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Welcome to the CLM Summit 2016:

Configuration Lifecycle Management:
Internet of Things / Industrie 4.0 and
The Modeling Enterprise: Managing Truth with Exponentially Growing Complexity

Oct. 17-19, Marco Island, Florida, United States

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The CLM Event of the Year:

The CLM Summit is the forum for Configuration Lifecycle Management where business developers, analysts, researchers and providers connect with peers to explore technologies and strategies for enterprise-wide configuration capabilities. Building on the success of the inaugural CLM Summit in 2015 and the Atlanta CLM Declaration, we are excited to announce the 2016 CLM Summit.

The Modeling Enterprise and
Internet of Things / Industrie 4.0

This year’s attendees will hear from speakers of leading organizations who will present the latest CLM business and technology insights in a two-day mix of lectures and collaborative sessions focused on two CLM themes: “Internet of Things (IoT) / Industrie 4.0” and ”The Modeling Enterprise”.

The Summit will highlight CLM as a necessary platform for businesses with configurable products pursuing a strategy in IoT / Industrie 4.0 and identifying the key challenges we are facing when in IocT – “Internet of configurable Things”.

The theme of Modeling Enterprise will in turn focus on cross-functional configuration management including case stories, technology insights and new ways of organizing businesses for a model-driven product lifecycle. We will also introduce a maturity model for enterprise modeling and configuration capabilities.

CLM Summit Goals in the Advancement of CLM:

As stated in the CLM Declaration produced last year, the overall goals of the Summit are clearly defined, and will also act as indicators for the 2016 Summit:

  • Vision and Strategy
  • Cross-Functional CLM Collaboration
  • Improved Product Development
  • Business Transformation to Embrace CLM
  • Open and Interoperable CLM Platform and Standards

You will be able to find details on the Wiki page for CLM, here: Configuration Lifecycle Management



Keynote speaker at CLM Summit 2016 Europe - Martin Neff, Audi

Martin Neff

Complexity Manager, Audi

Martin Neff has worked at Audi since 1998, first as a design engineer in the predevelopment of car body and interior concepts and then as a development engineer of frontal protection systems. Additionally, he worked as team coordinator for airbag and sensor systems, head of seat safety/car body security, and in project management of X/D series; culminating as […]

Presetentation Title:

History, Status and next step of Audi’s complexity program - How tools and data are involved in optimizing part spectres

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Joseph Anderson

VP of Global Services, Institute of Configuration Management

Joseph Anderson has more than 18 years of experience within the automotive, aerospace, marine and defense industries. He has held various management positions and has implemented multiple global capability improvement solutions.

Presetentation Title:

Transformational Change: Embedding Integrated Process Excellence

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Martin Stettinger

Senior Researcher, Graz University of Technology

Martin Stettinger studied Software Development and Business Economics at Graz, University of Technology and received his PhD in Computer Science 2016 with honors. His research interests include recommendation-supported e-Learning, human decision making & recommender systems and include amongst others recommendation technologies for group decision tasks, different aspects of human learning and decision behavior as well […]

Presetentation Title:

Recommendation Technologies for Configurable Products

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Elmar Schaab

Global PLM Program Manager, ABB

ABB Electrification Products Global PLM Program Manager. As the Global PLM Program Manager, Elmar leads ABB EP PLM vision. Prior roles include Global IT Manager, Process Consultant, Software Designer and Electronics Engineer. His experiences include business process optimization and implementation of global software applications This presentation is a joint presentation between Elmar Schaab, Anand Kothalkar and Ram […]

Presetentation Title:

CLM - The Technology ABB uses to strategically integrate R&D Manufacturing and Sales

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Anand Kothalkar

Lead Consultant, Infosys

Anand Lead Consultant for Infosys, is responsible for Product Configuration Program at ABB. Engaged in Business Process Optimization and Solution Definition for Product Configuration. He was earlier responsible for roll out of Global PLM Solution across various manufacturing and Design location of ABB. Before ABB, Anand was responsible for Business Process Definition and Optimization, Solution […]

Presetentation Title:

CLM - The Technology ABB uses to strategically integrate R&D Manufacturing and Sales

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Ram Kulkarni

Head of Engineering Services Europe, Infosys

Ram leads Engineering Services for Infosys in Europe. Ram came to Infosys after having served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cybernetic Research Labs a Company focused on bringing to the manufacturing industry in India the highest calibre engineering, design, automation and ICT services. Before CRL Ram served as the Special Advisor to the President […]

