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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



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 […]

Presetentation Title:

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing: Creating Ecosystem Experiences

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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 […]

Presetentation Title:

10 Strategies For Revolutionizing Customer Relationships with CLM

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Joseph Anderson

Vice President of Services, The Institute for Process Excellence

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 business and digital transformation for IpX clients. Joseph has a wide breadth of industry experience that has spanned 20 years.  

Presetentation Title:

Beyond the Enterprise: Meeting the Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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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 […]

Presetentation Title:

ABB Electrification Products Division’s approach towards building an Enterprise Configuration Solution

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Elmar Schaab

Global PLM Program Manager, ABB

As ABB Electrification Products 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.

Presetentation Title:

Enterprise Configuration and Beyond

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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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Jignesh Vaidya

Client Partner, Tata Consultancy Services

Brief Summary Global Client Partner & Management Consultant, Based in Europe since Jan 2007 Manufacturing Innovation & Transformation Consulting Lead for EU & UK. CxO consulting for key Manufacturing organizations. Key Areas of Expertise Global Supply Chain Management & Transformation Digital Transformations across Product Lifecycle Management, Product Data, Customer Experience and Manufacturing Plant Operations leveraging […]

Presetentation Title:

Collaborative CPQ : Trends Ahead

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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.

Presetentation Title:

CLM in the Cloud

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Thomas Randrup

Executive Vice President, Strategic Business, Configit

Thomas Randrup holds a PhD in Mathematics from the Technical University of Denmark & Maersk (Industrial Research Fellow) and an Executive Diploma in Managing IT Software and Service Strategically from Copenhagen Business School. He is responsible for proposing, planning, initiating, and executing new projects in relation to strategic business development initiatives in Configit that typically […]

Presetentation Title:

How to improve the utilization of a CLM system - Findings on CLM Maturity Model

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Timothy Baynes

Executive Vice President, Product Strategy & Marketing, Configit

Tim Baynes has focused on product configuration and closely-related disciplines since 1997. He has led software selections and implementations in a number of industries including Automotive, High-Tech, and Industrial Manufacturing. Prior to joining Configit, Tim was the CPQ Research Director for Gartner Research. He is responsible for Product Strategy and Marketing for Configit.

Presetentation Title:

CLM 2017: The State of the Art

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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 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.