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October 23 – 25

Beyond the Enterprise

CLM Beyond the Enterprise:
The Must-Attend Configuration Event of 2017

Configit’s CLM Summit is the forum where technologists, business leaders, analysts and researchers connect with peers and explore technologies and strategies for Configuration Lifecycle Management.

THis year’s attendees will hear from top analysts and innovators on trends in the PLM, CRM, ERP, CPQ and IoT sectors. During this two-day mix of lectures, round table discussions and collaborative sessions, the Summit will facilitate the exchange of ideas to master product complexity while increasing business agility and speed to market.

Looking beyond the walls of the enterprise, there are important challenges in terms of how products are developed, sourced, delivered, and serviced in the field. Under this year’s theme “CLM: Beyond the Enterprise,” we will explore the future of CLM from several vantage points, including joint collaborative development, cross-enterprise supply chains, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and the rapid digitization of products.

The CLM Summit will also be the launch pad for the new generation of Configit products. These products represent the next frontier in configuration lifecycle management, using cloud technology to empower new types of configuration processes both within and beyond the enterprise.


Heather Ashton

Research Manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights

Heather Ashton is Research Manager for IDC Manufacturing Insights responsible for the service innovation practice. Ms. Ashton’s core research coverage includes the customer and service lifecycles in manufacturing, including CX and UX, field service, and warranty, as well as the impact of connected products on customer engagement and service transformation. Based on her coverage of […]

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Peter A. Bilello

President, CIMdata Inc.

Peter Bilello, President of the strategic management consulting and research firm CIMdata—an internationally recognized authority on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)—has more than 29 years of experience in the development of business-enabling information technology (IT) solutions for research, engineering, and manufacturing organizations worldwide. He has participated in PLM analysis, selection, implementation, and training; CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM implementation and […]

Presetentation Title:

Configuration Management — An Extended Enterprise Discipline

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Louis Columbus

Principal and member of the senior management team, IQMS

Louis Columbus also teaches graduate-level marketing and international business courses at a variety of universities and is a contributing columnist for Forbes. His background includes marketing, product management, sales, and industry analyst roles in the enterprise software and IT industries. Louis has an MBA from Pepperdine University and completion of the Strategic Marketing Management and […]

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Joseph Anderson

Vice President of Services, The Institute for Process Excellence

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. Joseph is the Vice President of Services at the Institute for Process Excellence. He holds executive-level authority for the IpX global services organization which is responsible for introducing […]

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Rajat Bhattacharya

Digital Leader, Global BU Protection & Conn., ABB Electrification Products Div.

In the current role at ABB Mr. Bhattacharya is driving various Digital Transformation initiatives which includes the implementation and rollout of Enterprise Configuration solutions. The recent past was occupied with implementation and rollout of Configuration solutions across multiple Business Units of ABB’s Electrification Products Division as well as filling the role of Global Process Owner […]

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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.

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Anders T. Laursen

Senior Specialist, Configuration Management, Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Anders T. Laursen manages a team of 13 specialists in Configuration Management with responsibility for the creation and governance of product configurators used in wind turbines. As a Senior Specialist, Anders plays a key role in defining and implementing the company’s future Agile Configuration Solution by ensuring governance and cross-functional collaboration of configuration complexity. With […]

Presetentation Title:

Management of configuration complexity across a global value chain

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Rolf Kiilerich Andersen

Turbine Configuration Specialist, Release Management, Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Rolf Kiilerich Andersen is a part of the turbine software department at Vestas Wind Systems A/S handling the software development and maintenance of 40.000+ turbines. Rolf started out in the field of acoustics, and has spent the last 13 years working within product configuration and software development processes. At Vestas, Rolf is responsible for the […]

Presetentation Title:

Managing complex configurable products in the field

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David Loomans

Manager Sales & Marketing Systems, Greenheck Fan Corporation

Dave leads a team at Greenheck Corporation that has created a 100% cloud and microservices based application for product selection, configuration, pricing, and quotation. Configit Model and Runtime are key components of this implementation. Cycling 10,000 km in one year is no small feat for a 50-something amateur cyclist, but that is exactly what Dave […]

Presetentation Title:

CLM: Usage in the Building Designs Process

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Henrik Reif Andersen

CEO, Professor, Co-founder, Configit

Henrik Reif is co-founder and CEO of Configit A/S. With more than 25 years experience in IT development and research, Henrik Reif holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Aarhus and is a Professor of Computer Science.

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Henrik Hulgaard

CTO, PhD, Co-founder, Configit

Henrik is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at  Configit A/S. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and is an Associate Professor of Computer Science. An author of more than 25 international articles, Henrik is responsible for the overall technology vision for Configit.

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Jesper Blak Møller

Product Manager Quote & Model, PhD, Configit

Jesper holds a PhD in Computer Science and has worked with product modelling and configuration solutions at Configit for over 15 years. Jesper is the Product Manager for the Quote and Model products, and he has extensive knowledge about rule based systems, SAP variant configuration, and modelling and pricing of complex products. Before his role […]

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Laura Beckwith

Product Manager, Ace, Configit

Laura Beckwith has recently made the move from the lead UX (user experience) position to Product Manager of Ace. Since 2010 she has been working with Configit’s customers to understand how the products can best accommodate user needs. Laura holds a PhD in Computer Science. Her research focused on designing programming environments for non programmers […]

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Jesper Jæger Henriksen

Product Manager Build, Configit

Jesper holds a M.Sc. from the Technical University of Denmark in Mathematical Modelling and Computing and has been with Configit for 5 years. Jesper has prior experience as Senior Configuration Engineer in Configit’s delivery department and thus has a comprehensive understanding of the Build product and its applications. In addition, Jesper is the author and […]

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Monday October 23rd

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Registration & welcome reception
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Networking dinner



Tuesday October 24th

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast buffet
8:00 AM – 5:00PM Conference
  • Welcome
  • Keynote speakers
  • Industry speakers
  • Customer presentation
  • Track sessions
  • Group Recap
  • Wrap-up
6:15 PM Transfer from Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibition, cocktails & dinner
10:00 PM Transfer from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront



Wednesday October 25th

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast buffet
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference
  • Keynote speakers
  • Industry speakers
  • Customer presentation
  • Track sessions
  • Summit wrap-up

Track A: CLM beyond the Enterprise

Track B: NACUF*


* The North American Configuration Users Forum (NACUF) is a member-driven forum for users of any configuration software with the common goal of sharing best practices and helping each other solve configuration problems. Each member may have unique needs, but all have the common conference goals to Learn, Teach, Network, Experience, & Enjoy. NACUF face-to-face meetings are held 1-2 times a year and are organized by a leadership team that ensures minimal overhead with maximum return to attendees.

Event Details


The CLM Summit 2017 will be held at Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, located on the Space Coast, approximately an hour from Orlando, Florida.

Attendees at the CLM Summit can make use of special rates (from $149,- per day) at the resort during the event if you book before September 22nd. After registering for the event you will receive an email containing a link enabling you to book your room at the special rate.


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