical relationships germinate and take root.

In this one and a half-day workshop the following topics will be explored:

  • The digital thread revolution
  • Establishing an industry-wide consensus for design data exchange
  • Computer-aided innovation tools
  • Model-based design
  • Model-based definition
  • Design and simulation challenges in advanced manufacturing
  • Solving big engineering challenges with collaborative innovation
  • System modeling, simulation, and interoperability - the view from an end-user
  • Simulation led innovation
  • Opportunities and challenges when implementing system modeling and simulation capabilities for MBSE Collaboration standards for model-based engineering
  • Application use cases, technology challenges, and ROI justification for investing in digital twins Organizational and people issues to consider when implementing MBSE


CIMdata's thought-leadership team of Don Tolle, Dr. Keith Meintjes, Dr. Ken Versprille, Dr. Suna Polat, and Frank Popielas, will be on hand to facilitate the workshop and associated discussions.

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