Aras, the only resilient platform provider for digital industrial applications, today announced that Toyota Motor Europe, Cubic Corporation, the United States Department of Defense, Insitu, and CIMdata will keynote ACE 2021, the global conference for the Aras community, which will take place digitally April 19-21. Attendees at this year’s conference will hear directly from some of the world’s leading companies about how they are empowering their enterprise to take advantage of opportunities in a world of increasingly accelerating transformation.

ACE 2021 will unite product engineering experts and leaders in technology from multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace and defense, high-tech, heavy industry, and medical device to highlight the progress made and lessons learned from their digital transformation initiatives. During the three-day, all digital event, attendees will hear from dozens of Aras community members, executives, and industry experts, including:

  • Toyota Motor Europe: Empowering Digital Transformation Across the Digital Thread. The Challenges of People, Process, and...
    During this session, David G. Sherburne will interview Bill Halliden, Senior Manager, Digitalization & Service Operations at Toyota Motor Europe (TME) about how TME is empowering digital transformation across their digital thread.
  • Cubic Corporation: Data-Driven Actions and Analytics
    Dan Hedstrom, VP & CIO at Cubic Corporation, will share his company’s journey leveraging Aras Innovator’s flexibility and ability to integrate with other systems to provide focused, actionable data analytics that enable their executive steering committee to view metrics on overall ECO cycle times, project team utilization, process bottlenecks, and more to make business critical executive decisions.
  • United States Department of Defense: Digital Engineering Implementation
    For the Department of Defense, the digital engineering focus has shifted to implementation. Philomena Zimmerman, Deputy Director, Engineering Tools and Environments at United States Department of Defense will discuss some focused efforts to enable the use of digital engineering techniques.
  • Insitu: Insitu's Agile Approach to Transforming Their Engineering Value Stream
    Jacqueline Bono, PDM Product Owner at Insitu, will review the organization’s four-year journey using the agile scrum methodology and limited team resources to incrementally expand the capability of its Aras implementation, with a key focus on improving efficiency within product engineering.
  • CIMdata: Digital Thread - The Key to Transforming Your Future
    The benefit of joining the digital twin to its digital thread is a competitive advantage. In this presentation, Peter Bilello, President & CEO of CIMdata, will make the case for how and why the digital twin and its digital thread are in fact inseparable and key to transforming your organization’s future.

Attendees can customize their conference experience by attending multiple industry-specific sessions and tracks focused on digital thread enablement, systems thinking, cloud, digital twin, supplier collaboration, and more. The program will also feature breakout sessions led by customers including Airbus Helicopter, Grammer AG, Haulotte Group, Microsoft, Nidec, Nissan, SAIC, Sandia National Labs, Seaspan, United States Air Force, and many more. Attendees will hear about the latest software functionality to empower them to meet digital transformation goals and will also get a look into the future as they hear how Aras is adapting and driving new platform capabilities.

“The past year has shown that a business’ resiliency, agility, and innovation are of the utmost importance. At ACE 2021, we’re looking forward to highlighting the success our customers have had despite the challenges we have all faced,” said Peter Schroer, Founder & CEO of Aras. “In a world of increasingly accelerating transformation, Aras is committed to serving as a partner for those who want to build a sustainable path forward.”

There is no fee to attend ACE 2021, and most sessions will be recorded and available on-demand after the event is over. Full agenda details and registration are available at For press passes, please contact [email protected].

About Aras
Aras provides a resilient platform for digital industrial applications. Its open, low code technology enables the rapid delivery of flexible, upgradeable solutions for the engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance of complex products. Aras’ platform and product lifecycle management applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product data and processes across the lifecycle and throughout the extended supply chain. Airbus, Audi, DENSO, GE, GM, Honda, Kawasaki, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, and Nissan are using the platform to manage complex change and traceability. Visit to learn more and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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