Presetentation Title:

CLM - The Technology ABB uses to strategically integrate R&D Manufacturing and Sales

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Matthew M. O’Kane

Commercial Operations, ABB

Matt is currently the leader for Commercial Operations for ABB’s Electrification Product Business in North America based in Memphis, TN. Matt also directs ABB’s e-Configure initiative in North America and has significant experience leading multiple digital marketing projects. Over the last 10 years Matt has led the successful development and deployment of a cloud based […]

Presetentation Title:

Configurators Drive Efficiency and Improve Customer Satisfaction

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David Loomans

Manager Sales & Marketing Systems, Greenheck Fan Corporation

Cycling 10,000 km in one year is no small feat for a 50-something amateur cyclist, but that is exactly what Dave Loomans attempts each year. Long hours in the saddle provide the perfect setting to contemplate the challenges of configuration management that bridge both systems of engagement (eCommerce) and systems of record (ERP). Dave leads […]

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Monday October 17th

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Welcome reception and dinner (Sunset Terrace)


Tuesday October 18th

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast buffet (Pavilion)
8:30 AM Sessions begin (Pavilion)

  • Welcome
    Henrik Reif Andersen, CEO and Co-founder of Configit
  • Opening Keynote, Importance of CLM for Audi
    Martin Neff, Complexity Manager at Audi
  • Recommendation Technologies for Configurable Products
    Martin Stettinger, Senior Researcher at Graz University of Technology
10:30 AM Coffee break
10:45 AM Sessions begin (Pavilion)

  • Transformational Change, Embedding Integrated Process Excellence
    Joseph Anderson, VP of Global Services at the Institute of Configuration Management
  • History, Status and next steps of Audi’s complexity program
    Martin Neff, Complexity Manager at Audi
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Sessions begin (Pavilion)

  • Embedded Configuration in the Internet of Things
    Henrik Reif Andersen, CEO and Co-founder of Configit
  • Configurators Drive Efficiency and Improve Customer Satisfaction
    Matthew O´Kane, Commercial Operations at ABB
2:45 PM Coffee break
3:15 PM Sessions begin (Pavilion)

  • Fully Realized Configuration Lifecycle Management
    Tim Baynes, VP Global Marketing and Product Strategy, Configit
    Thomas Randrup, SVP Global Emerging Business, Configit
  • End to End Implementation
    Elmar Schaab, ABB, Ram Kulkarni & Anand Kothalkar, Infosys
  • Wrap Up
    Scott Perdue, President of Configit Inc.
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Cocktails & dinner (Sunset Terrace, North)


Wednesday 19, Oct

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast buffet (Pavilion)
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (Sabal)

  • Configit VT Technology and VT Cloud & Configit CLM Roadmap
    Henrik Hulgaard, CTO, Configit
9:30 AM Break (switch to track rooms)
9:45 AM Track sessions begin
Configit CLM Technology
(Sentry 1-2)
CLM Best Practice
(Sentry 3-4)
Configit Model
Introduction and demo
Jesper Moeller, Product Manager
Greenheck’s Journey Into Agile Development with Configit Dave Looomans, Greenheck
Configit Build
Introduction and demo
Thomas Randrup, SVP Emerging Business
Configit iHear Case Study
Scott Perdue, Configit
Configit Ace
Introduction and demo
Henrik Hulgaard, CTO

Multi-Pathway, Multi-Directional Communication of Product Option Architecture
Robert Eramo, Director, Engineering Sales Operation Group, Lam Research Corporation
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (Pavilion)
Configit Quote
Introduction and demo
Jesper Moeller, Product Manager

Bill Grow, Johnson Electric

Rick Smethers, Schneider Controls
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM CLM Summit wrap up (Sabal)
Henrik Reif Andersen, CEO and co-founder of Configit

Event Details


The CLM Summit 2016 North America will be held at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa, located approximately an hour from Fort Myers, Florida.

Attendees at the CLM Summit can make use of special rates ($149,- per day for a Single Room) at the resort during the event if you book before Sep. 21. After registering for the event you will receive an email containing a link enabling you to book your room at the special rate.


Getting There

Please find the directions for how to get there, here.