Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that the company will present a session at the 2016 Continuous Engineering Symposium set for April 19, 2016 at the Automotive Hall of Fame, Dearborn, Michigan. Doug Macdonald, Aras Product Marketing Director, will deliver a technical presentation entitled “The Future of ALM-PLM and Systems Engineering for the Internet of Things.”

The 2016 Continuous Engineering Symposium gathers global product development leaders who drive innovation in their organizations, while meeting today’s demands of increased product complexity and speed of development. Hosted by IBM, the event focuses on technology, trends, systems engineering and systems and software development.

As product design and development grows more complicated in the era of the Internet of Things, increased complexity creates new challenges. Highly collaborative cross discipline engineering processes have never been more important to the successful development of next generation vehicles, aircraft, industrial equipment, defense technologies, healthcare, and consumer products. In the Aras presentation, attendees will see a real-life scenario of a unified ALM-PLM approach for systems engineering in product development using OASIS Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC).

The session presenter, Doug Macdonald, brings more than 25 years’ experience helping manufacturing companies streamline their processes for bringing new products to market. He draws from deep experience serving in technical business development positions at IBM, SAP, PTC, Aspect Development, and Sherpa Corporation. Macdonald began his career as a software developer with ComputerVision, followed by positions at Ford Motor Company and Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include Airbus, GE, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki, Motorola and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm


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