Digital Intersect Event Obtains Platinum Sponsorship from PROSTEP INC

Troy, MI – November 2022 – PROSTEP, the industry leading partner for PLM integration, migration, and data exchange for manufacturers, partners with Digital Enterprise Society with an exclusive Platinum sponsorship for its Digital Intersect event on November 17, 2022, in Troy, MI.

The Digital Intersect event assembles leaders in technology and engineering focused on the tools, people, and processes to further the transformation of product development.  Customers and industry leaders will discuss lessons learned, demonstrate best practices, and offer roundtable discussions on the latest technological developments to encourage collaboration and engagement.

“Our goal with this conference is to share experience and learn from experts to address the many new challenges facing design and manufacturing companies. We will focus on collaborative design with a globally distributed workforce and managing a cohesive digital thread in multi-vendor environments. I fully expect attendees to come away with actionable strategies that can help create positive change at their individual companies, and a revitalized network of peers to continue the collaborative discussions long after the conference.”

Adam Specht, President of Digital Enterprise Society

The Digital Intersect event will spotlight its strategy on three tracks: collaborative design, team culture, and digital thread. Key leaders from CIMdata, SIEMENS, PROSTEP and more will speak about

  • Trends in Transforming the Digital Enterprise
  • State of the Industry: PLM’s Enablement of Digital Transformation
  • Enabling Digital Threads in Heterogenous Landscapes

“We are excited to lend our expertise and experience to Digital Intersect.  As more people gather for in-person shows, we’re excited to meet with current and future leaders in enabling an integrated digital enterprise.”

Paul Downing, President and CEO of PROSTEP INC,
Brian Schouten
Brian Schouten, Director of Technical Presales, PROSTEP INC

With 30+ years of industry experience, PROSTEP experts will provide exclusive thought leadership with a presentation and roundtable. PROSTEP’s leading presenter at Digital Intersect, Director of Technical Presales Brian Schouten, will share insight and technical knowledge on the growing trend of enabling an integrated digital enterprise. His expertise in connecting disparate systems for end-to-end visibility is highlighted in his presentations:

  • Building the Digital Thread in a Vendor Agnostic Environment

Abstract: Companies across different industries are forced to work with heterogeneous engineering infrastructures, especially in the field of Product Data Management utilizing PDMs and CAD centric management systems. As a result, vendor to vendor integration can be difficult and challenging.

This situation is made more critical when OEM demands that suppliers work with cloned versions of OEM databases causing increases in the number of systems that must be supported.

Learn how the major PLM systems link to a variety of external sources and helps customers accelerate their collaborative development process by enabling all relevant PLM information to be centrally managed, reducing cycle time and driving product innovation.

Whether you are integrating two systems to communicate with each other, decommissioning an old system in order to move to a new system, or creating a multi-system solution, this presentation explores practical ways to make your integration project a success.

Join us to discover our experts’ tips vendor to vendor integration, as well as their take on the best solution to keep your project on track and under budget. 

Takeaways Include:

1. A solution for integrating your PLM with other systems

2. Risks and challenges to overcome for a successful integration

3. How to effectively obtain requirements and scope of a multi-system integration project

  • You Already Pay for the Integration/Migration You Haven’t Started: A Roundtable Discussion on the Risks of Postponing Digital Integration and Transformation

Abstract: Digital transformation is a hot topic in today’s PLM world. First mover-advantage in this competitive market gives a company the ability to adapt and innovate rapidly.  As development partners increase in number, so do risks, and product data often loses integrity and fidelity as it travels through various systems.   

Market leaders in today’s manufacturing use state-of-the-art integration solutions to assist in the complexities of product manufacturing. Doing so not only enhances collaboration and achieves a faster time to market, but also creates stepping stones for digital transformation. Migrating to the right system and integrating your systems serve as key drivers for maintaining data integrity, fidelity, and security.

What is the right migration and integration approach to allow maximize flexibility and scalability in product development? How do you best formulate a strategic framework that introduces the foundation of the digital twin and digital thread? How do you maintain the security, accuracy, and completeness of data delivered to the appropriate consumer?

Join the experts at PROSTEP as they delve into the risks, considerations, and tradeoffs that can occur when executing a PLM migration and integration. Discover lessons learned, best practices, and final outcomes for viable product life cycle migration and integration.

Takeaways include:
1. Why integration plays key component for digital transformation?

2. What frameworks and best practices are offered for digital transformation?

3. A checklist and roadmap for digital transformation success.

Request a copy of the presentations in the form below.

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The Digital Intersect Event, hosted by The Digital Enterprise Society occurs on November 17, 2022 at the Detroit Marriott Troy in Troy, Michigan. The event offers a full day of presentations, networking, and a vendor fair from 8 am through 6 pm. Registration and event details can be found here.

Joseph Lopez
Phone: +1 (248) 660 7038

About the Digital Enterprise Society

The Digital Enterprise Society promotes the evolution of the design and manufacturing community towards the formation of the digital enterprise, using digital information to support and drive product decisions.

In this environment, digital product and process definitions serve as dynamic artifacts used by various authors and consumers of information to enable the transformation of product development, design, production, delivery, and maintenance.


PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. We count the top companies in this industry among our customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company, but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Our strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. We offer our customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 300 and 20+ years of experience. In addition to headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Böblingen, Cologne, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, and Wolfsburg.

PROSTEP, Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of PROSTEP AG and is in the hub of the US automotive industry, Troy, MI.

PROSTEP plays an integral part in new developments with various memberships to organizations leading digital change. Organizations include: ASAM e.V. – Association for Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems, NAFEMS – National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards, OCX Consortium, OMG Consortium – Object Management Group, Inc., PDF Association, prostep ivip Assocation, VDMA – Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. and WiGeP – Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktentwicklung.

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