Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, today announced that Rob McAveney, Chief Architect at Aras, will deliver a keynote, “Extending the Digital Thread to X” at IpX ConX18, taking place September 17-18, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL.

IpX ConX, previously known as the Integrated Process Excellence Symposium and Training, connects professionals striving for true enterprise excellence and features keynotes and panels from cross-industry executives within aerospace, agriculture, automotive, building infrastructure, defense, medical, regulatory, and technology. The 2018 event will focus on the Digital Thread and Digital Twin, operational excellence, enterprise change management, Industry 4.0, and sustainable strategies for an Industrial Internet of Things.


In his presentation, “Extending the Digital Thread to X,” Mr. McAveney will explore enabling the Digital Thread on an open PLM platform. This approach allows organizations to manage today’s product complexity by connecting digital assets, while concurrently managing product configuration, product variants, and change across multidisciplinary domains and across the product lifecycle. Attendees may attend his keynote presentation on Day 1 at 11:15 AM.


In addition to presenting, Aras will be exhibiting and sponsoring IpX ConX18. To schedule a meeting in advance, please contact Kim Anastasiou at [email protected].


About Aras
Aras enables the world’s leading manufacturers of complex, connected products to transform their product lifecycle processes and gain a competitive edge. Aras’ open, flexible, scalable, and upgradable PLM platform and applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product information and processes across the extended enterprise. Aras customers include Airbus, BAE Systems, GE, GM, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Microsoft. Visit and follow us on Twitter @aras_plm and LinkedIn.

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