Autodesk Accelerate – so much more than PLM

Autodesk Accelerate – so much more than PLM

“Sometimes you have to wear a shirt” isn’t a typical theme at a PLMish conference, but it perfectly describes the ethos of this year’s Autodesk Accelerate. Morphing from a PDM-centric conference four years ago to something straddling Fusion 360...
Siemens all in on digitalization and the digital twin

Siemens all in on digitalization and the digital twin

I spent most of a week with Siemens –the PLM team plus an assortment of colleagues from across the AG and maybe 150 media and analysts– to learn more about the PLM business, the recent Mentor Graphics and TASS acquisitions, and to try to gauge how the AG...
Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

Aras announced last week that is has secured $40 million in funding in exchange for a minority stake in the company and a board seat. Silver Lake Kraftwerk and GE Ventures partnered for the investment. Aras said it will use the funds to drive growth, expand operations...
PLM Connection showcases the Digital Enterprise

PLM Connection showcases the Digital Enterprise

PLM Connection, a Siemens-associated but user group-driven event, tried something new this year: day long sessions devoted to a single topic. I was fortunate enough to be asked to moderate panels during a day focused on “Realizing the Digital Enterprise –...
Siemens bets big on software, all across the AG

Siemens bets big on software, all across the AG

Quick: what do you think of when I say “Siemens”? Since you read here, probably PLM, and that makes sense. But Siemens AG is so much bigger than the PLM part of the business, encompassing energy, medical diagnostic systems, manufacturing automation...
ESI’s Q3 shows continued momentum

ESI’s Q3 shows continued momentum

It looks like things may finally be coming together for ESI. Q3 results, released a few weeks ago, show that the company is reaching new customers, deepening relationships with longtime customers — and partnering with a leading research institute to...