Keynote Speaker Named for 2013 Collaboration & Interoperability Congress

Longview Advisors, organizers of the annual Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (CIC), today announced its keynote speaker for its 2013 event; to be held May 21-23, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Tom Soderstrom, CTO in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Office of the CIO, will present "Collaborating to Put Wheels on Mars.” Soderstrom will discuss the tremendous amount of innovation that was involved in the development and landing of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), and the intense collaboration, interoperability and coordination in JPL’s IT systems and organizations. He will also discuss how these innovations, lessons learned and implications impact the future of collaboration and interoperability. As IT CTO at the JPL, Soderstrom leads a collaborative, practical, hands-on approach with JPL and the industry to investigate and infuse emerging IT technology trends that are relevant to JPL, NASA and large enterprises.

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.

Conference organizers are pleased to announce that NASA/ESA (European Space Agency) is merging with CIC and will hold its14th annual product data exchange meeting at CIC 2013 and thereafter. In addition, the PDES Board of Directors will again hold its annual meeting at CIC this year, and the 3D PDF consortium will be holding its second annual meeting at CIC 2013.

Interested attendees are encouraged to register soon as time-limited discounts currently apply.

Longview Advisors also is pleased to announce that free, open access to all presentations from past events are now available.

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